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Montage: 27 Rooms with Boucherouite Rugs

What is a boucherouite rug you ask? Boucherouite rugs (pronounced boo-shay-REET) have been a thing for a while, infesting design blogs and Pinterest for well over a year.  They’re the colorful Moroccan rugs that seem to have replaced the now ubiquitous Moroccan Ben Ourain rugs that are ivory with sparse black diamond-shape markings.

 The New York Times published a piece about boucherouite rugs in 2010, though it was an art review of the show  “Rags to Richesse: Rugs From Morocco”  at the Cavin-Morris Gallery, not a decor story. According to the NYT article, “boucherouite” means torn and reused clothing. Boucherouite rugs, the author points out, are really just a variation on the “humble rag rug” made by semi-nomadic Berbers. (Berbers, by the way, are an indigenous people of North Africa.)

Apparently, the style is relatively new, growing out of the collision of global interest in Berber culture and design and a scarcity of wool, given that Berbers have become increasingly less nomadic, herding fewer sheep, and producing reduced quantities of wool. In a resourceful turn, weavers began adding recycled fabric and less expensive, un-naturally dyed, brightly colored synthetic fibers into the mix. The results are celebratory. 

Here are 27 rooms with boucherouite rugs (and boucherouite style rugs), and a little shopping widget at the end, for those who must have one now.

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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Home of Tina Seidenfaden Busk
Photo by Louise Desrosiers  •   Milk Magazine

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Home of stylist/photographer Anne Millet  •  Handmade Charlotte

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Beldi Rugs

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Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen  •  Bolig Magasinet

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Milk Magazine

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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Browns Focus by Studio Toogood

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Stylist Sander van Eyck  •  Photographer Pam Kat  •  Carpet of Life

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Stylist Sander van Eyck  •  Photographer Pam Kat  •  Carpet of Life

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Matchbook Magazine

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Home of Dusen Dusen designer Ellen Van Dusen
Photo Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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The Beetle Shack

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El Ramla Hamra

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Ideat Magazine

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Pink Rug Co., Etsy

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San Francisco Girl By the Bay

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The Apartment

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The Apartment

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The Apartment

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The Socialite Family

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Photographer Julie Ansiau  •  Secret Berbere  •  Miluccia

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BCN Locations

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Fossik

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HK Living

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The Design Files Open House  •  Photo by Brooke Holm

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Montage: Same Chair, Different Colors

You see a lot of the mismatched dining chair look in magazines and blogs, but really, how many real people do you know that live like that? Even if one half of a couple wanted to curate just the right chairs, the other would likely protest. I suppose there are some quirky beach houses, passed down  and shared with extended families, that cultivate a mismatched dining chair ensemble by default.

One could however, get away with a more streamlined approach by choosing one style of chair, and using them in different colors. I used two each of white, charcoal, and robin’s egg blue Eames chairs for Meredith’s dining room; it looks really pretty and pulled together. It’s a fun look to do with chairs for the patio, where casual and fun are called for.

Mixing molded fiberglass Eames chairs is the most commonly seen execution, probably because they have long been available in a multitude of colors. But there are plenty of other options too. Or you could even start with pale wood chairs, and use paint to accent the legs, for a “dipped” look. Or mix woods or metals. Here are 16 dining rooms that use the same chair in different colors around the table.

E A M E S  E I F F E L  C H A I R

Virginia+Scott-dining Photo – Sean Fennessy

Photographer Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Ilse Crawford
Photographer Magnus Marding  •  New York Times T Magazine

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Photographer Louise Desrosiers for Milk

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T O L I X   M A R A I S  A  C H A I R

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Skona Hem

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T H O N E T  E R A  C H A I R

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

Hally’s Parsons Green
Alexander Waterworth Interiors  •  Photographer Helen Cathcart

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Est Magazine

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H A N S  J.  W E G N E R  W I S H B O N E  C H A I R

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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M U U T O  N E R D  C H A I R

Pastel Chairs By Muuto

Photographer Petra Bindel

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S O U T H W O O D  F L E M I N G  C H A I R

design sponge Armelle Habib for the photographs and to Catherine and Kate Delves for styling assistance

Photographer Armelle Habib  •  Design Sponge

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P I E T  H E I N  E E K  C H A I R

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Photographer Rene Mesman  •   Dwell

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J E A N  P R O U V É  C H A I R

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Design Sponge

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P H I L I P P E  S T A R C K  M A S T E R S  C H A I R

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Kartell

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A N D  O T H E R  C H A I R S 

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Nuevo Estilo

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Greifenstein Boyce Associates

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Stylist Marie Olsson Nylander  •  Photographer Sara Svenningrud
Residence Magazine

For colorful chair ideas, see yesterday’s post:
Get the Look: Colorful Dining Chairs

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Montage: 20 Kids’ Rooms with Storage Lockers

I know I did kids’ rooms already this week with 20 Sleeping Nooks, but it’s a kids room kinda week. Not just because I’m on the Cape where I love my kids’ rooms (one is absolutely orange, the other turquoise), but because I also rounded up contemporary kids rooms for Design Milk on Wednesday, and today, I guest blogged for Wayfair with 10 Kids’ Storage Solutions. Definitely click over there; it’s a useful post with great photos. Below, I’ve concentrated on one specific storage solution for kids’ room—storage lockers.

