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Montage: 32 Rooms with Blue Velvet Sofas

For a while I had been noticing gray sofas galore, but lately its been blue velvet sofas that have been standing out. Elegant but still cozy, they work in a variety of rooms, and seem just the touch of richness needed for this chilly winter week. There are some old favorites in here that I felt like I had to include (Frank Roop, Mary McDonald), but also plenty of new finds. Tomorrow we’ll take a shopping trip on the Interwebs to find blue velvet seating of our own.

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Lonny
blue-velvet-sofa-with-white-Emily-Henderson

Emily Henderson

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 Rue Magazine

blue-velvet-sofa-colorful-pillows-Monica-Penaguião

Monica Penaguião

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 Home of interior stylist Jaime Lacasa
Photographed by P. Zuloaga for Elle Decoration Spain

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Aman & Carson
Photographed by Pieter Estersohn for Elle Decor

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Designer Frank Roop’s own home (also my neighbor in Boston)
Photographed by Eric Roth for Elle Decor

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Hecker Guthrie
Photographed by Derek Swalwell (via The Design Files)

blue-velvet-sectional-Vancouver-loft-architect Omer Arbel

Architect Omer Arbel • Photographed by Martin Tessler

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Victoria Hagan

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Architectural Digest Spain (via ECLECchic)

Blue-velvet-sofa-Amanda-Nisbet

Amanda Nisbet

blue-velvet-sofa-abstract-art-Petra Bindel

Photographed by Petra Bindel

Blue-velvet-sofa-home-of-designer-Ksenia Nikitina

Designer Ksenia Nikitina’s Moscow penthouse
Architectural Digest Russia

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Annsley McAleer
(Boston designer and my neighbor)

Blue-Velvet-sofa-The-Coveteur-Brad-Goreski

 Brad Goreski’s home on The Coveteur

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 unidentified (via Remodelista)

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 unidentified (via MFAMB)

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Photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

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Photographed by Mark Boston for Heart Home Magazine

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unidentified (via The Brick House)

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Elena Letteron • New England Home

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D. Mesure Studio

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D. Mesure Studio

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Pauline de Rothschild’s library in House Beautiful

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Blue-velvet-sofa-Romy-schneider-by-Botti

 Actress Romy Schneider photographed by Giancarlo Botti

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 Mary McDonald

blue-velvet-sofa-Todd-Alexander-Romano-AD

Designer Todd Alexander Romano’s apartment in NYC
 Thomas Loof for Architectural Digest

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 Shoot Factory

blue-velvet-sofa-red-cross-Emily-Henderson

Emily Henderson

Blue-Velvet-sofa-Windsor-Smith

Windsor Smith

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Fine Print: 25 Best Design Books of 2012

The constant stream of books into my home may be the best perk of being a blogger. While I’ve been aiming to pare down my possessions, I still revel in the glossy pages of beautifully photographed rooms. It helps that I have a rather grand set of built in bookshelves in my living room, which looks best when full. Then of course there’s the console table behind the sofa that needs a stack, and the coffee table (a Heywood-Wakefield with a top that turns, inherited from my husband’s grandparents). A couple of these don’t squarely fall in the design category, and I don’t actually own every one, but I did browse and love them all.

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STEVEN GAMBREL DESIGN BOOK RIZZOLI 2012

Steven Gambrel Time & Space, Abrams 2012

PLAYFUL HOME KIDS ROOMS ANDREW WEAVING

Playful Home, Rizzoli 2012

KELLY WEARSTLER BOOK RHAPSODY RIZZOLI 2012

Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody, Rizzoli 2012

DIANE KEATON HOUSE DESIGN BOOK

Diane Keaton House, Rizzoli 2012

CLASSICAL CHINESE FURNITURE COFFEE TABLE BOOK

 Classical Chinese Furniture, Vendome Press 2012

BROOKLYN MAKERS CRAFTERS HIPSTERS

Brooklyn Makers, Princeton Architectural Press 2012

SUSANNA SALK DECORATING BOOK 2012

Susanna Salk Be Your Own Decorator, Rizzoli 2012

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Jennifer Post Pure Space, Rizzoli 2012

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Cupcakes and Cashmere, Abrams 2012

HOME NOVOGRATZ COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Home by Novogratz, Artisan 2012

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE BLOG BOOK

Young House Love, Artisan 2012

AMANDA NISBET DAZZLING DESIGN RIZZOLI

Amanda Nisbet Dazzling Design, Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2012

