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Friday
Apr102009

Easter reading guide ... part 1


Welcome welcome welcome! In what's become a tradition here at Desire to Inspire it's time for a holiday reading guide. So many of us throughout the world have a few days off at this time of year and as we all know the blogosphere is deafeningly quiet at holiday time. Now is the perfect time to pour a cup of tea, butter a hot cross bun and settle in for a blogorama overload. Usual story ... some are new, some are new to me, some aren't in english and some aren't quite interior design blogs but all are wonderful. Ready ... steady .... GO!



One guide down and 3 more to go! I've been lurking for months and have so much to share. See you tomorrow!

Thursday
Apr092009

Gluckman Mayner architects

When you live in a house totally devoid of any architectural interest, you can easily develop quite an appreciation for the work of great architects, such as Gluckman Mayner Architects based in New York City. Architecture can be very effective when it's done simply. Take the facade of the white house below. LOVE THAT.












Thursday
Apr092009

Dreaming of buying a house

... is this my new view?

I'm this close to buying a new home ... well new for me. I can smell it, almost taste it. Soon, fingers crossed soon. We think we have found it but unlike many property markets around the world Australia's market is still stubbornly overpriced. Buyers aren't buying because prices are high and owners are renting their properties instead of selling for a lower price. It's a stand off at the moment and no one is quite sure what is going to happen. Our new dream property is tenanted .... until January next year so if we do go ahead and buy I will certainly have plenty of time to pack all those boxes for moving.

So on a brighter note I wanted to share this L.A. home currently on the market here. Maybe I can snap my fingers and "magic" it over here. Dreaming :)


Wednesday
Apr082009

Hand

Pierre Emmanuel Martin and St├ęphane Garotin are the names behind Hand, an interior design firm from France. They have some home furnishing stores as well that are designed so beautifully you could simply walk in and think you were "home". Their work is contemporary but filled with warm neutral colours and plush, simple furnishings - the kind you can put your feet up on. They also mix in mid-century modern furniture pieces that add a bit of funkiness. I'm taking many notes, because these spaces are totally my style.








Wednesday
Apr082009

Ben Anders


Love great rooms? Love great rooms photographed by talented photographers? Of course we do! And what's not to love about Ben Anders' portfolio. The light is fabulous and the composition and angles are just the thing to draw you in. Vignettes are the key to building the intrigue. I've taken these from his rep's site Oak Management but there are so many more on his own site.