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Thursday
Aug072008

AArrrggghhhh!!!


Problems here at Desire to Inspire. We can't view the blog and neither, it seems, can most readers. We know some of you are getting through (via our stats) but we're assuming you get us via a feed. Not that it will help too much with sorting out the problems but if you can read this could you please email us and let us know what you see and how you got to us (please CC both of us). We are working on the problem but getting through to a real person on Blogger is an "interesting" exercise. We'll keep you updated!

Thursday
Aug072008

2Michaels


The New York design firm 2Michaels was created by sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels. Their style ranges from mid-century, to contemporary to more mid-century. It's no wonder as their design sense developed in Italy, where they were exposed to the likes of Franco Albini, Gio Ponti and Carlo Mollino. (Nothing to do with MCM, but check out that closet/bookcase in the bedroom photo!)




Thursday
Aug072008

Concept Interiors


Canberra is Australia's national capital. More known for stuffy government offices than interior design. Concept Interiors is a Canberra based interior design firm and as you can see there is nothing stuffy about these rooms. Love that quirky little kid's tunnel between rooms and the dining room wall mural is beautiful. Now if only my kitchen was as stunning as the two featured here.

Images from Concept Interiors

Wednesday
Aug062008

Caroline Beaupere Design

Caroline Beaupère began her interior design firm in December of 2005 and has been creating spaces for clients all over North America. Her style is a mix of modern and traditional, with fun colour combinations that render timeless and unique spaces.

Wednesday
Aug062008

Bus roll envy


One of my favourite things is a vintage bus roll. Love them! Have several. I used to find them in flea markets in the old days but now it's eBay. It looks like I have competition. Jennifer from Atlanta emailed. "I fell in love with the destination rolls and got one on eBay from London!!! I put stretcher bars together for my frame and stapled fabric to the sides. Then I used upholstery nails to tack the sign to the frame. I thought you'd like to see the finished product!!!" The upholstery nails are brilliant. If you've tried to stretch one of these babies you'll know there is not much spare fabric on the sides. I am so jealous of your roll Jennifer. Great destinations and fabulous job! (And from what I can see of your house, it's fabulous too!)