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Sunday
Sep042011

Blog favourites of the week

Saturday
Sep032011

Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! A few weeks back Chase emailed me.

Chase - I have a new home I'm purchasing and its needs some help! Could you post this house to see what the readers think about ideas!?

Jo - If I put it up as a Design Crew post is there anything in particular you want them to "discuss"? Anything that really has you stumped? Warning though. Some of our readers are starting to play tough and may hurt your feelings :) If you are fine with that then I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Chase - The front of the house is what I would really like some help with. The inside is pretty much a blank canvas so any ideas for design would be great. Overall, just what readers have in mind. I would like to come back once I've finished to show the final product. As far as getting my feelings hurt goes, it's the Internet... Peoples opinions are all over the place! I appreciate it :)

OK you heard Chase. Go for it.

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Friday
Sep022011

Neutral and natural

The following photos are going into my inspiration folder for the decor of my home whenever we get our renovations/addition done (which might not happen until the spring...and I am beyond pissed off at this point). Neutral colours (I would like a bit more black), natural materials, modern, airy and slightly miminal. All of these factors make for a calm and relaxing home which I desperately crave.

via Nuevo Estilo

Friday
Sep022011

Lake house

The latest issue of Pure Green Magazine, is now available online (and FYI, it's launching in print in November!!) and the folks at the mag kindly sent over a whole bunch of photos of the gorgeous Muskoka lake house that is featured this month. It's the former summer home and now permanent residence of retired couple Donna and John Taylor that was built in the 1900's. Filled with finds from antique markets, it's got a wonderful casual and nautical vibe that is perfect for the surroundings. {All images copyright Pure Green Magazine; photography: Ever Images Photography}

  
  

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Friday
Sep022011

Pure and simple

Friday finds me craving for a getaway from the bad, the mad and the ugly. So what's new you ask? Besides the fact that I fell badly in the main street this week and was taken by ambulance to the emergency department leaving my dignity and half my jeans in the street. Almost 50 and having one's trousers slit open with scissors opposite the post office is not fun however handsome the paramedic is. Nine x-rays later and there were no broken bones just soft tissue damage and a sad and sorry Jo dosed on pain killers. I hope this guesthouse has a bedroom with no stairs... and a shower. Don't think I can handle a bath. Back to today's sublime holiday property. Part gallery, part home, once a shipyard, always unique and poetic, hiding behind an unobtrusive facade. Apparently the bathroom is big enough to dance in. I think I'll pass on the dancing and instead drink in the loveliness of the simple luxury of Tielrode in Flanders, Belgium via Welcome Beyond. (Please forgive me. I'm not whining. I'm grateful to be home, in one piece and finding joy in a lovely home. Happy weekend!)

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