Displaying posts from January, 2012

Frederic Hooft

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by KiM

We received a very intriguing email the other day from a reader named Adriaan regarding this post Jo published a while ago of photographer Frederik Vercruysse’s work. Turns out it featured a couple of photos of the home of interior designer Frederic Hooft. Seems he now resides in an amazing 16th century home located in the city of Ghent (having bought it 15 minutes after seeing it for the first time). It’s gorgeous – the vintage modern blend is perfectly juxtaposed against the history of the home. (Source)

Glass house

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

Dreaming of a glass box overlooking water. Anchored by stone and garden. Filled with mid century treasure and art. White and bright. Restrained and curated but bold in its transparency. Strong and fragile. Dream come true. Fishers Island House by New York architects Thomas Pfifer and Partners.

To sleep perchance to dream

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

I feel the need to curl up in this bed and take an afternoon nap. Styling by Stella Nicolaisen.

Maree Homer +1

Posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo


Three and a half years. Yes three and a half years since I visited Australian photographer Maree Homer‘s website. (The original post is here.) A lot has certainly happened since the least of which is an overflowing portfolio and her work constantly in Australian shelter magazines. The work has matured. Light is still paramount but now the rooms are havens from the harsh bright light outside. Slashes of light don’t cut across spaces. Homes are more appealing because, as most Aussie’s will know, being in the cool cocoon of the inside as opposed to the harsh, hot outside is a cultural dreaming. Still an ode to modern Australian life her work captures the spirit of the rooms, the carefree life we love to lead and the slight larrikin attitude that Aussie’s have.

Monday’s pets on furniture – part 2

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 by KiM

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. 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 thought I’d show you our 6 month old lab on our furniture!

Vince, our big black lab, is a retired seeing eye dog – enjoying his new found life of leisure on our fleecy, plush Clifton sofa.
Laurie (Wellesley, MA) 

Attached is a picture of our cat Moo sitting on the back porch at our home in Oakland, CA. My longtime friend and housemate love sitting on our porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and Moo, our scraggly cat that we rescued from the train station.
The second picture is of our Bita (that is just her nickname). Her real name is Lola and she is oh so lovely and white. She perfectly matches our all white and black house. She is sitting on “her” chair – a white, Shabby Chic wicker back chair. She loves to sit here and stare out the window. Unlike Moo, she stays inside because she is far to dainty and delicate to face the cold cold wild.
Two more!

Jae & Ryane

Here are my three boys, on my favorite vintage orange chair. Early, Fred and Norman can be found snuggled together here all the time.
– Gin (Sacramento, CA)

When we got Eames we had to take a picture of him on his namesake, the Eames Lounge.

This is Roo hangin’ on the vintage sofa! She’s just a pup, but knows the best seat in the house. 
– Kate (Chicago, Il)

Here is a picture of our puppy Tucker at this link below- he is on a chair that we got out of the dumpster and cleaned up – the back of the rattan has a tear in it but we just keep a cashmere throw over that part for now until we figure out how best to fix/modify it.
– Colleen (Bethesda, MD) 

wish we could help with the stray, but we are in Cali. And the sofa is full. 🙁
– Leah 

My little yorkshire Princess and my Arne Jacobsen Chair‏
– Philippe 

My spoiled poodle, Cesar, and his sister Bijoux. 
– Dori