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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 and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Minette, enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon in Montréal."
- Marie-Hélène and Gaétan

"This is our 3-year old french bulldog Stella. She loves soft things to sit on, sofas, beds and humans."
- Maria (Finland)

"We were gifted this table and chair set by family in Florida, which we quickly stripped and re-stained for a more modern look. We proudly present our 2 year old Pomeranian Yogi. He loves to sneak onto the table, hopefully with this plate setting, he'll never do it again."
- Nathalie and Deena (Orlando, FL)

"While photographing the lovely home of Harriet Zaretsky, her adorable puppy Rosie was happy to show off this Jonathan Adler blanket."
- Bethany (Los Angeles, CA)

"Gordie (the little white Toy Fox Terrier) and Jack (the great white shark, I mean Boxer) love the new skylights and built in book cases in our what-not room. (Ahem, so does my husband who has appropriated the room for his guitar practice). Shortly after I took this picture, Jack took it upon himself to eat the new flokati rug. A 50lb, 5 month old Boxer does like a nice new rug. Grrrr."
- Priscilla

"I have so many pics of my pets. But my little rescue dog BUBBA a chihuahua and Jack Russel mix always cracks me up.
My son often builds a tower of pillows in the kitchen seat and Bubba loves to sleep up there.
Bubba also loves to sleep on the back of ANY couch. This one is in the library.
Bubba in the pink chair in the foyer.
- Jill

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Someone give this girl a TV show!

We received an email from a reader named Lauren seems Lauren wants to be a TV star. :-) And I think she totally has potential for her own HGTV show. She sent us a link to a webisode she filmed with Craigslist TV where she posts on craigslist offering to redecorate someone's place exclusively using craigslist to find all the design materials and furniture. Her video is alot of fun so I thought I'd share with you all. (P.S. Not only is she a decorator but an artist - find her work here.)


Paris through the lens of Rachael Smith

The last few times Kim featured photographer Rachael Smith's work on Desire to Inspire I think I just about saved every image to my inspiration files. I think I'll be doing the same with these three Paris homes. Fun and creative real world spaces captured in all their unpretentious beauty by Rachael. She has the eye doesn't she? No wonder she is demand. Love!




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Holiday with Matthew Mead

Christmas is right around the corner and I have been desperately trying to get as much of my Christmas shopping done as early as possible, and online because I really hate fighting the mall crowds. (Etsy, how I love you). And speaking of Christmas and online shopping, if you haven't already ordered Matthew Mead's Holiday book-azine WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Mine arrived in the mail a couple days ago and it's SO gorgeous! I'm going to have this out on my coffee table every Christmas season as part of my decor. Not only is it full of fabulous photos of spaces all dolled up for the holidays, but it's got decorating projects and recipes and a feature I mentioned way back in April about a select number of bloggers (including Jo and I!) and their holiday projects. Here is a sneak peek of what's inside...