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Sunday
Apr032011

Update on my house plans

In case you missed my previous mentions of what's going on at my house, we're planning some rather large additions to what we have discovered is a house FAR too small for 2 people (especially when one likes to collect furniture and lamps) and 7 cats. At the beginning of February I blogged about some initial plans we had gotten from our architect. We had discussed simply adding on a section to the side of the house (luckily we have a rather large lot for a house in the heart of the city) and replacing the old addition at the back of the house that has crappy insulation. This seemed the most feasible because dealing with construction when you have 7 cats is a nightmare. So we were going to live in the old part of the house while the work was happening. Before we left on vacation to Mexico, I received an email from the fabulous folks of local design firm Vok Design Group (Dylan and Thu) who wanted to help with the exterior plans. When we met with Dylan and Thu they also expressed interest in coming up with suggestions for the interior and we were SO game. We met Friday so they could show us their interior ideas before they delved into the exterior. We were rendered completely speechless. It turned out to be WAY more work than we were anticipating but it makes SO much sense and will make this house incredible.

Let me show you what they came up with for the main floor.

Here is a photo of the initial plans from the architect with a couple minor changes made by me. The existing house is marked off in red.

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Saturday
Apr022011

Reader's home in Catalonia

First Mexico now Spain. Another reader's lovely home. A fun and colourful family home. Fresh and stylish. Spy some IKEA? That's the reason why Carmina and her family made the cover of the Spanish IKEA Family Live.  Congratulations Carmina! What a wonderful home! Photos from Carmina's blog Interiors Originals and IKEA Family Live.

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Saturday
Apr022011

Reader's home in Cabo San Lucas

We had so many great readers' homes in lately that I just had to share on a Saturday. Vikki recently purchased a piece of paradise in Cabo San Lucas and wanted to share with tease Desire to Inspire readers. What a beautiful holiday spot, the endless blue of the Sea of Cortez and a great renovation by Vikki! Just a taste here but you can see all the befores and afters on her blog My House, My Garden. Casa Cielo is available to stay but would you ever want to leave. I think I'd just laze by that pool forever. Let's take in the view before moving inside after the jump.

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Friday
Apr012011

Sandra's home update

Here is the second of today's reader's homes. It's an update of Sandra's home decorating projects. (We featured her chair redo, dining room and den previously). She's completed her biggest task - sorting out the living room. I really admire Sandra's eclectic and global vibe - right up my alley. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Friday
Apr012011

Amparo's new apartment

Today's first reader's home comes Amparo, who lives in Uruguay. She began decorating her new apartment a couple of months ago and now that it's finally ready she wanted to share it with us and our readers. Love the vintage radio! Thanks Amparo!

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