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Tuesday
Jan292013

Leinster Gardens

Check out this stunning property, the latest on the roster of London estate agents Domus Nova. It's a DREAM home - the architectural details, the high ceilings, the herringbone hardwood floors.... 
Leinster Gardens in Bayswater is the home of independent developer Ivo Hesmondhalgh who bought the building just three years ago. Looking for a complete change, the high ceilings and vast spaces of some of the rooms were what wooed his family and work began in ernest to restore the building to its former glory whilst finding a way to also create a very 21st Century home. The end result is a beautiful family home over four floors that has three bedroom suites and three further bedrooms, one of which is used as a teenagers lounge space. The open plan kitchen combines a sitting room and dining area with a more formal drawing room and dining room located elsewhere. 

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Tuesday
Jan292013

Maison Rika

Climb the stairs above the boutique and gallery space to find the bijou guesthouse. Maison Rika is the creation of Ulrika Lundgren, fashion designer and founder of the Rika label. (In a previous life she was an interior designer - of course!) Classic, elegant, warm and with a twist of vintage, the two bedrooms are stylishly comfortable. A perfect base to explore Amsterdam's "9 streets" area.

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Tuesday
Jan292013

The hidden kitchen

"The design brief was simple:- Fit enough appliances in that would service a small commercial kitchen; cater for a family of five that entertain a LOT, a ten seater table was a MUST! Make it stylish with no visible appliances ..."

A clever kitchen design from Darren Genner and Minosa Design. A sixth floor apartment, a small space, and the need to find a home for 13 small appliances. Yes, 13. The solution? A bank of storage over 7 m with a "pop and slide" door system to conceal the wall ovens and steamer, cabinet for all those small appliances, a second appliance cabinet with tea/coffee making facilities and breakfast supplies and an ingenious scullery. And, of course, the dining table. Understated and yet bold. With the click of a remote and a flick of the wrist it extends from 8 seats to 12. Talk about a show stopper. You can find out more about the design process here

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Monday
Jan282013

Herniman Interiors

I would give anything to have the entrance to my home look like the photo above. Rustic, aged, charming, inviting. Then you walk in and are wowed by the modern conversion of the interior. YESSSSS. Via Australian firm Herniman Interiors. (A couple photos added on the end are of another one of their projects).

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Monday
Jan282013

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, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is Daisy-Cat-... rocking out with his paw out on our new Danish teak and tweed chair!" ~wool blanket is from holland (sourced by Mac Cool's Re-Use) Pillow by friends at SparkBox Studios
- Stacey

This is Gromit the dog sleeping on a friday morning. As his master has left for work, the place in bed obviously needs to be filled.
- Märt (Tallinn, Estonia)

Attached is a photo of my coonhound Scarlett relaxing in her favorite spot, the Room and Board loveseat in my office. Look at her big sad eyes; I just can't bring myself to ask her to find another (more practical, not-white) perch. (Notice the branding on her ear. She used to be a hunting dog until she either got lost or was abandoned. We rescued her 6 months ago from a high kill shelter in New Mexico)
- Martha

this is obi -- he's sitting guard as he does each day on his favorite vintage chair -- peering out the window, and always with proper use of the armrest...
- stacie (santa barbara)

attached is a photo of my two english bulldogs - tater tot is the brindle puppy (17months) and little bit is the sleeping 13yr old. i think the cherry red Naugahyde sofa & custom made oil cloth pillows make for a bright and cheery backdrop to my baby boys. normally i won't submit a photo that had an obvious cord, but they looked so sweet while i was drilling a shelf into the wall that i felt compelled to send. also it is one of the few photos that the dogs are the entire frame.
- jeanie (New York City)

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