One of my favourite things is a vintage bus roll. Love them! Have several. I used to find them in flea markets in the old days but now it's eBay. It looks like I have competition. Jennifer from Atlanta emailed. "I fell in love with the destination rolls and got one on eBay from London!!! I put stretcher bars together for my frame and stapled fabric to the sides. Then I used upholstery nails to tack the sign to the frame. I thought you'd like to see the finished product!!!" The upholstery nails are brilliant. If you've tried to stretch one of these babies you'll know there is not much spare fabric on the sides. I am so jealous of your roll Jennifer. Great destinations and fabulous job! (And from what I can see of your house, it's fabulous too!)
Too often we focus in on modern, midcentury or vintage boho here on Desire to Inspire. Today it's time for something just a little more traditional. L.A. designer Amy Devault mixes old and new but with a traditional, elegant vibe. Her work is simple yet ornate, multi-layered with luxury finishes, glamorous and classic.
That's it, I'm moving south. When I came across this fabulously beachy South Beach apartment designed by New York based Joey Horton, I started packing. It's so comfortable but modern. All the white and white-washed and timber furniture is so relaxing. Perfect for a place on the beach.
I happened upon the website This Ain't No Disco (it's where we work) the other day while googling for blog material. It showcases some of the best agency (advertising, media, music, technology etc.) interiors in the world. It was so much fun to see the creative environments where people work. Because I work for the government I'm stuck in a cubicle with green walls and blue industrial carpeting and a cream desktop. It's gross. I've been wanting to decorate it lately and when I have a permanent office in a couple months I'm SOOOO going to pimp it out. This site is so inspirational to get me to actually do something about the space I have to deal with 8.5 hours a day. I hope this inspires others out there stuck in a cubicle or equally horrible office to go nuts and make the space your own.
Julia Buckingham Edelmann isn't only a talented interior designer, she's absolutely lovely. Julia emailed to thank us for featuring her work last week. She was particularly taken that DTI readers from 25 countries dropped by her website to admire her portfolio. It's amazing the reach of the internet isn't Julia? Kim and I still get goose bumps when we realise that all of you come from far flung corners of the world. Best of all Julia let me know that she has a new project just up on her website. It's a rooftop greenhouse project that she and her team turned into office spaces. Love the fun quirky touches! Thanks Julia!