Tuesday
Oct242017

Contemporary Spanish living 

Shaped almost like a child's drawing of a house these two pavilions have been positioned to take advantage of the views and the sunlight, providing that all important connection between inside and out. The buildings may be clean lined and minimal in their shape but the interiors are warm and welcoming, overflowing with bright light and I'm guessing cooling breezes when they arise. Contemporary Spanish living at its best by ÁBATON.

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Monday
Oct232017

An eclectic Tudor by Haus Love

This eclectic Tudor home designed by Indiana-based design firm Haus Love has a modern aesthetic and a neutral colour palette with black accents that has me completely captivated. I could stare at this all day. Dark furnishings against a white backdrop is always soooo good. 

Want more? Previous features on Haus Love here and here

Monday
Oct232017

Monday's pets on furniture

If you would like to participate in the Monday's pets on furniture series please send photos, your name, location and a brief description to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net, or hashtag your photos on Instagram with #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!



New (old) Desk, same sexy dog.

A post shared by Courtney (@cocollected) on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:09am PDT


Kitty loves the sunshine

A post shared by Betsy Moyer (@betsymoyer) on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:52pm PDT


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Monday
Oct232017

Wishing for Watsons Bay

It's Monday. There I said it, the dreaded "M" word. The end of the weekend and the start of another dreary working week. But wait! There is a way we can escape the drudgery of yet another Monday. Time for a virtual escape to Sydney's Watson Bay, to a stylish house with an iconic view and just a few steps from one of the city's best fish restaurants. What's even better is that the house is part of the Contemporary Hotels' luxurious stable of vacation homes. Maybe we can book it for next Monday.

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Sunday
Oct222017

More new books

Friday I featured a must-have book and today I thought I would share a few others you may want to add to your Christmas list. The first one will get you wanting to have lots of get-togethers and get your craft on. Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table is a book that is bound to start those creative juices flowing and you may just want to start heading to your nearest florist now.

 It came in the cutest box wrapped in ribbon with a little notebook. 

Cathy Graham is an entertaining guru and celebrated hostess and artist, and this book is all about her specialty of planning magical events. But it's not just about fancying up your table for a dinner party the photos in this book are of gorgeous settings inside and outside, from mantels to gardens to tables decorated with the most beautiful flower arrangements.   

Some favourites in this book: Cathy loves to make flower arrangements in individual vintage glass bottles interspersed with miniature replicas. She also makes the most charming watercolours and are featured throughout the book.

The photographs in the book are really pretty, thanks to photographers Quentin Bacon and Andrew Ingalls (and written by Alexis Clark). The books in this feature are all published by Vendome Press. This one you can find on Amazon here

 

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