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Tuesday
Jan142014

Modern in the sticks

This absolutely incredible home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Pearson Design Group has rendered me almost speechless. It's an absolute dream. Whenever I talk about wrecking and re-building my home, my description is always "modern cabin". This is a modern cabin at it's finest. I adore everything about it. I won't bother waxing lyrical about each element because this post will never end, but I must point out how cool the concrete porch floor is with the inset wood "rug". How sweet would that be in a living room?! 

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Tuesday
Jan142014

Blackpool House

Rising like a dark tower through the dense vegetation is a modest one bedroom house. Changes of level and expanses of glass provide views that slice through the tree canopy while the house seems to tumble down the steep slope. Black cladding helps the structure disappear into the forrest. A wonderful getaway, an adult's cubby house. The Blackpool House at Waiheke, New Zealand by Glamuzina Paterson Architects.

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Tuesday
Jan142014

I'm on the porch

"Hi! Come on through. I'm out here on the porch." That would be my usual greeting to callers if I owned this Upstate New York home by CWB Architects. I might just never move. A place to daydream and drift off, a place to relax, to listen to the gurgle of the stream that runs by. I think the one thing I love more than that porch is the property's name ... Bug Acres of Woodstock. Now you know the reason for the porch.

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Monday
Jan132014

Amy Bartlam

It's nice to see some photos of ordinary people's homes every once in a while, where the decor is totally achievable. These spaces were beautifully captured by Los Angeles photographer Amy Bartlam.

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Monday
Jan132014

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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, if the photo is too dark or unfocused then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

My dog Hazel lounging on her favorite Guildmaster bench
- Johanna (Colleyville, Texas)

A little color to (hopefully) brighten up the winter time. This is Christmas looking out the back yard chairs...and a bonus pic of his handsome mug on the same spot.
- Pam

I thought I would share this photo taken through our double sided fireplace into the living room while it was snowing and -10 degrees over the weekend. Front and center is Tina, our 6-month-old puppy, to the left is Buddy, my mom's mutt, and on the right is Bailey, our 9-year-old "puppy". It's a shame you can't see how sparkling clean our floors are with those three running in and out of the snow all day! PS my husband built the coffee table! :) 
- Stephanie Hammer (Springfield, IL)

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