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Montage: 28 Hallways With Inspired Pendant Lights (In Multiples)

When I first started putting together my most recent post for the Lamps Plus blog, “7 Hallway Lighting Ideas,” I didn’t realize how helpful it was going to be. I’m a big fan of statement lighting, even before everyone had to have it. (I used a trio of pendants in a guest room on the Cape, two frosted and one clear; the electrician thought my order was wrong.)

A stylist once told me that lighting is like jewelry for the home. So, why has it not occurred to me to add interesting lighting to our dreary downstairs hallway? True, the ceiling may be too low for pendant lights, but anything would be an improvement. Must investigate.

In the meantime here are 28 hallways with lights in multiples. There’s an array of styles, from classic schoolhouse pendants and traditional lanterns to industrial cage lights, and others. I actually love all those red cords of the bare bulbs in the home featured in Dwell. And I love how the succession of glossy black drum shades in the offices of fashion label By Malene Birger looks so sophisticated. Also love the copper pendants in the Jean Louis Denoit-designed hallway. So many great examples here.


Fox-Nahem Design  •  Architectural Digest


Lewis/Schoeplein Architects


Photo by Douglas Friedman


Sutton Suzuki Architects


Tim Barber Architecture


Home of Gather and Build blogger


Copenhagehn home of interior designer Tina Havmøller
Bo Bedre


2fORM Architecture


LGA Architectural Partners •  Dwell


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography




Robert Passal  •  TradHome 2011


Offices of fashion label By Malene Birger


John Maniscalco Architecture


Thomas Shafer Architects


Peacock Pavillions  •  Photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny


Jean Louis Deniot


Home of By Nord designer Hanne Berzant  •  Femina


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography


Photo by Lisbet Sporndly


Photo by Petra Bindel


Sandvold Blanda Architecutre + Interiors


Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Trent Bell


Parkyn Design


J. Marshall Porterfield Architecture


Kristin Rocke
Photo by William Waldron  •  TradHome 2013


Jean Louis Deniot

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Photo by Simon Devitt for Urbis Magazine

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Montage: 26 Rooms with Wood-Clad Feature Walls

Today I did a roundup on Design Milk of a dozen contemporary feature walls. Here’s an expanded version of 26 rooms with wood-clad feature walls. The array includes large sheets of wood to cover walls, like the first one below, as well as horizontal and vertical slats. Some have a clean, smooth finish, while some of the feature walls are more rustic, having been created from reclaimed wood boards. Our contractor in Florida suggested that along with the plywood floor we want to put down, we should cover the main wall too. It’s a good idea.


Photographer Frederick J. Uekert


Architect Flavia Gerab


Marianne Amodio Architecture

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 Vanni Archive Architectural Photography

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John Maniscalco Architecture




Pollen Architecture & Design •  Photographer Casey Dunn


Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home designed by Daniel Romualdez
Photographer François Halard for Vogue


William Massie
Photographer Karina Tengberg for Dwell

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Arent & Pyke  •  Lucas Allen Photography


Pollen Architecture & Design  •  Photographer Casey Dunn


Bower Architecture  •  Photographer Shannon McGrath

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 Studiomates office in Brooklyn photographed by Julia Robb


SHED Architecture & Design

Architectural photography from Austin, TX.

Miro Rivera Architects


Line Architects


Darren Palmer Interiors


Minarc  •  Photographer Art Gray


Fjall Lodge, Australia
Hecker Phelan & Guthrie  •   Salter Architects



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Slowpoke Espresso, Melbourne, Australia
Anne-Sophie Poirier of Sasufi


Photographer Angelita Bonetti for The Design-Files


Hilary Swank’s NYC apartment desigend by Mark Zeff
Photographer Simon Upton for Elle Decor


Briggs Edward Solomon


Briggs Edward Solomon

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Montage: 27 Interiors with Ikat Prints & Suaznis

The i k a t trend is holding fast and furious. So much so that Elle Decor, which has been touting the look for years (House Beautiful is a huge fan too), devoted a page to it in the front of the book this month. I promise to put a product post together too, but first, a collection of rooms with ikat elements, with some suzani thrown in. You’ve probably seen a lot of these before, but hopefully there are some new images too.

Elle Decor, May 2010

Credits read left to right, top to bottom.

Kathryn Ireland in House Beautiful; Furbish Design; Jonathan Berger in House Beautiful; Domino; Pappas Miron; Elle Decor

Moises Esquenaz; Sara Gilbane; House Beautiful; Jeffrey Bilhuber; Milnaric, Hentry & Zervudachi; John Wiley in House Beautiful

Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo in House Beautiful;  Amanda Nisbet; Maxime de la Falaise; House Beautiful; Todd Romano; Simon Upton’s in Elle Decor

“Absolutely Beautiful Things”; Domino

Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor

Eric Cohler in House Beautiful

John Maniscalco Architecture

Terrat Elms

Susie Sarlo of Beau Monde Interior Design

Rita Konig in T Mag blog

Betsy Brown in House Beautiful


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Montage: 22 Spaces with Sheepskin Throws

It makes sense that so many taste makers strew sheepskin throws on the furniture. Whether it’s to reinforce the cozy in an already dressed down space, soften a room that’s bit too sleek, or add texture to a monochromatic palette, the shaggy skins are undeniably a nice touch.

I was immediately drawn to the gray sheepskins that are thrown over the chairs in the third photo down. I could do that, I thought. I had seen the curly gray versions at IKEA. They’d make the perfect touch on my new gray sofa in the family room. At once inviting and edgy. So tempting. Until I thought about it. How many times a day do I replace the pillows and blankets that litter the floor? Did I want to add to the chore? Not so much. Oh well.

Maybe it’d work on my all white bed. Who am I kidding? I don’t make my bed . . .

Photos: photographer Laura Resen; stylist Leslie Siegel; photographer  Stellan Herner; Flickr-herz-allerliebst; Flickr-famapa; photographer Anna Kern; Digs by Katie; Flickr; Atticus & Milo; Erin Martin Design; John Maniscalco Architecture; Living Etc.; Mi Casa; photographer Rachel Smith; Apartment Therapy NY; Hotel Esplendor via Continuous Thread; Julianne Moore’s living room; Flickr-JHJapan; Elle Decor; photographer Trine Thorsen; Studio Isle Olde Bell Inn; architects Fernlund +  Logan; Emma’s Design Blogg via Remodelista; Apartment Therapy; architects Fernlund +  Logan; Bolig Magasinet.

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