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Montage: 15 Bathrooms With Porcelain Wood Effect Tiles

As I continue my search for bathroom tiles (not to mention a light fixture to replace the one that looks like it should be in a starlet’s dressing room),  I realize I’ve been seeing so many  wood effect tiles, that it deserved its own post.

I first noticed porcelain tiles that look like wood when the condo board of our building in Boston finally decided to redo our lobby. (It had what looked to be tiles you might find in a hospital, complete with tile baseboard.) Our upstairs neighbor brought a few samples as suggestions. We decided to use them, so the lobby now has a New England-y feel, with medium wood effect porcelain tiles, golden walls, and wood baseboards in creamy white. A huge improvement. (Now I need to get rid of the awful, elaborately framed mirror.)

While I likely won’t be using wood grained tiles in our Florida condo bathroom, as it isn’t a good match with the cork flooring in the rest of the place (though would be an improvement over the existing flesh-toned pink tiles), I think there are some great options. I particularly like the pale gray wood effect tiles, and the idea of doing an faux wood tile accent wall in the shower. Have a look at these 15 bathrooms with wood effect tiles.

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Projekt Home

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Creative Homebody

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Jeff King and Co.

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Stone Source

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Planete Deco

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DKOR Interiors

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Home Adore

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Vt Wonen

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Stephani Buchman Photography

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Eliot Tuckerman Southeastern Custom Homes

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Tanju Ozelgin

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Beyond Homes

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Scheming: Boys’ Bedroom in Florida

What do you think of unfinished/unpainted furniture? I’ve pretty much always hated it. But when we were faced with furnishing the condo in Florida on a tight budget, I found myself buying several pieces from Ikea’s Tarva line. Namely, a pair of twin Tarva bed frames and Tarva chests to put beside each.

In my defense, my plan was (and still is) to do the condo in glossy whites and light woods. (White + wood inspiration photos here and white + wood shopping guide here.)  So far so good. I’ve been able to stick to the white and wood scheme in terms of furnishings.

I had planned on having a contractor put in a plywood floor (plywood wall and floor inspiration here), but after several false starts, a neighbor referred me to Steve Gee at Tiffany’s Flooring, who (re)sold me on a cork floor instead. The new cork floor is amazing. Sneak peek coming Tuesday. Today, I’m trying to decide what to do in the boys’ room. So, back to the unfinished wood beds and chests. The bed frames are staying as is, that is, unfinished.

I am playing around with the idea of painting part of the little chests that are beside each bed as night stands. I don’t want to paint the drawer fronts—that seems really dated (or too DIY “see what you can do with a coat of paint”). But what about painting the top and sides? Or just the legs (or are we done with dipped)?

I realize this scheme looks a bit too plucked right from the Ikea catalog, but I’ll remedy that. I have promised them a rug, but that’s a whole other post.

B O Y S  B E D R O O M  i n F L O R I D A 

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Ikea furniture, cork flooring, and Etsy artwork in the boys’ room.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CHESTS?
Leave both chests unfinished?
Paint one white, leave the other?
Paint the tops of the chests white? 
Paint the tops & sides white?
Dip the legs in white paint ? 

Here are half a dozen rooms with unfinished elements. Thoughts?

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Photo by Martin Cederblad

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Dutch houseboat on Airbnb

Girls Room With Unfinished Wood Furnishings

Children’s furniture by Bedzrus

Plywood Decorations For Kids Rooms

VT Wonen

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Ikea hack via House & Home

Crafty Quirky Boys Room With Plywood

Photo by Sam McAdams Cooper for Home Life

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Montage: Enclosed Fireplaces

I remember growing up that every house had a red brick fireplace enclosed in awful cloudy glass with brass trim. It looked just terrible, but I guess the thinking was that by containing the heat, the fire would help actually heat the room—ambience be damned. For heat, it’s probably more effective to do a wood stove type of thing (see my freestanding fireplace post); my in-laws have one in their kitchen in Connecticut and it’s so toast.

Poking around my Pinterest boards for fireplaces, I am happy to report that the glass enclosed fireplace has received a much needed update. Apparently they’re called authentic balanced flue gas fires. A balanced flue is a glass fronted gas appliance, which is completely sealed from the room into which it’s installed and vents directly to an outside wall. Air is drawn in from the outside for combustion purposes increasing its efficiency through an outer pipe, whilst the inner pipe vents the combustion gases outside. Got that?

