Tuesday
Oct232012

Stalking apartments with a little added extra

A sympathetic and sophisticated renovation of small one bedroom art deco apartment in St Kilda West, Melbourne. Bijou but boxing above its weight with an elegant black and white palette, great art, flashes of red and just a little added extra ... a roof top garden with city views. Hello my idea of the perfect pad for one. And friends ;)

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Just because ...

... they are so beautiful. Inspiration today comes from the stellar portfolio of food and lifestyle photographer Brett Stevens. OMG! The colour, the pure saturated colour and don't get me started on the lighting, the composition, the angles. It's official. I have a new photographer crush and these shots are of ... food vignettes. Beating heart, short of breath, slightly feverish and not a wide angle room shot in sight. Can a table full of tomatoes be sexy? Can a bowl of cake mix make me weak at the knees? Can I smear that blue all over my body like a woad warrior? Dreaming of colours and textures, mixing and marrying for new room inspirations. Beauty is everywhere and today it is here captured through the lens of Brett Stevens.

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Monday
Oct222012

Maria Lladó

As I mentioned yesterday, I am a new fan of Spanish interior designer María Lladó. She seems to love jewel tone colours mostly on accent walls and in accessories, and she brings together such a variety of styles of furniture (most of which looks vintage). In the end her spaces seem effortless, fun and casual. She makes me forget how much I love neutral decor. :)

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Monday
Oct222012

Monday's pets on furniture and another plea for help

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 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!

I am a contributor and photographer for Apartment Therapy and I took this photo of Cutler during one of my house tour photoshoots. He has pretty much taken over this iconic Gaetano Pesce Up Chair and his owners have given up. He is so cute that he gets away with everything. Cutler you are the best!
Marcia Prentice (Los Angeles, California)

Chubby on the fridge, probably waiting for me to stop bugging him so he can take a bite out of that plant.
- Doug (San Francisco, CA)

I found these teak mid century chairs on Craigslist. They had white vinyl covers and I had them reupholstered at Spruce with Thomas Paul Plume fabric in chartreuse. Those chairs make me giddy every time I look at them and I thought they deserved a bright and happy color! I think Maggie (miniature Labradoodle) and Fern (Havanese) agree, they are always on "their" chairs.
- Alejandra & Ben (photos by Suzi)

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Monday
Oct222012

Creative space

Fresh and bright and white and wow. Love this home office/creative space by Jesse Moyer of Jette Creative. A clean, simple aesthetic that marries the past and the present, vintage and modern.