I FINALLY got around to purchasing a domain name for the blog. We are now officially http://desiretoinspire.net. If you've got us in your blogroll and don't mind changing the link, please do. The blogspot address will still work anyway. Now if I can just make a day have at least 30 hours, I'll be all set.
I realized it's been a while since I posted about work I've done to the house or results of thrifting trips. That's because I've been so busy shopping and planning my kitchen renovation that I haven't had time to do anything else. I have been trying to work on redoing my stairs, but it's always a work in progress so no photos yet. I went looking for appliances on Friday since I had the day off, and went to a couple of my favourite antique shops since I was close by. There wasn't much that caught my eye, but at Found Design, an awesome mid-century shop, I picked up a really cute wooden cat (can't remember who the owner said makes it) and a gorgeous piece of fabric. Kitchen curtains perhaps??
I adore wallpaper. I am determined to wallpaper at least one space in my house, probably a bathroom (or both). Turns out 2Modern carries wallpaper from designers such as Fern Living, Graham & Brown and Olli & Lime. When it's time for me to renovate my bathrooms, how would I ever be able to choose one??!! Here are some of my favourites.
I know it's a long weekend somewhere in the world. It just has to be. So in honour of that long weekend somewhere in the world here is another reading guide to help you fill all those extra leisure hours. No such luck here. We have to wait till Christmas to sneak some time off. Make yourself a pot of tea and settle in. WINKS next week I promise.
Back in April I posted about Fluxinteriors, a quirky interior design firm from London. Some of the photos were of the home of director Roland Emmerich. It was featured in the New York Times and it was such a creative and unusual space that I thought it was worthy of another look. The designers were told to make it so that "when the neighbors peek in, they might want to call the police or something." The office desk is made from a wing of a World War II plane. Fluxinteriors had "originally planned to put a life-size waxwork statue of Mr. Emmerich under the stairs. After discussing news coverage of Pope John Paul II's death with Mr. Emmerich, though, he decided it would be much funnier to depict the pope reading his own obituaries." The library coffee table is made of a missile from Iraq. A chair on the terrace was made of Shell oil cans by children in Ghana. Skylights to the living room form the floor. Yep, I'd call that quirky.