The 17 fireplaces below seem to be of the balanced flue variety, though I’m no expert. In any case, they’re all cozy and I’d love to install one into my non-working fireplaces in Boston.

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Paul Archer Design

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Skona Hem

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Elizabeth Roberts/Ensemble Architecture

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Plus Arkkitehdit

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Photo from Linnea Press

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Photo by Helenio Barbetta for Dwell

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Bolig Magasinet

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Susanna Cotts

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Photo by Lars Kaslov for Bo Bedre

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Vt Wonen

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Paul de Ruiter Architects

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Stone panels by TotalStone

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Home of stylist Kim van Rossenberg
Photo by Ernie Enkelaar for 101 Woonideeen

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JD Ireland Interior Architecture

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Montage: 20 Kids’ Rooms with Storage Lockers

I know I did kids’ rooms already this week with 20 Sleeping Nooks, but it’s a kids room kinda week. Not just because I’m on the Cape where I love my kids’ rooms (one is absolutely orange, the other turquoise), but because I also rounded up contemporary kids rooms for Design Milk on Wednesday, and today, I guest blogged for Wayfair with 10 Kids’ Storage Solutions. Definitely click over there; it’s a useful post with great photos. Below, I’ve concentrated on one specific storage solution for kids’ room—storage lockers.

Storage lockers look really cute in kids’ bedrooms and playrooms, and obviously help control clutter (assuming you actually use them). I love the way it adds color to these rooms too. I was thinking of getting the white locker from IKEA for our Delray Beach condo as a console in the living area, but my husband is not a fan. Tall, school-style lockers are great for coats, obviously (I’ve seen mudrooms decked out with them), and for dress-up clothing. Or, you could do a whole row of them, locker room style, as an armoire-like substitute for a closet. Cubby style storage lockers are obviously better for toys. A low storage locker makes a good nightstand between two single beds. Get more ideas below.

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 The Woodsman Store

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ElizabethGordon

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via Apartment Therapy

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Photo by Julie Ranee-

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Living Agency-

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Glädje

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Tineke Triggs, Artistic Designs for Living

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6th Street Design School

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House & Home -

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Photo by Sharyn Cairns  -  Inside Out -

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Vt Wonen -

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Milk Magazine

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Milk Magazine -

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Restoration Hardware -

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 The Woodsfolk Store

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Maison du Monde-

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House & Home  -  Photo by Angus Fergusson-

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101 Wonnideen

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Shop for kids rooms at Dwell Studio.

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Montage: 30 Pretty Pastel Interiors

When browsing J.Crew the other day, I noticed an abundance of pastel products. There’s always a healthy serving of pretty pastel rooms on Pinterest, and given my obsession with Scandinavian decor, especially white rooms sprinkled with pops of color, they’re always on my radar. I also just put together a post on pretty bedrooms for girls for the Matouk blog that posted yesterday, for which I had to slog through many a pink room to find the gems. Anyway, pastel style does seem to be a thing. Here are 30 pretty pastel interiors. Love ‘em, or not so much? I like to look at them. Not sure I could live in one. Would definitely do a guest room in such a scheme. My favorite here is the very first. The combinatino of violet and mint is inspired.

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Home of cosmetics executive Jeanine Lobell and actor Anthony Edwards
Rafael de Cardenas, Architecture at Large
Photographer William Waldron   –  Elle Decor

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Stenciled floors by artist Gretchen Weller Howard

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Home of jewelry designer Stine A. Johansen
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  -  Interiormagasinet

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Home of Dos Family blogger on Design Sponge

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FrydDesign

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Home of stylist Ana Antunes

House-&-Home-pastels- Stacey-Smithers

Photographer Michael Graydon  -  House & Home

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Jaime Mears, Furbish Studio  -  Lonny

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NYC home of Kiane Von Mueffling  by Burley Katon Halliday
Photographer Ditte Isager for Australian Vogue Living

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 Home of Real Simple editor, Kelley Carter  - Lonny

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Melanie Turner Interiors

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Home of Fjeldborg blogger, Ingrid via Lanalou Style

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Home of blogger of My Old Country House

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House Doctor‘s Spring 2011 “Everyday” collection

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Photographer Petra Bindel 
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 Hus & Hem

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Better Homes & Gardens

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Photographer David Cleveland  -  Stylist Laura Fulmine

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Hecker Guthrie Studio

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 Photographer Olaf Szczepaniak   –   Schoner Wohnen

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Photographer Malia Cano  -  Style Me Pretty

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Suzanne Kasler

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 Julie Goldman, J. Latter Design  -  Traditional Home

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 Tobi Fairley  -  Traditional Home

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 Home of The Everygirl blogger Danielle Moss

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 Fashion designer Vanessa Bruno’s Paris apartment
Photographer Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer  –  Interiormagasinet

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VT Wonen

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Willem de Koonig’s studio  -  Architectural Digest

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Dress the part!
Tons of great pastels at Shopbop.

