Rove Concepts


Kristen Buckingham

"Kristen Buckingham LLC brings a distinctly modern and fresh take to designing interiors, putting tasteful personality back into the home and imparting a more comfortable sense of scale to even the largest of spaces. While each space looks effortlessly chic, each room has been carefully composed, fusing modern and traditional elements—creating a timeless and harmonious balance." Kristen's portfolio is filled with nothing but elegant yet livable spaces and if you're as intrigued by bold patterned textiles as I am then you'll appreciate the photos below.



It's all about location, location, location

The old adage is true especially if this "fisherman's shack" is in your price range. OMG the view, the boathouse, the wonderful retro vibe of the main house. If you buy this for $4 million (yes! that's not a typo) please spend a little more on the interiors (or employ a better photographer AND a stylist for the next photo shoot) to make the dream complete. I can tell you I won't be the new owner! Just a little too out of my price range. Link here while it lasts.

This post has been brought to you by sunny Australia where it's warm and wonderful. Sorry all those under a blanket of thick wet snow. I'm so cruel ;)


Emily's bedroom dilemma

I mentionned in my post on Christmas Eve that Emily was looking for some help with her bedroom but that things were too nuts at the time for me to go through my vast photo stash. Well, things are slightly less nuts now so I thought I'd finally help her out. Here's what she wrote us: "Here's my dilemma...my bedroom is set up where the best place for the bed is in front of a window. The window is about the exact width of the bed. I would really like to have a headboard on my bed and drapes on the window, but I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to do that. I need ideas!! Could you possibly post a group of shots showcasing beds with headboards in front of windows?" I found quite a few images that should help provide a bit of inspiration. Personally I think headboards are overrated, especially in the case when the bed sits in front of a window which acts as a headboard. I think hanging flowy drapes and hooking them on each side frames a bed-in-a-window quite nicely and omits the need for a headboard. But that's just me. Or do nothing but stick your bed in place. As you'll see below, that works too.

Bolig Magasinet design*sponge

House of Pictures Kishani Perera
Michael Graydon Michael Partenio
Erin Martin Eric Roth
Mark Williams Margaret Mulligan
Jodi Macklin Domino

Lucas Allen

Angie Hranowsky

Tracey Butler


Daniel M Pafford


Light Locations

Sköna hem

Bookwalter Photography


Speaking of bedrooms, a premium memory foam mattress is a great addition that will potentially deliver real benefits across your day-to-day life.


Aaron Hom

Stylists - the partners in crime of photographers, responsible for the looks we love in magazines. Everything is perfect, the room is wonderful. Oh we want our homes to be just as lovely, just as stylish! Actually I'd love a home as light and bright as the one just below. It belongs to today's stylist Aaron Hom. While you're at his website don't miss his tabletop portfolio. So pretty.






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 both pet and furniture takes center stage. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. For example, if it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com)

"Pufu is our 2 year-old tomcat who is very lovable and likes to fill the house with lots of hair. His favorite place to nap is my desk, so I have to do my work somewhere else in order to not disturb him."

"Classic City CoCo, our Boykin, on her favorite chair"
- Natasha

"Photo #1: My dog Eddie on the sun porch at the country home of friends. He's watching out for squirrels (or any other critters who "need" to be chased. Why not do it from the comfort of a vintage chaise?) Photo #2: Eddie on the same sun porch and vintage wicker, this time with his girlfriend and BFF Gordie. True love."
- Beth

"Here's a picture of my Hoss. He was a good sport in sitting and staying still while I posed him for my annual Christmas card with him as subject. The cutest reindeer I ever did see!!"
- Jessica

"My lovely pretty Madam Cat would like to be in your wonderful blog  :-)"
- Ella

"Here is my cat Rudi relaxing."
- Jeannine

"Live on our chairs. I love the symetry in this photo."
- Kayce

"Here is my beagle Patches.  He has three beds in the house but he prefers the sofa or the other two beds in the house."
- Rachelle

"I have just bump into your marvellous blog and I haven't been able to resist to send you a couple of photos of our loved pets: Muffy (from Muffin, the Persian) and Trufa (Truffle, the Common). They are both adopted and now they are the queens of our house. (Sorry for my bad English; I write you from Bilbao, Spain)"
- Sonia

And one last one I could not resist, sent in a Christmas greeting email from photographer Noah Webb ("Cooper says 'where's my eggnog?'")