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Montage: 20 White Bedrooms With French Flavor

Since it’s still freezing outside, and sheepskin, fur, and sunlight reflected off crystal chandeliers sounds really appealing, I’m continuing the week with more boho/vintage style rooms as opposed to minimal sleekness. While I sit tucked under my down duvet, ground level in Boston, I could do with some Parisian flair. These 20 bedrooms are dreamy, and tinged with a French flavor, I think.

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Light Locations

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The French Bedroom Company

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Charles Spada

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Designer Rose Uniacke’s home  •  NYT T Magazine

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Home for sale in London  •  Foxtons

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Bedroom of Dreamy Whites blogger

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Cottage Style

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

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

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Veronika Demovicova and Juraj Talcik

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Norm Architects

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Real Living

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Lantliv

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Home of Camilla who owns decor shop Milla Boutique

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Ryan Korban  •  Lonny 
Photographer Patrick Cline

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Home of designer Lucy Young  •  The Design Files

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Montage: 24 Rooms with Copper Pendants

Chrome was the new brass, oil rubbed bronze the new chrome, brass the new bronze, and now, copper is the new brass. Seriously. I almost wonder if one man isn’t responsible for this predilection for copper: British product designer Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant is everywhere. Everywhere. And, these copper pendant lamps look amazing, whether solo, in pairs, in triplicate, or hanging in a cluster. Most often, one finds the copper pendant over the dining table, but it adds dreamy lustre to a bedroom, and a bit of spark to a living room. And a copper pendant added to a white kitchen just makes the whole look. The copper looks equally as great with pastels as with earthy tones, blues, black, and minimalist whites. Here are 24 rooms with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants. Judge for yourself.

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

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Elle Decoration 

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Fantastic Frank

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Smyth Tribeca Hotel

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H&M Home

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House to Home

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger / Living Agency

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Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt  •  Elle Deco Sweden

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Real Living

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Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Photo by Patric Johansson

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Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Photo by Marcia Prentice for Apartment Therapy

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Lou & Hernández Interior Architecture Studio

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House to Home 

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The Design Files

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Montage: 20 Rooms with Surfboards

Since we looked at homes with surfboards propped up outside yesterday, I thought we’d go inside today. The owners of these twenty homes store their surfboards inside, where it functions as a design element. In the kids rooms, I suspect, the surfboards are solely decorative. Hey, my bike’s in my living room (and both my kids’ bikes), so why not a surfboard?

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Studio Guilherme Torres

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Zecc Architects

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Chandelier by the Sea

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Beach Chic Design

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Aerin Lauder’s home
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Brunelleschi Construction-

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Cynthia Walker Designs

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Femina

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Jeffers Design Group

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Artist Mandy Shadforth’s house in Real Living
Photo by Toby Scott | Styled by Kylie Jackes

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House Beautiful

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Photo by William Waldron for Country Living

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Lohrbach Studio

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Mary McDonald

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Hamptons Showhouse 2011
Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior

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Photo by DABITO for Old Brand New

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Photo by Erin Kunkel for  Design*Sponge

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You can order a preppy monogrammed surfboard at
the C.Wonder Nantucket Pop-Up Shop 

C Wonder Summer Hostess Gifts

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Montage: 10 Homes with Surf Boards Outdoors

I’ve been trying to get outdoors more often, or at least thinking about it. Oftentimes I work in front of a window with a view that makes me happy, whether it’s the architecture of the Back Bay, Florida palm trees, or the Cape Cod dunes, and on a clear day, the Atlantic Ocean. Usually, I feel like that’s enough. But really, of course, it’s a lot better to actually BE outdoors. (Well, except for the heat, sunburn, bugs…) Still, when I make an effort to go out, I’m always glad I did (assuming I have a beach umbrella, sunscreen, bug spray.) Yeah, I’m the ultimate Princess and the Pea.)

Last night, I walked on the beach after dinner with the boys. They were running like little mad men, frolicking—actually frolicking—in the waves. We stayed on the beach til almost sundown; end of day is my absolute favorite. Today, we are going back for more. If I can convince them, I thought they could take a surfing lesson. Here are ten beachy exteriors complete with surfboards, to get me in the mood.

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Robert Young Architect

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Ryan White Designs

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Butler Armsden Architects

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Bent Grass Landscape Architecture

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House and Leisure

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Apartment Therapy

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Photo by Lisa Romereine for Coastal Living

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Stylist Tara Sloggett’s home in Real Living

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Richard Bubnowski Design

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You can order a preppy monogrammed surfboard at
the C.Wonder Nantucket Pop-Up Shop 

C Wonder Summer Hostess Gifts

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Montage: 52 DIY Headboards

As a less expensive follow up to last month’s Montage: 47 Upholstered Headboards, I want to share this collection of headboards that are re-purposed, up-cycled, and the like. There are headboards fashioned from doors, decals, mirrors, mantles, tapestries, chalkboards, room dividers, architectural elements, iron gates, pegboard, plywood, and more. DIY and v intage aren’t really my thing, but there are some good ideas here.I know this topic has been done, done, and done, but I hope a number of these images are new to you.

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Photographer Paul Whicheloe

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Alexandra Angle

House and Home

a  home on Cape Cod

Tom Scheerer – House Beautiful

Antonio Martins

Home of illustrator Courtney Wotherspoon – Design Sponge

Alvhem Makleri

Montana Burnett Design

Stylist Christine Puech’s bedroom – Marie Claire Maison

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Photographer Debi Treloar

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Dreamy Whites 

French by Design

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Rue Magazine

Anthropologie

Pot and Kettle Studios

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Apartment Therapy – Caitlin, Beacon Hill

Interior Design Magazine

Cookie Magazine

Elle Decor

Côté Sud

Apartment Therapy

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Katrin ArensMarie Claire Maison

Design Sponge

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Olivieri Mobili

Blik

The Brick House

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Photographer Douglas Friedman

Lonny Magazine

House to Home

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Solis Betancourt – Southern Accents 

T. Keller Donovan

Domino

Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

House to Home

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House Roelens

Dave Coote

Domino 

Ace Hotel, NYC

Mademoiselle Tiss

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