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Montage: 30 Bathrooms with Modern Vanities

Last week when I was in Delray Beach, I had the tiles in the pink master bathroom reglazed. Definite improvement! The nautical navy wallpaper is still firmly intact, and the vanity still stands in all it’s pinky flesh tone glory. I suppose we’ll paint the vanity white; I already bought new brushed stainless knobs at IKEA. That still leaves the countertop, sink, and faucets. We’ll need to explore some cost-effective countertop ideas; perhaps a remnant of some sort. I pulled together 30 examples of bathrooms with contemporary vanity & countertop combos for inspiration. Any ideas for me?

Delray Beach Condo Bathroom Before Pics

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Anatomy Design

PHOTOGRAPH BY TREVOR TONDRO  Master Class Kresse  Cottages & Gardens

Photographer Trevor Tondro  - Cottages & Gardens

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VT Wonen

Sunset-Mag-(photography by Thomas J. Story and Julie Chai)

Photographer Thomas J. - Sunset Magazine

Green Glass TIle Bathroom

Coastal Living

white bathroom with natural stone sinks

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Contemporary Bathroom with Marble and Wood

 Craig Steely Architecture

Gianni Basso photographer

Photographer Gianni Basso

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María Lladó

Hus & Hem

Hus & Hem

Zoe Feldman Design Butterfly Bathroom Blue

Zoe Feldman Design

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Sarah Richardson Design – Photographer Stacey Brandford

Arquitectos- Marià Castelló Martínez photo estudi EPDSE

Arquitectos Marià Castelló Martínez

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Designer David Kleinberg’s home in Architectural Digest

Sleek Contemporary Bathroom Coastal Living

Coastal Living

Camilla Molders Design

Camilla Molders Design

Coastal Living turquoise bathroom sleek

Coastal Living

elle.es

Elle Espana

Roxane Beis French Rustic Stone Bath

Roxane Beis

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Zuster

industrial shelving

Design Sponge

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Juan Montoya Design

long-white-tiles

Tribe Studio Architects

Black Countertop Shutters Contemporary Bathroom

Remodelista

modern meets french provincial

 Elle Decor

renovated barn in Seattle

Shed Architects

photographer Enrique Menossi Rustic Bathroom Spain

Photographer Enrique Menossi

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M. Elle Design

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 Heyhome

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Hare + Klein

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See my “Bath” Pinterest board for 800+ more images!

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Sunday Bouquet: Greens in Plastic Water Bottles

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Corral some empty water bottles with a rope; add stems.
VT Wonen

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Montage: 30 White + Wood Rooms

The white and pale wood decor combo has been going on for a while, but I still really like it. I decided to do our Delray Beach condo (where we are right now, for two weeks!), in that scheme with pops of color. So far, no color, but lots of white and wood. The CB2 Woody dining table designed by Lime Studio arrived (it’s half price now; not sure why nobody wants it, I love it), along with a pair of natural beech Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist for Design House Stockholm. Plus we did a multiple hour IKEA shop and brought home four VILMAR chairs, two natural birch, two white laminate. The KARLSTAD sofa in white with birch legs will be delivered on Friday.  (I’ll post a photo later this week, if you promise not to retch at the still not torn up white wall-to-wall carpet.)

In the spirit of spreading the white and wood love far and wide, I also posted “Design Trend: White and Wood” on the Lamps Plus Style Illuminated blog, which I hope you’ll check out. But first (finally) 30 white and wood rooms.

