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Friday
Sep172010

The colour purple

There is a problem with this blog. All of this eye candy we feature has the effect of making people change their minds over and over again about what sort things they like in a space. I for one am not a big fan of pastels, particularly purple/lavendar. Then I go and find this gem of a home on Micasa and I now think purple is not that bad. I kind of like it (although the living room rug could be a bit more interesting) - especially with all the grey walls, which has been my favourite wall colour for ages. Maybe you'll change your mind about using pastels when you see the wonderful photos below. (Happy Friday!!)

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Friday
Sep172010

Martin Gomez Arquitectos

A stone headland rises to meet the sea and sand. Manmade crests waves of pampas grass. In Punta del Este, Uruguay Martin Gomez Arquitectos design beach houses that meet the environment and embrace it. It's modern and it's sexy. It's hot and it's too cool. Thanks to María for sharing these as yet unpublished shots. If you want to see more inspiring houses by the design studio lead by Argentinian architect Martin Gomez then click over to their tumblr ... full of fabulous press tears and work. You'll remember the Tree house from Elle Decoration.

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Thursday
Sep162010

Reader request - mantels

This week's reader request comes from Nicola in London: "Our living room has a beautiful original Victorian fireplace but I am struggling to figure out what would look good on the mantelpiece (I think they are just called mantels in the U.S.) I have tried a few arrangements but nothing I have put together so far seems to work...." Simple enough. I think when you've got a Victorian fireplace, you could decorate it with virtually anything as they are so beautiful to begin with. :)  Anyway, here are many photos of fireplace mantels and the assorted decor they hold. (And if you're looking for art ideas to hang over the fireplace, check out this post I did a while back).

Lonny
House Beautiful
Apartment Therapy
domino
Camron
Otthon
Todd Yoggy
Luca Trovato
Heather Jenkinson
Lonny
House Beautiful

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Thursday
Sep162010

John James

Flights of fancy or is that fantasy? Hand drawn birds fly across a ceiling, carved feet peep from a bathroom vanity, rosy hearts spring from grass. Fun and joy as well as style and substance. Designer John James is a man of many hats though. Not only interiors both quirky and sophisticated by wedding and events design. We don't usually post weddings on Desire to Inspire (so much interior design goodness and not enough time for anything more!) but I just had to include some shots from John's portfolio that he kindly shared with us. So elegant yet relaxed. A perfect California vibe! You'll see all after the jump.

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Wednesday
Sep152010

Heaven in Greece

I was just working on a blog post for tomorrow when I came across the heavenly home of Greek interior designer Marilyn Katsaris on Yatzer. OMG I think I'm going to pass out. It's understated and simplistic perfection. Here is a little peek.