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Montage: 25 Bedrooms with Patterned Bedding

Like most things in my house, I tend towards simple with clean lines. While it’s true that in my living room in Boston, I have a bold Angela Adams rug and smattering of patterned pillows by Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, Hable Construction, and Judy Ross Textiles, the sofa and upholstered cushions on the vintage Scandinavian chairs from eBay are slightly textured solids

In the bedroom, I always keep colors and textures more subdued. When we lived in a bungalow in Chevy Chase, we had the loveliest bedroom, with pale lilac walls, a creamy wrought iron bed, and a beautiful quilt that my mother-in-law made for us as a wedding gift. The windows looked out on a magnolia tree in the backyard.

Our Boston bedroom, by contrast, is a dungeon. To lighten things up, we have a tall tailored headboard from Pottery Barn, upholstered in white cotton duck. The sheets and duvet are pure white. Not exciting, but the best we can do as everything else seems to have taken priority for the last dozen years. Happily the all white bedroom on the Cape is bliss.

The condo in Delray Beach is currently being painted white. White, white, and more white. The cork floor should go in later this month(!!!). If you’ve been following, you’ll know it’s decorated with white and pale wood furniture from Ikea (sofa, chairs), CB2 (nightstands, dining table), West Elm (bed), etc. and punctuated with pops of color.

The boys’ beds, of which i did a staged makeover, are back to its original style. While the bold graphic bedding looked better, it wasn’t the aesthetic I was going for. So they once again have the Ikea duvet covers in teal and grass green with organic patterns. While the fabric is slightly rough, I love the quality of the duvet inserts, pillows, mattress pads, and other bedding basics.

BeddingStyle.com was in touch recently about doing some sort of makeover using my choice of bedding from its site. There are a few great modern bedding brands, including Marimekko, so I’ve been contemplating whether to try one out in the Florida master bedroom. I had planned on using a sea glass colored Matouk coverlet I bought at the Matouk Factory Store in Fall River, Mass.

In trying to determine whether to go with a subtly colored solid duvet or comforter, or one with a pattern, I thought it best to pull together some examples. (The sheets will remain white; always white.) Here are 25 bedrooms with patterned duvets, comforters, or quilts.

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Alexandra Angle Interior Design

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Home of designer Leah Bartholomew of  Beneath the Sun
Photo by Toby Scott  •  The Design Files

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Birch Tree Duvet Cover   •  Urban Outfitters

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Hilary Thomas Designs  •  House Beautiful 

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Comforter by Hay  •  Photo by Tim Bjørn •  Bo Bedre

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Home of More Than Living blogger, Cindy Keur-Rijckenberg

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Home of Finnish photographer, stylist, designer Riikka Kantinkoski

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&Tradition Trash Me lamp  •  Est Magazine

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Photo by Mona Gundersen

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Magical Thinking Altiplano shams at Urban Outfitters

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NYC home of Lauren Moffat  •  Photo by Alice Gao  •  Design Sponge

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Home of designer Sam Sacks  •  House & Home

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Josef Frank print  •  House to Home

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Kyle- & Erin’s U Street home  •  Apartment Therapy

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María Lladó

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Ripple bedding by Lulu DK for Matouk

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Styled by Kim Timmerman

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Pottery Barn Kids mini polka dot bedding and gold unicorn
Sixth Street Design

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Hay quilt   •  Kayser-O Photography  •  Femina

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Mexican Otomi print bedding  •  Domino

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Dip dye bedding  •  Artwork by Andrew O’Brien

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Bedding by Luhta Home AW2013  •  Krista Keltanen Photography

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Philadelphia home of painter Nicholas Santore &  designer Valerie Ferus
Design Sponge

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Lulu De Kwiatkowski’s home  •  Photo by Patrick Kline  •  Lonny 

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Albert Hadley “Fireworks” wallpaper  •  House Beautiful

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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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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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A N D  O T H E R  C H A I R S 

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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:
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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 White Bedrooms With French Flavor

Since it’s still freezing outside, and sheepskin, fur, and sunlight reflected off crystal chandeliers sounds really appealing, I’m continuing the week with more boho/vintage style rooms as opposed to minimal sleekness. While I sit tucked under my down duvet, ground level in Boston, I could do with some Parisian flair. These 20 bedrooms are dreamy, and tinged with a French flavor, I think.

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Light Locations

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The French Bedroom Company

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Charles Spada

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Designer Rose Uniacke’s home  •  NYT T Magazine

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Home for sale in London  •  Foxtons

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Bedroom of Dreamy Whites blogger

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Cottage Style

Simple Home- Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living by Mark Bailey and Sally Bailey Photographer Debi Treloar

Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living
Written by Mark Bailey and Sally Bailey
Photography by Debi Treloar

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Veronika Demovicova and Juraj Talcik

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Norm Architects

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Real Living

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Lantliv

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Home of Camilla who owns decor shop Milla Boutique

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Ryan Korban  •  Lonny 
Photographer Patrick Cline

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Home of designer Lucy Young  •  The Design Files

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Montage: 24 Rooms with Copper Pendants

Chrome was the new brass, oil rubbed bronze the new chrome, brass the new bronze, and now, copper is the new brass. Seriously. I almost wonder if one man isn’t responsible for this predilection for copper: British product designer Tom Dixon. Tom Dixon’s copper shade pendant is everywhere. Everywhere. And, these copper pendant lamps look amazing, whether solo, in pairs, in triplicate, or hanging in a cluster. Most often, one finds the copper pendant over the dining table, but it adds dreamy lustre to a bedroom, and a bit of spark to a living room. And a copper pendant added to a white kitchen just makes the whole look. The copper looks equally as great with pastels as with earthy tones, blues, black, and minimalist whites. Here are 24 rooms with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants. Judge for yourself.