Storage lockers look really cute in kids’ bedrooms and playrooms, and obviously help control clutter (assuming you actually use them). I love the way it adds color to these rooms too. I was thinking of getting the white locker from IKEA for our Delray Beach condo as a console in the living area, but my husband is not a fan. Tall, school-style lockers are great for coats, obviously (I’ve seen mudrooms decked out with them), and for dress-up clothing. Or, you could do a whole row of them, locker room style, as an armoire-like substitute for a closet. Cubby style storage lockers are obviously better for toys. A low storage locker makes a good nightstand between two single beds. Get more ideas below.

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 The Woodsman Store

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ElizabethGordon

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via Apartment Therapy

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Photo by Julie Ranee-

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Living Agency-

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Glädje

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Tineke Triggs, Artistic Designs for Living

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6th Street Design School

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House & Home -

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Photo by Sharyn Cairns  –  Inside Out -

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unknown

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Vt Wonen -

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Milk Magazine

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Milk Magazine -

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Restoration Hardware -

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 The Woodsfolk Store

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Maison du Monde-

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House & Home  –  Photo by Angus Fergusson-

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101 Wonnideen

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Montage: 20 Kids’ Sleeping Nooks

I’ve done a handful of kids bedroom posts, but there is no end to the cuteness, not to mention variations. Today I got pretty specific, pulling together 20 sleeping nooks (or alcoves) for kids, inspired by the round-up of modern kids rooms I did today for Design Milk.

I love a good built-in. So much sleeker and more efficient than furniture. And for a kid it’s pretty much heaven. I mean, who doesn’t want to sleep in a fort? I used to rig blankets up in my bunk beds, but I had the top bunk. This meant I didn’t reap the full benefit since I could never figure out how to get sheets to hang from the ceiling. I also used to move the dresser out from the wall so I had a private play space. Anyway, sleeping nooks are kind of an all in one play/sleep space. Love them.

For more good kids’ design, peruse my past posts 43 Kids’ Rooms, 65 Rooms with Bunk Beds, and 27 Little Boys’ Bedrooms. If you’re in the market for a new kid’s bed, check out the styles in 18 Bunk & Loft Beds and 34 Beds for Boys. Finally, follow my Kids’ Spaces board on Pinterest!

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101 Woonideeen

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70ºn Arkitektur

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Milk Magazine  –  Photo by Louise Desrosiers

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Family Living

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Scandinavian Deko

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The Greene Group

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Tineke Triggs, Artistic Designs for Living

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Skona Hem

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Hus & Hem 

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Matteo Thun Architects

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Rusta Upp

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Shoot Factory

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Folio

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Alison Davin, Jute Home

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Bonne Soeur(s)

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Hus & Hem

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Shazalyn Cavin-Winfrey of SCW Interiors
via My Notting Hill

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Dwell

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House to Home

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Sunset Magazine

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Montage: 30 White + Wood Rooms

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

JACQUELINE MORABITOS FRENCH HOME SLEEPING NOOK

Provence home of interior designer Jacqueline Morabito
Photographer Martin Morell • The Telegraph 

UNFINISHED WOOD DINING TABLE AND BENCH

VT Wonen

MASKING TAPAE RUG DRAMATIC WINDOW LOFT

Elle Interior Sweden

FREESTANDING TUB IN MASTER BEDROOM

Toronto home of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman
via Apartment Therapy

 Milk MagazineMilk Decoration N°5

WISHBONE DINING CHAIRS BEADED CHANDELIER

Kelly Deck Design

A house in Quito, Ecuador
Adrian Moreno Núñez and Maria Samaniego Ponce, Arquitectura X

BO BEDRE WHITE BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Bo Bedre

Briggs Edward Solomon

RITCH HOLBEN RH DESIGN BERKSHIRES DESIGNER

Ritch Holben, RH Design
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
(my blog post about this home)

VT WONEN WHITE BEDROOM CANOPY WOOD FRAME BED

VT Wonen

WHITE AND WOOD GALLEY KITCHEN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Katrine Martensen-Larsen, KML Design

BO BEDRE LIVING ROOM RATTAN CHAIR NELSON BENCH

Bo Bedre

SUSANNA VENTO WHITE AND WOOD DINING ROOM EAMES

Susanna Vento

PIET JAN VAN DEN KOMMER JOLAND KRUSE

Piet-Jan van den Kommer
Photographer Joland Kruse

CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM JORDI VAYREDA

Jordi Vayreda

SHOOTFACTORY CONTEMPORARY GLASS HOUSE LOCATION

Shootfactory

JAMIE BUSH & CO INTERIOR DESIGN CALIFORNIA

Jamie Bush & Co.

