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Tuesday
Jun192012

Singapore apartment

A tiny rundown 550 sqft shoebox flat in Singapore has undergone a remarkable transformation. The owner and her mother needed a stylish and modern home. It was time for a complete rejuvenation by Stanley Tham and Kusnin Tan from KNQ Associates. "While she is not exactly living alone, we wanted to create a chic and functional 'semi-bachelorette pad' which would reflect her personal style as much as possible. We wanted to transform the once ho-hum dwelling into a serene and cozy retreat that she could escape to at the end of a busy day. One which will also not be too feminine." The transformation from before to after is amazing. I particularly like the conversion of a utility room at the back of the kitchen into a private play-and-work room for the owner with built-in seating for lounging and watching TV as well as guest sleep overs. You can read more about the renovation on Home Rejuvenation.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Hans Blomquist

Like a bower bird, a cabinet of curiosities, dark light and light and bright. Layers and meanings, beauty and quirkiness, memories and stories. Rough and luxe, ordinary and natural and found but always inspirational. The work of stylist Hans Blomquist.

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Monday
Jun182012

Monday's pets on furniture

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 Daisy, she has been lounging in a room designed by Dallas designer Julio Quinones.
- Danny

This is my adopted Persian cat Omar.  He is about 13 years old.  His last hair-cut is growing out and it was a very hot day, so he decided it would be cooler to hang out on my vintage 1960's Bassett pivot coffee table (Craig's List), which is in front of my vintage 1970's sofa (Craig's List) and on top of my antique Kilim rug (hand-me-down).
- Annalisa (New Haven, CT)

This is my 8 year old Labrador "Jet" kicking back in our Papa-san chair on the veranda of our Queenslander.
- Heidi (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)

This is Adhara on our couch next to her favourite cushions, which she always look for when getting ready for a nap. You can also see a part of our "Collection Wall" in the background.
- Petya

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Monday
Jun182012

Antonio Martins Interior Design 2

Thanks to designer Antonio Martins for sharing another of his projects with us. The house is a casual weekend retreat in the Sonoma wine country of California. Once again Martins plays with an eclectic mix of wood and vintage, industrial and asian influences, a white canvas for striking art. A stylish, fresh, fun and at times quirky home perfect for an escape from the urban grind.

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Monday
Jun182012

Antonio Martins Interior Design 1

An eclectic mix of antique and contemporary, the found and the precious. This Tennessee Street, San Francisco home by interior designer Antonio Martins is about an artist's soul and an artist's eye. A base note of white builds with layers of texture and warm muted colours building to a crescendo of vibrant red. Timeless, unique, passionate just like the designer and owner.

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