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Monday
May212012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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 (from a camera phone) 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 Memphis - our 7 year old boxer.  He isn't allowed on the white chairs, so he likes to get cozy on the rug.  While he's not laying around, he spends his time keeping watch out the window (while sitting on my pillows!).
- Danielle (Baltimore, MD)

This is Chewy.. she is a pug in Dublin Ireland. This is a chair from India that she has chosen to use for sleeping during the day. It is in the hall by a window so she can see when we come back home from somewhere. She hates to be alone so it's very important for her :)
- Helen C

Bijoux. One day she will be a star.
- Dori (Pembroke Pines, Florida)

Here are some pictures of our miniature dachshund, Otis, on furniture in our home in Milwaukee, WI. You can tell Otis is used to having his picture taken by his doting mother...
- Michelle 

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Monday
May212012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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 (from a camera phone) 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!

Hjalmar, our 8 weeks old Boston Terrier, enjoying our sofa, finding his place in his brand new home.
- Janne (Norway) 

Claire Oldham lounging on her vintage Happy Chair. That's her brother Cliff in the window!
- Marie

This was our Great Dane FAY! She passed away a few yers ago but was such a cutie....she was like a really scooby doo: a big little dombo and full of fear! Laying on this Barok bench was really a victory for her! In ♥ memory.
- Marina (The Netherlands)

Here's a pic I took some time ago of my dog Digby on our beloved Habitat armchair (the chair was a wedding present).
- Helen

Here's Boo, having a break.
- Maria (Norway)

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Monday
May212012

Melki, Smaka and a sewing cafe called Nitka

Cute cute cute cute and squeaky cute! It's retro and colour and giggles and fun. Melki is a Polish furniture line. Redesigned chairs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Smaka Design is a graphics firm while Melki and Smaka are Anita, Dorota and Łukasz. Nitka is the sewing cafe where visual identification, production (prints, website and internet store) and, of course, the furniture by Melki and Smaka all came together.


Monday
May212012

Reader's home

Lilou and her husband have finished renovating their Swedish country house and it's gorgeous. So what do you do when you finish your house? Put it on the market and share it with Desire to Inspire. What? How could you sell such a lovely home Lilou?

I've been reading this blog for a very long time and now that I'm about to sell my house I thought I'd send you the link to the "for sale" site. My husband and I have been renovating the interior since the day we moved in. We found out during our house-owning-period that city life with its restaurants, cinemas, and cafés is much more to our tasting than country living. I also long to sink my teeth into our new apartment :-)

Now that I can understand. Just wish I was in the market for a lovely Swedish home in the country. I'd be moving right in. Good luck with it all Lilou!

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Sunday
May202012

Mixing it up

I'm trying to decompress this long weekend, and enjoy some time not glued to my computer screen like I usually am. Yesterday I spent the day at my sister's cottage and we plan on doing the same Monday. Today is going to be filled with chores and errands (including hopefully the pick-up of a table I selected as payment from an advertiser - can't wait!) and finishing the painting of shelving I took from the cottage last weekend that I was thinking would be awesome shoe storage in my dressing room. Photos to come on both of those eventually. Needless to say I didn't have much time to get something ready for today and because I don't want to leave you guys with a post-less Sunday, how about a cool apartment in Madrid I found at Nuevo Estilo. It was built in 1914 and renovated by architect Borja Puras Vázquez de Prada. I love how the details from that period were maintained and the eclectic mix of old-world and modern furnishings creates such a unique, refreshing look.

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