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Tuesday
Apr262016

Out the back

It's what Australian architects seem to do so well. The extension, the addition to an old house that opens the living areas up and out. House facades and streetscapes are maintained while out the back clever two storey additions fulfil family needs for modern living. Love the monochromatic palette of this home warmed by the rich wood accents. Contemporary, clean lined, sleek and stylish (although I'm a little worried that, at least here in Australia, the Flos Lighting Aim Lamps are in danger of going the way of Tom Dixon's Beat Lights and become ubiquitous). Elwood House by Melbourne-based Architecture and Interior Design practice Therefore Studio.

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Monday
Apr252016

Andrew Howard, again

I featured Florida interior designer Andrew Howard last year here and here, showcasing his talent for creating both bright and bold as well as sophisticated and neutral spaces. Here is a little bit more of both. That space above has got me all hot and bothered. YUM!

Monday
Apr252016

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[@]desiretoinspire[.]net. Thanks!

I'm starting today's post with an entry from one of my sisters. Carl is the most beautiful cat I have ever seen and he is super sweet and loveable. And super photogenic. Here are a couple photos of him hanging out in Jen's living room.

please find attached photo of our friend's Ivana dog - elegant Fred posing on their renovated vintage armchair.
- Maria (Prague)

Here is my dog Freddie, a wire fox terrier rescue, on vacation in Key West, Florida, last fall. He tossed the pillow off the chair (you can see it on the floor) and then made himself quite comfortable. 
- Heather (Port Saint Lucie, Florida)

A big thanks to Wanda for sending me this photo the other day of the darling Desi, who I rescued a few years ago when my next door neighbour was dying of cancer and his family took all his cats to the Humane Society (where I imagine they met their fate) and Wanda then adopted from me. 

My herd absolutely adores my new Furniture Maison sectional sofa. 

Monday
Apr252016

An ode to Paris

Another interior by Parisian design firm Kierszbaum Intérieurs. Another celebration of colour and texture, eras and styles. Another fabulous French home.

  

  

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Monday
Apr252016

New and old and Technè

Australian design is shining at the moment. Like a beacon for modern living, honest, crafted, all about light and connection with the outdoors, the interactions between people and living space, respect for the old and exultation of the new. Fitzroy House, a renovation and extension to an inner-city Melbourne historic home by Technè Architecture + Interior Design.

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