Displaying posts from November, 2012

Blog favourites of late

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2012 by KiM

Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 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 email is from Dmitriy who is really keen to help – 2 incarnations of the space, a plan and some 3D sketch ups.

Hi, I am hoping that the Design Crew can help us with our living room. The main wall is at an angle, so the left side of the room is shorter than the right side. Ideally, we would like to create two distinct areas, a sitting area and a dining area, but we are unsure how to do this without breaking the flow of the room. We are not sure what to do with the fireplace, because the way it is positioned, in the middle, seems to really restrict our options. Right now we have two couches and a coffee table on the right side of the room, and we have a console table and a piano on the left side of the room. We have a TV above the fireplace, but this placement does not work very well, because having to look up to watch it is uncomfortable. We have a small dining table in the kitchen, but would really like to have a dining area in the living room. We are hoping the Design Crew can give some suggestions.

Although we like the couches we have, we are open to replacing them if their size and shape are not optimal for our room. Same goes for the console and coffee tables and the area rugs. The only piece we would really like to keep in the room is the piano.

Plan and 3D sketch ups after the jump.


Iphigénie Soldatos

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2012 by KiM

Iphigénie Soldatos is an architect based in Paris whose website I came across recently. I was immediately taken with the European feel to her projects and admittedly experienced some heart palpitations when I came across the photos that included decidedly modern spaces with vintage gilded portraits as artwork – one of my absolute favourite unexpected combinations. I leave you with some eye candy to take you into the weekend. TGIF!

Atelier d’artiste

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 by KiM

I’m still crushing on the work of Parisian interior designer Sarah Lavoine (featured here and here), so here’s another project of her – an artist’s studio. Love the retro touches, and that blue bedroom is heavenly!

Clijsters Architectuur Studio

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2012 by KiM

I was really taken by the portfolio of Amsterdam-based architecture firm Clijsters when I happened upon it while googling blog stuff and things. It’s modern and minimal but warm and a bit rustic. Gorgeous wood beams, flooring and cabinetry keeps the spaces from feeling cold. And HELLO – check out the fire pit platform thing! Sweet!