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Entries in living room (100)

Thursday
Jul062017

Playing favourites

We try not to play favourites here on Desire to Inspire but sometimes we just have to fess up. There will always be a special spot in our design hearts for those who are ahead of the pack, who repeatedly create homes where every room goes straight into our inspiration files, where we would move in in a heart beat. Jessica Helgerson and her team are such designers. Just look at this 1920's Portland home with its soft and muted colour palette and a modern, fresh fitout that respects the history of the house. Actually I'd be happy to just live in the kitchen a la Cinderella. Neely House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.

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Thursday
Jun292017

Amanda Barnes Interiors

Running, jumping, diving into Amanda Barnes' portfolio. Refreshing. Inspiring. I couldn't choose just one house so I cherry picked my favourites. Light and bright with subtle highlights of blush and faded indigo through to dark and dramatic dining. Stylish, casually elegant, family living.

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Friday
May122017

Stalking in Melbourne

You know how I often jest about packing my bags and moving into the houses I virtually stalk? This time I really am booking a flight, knocking on the door and politely, but very firmly, muscling my way in. Designed in 2000 by architect Allan Powell and with gardens by Eckersley Garden Architecture (2014), I'm at a loss for words. I wouldn't change a thing if it was mine accept my address. It's perfect ... well almost. I won't be able to afford it. Listing here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Modern Southern living

It's bright and sassy, stylish and playful, family-friendly and pattern packed. It's fun, it's fresh and so very, very liveable. This once tired and dowdy 1930s house got its fabulous makeover from Nashville-based Pencil & Paper Development Co.

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Thursday
Apr202017

Showhouse dreams

We all know that a showhouse is the platform to display an interior designer's talents, to flaunt a fantasy, to revel in their design dream. I'm just going to spend some time today entertaining a few close friends in this gorgeous sitting room by Westbrook Interiors. In my dreams at least.

Photography by Emily Followill