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Tuesday
Oct042011

The white house

It's been a long time since we've featured the work of interior designer Sera Hersham-Loftus (way back here and here). Sera's designs are unlike those of any other designer I have ever come across. She is the queen of the boudoir look - seductive, glam, romantic and best of all, completely over-the-top. The following is a home in her portfolio she has dubbed The White House and I fell in love with it. It's a bit more subdued than her typical designs and far more realistic and achievable. (Later on today - darker, brighter spaces by Sera)

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Congrats Camilla

Just had to pop back to say congratulations to the lovely Camilla Molders on making the Top 50 Rooms 2011 as judged by Australian House & Garden. The smile that stretched across my face as I flicked through the magazine and thought "I know that room, I know that designer. We've drunk too much together." Well deserved Camilla. (This photo is snagged from the magazine website and is by Derek Swalwell. Camilla if you have a larger file we'd love to have it so I can upload it nice and big.)

Tuesday
Oct042011

Vintage style ... Empirical Style

Life is too short for dull decor. Or so the duo behind Empirical Style, Steve and Helena Trupp believe. Take a look at their Sydney apartment. Too cool for school! Filing cabinet and locker storage, train station memorabilia, X-rays in the kitchen, drawers on the walls, leather chesterfields, toucans, vintage posters and porcelain birds complete with painted droppings. Quirky to the max and full of fun. If you click over to the website Aussie readers may just recognise Steve as one of the final three designers on the recently aired Top Design.

P.S. While you are on the site check out the online shop. Vintage style Edison light bulbs Aussie readers? Yes please. Please forgive me. As much as I want to embrace CFLs I go weak at the knees for a good old Edison. CFLs are sooooooo ugly.

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Monday
Oct032011

LOVE

Love the low bookshelves framing the dining table.

Love this neutral, pretty bedroom.

Love this staircase/desk/shelving.
{All via MICASA}

Monday
Oct032011

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to  desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is my mother's white cat, Harry, sleeping on her bed in her Greek house. She has one of the last unrenovated but lovingly restored and maintained traditional houses in the village.
- Selina

Sasha Kilmouseky posing regally on a chair I found 20 years ago in Melbourne at an exhibition for Art Park fabric designs. 
- Karina (Sydney, Australia)

This Ella Fitz. on our new chair, in Trondhjem, Norway. The chair was found in a second hand shop and painted with our favorite color. Ella is happy as long as she stays in the centre of attention, a spoiled little lady.
- Lars & Kristian

I thought you might enjoy a photo of my new burmese kitten Sprocket on our gorgeous handmade Windsor Chair. We bought the chair as part of our wedding gifts ; it has been handmade using Australian native timbers and it is just beyond gorgeous (and the kitten is very sweet too).
- Nikla

This is my baby Stella sittting on my favorite chair from Goodwill. :)
- Tara

This is Mindy, my 1.5 year Miniature Pinscher, on one of our newly upholstered bergere chairs.  Normally a blur in pictures, I am very proud of her for staying still and looking at the camera... without the intent of investigating and playing with it.
- Pearl

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