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Montage: 20 Rooms with Cherry Blossom Branches

It’s cherry blossom time. I know this not from seeing cherry blossoms outside my window (unfortunately), but from seeing so many on Pinterest. I don’t think Boston is big in cherry blossoms. In my neighborhood it’s magnolia trees that bloom like crazy, though not quite yet. If you’re wild about cherry blossoms, when you’re done scrolling through these, click over to my “Cherry Blossoms in the Home” post on Wayfair’s blog today too.

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Laura Green, L. Green Studios
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles Inspiration House 2011
(walls are hand-stenciled)

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Photographer Carolyn Barber  -  House to Home

Cherry Blossoms Mural

Home & studio of photographer Manolo Yllera
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W Design Interiors

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Palmerston Design Consultants

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A Beach Cottage

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Dreamy Whites

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Lilla Blanca

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Design Within Reach

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SF Girl by Bay

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Canadian House & Home 
(Clarence House “Flowering Quince” wallpaper)

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Supon Phornirunlit, Naked Decor
Photographer Larry Olson

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Domino

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Frank Babb Randolph  - Photographer Max Kim-Bee

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Platemark Design

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Photographer Maria Isabel Hansson for Hus & Hem 
(Marimekko “Lumimarja” wallpaper)

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Photographer Jessica Pages  -  Design Sponge

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Katie Ridder

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Kristine Mullaney
Photographer Russ Mezikofsky for Boston Globe Magazine 

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Flowers by Rhoads Garden
Christian Oth Photography Studio

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Photographer Michael J. Lee

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vi a Shoebox Decor

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Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo
Bringing Nature Home (Rizzoli, 2012)

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Art on Bookshelf Fronts

By now you know we have a lot of artwork. We’ve been diligent about hanging, but there are plenty of pieces propped against the wall, and worse, hiding in cabinets and behind furniture, but in some cases we’ve gotten creative. While we haven’t hung art on the fronts of our built in bookshelves, I did recently grab a hammer and nail to hang a lovely nude drawing by Chaim Gross on the frame of the bay window in the living room. I love the way it adds a touch of color and movement to an otherwise bland surface. (The blinds have got to go.)

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My Back Bay living room

In related news, my second blog post for Wayfair went live today: “8 Ways to Display Art.” Today’s post is taken from tip #6: Be Brave with Bookshelves. Here are 34 rooms that do just that. Would you try it? Here’s a secret. . . we mounted our flat screen television to the bookshelves in the family room. Didn’t think the shelves would still be functional, but they’re actually fine for DVDs.

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Skona Hem

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Blair Voltz Clarke • Lonny

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Jan Showers

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Home of chef Alex HitzHouse Beautiful

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Home of designer Lindsey BondHouse Beautiful
Photograph by  Jonny Valiant

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Michael S. SmithElle Decor

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Home of Bruce Glickman and Wilson Henley
Elle Decor

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Photographed by William Waldron

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Celerie Kemble

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Photographed by Tria Giovan

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Restoring a House in the City by Ingrid Abramovitch

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Miles Redd

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Eric Cohler

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Pottery Barn

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Mr. Peacock • Design*Sponge

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Fernando Bengoechea of Markham Roberts

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Lonny

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Home of Libertine clothing designer Johnson Hartig
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Katie Lydon

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Elle Decor

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20×200 for West Elm

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Canadian House & Home

Douglas Friedman for Domino Magazine

Domino

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Domino

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Domino

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Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors

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Better Homes & Gardens

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL CAROL CURTIS SARAH NORWOOD GUEST ROOM

Carol Curtis and Sarah Norwood • House Beautiful

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Photographed by Victoria Pearson for Martha Stewart

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Tamzin Greenhill

 

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves

Montage: 32 Interiors with Nude Artwork

Montage: 44 Interiors with Oversize Artt

 

 

 

 

 

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Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas

Why gray sofas? First, I apologize for missing two days of blogging. I took a quick day trip to Connecticut to visit a friend. A friend who has so much faith in my taste that she has hired me to decorate her gorgeous new apartment in New York City. You didn’t realize that I’m an interior designer? I’m not! This very loyal friend is confident that through my writing and research, experience overseeing the building and renovations of my own places, and years of absorbing interior images, that I can do this. Or rather, we can do this. It’s definitely a collaboration. And really fun.

I’ll mainly be choosing furnishings. The project doesn’t involve any construction, kitchens, or bathrooms. The apartment is brand new and will be delivered finished and pristine. We  will pick paint colors, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture. The budget is similar to what I would spend if it were my own home, which makes it a lot easier. I’m nervous, but excited.

