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Montage: Cognac Colored Leather Sofas

We all know that a classic brown leather Chesterfield sofa can look quite dignified in a traditional library setting. Thinking of other types of leather sofa in rich luggage tones, one might imagine a Danish modern setting, or something quite Italian and sleek. But there’s an in-between. I actually wouldn’t have guessed that I’d find so many examples of cognac colored leather sofas so easily, and that they’d be in such tasteful decors, including Scandinavian interiors,  Brooklyn brownstones, modern houses, and bohemian lofts. These leather sofas mix as well with sheepskin as they do with kilims. Some are clean-lined sectionals, other a tad squishy. While most are in mainly white settings, many are mixed with deep reds, or yellow and green accessories. Here are 26 rooms with cognac colored leather sofas that are worth studying (and emulating). For shopping suggestions see: ”Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco, & Caramel.”

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Femina

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Shoot Factory

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Rolf Benz Furniture

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Photo by Jean-Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration UK

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unidentified

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Photo by Yolandé Marx

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Photo by Frederik Vercruysse

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Morrison Hair Co., Laguna Beach

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Nuevo Estilo

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Shoot Factory

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Jonathan Adler •  Elle Decor

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Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan’s home on Shelter Island
Dwell

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Freedom Winter Collection 2012

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one forty three

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Shelton, Mindel & Associates

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Femina

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Home of Petra Bindel

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unidentified

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Home of Danish designer Birgitte Rabens
Photo by Raúl Candales •  Elle Decor Spain

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Photo by William Brinson  •  House of Brinson

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Editor Pilar Guzman’s Brooklyn brownstone
Matthew Hranek  •  Photo by Martha Stewart Living

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Nuevo Estilo

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Wood & Wool Stool

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Nuevo Estilo

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Photo by Will Pryce  •  Dwell

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Montage: 28 Hallways With Inspired Pendant Lights (In Multiples)

When I first started putting together my most recent post for the Lamps Plus blog, ”7 Hallway Lighting Ideas,” I didn’t realize how helpful it was going to be. I’m a big fan of statement lighting, even before everyone had to have it. (I used a trio of pendants in a guest room on the Cape, two frosted and one clear; the electrician thought my order was wrong.)

A stylist once told me that lighting is like jewelry for the home. So, why has it not occurred to me to add interesting lighting to our dreary downstairs hallway? True, the ceiling may be too low for pendant lights, but anything would be an improvement. Must investigate.

In the meantime here are 28 hallways with lights in multiples. There’s an array of styles, from classic schoolhouse pendants and traditional lanterns to industrial cage lights, and others. I actually love all those red cords of the bare bulbs in the home featured in Dwell. And I love how the succession of glossy black drum shades in the offices of fashion label By Malene Birger looks so sophisticated. Also love the copper pendants in the Jean Louis Denoit-designed hallway. So many great examples here.

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Fox-Nahem Design  •  Architectural Digest

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Lewis/Schoeplein Architects

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Photo by Douglas Friedman

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Sutton Suzuki Architects

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Tim Barber Architecture

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Home of Gather and Build blogger

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Copenhagehn home of interior designer Tina Havmøller
Bo Bedre

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2fORM Architecture

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LGA Architectural Partners •  Dwell

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A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography

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unidentified

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Robert Passal  •  TradHome 2011

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Offices of fashion label By Malene Birger

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John Maniscalco Architecture

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Thomas Shafer Architects

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Peacock Pavillions  •  Photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny

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Jean Louis Deniot

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Home of By Nord designer Hanne Berzant  •  Femina

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A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography

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Photo by Lisbet Sporndly

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Photo by Petra Bindel

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Sandvold Blanda Architecutre + Interiors

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Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Trent Bell

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Parkyn Design

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J. Marshall Porterfield Architecture

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Kristin Rocke
Photo by William Waldron  •  TradHome 2013

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Jean Louis Deniot

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Photo by Simon Devitt for Urbis Magazine

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Montage: 25 Mint Kitchens

Yes, my prom dress junior year was mint. Fine. But mint’s made a comeback. (Nevermind I haven’t once used my lovely mint tote.) These 25 mint kitchens are a mix of old and new. Some use mint with a fresh twist, by combining it with black. Other mint kitchens are done  with retro spirit (hello mint Smeg fridge). For tips on achieving mint kitchens minus the kitsch, have a look at my newest installment on Wayfair’s blog, “Decorating with Mint in the Kitchen.”

