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Montage: 25 Concrete Sinks, Showers, and Tubs

It’s like all of Pinterest is being paved over in concrete. It’s everywhere, polished and textural. It’s possible that the more aren’t actually concrete; perhaps some sort of stone. Not sure; some may actually be limestone. (Any experts out there?)  I’m not much for the rugged ones, but I love the feel of polished concrete. Our fireplace mantle on the Cape is done in the most wonderful shade of jade green colored concrete, made by a local artist. The hearth is flush with the oak floor, and I love to stand barefoot on it. So smooth and lovely. The current look though, isn’t colored concrete. It’s gray concrete, pretty much on any surface, in any room. Here are 25 concrete bathrooms.

Architect Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirand Architecture

David Kohn Architects Concrete Bathroom

David Kohn Architects




Côté Sud 


 Taverne Agency


Abaton Architecture


Francois Muracciole Architects – Agathe Perroy Interiors


via Apartment Therapy




Photographer Stellan Herner for Swedish Elle Interior




photographer Martin Dyrløv




Skona Hem


 Taverne Agency


 M. Elle Design


Solenne de La Fouchardiere of Ochre


Photographer Paul Ryan Goff

Color Pops in Concrete Bathroom LIving Etc.

Living Etc.


 Fábio Galeazzo


a house in Italy




ABK Tiles


Architects Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa
Photographer Fran Parente


Cox & Cox

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Montage: 28 Red, White, and Blue Rooms

Red, white, and blue can be intensely patriotic, or just another well-devised scheme. Both work today—Happy Fourth!

Joe Serrins – Photographer William Waldron – Elle Decor

Fox Hotel, Copenhagen

Lisa Sherry – Lonny

Healing Barsanti 

Roger Davies – Rebecca Ascher – Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Ellen Hamilton

Nick Olsen – Lonny

Liz Caan

Jonathan Adler

Lindsey Coral Harper


Sara Gilbane – Domino


Michele Bonan – Lonny

Photographer Gemma Comas

Cath Kidston – Lonny

Light Locations

Atlanta Homes

Meredith Heron

Catalano Architects – SLC Interiors – Photographer Gordon Beal

David Cafiero –  Lonny

Photographer Stellan Herner

Miles Redd

John Douglas Eason

Country Living

Ashley Whitaker

S.R. Gambrel


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Montage: 65 Rooms with Bunk Beds

Looking back at my last bunk bed post from almost two years ago, I see I only included 17 examples. I can do better. Here are 65 amazing children’s bedrooms with bunk beds.

Duc Duc

Architectural Digest

via Oh Dee Doh

via Treehugger   |   via The Boo and the Boy

Elle Decor

Patrice Bevan Cowans


Buckingham Interiors + Design

Photographer Anitta Behrendt   |   Photographer Jason Loucas

Sarah Davison Interior Design


Katie Leede of Digs by Katie

Bolig Magasinet   |   Celerie Kemble

via Treehugger

Architect Tom Murdough—Photographer Chuck ChoiBoston Home Magazine

via A Well Traveled Woman

M. Elle Design

Architectural Digest

Diane Hendrikx   |   via Desire to Inspire

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Justine Hugh-Jones   |   unidentified

New York Magazine   |    Cookie

Shawn Henderson

Photographer Stellan Herner   |   unidentified

via nie tylko dzieciaki

via DecorPad   |   Tasten Atelier

Nina Tolstrup, Studiomama

via Made by Girl


FC Studio


House and Home   |  Superkül Inc Architect 

Jarmund Vigsnaes Arkitekter

via Automatism

New York Times

Antonia Hutt

Architect Lucia Korcarz via Apartment Therapy

John Maniscalo Architecture

Victoria Hagan Interiors

Wooden Beds

House Beautiful


Skona Hem

Elle Decor

Coastal Living

Living Etc.   |   Abaton Architecture

Abigail Ahearn

Fernau + Hartman Architects   |   Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz of BNO Design

Orrick & Company   |   Darryl Carter

Skona Hem   |   Coburn Architecture

Wary Meyers   |  via Noosh Kids


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Montage: 45 Rooms with Sculptures (Plus My Own)

My husband and I have quite a bit of art—oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, photography—but not much in the way of sculpture. In fact, he said last week we should consider adding some to our collection. (OK!) We have a few pieces, which I’ve included photos of here, and at the end of the post. The above image (next to the Cynthia Packard) shows a little sculpture that my son made. (Most of you know I never gush about my kids, so indulge me this time.)

