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Tuesday
Apr132010

Villa + Villa encore

It's amazing what a really good photographer can do to an already wonderful space. We've shared this beach house at MacMasters Beach on the NSW North Coast with you last year. The Villa & Villa design duo (Maria and Eduardo Villa) are the architects and interior designers. Publicist Jacqui Lewis emailed to share the latest pictures of it by photographer Anson Smart. Wow! Fabulous. I loved this house before and now I love it even more. Not only different views but Anson has injected such personality into the space all through his lens. A perfect house just became even more enticing!

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Apr132010

Reader's home

Remember this? Roeschel's living room was part of our DIY+ e-design consultation with interior designer Jason Martin, recently named one of House Beautiful's Next Wave 20 interior designers.  Roeschel has finally finished and emailed us with the results. It's an amazing transformation! A job well down Roeschel. Such a beautiful and calm space. Casually elegant and very liveable it's certainly no cookie cutter room with vintage finds and lots of Roeschel's personality shining through. Follow renovation adventures on her blog DIY Showoff especially the before and afters of her own home, a charming 1927 farmhouse. I particularly love her barn!

  

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Monday
Apr122010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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...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 and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"This is my dog Roxie and her friend Canopener posing for photos for my dog product line, Roxiedoggie. They look super regal in these chairs."
- Maya

"Arthur is the little guy in the house. He likes to sit and watch my husband and I run around between the kitchen and living room. He's such a sweetheart :) Can't imagine our place without him. Wish he'd stay still for more photos!"
- Ashley

"This is my cat Pixie perched on top of the coffee table - a consignment store find that I painted my favorite color of green."
- Heylee

"My pug, Raoul, enjoying the cafe at the design store Merci in Paris."
- Donna

"This is our Newfoundland puppy Douglas at 8 weeks old, 18 lbs on the day we brought him home. He ran around like a wild man for about half an hour and promptly zonked out under this chair for the rest of the day. Now Douglas is 1 year old, bigger than this chair and still sleeps on his back."
- Lauren H.

 

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Monday
Apr122010

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...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 and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Rubey and Eloise enjoy the sun in their New York apartment."
- Caroline

"These are my doggies, Peanut and Don Julio...helping model my latest piece of "re-loved" furniture! They are so patient with their crazy momma!"
- Jasmine

"Raymond & Stretch again, waiting for the clock to turn, the night before their human’s big birthday bash last Thursday - Happy Birthday, Loni!"
- Julia

"Arne Jacobsen was a genius.... But we also like to sit on the floor cushions. - Love Daisy and Jasmine (Maltese)"
- Melody

"this is minga. this is why sometimes i have a hard time getting work done..."
- Lauren Z.

 

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Monday
Apr122010

Stalking in neutral territory

Two facades two very different houses. Both with a neutral colour story, both with the warmth of timber balanced by stone. I've been stalking again but I can't make up my mind which one I like more. I love the period features of the second home, the warren of rooms but I love the retro modern vibe of the first. Exposed trusses, rich plank walls, clean modern lines. Dilemma isn't it! Fortunately I can afford neither. Phew! Links here and here while they last.

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