We’ve decided to go with a gray sofa in her living room. We’re thinking about a serene white and gray scheme, or white and gray with green accents. The dining room is in the same space, so we can play with that too. I’m sure I’ll be treating you to a lot of posts inspired by our deliberations and eventual decisions.

Vita Designs

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House to Home

Photographer David Duncan Livingston

Marcelo Lucini’s Buenos Aires apartment

Steven GambrelElle Decor

Greg Natale

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Katie Ridder

via The Aestate

Andrew Flesher Interiors

Burley Katon HallidayElle Decor

Photographer Francesca Mantovani via French by Design

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Home of Joanna Berryman of Matrushka

Katie Lydon

Anthony Baratta

Dwell Studio

Home of stylist/photographer Elisabeth Dunker via Design Sponge

via Apartment Therapy

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Steven Gambrel - Elle Decor

Burnham Design

Home of Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks - Metropolitan Home

Emily Summers

Courtney Cox’s Malibu home – Trip HaenischElle Decor

Axel Vervoordt

Jonathan Adler

 Ix Design

Turner Davis Interiors - Elle Decor

reader’s home – Cote de Texas

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Photographer Manolo Yllera

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bloggers own sofa (IKEA) - Pretty Petals blog

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Crate & Barrel

Ashe + Leandro

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Daniel M. Pafford

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment via Habitually Chic

Greg Natale

 Emily Robinson of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home
Architects Jim Poteet & Patrick Ousey - Interior designer Joel Mozersky

Emily Summers

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Sally Wheat Interiors

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Burnham Design

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Montage: 40 Painted Built-In Bookshelves (Blue, Green, Black, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple . . .)

I love the richness of the painted woodwork in these rooms. The tones are of course, much deeper than I would dare to go in my own home. Most of the time. A couple of years ago, inspired by such shelving, I actually had my husband paint the built-in bookcases in our family room a deep purple. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great either. We’ve since gone back to white, with taupey greige walls, compliments of the whole family room re-do. But still, it doesn’t stop me from admiring the work of designers accomplished enough to pull it off, particularly Katie Ridder, who does it with great panache, in monochromatic and highly contrasty spaces, and also, Miles Redd. Which colors do you love best?

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Lindsey Coral Harper

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Designer Eric Gartner  -  Photographer Tim Street-Porter

Collette van den Thillart of Nicky Haslam Design

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Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder

Photographer Diane Sagnier  –  The Socialite Family

Jan Showers

Jonathan Adler

Miles Redd   –  Photographer Simon Upton

 Miles Redd   –  Photographer Simon Upton

Todd Alexander Romano

Katie Ridder

 Domino

Country Living

 Katie Ridder

 Miles Redd

Elle Decor Espana

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Susan Sargent  -  Photographer Eric Roth

Martha Stewart Living

Techentin Buckingham Architecture

Katie Ridder

Amanda Nisbet

Angie Hranowsky - Domino

Martha Stewart Living

David Kaihoi  - House Beautiful

Charles Spada

Inès de la Fressange’s Paris office - The Selby

Corinne Gilbert, Mc&Co. –  Photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna

Photographer John Bedell

Michael RichmanMetropolitan Home

Domino

Hus & Hem

Traditional Home

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Raji Radhakrishnan  -  Metropolitan Home

Photographer Guido Barbagelata

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Carrot Currency: 20 Spring Shoes and 15 Rooms to Match

I put  together this design/fashion post to welcome Macy’s to the site. I thought it would be fun to pair colorful  spring shoes from the department store with 15 my favorite rooms. (I mean, what’s better than shoes and interior design, right, especially when someone pays you look at it!) I found some really cute looks.

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The chambray walls set a casual tone in this  room designed by Jamie Drake. But it’s not without glamor, thanks to the brass side tables and lamps and sleek loveseat with celery green tufted cushion. The trio of summery patterns adds back major, summery fun.  SHOES: INC International Concepts Belvin Slingback Wedges ($80.10) and INC International Concepts Roslin Wedges ($59.99) .

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I found this crisp, summery room on the blog Bright, Bold, Beautiful. The turquoise and green scheme are exactly that of our house on the Cape; a combo I never get tired of. I love the glass lamp and the fun painted floor paired with the more glam mirrored nightstand. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Evangela Platforms ($110).

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Another turquoise and lime palette, this one by New York City-based designer Katie Ridder, who is one of my favorites. This is her parent’s dining room, and appears in her book. I love the more formal dining furniture and chandelier in this clearly summery locale. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Halyn Wedge Espadrille ($150)

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This Moroccan-inspired kitchen by Rum Interior Design, sourced from Apartment Therapy, is beautiful, with its soaring ceilings, painted cabinetry, and gorgeous tile work. SHOE: Fergie Shoes Corsage Sandals ($129.95).

