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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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unidentified

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Nuevo Estilo

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Photo by Will Pryce  •  Dwell

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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: 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)

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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

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 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

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Windsor Smith

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Montage: Orange Aid

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ven though it will probably rain, we are going to the Cape this weekend. Despite the dreary weather, when you step into (or even just glimpse) my younger son’s bedroom, you can’t help but feel invigorated. In celebration of his favorite color, today’s post is all about orange.

The color’s made quite a comeback since the ’70s. (We had an orange and white shiny vinyl booth in our kitchen when I was in elementary school, to match the orange and gold oversize plaid wallpaper. Wish I had photos!) In the ’80s, orange was seen only in Burger Kings. (The color supposedly incites hunger.) These days, orange is considered hip, and is especially popular for kid’s rooms.

I wasn’t being purposefully trendy. My son declared orange his fave shade when he was about three and grabbed an orange mug in a housewares shop, and wouldn’t let go. I don’t know how long it will last (he’s seven now), but in the meantime, it’s definitely his signature shade.

Here are a handful of other spaces outfitted in orange:

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Photos: Sara Story Design; Jeffrey King; Cookie; Skona Hem; Coddington Design; Flickr-Spring Globe; Wendy Blount; InSpace; Desire to Inpsire; Living at Home; Cookie; M. Design; Mark Roshams; Flickr-Spring Globe; unidentified source; Frillie Designs; Flickr-iancr; Kumler residence; Flickr-Moakidi; Flickr-The One and Only Jet Guer; Shoot Factory; Domino; unidentified source; stylist Selina Lake; Jamie Bush; Cookie; Remodelista; Viceroy Hotel Palm Springs; Cookie; Tia Zoldan; Sara Bengur Interiors; Flickr-magicmikas; Donna Griffith; Marie Claire Maison; Flickr-unidentified.

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