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Tuesday
Jan202015

Summer home

It must have something to do with my return to work after the summer holidays but I'm obsessing over holiday homes, guest houses, boat houses, anything that's associated with running away from the day to day drudgery and putting up my feet. I'd happily set up camp in this lovely cottage for a few more weeks of sun and fun. Sagaponack Summer Home by Huniford.

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Tuesday
Jan202015

Be my guest

Navy Road Guest House in Montauk, NY by Robert Young Architecture & Interiors. I bet if you owned this guest house your friends would never leave. Is that a bad thing?

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Monday
Jan192015

Cyrus Rugs

I have been searching for the perfect rug to change up my living room with the New Year coming. I had gotten a bit tired of the polished white and modern area rug that had been gracing my floor for the past six years. As a Minnesota resident, I had been struggling to find what I was looking for in terms of a contemporary rug. I wanted a hand knotted rug on a larger scale, as my living space is large. My furniture is inspired by modern Nordic decor and I have white walls. I was hoping for a contemporary rug with cool, blue colors but I was open to different pops of color.

Initially I visited the rug department at Macy’s and Gabbert’s. The stores had some nice pieces but I was not overly impressed with the lack of selection in terms of colorful contemporary rugs, and they did not have the best variety. I had very high and particular expectations of what I wanted and envisioned for my room, but was unable to find exactly what I was looking for. I was recommended by an online forum to check out a Minneapolis luxury hand knotted rugs store called Cyrus Artisan Rugs. I live in Edina, which is a suburb just south of Minneapolis, so it was an easy trip for me to make one Saturday afternoon.

The moment I showed up at Cyrus Rugs, I was both surprised and impressed at the size of the showroom and huge variety within. A lovely woman, Alison, was extremely helpful and provided me with a ton of knowledge regarding different brands and different materials. I explained what I was looking for and she showed me some colorful contemporary rugs in from the Vintage Reserve Collection, including the VC-3 design and the PT-8 design. I really found both rugs to be beautiful, but I ultimately settled on the Cyrus Artisan AK-4 design in the chocolate brown palette.

 

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Monday
Jan192015

I also dream about...

...having a little kitchen dining nook with banquette seating. This little spot surrounded by windows is a dream I have had for as long as I can remember.

...mudrooms. A home for all those coats and winter paraphernalia and wet snowy boots and cat leashes. Where the floors won't get destroyed. Where my husband and I can enter the house and remove our outerwear without bashing into each other. I have not had that in about 8 years. :( Yes, I also dream of mudrooms. 

Via Garrison Hullinger

Monday
Jan192015

Garrison Hullinger

Garrison Hullinger designs interiors of some pretty spectacular homes homes (they're located in Oregon but the homes featured here are in New Canaan, CT, Battleground, WA and Portland, OR). The type of homes you dream about, that you see in movies and say "yes, one day I will live in a house like that, a house with SPACE". These kitchens are to absolutely die for. I cannot imagine having that many cabinets. I have never had a kitchen I would consider large. Yes, I dream of large kitchens. 
P.S. Sorry, no pets on furniture post this week. If you have submissions please send them to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net. 

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