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While on vacation...

Folks, I am still on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, but didn't want to leave you hanging yet another Sunday so I hope you don't mind if I share some photos I've taken here so far. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

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Design crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers .... get to it! You are coming up with some stellar ideas each week so it's time to do it all over again. Besides I have a Saturday to enjoy.

"I could really use some help with finishing off my living room. The major elements (couch, love seat, ottoman, and cowhide rug) would remain intact, but I need some help filling in the accessories, especially what to do about curtains. We are hoping to add 2 low chairs, as the living room is a great room, with the kitchen and entry stairs behind where the photo was taken. I would love any ideas that people have to share. I am thinking of taking out the existing lamp and putting in a larger floor lamp in the corner (like this one)." - Jennifer


Chester Jones

"Living contentedly is to a great extent feeling comfortable in ones own surroundings. Facilitating this is our principal objective."
Chester Jones is a master at combining modern and traditional elements to create classic designs that are timeless.
"The contents play the major part. Whether old or new they can stimulate the intellect and appeal to the emotions. We use antiques and artifacts from many different cultures and periods, not for their nostalgia but through careful juxtaposition they can excite one another, become re-energized and relevant in the present."

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A week of stalking - Friday in the 60s

The Sixties baby! Sophisticated, sexy, open and radical radial plan. Design classics, indoor plants and a koi pool. What else could a stylin' Sixties aficionado want? I wonder if they leave the curtains open or perhaps there is a high front fence because I would be walking and stalking past this original beauty every day with craned neck and tongue hanging out. Too cool! Link for this Centennial Park, Sydney home here while it lasts.

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la vallée blanche

I have expressed on this blog several times that I absolutely detest winter. How I have managed to make it through 35 winters here in Ottawa I do not know (trips south help let me tell ya). Some people actually enjoy winter and the activities that go along with it, such as skiing. When I saw this apartment which is part of a ski resort, I almost had a change of heart. La Vallée Blanche is a luxury four-bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Verbier, an alpine village and holiday resort located in the South Western corner of Switzerland, close to the border of France and Italy. It is world-famous ski resort and is frequented by both the world’s greatest skiers as well as the celebrity elite. La Vallée Blanche is conveniently situated just off the slopes, a few minutes stroll down from Medran ski lift and is centrally located near Verbier’s shops, bars and restaurants. I am a huge fan of rustic decor with some modern touches, and this place is FABULOUS. I could stay here - I would just forgo the skiing and hang out by the fire with a bottle of wine instead.

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