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Montage: 16 Rooms with Asian Cabinets

Little known fact (if you haven’t known me forever): I was an Asian Studies/Chinese Language & Literature major in college. This otherwise rich course of study included just one Asian art history course. Said course included nothing as pedestrian as Asian furniture. I took a Chinese Art course later on, and that too was highbrow. We roamed the ceramics galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but never ventured near the furniture. (I actually don’t even know what kind of Asian furniture collection the Met has.)

Years later, here in Boston, I took a History of Furniture class at the BAC, but I don’t recall covering East or South Asian furniture in that either. Chairs from ancient Greece and Rome, yes. Louis this and that, Chippendale, of course, but nothing non-Occidental. Accidental?

That said, while I have a strong academic interest in various aspects of Asian culture, I can’t say I’ve been drawn to Asian furnishings for my house. (Perhaps if I knew the background, I’d be more included to integrate Asian pieces into the decor.) I’ve noticed lately, especially in British decor magazines, Asian furniture incorporated into Scandinavian-influenced spaces. It’s quite a modern look.

The  Chinese wedding cabinets (otherwise known as an armoire with Asian-style hardware), look quite good in black or a pop of color in all white spaces. There’s one instance below in which an unpainted, rustic wood Asian cabinet pairs perfectly with an Eames chair. And I’m intrigued by this Dynasty cabinet with lattice design. Here are 16 rooms that feature Asian cabinets in fresh ways.

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Photo by Peter Carlsson  •  Hus o Hem

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Photo by Kirsten Hinder  •  House & Home

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Jacques Grange Interior Design

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Angel At My Table

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Living Etc.

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Tessa Chrisp  •  NZ House & Garden

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Black Balloon Photography

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Home of Tine Kjeldsen, owner/designer of  Tine K Home  •  Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

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Abaton Architecture  •  Photo by Bethlehem Imaz

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House to Home

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Skona Hem

Chinese vintage bridal locker-baazar

Baazar

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Peter Wilds Design  •  Photo by Janis of Pinecone Camp  •  Anthology

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Montage: 25 Concrete Sinks, Showers, and Tubs

It’s like all of Pinterest is being paved over in concrete. It’s everywhere, polished and textural. It’s possible that the more aren’t actually concrete; perhaps some sort of stone. Not sure; some may actually be limestone. (Any experts out there?)  I’m not much for the rugged ones, but I love the feel of polished concrete. Our fireplace mantle on the Cape is done in the most wonderful shade of jade green colored concrete, made by a local artist. The hearth is flush with the oak floor, and I love to stand barefoot on it. So smooth and lovely. The current look though, isn’t colored concrete. It’s gray concrete, pretty much on any surface, in any room. Here are 25 concrete bathrooms.

Architect Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirand Architecture

David Kohn Architects Concrete Bathroom

David Kohn Architects

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Côté Sud 

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 Taverne Agency

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Abaton Architecture

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Francois Muracciole Architects – Agathe Perroy Interiors

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via Apartment Therapy

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Femina  

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Photographer Stellan Herner for Swedish Elle Interior

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photographer Martin Dyrløv

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unidentified

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Skona Hem

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 Taverne Agency

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 M. Elle Design

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Solenne de La Fouchardiere of Ochre

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Photographer Paul Ryan Goff -

Color Pops in Concrete Bathroom LIving Etc.

Living Etc. -

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 Fábio Galeazzo

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a house in Italy

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ABK Tiles

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Architects Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa
Photographer Fran Parente -

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Cox & Cox -

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Montage: 24 Rooms That Use Baskets Right

I’m not sure yesterday’s woven basket post was such a hit. I know, like I said, I’m not a huge basket fan either. Perhaps I really should have provided the Montage first. Because woven baskets can be just the right touch, especially in a sophisticated ensemble. Look .  .  .

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 Architectural Digest

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Nybrogatan 57

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B&B Italia

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

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IKEA via Cote Maison

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Home of Jonathan Lo, the editor of Happy Mundane
via Oh | Design

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Photographer Klas Sjöberg for Lantliv

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IKEA catalog 2010

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via Emmas Design Blogg

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A Beautiful Mess

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Hannah Blackmore Photography

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Stylist Karine Kong – Bodie and Fou

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Krista Keltanen Photography

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Bolig Magasinet

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Domino ( ? )

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Tom Scheerer

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Home of photographer Kristin PerersElle Decoration

Nuevo Estilo Eclectic Kitchen

Nuevo Estilo

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Stephen Falcke

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M. Elle Design  –  Elle Decor
photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna

rosie brown via sfgirlbybay : victoria smith

Stylist Rosie Brown – Papa Stour

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photographer Tria Giovan

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Montage: 40 Kitchens in Every Color of the Rainbow

I’m down in Florida last week, and although the condo still needs work, I haven’t quite motivated to do anything. I had the pink tiles and tub in the master bath reglazed, but that’s about it. Mostly I’m waiting for the contractor to say he can start. We’re not doing a lot—the main objective is to put down a new floor, tear off the wallpaper, and repaint. Those are the must-do projects.

