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Saturday
Sep082012

Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! This week's problem is from Cherie.

It'll be really great if u guys from the Design Crew can help me with my woes! We are giving the house a make over but don't know what to do with it / don't know how or where to start. The walls are white and we don't intend to change the color. But as you can see, the curtains are ugly and the furniture looks so awkward!  We are thinking along the lines of alot of white with white/black furniture - we would like to keep it modern yet a little quirky/fun. We don't mind paintings on the wall but we have no idea what colors or what kind of paintings will go well! The floor was tiled with marble and likewise we don't intend to change it because that will cause a lot of hassle! Thank You so much for reading thus far ... Have a blessed week ahead!

Friday
Sep072012

Reader request - Eames LCM

A reader named Monica recently scored 3 Eames LCM chairs at an estate sale (lucky girl!). Here's her dilemma: I'd like to use them as dining chairs, but I know they're more lounge-type chairs (hence the L in the name). They're not super low, but you end up leaning back more than in a regular dining chair. I see the Eames shell chairs in dining rooms all the time, but never these. Do you have any examples of dining rooms that use these? I'm thinking about pairing them with a wood table and a built-in- or freestanding-bench along the other side. They actually come in a 16" lounge version which is what Monica has, and an 18" dining chair version. She's trying to convince her husband they will work as dining chairs because she has enough occasional chairs (although I personally think there's no such thing as too many chairs!). I went through my photo stash and found photos of it as a dining chair, and I threw in some of the LCW version too at the end. I love these as dining chairs - they're a great break from the normal Eames molded plastic chairs everyone seems to use.  

Roger D'Souza

Lonny

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

Dane Tashima

Design*Sponge

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Friday
Sep072012

C-J Abbey

Pretty and bright, fresh and light. Simple beauty in a casual living space. Layers of neutrals are warmed by the honey glow of the floors and a limited array of colourful accessories. Tying it all together is the wonderful natural light flooding into the rooms. The perfect little urban apartment with a modern country feel by interior designer C-J Abbey.

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Thursday
Sep062012

La Bergerie de Nano

I'd like to introduce you to a unique bed & breakfast, that happens to be a renovated 18th century sheepfold located in the heart of Provence. The rustic beauty of La Bergerie de Nano is breathtaking. I don't really understand where the idea for the kitchen came from but I adore the rest of this stunning piece of history. 

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Thursday
Sep062012

Gabriel Valdivieso

I was doing some googling for blog material the other day and ended up on the website of Brazilian interior designer Gabriel Valdivieso. Some of the spaces in his portfolio looked awfully familiar and I realized he is not only a photographer but a designer as well, responsible for the site Quarto & Sala (I've blogged a few times here, here, here and here). These photos are from his residential portfolio. Fairly simple designs but I love his sense of humour (ie. in his wallpaper selections - anatomy-type skeletons on a floral and retro flamingos).

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