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Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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!)

"Here's my dog Chewbacca on a suitcase-turned-petbed I recently made."
- Judy (Ventura County, California)

"My English Bulldog Vixen, is obsessed with squirrels. When she isn't sleeping, she's usually perched here planning her next attack on the squirrels in the back yard."
- Jennifer (Charlotte, NC)

"Lily Pearl Bibb Glynn, (a Coton de Tulear), lounges perfectly on the upper west side in Manhattan."
- Kathleen

"This is Norman, my 5 year old Bernese Mountain Dog. He loves my new plush leather furniture, especially the chair, which he barely fits into. He's size XL for a Berner, around 120 lbs of luv but he squeezes himself in to this thing every night and snores away."
- Lisa (St. Paul, MN)

"I've been meaning to take some shots of my Chihuahua Pete on various furniture for consideration of your Pet's on the Furniture feature – in the last few shots he's on an antique dining chair."
- Carrie

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Can Never get enough of ... Graham Atkin-Hughes

New week new inspiration. After featuring Graham Atkin-Hughes location house last week it's time to dig into his portfolio. Kim and I have both sung his praises before but his website is jammed with juicy interiors, many more than our last visit. Think some of your favourite blog photos and chances are Graham is the snapper behind the lens. Nick Olsen's red lacquer pad, Rita Konig's home, Abigail Ahern and The Brooklyn Home Company's fabulous white dream of a house. Graham is the photographer that brought those rooms to life through his lens. His work is one moment moody and intimate and at others exuberant and in your face. How sexy is the OTT bohemian vintage home with the touches of red? Clutter yes but never boring! One of my favourite photographers!




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Favs of the week

I'm sill trying to figure out what to do on Sundays. Jo and I were talking and we're thinking about starting to treat weekends a bit more casually, where we would post if we felt like it and had time, and post whatever we want. I was hoping to post photos of the BEEOOOTIFUL hardwood floors my husband and I installed in our bedroom on Friday, but since we had leftover wood today we decided to do the hallway. We still have to install the baseboards so I'd rather wait and take photos when it's more of a final product. Soooo, today I thought I'd try a post of photos that peaked my interest in the past week or so from random blogs I visited. Enjoy your Sunday!

via poppytalk
via Remodelista
via Solid frog
via Sugar and Spice
via Design Crisis
via Mod Nest
via Mochatini
via interiors porn

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I'm moving ... reading guide part 1

... 150 years young

Hi everyone! It's almost time. I move into my new old house in a matter of weeks and I AM SO EXCITED! I'm also swamped with packing. A lot of you will know that I am the thrift store and eBay queen and can never say no to the perfect bargain. I have a 2 bedroom apartment, a garage and a storage shed groaning with goodies for my new house. Just one problem ... I have to pack it all up for the move. So WINKS are on the back burner and instead I'll be posting reading guides with all the new to me blogs where I have been lurking over the past few months. Don't worry if you are not here, yet. Until I'm settled in it's reading guides all the way. Enjoy!!












P.S. Does anyone know a good painter in Ipswich? One that won't get freaked out by black walls? Contact me :)


Tobi Fairley

It's Friday, thank gawd, and what a rough week it's been. I battled the flu, and I've been on pins and needles waiting for my younger sister to go into labour with her first kid (she was due on Wednesday). I have the day off from work today so my husband and I decided to tackle laying floating hardwood flooring in the master bedroom (which has been sitting in boxes piled up in the bedroom for MONTHS). It's GORGEOUS hardwood and I'll get some photos on here eventually of it. But for now I need a little pick-me-up, and I think some photos from the portfolio of Little Rock, Arkansas based interior designer Tobi Fairley should do the trick. She clearly enjoys playing up a space with lots of pattern and pretty colour choices. I couldn't help but smile as I snatched up these photos from her website.


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