Monday
Aug132012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

I've been following the Pets on Furniture from the beginning (I commented on the very first post!).  My golden retriever, Baxter, wound up in the second post, which I guess became the start of the Pets on Furniture series that I love. 
We usually don't let him on furniture, but he somehow knows that when we stay at a dog friendly hotel (we're big fans of the Kimpton brand), he's allowed on the furniture.  My husband took me to DC for my birthday last weekend and we weren't surprised when Baxter helped himself to one of the chairs in our room at the Donovan House hotel.

- Jeannine

Breeze, my 7 year old tabby cat when he's not sleeping or eating carpet he enjoys spending time on one of his many favorite chairs in the apartment.
- Kahli

Minoushka, new family member
- Nicolás (Bogota, Columbia)

This is the family room of a home we renovated and designed in the Hollywood Hills. As our photographer was about to snap a photo of this room, the owner's dog decided to hop on the sofa and take center stage. Afterwords, we realized he really drove home the point of Timothy's design philosophy: "Comfortable Elegance" means really being able to live in a beautiful space without worries about spilling drinks, kids or pets. Believe it or not, much of the furniture in this lovely family room is actually slipcovered in outdoor fabric for this very reason!
- Elaine @ Timothy Corrigan

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Monday
Aug132012

Hillside beachside

Climbing up the hill behind a simple weatherboard beach house is an extension that opens to the breezes and captures the view. A traditional rabbit warren of a holiday home is lifted  to new heights with open plan living on the higher levels and a much needed level play space because after all this is a family home. Toys and tricycles, wet swimmers and sandy footprints trekked in. Not at all precious but a real jewel none the less. This Pretty Beach, NSW home is by David Boyle Architect.

  

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Monday
Aug132012

double g

Oh goodness! Oh double goodness. Double gosh. Double great and double double got to have. Two French apartments, St. Honoré and Faidherbe by Parisian architects Flora de Gastines & Anne Geistdoerfer of double g. Sophisticated and contemporary, colourful and clever. I'm hyperventilating I love these spaces so much.

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Sunday
Aug122012

Serenity

It is really heartbreaking to know that my 2 weeks off work (the day job that is) has come to an end. Aside from my short 4-day trip to Las Vegas, I didn't really do much and frankly, that was just what I needed. Time to read a book, watch some TV, organize and clean around the house, cuddle with the cats, have time to chill with my husband, and not rush blog tasks. This is what I call HEAVEN. And it's OVER. I need a little pick-me-up today, in the form of a peaceful, serene, calm home. A particular location home I found on 1st Option will do the trick. (P.S. My husband and I spent yesterday downtown in the Byward Market, and quite randomly ended up buying a sofa that we both fell in love with. I snapped a quick photo which will be up on my page along with other bits and bobs we saw later today).

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Saturday
Aug112012

Stalking on a Saturday

It's a lovely day. Why aren't you out in the sunshine? (OK I know it's night time for some of you.) I'm spending my Saturday helping a friend at a vintage clothing fair. Secretly I'm hoping to find lots of treasure for myself. I have no segue from vintage fairs on a sunny day to a stunning Toorak house found whilst stalking but I don't need one. What an amazing home! Anyone know the designer? Anyone want to buy it for me? Link here while it lasts.

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