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Wednesday
Nov242010

A handmade home

Every once in a while I see a home featured on a website that makes me sit back and sigh in delight. This is one of those homes. My twin sister sent me the link to this home which I think is in Finland (since the site is) and is the home of a family of 5 where the mother creates beautiful knit objects and the father is a carpenter. I absolutely adore the rustic, natural, neutral and handmade vibe of this home. I think I'm going to save just about all of these photos in my inspiration folder. (More, including the gorgeous kitchen, after the jump).

  
  
  

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Wednesday
Nov242010

Andy Barnes

Sometimes I like the wabi sabi, the imperfect peeking out of a perfect room. Don't get me wrong I also love a well groomed space. In fact I'm always in awe that a room can be perfect even if it is just for the moment a photo is taken. I guess that means I'm drawn to all the images in photographer Andy Barnes' portfolio. The hint of peeling paint or the stylist's carefully crumpled and precisely tossed scrap of paper, the manicured living room.  Andy's work is about the everyday and the beauty found within.

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Antonia Hutt

Antonia Hutt is an Los Angeles based interior architect whose "understanding of the exceptional and her love for refinement" have attributed to her sophisticated and strong design aesthetic. her work is well known through publications in House Beautiful, In Style, Metropolitan Home and Elle decor to name a few. Here is a little peek into Antonia's world...(and there's another peek here from a post Jo did a few years ago).

  

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Reader's home - kitchen renovation

Morgan of Seattle, WA emailed about the recently completed remodel of her mid century modern house and wanted to share her new spiffy kitchen. Here is some info from Morgan: "Here are a few "before" shots of the kitchen...the pictures are the fuzzy wide lens shots that realtors take...it was way worse in person :-)"

"A wall came down, the 20 year old laminate floors and formica countertops came out and my dream kitchen with an island went in! We bought this circa 1956 house in Northwest Seattle last spring for its kitchen-remodel potential. Galley kitchens are the norm in Seattle and mid century houses are rare in the close in neighborhoods. When we found this house, we were so excited to have a home where the kitchen was the heart! I had a folder on my desktop full of images from desiretoinspire, ready to put to good use in our design process. Thank you for the inspiration!
The backsplash tile is Villeroy-Boch in an awesomely European large format- 12" by 36". After falling in love with $70 a foot tiles at Ann Sacks it was a huge relief to find this at $12 a foot! The cabinets are walnut and the countertops are white quartz.
" I love it all - the walnut cabinetry and the backsplash are HOT, and I'm a sucker for white quartz countertops. Great job Morgan!!! Check out the after photos after the jump!

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Tuesday
Nov232010

A story of a farmhouse in Japan

The following was from an email we received from Davina: "I wanted to share a project with you, a short documentary I am working on called MINKA, about a 250-year-old farmhouse in Japan that was restored by an American journalist and his adopted Japanese son. I'm in the midst of raise finishing funds for the film via Kickstarter and am trying to reach as many design lovers as I can. This is the link to my fundraising page." Everything about this video is just so beautiful - the story, the farmhouse, the cinematography. I just had to share it. And I really REALLY hope Davina is able to collect the funds to finish the film - it's a really touching story.

Here is the trailer:

"Minka" trailer from Birdling Films on Vimeo.