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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.

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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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Skona Hem

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T H O N E T  E R A  C H A I R

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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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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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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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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: Artwork In the Kitchen

Since the layout of home is very open, there are no actual walls to our kitchen. However, as I’ve mentioned, the walls of our kitchen banquette area are covered with artwork. And there’s plenty of art opposite the kitchen island too, on the walls surrounding the staircase and going down the stairs. Since I spend more time than I’d like at the kitchen sink, I hung one of my favorites, a painting by my friend Lee Essex Doyle, directly across from it, so at least I have a good view.

The Florida condo has a little self-contained kitchen. So far, there is no artwork in the kitchen. On the other hand, the walls are still covered in terrible nautical-themed wallpaper. (I think I finally found someone to take it down and paint this spring.) Note to self: Add art to the kitchen in Delray Beach.  Here are 32 gorgeous kitchens, all with fine art and photography, for inspiration.

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Home of Mark and Louella Tuckey of furniture line Mark Tuckey
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Home of  furniture maker Tim Leveson
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Vogue Living Australia

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Architect Mauricio Arruda  •  Photo by Ricardo Labougle  •  AD Spain

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Photo by Belén Imaz  •  Architectural Digest

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Styling by Susanna Vento   •   Photo by Kristiina Kurronen

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 Tamizo Architect

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Photo by Paul Lépreux  •  AD France

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Southampton home of @OscarPRGirl Erika Bearman
Miles Redd  •  Elle Decor

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Francisco Calio

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Photo by Brooke Holm

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Isay Weinfeld  •  Photo by Ricardo Labougle  •  AD España

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Home of blogger Hannasinspo

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Photo by Mikkel Adsbøl

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Steven Sclaroff  •  Photo by François Dischinger  •  House Beautiful

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Sarah Lavoine  •  Photo by Felix Forest  •  AD Spain

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Photo by Mark G. Peters

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Photo by Henry Bourne

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Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna  •  The World of Interiors

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Tom Delevan  •  Photo by Manolo Yllera   •  Architectural Digest

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Photo by Bernard Touillon   •   Maisons Coté Sud

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Ricardo de la Torre  •  Photo by Belén Imaz  •  AD Spain

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Sullivan Building & Design Group

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Styling by Heather Nette King  •  Photo by Lisa Cohen  •  Inside Out Magazine

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 Photo by Martin von Brömssen  •  Skona Hem

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Stylist and photographer Kara Rosenlund  •  Remodelista

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Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi

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Stephen Shubel  •  Photo by Luca Trovato  •  House Beautiful

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Virginia Kerridge Architecture  •  Photo Mikkel Vang  •  Vogue Living

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Photo by Annabel Elston  •  The World of Interiors

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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: Bedroom Sconces

We spend summers at my husband’s family’s home in Cape Cod, and recently got a little condo in South Florida for sunshine doses during Boston winters. That pretty much (most definitely) means the travel budget is depleted. We don’t, have never, taken a grand family vacation. By contrast, our kids’ friends have travelled to some amazing destinations during school breaks (Israel, Tanzania, Norway, El Salvador, Paris, etc.). My kids have pointed out that they’ve never been out of the country, and have asked for “a trip to Canada, at least” just to say they have.

Spending thousands of dollars for the privilege (?) of spending 24/7 with family is not at the top of my list. On the other hand, I too wouldn’t mind a trip overseas, and who knows, maybe we’d even all get along and have fun. We thought, if we were to do this, we’d start off easy, with London. (After all, until just a few years ago,  a family trip to Target was a challenge.)

Part of what makes travel hard, for me, is that I like a nice hotel. But that’s a huge budget-eater, especially for four. I was thinking about looking into rentals at short stay apartments in London. Does anyone have suggestions? What does this have to do with bedside sconces? Not much. While I was perusing one of those sites, I came across a photo with interesting placement of reading sconces.

When we built the house on the Cape, I installed slightly odd sconces in a guest room—ones that stick straight out above the bed. Not the best idea, as they get very hot and guests hit their heads when they sit up. That said, I applaud the efforts for trying sconces that go beyond the boring. Here are 20 bedside sconce ideas.