WHITE AND WOOD DINING TABLE WHITE CEMENT FLOOR

A 125-square-foot house in Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer Warren Heath

FFM Architects

WHITE TABLE WOOD SPINDLE CHAIRS FARMHOUSE

Home of Jane Cumberbatch of  Pure Style
via Design Sponge
Photographer Keiko Oikawa

WEITZMAN HALPERN DESIGN KITCHEN WHITE WOOD BERTOIA

Weitzman Halpern Design

LOFT BED WHITE FLOOR THE STYLE FILES

Kocham Wies
Photographer Raul Candales

OUTDOOR SHOWER HORIZONTAL WOOD DOORS

Architects Murdock Young

CONTEMPORARY WHITE WOOD FLOATING STAIRCASE STEEL RAIL

Spandri Wiedemann

WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOOR WHITE TABLE WISHBONE CHAIRS

Gundry & Ducker Architects

SKONA HEM DINING ROOM BLACK PENDANT LAMP

Skona Hem

MORK ULNES BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Caspar Mork-Ulnes, SF OSL Architecture

CONTEMPORARY WHITE BATHTUB NATURAL WOOD WALL

Photographer Janne Peters

 

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Montage: 45 Colorful Doors, Inside and Out

Photos of doors painted in cheery colors have been accumulating on my hard drive for a while, though lately they’ve seemed to increase in popularity. In addition to a mad rush of them on Pinterest, especially of the neon variety, several of the projects I’ve written about have included painted doors. There’s the Boston loft by Duncan Hughes, with the cerulean blue sliding barn door, the San Francisco home I wrote about in TRADhome, designed by Palmer Weiss (though that particular photo was not included), and designer Lisa Kreiling’s own townhouse I wrote about for Boston Home, soon to be published. Lisa told me that black doors were pretty much the starting point in her design.

Elle Interior Sweden – Photographer Pia Ulli
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Marie Claire Maison   |  Elle Interior Norway
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Southern Living
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Blue Print in Dallas via Knight Moves   |  Jenny Komenda Interiors
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Ana Williamson Architect
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Feldman Architecture
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Designer Elke Dante
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Coburn Architecture
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via Weekend Retreats by Susanna Salk
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Bronwyn McCarthy Huffar  – Photographer Jamie Salomon   |   Martha Stewart
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Designer Miles Redd
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Anna Williamson Architect   |   via Houzz

Designer Courtnay Daniels Haden in Elle Decor   |   Joe Serrins Architecture Studio
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Designer J.D. Bell
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Tamara Kaye-Honey in House Beautiful
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Architect Pedro Gadanho
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Design Sponge   |   Nathan Gibson Judd Architecture

Hus & Hem Fiona Winzar Architecture

Quarto Sala Architecture & Interiors
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Photographer Adriano Bacchella   |   Envelope Architecture + Design
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Photographer Melanie Acevedo   |   Marie Claire Maison
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Door by TENKO
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via Kyle Bunting Rugs
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Photographer Lucas Allen   |   Lauren Liess, Pure Style

The 10 Cent Designer
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Photographer Angus Fergusson
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Photographer Adriano Bacchella
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Marie Claire Maison
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Moises Esquenazi
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Flickr-back_garage   |   Milk Magazine
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Ruthie Sommers - Domino
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Patrice Beavan Cowans Interiors   |   Photographer Patrick Johnson
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Elke Dante
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Montage: 44 Rooms with Candlesticks and Candelabras

Ever since I got back from my design trip to Copenhagen last fall, I’ve been really interested in candlesticks. Candles are a key element in Scandinavian interiors, the fire adding both warmth and light over the long winter months of shortened days. I fell for smooth, brightly colored wooden pairs in the airport outpost of the department store Illums Bolighus, and located a set on eBay when I got home. (More beat up than smooth, but very inexpensive.) A lot of these interiors are Scandinavian in style, though not all. I bet you will recognize some specific candle holders and candelabras below. Which can you identify?

Real Estate Agency Stadshem via Desire to Inspire
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Photographer Danielle Moss – The Everygirl
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Home of the blogger behind A Merry Mishap
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Bo Bedre  |  Hus & Hem
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Nacho Polo Design
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mc & co design store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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Home of Diana van Ewijk of Ozowiezo
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Real Estate Agency Lagerlings
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via Solid Frog-Mia Linnman  |  Martha Stewart Living
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Photographer Cyrille Robin  |  Traditional Home
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VitraHaus by architects Herzog & de Meuron |  Studio William Heffner
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via Vosges Paris  |  via Room For Two
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Photographer Anita Colero via Sunday in Bed  |  Photographer Max Zambelli
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via Alvhem Makleri & Interior
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Ranjana and Naeem Khan’s SoHo loft in Elle Decor
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Photographer Stellan Herner
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Milk Magazine  |  via Hus & Hem
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Deborah Wecselman Design  |  LDa Architecture & Interiors via Houzz
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Weitzman Halpern Design
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Adam Bram Straus Interior Design
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Fox-Nahem Design  | Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör
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via Design Attractor  |  via Chocolate Creative
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Weitzman Halpern Design
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Photographer Lesley Unruh  |  Gaile Guevara Interior Design
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SF Girl by the Bay  |  Stylist Susanna Vento
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via Note to Self  |  via The Peak of Chic
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via Pinterest  |  via Beau Lifestyle
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via Emma’s Design Blog  |  via Chocolate Creative

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