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Monday's pets on furniture

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

"Here is my dog Baron on our Chesterfield.  Sometimes I come home and see him sitting like that waiting for me!  He's about 100 pounds at 18 months and cuddly like a teddy bear."
- Jeanette

"Baleia (adopted dog) on a Florence Knoll armchair."
- Mika (São Paulo, Brazil)

"My dog Tyke caught in the act. The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair is a definite no-no, but while I was out Tyke made it a yes-yes."
- Bess

"here i send you 2 pictures of my "little tulip" chairs by paul paulin with my cats "eimer" (black and white) and "chef" (the grey one) on it, 5 year old sister-cats. chef used to sharpen her claws on it but now - after some damage - she fortunaltely stopped. in addition comes another picture of eimer on my former bookshelf. she loved to be there when visitors where in the apartment. she could overlook everything being in a relatively safe place at the same time."
- Sabine (Hamburg, Germany)

"Here is our precious english bulldog ziggy who lives on all our furniture including our bed...
here is Ziggy with Poncho on our Swedish Pink couch (recovered but not safe from Dogs)
- Carolyn

"Stella my French bulldog on ikea outdoor chair."
- Allison

"My cat Egor, basking in his favorite rattan chair! I'm proud to say that both the cat and the chair are rescues, found on the side of the road."
- Michelle

"Marie-Léon, un teckel cubain magnifique qui trône sur tous mes meubles"
- Paul-André

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House of Gold

A few weeks ago Zdenka sent pictures of her adorable pups for Pets on Furniture. I loved what I saw of her Croatian home in the background. Of course I didn't go lurking straight away. No I only decided to snoop further today. I'm glad I did! Zdenka's home is amazing. Simple, stylish, fresh and ... you can stay there. It's the House of Gold and perches in a steep winding lane in the medieval village of Motovun. I'm thinking of getting together a house party. Want to come? (If only it wasn't a dream ... I'd love to visit Croatia.) If you want to see what Zdenka started with and her renovation journey visit her blog. It's not for the faint hearted. OMG what a transformation!  So much more inspiration after the jump.



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Flickr finds - chesterfields


The weirdest long weekend reading guide

... and thanks for the long weekend!

Let me explain. It's a long weekend in most (but not all) of Australia. We are having an extra day off because it's Queen Elizabeth II 's birthday. Except that was back in April and I live in a country that is slowly moving towards a republic. Just a good Aussie excuse of a three day weekend. So happy belated birthday Liz, Queen of  the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. I bet they all celebrate your birthday on different days too! Does that mean 16 birthday cakes? For the rest of you welcome to our latest reading guide.















Country living

I just ate a whole bunch of lobster Jeff and I picked up at the airport that his parents had flown in from Prince Edward Island for my parents (30 lbs worth), so I am too full to come up with much to say as an intro to the following lovely photos of a completely renovated and modernized country home photographed by Stuart McIntyre and styled by the crazy-talented Katrine Martensen-Larsen. This place ain't too country now! It's eclectic and I'm loving all the white walls.


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