Displaying posts from August, 2010

A Spanish home in the country

Posted on Tue, 31 Aug 2010 by KiM

I spotted this Spanish country home a while back on Nuevo Estilo and fell in love. I love the old world rustic charm of the structure and the slightly modern vibe of the interior. I am particularly drawn to the colour scheme and I find the global/ethnic style of decor soooo appealing. That is slowly becoming my new favourite give-me-heart-palpitations style – neutral colours and touches of global furnishings and fabrics. (Except my zebra rug would be FAUX!!!)

Tuesday quickie part 2

Posted on Tue, 31 Aug 2010 by midcenturyjo

Hi again just popping back with more sweet pictures. Isn’t that top bedroom so bright and light! Daydreamy. Lovely shots by photographer Shae Rocco. So crisp, so fresh. Enjoy!

Tuesday quickie part 1

Posted on Tue, 31 Aug 2010 by midcenturyjo

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring in my neck of the woods. YAY! Loving the sweet floral vignettes by stylist Christopher White of Whiteslate. He’s got a look that is modern mixed with just enough nature to bring a smile to your face and plenty of colour. Enjoy a short break with some pretty pictures. Another quickie soon.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 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, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

This is Saga on her favorite spot.
Maria (Sweden)

It’s my one year old English Springer Spaniel Rubee. He’s hyper so look carefully cause you mightn’t see any other pictures of him sitting still 😉
– Rokoko

This is my springer spaniel in my chair that I had recovered with fabric by StudioBon.  (He probably thinks he’s helping me work- the chair is in my office.)
– Kady

Here is a picture of my two cats, Mary and Mabel in the living room of our cottage in Muskoka. Mary is on the coffee table and Mabel is lounging on the floor. I’ve also attached another picture of all three of our cats in the same room. Bodoni is on the chair, Mary’s on the table and Mabel is on the floor.
– Jenny (Toronto)

This is Troy, he’s two years old and throughout his life we have bought 3 dog beds, that have ended up being bitten and broken by him, I guess he just wants to tell us that he is more comfortable in our furniture. We bought this pair of chairs in a rage of madness, are made of leather and were a bit expensive, but have been worth every penny because our friends like them and feel comfortable in them
– Teresa (Guadalajara, Mexico)

Our cats, Six and Buster, are brothers – they love sleeping next to (or on top of) each other on whatever soft surface they can find (bed, blanket, couch, lap).  Here they are curled up on our living room armchair, which goes well with the rusty orange color of their fur!
– Megan

Here’s photo of Only napping on lazy sunday afternoon on my favorite side of the bed, on my favorite throw blanket!
– Ed (Auckland, New Zealand)

the kitty was snoozing on the bed when kira usurped her. the kitty (always called kitty although her official name is midge/skittles – there was some family disagreement) is a five year-old cat and kira is an eleven year-old siberian husky cockapoo cross.
Danika (Edmonton, Alberta)

Thought I might submit a photo of my two cats, Rex and Mona relaxing on a winter afternoon.
– Aislin

Here’s my dad’s Jack russell Helga lying on my couch totally exhausted after playing with her Boston terrier buddy the whole day.
– Veera (Oulu, Finland)

My house is under MAJOR renovation (thus the unpainted sheetrock walls) and we are doing it all and one day it will be incredible… soon. we think soon.  But I walked by our bedroom one afternoon and found ALL FOUR of our animals sleeping happily on our disheveled bed.
– Paige

This is Riley, 2 year old Golden Retriever, and Olive “Bug”, 1 year old lab mix.  As you can see they are best friends who love relaxing on the leather sofa together.
– Amber

I love your blog and I always think about it when our pups jump up on the couch for their mid morning nap. Our littlest one is our 4 month old Shepherd-Shelty mix Heidi, “The Baroness” and our oldest is our 2 year old Shepherd-Collie mix Mina. They’re lounging on our outdated black leather couch that will soon be replaced with something wonderful, we just don’t know what that is yet 🙂
– Aynsley

This is Madison resting on our sofa, seemingly waiting for a phone call!  The second photo shows more of the furniture:)
– Gerrie (San Diego, California)

This is my baby Daisy a boxer mix from St. Louis, on her favorite chair.
– Karen (St. Louis, Missouri)

Meet Odilon and Louisa, betta fish that I inherited when my neighbor moved and left them.  I have given them nice new digs, however.  Odilon has a southwestern theme going, while Louisa is pleased with her Mayan ruin look.
– Melissa (Washington, DC)

Oz-glam by Greg Natale

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 by midcenturyjo

Last week I had to hurriedly pull down this post. Why? Because the house made the cover of Belle magazine and its designer needed to keep it under wraps for just a few more days. The issue is out today and now we can all see why Greg Natale is one of this country’s hottest designers. Thanks again Greg for sharing… last week and this week!

I hope you didn’t think glam was dead. Not when this harbour side Sydney home is packed with Oz-glam chic. Interior designer Greg Natale has proven again that he knows how to mix Hollywood Regency with a laidback Australian vibe (who ever thought that concrete breeze block could look so good?!). This home is no showroom vignette though. It’s real living for a real family. Mind you we don’t all have that fabulous Balmain harbour view! Recently on the cover of (inside) a little birdie tells me it is in the next it has now made the cover of Belle. Thanks Greg for sending all the pictures and congrats to photographer Anson Smart for the fabulous shots.