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Sunday
Oct142012

LOVE!!!

I absolutely love this house. Every bit of it. This completely renovated home, located in Barcelona, was designed by Egue y Seta. Original wooden beams were restored, and the kitchen (LOVE!) now expands 1/3 of the ground floor. I am totally enamoured with the tumbling block patterned tile that is used throughout the majority of the home - and don't get me started on the tiny hexagon tiles. L O V E !!!!!! (via Micasa


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Saturday
Oct132012

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 email is from Kira who lives in my home state Queensland.

 

I need your help! My little family has lived in this 30s Queenslander for 3 years now. I like my kitchen especially since we can fit in a table for family meals. My problem is the lounge room next door. I have never been able to figure out how to make this room work. The front door opens off our front veranda  directly into this room. As you can see we have a piano and I'm guessing your are going to say too many couches. I plan to move one into the room next door which used to be the dining room but now is a play room. The doorway with the hanging curtain is my little girl's room. The curtain helps keep the light out since the doors are glass. I tried to make a landing strip with the chest of drawers and mirror by the door but the whole thing just doesn't work. The good thing is that the TV is now in the newly completed rumpus room downstairs so at least I don't have to worry about were to put that! The room works like a passage way to the kitchen not the adult style lounge room I want it to be. Any ideas will be gratefully received!

Put on your thinking caps and help Kira make this room work. You always come up with the best ideas. Hopefully Kira will send us pictures of the room when she is finished. Hint! Hint! One of our regular commenters emailed me this week wondering if anyone ever has sent the "afters" ...

Like quite a few other regulars, I get a kick out of participating in the room redesigns that come up every few weeks. One thing I don't much enjoy is the lack of closure, though. Has anyone, ever, come back to you and said 'here -- this is what I ended up doing after you posted my dilemma'? It doesn't matter to me if they took any of the suggestions given, I just wish we could see that the people who wanted to redesign their living space actually DID get in there and do something!  I look forward to one day discovering a post that let's us know that fun feature isn't just an oubliette of fantasy! - oregonbird

Me too!

P.S. For those who entered the Matt Blatt competition the winner was Sarah who told me when I emailed her that she and her husband have just bought a new house and don't have any outdoor furniture at all. You do now Sarah!

Friday
Oct122012

Reader's home - Jennie's labour of love

This next home is Jennie's, located in Mercer Island, WA (just outside of Seattle). It was a 5 year project that basically took the interior down to the studs. It's on an acre of beautiful property with alot of work done on the outside as well. This home is stunning, and the classy decorating should help sell it it no time. I adore the foyer - the black ceiling and detail is dramatic and wows from the start. The kitchen isn't too shabby either. I would certainly enjoy cooking a big meal in there. View the listing here

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Friday
Oct122012

Reader's home - Dave's hilltop sanctuary

I have 2 readers' homes for you today, both of which happen to be for sale. This first one belongs to Dave and is located in New South Wales, Australia. I would call it a "private tree house sanctuary”. It's a 1.5- 2bedroom Bungalow-style, Art-Deco era apartment perched high on an elevated hilltop approximately 100m from Bondi Beach. It has a magical tree-scaped outlook; the home feels like your very own private retreat. It features: private timber-decked verandah nestled amongst historic trees, contemporary finishes, maintaining period detail throughout, Snow White floorboards, bathroom: (my favourite room!!) features Tuscan tiles and Brodware Neu England tapware with heated floors and towel rails, white-on-white pallet. It's gorgeous - love how bright and airy it is. The retro vibe is a bonus and I'm smitten with kitchen island and stools. (View the listing here).

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Friday
Oct122012

Lázaro Rosa-Violán encore

More from Spanish design dynamo Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Commercial interiors that translate across to a domestic application. Hotel style bedroom? Yes please if the hotel is the Hotel Praktik Rambla seen here in the first few photos. I never realised that Lázaro was responsible for the image that I have front and centre of my inspiration folder. Hotel Pulitzer Roma is a knockout with its chic contemporary design married with original 70s pieces. Photo 6 is the bedroom I would lay my head for all eternity. Big call but true. Take the time to explore the detail of Señor Rosa-Violán's portfolio. Inspiration in every detail.

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