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

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Elle Decoration 

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Fantastic Frank

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Smyth Tribeca Hotel

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H&M Home

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House to Home

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration

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Femina

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Photo by Jean Marc Wullschleger / Living Agency

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Photo by Jonas Ingerstedt  •  Elle Deco Sweden

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Real Living

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Photo by Sabra Lattos  •  Adore Home

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Photo by Patric Johansson

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Photo by Sean Fennessy

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Photo by Marcia Prentice for Apartment Therapy

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Lou & Hernández Interior Architecture Studio

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House to Home 

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The Design Files

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Montage: Bedroom Sconces

We spend summers at my husband’s family’s home in Cape Cod, and recently got a little condo in South Florida for sunshine doses during Boston winters. That pretty much (most definitely) means the travel budget is depleted. We don’t, have never, taken a grand family vacation. By contrast, our kids’ friends have travelled to some amazing destinations during school breaks (Israel, Tanzania, Norway, El Salvador, Paris, etc.). My kids have pointed out that they’ve never been out of the country, and have asked for “a trip to Canada, at least” just to say they have.

Spending thousands of dollars for the privilege (?) of spending 24/7 with family is not at the top of my list. On the other hand, I too wouldn’t mind a trip overseas, and who knows, maybe we’d even all get along and have fun. We thought, if we were to do this, we’d start off easy, with London. (After all, until just a few years ago,  a family trip to Target was a challenge.)

Part of what makes travel hard, for me, is that I like a nice hotel. But that’s a huge budget-eater, especially for four. I was thinking about looking into rentals at short stay apartments in London. Does anyone have suggestions? What does this have to do with bedside sconces? Not much. While I was perusing one of those sites, I came across a photo with interesting placement of reading sconces.

When we built the house on the Cape, I installed slightly odd sconces in a guest room—ones that stick straight out above the bed. Not the best idea, as they get very hot and guests hit their heads when they sit up. That said, I applaud the efforts for trying sconces that go beyond the boring. Here are 20 bedside sconce ideas.

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London Shortlet

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Satyagraha House

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Instagram: Kenziepoo

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Casa Brazil

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CCS Architecture

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Brian Atwood’s bedroom by Nate Berkus
Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Emily Henderson

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HK Living

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Laura Fulmine

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Amy Lau

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Cindy Sherman’s Hamptons house  by Billy Cotton
 Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest

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Lonny

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Elin Kicken

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Imagine Living/Houzz

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Arquiteto Piero Lissoni

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Home of Trinny Woodall  •  Femina

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Flavor Paper

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Photographer Sean Fennessy  for  The Design Files

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John Coolidge Photography

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Montage: 30 Kids Rooms with Teepees

Teepees, wigwams, play tents  (whatever you want to call them) have been trending for a rather long time.  However last week, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed them a trend:  Teepees: The New Urban Hideaway.  I’m not sure why a newspaper would be so slow to catch onto this (it’s not like there’s a three-month lead time). No matter, they’re still going strong. We had a refrigerator box playhouse for a while; admittedly not nearly as chic. But that was a dozen years ago.

The teepee is great because it looks good not only in a kids room, but in adult spaces too. As you can see from these 30 rooms with teepees, they work well in white Scandinavian interiors, minimalist black and white living rooms, nurseries with traditional childrens bedroom furniture, and of course colorful playrooms. You can even erect one outdoors.

I was obsessed with building forts as a kid, always enclosing my bunk beds with blankets, and wishing I had a way to hang a sheet from the ceiling. My kids, too, used to love taking all the blankets they could gather and draping them over chairs and ottomans to create fun enclosures. There’s definitely something satisfying, and practical too, about a kid constructing a hideaway on his own. That said, it’s also nice to have a ready-made private quiet space. Wonder if my boys are too big for one now?

 

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Photo by Lönngren Widell

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L.A. home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Home of architect Clare Cousins
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Sukha Amsterdam  •  Vosgesparis

My Bedroom Retreat Contest  Kids Room

Apartment Therapy’s My Bedroom Retreat Contest

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Weekday Carnival

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Pour Jolies Momes

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Time of the Aquarius

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Little Birds Boutique

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Interjero Patarimai

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Little Kind

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Design Sponge

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Design Sponge

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Photo by Krista Keltnanen

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Desire to Inspire

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6th Street Design School

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Aesthetic Outburst

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Varpunen

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Moozle

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Home of Minnie Mortimer
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com

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The Handmade Home

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IKEA Family Live

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Mokkasin

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Fawn Over Baby

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The Design Files

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Bolig Magasinet

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Jute Interior Design

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Photo by Christina Kayser Onsgaard for Bo Bedre

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Montage: 26 Rooms with Wood-Clad Feature Walls

Today I did a roundup on Design Milk of a dozen contemporary feature walls. Here’s an expanded version of 26 rooms with wood-clad feature walls. The array includes large sheets of wood to cover walls, like the first one below, as well as horizontal and vertical slats. Some have a clean, smooth finish, while some of the feature walls are more rustic, having been created from reclaimed wood boards. Our contractor in Florida suggested that along with the plywood floor we want to put down, we should cover the main wall too. It’s a good idea.

