Jackie Caradonio wrote us yesterday with the following: "I'm always checking out Desire to Inspire for great images and great interiors as I am an interiors/architectural photographer. I love when you showcase great photographers as it gives me something to strive toward. =) Anyway, I photographed this little 14-room hotel in Austin, Texas, called the Hotel Saint Cecilia recently and thought the interiors were so fun that you guys might be interested in taking a look. Lots of original, vintage pieces mixed with new, hip décor. I'd be honored if you guys wanted to show them on the blog." WOWZERS. This hotel is so chic, glamourous and fun, and the photos are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing these with us Jackie! (Check out her website here).
Michelle Morgan Harrison designs rooms that balance classic and modern influences, rooms that are timeless and tranquil. She creates what she calls new spaces with old souls and it's a great way to view her work. Her firm Morgan Harrison Home mixes muted colour palettes (but watch out for those bursts of accent colour) and vintage accents to achieve this sophisticated family friendly look.
Jayne Wunder is an interior designer who has mastered the use of neutrals. With offices in Cape Town and London, there are influences from both environments in her designs. Elegant and timeless with modern and rustic elements. I love colours, but this makes me not love colours.
I found this idea in photographer Patric Johansson's portfolio. Love the idea of pasting posters to the wall and tearing them back to achieve this look. The limited colour palette is striking too. Can't wallpaper your walls with posters in your home? Think about doing this on a large piece of foam core board or similar and prop against the wall or behind a desk. (Removable adhesive strips would work with the lightweight board as well.)