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Tuesday
Apr212015

Stalking a Paddington terrace

I'm stalking a Nobbs Radford designed terrace house renovation in Paddington, Sydney. Contemporary yet classic. A small footprint with big style. If you'd like to see the house with a minimal look check out the architect's site but I think I like it best with just a little more lived in character. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Apr202015

Another project by Carla Lane

This kitchen, dining and laundry room by Carla Lane Interiors is bright, inviting and heck, I might even enjoy doing laundry for a change! (Good gawd how I would love to FINALLY live in a home where the laundry was not in an unfinished basement)

Monday
Apr202015

Carla Lane Interiors - Santa Monica home

Before I introduce this post, I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU to everyone who sent donations towards my 3 feral cats' vet bills. Once this post published Georgie, Frankie and Bernie will be at the vets getting everything done - checkups, tested for diseases, vaccinations, and spaying (if Georgie isn't pregnant - but both my husband and I think she is :( ) and neutering. If the estimate I was given is accurate I should have enough to foot the bill, so I can worry about the kitties instead of the finances. I really appreciate everyone's help. Here's hoping today goes smoothly! I will put updates on Instagram. (P.S. I have a few pets on furniture entries - keep on sending them in if you want this series to continue! kim[@]desiretoinspire[.]net)

Now onto the subject at hand - a fabulously designed house in Santa Monica by LA-based Carla Lane Interiors. This home is simply decorated but packs a punch. Timeless spaces that are comfortable and clearly made to be lived in and loved. Well, I freaking LOVE that mirror over the fireplace. It is the perfect subtle graphic statement for that fireplace. 

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Monday
Apr202015

Summer memories

As the colder months close in I'm searching for summer touchstones, memories to store away and take out now and again to keep the promise of warmer days to come. I think I'll be scrolling through these images over and over. Bright sun, amazing views of Sydney, intimate garden. By Peter Fudge Gardens.

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Monday
Apr202015

Castle Rock House

"We are as a practise interested in the trade-off between convenience and delight. We believe that the more the building demands that you engage with nature and basic daily rituals the more delightful the experience will be." - Herbst Architects.

I am delighted, entranced, challenged and content. Two pavilions perch on a ridge overlooking a small beach. Indoors and out meet and mix blurring boundaries, extending views, enhancing the get away from it all holiday vibe. The New Zealanders truly know how to design a family holiday home.