The house at .... again

Yesterday's House at Hautefage divided opinion so I couldn't resist posting its sister property The House at Cannes.The creative force behind both houses is Jason MacLean of MacLean Interiors. (And silly me I only realised today that I had already blogged Jason's work back in 2008.) Once again MacLean juxtaposes the historical with the modern. It's a marriage of incongruities. Bright, modern colour, pattern and shapes sit uncompromisingly in a sun drenched pastel Mediterranean confection of a building. It's edgy, uncompromising and just a little rock star glam. Perfect for a Cannes getaway.

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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  desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

Bootsy on his favourite chair, made by Burke, Inc of Dallas, Texas.
- Krisztina (Vancouver, BC)

This is our new 12 week old puppy Sallly...she seems to love our white, leather chair...I don't know if that's a "good" thing or not...I am going with not...
- Niki (Seattle, Washington)

Meet Wally, a sweet handful of Yorkie Terrier. In addition to Wally on furniture, I’ve also included photos of Wally under furniture.
- Tish


Attached is a picture of Henry, our 4 month old fox red lab, on "his" couch - the only couch he is welcome. He loves it.
- Erica (Dallas, TX)

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The house at ...

... Hautefage. Take a 19th century farmhouse right in the heart of France. Original beams, old weathered floors, terracotta and thick stone walls. Excited yet? Add design classics and bespoke fittings. Be a little cheeky, a touch unexpected. Throw in amazing food and wine and be prepared to be amazed. Boutique hotels are always something just a little special. Medieval village meets mid century. Lavender, rosemary, dining al fresco, cobblestone streets and rolling fields. It's almost torture not being there. The House at Hautefage.

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Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! A few weeks back Chase emailed me.

Chase - I have a new home I'm purchasing and its needs some help! Could you post this house to see what the readers think about ideas!?

Jo - If I put it up as a Design Crew post is there anything in particular you want them to "discuss"? Anything that really has you stumped? Warning though. Some of our readers are starting to play tough and may hurt your feelings :) If you are fine with that then I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Chase - The front of the house is what I would really like some help with. The inside is pretty much a blank canvas so any ideas for design would be great. Overall, just what readers have in mind. I would like to come back once I've finished to show the final product. As far as getting my feelings hurt goes, it's the Internet... Peoples opinions are all over the place! I appreciate it :)

OK you heard Chase. Go for it.

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