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Tuesday
Jul312012

Marianne Cotterill

Welcome to my new stylist crush. I'm smitten. Besotted. Bowled over. Love the work of Brit Marianne Cotterill. I've seen the shots, poured over the spaces in magazines but have not quite known who to blame for my room envy. Marianne Cotterill. Bold and colourful, new and old, fun and quirky, refreshing, funky and fabulous. When my house grows up it wants to look just like these homes.

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Tuesday
Jul312012

On the in with Inside Out

There is nothing like holding your favourite magazine in your hands. Nothing like spotting it on the shelves when it first goes on sale. The little leap of joy when you see a new cover staring back at you. You've waited weeks. It seems like months. You're a junkie and you need your fix. Well that is what it is like for me at least. My drug of choice? Inside Out magazine. I cannot get enough. Inspiring, practical and brimming with stunning homes, the latest trends and clever ideas for your home and garden.

Thanks to Lee Tran Lam, managing editor of Inside Out we get a sneaky peek at the September/October 2012 issue, on sale tomorrow. The cover story no less. The home owners are Lucy Fenton and Josh Markey, who run Fenton and Fenton. The story is by Anna McCooe, the photographs by Felix Forrest and the styling by Jason Grant. The whole thing is ... in a word ... Yum! I'm itching to devour the rest of it tomorrow. Tomorrow! I have to wait until tomorrow! Not fair!

Before our non-Aussie readers bemoan the fact that they can't get Inside Out where they live the good news is that you can subscribe through Zinio. Not quite the same as leafing through those pages but definitely the next best thing.

Monday
Jul302012

Tim Street-Porter

Loas Angeles photographer Tim Street-Porter is a freaking genius with a camera. His photos are stunning - perfect composition and lighting. He makes each space come to life and has you take a second look. Lucky guy...he has shot some pretty spectacular homes. 

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Monday
Jul302012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

this is sam relaxing on my bed. he loves to claw the blanket to death!
- evelyn

I'm in charge of SrPerro.com, which is the first dog friendly guide to Spain and what I do is photograph my dog in various places around Madrid and other cities... and, yes, sometimes he gets to sit on top of furniture, like here, on top of an old barber's chair. It's in an antique & furniture shop in Madrid. His name is Colega, he is five years old and a lovely mongrel.
- Micaela

This is our beautiful Lord Byron (born in Byron Bay) being zen on our Missoni Ottoman.
- Jo

This is Rufus..... who likes to sneak up on the sofa, when you're not keeping too close an eye on things.
- Gail

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Monday
Jul302012

Sidi Kauki 

Run away, far away to an exotic land. To a magical beach and a magical house. To Morocco and Essaouira. To a traditional Dar but one with a difference. Retro and funky, modern and quirky. Bespoke yet family orientated. You'll find me by the open fire with my toes buried in the beni ouarain. Sidi Kauki via Airspace locations.

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