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Montage: 25 Fresh White Interiors with Crystal Chandeliers

Today, the topic of my blog post on Style Illuminated is turning on the romance in the bedroom with a crystal chandelier. Traditional rooms aren’t the only ones in which a dose of crystal can do some good. Sleeker spaces, especially those bathed in white look fabulous with sparkling crystal dangling from above. Case in point, these 25 rooms.

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Photographer Adriano Bacchella

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Living Etc.

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Katrine Martensen-Larsen of KML Design

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Skona Hem

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House Beautiful

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The Style Files

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Photographer Line Klein

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Ryan Korban – Lonny 
Photographer Patrick Cline

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Marie Claire Italia

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Elle Decor

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Samantha Pynn

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The Style Files

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Anatomy Design

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Othilia Thalund

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Photographer Rachel Whiting

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An apartment in Barcelona – Trendland

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

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Home of Camilla who owns decor shop Milla Boutique

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Home of Nacho Polo – Elle Decor

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Montage: 54 Kitchen Banquettes

Our Boston condo is under renovation. One of the features we are adding is a banquette adjacent to the kitchen area. It seems to me that there’s been a proliferation of built-in seating recently. Unlike the booths of the ’70s (I grew up with an orange and white vinyl booth in a kitchen with oversize floral wallpaper that had a gold, brown, and orange plaid border), today’s specimens are sophisticated and sleek.

Ours will be U-shaped (not ideal, but we’re dealing with a tight space), with a pale blue and taupe chevron upholstered seat-back and pale blue faux leather seat cushion. The custom table has a walnut herringbone-pattern top on a restaurant supply style stainless base. I’ll post a photo when it’s complete. (If I’m not dead first.)

In the meantime, here are 54 very fabulous banquettes. In addition, check out my piece “The Haute Seat,” in last Sunday’s Boston Globe Magazine.





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Montage: Violet Interiors

ed-apri“Violet, you’re turning violet, Violet,” has always been one of my favorite lines from a movie. The sentiment is certainly fitting this season, as rosy purples, sweet lavenders, and deep aubergines persist in decidedly violet décors. I’m not a big pink person, and an overly obvious lavender feels a tad treacly, but violet, oh violet. Although violet was declared the new “it” color last year, Elle Decor is certainly still smitten (newest issue – April 2009 – on the left). And so am I.

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