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Montage: 54 Living Rooms with Gray Sofas

Why gray sofas? First, I apologize for missing two days of blogging. I took a quick day trip to Connecticut to visit a friend. A friend who has so much faith in my taste that she has hired me to decorate her gorgeous new apartment in New York City. You didn’t realize that I’m an interior designer? I’m not! This very loyal friend is confident that through my writing and research, experience overseeing the building and renovations of my own places, and years of absorbing interior images, that I can do this. Or rather, we can do this. It’s definitely a collaboration. And really fun.

I’ll mainly be choosing furnishings. The project doesn’t involve any construction, kitchens, or bathrooms. The apartment is brand new and will be delivered finished and pristine. We  will pick paint colors, wallpapers, rugs, and furniture. The budget is similar to what I would spend if it were my own home, which makes it a lot easier. I’m nervous, but excited.

We’ve decided to go with a gray sofa in her living room. We’re thinking about a serene white and gray scheme, or white and gray with green accents. The dining room is in the same space, so we can play with that too. I’m sure I’ll be treating you to a lot of posts inspired by our deliberations and eventual decisions.

Vita Designs

House to Home

Photographer David Duncan Livingston

Marcelo Lucini’s Buenos Aires apartment

Steven GambrelElle Decor

Greg Natale

unidentified

unidentified

Katie Ridder

via The Aestate

Andrew Flesher Interiors

Burley Katon HallidayElle Decor

Photographer Francesca Mantovani via French by Design

Light Locations

Home of Joanna Berryman of Matrushka

Katie Lydon

Anthony Baratta

Dwell Studio

Home of stylist/photographer Elisabeth Dunker via Design Sponge

via Apartment Therapy

Shopping Break

Rest Sofa by Muuto

Steven Gambrel - Elle Decor

Burnham Design

Home of Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks - Metropolitan Home

Emily Summers

Courtney Cox’s Malibu home – Trip HaenischElle Decor

Axel Vervoordt

Jonathan Adler

 Ix Design

Turner Davis Interiors - Elle Decor

reader’s home – Cote de Texas

 via little green notebook

Photographer Manolo Yllera

unidentified

Sally Wheat Interiors

bloggers own sofa (IKEA) - Pretty Petals blog

Sally Wheat Interiors

Crate & Barrel

Ashe + Leandro

unidentified

unidentified

Daniel M. Pafford

Francisco Costa’s NYC apartment via Habitually Chic

Greg Natale

 Emily Robinson of the Dixie Chicks – Metropolitan Home
Architects Jim Poteet & Patrick Ousey - Interior designer Joel Mozersky

Emily Summers

via House of Phila

Sally Wheat Interiors

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

unidentified

Burnham Design

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Montage: 64 Rooms with Black and White Art

I’ve been really drawn to black and white abstract artworks recently. For instance, I could really go for a Franz Kline. OK, so that isn’t likely, but there are plenty of alternatives, and designers are incorporating them into interiors rather a lot of late. From misshapen ink blots and robust geometrics to feathery woodcuts and simple hand-drawn forms, black and white artworks elevate the sophistication level of a room.

I love the look, but I’ve found myself hesitating when confronted with the opportunity to purchase such a piece. Maybe the thought of laying out a lot of money for such simplicity is not as exciting as taking ownership of something bright and shiny. But let’s be serious,that could end up being the difference between something trendy from Forever 21 or a beautifully tailored Armani. No comparison. Happily, we recently purchased a pair of drawings that resemble thread. I had them matted and framed and they look fantastic. (I’ll try to post a photo later today.)

Bolig Magasinet 

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Weitzman Halpern

Elle Decor

Molly Luetkemeyer, M. Design

Christina Murphy

Betsy Brown

Anouck Lepère’s home via Nowness

unidentified

Photographer Moris Moreno

Jan Showers

Shawn Henderson

Elle Decor

unidentified

Angela Hardison via Design Sponge

unidentified

Hay Copenhagen

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Betsy Brown

Ruthie SommersLonny

Meichi Peng Design Studio

Achica

India Hicks, Domino

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Nina Freudenberger, Haus Interior

