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6/14/10

"X" Marks The Spot
















"X" marks the spot.
Not exactly "buried treasure,"
but, design element "gems" nonetheless....

Images via:  HouseBeautiful; Devine Distractions; Flourish, Design and Style; Design Darling;
                    M.ElleDesign;DesireToInspire;CarrierandCompany;

72 comments:

  1. Great pics! Loved looking for the x in all of them..sort of like a hidden picture game.

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  2. Lovely images! I never realized how often an "X" actually appears!
    Have a lovely day!

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  3. Great designs, love that island light :)

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  4. That kitchen in the 5th photo is a dream! Love it!

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  5. that was so much fun! you have a great eye, gal!

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  6. Clever post! They really bring in your eye focus.

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  7. Lauren just emailed me the picture with the great coral walls and orchids in a clam shell - obviously, great design minds think alike!

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  8. The second image is so stunning...So smart! Hope you had a fun weekend and enjoy your Monday, my lovely:)
    Muah

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  9. so true! they are everywhere now aren't they. I am using some of the upholstered benches in a project I am currently working on. love them.

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  10. Love these! You find the best pictures!
    Have a great week!

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  11. These remind me of the old Highlights magazine, and finding the "hidden" pictures! There's a visual balance to the X, making it very appealing.

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  12. Is this what you see when you're cross?

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  13. how beautiful! love the x details!

    xo

    justyna

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  14. Love these hidden X's it definitely adds something to the decor

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  15. Really cool post, Sue! I love it, very, very clever!

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  16. Very creative post - you have a wonderful eye for detail. Happy Monday!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  17. Lovely images! You can't go wrong with an x bench!

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  18. WOW! I know I could have looked at every one of these photo's and NOT noticed the X. That is so cool how you did!!!
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! That post was one of those .... oh??! should I post this??? It's one thing to whisper it to myself but to put that out there made me nervous. Like I said ... the who do you think you are?? is staring back at you on the screen.

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  19. i never realized how many x patterns were used in interior until now. cute post!

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  20. Where's Waldo?! What fun!!! I love your blog, it's so cool! I found you over at Joanne's blog and I'm glad I did because this was such a cool post!

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  21. totally agree, and what an amzing eye you have zhushie! jxx

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  22. My design hero Suzanne Kasler loves and always uses the "X" motif. Check her out if you haven't seen her work - I know you will love her as I do! Try her on the web at www.suzannekasler.com Great post!

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  23. love it! it turns out that i like the "x" factor!

    for some reason ever since i was a kid i loved seeing grids, especially when i could see structures being built. it is nice to know what the support system is, how it works....kind of like seeing the skeleton of a building and furniture.

    yes, i am a weirdo. but you knew that by my new header. sorry it scared you! it is pretty much ridiculous, just like me! :)

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  24. This is a fun post! Nice picture selection to prove your point! Well done! xoxo

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  25. what a creative post! I did a photo shoot recently at a kitchen with x's on the side of the island similar to the one you showed here. so striking! good eye, good eye!

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  26. I want that black barn, what is wrong with me? Summer JUST arrived and I am already craving the fall. LIVE IN THE NOW, Bailey!

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  27. Super cute post! It felt like a game of "find the x".

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  28. Love the X element!

    And finding the Xs in these photos is like playing "Where's Waldo?"

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  29. I'm gonna play find the X with my daughter later! What a fun post and I never realized how many X's are out there! I even have some in my front yard and never realized it!

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  30. Sue, what a fun and creative post! I found myself going on a X hunt in each and every pic.

    Happy new week to you, dear. Mon.

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  31. What an interesting post! I had fun looking for all the X's in each photo. I just love those mustard chairs.

    xo
    Marcie

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  32. That was fun...I want to see how many "X"s I find at home now! :)

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  33. Loving that door in the 4th photo! And those orange X benches! I'm in love with X benches right now, major!

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  34. That kitchen is SICK!! (My new favorite word ;)) Just amazing...

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend Love!
    B.

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  35. I really love the cabinets in the second post and the cool exposed cieling in that other kitchen!

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  36. Loved these! Especially the bookshelves, the transom, and the last one. So many great finds here!

