Displaying posts from November, 2012

Joanna Henderson

Posted on Tue, 6 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Speechless. No words. These photos. Amazing. Wait. Let me try. The soft light, the rich colours, the wonderful, casual vibe. It’s an interpretation, an understanding, an appreciation of beauty. British photographer Joanna Henderson. Considered and enchanted, captured through a lens.

A bakery in Barcelona

Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 2012 by KiM

Check out this really funky bakery called Serrajòrdia located in the town of Sant Cugat del Valles near Barcelona. It was designed by interior design firm AM_Asociados and is a fantastic mix of industrial and vintage – my favourite combination! There are some great touches here that can easily translate to a residence. 

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 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 then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.comand PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is Carmen, our 5 year old Havanese. She loves to take her Bear on the Mies van der Rohe chair and pull his hair out. 
Sara (Amsterdam)

Our little Uno on the scandinavian buffet. He never used to sleep on it for the last two years, but since one week, it’s his new spot!
– Yasmina & Denis (Brussels – Belgium)

Here is my Mika! He loves this chair that gives him the feeling of seating together with the rest of the family around the table.
– Izeta (Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina)

Please see attached, photos of our beloved ginger cat Gibi.
– Sabrina

This is our beloved Misza (read Mischa), russian blue. This sink is one of his favourite pieces because he drinks only running water.
Joanna (Warsaw, Poland)

3 photos of Scruffie
– Margo (Comox, BC)


This is my 12 year old Lab Logan…She’s the Queen of my heart and Queen of the Jungle! 
– Michele (Ontario)

This is Cat Boy Slim, sitting on my new, second hand retro recliner. He is a 14 year old rescue Cornish Rex. I think he suits the chair better than I do 🙂
– Mel 

I wanted to submit one of my 3 yr English Bulldog, Wilma.  She’s become the star of our blog (harumpf.. thought it was about the decorating :)) and she loves to model during our photoshoots.  Here she is, showing off an ottoman I had reupholstered solely for her use to get up onto our bed.  
Bethany (Virginia)

Mingus and Nigel the Wonder Tabby on an old French Pine Farm Table in beautiful Santa Cruz, California
– Erin

Oslo on a chair
– Don


Mark Bolton

Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Brit photographer Mark Bolton understands what makes his subject tick and captures that illusive essence with ease. His subject matter? Interiors, lifestyle and gardens. Just what we love on Desire to Inspire. Lucky for us then that his portfolio is full of inspiring images. Find out more about Bolton’s creative process on his blog and peruse his online shop for prints.

Inside Out‘s Summer Entertaining issue has hit the news stands and managing editor Lee Tran Lam has once again sent Desire to Inspire big juicy photos of one of the features. “A weekend with Nikki Gemmell” not only takes us into the celebrated author’s home on the NSW coast but follows Nikki as she hits some of her favourite Sydney haunts. I spy Kitchen by Mike and Doug up on Bourke. Nikki’s home is fun and fresh with wonderful vintage finds. Love the mismatched chairs and the bedroom wall collage.

Nikki Gemmell has written five novels, Shiver, Cleave (or Alice Springs in the U.S.), Lovesong, The Book of Rapture, The Bride Stripped Bare and its follow-up, With My Body. “Every time a new book comes out, I celebrate by buying a piece of furniture,” she says. So that armchair is from Liberty, an Art Deco reading chair with “a little table built into it for a left-handed person – it’s my perfect chair”.

The stylist on the story was Jason Grant and Felix Forest the photographer. I snapped up a copy of the magazine today and it’s great. Full of summer decorating colour and brilliant seasonal entertaining ideas.

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