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Chambray and white cotton duck is softened with a light wood coffee table and a series of pretty, uniformly framed artworks. Photo from Coastal Living magazine. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Lark Wedge Espadrille Cork Wedges ($135).

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This clear blue and white room with glossy black accents from House to Home magazine is perfection. I adore the George Nelson pendants, bentwood chairs, leafy wallpaper, and black-framed sliding door. SHOE: Jessica Simpson Malika Platforms ($98).

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I’ve always liked this tailored bedroom designed by Lynn Morgan and featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. The preppy colors and monogram pillow is tempered by the Rothko-like abstract art. SHOE: GUESS Tabari2 Patent Wedges with Studs ($99).

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Another orange room I like, this one designed by Atlanta-based lovely Melanie Turner. Great horse triptych and love the whimsical floral rug. SHOES: Mia Shoes Renegade Wedges ($47.20) and Nine West Larysa Gold Metallic Croc Platform Cork Wedges ($79).

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This bedroom is incredibly wonderful. Though the individual pieces are more fussy than I usually go for, I adore the way everything is put together, resulting in a brilliant outcome. Sophisticated and glam but not the least bit fussy. I love that there’s what looks to be a quirky black & white photo over the bed, showing that the designer/inhabitant doesn’t take things too seriously. SHOE: Ivanka Trump Violette Patent Slingback Pumps with Bow ($135).

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This art deco style wallpaper of stylized leaves is black and taupe is wonderful. Who knew black lacquer dining chairs could work so well? Los Angeles design firm From the Desk of Lola, obviously. The rug adds an air of relaxedness, and the brass sconces draws the eye up to the arched doorway. SHOE: GUESS Nancille Peep Toe Lace Platform Pumps ($79.20).

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Gold looks almost comfy when used with off-white walls, plain furniture and a well-worn wood floor. Hanging empty frames within frames is genius. Must hunt for some on eBay. Photo from Living Etc. SHOE: Badgley Mischka Lissa Gold Metallic Evening Pump with Rosette ($245).

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Kelly Wearstler at her best, with art deco inspired wallpaper that brings to mind a candy-colored dream world. A normally groovy sort of lamp is elevated with a brass finish, the perfect accompaniment to the gold keepsake box and perfume bottles. SHOES: CL by Laundry In Stride Cork Wedge ($59) and Marc Fisher Crank Gold Metallic Cork Wedges ($69).

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Super fun and brightly colored room (a guest room perhaps?) by New York designer Robyn Karp. I wish I knew the trick to making so many different patterns work so well together. I also love those built in lacquered drawers and shelves. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and Dr. Scholl’s Iris Thongs with Rosette ($45).

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A pair of purple pillows and deeply saturated landscape painting in shades of violet and red pick up on the colors in the gorgeous floral rug. There’s just enough color t0 seriously prettify an otherwise plain white room, featured in Elle Decor. SHOES: Steve Madden Beasst Platform Pumps ($99) and SHOES: Steve Madden Traisie Platform Pumps ($89).

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This room is an old favorite from Domino, with dark purple walls and serious suzani drapery. SHOE: Steve Madden Pammyy Ikat Platform Wedges ($99).

 

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Montage: 50 (More) Green Rooms

I posted 40 Green Rooms back in the summer of 2009, so it’s time for an update, especially since Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day. (Not that I’m Irish, but green is my favorite color.) Mint green is trending in fashion, but unfortunately, I didn’t come across many mint green interiors in my photo archives. Maybe that’s a whole other post down the line. Let me know if you’ve spotted any mint green rooms around the web.

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Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield
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Photographer Mark Bolton
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Miles Redd in Lonny
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Liz Levin Interiors
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Michael Richman in Metropolitan Home   |   Katie Stassi, Katie by Design
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Steven Gambrel in Elle Decor   |   Mary McDonald
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Meyer Davis Studio
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Jaime Drake, Drake Design Assoc.  |   via Design Attractor
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Photographer Mark Seleen
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Metropolitan Home   |   Katie Ridder Interior Design & Decoration
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Photographer Christine Bauer
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Photographer Carolyn Barber
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Stylist Heather Nette King
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Nathan Gibson Judd Architect   |   Janine Carendi, Area Interior Design

Alvhem Makleri & Interior
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D I N I N G    R O O M S  +  K I T C H E N S