Bates Masi Architects

JACQUELINE MORABITOS FRENCH HOME SLEEPING NOOK

Provence home of interior designer Jacqueline Morabito
Photographer Martin Morell • The Telegraph 

UNFINISHED WOOD DINING TABLE AND BENCH

VT Wonen

MASKING TAPAE RUG DRAMATIC WINDOW LOFT

Elle Interior Sweden

FREESTANDING TUB IN MASTER BEDROOM

Toronto home of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman
via Apartment Therapy

 Milk MagazineMilk Decoration N°5

WISHBONE DINING CHAIRS BEADED CHANDELIER

Kelly Deck Design

A house in Quito, Ecuador
Adrian Moreno Núñez and Maria Samaniego Ponce, Arquitectura X

BO BEDRE WHITE BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Bo Bedre

Briggs Edward Solomon

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Ritch Holben, RH Design
Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
(my blog post about this home)

VT WONEN WHITE BEDROOM CANOPY WOOD FRAME BED

VT Wonen

WHITE AND WOOD GALLEY KITCHEN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Katrine Martensen-Larsen, KML Design

BO BEDRE LIVING ROOM RATTAN CHAIR NELSON BENCH

Bo Bedre

SUSANNA VENTO WHITE AND WOOD DINING ROOM EAMES

Susanna Vento

PIET JAN VAN DEN KOMMER JOLAND KRUSE

Piet-Jan van den Kommer
Photographer Joland Kruse

CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM JORDI VAYREDA

Jordi Vayreda

SHOOTFACTORY CONTEMPORARY GLASS HOUSE LOCATION

Shootfactory

JAMIE BUSH & CO INTERIOR DESIGN CALIFORNIA

Jamie Bush & Co.

WHITE AND WOOD DINING TABLE WHITE CEMENT FLOOR

A 125-square-foot house in Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer Warren Heath

FFM Architects

WHITE TABLE WOOD SPINDLE CHAIRS FARMHOUSE

Home of Jane Cumberbatch of  Pure Style
via Design Sponge
Photographer Keiko Oikawa

WEITZMAN HALPERN DESIGN KITCHEN WHITE WOOD BERTOIA

Weitzman Halpern Design

LOFT BED WHITE FLOOR THE STYLE FILES

Kocham Wies
Photographer Raul Candales

OUTDOOR SHOWER HORIZONTAL WOOD DOORS

Architects Murdock Young

CONTEMPORARY WHITE WOOD FLOATING STAIRCASE STEEL RAIL

Spandri Wiedemann

WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOOR WHITE TABLE WISHBONE CHAIRS

Gundry & Ducker Architects

SKONA HEM DINING ROOM BLACK PENDANT LAMP

Skona Hem

MORK ULNES BEDROOM CONTEMPORARY BED

Caspar Mork-Ulnes, SF OSL Architecture

CONTEMPORARY WHITE BATHTUB NATURAL WOOD WALL

Photographer Janne Peters

 

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Montage: 47 Bedrooms with Upholstered Headboards

As I’m wrapping up the details on Meredith and Daniel’s apartment, I’m also sorting through my overabundance of images in iPhoto. In the mass cleanup are a multitude of upholstered beds. If you recall, the design process started with the master bedroom, because Meredith had a specific look in mind. Said look revolved around a great upholstered bed. We opted for a silhouette with gentle curves, white canvas upholstery, and nickel nail heads. As you can see from these rooms, there are so many different variations on shape, pattern, color, and detailing. Tomorrow I’ll round up specific styles for you to shop.

Anthony Baratta

Tom Scheerer

Susie Sarlo – Beau Monde Interior Design

Katie Leede – Digs by Katie

Amy Lau Design

Photographer Eric Roth

M. Design

Jen Ramos’ bedroom – Made By Girl

Martha Stewart Living

Fawn GalliDomino Magazine

Elle Decor 

VT Wonen

Serena & Lily

Lonny Magazine

 Cole & Son ‘Palm Leaves’ wallpaper
via House of Turquoise

Living Etc.

Frank Roop – Photographer Eric Roth

Palmer Weiss – TRADhome

via All Things Thrifty

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Photographer Toby Scott

Piet Boon

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Vanessa de Vargas – Lonny Magazine

Lotus Bleu Design

Mary McDonald – Domino Magazine

Photographer Carolyn BarberHouse to Home

Celerie Kemble Interiors

Fawn Galli

Jonathan BergerHouse Beautiful

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Burnham Design

Greg Natale

Delphine Krakoff – Pamplemousse Design

VT Wonen

White Webb

Firmdale Hotel

Elle Decoration Norway

Photographer Brian Park

HGTV

Canadian House & Home

Photographer Carolyn Barber - House to Home

Atlanta Homes Magazine

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Annie SelkeHouse Beautiful

Kevin Hart Interiors

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