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Wednesday
Feb232011

VoK Design Group

The other day while flipping through the Interiors issue of Ottawa Magazine that little 'ol me was featured in, there was a GORGEOUS kitchen featured that was the creation of a new firm based here in Ottawa called VoK Design Group. This firm was created about a year ago by Dylan O'Keefe and Thu Vu. It's so great to see such talent here in Ottawa, a city not exactly renowned for its exciting residential design. Dylan contacted me the other day and was kind enough to send along photos of the home featured in the magazine. Not only that, he saw my call for help with the exterior of our home and he offered to help us!!!! I cannot begin to explain to you how excited I am to have Dylan and Thu help us (hopefully - we need to talk to our architect). :-) Let me show you why I am elated at the prospect of getting advice from this firm....

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Wednesday
Feb232011

I suppose ...

... I should have known. Saw this amazing exhibitionist bathroom by Suppose Design Office in the latest Vogue Living. Raced to their website and devoured their unique Japanese take on minimalism. Great post idea until Kim informed me she had featured their work last year. I suppose I should have known. Still I had to share this bathroom. OMG! Love. Very scared about using it but love the concept.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Heidi's new pad

Back in May of last year, Jo blogged the awesome San Francisco pad of DTI reader Heidi Lender. It turns out Heidi recently moved to Uruguay, and she gave us a little glimpse of her home in the first photo of this pet post a few weeks ago. She kindly sent us some photos of her new digs, along with a bit of info. She's done an incredible job and I'm so excited to share it with you all.

Excited about our new digs -- a century-old ranch in Uruguay, whose dilapidated little house we are in the midst of remodeling -- and wanted to share (even though it's not completely done). We sent a container's worth of our belongings from San Francisco, and smattered with its contents, this rundown house felt immediately like home (not without a lot of construction woes and obstacles and dust, of course). You can see all of the furnishings from the San Fran flat that you posted back in May....amazed at how different it all looks down here. We bought the O'Keefe and Merrit stove off of Craigslist and shipped it down too, along with the vintage sink in the bathroom that had been sitting in our backyard forever, waiting for the perfect home.

P.S. Her photos are pretty fab - turns out she's a photographer! Check out her website here. I freaking love her Once Upon self-portait series (a photo-tale that examines the individual through fashion and environment). A few of those photos are featured after the jump.

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Some readers' bedrooms

We received emails from Stephanie (from Montreal) and Bec who wanted to show off their bedrooms that they say were inspired by desire to inspire. Big smiles from both Jo and I as we're here to inspire the pants off of you all. I thought I'd share them with you today, starting with Stephanie's (the rest of Stephanie's and Bec's will be after the jump).

I've been a big fan of your blog for a while now, and your posts have definitely been a huge inspiration for my new bedroom. Though I'm not a professional photographer with a big (and expensive!) camera, I've got some decent shots and a very adorable kitten is even featured !

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Tuesday
Feb222011

Bella Mancini

Calm, warm, welcoming. Casual city elegance. Relaxed but stylish. Never precious but always just what the client cherishes. Dreams and desires for real people in real homes. Welcome to the portfolio of New York interior designer Bella Mancini.

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