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 Photo by Petra Bindel for Elle Interior Sweden

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Nordic Leaves

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Decor de Provence

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Garrison Hullinger

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Photo by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful

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Better Homes & Gardens-

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Ralfefarfars Paradise

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Martha Stewart

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 Photo by Thomas Loof

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Sukkertoy for Oyet

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Fantastic Frank

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unidentified

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unidentified

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 IKEA

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Better Homes & Gardens-

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Carla Lane Interiors-

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Photo by Simon Whitmore for House to Home -

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unidentified

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unidentified

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unidentified

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Get minty.
Discover 165 mint pieces at Shopbop >

Shopbop Summer Essentials Clothing & Accessories

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Montage: 30 Pretty Pastel Interiors

When browsing J.Crew the other day, I noticed an abundance of pastel products. There’s always a healthy serving of pretty pastel rooms on Pinterest, and given my obsession with Scandinavian decor, especially white rooms sprinkled with pops of color, they’re always on my radar. I also just put together a post on pretty bedrooms for girls for the Matouk blog that posted yesterday, for which I had to slog through many a pink room to find the gems. Anyway, pastel style does seem to be a thing. Here are 30 pretty pastel interiors. Love ‘em, or not so much? I like to look at them. Not sure I could live in one. Would definitely do a guest room in such a scheme. My favorite here is the very first. The combinatino of violet and mint is inspired.

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Home of cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell and actor Anthony Edwards
Rafael de Cardenas, Architecture at Large
Photographer William Waldron   –  Elle Decor

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Stenciled floors by artist Gretchen Weller Howard

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Home of jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  -  Interiormagasinet

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Home of Dos Family blogger on Design Sponge

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FrydDesign

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Home of stylist Ana Antunes

House-&-Home-pastels- Stacey-Smithers

Photographer Michael Graydon  -  House & Home

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Jaime Mears, Furbish Studio  -  Lonny

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NYC home of Kiane Von Mueffling  by Burley Katon Halliday
Photographer Ditte Isager for Australian Vogue Living

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 Home of Real Simple editor, Kelley Carter  - Lonny

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Melanie Turner Interiors

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Home of Fjeldborg blogger, Ingrid via Lanalou Style

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Home of blogger of My Old Country House

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House Doctor‘s Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection

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Photographer Petra Bindel 
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 Hus & Hem

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Better Homes & Gardens

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 unidentified

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Photographer David Cleveland  -  Stylist Laura Fulmine

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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 Photographer Olaf Szczepaniak   –   Schoner Wohnen

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Photographer Malia Cano  -  Style Me Pretty

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Suzanne Kasler

TH-Julie Goldman of J

 Julie Goldman, J. Latter Design  -  Traditional Home

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 Tobi Fairley  -  Traditional Home

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 Home of The Everygirl blogger Danielle Moss

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 Fashion designer Vanessa Bruno’s Paris apartment
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  –  Interiormagasinet

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VT Wonen

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Willem de Koonig’s studio  -  Architectural Digest

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Dress the part!
Tons of great pastels at Shopbop.

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Montage: 32 Rooms with Blue Velvet Sofas

For a while I had been noticing gray sofas galore, but lately its been blue velvet sofas that have been standing out. Elegant but still cozy, they work in a variety of rooms, and seem just the touch of richness needed for this chilly winter week. There are some old favorites in here that I felt like I had to include (Frank Roop, Mary McDonald), but also plenty of new finds. Tomorrow we’ll take a shopping trip on the Interwebs to find blue velvet seating of our own.

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Lonny
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Emily Henderson

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 Rue Magazine

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Monica Penaguião

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 Home of interior stylist Jaime Lacasa
Photographed by P. Zuloaga for Elle Decoration Spain

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Aman & Carson
Photographed by Pieter Estersohn for Elle Decor

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Designer Frank Roop’s own home (also my neighbor in Boston)
Photographed by Eric Roth for Elle Decor

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Hecker Guthrie
Photographed by Derek Swalwell (via The Design Files)

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Architect Omer Arbel • Photographed by Martin Tessler

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Victoria Hagan

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Architectural Digest Spain (via ECLECchic)

Blue-velvet-sofa-Amanda-Nisbet

Amanda Nisbet

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Photographed by Petra Bindel

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Designer Ksenia Nikitina’s Moscow penthouse
Architectural Digest Russia

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Annsley McAleer
(Boston designer and my neighbor)

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 Brad Goreski’s home on The Coveteur

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 unidentified (via Remodelista)

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 unidentified (via MFAMB)

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Photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Photographed by Mark Boston for Heart Home Magazine

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unidentified (via The Brick House)

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Elena Letteron • New England Home

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D. Mesure Studio

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D. Mesure Studio

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Pauline de Rothschild’s library in House Beautiful

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Blue-velvet-sofa-Romy-schneider-by-Botti

 Actress Romy Schneider photographed by Giancarlo Botti

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 Mary McDonald

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Designer Todd Alexander Romano’s apartment in NYC
 Thomas Loof for Architectural Digest

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 Shoot Factory

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Emily Henderson

Blue-Velvet-sofa-Windsor-Smith

Windsor Smith

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M OR E on S T Y L E C A R R O T

Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas
Covet: 14 Blue Furnishing & Fashion Accessories
Get the Look: 37 Daybeds

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Montage: 57 Rooms with Plywood Walls, Ceilings, Floors

I think this may be the most comprehensive look at plywood interiors on the web. I tend to get carried away with my Montage posts; obviously this is no exception. And I left out at least a dozen. (I’ll eventually use them on Design Milk.) I began collecting plywood images about a year ago when I started noticing them, and lately, there’s been an explosion of them, as well as plenty of blogger round-ups.

