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Tuesday
May012012

Chesa Wazzau

The slow movement. I have always been attracted to slow food but now I'm falling for the idea of slow design and slow holidays (if I can call it that). I love the restoration of significant buildings to their former glory and instead of hiding them away in private hands, throwing open the doors as a hotel/holiday rental to experience all the cultural richness of the area. You have seen my obsession lately with Italian idea of albergo diffuso now I have fallen in love with this Swiss 17th century Engadine farmhouse, Chesa Wazzau in the village of Bever just a short drive from St. Moritz. A typical Engadine house had everything under one roof, house, barn, family, cows and now paying guests. A house party is in order don't you think? The long table is already set.

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Tuesday
May012012

Recipe for success

Take one part modern. Sift with a dash of traditional. Add ample energy and a stick of youthful verve. Mix on high for a fresh and fun take on interior design. You won't need a cookie cutter here. Original is the way to go. Bake on a medium heat and you'll have a stylish home with a lots of colour to spice things up. Southern flair has never been so glam and fresh. Interior designer Barrie Benson shakes it up and serves a perfectly wonderful confection.

  

  

  

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Monday
Apr302012

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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

William is the focal point of my apartment decor!
- Colette

1 - Marilyn on new bedspread‏
2 - Clementine with eames chairs

- Natasha

It's Biscott
- Aaliysha (Paris)

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Monday
Apr302012

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. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is Daphne, 9 years old, sitting among paintings, poetry and pictures with her favourite fluffy gosling!  
- Erica (Italy)

Great Dane Cleo finding an awkward spot on an arm chair....
There was a dog bed at her feet and an open couch all for her choosing. But this apparently was more appealing! Apparently our dogs liked to be squished!

- Lindsay

This is my 3 year old rescue Jack! He loves sitting in this chair b/c it has a great view into a tree out the kitchen window...where the squirrels hang out. When he isn't lounging on the sofa he loves to go for walks on the bluffs in Santa Monica or play with his friends at the dog park.
- Kate

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Monday
Apr302012

Pared back stalking

Real estate stalking in the hills above the ocean at Lorne in Victoria. An interior pared back. Simple style. Not too much. Just enough luxury and space. Lots of space. A little bit linen, a little bit french, a little bit casual elegance, a lot Aussie bush. And a view, such a lovely view. Not what I would call me usual taste but add just a little more boho, some art ... I'd move right in. Such beautiful surroundings. So much potential.  (Just wish that some of the images weren't stretched.) Link here.

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