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Thursday
Dec092010

Off the wall

  

Hello Craig Wall! Welcome to Desire to Inspire. Love your work. Scrub that. LOVE your work. Fun, relaxed, cool and casual. New photographer crush? I think so. Love the white bright light in these shots. So Aussie, so fresh. Great eye, great understanding. You make me want these rooms. Inspirational, aspirational.

  

  

  

  

  

  

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Christmas in Leipzig

A reader named Theresa emailed us recently with the following: "My name is - as you may have seen - Theresa, I am a 23 year old student of Book and Media Production in Leipzig/Germany. My large interest in Fashion, Interior Design and everything vintage. I am living at my blog www.neu4bauer.blogspot.com for more than 2 years now. What I like best about my 60 sqm appartment in the Eastern part of Germany are the high ceiling with ornaments, the amazing light because of many windows and the fact that almost all furniture (table, desk, drawers, ...) are made by my grandfather or taken from the attic of my grandma. We did a lot of refurbishing last year ;)" I am completely jealous of Theresa's space. Those windows! The ceiling height! The herringbone hardwood! And she has decorated it sooooo beautifully. (Geez, when I was a student I lived in a freezing cold, tiny, low ceiling basement apartment on the main bar strip). Thank you for sharing your home with us Theresa!!

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Life's a beach here too

A little beach side shack would be perfect at this time of the year (remember it's summer here in the land of Aus) and after Kim's post yesterday I thought I'd share another shack I found while real estate stalking. Somehow I don't think you could call this Sunshine Coast waterfront home a beach shack though. Minimalist modern lines with hard edges but loads of luxury. The public areas are particularly appealing. Imagine that view as you rinse the dishes (if you ever do rinse your dishes). The architect is Frank Macchia and the real estate link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Dec072010

To beach or not to beach

Our long-time blogger/interior designer friend Mark Cutler emailed us with some photos of a project he recently completed that we HAD to share. The home is in Santa Monica, CA, and was a huge remodel (it was actually raised to add a new basement - the architect was William Hefner). "We tried to create a home that has a modern interpretation of a traditional home. Our goal was to try and create a home that felt at home at the beach but wasn't trying to be a typical 'beachy' house. The use of natural stone on both the interior and exterior gives the house a real warmth and great personality. I intentionally kept the furniture selections a little eclectic. I wanted it to feel like a collection that came together over years, not like a soulless decorators fantasy." AH MAH GAWD. This home takes my breath away. The stonework is spectacular, and I really like Mark's unexpected touches throughout - particularly the unique light fixtures. (Frankly, I could live in that closet). Thanks Mark!!

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Tuesday
Dec072010

Joe Fletcher ... we are not worthy

I think I'll be having a photographer week this week on Desire to Inspire. I have found so many wonderful websites recently that I'm salivating. Join me in worshiping at the altar of über talented snappers? I think so. Today it's Joe Fletcher. OMG! Pick up my dropped jaw off the floor. Is this not a stunning portfolio? Trained as a painter he explores the beauty of light while having an eye for the architecture. I have a new photographer crush. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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