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Montage: 30 Kitchens with Kilims

I used to have a kilim in my dining room, back in the mid 1990s in a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side of New York. My then boyfriend and I got it on a trip to San Francisco, and had it shipped back. It was perfect with our Mission-style cherry pedestal table by Charles Shakleton, and covered half the living/dining room. When we moved on, his brother used it, and later I took it back and moved it with me to D.C., where it graced the floor of my bedroom for a year. I think it may have gone to a friend after that. Maybe Sabrina? If so, she actually lives in L.A. now; I wonder if it travelled back there? Although my (very cute but vicious) cocker spaniel chewed a hole in one corner, the rug held up well. The geometric pattern was playful and young, but the colors lent a note of seriousness.

I’m not really a Southwestern or Persian rug person these days, but even so, I absolutely admire the way these work in the decor. An all white space is instantly warmed up with the rich red tones. Frank Lloyd Wright used them a lot in his interiors. The almost colorless (probably pricey antique) ones in Ellen DeGeneres’ and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen are an interesting choice too; almost like a more refined sisal. I also love how Anne Maxwell of Tilton Fenwick matched the kitchen cabinetry in her Brooklyn loft to the muted blue/gray stripe on the kilim. The juxtaposition of the wicker baskets and kilim with the clean lines of the cabinets and tiles is perfection. These rugs really do work with every style.

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CPH Square

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CPH Square

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David Cafiero of Cafiero Select  –  Lonny

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DesignMom

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Peter DunhamHouse Beautiful

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Elle Decor

Kitchen Design by Garde Hvalsøe

Garde Hvalsøe

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Elizabeth Roberts Architecture

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DesignMom

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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi’s kitchen
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Ginnifer Goodwin in her L.A. kitchen
Photo by Hilary Walsh for Elle

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Design Sponge

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Home of Jessie Webster, photographer and blogger behind Sweet Thing
Design Sponge

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Home of Hanna Wessman of Extreme Home Makeover
PLAZA Interior

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Photo by Paul Costello

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Antonio Martins Interior Design

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Elle Interior Sweden

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Jamie Meares  –  High Gloss

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Elle Decor

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Home of Editor-In-Chief of House & Home, Suzanne Dimma
Photo by  Rob Fiocca for House & Home

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DAP Stockholm  – Photo by Myrehed for Skona Hem

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SvD Magasinet  –  Photo by Sanna Lindberg

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Garrison Hullinger

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real estate via Home Bunch

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Best & Co. Architecture & Design

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Hither & Tither

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Southern Accents 

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Behrer & Partners

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Tia Zoldan  –  High Gloss

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Home of Anne Maxwell Foster of design firm Tilton Fenwick
Photo by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times

For more rugs in the kitchen, check out my post on Lamps Plus
A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

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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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For elegant bedroom schemes, Revival Beds (www.revivalbeds.co.uk) offers an array of traditional wooden beds. 

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