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Monday
Dec052011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to  desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

I've been hoping to catch my pets snoozing nearby one of my favorite vignettes - an old speaker against my Moroccan stenciled wall - so I could snap a photo. This is about as close as I could get. Our newest family member Jelly is snuggled in her blanket on the loveseat, speaker and wall in the background. And I couldn't leave out my Bobo. He is pictured here stealing Jelly's spot later that evening.
- Lauren 

These are our girls Stella & Lucy. I caught them on our freshly made bed acting like they own the place…which they basically do :-)
- Lara

Here's a picture of my Bichon, Harley, in his favorite perch, on top of the bed between all the down pillows.
- Margery (Boulder, CO)

All cats (Alistair, Apollo, Penny) enjoying the warm sun on a cold Minnesota morning. Darwin keeping watch over the neighborhood. 
- Jill Hansen (Blaine, MN)

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Monday
Dec052011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to  desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is Missy sitting on my son's tiny arm chair I've just reupholstered.
- Catherine (New Zealand )

I was so excited to receive our first "real" bed this week from West Elm. Bye-bye steel frame, hello soft plush tuffted headboard and comfy colorful bedding.  Our sweet puppy Cammie, a pit bull/boxer rescue, agreed, immediately showing her approval!
- Dharma (Arlington, Virginia)

I have attached Maggie. She is an English Bulldog that loves to sleep in our bed. Can't get her out.
- Theresa (San Francisco) 

This furry little has been staying at our house while another friend's house is being renovated. He thinks he can just sleep in my favorite chair all the time. But it seems like most cats are like that.
- Danielle 

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Monday
Dec052011

Today's colour is pink

This gallery wall styled by Kirsten Bookallil cheers me up so much. Photography by Grant Harvey. And I spy a Rachel Castle embroidery as well.

Monday
Dec052011

Party by the beach

Where the rainforest meets the sea on a Brazilian island there is a sliver of sand. Where the rainforest meets the sea there are palm trees. Where the rainforest meets the sea there is a house. A stone house and concrete and glass house. A perfect beach party house. Casa Paraty by Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27.

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Sunday
Dec042011

Some local excitement

Yesterday afternoon I should have been studying French, finishing up my Christmas shopping or doing some laundry. Instead, I went to Ikea. And why is this exciting (according to the title of this post)? I am fortunate to live in a city that has had an Ikea for as long as I can remember. The only problem is it was SMALL. Trips to Ikea were successful if you were able to pick up half the items on your list (and of which the large items you had to drive a few minutes down the road to a second warehouse to pick up). Very frustrating. Yesterday was the soft opening (to friends and family) of the LARGEST IKEA IN CANADA - here in Ottawa! A very kind reader of ours named Erica, a kitchen designer at Ikea, sent me an invite so my husband and I went to check it out. It is HUGE - triple the size of the old store, which only had about 15 decorated showrooms, and now has 55. The restaurant holds 640 people and serves booze! Other reasons why I am excited - I finally got to see a Docksta table in person. (The old store has NEVER carried it). And about 10-15 years ago the old store decided to stop selling fabric. Now Jo doesn't have to ship me some from Australia. The store officially opens on Wednesday and I guarantee it will be insane. 

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