The Friday Five: Squares and Circles in the Bathroom

We’re heading into a long weekend here in the North, and I couldn’t be happier! It’s back-to-school season which means that my work life is extra busy at the moment. The students are back in town, and orientation week at uni starts in just a few days. My MBA courses will pick up again this week, and I’m in the final stages of prepping a new course I’ll be teaching. On top of this, of course, I have my usual work responsibilities. September is always an exciting – but uber-busy – month on my end. It has been for just about all my life!

And sometimes, in between all of the school tasks of September, my mind wanders into gorgeous design spaces. Today’s five rooms all feature two things: round mirrors and white square (or rectangle) tiles. The contrasting shapes work really well in these bathrooms, and make for a clean and modern aesthetic.

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via Remodelista

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via Design*Sponge

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via Pottery Barn

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via Oracle Fox

Have a great weekend, everyone. Happy Labour Day!

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The Friday Five: Fish Scales Design Trend

I think we’re going to see more fish scales in our design future. Here are five cases to demonstrate my thoughts:

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Tessa Neustadt

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The Musket Room in NYC, via Apartment Therapy

Photo by Amy Bartlam

Photo by Amy Bartlam

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Fiona Lynch via Apartment Therapy

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Archipelago fish serving bowl, Anthropologie

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Design: The Sea Urchin

In addition to furry furniture, morrocan poufs and blankets, decorative urchins are invading homes across the country.

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via Vanilla Extract

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Erica Cook via 6th Street Design School

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via Interior Collective

 

This is a design trend for those who want a permanent reminder of beachy living. The form and texture of these urchins are so interesting that they’re sort of just hard to resist. Am I¬†right?

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small silver plated sea urchin, $20

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large silver plated sea urchin, $45

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7″ white porcelain sea urchin box, $35 (gold version¬†is also awesome)

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round box with sea urchin, $99

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urchin burst on a stand, $140

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vintage sea urchins print, $245

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silver plated sea urchin on stand, $95

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Michael Aram sea urchin candle, $99

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Regina-Andrew Design stacked sea urchin lamp, $159