If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's pets on furniture post, please ensure your photos follow these 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 it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net. Thanks!
Just wanted to send you some pix of my darlings in my newly designed apartment in Los Angeles.
This is Ruby, she is 4 months old. After a month of perseverance we finally got her off the couch and onto her own chair, which was my Great Nanna's, so you can only imagine how soft it is and full of interesting scents.
- Natashia (Perth, Australia)
London and Oslo based Haptic Architects have reached into the unused loft above this top floor Olso apartment to create a light filled home. Vertical lines heighten the space while positive and negative space define the areas in otherwise open plan living. File away the staircase in your inspiration folders. Yes I know not to code in many countries but a work of art, a domestic sculpture. Inspiration doesn't always have to be practical. A dream, a fleeting thought. A joy. Like the fireplace in the kitchen. The true hearth in the home.
A sandstone cottage has had new life breathed into it by Sydney based interior designers Morris Selvatico. (Time to confess that it is actually the home of one of the directors Amy Morris.) Exposed stone walls and quirky openings reveal the building age but black floors and modern but sympathetic finishes to the kitchen and bathroom bring the house into the 21st century. It is often hard to marry contemporary family living with heritage restraints but this stylish cottage comes up trumps.