THE ART BOOK NEW EDITION PHAIDON 2012

The Art Book, Phaidon 2012

THIS OLD HOUSE BEST OF BOOK

This Old House The Best Homes, Abrams 2012

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Alvar Aalto Houses, Princeton Architectural Press 2012

THOM FILICIA AMERICAN BEAUTY BOOK

Thom Filicia American Beauty, Clarkson Potter 2012

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Roman and Williams Things We Made, Rizzoli 2012

AM ATELIER INTERIORS DESIGN BOOK

Interiors | Atelier AM, Rizzoli 2012

THE ICONIC INTERIOR

The Iconic Interior, Abrams 2012

200 SMALL APARTMENT IDEAS BOOK

200 Small Apartment Ideas, Firefly Books 2012

ANN GETTY DECORATING STYLE BOOK

Ann Getty Interior Style, Rizzoli 2012

LARS  BOLANDER INTERIOR DESIGNER SWEDEN BOOK

 Lars Bolander Interior Design and Inspiration, TeNeues 2012

ERIC COHLER INTERIOR DESIGN COFFEE TABLE BOOK

Eric Cohler Cohler on Design, The Monacelli Press 2012

DARRYL CARTER WASHINGTON DC DECORATOR

Darryl Carter The Collected Home, Clarkson Potter 2012

FRENCH FLAIR MODERN VINTAGE DESIGN BOOK FLAMMARION

French Flair Modern Vintage Interiors, Flammarion 2012

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Montage: 34 Work Spaces with Swivel Chairs

Now that my workspace has been relocated to the living room, I’m thinking of getting a new desk chair. The one I’ve been using from Hold Everything is literally falling apart. I’m uncertain whether to opt for a stylish dining/upholstered chair or for a more ergonomically-correct, but not as living room-y, office chair. I think a rolling swivel chair may be too office-y for my workspace (I’ll post a photo of it tomorrow), though some of these look lovely. I love the Eames Management chair, but at over $2,000, it’s not likely to make an appearance at my house.

via Live Creating Yourself

via Herman Miller Lifework

Gene Meyer

Cookie Magazine

Photographer Justin Bernhaut

Photographer Erik Johnson

unidentified

Kate Hume

Jessica Helgerson

Amanda Nisbet

Photographer Idha Lindhag

unidentified

Architectural Digest

Sara Story

Hus & Hem

Living Etc.

Elle Decor Italia

Marie Fisher  – H2hotel

Photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo

unidentified

Victoria Hagan

Photographer Marti HahnReal Living Magazine

unidentified

The Office Stylist

Michael Habachy

Palmer WeissTradHome

Matt Eastwood

Cassie Pyle  – The Veda House

Studio AV5

Stefano Tonchi’s home (editor of W Magazine) – The Selby

Photographer Kelly Ishikawa

Photographer Trent Bell

Photographer Magnus Marding

Lonny Magazine

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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

unidentified

Buckingham Interiors + Design

Photographer Anitta Behrendt   |   Photographer Jason Loucas

Sarah Davison Interior Design

unidentified

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

unidentified

FC Studio

unidentified

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

unidentified

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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Fine Print: Victoria Hagan Interior Portraits

Victoria Hagan’s Interior Portraits came out back in October, but I’ve been so busy these last few months I’m just catching up on my reading now. I’ve been a fan of Hagan’s work for years. Her environments are quiet, yet strong, perfectly balanced and sophisticated. I especially admire her sense of composition. Although I tend toward slightly more lively elements and more color  in my own living space, I really appreciate her aesthetic.


I often look to Hagan’s interiors to understand furniture layout, something I’m not very good at. The seating and tables are well-balanced, symmetrical without looking “done.” I love the artwork over the fireplace here.

I’ve always appreciated a perfect blue and white room. Love the slightly rumpled striped rug, bold sofas, and crisp white X-benches.

I love that although this is a purely black and white room, there’s nothing stark, or (gasp) bachelor-ish about it. The lines of the sofas are strong and they look comfortable in that delicious black velvet, and the mix of chair styles lends just the right touch of eclectic.
This room is much more saturated in color than Hagan’s usual spaces. The blue/green walls have an ombré effect. And I adore oversize artwork.
Again, a large format artwork; its blues set off the topaz of the amazing Murano glass chandelier and amber glass candlesticks perfectly.
I love the chandelier in this room; slightly swirly and elegant. The desk looks very  cool, with clear acrylic side panels. The modern artwork hanging above is great too.

A perfectly relaxing bedroom; no distractions.

The symmetry of the sinks frame the statement tub.

A home office with a view that encourages daydreams. Love the chairs.

Again, a great big canvas adds life and color to a neutral room.

 

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