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  37. i love your taste!

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  38. Great idea...loved the images too!
    Nathalie

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  39. Great collection. What a good idea for a post!

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  40. I love them all! These make me want to bust out my best linkin' log skills and get myself a log cabin!

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  41. The X's are like decorating in kisses! :)

    xxoo

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  42. what a fun common denominator! I love them all! just that little pop of a graphic element to give the room some edge! great examples....xoxo
    (get it? "X" o "X" o?) I crack my self up

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  43. ooh yes!! some of them are so subtle it's even prettier!

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  44. Now I'm going to be seeing "X's" everywhere!

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  45. Fun post & I'm crazy about that last barn picture!

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  46. Funny how that little X in school caused great disappointment, but in design...the X equals total jubilation!

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  47. I adore X's in decor!!!!
    Great post Sue
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXO

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  48. Love that first bookshelf! Cute post!

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  49. What fun post, the tree, love love the tree!
    Have a happy happy week. xxx

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  50. I am drawn to pieces with an X on them also, Not sure why but I am drawn to them. You gave us some great examples here. I am on the hunt for an X bench with chrome legs and white top. Something less than William Sonomas. I want two for the end of the bed on a bedroom I have helped create. Let me know if you find one in your looking!! Glad to see you on my post today. I know don't you love Bobbie Brown!! Glad to hear you are lip product junky too! Do you buy almost the same colors like me? Happy Monday,Kathysue

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  51. Love all the X- es.
    X
    V

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  52. Love all of these! What an awesome post idea. The little dark orange stools are my favorite, I'm already mentally placing them in my bedroom!

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  53. I typically think this element is a bit too rustic- but there are some nice cleaned up versions here. Pretty!

    PS. I am doing a giveaway on my website. You have to enter- its a gorgeous piece! www.aspiringkennedy.com

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  54. This can remind me of barns but these spaces are gorgeous! I especially like it on the red stools -- so cute!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  55. Love the island in #3 and the door in #4. I think x's are so classic and so current all rolled into one! Great images!!

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  56. Great images....For some reason I really love the table with the two stools underneath. Not my usual decorating style but I like!

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  57. very x-y - I like! and I noticed that you are on your inspiration blog list. I like that a lot!

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  58. and by x-y, I meant ex-ee. the fact that I'm having to retype the comment to clarify my bad pun, not a good sign.

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  59. I absolutely love x-based stools!

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  60. How FUN is this?! You are so clever! I've always wanted a pair of X stools and loved seeing all of the other "X's" you came up with : ) !
    xx Suzanne

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  61. Xactly what I needed today. Design fun!!! You are a clever clever lady!!!

    xoxo, E

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  62. The first thing I notice in an image is the "x". Not sure why but my eye is just drawn to them. This post was fantastic. I did a similar post early in my blog and some of the "x's were so obscure it was like a game of Where's Wally,lol.
    Thankfully yours were a little more overt:o)
    Angex

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  63. I love the x element. We did custom shelves in our library and did the iron X's on the ends with thick rustic wood shelves. they turned out great. As usual you are right on. Mona

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  64. what a fun post! I love the x! : )

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  65. now that is what I would call an x rated post :)) have a lovely day xox

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  66. I love that island in the third photo. It's gorgeous!! I think X elements in design are classy looking.

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  67. I loved this post! It was really fun to find the x in all of the pictures! Great eye candy as well. :)

    -Amy Bird Tweets
    xoxo

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  68. x marks the spot is right! usona's broadway bookshelf is also a great example of x's used in furniture design.
    ps. i LOVE your blog

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  69. Sorry for all of the comments today, but I am finally emerging from 2 months of craziness, and this is a divine way to spend a Saturday morning - catching up with you blog. You are getting so many comments - what a great thing - your style and your voice is really resonating with your readers!

    Love, love, love the x motif. We are going to have some x designs in the new house, but softer curves. My designer always loves a good x.

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  70. Love this post! some of those rooms are pretty fab. I especially adore the the second pic from bottom. Yellow. love it.
    Have a great weekend!

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  71. Clever girl! This was like a little "Where's Waldo" post. I love it!

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