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Thursday
Aug042011

Leyden Lewis

  

From clean lined with mid century flourishes to traditional amped up with colour and modern art. From casually elegant to hard core bachelor pad. (Suspended and repositionable TV for the man cave anyone?) Brooklyn-based interior designer Leyden Lewis can take any style and make it his own. It's about drama and passion. It's about the performance. It's a masculine take on high end design.

  

  

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Reader request - black kitchens

Today's reader request comes from Beverly: I am considering painting my kitchen cabinets black, at least the lowers. Most likely will do the uppers, which are doorless, in white to keep the room from being too dark. There is no natural light. Do you have any inspirations? I sure do!! I LOVE kitchens with black, whether it be just an island, or a wall, or cabinets. Now without natural light maybe painting the uppers white is a good idea but if you have a reasonable amount of wall space and you paint that white, then you likely could get away with painting all the cabinets black. Plus whatever you are displaying in the door-less uppers will show so nicely against the black. I couldn't find many photos with black lowers and white uppers but you'll see in many of these photos that white uppers maybe aren't necessary.

Canadian House & Home
Amok
Sunset
McGill Design Group
Apartment Therapy
Bricault
Sköna hem

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Inner Gardens

Aaaaah the great outdoors! Rather the great outdoors just outside the back door. Whether a simple chair in a quiet and secluded spot or a pool party worthy aquatic hangout, Los Angeles landscape design firm and nursery Inner Gardens plants the seed for the perfect garden. Formal and overflowing or modern and restrained Stephen Block and his team give root to your wildest dreams or even your modest but stylish wishes. You'll find me sunning myself with a book in that Adirondack chair bobbing my foot up and down in the ornamental grass. Care to join me?

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Tuesday
Aug022011

Tamzin Greenhill

Tamzin Greenhill is an interior designer based in New York and special projects editor for Elle Décor magazine. I am a fan of her designs - timeless and somewhat classic yet with a slight edge and a touch of sophistication. Spaces you could entertain in that would wow your friends. I'm a bit surprised at how smitten I am with the first photo. Such a simple kitchen yet had a subtle chic vibe...

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Tuesday
Aug022011

Another amazing reader's before and after

I know how much you love a good reader's home renovation on Desire to Inspire. So many times you ask for the before shots or more often the after photos. This post should just about satisfy both. Back in February Sonia emailed asking for some recommendations and ... wait I'll just let her explain in her latest email to us.

  

A few months ago you all shared some names when I was looking for stagers in the DC area so I wanted to share some pics with you all on a "remodel" (read:total gut job) my friend Connor (who happens to be an architect) and I undertook this year. We took a broken down abandoned city-owned home and breathed some new life into it. This is our first time trying our hand it this and are beaming like proud parents at the result.

I am attaching some pictures of the before and after - its been such a fun and tough ride and you all remained an inspiration throughout!
Now just a few teaser during shots to whet your appetite. You'll have to wait till after the jump to see the transformation. 

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