The white and pale wood decor combo has been going on for a while, but I still really like it. I decided to do our Delray Beach condo (where we are right now, for two weeks!), in that scheme with pops of color. So far, no color, but lots of white and wood. The CB2 Woody dining table designed by Lime Studio arrived (it’s half price now; not sure why nobody wants it, I love it), along with a pair of natural beech Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist for Design House Stockholm. Plus we did a multiple hour IKEA shop and brought home four VILMAR chairs, two natural birch, two white laminate. The KARLSTAD sofa in white with birch legs will be delivered on Friday. (I’ll post a photo later this week, if you promise not to retch at the still not torn up white wall-to-wall carpet.)
In the spirit of spreading the white and wood love far and wide, I also posted “Design Trend: White and Wood” on the Lamps Plus Style Illuminated blog, which I hope you’ll check out. But first (finally) 30 white and wood rooms.
Bates Masi Architects
Provence home of interior designer Jacqueline Morabito
Photographer Martin Morell • The Telegraph
Elle Interior Sweden
Toronto home of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman
via Apartment Therapy
Milk Magazine – Milk Decoration N°5
Kelly Deck Design
A house in Quito, Ecuador
Adrian Moreno Núñez and Maria Samaniego Ponce, Arquitectura X
Briggs Edward Solomon
Ritch Holben, RH Design
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
(my blog post about this home)
Katrine Martensen-Larsen, KML Design
Piet-Jan van den Kommer
Photographer Joland Kruse
Jamie Bush & Co.
A 125-square-foot house in Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer Warren Heath
Home of Jane Cumberbatch of Pure Style
via Design Sponge
Photographer Keiko Oikawa
Weitzman Halpern Design
Photographer Raul Candales
Architects Murdock Young
Gundry & Ducker Architects
Caspar Mork-Ulnes, SF OSL Architecture
Photographer Janne Peters
I’ve been looking at a lot of rugs lately. I’m intent on reclaiming my kids’ playroom as a family space that all can enjoy, rather than a pigpen covered in LEGOS. (Does anyone really need an entire city space, complete with bay window, dedicated to primary colored plastic bricks?) As I was contemplating the best way to replace the dot marker and glitter stained sensible wool sisal (not that you could see it under the aforementioned LEGOS), my editor at the Globe asked me to put together a spread of colorful floor coverings (“Step On It“). Finally, I’d be paid to research redecorating my own house!
Like many a rug researcher before me, I fell hard for Madeline Weinrib Tibetan wools. And, the one I oh-so coveted, Lavender Chime, popped up on One King’s Lane for half price! Not so fast, it was still $4,000. (“Are you kidding me?” my husband not so gently asked. “You seriously want to put a $4,000 rug in a room where we’re going to watch movies and eat popcorn?”) Okay, not so much. On to plan B. Drag said husband to Crate & Barrel for an afternoon of rug and sofa shopping. That’ll teach him!
Anyway, here is an array of rooms using amazing patterned rugs. I love the way it punches up the space, with hardly any effort. There are two rooms with the Madeline Weinrib Black and White Endless. How many can you find with The Rug Company Swirl by Paul Smith?
Photos: Jackie Caradonio; Jordi Vayreda; M. Design; photographer Mark Lund; Tripod Agency; Flickr-Spring Globe; Hotel Frank in San Francisco; Moises Esquenzi in House Beautiful; photographer Mark Lund; Doug Meyer in Metropolitan Home; Desire to Inspire; Nancy Leib in Metropolitan Home; S.R. Gambrel; Mae Brunken Designs; Sixx Design; photographer Paul Costello; JFS Design; photographer Lisa Cohen; Spazio Rossi; Greg Natale Design; Living Etc.; Living Etc.; Alan Higgs Architects; photographer Jordi Canosa; Furbish Design; Stephanie Odegard in Metropolitan Home; Bolig Magasinet; Living Etc.; Fun on the Floor; Australian Vogue Living; Canadian House & Home; 315 Thomas blog via Made by Girl; stylist Paul Joseph Hopper; Living Etc.; unidentified; Flickr-iancr; photographer Jan Baldwin; photographer Stellan Herner; Studio Cerri & Associati; Matt Eastwood via Desire to Inspire; Pappas Miron; photographer Erik Johnson; Greg Natale Design; Laura Smera; architect Stephen Chung.
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