Rove Concepts
Tuesday
May152012

Nest Interior Design

I'm so glad I stumbled upon the portfolio of Dallas-based Nest Interior Design (I was informed by Beth Dotolo that she is now operating as Pulp Design Studios with her partner Carolina Gentry) in my recent internet travels. Their style rocks - it's a bit modern, with a healthy dose of colour and pattern to keep you interested, creating dramatic spaces that wow but don't overwhelm. I want that yellow desk and chair, and the artwork over the fireplace. Photos by Kevin Dotolo.

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Tuesday
May152012

Kitchen

Just had to share one more from Feldman Architecture. I loved the kitchen in the Old Bernal House in my previous post and I really like this one too. It's in a 1950's ranch house in the SF area and stays true to the original home. Actually I'm taken by a lot of their kitchen designs. (I know you will be too when you click on over to their website.) Light, bright, contemporary and not at all MacMansion. Understated, sensitive, practical and stylish.

Tuesday
May152012

Feldman Architecture

Contemporary with an understated beauty. Open plan with light and space. Indoor outdoor connection. The Old Bernal House, San Francisco by Feldman Architecture. A family home with space for all. Love the open kitchen/dining with its large windows to the outside and the office wall of books connecting the upper loft space. A modern extension that enhances the original home.

  

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Monday
May142012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is Ella. She choses the best places at home to spend her day. Sometimes on the chair, sometimes over my bed. (Photos by Carin Mandelli)
- Carol(Porto Alegre, Brasil)

Demure
- Whitney (Dallas TX)

This is Dagny on our new Finn Juhl-like chair, minutes after it arrived...
- Kim

Lyman enjoying a rare sunny Spring afternoon in the Pacific Northwest.
- Meg (Vancouver, Washington)

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Monday
May142012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

Princess Brida, our 3 year old brazilian terrier resting on "her" Louis XV armchair...
- Merson & Renata (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) 

This is Simon (blue), and Theodore (creme) british short-hair taking one of their many cat naps together on our CB2 avec sofa.
- Henry (Downtown LA)

This is Totoro, the day the sofa arrived.
- Alina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

This is Bruce on one of the sofas in the sunroom. You can tell he's relaxed because his tail is "loose".
- Q (Minneapolis)

Nibbler stayed frozen in this position for quite a while - like Han Solo stuck in Carbonite.
- Ruth

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