Displaying posts from January, 2012

An eye for detail

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo


Dublin based interior designer Gail Morris of Wall Morris Design emailed us with a few photos of the installation of a recently completed ‘new-build’ residential project in Co. Kerry, Ireland for a client who lives in New York. The design focus was on fine interior joinery, tailored and detailed for the family’s needs. I know many of you will be swooning over the custom kitchen but I love the bedrooms tucked up under the roof. A new house just beginning its life with its new family. I can’t wait to see it age beautifully as it gathers the layers of family life.


Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

The editors of Australian digital magazine Est sent us a sneak peek at their latest edition. In Issue #4 the magazine looks to the Nordic countries for inspiration in a special Scandinavian edition of Est. Go inside the home of Icelandic Interior Designer Rut Kara and Danish homewares maven Tine K. Get to know modern day model turned street style snapper Candice Lake and see inside the home of the original street style photographer Amy Arbus in New York City. Est Issue #4 launches 31 January and I for one can’t wait.

Llamas’ valley

Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2012 by KiM

I had plans for a post today but due to some totally inconvenient technical difficulties I had to come up with something else. A little while ago we received an email and I thought I’d share it with you today as Plan B. It comes from Alge: I would like to present you our e-magazine “Llamas’ valley“. Our motto is: perfect places/imperfect people. We write about interior design, decor, art, fashion, food. We started with six Lithuanian issues of the magazine, and we have published the first English edition just before Christmas. Our team consists of 3 members: that would be me, I’m the editor, my husband Eligijus is a designer, and our friend Augis makes the beautiful images. LOVE it. And love that motto. Here are some photos to get you hooked.

Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2012 by midcenturyjo

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don’t know what to do? You’re not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you …. that’s you lot… the readers! This week’s problem comes from Leigh. I know you can come up with some great ideas.

I am stuck with my fab new room, which is an extension on the back of my house, adjoining the kitchen. It has glass doors all along the back looking onto the garden. It is approx 20 x 12 feet in size but I do not know how to arrange it, or where to start. I have new oak floor, plan on a wood burner eventually, have white blinds on the windows, walls are creamy white. I have 2 arm chairs which I can recover, a leather sofa, and aim to buy another sofa, plus some other furniture. But what? Help!

Some heart and some home

Posted on Thu, 26 Jan 2012 by KiM

It’s been a pretty busy week so far, and it’s going to be an interesting weekend – looks like a trip to Hamilton (or at least a meeting halfway) is happening to bring my stray cat to her new home. Wanda, an absolute angel, has offered to provide this poor cat the home and the love she deserves and I can’t wait for the 2 of them to start a new part of their lives together (dammit I’m tearing up). On the subject of hearts and homes, here are some lovely photos from UK online magazine Heart Home (see more in this post).