"Design that evokes a sense of purity. Serenity of space. Calming of color. Design so clean that it is, on some level, minimalism. No, not the minimalism of an empty room, part a 'paring down' so cleverly revealed that it speaks of inspiration. Whether it's traditional, eclectic, contemporary or other, this is the design of Jeffrey King Interiors." I couldn't have said it better myself, especially with the migraine that is about to pop my eyeballs from their sockets. (For more lovely photos, check their site).
I love revisiting websites where I haven't dropped in for ages. I love stopping by because I secretly hope the site has been updated. I visited Molly Luetkemeyer's website recently and I'm blown away. I featured Molly's interior design work way back in the first couple of weeks of Desire to Inspire but look at her work now! Lashings of OTT glam and goodness. Colour and pattern and vintage and FABULOUS! I had a hard time not posting everything I found .... OK I think I did ;) Not been to M. Design for awhile? Go now. You'll overdose on her style!
I'd like to introduce you to a useful new carpet site - Fun on the Floor. This fantastic website is filled with lots of product shots and information. After checking it out and their photos on Flickr, I am seriously reconsidering my love for hardwood. Their product shots are just gorgeous, so I have to include a bunch below.
Jackie Caradonio wrote us yesterday with the following: "I'm always checking out Desire to Inspire for great images and great interiors as I am an interiors/architectural photographer. I love when you showcase great photographers as it gives me something to strive toward. =) Anyway, I photographed this little 14-room hotel in Austin, Texas, called the Hotel Saint Cecilia recently and thought the interiors were so fun that you guys might be interested in taking a look. Lots of original, vintage pieces mixed with new, hip décor. I'd be honored if you guys wanted to show them on the blog." WOWZERS. This hotel is so chic, glamourous and fun, and the photos are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing these with us Jackie! (Check out her website here).
Michelle Morgan Harrison designs rooms that balance classic and modern influences, rooms that are timeless and tranquil. She creates what she calls new spaces with old souls and it's a great way to view her work. Her firm Morgan Harrison Home mixes muted colour palettes (but watch out for those bursts of accent colour) and vintage accents to achieve this sophisticated family friendly look.