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Montage: 18 Rooms with Bare Branch Arrangements

Two years ago, after a trip to Copenhagen, I posted 22 Rooms with Scandinavian Holiday Decor. Although this post is not about the winter holidays, it is about decorating with branches and twigs in their bare, natural state in wintertime. While it can be nice to splurge on pretty, colorful flowers to brighten a room, especially during the depths of winter, bare tree branches are an easy (free) alternative. Tree branch arrangements add drama and interesting shapes and texture to a room. Stick them in a pot or clear glass vase with water. If you want a bit more embellishment, try branches with berries, pussy willows, flowering branches, or branches with a few leaves still intact. Here are 18 Scandinavian style interiors with tree branch arrangements.

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“Snow in Japan” print by Phil Noller – bare trees in a snowy landscape.
The bare tree branch in clear glass cylinder jar echoes the scene.
The sheepskin rug and fur throw add coziness.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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A handful of bare skinny twigs plucked from a city tree.
Gray linens by Bedouin Societé

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Pussy willows in brass jug vase.
Vintage elm wood table from Danish home brand Bloomingville.

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Sweeping branch and photos of food in the kitchen of Fjeldborg blogger.
Note the sky blue tile counter.

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Tree branch arrangement in funky black vase.
Copenhagen apartment of Majbritt Meng & Jesper Johansson
Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer or Gaelle Le Boulicaut  •  Bo Bedre
Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner (1963)

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Makeover of a home that’s a 1930s church.
The tree branch arrangment in the big black pot adds height.
Styled by Judith Dekker   •  Photo by James Stokes  •  Vt Wonen

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Reclaimed wood table, wire chair, sheepskin, bare tree branch arrangement.
Anna Malin  •  a Skona Hem blog

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Bare branches in glass vase in Scandinavian style apartment in Amsterdam.
via Homedit

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These branches still have some green leaves attached.
Stacked shelving system by JDS Architects for Muuto.

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Marimekko pillow, Muuto table, books on a ledge, bare branches.
Styled by Rikke Graff Juel / Ellen’s Album

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Wood style tile flooring by Topps Tiles.

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Twiggy arrangements in metal vessels in the home Annalena’s Hem blogger.

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Alseda stools from Ikea, Eames chair with sheepskin throw,
and tall branches in home of Norwegian blogger Tonje Boganes
via Dream Home Decorating

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Extra tall bare branches on wood dining table in front of a wooded view.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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Flowering branches in white pitcher.
Sydney, Australia home of Alice Flynn of Penny Farthing Design House
Photo by Tim Pascoe  •  via SF Girl by Bay

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Bare branch arrangement on walnut dining table with black Eames chairs.
Styled by Louise Kamman Riising  •  Photo by Pernille Kaalund 
Femina

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Tree branch arrangement sporting pink flowers.
Boucherouite rug from Beldi Rugs
Home of  SF Girl By Bay blogger Victoria Smith

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Gnarled bare branches in clear glass vase.
Neon heart available at Penny Farthing Design House.

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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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T O L I X   M A R A I S  A  C H A I R

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Skona Hem

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T H O N E T  E R A  C H A I R

Hally's, Parsons Green, London

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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J E A N  P R O U V É  C H A I R

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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: 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: 30 Outdoor Showers

We’re heading out for the summer on Friday, the day after my son graduates from the Montessori school where he spent nine years of his little life. I cannot believe I am going to have a junior high school kid. Yikes. But first, summer . . . I don’t think I ever pulled together an outdoor shower roundup for you, despite my intentions. One of the highlights of our Cape house, as I know I’ve mentioned, is the bathtub. We also have a decent outdoor shower on a deck off said bathroom, overlooking the woods. I’ll add a photo to this post once we get out there. My in-laws outdoor shower is lovelier, with wisteria overhead and an ocean-view. Sigh. For now I’ll scroll through these to get in the mood.

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LASC Studio

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Coastal Living 

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Fernau + Hartman Architects

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Architectural Digest

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Kontur Arkitekter

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David Jameson Architect

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Hotel Azúcar in Mexico

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New York Magazine

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Photo by Bob O’Connor

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Photo by Robert Granoff

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Manka’s Iverness Lodge in California

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Robert Young Architecture & Interiors

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Rockefeller Partners Architects

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Murdock Young Architects

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Skona Hem

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The Novogratz

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1st Option Locations

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Tamarkin Co. Architecture – Dwell 

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David Hertz Architects

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Bureau Bernaskoni Architecture

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Pulltab Design

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House & Home

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Anderson Anderson Architecture

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Coastal Living

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Olsen Kundig Architect

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Bertram Architects

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Andersson Wise Architects

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 Jen Langston

Pure Style Home Corrugated Metal Outdoor Shower

Pure Style Home

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Pure Green Magazine

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