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Photographer Frederick J. Uekert

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Architect Flavia Gerab

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Marianne Amodio Architecture

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 Vanni Archive Architectural Photography

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John Maniscalco Architecture

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Pollen Architecture & Design •  Photographer Casey Dunn

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Aerin Lauder’s Aspen home designed by Daniel Romualdez
Photographer François Halard for Vogue

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William Massie
Photographer Karina Tengberg for Dwell

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Arent & Pyke  •  Lucas Allen Photography

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Pollen Architecture & Design  •  Photographer Casey Dunn

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Bower Architecture  •  Photographer Shannon McGrath

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 Studiomates office in Brooklyn photographed by Julia Robb

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SHED Architecture & Design

Architectural photography from Austin, TX.

Miro Rivera Architects

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Line Architects

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Darren Palmer Interiors

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Minarc  •  Photographer Art Gray

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Fjall Lodge, Australia
Hecker Phelan & Guthrie  •   Salter Architects

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Slowpoke Espresso, Melboure, Australia
Anne-Sophie Poirier of Sasufi

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Photographer Angelita Bonetti for The Design-Files

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Hilary Swank’s NYC apartment desigend by Mark Zeff
Photographer Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Briggs Edward Solomon

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Briggs Edward Solomon

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Montage: 20 Modern Patios and Decks

For outdoor inspiration, in case you are contemplating making a purchase after seeing yesterday’s post, Get the Look: 18 Modern Patio Chairs, here are 20 outdoor spaces with a range of patio furniture. Most of the patios and decks have a modern sensibility, but some are charmingly rustic.

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Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s home
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Hufft Projects

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Jonas Wagell   -   Sommarnöjen

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 Jeremy Levine Design

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Estrella Salietti Decoración  -  Photo by Adriana Bufi

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Thom Filicia

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Renato D’Ettorre Architects   -    Canberra Times

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 Photo by James Merrell for House to Home

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Oscar Properties

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Sett Studio

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Home of artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook
Photo by Owen Raggett

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West Elm

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Hecker Guthrie Architecture
Photo by Derek Swalwell for The Design Files

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Wolterinck

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Curb Architecture
Photo by Hollis Bennett for Dwell

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Maison Estate

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Architex  -  Photo by Simon Devitt

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Montage: 28 Modern Pools

Having been down to Delray Beach, Florida three times in the last three months, I’ve become pretty spoiled about having a pool right outside my front door. It may be a pool we share with ever-bobbing seniors, but the water is 90-degrees and it’s right outside our door (Oh, did I mention that already?) Over the weekend, I was enjoying the gorgeous weather in Boston thinking, “I wish I could go for a dip.” So not happening.

Summers for us are devoid of swimming pools too. The Outer Cape is known more for its beaches and kettle ponds than manmade watering holes. But if I could have a pool, I imagine a modern pool, a sleek strip alongside the house. Other pools I’ve enjoyed include the chichi pool at the Delano in South Beach, though I haven’t been since they first opened in the mid-’90s (hung poolside with Calvin and Kelly Klein, Barry Diller, David Geffen, and other A-listers that Thanksgiving weekend), and the very simple pool at a villa I stayed at in the outskirts of Florence. Pure and simple, surrounded by grass, where I enjoyed the best Caprese salad too. Enough reminiscing and onto daydreaming with this collection of mostly modern pools.

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Kelly Klein’s Palm Beach getaway – Architectural Digest 

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Studio William Hefner

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Padraic Cassidy Architecture

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“Pretty Beach House” vacation rental in Sydney, Australia

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Bates Masi Architects

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DVA Arhitekta

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Anthony Exter Landscape Design  –  Sunset Magazine

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Siemasko + Verbridge – Photographer Eric Roth-

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Ong & Ong

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Mell Lawrence Architects

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Bates Masi Architects

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Villa Mayavee in Phuket, Thailand  -  Tierra Design

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Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

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Home of artists Peter + Helen Cole  -  The Design Files
Photographer Sean Fennessy  -  Stylist Lucy Feagins

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Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

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Rui Ventura

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BC Arquitectos

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Photographer Richard Powers  -  Vogue Living Australia

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Home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne  -  Architectural Digest -

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Assadi + Pulido

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Simljan Radic

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Chen + Suchart Studio

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Marie Laure Helmkampf

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Isay Weinfeld Arquitetura

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4D-Arquitetura

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Kaufman Desert House, Palm Springs by Richard Neutra

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Laplace & Co.

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