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Monday
Nov212011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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!)

I decided to send some pictures of my persian cat Maggie. She is 5 years old and loves to walk around the house. Her favorite places are our bed, the living room couch and the kitchen chairs.
- Carolina (from Aveiro, Portugal now living in Amsterdam, Netherlands)

This is Bowie, a gorgeous 8month old ragdoll. He is sleeping on the lounge on the first few pics and on the last one in his usual position in between my keyboard and monitor with his paws hanging over the keyboard. Makes for fun working!
- Natalie (Sydney, Australia) 

I have attached a couple photos of my cats Jin and Polly. The first photo is Jin on my new hand-me-down 70s Norwegian platform bed. The second photo is Polly on her "tuffet" - a Pier 1 wicker ottoman.
- Taylor (Oklahoma) 

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Monday
Nov212011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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!)

My shiba Suzaku puts the "love" in "loveseat."
- JennyB (Washington, DC) 

This is Molly our soft coated Wheaton terrier enjoying the couch in our family room over looking the garden. Her favourite spot in the house.  
- Git (Toronto)

The photos attached are from a home office makeover my husband Brandon and I are currently working on, of course through the supervision of our cats.
- Jill

My late dog, Margret (a shepherd/terrier mix) on her daybed. She always had the best taste in fabric.
- Sue (Los Angeles)

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Monday
Nov212011

The country cottage

Wouldn't life be sweet if this was your weekender in the country? Minimal but stylish with comfort and luxury, views and a wonderful site. Wyldes Meadow by Katon Redgen Matheison.

"All three partners lead an approach to design that is grounded in Modernist principles of authentic, timeless design and planning rigour. Central to this philosophy is a strong sense of scale, form and material, and an emphasis on finely detailed spaces built to outlast changing fashions." Simply stunning.

Monday
Nov212011

Darren Brown and mid-century modern

Breathing life back into mid-century marvels. Putting the glitz back into the perfect Palm Springs bachelor pad. From his intial work with Jonathan Adler on the Parker in Palm Springs to work on a William Cody designed Palm Springs home, Frank Sinatra's pad in the same town and John Lautner's Garcia Rainbow house in L.A. New York based decorator Darren Brown worships at the altar of high mid-century camp. A mix of high end and Palm Springs thrift. (Obviously nothing wrong with Palm Springs thrift!) It's hep, it's hot, it's fun and it makes me swoon for mid-century madness all over again.

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Sunday
Nov202011

Another UXUS project

The folks over at UXUS (an interiors and architecture firm based in Amsterdam that we have blogged about previously here and here) emailed us Friday with one of their latest residential projects. Here is a little bit of background info: The Wilton Residence is a 1930’s hunting lodge located in the historical heart of Connecticut. The home belongs to an American family, who after living in Europe for 13 years returned to the US. The interior is a reflection of their years living abroad with an eclectic mix of high European contemporary design, personal mementos and a classic American style. UXUS wanted to create an invigorating energy by fusing a pioneering spirit with the inherent comfort of effortless style – colonial yet innovative. Inspired by Rustic Luxury and essential beauty found in simple things, every space within the Wilton Residence exudes openness, personality and playful sophistication. I LOVE this home...the mostly neutral colour palette (including lots of white), the modern furnishings that are a great juxtaposition to the exterior, the references to the outdoors through the dining chairs and wallpapers - love the Piet Hein Eek one in the bedroom!! 

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