Displaying posts from June, 2010

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 by KiM

If you’d like to send us photos to include in next week’s “pets on furniture” post, please ensure your photos follow our 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 and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.comand PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

Here is my dog Baron on our Chesterfield.  Sometimes I come home and see him sitting like that waiting for me!  He’s about 100 pounds at 18 months and cuddly like a teddy bear.
– Jeanette

Baleia (adopted dog) on a Florence Knoll armchair.
– Mika (São Paulo, Brazil)

My dog Tyke caught in the act. The Eero Saarinen Womb Chair is a definite no-no, but while I was out Tyke made it a yes-yes.

here i send you 2 pictures of my “little tulip” chairs by paul paulin with my cats “eimer” (black and white) and “chef” (the grey one) on it, 5 year old sister-cats. chef used to sharpen her claws on it but now – after some damage – she fortunaltely stopped. in addition comes another picture of eimer on my former bookshelf. she loved to be there when visitors where in the apartment. she could overlook everything being in a relatively safe place at the same time.”
– Sabine (Hamburg, Germany)

Here is our precious english bulldog ziggy who lives on all our furniture including our bed…
here is Ziggy with Poncho on our Swedish Pink couch (recovered but not safe from Dogs)


Stella my French bulldog on ikea outdoor chair.
– Allison

My cat Egor, basking in his favorite rattan chair! I’m proud to say that both the cat and the chair are rescues, found on the side of the road.
– Michelle

Marie-Léon, un teckel cubain magnifique qui trône sur tous mes meubles

This siamese kitty is Gros Garcon, aka GG. He is a very kind and laid back fellow who came into my life about 2 years ago, while I was fostering for an animal shelter. He met and befriended his best buddy Petite Fille, aka Mimi, while residing at the shelter, and their relationship was just too sweet for them to part ways when the time came for a permanent home — so I took them both in. They are absolutely adorable and make for great additions to my family.
– Gaelle

This is my co-worker’s King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Henry, asleep on the sofa.  As you can see, he’s getting a lot of work done today in our office.
– Amber

Here’s a picture of my cat on a Quinze & Milan seat
– Hannes

Here are our two lovely cats, Niobe and Louie, breaking in the Room & Board sofa that we just brought home yesterday.
Our mutt, Andy, is getting ready to watch TV in one of our microfiber West Elm armchairs.

– Lauren

my almost 4 year old dog cici (dalmatian mix with pit bull terrier) enjoys the couch…and cici is in her favorite position on the couch, showing off her polka dot pink belly

Here are photos of my beloved Belgian Shepherd Zoe, enjoying life on the sofa in my home office.  I’ve chosen to make extra covers for the pillows and cushions to keep things clean.
– Joy

This is my lab/shar pei/golden retriever Princess Brinkley…on the coffee table.”
– Beverly

P.S. For more pets on funiture check this out. Thanks Myles!

House of Gold

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

A few weeks ago Zdenka sent pictures of her adorable pups for Pets on Furniture. I loved what I saw of her Croatian home in the background. Of course I didn’t go lurking straight away. No I only decided to snoop further today. I’m glad I did! Zdenka’s home is amazing. Simple, stylish, fresh and… you can stay there. It’s the House of Gold and perches in a steep winding lane in the medieval village of Motovun. I’m thinking of getting together a house party. Want to come? (If only it wasn’t a dream… I’d love to visit Croatia.) If you want to see what Zdenka started with and her renovation journey visit her blog. It’s not for the faint hearted. OMG what a transformation!







Flickr finds – chesterfields

Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2010 by KiM

… and thanks for the long weekend!

Let me explain. It’s a long weekend in most (but not all) of Australia. We are having an extra day off because it’s Queen Elizabeth II ‘s birthday. Except that was back in April and I live in a country that is slowly moving towards a republic. Just a good Aussie excuse of a three day weekend. So happy belated birthday Liz, Queen of  the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. I bet they all celebrate your birthday on different days too! Does that mean 16 birthday cakes? For the rest of you welcome to our latest reading guide.














Country living

Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 by KiM

I just ate a whole bunch of lobster Jeff and I picked up at the airport that his parents had flown in from Prince Edward Island for my parents (30 lbs worth), so I am too full to come up with much to say as an intro to the following lovely photos of a completely renovated and modernized country home photographed by Stuart McIntyre and styled by the crazy-talented Katrine Martensen-Larsen. This place ain’t too country now! It’s eclectic and I’m loving all the white walls.