But that’s not the only reason for the post. We’re actually planning on installing a plywood floor in our new Delray Beach condo. We had the contractor quote a price for tile, which turned out to be quite high, although we sourced an inexpensive tile ($1.99/sq.ft). We MUST change the floor; there’s ivory carpet, that upon close inspection reveals pastel pink and blue flecks. Not only is it ugly (though it IS clean), it breaks up the space awkwardly. When I asked about a plywood floor, the contractor was intrigued. He’s never done one, so he’s started researching and is excited. Even better, it should cost only half as much. I PREFER wood. Very psyched.

He wants to do 4′x4′ squares rather than 4′x8′ boards in order to avoid a Vermont feel. I had initially thought we’d do planks, painted white (remember all the white rooms with color pops for inspiration?), but I’m coming around to the idea. Anybody have thoughts? Also, if we do squares, do we just seal it, without painting it, for the full-on unfinished, natural effect? I’d love your opinions on this!

As you think, scroll through these plywood rooms. All au naturel.

Photographer Lisa Cohen

Balance Associates Architects

Hindsvik at Home

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB

NHR via gutgut.sk

via Emma’s Design Blog

Photographer Martin Cederblad

Chartier-Corbasson ArchitectsLoftLife magazine

A west L.A. home – Apartment Therapy

Nick Noyes Architecture

Rolling Huts - Olson Kundig Architects

Home of an Apartment Therapy reader

Home of NancyBird designer
The Design Files – Photographer Tony Owczarek
Architect Olivia van Dijk

 

Olson Kundig Architects – Photographer Benjamin Benschneider

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Arquitectura-G – Photographer José Hevia

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RUM magazine

Hotel Holos in Sevilla, Spain

Specht Harpman Architects

Lamino chair by Swedese in an Alpine cabin

Coastal Living magazine

Architect Jan De Vylder – Photographer  Filip Dujardin

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Marie Claire Maison magazine

Nick Noyes Architecture

A west L.A. home - Apartment Therapy

A west L.A. home - Apartment Therapy

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Canadian House and Home magazine

Arquitectura-G - Photographer José Hevia

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Cottage Life magazine

Elle Interior Norway

Mjolk owners’ cottage - Canadian House and Home magazine

mA Style Architects

Davor Popadich’s home of Pattersons Architects - Dwell magazine
Photographer Simon Devitt

Kerf Design

Photographer Lisa Cohen

A Toronto kitchen – Apartment Therapy

RUM magazine

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB

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Marie Claire Maison magazine

unidentified via SF Girl by Bay

Davor Popadich’s home of Pattersons ArchitectsDwell magazine
Photographer Simon Devitt

mA Style Architects

Photographer  Filip Dujardin

mA Style Architects

Dwell magazine

PS Arkitektur

Alfredo Antuña Architect

Home of architect Rodney Eggleston of March Studio

Mjolk owners’ cottage – Remodelista

Atelier St Architecture

via Emma’s Design Blog

PS Arkitektur

Dwell magazine

 Stylist Lotta Agaton – Photographer Petra Bindel

Uni Architecture

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Montage: 17 Spaces with Sheepskin Rugs

Although I’m not a big animal skin fan, I do love the cozy feel of a woolly sheepskin rug underfoot. I recently went to IKEA and picked up one each for my sons’ bedrooms; now it’s the first thing their little feet hit when they touch the floor. (I was tempted by the gray versions for the sofa, but more on that tomorrow.) One of my sons pleaded the extra large one, so he could put it atop his bed so he could sleep directly on it, but I thought things would get a little too sweaty. I think I may need one for my side of the bed on the Cape. They really do feel delicious.

In the bedroom

fc Studio; Robin Pelissier; Flickr-ditfyleur; Lili Diallo; photographer Pierre-Jean Verger; Mi Casa; stylist Natalie Thiart; photographer Petra Bindel; Jessica Helgerson.

In the dressing room

Jessica Helgerson; Wendy Blount.

In the living room (and even a kitchen)

Home Portfolio; Apartment Therapy LA; photographer Clive Tompsett; Brad Ford in Lonny; Domino; Apartment Therapy.

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