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Monday
Jun042012

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. 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!

Lolita Maria, age 2 being a little lady boss on my leather bucket chair.
- Annie (San Francisco, CA)

This is Jack, a rescue kitty, sitting on the bed in his recently re-modeled bedroom (note the Japanese influenced art behind him ready to be hung again). He prefers the quiet of the bedroom to the clutter and noise in the office which his sister Annie likes a lot.
- Rebecca

Here's two photos of our mini dachshunds, Dash and Oscar. While Dash may be content to hang out in his dog bed under a vintage tile table (I guess that makes that photo more of a "pets under furniture" submission), our dappled mini doxie, Oscar, prefers to be covert by camouflaging himself on our vintage Arne Norell rosewood and cowhide safari chair.
- Lynn

Attached, you will see the lovely Mimi who just adores her velvet chair.
- Patricia (Montreal)

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Monday
Jun042012

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. 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!

Pepper is our 4 month old English Springer Spaniel puppy. When she's not playing she loves to lounge on our black leather Poang chair.
- Kerri (Halifax, NS)

My pets name: Skippy (like the peanut butter) and Charlito (the mass of black curls). After a brisk walk through the park Skippy draped himself over the edge of the chaise and I had to take his picture.
- Deborah (Oakland, California)

I thought I would share this picture of our beautiful Cavalier, Honey, doing what she enjoys the most on the chair she loves the most.
- Trudy (Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia)

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Monday
Jun042012

Feeling blue

No not sad but glad. Not a colour I'm normally drawn to but I'm changing my mind. Think indigo and shibori, natural dyes and fabrics all with a crisp, fresh vibe. All that is fab about blue interpreted by Swedish stylist Eva Lindh.

Monday
Jun042012

Dana Gallagher encore

Some people just have "it". A talent that is innate. An eye for a shot. An understanding of how to take a photo that speaks to the heart or the mind, that just speaks. The ability to capture the personality of a room. This is not the first time I have been drawn in by photographer Dana Gallagher's work (via). It's easy to see why.

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Sunday
Jun032012

New house inspiration

I wasn't sure what I wanted to blog today but since I have the prospect of a new house on my brain these days I thought I'd share some inspirational photos that I think will be a big help if and when this new house materializes. (The reasons why nothing has happened yet are complicated and well, frustrating but I'm crossing my fingers it will all get sorted out very soon). I was going to include some drawings my husband did of a design for the new house that we really like but because it's multi-levelled, I thought the drawings were a bit too confusing. So instead, I'll just stick to some photos of spaces that are right up my alley and in line with what I want for the house. I'm still hung up on lots of black and white and natural wood, a bit of Scandinavian, modern, industrial and ethnic all combined to create a hopefully somewhat cohesive but eclectic home. Oh - and check out something I picked up recently that fits in with the new house vibe, and happens to looks pretty sweet in my current living room - on my page.

I would die for windows like this, with a thick black frame. Likely too expensive but a girl can dream. 

YLAB Arquitectos

This workspace is amazing. The industrial light fixture, rough planks of wood for the work surface, funky chairs...

Residence 

This storage unit would be simple to build, would hold alot of my crap, AND double as a cat climbing structure. 

Sköna hem

The ethnic vibe of this bedroom is fantastic. Awesome colour combo, and would look even more gorgeous with my moroccan wedding blanket hanging on a wall.

Living Agency

I am shocked to realize I really love the unexpected look of gold fixtures in a bathroom. It's a bit of old world glam that could look hot if done right (ie. below).

Sköna hem

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