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.

Sunday
Apr192015

A vintage Russian apartment

I found this really cool apartment in Russia on The Village and had to share. The owners - I think they're interior designers from what the translation came up with - decorated this almost to perfection (I have issues with the curtains but I can let that go). Filled with antiques and thrift store finds, the somewhat Parisian decor works so well against the brick walls and herringbone parquet floors. The sleeping lost is a little gem, and I adore the huge art wall and bistro vibe in the kitchen. This would be a fun airbnb.

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