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Friday
Oct082010

Love this!!!

99% of the posts on this blog are published to inspire our readers. I'd say the other 1% are purely selfish posts that Jo and I post because we find something we adore and want to remember. This is one of those selfish posts. My twin sister sent me this home on Hus & Hem the other day and I went a little nuts. I am in love with the black exterior of this home. I've been thinking alot lately about what to do with the interior of my home, particularly the new addition we're adding, and haven't given alot of thought to the exterior. But after seeing these photos I WANT A BLACK HOUSE!!! The interior of this home is pretty fabulous too because it's black and white and that's what I'd like to do to mine, but with less of a modern/Swedish vibe and more industrial and ethnic bits thrown in.

P.S. My husband and I found 2 local architects that we'd LOVE to work with for the addition we're planning for the house but one is too busy and the other missed an appointment with us this week. I'm starting to worry we'll never find anyone so if anyone out there knows of an architect in Ottawa who is creative and likes to think a bit outside the box, please email me @ desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com. THANKS!!

  
  
  

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Friday
Oct082010

Graham Moss

  

Colour, colour, colour! Away with the white, let's overdose on saturated hues. The perfect way top end the week is with green and red and pink and blue. Vignettes, rooms, real and staged, shop and home. Welcome to the fabulous portfolio of interior stylist Graham Moss. I have an unhealthy obsession with that stairway gallery of mid century prints. Fun!

  

  

  

  

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Thursday
Oct072010

Reader request - built-in home office

It's reader request time, and today's post comes from Melissa: "I've stalked your blog for years, and now that my husband and I are in the throes of renovating a funky garage/apartment into our future house, I was hoping you might be able to help. The home is 1600 sq. ft, so every sq. ft is in contention. I am a writer/photographer and need to have a home office that, unfortunately, will be placed just off of our living area. I was hoping you might be able to point out some built in home offices or some unusual alternatives to computer/bookshelf storage?" I scoured my workspace photos and found some that are small/built-in/in or nearby living rooms. Hope this helps you Melissa and anyone else looking to carve out a home office out of a small area.

Caroline Paterson The London Magazine
Country Living Coburn Architecture
Hus & Hem Altitude Lofts
design*sponge Canadian House & Home
design*sponge Sköna hem
Lucy Interior Design Canadian House & Home
Robert Kaner Caroline Beaupère

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Thursday
Oct072010

Stalking from the pages of the magazines

I know this one! I know this one! I lusted after it when I saw it in Inside Out quite some time ago. I want this one! I want this one! Sold unfortunately. (Who am I kidding? I could never afford Paddington, Sydney prices!) The house is just fab but I'm really in a splash about that pool in the courtyard. Find it here while the link lasts.

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Wednesday
Oct062010

Laura's café project

Laura Fulmine, a London-based interior stylist and design consultant and have just finished a project in a cafe in East London called Tina We Salute You and emailed us to share some details and photos. "The installation was to coincide with London Design Week. It was only supposed to stay for one week however, it has proved so popular, the lovely people at Tina's have agreed to keep it on for one more week! I wanted to do something small this year for Design Week and so approached this great cafe in East London who use their cafe as a part gallery, allowing artists to display their work for 6 weeks at a time. Instead of using the walls as a gallery I chose to do an interiors project and so painted all the cafe in South African wall murals." The colours and patterns are so much fun. I love how this turned out Laura! Thanks for giving us a peek!