Ron Marvin

via The Decorista

via Wishflowers

Margarita Lorenzo, Chocolate Creative   |   via The Aestate

Celerie Kemble   |   Jennifer Ferreira

Ashley Putman, Lonny   |   Photographer David Prince

Photographer Lucas Allen   |   unidentified

Mim Design   |   Meichi Peng Design Studio

via  The Glamourai   |   Weitzman Halpern

Mendelson Group   |   unidentified

via  The Brick House   |   unidentified

via David Stark’s Sketchbook blog   |   via The Selby

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design   |   Apparatus Lighting

Ericka McLain   |  via Design Manifest

via Erin Loechner on Pinterest   |   unidentified

Bruno de Caumont   |   unidentified

Luis Bustamante   |   Frédéric Méchiche’s loft via Door 16

via Mr Call on Pinterest    |   Haus Interior, Traditional Home

Ron Marvin, Lonny    |   via The Lennoxx

via The Aestate   |  Photographer Virginia McDonald

Betsy Brown

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Montage: 53 Rooms with Spectacular Windows

With the weather moving towards spring, all I want to do is stare out the window, and wish I were outside, somewhere . . .

Photographer Alan Kaplanas

Elle Decor

Architects Kengo Kuma & Associates

via Habitual Bliss

via theBERRY

Hey Home

Meyer Davis Studio

Ken Linsteadt Architects

unidentified

Photographer Mark Williams

Aqua Vitae Design

via The Brick House   |   via The Aestate

Dwell Magazine   |   Fernlund + Logan Architects

California Home+Design

Diana Kellogg Architects

Photographer James Merrell

via Zillow, NYC   |   via I Need a Guide

Photographer Simon Watson

Photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut

John Douglas Eason Interiors

Fawn Galli

Photographer Ellen McDermott

Fernau & Hartman Architects

Lundberg Design

M. Design

Pretty Space   |   Lundberg Design

Spruce Design and Decor

via Etoile Legere   |   Walker-Warner Architects

Photographer Jason Martin

Home DSGN

Photographer Marc Gerritsen

via Kikette Interiors   |   via Cape Cod Islands & Home

Tim Clinch Photography   |   Hotel Iturregi, Spain

Photographer Simon Watson

photographer Lincoln Barbour

unidentified

via Inspace Locations

via Marie Claire Maison

via theBERRY

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

unidentified

Photographer Greg Segal   |   Photographer Julien Oppenheim

Shelton, Mindel & Assoc.   |  Fernlund + Logan Architects

via Automatism   |   via Houzz

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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.


Alisberg Parker Architects


Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors


Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects


Kelly Behun


Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design


via New York Times


Jean Louis Deniot


Frank Roop


Brad Dufton of Color Theory


unknown


via The Aestate


Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly


Tilton Fenwick


Amanda Nisbet Design


Design Within Reach


Jamie Drake Design Associates


Elizabeth Kimberly Design


Photographer Peter Margonelli


via Skona Hem


Melanie Turner Interiors


Photographer Francesco Lagnese


Jessica Helgerson Interior Design


via The Aestate


Photographer Susan Gillmore


John Willey of Willey Design


unknown


Clarisse Demory


via Living Etc.


via Living Etc.


Architects Found Associates


Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone


via Inspace Locations


via Homes and Gardens


Photographer Simon Watson


Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors


Photographer Francis Smith


Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams


Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown


Steven Gambrel  |  unknown


Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home


via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations


Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson


Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks

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Montage: 34 Rooms with Love

The web has been littered with hearts and such since the beginning of the month. I was going to hold this post until next week, but I figured I’d join the party early. These rooms all spell love, literally. Well, there’s one amour.

Twine  |  photographer Armelle Habib

achitects Elding Oscarson Liz Caan

via Mak & JillCath Kitson in Lonny

photographer Marjon Hoogervorst  |  photographer Lisa Cohen

Norske Interiorblogger

via The Aestate  |  Norske Interiorblogger

Diane Bergeron   |  unidentified

via The Aestate  |  stylist Selina Lake

unidentified  |  Flickr – Dottie Angel

photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes
stylist Heather Nette King photographed by Armelle Habib

via Apartment Therapy

Flickr – royaltygirl

via Flickr – Laura Smera

Flickr – Iro {ivy style33}

via Funky Bear Decor

via Pinterest

architect William T. Georgis

via Inspace Locations

Robyn Karp

photographer Douglas Friedman

Found Associates

Anna Beth Chao

via Design Public

via Where the Sidewalk Begins

stylist Heather Nette King

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