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Tuesday
Jul122011

Reader's home - Michele's kitchen

This is kitchen #2, and it belongs to Michele. Here is part of her email: Wanted to share my very simple, spacious, and uncluttered kitchen for consideration for the blog. Our aim was to create something timeless, live-able, and easy to clean. We achieved this and allow our colorful personalities and laughter to provide color. I am a big fan of bright, light kitchen and this is certainly that. Perhaps a bold choice for a colour scheme for a space often filled with teenage boys but it seems to be working as Michele snapped these photos quickly one morning. Lovely!! (For more photos and details check out this post on her blog).

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Reader's home - Paul's kitchen 

It must be kitchen renovation season. We're gotten a few reader submissions of their kitchens in the past week so I thought I'd blog them all today. It's kitchen Tuesday folks!

Welcome to Paul's teeny tiny New York kitchen! He worked some magic on the space, transforming it from REALLY awful to funky and modern for just $285!! (He's got the breakdown of costs on his blog). I had to poke fun in my response to his email, saying no one cooks in NY anyway (doesn't everyone use their stoves to stash off season clothes?), but he claims he cooks in his kitchen often. And I bet he'll be cooking even more now that it's not such an eye sore. Great job Paul!!

Tuesday
Jul122011

Bed & Breakfast

Fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle? The idea of a guest house, a bed and breakfast more appealing than an impersonal hotel room? A little bit of paradise in the middle of the Italian countryside? Oh yes please! Toss aside your big city cares and settle into this Upper Tiber Valley barn conversion. It's part of the owners' home. Mid century classics and rural Italy. Sounds like a great marriage. Add a private swimming pool and five hectares of land to explore, fig trees to pluck fruit from, a bocce court in the woods. What more could you want for an escape to the country? Villa Metato Umbria, Italy via Welcome Beyond.

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Monday
Jul112011

Monday's pets on furniture

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!)

Our dear friend Paige took picts of our new boy
In our new house
Of course keeping him on this stool was nearly impossible
I’m not even sure he would fit now
Samson is a boxer mix we found at the post office.
Total dude. Totally in love.
- Andria (Denver CO)

bella- my assistant. bella likes to investigate anything different, rearranged furniture, flowers, or anything new that comes into our home. here she wants to climb on the ladder for a closer look.
- Cheryl

This is my carved wood Louis the XVI nailhead chair covered with Belgium linen and my 14 year old little white Schnauzer Oliver. He loves chairs!
- Patricia (Dallas)

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Monday
Jul112011

Maurice Padovani

Sometimes I take a sharp breath and release it slowly and softly through my pursed lips as I'm web surfing. Sometimes I find a place that is so perfect for me that there are no words. Sometimes my dreams come to life and jump from my computer screen. Sometimes I find an interior designer that has "it". Maurice Padovani has looked inside my mind and teased out a house that ticks all my boxes without ever having met me. There is one problem though. He built it in Marseilles, France not Australia. I'd have thought if he could read my mind without ever having met me he could get that right too. Oh well I'll just have to move to the South of France. Life is tough ;)

P.S. For those who found the OSB (oriented strand board) a little overpowering in a previous post, here it is again only "whitewashed".

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