Photographer Peter Margonelli
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Light Locations
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2 Michaels Design
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Coastal Living
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Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes   | Photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut
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House to Home
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Architects Fernlund + Logan
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A1 Architects
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Bricault Design
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Lynne Scalo Design
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Mary McDonald
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Elle Decoration Norway   |   David Cafiero in Lonny
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via Heart of the Matter   |   Apartment Therapy San Francisco
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Mary McDonald   |   John Loecke Interior Design
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David Hicks
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Photographer Dan Duchars    |   Photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes
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B A T H R O O M S

Paul Cha Architect  |   Country Living
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The Novogratz   |   The Viceroy Hotel
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Montage: Twin Beds

As we head into summer, I’ve been making plans with friends to visit me on the Cape. I’ll be out there full time starting mid-June , and I’ll no doubt be craving company. (On the bright side, I’ll have plenty of time to blog.) In any case, summer means summer houses, which means visitors, which means guest rooms. Here is a collection of rooms outfitted with two beds. Some are shared kids’ rooms, but most are spaces appropriate for grown ups, and plenty lovely enough to consider spending the night.

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Photos: Unidentified; Katie Ridder; Kenneth Brown Design; Domino; Cookie; unidentified; Nantucket residence; Kyle Timothy Home; Remodelista; unidentified; Rod Mickley; Laura Smera; Philip Gorivan; Easy Living; Cookie; Better Homes & Gardens via Elements of Style; Robin Pelissier; Emily Summers Design; Coastal Living; Domino; Domino; Cookie.

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Montage: Violet Interiors

ed-apri“Violet, you’re turning violet, Violet,” has always been one of my favorite lines from a movie. The sentiment is certainly fitting this season, as rosy purples, sweet lavenders, and deep aubergines persist in decidedly violet décors. I’m not a big pink person, and an overly obvious lavender feels a tad treacly, but violet, oh violet. Although violet was declared the new “it” color last year, Elle Decor is certainly still smitten (newest issue – April 2009 – on the left). And so am I.

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Photos: The Style Files, Katz residence, Domino, Jeff Andrews, Skona Hem, Skona Hem, Kaite Ridder, The Style Files, Apartment Therapy, Cookie, Living Etc., Living Etc., NEA, Apartment Therapy, Katie Ridder, Domino, Domino, Living Etc., Domino, Living Etc., Apartment Therapy, Living Etc., Sara Story, Living Etc., Apartment Therapy, Living Etc., Eric Roth Photograpy, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Domino, Domino, Domino, Design Your Wall, The Style Files, The Style Files, Verve Designer Collections.

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Montage: Zebras

I’m not the biggest fan of the animal print, but I must admit that these zebra print patterns achieve a certain pop. Jonathan Adler lurves zebra – three of these rooms are his designs. Two are boutique hotels designed by Kelly Wearstler. Mostly the poor guy’s skin is found on the floor, but it occasionally makes an appearance on upholstery. I like the zebra paired with pink, even if it’s reminiscent of the Good & Plenty. (Are those still around?) My favorite is the gray drapery next to the desk with the Chinese Chippendale chair – so subtle. Ashley Whittaker’s blue zebra print room is anything but subtle, and made quite the splash in Domino. It’s Rose Cummings’ Zebrine, the red version of which I actually featured in “Cover Ups,” the first piece I ever did for the Globe magazine.

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Photos: Viceroy Palm Springs Hotel designed by Kelly Wearstler, Eric Roth Photography, Domino, Shelly Riehl David, Erin Gates, House Beautiful, Wendy Blount, Jonathan Adler, The Tides South Beach designed by Kelly Wearstler, Palmer Weiss, Jenna Lyons’ dressing room, Katie Ridder, Nate Berkus, Domino, Margaret Ann McEver, Jonathan Adler, House Beautiful, Ashley Whittaker in Domino, Apartment Therapy, Jonathan Adler, Domino, House Beautiful, Living Etc., Ashley Whittaker, Sara Story, Domino, Domino, Domino, Domino.

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Montage: Adler Bamboos. Others Too.

In order to redeem myself, or at least prove that bamboo really is a style statement worth making, I’ve collected some chic examples, including two rooms designed by Jonathan Adler. I so love his lime Chinese Chippendale chairs. I think they’d be great in my dining room. A lot of these faux bamboo pieces have become really trendy, thanks to Kelly Wearstler and her dedicated followers of the Hollywood Regency style. Maybe too trendy?

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If you’ve decided you love the look, here are a few fab finds.

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Rooms: Jonathan Adler, Jonathan Adler, unidentified Boston area designer, Domino, Erin Gates, unidentified, Architectural Digest, Urban Source Chicago.

Furniture: Pieces, Pieces, Jonathan Adler, Main Street Fine Art & Antiques, Design Your Walls, Williams Sonoma Home.

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