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Wednesday
Feb102010

Luuk Geertsen

  

Welcome to the portfolio of Dutch photographer Luuk Geertsen. Apart from the obvious European vibe to these rooms, that mix of history and the now, what I really love about these images is the soft soft light. The rooms glow. It's like a fleeting summer but you can almost feel the first chill nipping at your heels. He captures a quiet moment, the clock ticks, footsteps echo on the wooden floors but it's still, quiet, peaceful. Bliss!

  

  

  

  

  

  

Tuesday
Feb092010

Reader's home

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live in a converted loft (and this desire has grown in the past 2 years since living in a 12' wide home). What a pleasure to find an email in my inbox from Peter Wagner of Germany who wanted to share his loft with our readers. It is located in an old factory and in one year Peter converted the space HIMSELF into a spacious and cosy home that I am utterly envious of. Here are a couple before photos that show how much work he took on:

And now photos of the newly renovated space that he did such a wonderful job with. I especially love his use of Ikea storage units throughout. (Photos by the talented Michael Berger).

Tuesday
Feb092010

Anna Williams

Dreams. I dream of rooms like these. I imagine that I'm climbing those stairs. (I wonder what I'll find up there?) I also dream of being able to take photos like these. To be able to convey the joy of a family's room, the allure of the aspirational, the beauty and warmth of a space, that elusive dream. Photographer Anna Williams is a spinner of dreams or is she a dream catcher? She's a fabulous photographer. I know that for sure.

  

   

  

 

   

  

  

  

 

 

Monday
Feb082010

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...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PUHLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"Hi, this is my sheltie, Elvis, on my newley recovered gray velvet sofa. I would say they are equally beautiful."
- Jessica

"This is my friend Jackson , he likes to breath through his nose. ;)"
- Dax

"Here's another on of our Tottenham. BTW --- this series has inspired my own blog starring Tott. It's a bit unconventional (like the tub), it's our shower bench. But couldn't resist sending. Happy Monday!"
- Shannon

"Here are three pictures of our beloved Cocker spaniel, Charlotte. She is the star of our house!"
- Laurent and Marie from Belgium

"'Mom could you please bring our sunglasses?' Rudy and Chloe are happily having their morning sun on the patio in Arizona."
- Poncie

"Thought this might be fun"
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Ben

"Here is our Homer basking in the sun."
- Wendy

"McKenzie, my Old English Sheepdog, likes to test out different pieces of furniture."
- Carol

"Barber, our half Basset Hound-half Australian Shepherd puppy is much too big for this garage sale find of a chair now, but he still loves to squeeze himself in there!  (And no, he didn't chew that arm up; it came with some vintage "character" already!)"
- Stefani

"Had a huge party this weekend for my birthday.  This morning my doggy was irresistible and I had to take some pics to send in.  He is just a little mutt dog but to me he is the cutest thing in the world!"
- Nataleigh

"This is our baby Malo. He loves ice cream, meowing while everyone sleeps and jumping on furniture he's not allowed to be on. He's a total sweetheart just like his daddy."
- Gloria

Monday
Feb082010

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...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PUHLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"I wanted to send you pictures of my Weimaraner Cooper. He absolutely rules the household, but I wouldn't want it any other way. We always say he's lucky he's so pretty because it gets him out of a loads of trouble. I bought the chair he is sitting in years ago in college (for $20!) with the intentions of recovering it. I fell in love with the bones of it and see its great potential. Unfortunately for the chair, so has Cooper. Its amazing watching his 70lb. body curl up in it like he's a cat. He sits there every morning in the corner of my bedroom while I get ready for work."
- Mandy

"Here are photos of my French Bulldog Gromit at his "Aunt" Lindsey & "Uncle" Dave's Loft in Philadelphia over the Holiday's. My mom and I were the only one's up early in the morning (besides Gromit the Frenchie), and as we were drinking our coffee and talking, he kept trying to look out the window (he loves doing that at home like a cat!), but he obviously can't reach here since it's a huge loft window. He was making us laugh so I grabbed my camera, what came out of it were some great photos of Gromit on their leather couch in the sunshine."
- Jen

"I'm from Nashville, TN...this is my British Yellow Labrador, Buck in my fathers office.  He is NOT allowed on this leather chair but my father was out of town this day.  He's too cute to say no to."
- Jordan

"I am attaching a photo of Fiona, our lovely Llewellin Setter.  She is a very rare breed that originally hails from Wales, UK.  Llewellins are very closely related to English and Gordon Setters.   We adopted her so don’t have a lot of info about her history.  We are so happy to have found her though, as she has been an amazing dog.  Very affectionate, friendly and playful.  And, as you can see has made herself right at home.  We live in Toronto, ON."
- Carol

"My 9 year old daughter and I love your feature each Monday. She has been dying to contribute pics of her hammie "Elisabeth" (aka, the Great Hambini--she escapes!) but because she is so tiny (Chinese dwarf hamster)it has been hard to get a good pic."
- Mari Anne

"I know it's a little dark but... This is Maxzilla (Max for short) doing his favorite thing in my favorite chair :)"
- Stephanie

"This is my dear little rescue cat, Eva Peron, taking a nap on "her" brown faux-suede tufted bench, aka. Klic-klac.  We were in the process of moving, but despite the junk around her, she was determined to sleep. Move over Audrey plate."
- Liz

"To totally join in on the fun, I thought I'd submit pictures of my babies on the furniture. This first photo is of Ella Fitzgerald, our 9 month old American Bulldog.  She's sitting on our white slip-covered sofa. Normally, I don't keep a blanket on it, but I had just washed the slipcovers and lately, the dogs have been sneaking up on it."
- Carissa

"I'm FLORA (a cat) from Argentina."
- Gabi

"Okay, Zia the longhair chihuahua isn't ON the furniture, but she would be if she could jump. This corner of my dad's house features furniture from the sorely missed Bombay Store.
It looks like a loveseat, but actually it is the Great Dane's Bed.  Luci snoozes and lets the chihuahua Suzie Quzie perch on the back.
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- Julia