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London Shortlet

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Satyagraha House

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Instagram: Kenziepoo

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Casa Brazil

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CCS Architecture

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Brian Atwood’s bedroom by Nate Berkus
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Emily Henderson

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HK Living

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Laura Fulmine

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Amy Lau

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Cindy Sherman’s Hamptons house  by Billy Cotton
 Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest

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Lonny

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Elin Kicken

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Imagine Living/Houzz

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Arquiteto Piero Lissoni

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Home of Trinny Woodall  •  Femina

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Flavor Paper

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Photographer Sean Fennessy  for  The Design Files

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John Coolidge Photography

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Montage: 30 Kids Rooms with Teepees

Teepees, wigwams, play tents  (whatever you want to call them) have been trending for a rather long time.  However last week, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed them a trend:  Teepees: The New Urban Hideaway.  I’m not sure why a newspaper would be so slow to catch onto this (it’s not like there’s a three-month lead time). No matter, they’re still going strong. We had a refrigerator box playhouse for a while; admittedly not nearly as chic. But that was a dozen years ago.

The teepee is great because it looks good not only in a kids room, but in adult spaces too. As you can see from these 30 rooms with teepees, they work well in white Scandinavian interiors, minimalist black and white living rooms, nurseries with traditional childrens bedroom furniture, and of course colorful playrooms. You can even erect one outdoors.

I was obsessed with building forts as a kid, always enclosing my bunk beds with blankets, and wishing I had a way to hang a sheet from the ceiling. My kids, too, used to love taking all the blankets they could gather and draping them over chairs and ottomans to create fun enclosures. There’s definitely something satisfying, and practical too, about a kid constructing a hideaway on his own. That said, it’s also nice to have a ready-made private quiet space. Wonder if my boys are too big for one now?

 

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Photo by Lönngren Widell

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L.A. home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

Nursery With Teepee Style Files

Home of architect Clare Cousins
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Sukha Amsterdam  •  Vosgesparis

My Bedroom Retreat Contest  Kids Room

Apartment Therapy’s My Bedroom Retreat Contest

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Weekday Carnival

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Pour Jolies Momes

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Time of the Aquarius

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Little Birds Boutique

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Interjero Patarimai

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Little Kind

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Design Sponge

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Design Sponge

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Photo by Krista Keltnanen

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Desire to Inspire

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6th Street Design School

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Aesthetic Outburst

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Varpunen

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Moozle

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Home of Minnie Mortimer
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com

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The Handmade Home

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IKEA Family Live

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Mokkasin

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Fawn Over Baby

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The Design Files

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Bolig Magasinet

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Jute Interior Design

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Photo by Christina Kayser Onsgaard for Bo Bedre

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Foodie Friday: 20 Cafe and Restaurant Interiors

I raided my Eatery Pinterest board today for examples of well-designed café and restaurant interiors around the globe. Most have that distinctly Brooklyn-esque industrial meets rustic look. I also love the interiors with pale wood and pastels too. If you like looking at restaurant and cafe interiors I am happy to pull together some more. In the meantime, I often take interior restaurant photos on my Instagram account.

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Bar & Co. in Helsinki, Finland – Design by Joanna Laajisto

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Tiger Sushi in Espoo, Finland – Design by Joanna Laajisto
Photo by Milko Ryhänen

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Chocolate Bar in Opole, Poland
Design by bro.Kat

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Circolo in New York City

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Clouds In My Coffee in Ghent, Belgium
Maurice Mentjens Design

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Avido in Sydney, Australia

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D’Espresso in New York City
Design by  nemaworkshop

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David’s Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia

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Into the Woods museum cafeteria in Barcelona, Spain
Design by Estudio Nômada  |  Photo by Héctor Santos-Díez

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Kook Osteria in Rome, Italy
Design by Noses Architects

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Hams & Bacon in Melbourne, Australia
Figure Ground Architecture  |  Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Muy Mio in Barcelona, Spain – Design by Int Sight

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Le Mary Celeste in the Marais, Paris
Photo by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista

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Restaurant Höst Kopenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark
Design by Menu and Norm Architects
Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

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Restaurant & Bar Nazdrowje in Stockholm, Sweden
Design by Richard Lindvall -

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The Grounds in Alexandria, Australia
Design by Caroline Choker

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Ozone at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong
Design by Wonderwall

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Vandaag in New York City -  Resistance Design

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Alemagou on Mykonos in Greece
Photo by Danielle de Lange for The Style Files

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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 GiovanHouse 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 HedSkona 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

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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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