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Tuesday
Apr152014

The Line Hotel

The Line Hotel, Koreatown, Los Angeles. Hip and happening, housed in a mid-century building designed by Daniel Mann Johnson + Mendenhall in 1964. Restored, renovated and re-imagined with interiors by Sean Knibb. Raw, repurposed and rockin'.

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Tuesday
Apr152014

Marika Meyer Interiors

A mix of contemporary and classic. Interiors layered with pattern and texture. Splashes of colour against warm neutrals. Quality not quantity. Practical luxury and functional beauty. Elegant and personal. Love this home by Washington DC interior designer Marika Meyer.

  

  

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Monday
Apr142014

Saturday road trip

At the Ottawa Antique Show my husband and I were told by a fellow vendor that we should take a drive to Almonte, a town about 50 KM west of Ottawa. Jeff and I thought we had visited just about every town nearby as we love exploring and antiquing, but somehow we had never ended up in Almonte. Saturday morning we hopped in the car with some Tim's coffee and steeped tea and headed to this quaint town...and fell in love. It was gorgeous. Almonte is a former mill town (coincidentally, the main road is called Mill Street) with the Mississippi River running through it. Had I known how beautiful it was and how much fun I would have shopping there, I would have brought a camera and planned a blog post. Since I ended up scoring some amazing finds in almost every shop we visited I decided to do a blog post despite only having had my iPhone on hand. 

One of my favourite stores was Tin Barn Market - an ever-evolving shop concept that brings together a stylishly eclectic mix of vintage, salvage, handmade objects and handpicked items deserving of a second chance. It is owned by Errin Stone & Vicki Veenstra (it was nice chatting with you Vicki!) and if farmhouse/industrial/rustic style is your thing then you would love this place.

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Monday
Apr142014

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 kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is our 9 months old Bengal cat Nim. She's lying on my favourite vintage seafoam coloured fiberglass Eames chair. For me this is a perfect combination :)
- kenderfrau (Belgium)

Last year you featured my little dog Suzy, sadly she passed on. We were not going to get another dog, however fate intervened and while vacationing in Portugal we found this little dog abandoned in very poor shape. Her name is Bica (Lisbon talk for espresso) Oh, and she loves modern furniture!
- David

Puss thinks 'Pets on Furniture' is a social networking page. It's hard to get him off our favourite chair.
- Ole & Genevieve (Victoria, BC)

Max posing on his mid century modern chair, David Bowie wall art in the background.
- Cherie

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Monday
Apr142014

Stalking Redfern

Second stalking for today. A delightful terrace in Redfern in inner city Sydney. You can tell I have a soft spot for the inner suburbs of the harbour city. The house is once again unassuming from the street but bright, fun and fresh inside. Favourites? The exposed brick in the dining room, the bathroom and the view down the staircase. What I really want is a cup of tea at that dining room table ... and a good gossip with the owner. Link here while it lasts.

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