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Kitchen Before Blue Backsplash

The kitchen is fine, once we get the nautical wallpaper down. (Big thanks to my husband who ordered the perfect white shade and installed it, replacing the painfully outdated navy Venetian blind.) The appliances are not fancy, but they work (though honestly, how does anyone live full time with a fridge with a top freezer?) The countertops are white tile, and there’s a miniature backsplash of varying shades of blue tile. Not ideal, since they’re cobalt rather than Tiffany blue, but we’ll make it work. Right now the cabinets are an ugly, very glossy,  bone color with even uglier round black knobs. Obviously the knobs are an easy fix. But what color to paint the cabinets. Probably just white, but it’s fun to imagine . . .

Turquoise Kitchen Island Floor

William Diamond and Anthony Baratta
Photographer Tria Giovan – House Beautiful

Turquoise Glass Backsplash White Cabinets

 Living Etc.

Turquoise Painted Kitchen Cabinets Tolix Chairs

Better Homes & Gardens

Blue Painted Butler's Pantry Kitchen

Miles ReddVeranda

Teal Blue Kitchen Walls Farm Sink

Photographer Miki Duisterhof

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Photo by kitchen designer Susan Serra
at  IMM Cologne Living-Kitchen Fair

Gray Kitchen Cabinets Classic

Home of Jamie and Byron with Roux
Apartment Therapy San Francisco

J. Randall Powers Houston Interior Decorator Teal Kitcheb

J. Randall Powers Interior Decoration

Mint Green Kitchen Cabinets

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Dusty Green Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets

Better Homes & Gardens

Emerald Green Kitchen Cppper Pendant Light

Photographer Pernilla Hed – Skona Hem 

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Susanna Bilardo of Enoki

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Skona Hem

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Dwell

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Miles Redd – House Beautiful

16-Bruce-Bolander-Green-Kitchen

Architect Bruce Bolander

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Home of interior designer Estrella Salietti

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Single Speed Design ArchitectureDwell

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Gideon MendelsonHouse Beautiful

Chartreuse Green Classic Kitchen Cabinetry

House Beautiful

Yellow and White Kitchen Skylight

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Photographer Sean Fennessy

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Capri Suite Hotel in Anacapri, Italy
Zeta Studio Architects

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via Apartment Therapy

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Architectural Digest Spain

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Studio Cerri

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Studiomama

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Mark English Architects

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S+H Construction

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Mae Brunken Designs

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Photographer Karina Tengberg

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Desire to Inspire

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Burr and McCallum Architects

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House Beautiful

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Elle Decor

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Agnes Catherine Baumiller Kossowska – Photographer Rafal Lipski

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Stylist Lo Bjuruif  – Photographer Magnus Anesund


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Montage: 25 Fresh White Interiors with Crystal Chandeliers

Today, the topic of my blog post on Style Illuminated is turning on the romance in the bedroom with a crystal chandelier. Traditional rooms aren’t the only ones in which a dose of crystal can do some good. Sleeker spaces, especially those bathed in white look fabulous with sparkling crystal dangling from above. Case in point, these 25 rooms.

AT photographer Adriano Bacchella Med style

Photographer Adriano Bacchella

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Living Etc.

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Katrine Martensen-Larsen of KML Design

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Light Locations

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Light Locations

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Style at Home

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Skona Hem

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House Beautiful

the style files RUSTIC CHAND

The Style Files

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Photographer Line Klein

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Ryan Korban – Lonny 
Photographer Patrick Cline

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Marie Claire Italia

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Elle Decor

Samantha Pynn HGTV

Samantha Pynn

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The Style Files

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Anatomy Design

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Othilia Thalund

Light Locations 4

Light Locations

Light Locations 7

Light Locations

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Photographer Rachel Whiting

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An apartment in Barcelona – Trendland

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Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living
by Mark Bailey and Sally Bailey
Photographer Debi Treloar

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Home of Camilla who owns decor shop Milla Boutique

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Home of Nacho Polo – Elle Decor

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