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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.
Laura Green, L. Green Studios
Atlanta Home & Lifestyles Inspiration House 2011
(walls are hand-stenciled)
Supon Phornirunlit, Naked Decor
Photographer Larry Olson
Frank Babb Randolph - Photographer Max Kim-Bee
vi a Shoebox Decor
Now that my workspace has been relocated to the living room, I’m thinking of getting a new desk chair. The one I’ve been using from Hold Everything is literally falling apart. I’m uncertain whether to opt for a stylish dining/upholstered chair or for a more ergonomically-correct, but not as living room-y, office chair. I think a rolling swivel chair may be too office-y for my workspace (I’ll post a photo of it tomorrow), though some of these look lovely. I love the Eames Management chair, but at over $2,000, it’s not likely to make an appearance at my house.
Photographer Justin Bernhaut
Photographer Erik Johnson
Photographer Idha Lindhag
Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo
Cassie Pyle - The Veda House
Stefano Tonchi’s home (editor of W Magazine) – The Selby
Photographer Kelly Ishikawa
Photographer Trent Bell
Photographer Magnus Marding
I’m not really all about retro, but I am loving sputnik chandeliers. (Though I wonder if the trend will be too over soon. These days it’s really about the raw light bulb.) Chunky chrome anemone fixtures, spiky brass models, expansive hand blown glass designs, and crystal floret-adorned vintage beauties are all still on my mind. I’m thinking an amazing, somewhat intricate eBay find would add glamour to my soon-to-be-in-the-works living room. (Of course, I’d need to hire an electrician.) While I’m at it, a sleeker model might be just the finishing touch my bedroom needs. I must do an accompanying “Get the Look” post to this montage. Stay tuned. (A post on exposed light bulbs is also in progress.)
Over the Bed
Over the Sofa
Over the Table
Dining room photos: photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut; Erinn Valencich; photographer Lincoln Barbour; architect West Chin; John Bartlett’s home via Wall Street Journal; Kara Mann; Larry Laslo; Amy Lau; John Lyle in Metropolitan Home; M. Design; Sarah Delaney Design; Lindsey Adelman Studio; photographer Rachael Smith; Eric Roseff; photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo; Fawn Galli; Sarah Delaney Design; photographer David Prince; Larry Laslo.
When my editor at the Boston Globe Magazine asked me to do a column on mudrooms, I wondered how I would find three great specimens. Turns out, I got more submissions more quickly than for any other assignment. Makes sense, with our wet winters and sandy, saltwatery summers. “Cloudy With a Chance of Backpacks” was published this past Sunday. Below are many of the mudroom submissions I received, plus a handful of others, including my own. (On the Cape. Unfortunately there’s no such space in our Boston condo, unless you count the living room. I don’t.)
Photos: Architect Jan Gleysteen; architect Stephen Reilly; Sally de Gan of Spacecraft Architecture; S+H Construction and Amory Architects; photographer Stellan Herner; LDa Architecture; Jarmund/Vigsnaes Arkitekter; Desire to Inspire; Debborah Farrand; Coburn Architecture; FC Studio; photographer Trine Thorsen; Katz Residence; Robin Pellissier of Robin’s Nest; Meg Braff; TMS Architecture; photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo; Zero Energy Architecture; Sally de Gan of Spacecraft Architecture; architect Michael Collins; Sunset Magazine.