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Tuesday
Dec212010

Sophie Maillot-Juillet

Christmas is only 4 sleeps away and thankfully I finally finished my Christmas shopping. Every year I say I'll get it done early and it NEVER happens. Wishful thinking. Now I'm trying to get some baking out of the way. I made some butter tart shortbreads last night and they actually may have turned out okay. (Phew!) Anyway, hope you're all on track with your holiday "to do" lists and have a bit of peace and calm before the big day. Perhaps I give you a bit of a break from the chaos with some soothing photos from the website of French interior stylist and journalist Sophie Maillot-Juillet.

  
  

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Tuesday
Dec212010

Stellan Herner and the love fest goes on

  

Fabulous brights and sexy whites. Check! Boho or mid-century modern. Check! Relaxed casual and family stylish. Check! Home of our dreams. Check! It's Swedish style and it is, as we know, very now, very hot. These shots are just a taste of the portfolio of Swedish photographer Stellan Herner. Don't you just love that first shot? The green. OMG. Stellan has me drooling with each image. Remember that moody grey Scandinavian dream of a home we featured here? A Stellan shoot. Time to add to the inspiration files again.

  

  

  

  

  

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Monday
Dec202010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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 (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"My little Italian Greyhound Zoey caught in the act again sneaking on the bed underneath the covers."
- Tracey (Edgewood, Washington)

"First is a picture of our 2 year old, 18lb orange baby Rigby in his favorite orange chair. Next is our 8 month old comedian, Magooo, a rescue from the local shelter, lounging on our Ikea bed and duvet. I guess he got bored with our photo shoot and tried to sneak in a yawn. They are the best of friends but it has been impossible to get them to be still on the same piece of furniture long enough to take a picture together."
- Kristen (Columbus, Ohio)

"1. Grey the Min Pin likes to be taller
2. Queen B seeks out sunshine to sit in around the room
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- Golfgal

Here's one from me. This is Edgar on my DIY sofa that I am always covering with something new. This month it's a kilim rug. I think he approves.

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Monday
Dec202010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our 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 (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"this is indiana, our 13wk old vizsla pup.  he has obviously made himself quite comfortable in the 3 wks we have had him home."
- Anne

"The first one is of my cat Trooper who loves that old chair, it's upholstery is a thick, scratchy wool of some sort, all the cats love to roll all over it.
The next picture is of my Great Dane, Olive. She likes to curl up on chairs that are way too small.
And the last one is of Olive and Merlin, lounging in the sun on my Ikea Karlstad couch
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- Liane

"These are my cats, the dynamic duo, Roo and Missy on my bed. We live and sleep all together in NC."
- Donna

"a tripod cat on a tripod mid century table"
- Caitlin (Seattle, WA)

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Monday
Dec202010

Patric Johansson is still on my stalking list

OK time to fess up. I stalk. I stalk homes for sale, I stalk designers, I stalk interiors photographers. Oh boy do I stalk interiors photographers. Something sexy about a hot home snapped just right by a guy or a gal with a camera to die for. It's hard to top the last post by Kim but, oh my, the homes that Patric Johansson has photographed. To die for. Just like Patric's photos themselves. (Previous evidence of stalking here.) So much more on the website. The man is in demand and I know why!

  

  

  

  

  

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