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Tuesday
Sep282010

Sara Sjögren

Time for more Swedish fabulosity (is that a word?). Interior stylist Sara Sjögren takes the all white Scandi vibe and injects it with a colour shot. Like vitamins for a wane and washed out look. Or putting the pep in a colour pop. love the white living room with touches of blue anchored by a neutral patchwork oriental rug. Dark storm clouds are rolling through here so bright and white is just what I need right now. Must go before the thunder and lightning gets too bad. Enjoy!

  

  

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Monday
Sep272010

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 me closeups of your pet!)

"Austin, our blond rescue Lab mix, really likes to nap on our soft furniture.  I find tell-tale "Austin hair" on the leather couch, sitting on which is a big no-no, and rumpled blankets on the guest bed, pictured.
Amos is the baby, a 9-month old chocolate Lab mix. He finds all sorts or places to sit so he can watch the birdies outside, like my reading nook chair.
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- Joanna (Kansas City, Missouri)

"I have two photos to share with you. The first is my cat, June, on my vintage pink velvet sofa, and the second is my dog, Delilah, who prefers to lounge on the more modern sectional."
- Melanie (St. Petersburg, Florida)

"This is Bronte. Life is pretty exhausting for her... she alternates between the couch and the bed. I like this shot because it still reminds me of that moment. A Sunday afternoon, raining outside and I was sitting at my table, working while Bronte slept."
- Alice

"Later on in the afternoon, I stepped into my bedroom in need of a catnap as I'm fighting off a bad cold right now. I found our cat, Ziggy, laying there like the Queen of Sheba. Despite her haughty expression, she doesn't have a problem sharing."
- Vivian (Cambridge, Ontario)

"This is our Oriental cat, Polly, snoozing in the sun on the sideboard."
- Bec

"Here is a picture of our youngest cat, Muffin. She is sitting in the middle of my bed, in front of my favourite leafy cushions. :)"
- Sarah (Australia)

"Meet Atlas the Bullmastiff, 125 pounds of pure laziness and love. Getting him off this couch is harder than getting my two sons to clean their bathroom!"
- Marisa (Placitas, New Mexico)
  

"Dexter, my regal Great Dane, considers the couch his throne!"
- Sabra (San Diego)

"This is my foster cat, Trixie, a truly lovely pet, whom I hope found a loving family when she got back to the DSPCA (Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The plaid is from Ikea and the Indian cushion cover comes from the Camden Market in London, bought 14 years ago but still showing vibrant colours."
- Hélianthe (Dublin, Ireland)

"This is my Maine Coon mix Fritz who apparently loves my vintage 1950's refinished dresser as much as I do. I can't keep him out of it long enough to load it up! The before picture is in the bottom right corner."
- Jenn (Sarasota, Florida)

BONUS: A big thanks to Tammy of Tel Aviv, Israel for sending this YouTube video that made her think of my Monday pets on furniture posts. It's a hoot. :)

Monday
Sep272010

Scrubbed

Hello scrubbed timber! Hello natural aged floors and mid century classics! Hello kitchen will you come home with me? Hello hello you beautiful home where have you been all my life? I have to stop stalking. My inspiration files are groaning. Just a few more pieces of contemporary art and I'd swear this was my house (I wish!). Today's stalking also highlights what a good photographer can do to a good house ... make it look even better. The real estate site says that the house has featured in a magazine and I bet you can tell which photos are from that article and which ones are the real estate agent's. See! That's why we always carry on about the photographers. Link to this lovely here while it lasts.

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Sunday
Sep262010

Flickr finds - rag rugs

Saturday
Sep252010

WINKS

... "borrowed" from Kim's flickr

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?

  

  • Designers Rally and Kathy Dupps live, work and create their original handmade textiles in Bali, Indonesia. Katherine Rally Textiles, antique techniques and a modern touch. Their bold, beautiful batik textiles are available as pillow covers, napkins, tablecloths and fabric by the yard.

   

  

  

  •  How can a planter cause so much lust? I must, must, must get my hands on these pots by Atelier Vierkant.  Simply stunning.

  • Energy efficient lighting is a must but why is it so ugly? Why can't we do our bit for the environment but still be stylish? Plumen may just be the answer ... if you live in a country with a 230v system. (The website will tell you if you don't.)

    

  

  • A very Australian vibe for these stools. Iconic bushranger Ned Kelly's helmet and bushies sitting around the fire billy tea in hand. Rough and natural timber or for a quirky contrast plastic moulded from the timber form. The Ned Stool by Darcy Clarke.