Boston sculptor/potter Steve Murphy has a daughter my sons’ age, so they’ve been treated to a special pottery-making sessions. Mercifully, Steve has the kids finish with a green glaze, so the clay  emerges from the kiln resembling patina-ed bronzes. My favorite is an abstract from the preschool years. (Subsequent years’ attempts at representational pieces were not quite so successful.) It’s been on our mantle for years, not out of misplaced maternal pride, but because I rather like it. (Aesthetics prevail around here.)

Here’s a shot of my bedroom bookshelf. (Excuse the low brow reading material.) The pieces aren’t exactly artfully arranged, but a few are quite special. Starting from the left:  black & white flower ‘Fusion Foto Bloc’ by Debbie Krim purchased at her SoWa studio; one of my most cherished works, a Romolo Del Deo bronze nude from Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, a holiday gift from my mother-in-law because I’ve always admired hers. Another gift from my mother-in-law, a miniature wooden Degas ballerina from the Met Museum gift shop. Her mother-in-law (my husband’s grandmother) gave it to her. She passed it down to me this past December. The two chairs prints I made a couple of summers ago after taking a class at Castle Hill. The small rock is a chunk of pyrite and the large rock on the right we found on a Truro beach. Finally, the outstretched ballerina on the right is a piece I’ve had for much of my life, passed down from my grandmother, who was an antiques dealer. It is bronze on a green marble base but don’t know anything else about it.

Now that you know plenty about my own collection, here are 45 more refined rooms with many spectacular sculptures, starting with a Dubuffet.

Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16

Katie Lydon Interiors

Trip Haenisch & Assoc. – Photographer Simon UptonElle Decor

Kelly Behun   |   Kelly Wearstler, Metropolitan Home

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Ashe + Leandro Architecture + Interior Design  |   unidentified

via Desire to Inspire

David Scott Interiors

Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16

Elle Decor

The Selby

Mercedes Perez de Castro

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Photographer Warren Heath   |   Photographer Simon Watson

James Harb Architects – Photographer William WaldronElle Decor


Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design

Photographer Stellan Herner   |   unidentified

Photographer Pierre Jean Verger

via The Brickhouse    |   Weitzman Halpern Design

Jennifer Post Design – Architectural Digest

Eric Ceputis Design – Photographer Nathan KirkmanElle Magazine

via The Brickhouse   |   Robert Passal Interior & Architectural DesignTraditional Home

Hotel Particulier

Kriste Michelini Interiors   |   Jennifer Post Design

Luis Bustamante Arquitectura de Interiores

Charles de Lisle Workshop    |   Marc Jacobs’ Paris apartment by Paul Fortune Design


New York Spaces

Wendy Blount, Blount Design

Jennifer Post Design

Weitzman Halpern Design   |   David Scott Interiors

Kelly Behun

Duane Modern Gallery   |    Adam Bram Straus Interior DesignLonny

A few other shots of sculptures in my own home:

Left: Chaim Gross sculpture, a gift from my in-laws, It is bronze on a wood base, and very heavy.
Right top: A wooden sculpture of a mother and two children that I bought at a gallery in Wellfleet on Cape Cod when my children were about those ages, and always wanted to be held. It’s dark-stained wood. I can look up the artist if anyone’s interested.
Right bottom: A close-up shot of my son’s abstract clay sculpture, circa 2005.


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Montage: 22 Spaces with Sheepskin Throws

It makes sense that so many taste makers strew sheepskin throws on the furniture. Whether it’s to reinforce the cozy in an already dressed down space, soften a room that’s bit too sleek, or add texture to a monochromatic palette, the shaggy skins are undeniably a nice touch.

I was immediately drawn to the gray sheepskins that are thrown over the chairs in the third photo down. I could do that, I thought. I had seen the curly gray versions at IKEA. They’d make the perfect touch on my new gray sofa in the family room. At once inviting and edgy. So tempting. Until I thought about it. How many times a day do I replace the pillows and blankets that litter the floor? Did I want to add to the chore? Not so much. Oh well.

Maybe it’d work on my all white bed. Who am I kidding? I don’t make my bed . . .

Photos: photographer Laura Resen; stylist Leslie Siegel; photographer  Stellan Herner; Flickr-herz-allerliebst; Flickr-famapa; photographer Anna Kern; Digs by Katie; Flickr; Atticus & Milo; Erin Martin Design; John Maniscalco Architecture; Living Etc.; Mi Casa; photographer Rachel Smith; Apartment Therapy NY; Hotel Esplendor via Continuous Thread; Julianne Moore’s living room; Flickr-JHJapan; Elle Decor; photographer Trine Thorsen; Studio Isle Olde Bell Inn; architects Fernlund +  Logan; Emma’s Design Blogg via Remodelista; Apartment Therapy; architects Fernlund +  Logan; Bolig Magasinet.

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