Displaying posts from June, 2011

Need for normalcy

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 by KiM

We feature a plethora of gorgeous spaces that are often designed by designers and styled by stylists…meaning they’re pretty close to perfection. Not a thing out of place. Which is why I love Quarto & Sala so much. I’ve blogged everyday homes from this Brazilian site in the past (here and here), and I was craving normalcy (and a bit of quirkiness) again today.


Green Couch

Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 by KiM

Liveable. Timeless. Classic with a bit of spunk. These words came to mind while I found myself perusing the website of Green Couch, an interior design and staging firm based in San Francisco. 



David Woolley

Posted on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 by KiM

I was reading a magazine the other day (Elle Decoration perhaps) and came across some gorgeous photos by the talented David Woolley. According to his website he has worked for many of the top mags (Marie Claire, Wallpaper, GQ), commercial campaigns and celebrity portraits (hottie Jason Statham!!). I fell in love with the diversity of his interior portfolio – some modern, some mid-century, some dark and moody….and all perfectly captured.

Stalking beauty

Posted on Tue, 28 Jun 2011 by midcenturyjo

Beautiful, hermoso, smukke, bell, mooi, belle, schön, όμορφη, bello, vakker, piękny, frumos, красивый, vackra, güzel, belo, 美しい. I think I really need to own this house. I have a love hate relationship with my stalking addiction. I find beauty on a Melbourne street corner and I am smitten but could never buy it. Perhaps I can afford just the outside. Yes just the outside, maybe. Link here while it lasts.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 27 Jun 2011 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.comand PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet!)

I’ve come to terms with the fact that my white chaise has become a permanent dog bed. Visiting miniature dachshund Mo enjoys a place in the sun.
Joanna (Kansas City)

I thought I would pass on this picture of Peanut (on the left) and Olive (on the right) at our Fluevog head office. Olive is just 16 weeks and loves my co-workers pup Peanut (3years), they are the best of buds here at the John Fluevog office. The sofa was an antique that sat in John’s first store, Fox and Fluevog in Gastown over 40 years ago and has seen the backsides of many a famous and non famous fluevoggers. I recently got it restored and recovered in this Peacock colored velvet. It is a perfect place to sit for lunch or to admire these Frenchies general splendor.

My fiance picked up this little cat bed to keep out white/black cat off our grey couch.  So far it’s panned out for all of us.  When he’s not getting hair all over my pants.
– Zenon (Calgary, Alberta)

I hope this photo fits…It’s  a pic of a couple of society finches. The cage stands on a piece of furniture I got from my friend , from Ireland. I’m also proud of my book shelf and my plants 😀
Reda (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Here are a few of my favourite things… my Louis-style chair from Horgans, my screenprinted shoes cushion from La Cerise Sur Le Gateau and my little man, Rascal. He is a Pomeranian x Chihuahua. He is not normally allowed upstairs in the bedroom, but I have been sick, so I guess he caught me at a weak moment.
– Melinda (Rozelle, Australia)

Meet my cat Polo, who besieged my partner’s chair as soon as he moved into my flat in Lille (France).
– Christèle

Marcel the kitten at 8 months, riding her ‘elephant’.
-Julie (Singapore)

this is boris. boris is fluffy (ok, and a bit fat). and he really, really likes hanging out on my glass top dining table, even though he knows he’s not supposed to.
– Sole

The funniest thing about this, is that my grandmother was looking for her and she was in silence and acting like a real statue!
– Merx (Barcelona, Spain)

My sister sent me this photo this morning of her Mastiff, Bo napping on the couch. I thought it was perfect for Pets on Furniture.  🙂

Sophie LOVES this Cynthia Rowley throw on top of my black leather couch.
Here is another picture of my cat- can you see her? She is on the TV stand. ( It’s an IKEA tv stand)

– Meri (NYC)

here are two of our cavelier king charles when he was a puppy. he loves to climb everywhere on furniture!

This is my rescued German Shepherd, Jet, on our new sofa. Fortunately he actually prefers the old sofa which we still have! There’s also one of him when he’d waited for me to make tea before sneaking up to bed.
– Sonia

This next entry had me tearing up. I’d like to dedicate this post to the memory of Sam. Jessica and her husband are very special people to have given Sam the care he needed. 🙁

Sadly our dog Sam passed away on June 11th. Sam had a disease called mega-esophagus which means that his esophagus did not function properly and he was unable to eat or drink anything unless sitting in a special chair my husband made for him, allowing gravity to get the food down into his stomach. He was diagnosed last summer and we were able to have an extra year of life with him, but unfortunately he did not win his battle with this terrible disease. We had rescued him about two years ago and he would have been five in September. I am so sad he is gone and miss him so much, but thought seeing his photos on your site in his memory might help a little bit.
The first photo is Sam, a Wheaten Terrier mix on one of his favourite chairs, the second is Sam in his “Bailey chair” where he had to eat all of his meals, and the third is a photo of Sam in his chair after I painted it and put fabric on the pads.

– Jessica (San Diego, CA)