Displaying posts from January, 2013

The hidden kitchen

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 by midcenturyjo

“The design brief was simple:- Fit enough appliances in that would service a small commercial kitchen; cater for a family of five that entertain a LOT, a ten seater table was a MUST! Make it stylish with no visible appliances…”

A clever kitchen design from Darren Genner and Minosa Design. A sixth floor apartment, a small space, and the need to find a home for 13 small appliances. Yes, 13. The solution? A bank of storage over 7 m with a “pop and slide” door system to conceal the wall ovens and steamer, cabinet for all those small appliances, a second appliance cabinet with tea/coffee making facilities and breakfast supplies and an ingenious scullery. And, of course, the dining table. Understated and yet bold. With the click of a remote and a flick of the wrist it extends from 8 seats to 12. Talk about a show stopper. You can find out more about the design process here.

Herniman Interiors

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 by KiM

I would give anything to have the entrance to my home look like the photo above. Rustic, aged, charming, inviting. Then you walk in and are wowed by the modern conversion of the interior. YESSSSS. Via Australian firm Herniman Interiors. (A couple photos added on the end are of another one of their projects).

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 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 Daisy-Cat-… rocking out with his paw out on our new Danish teak and tweed chair!” ~wool blanket is from holland (sourced by Mac Cool’s Re-Use) Pillow by friends at SparkBox Studios
– Stacey

This is Gromit the dog sleeping on a friday morning. As his master has left for work, the place in bed obviously needs to be filled.
Märt (Tallinn, Estonia)

Attached is a photo of my coonhound Scarlett relaxing in her favorite spot, the Room and Board loveseat in my office. Look at her big sad eyes; I just can’t bring myself to ask her to find another (more practical, not-white) perch. (Notice the branding on her ear. She used to be a hunting dog until she either got lost or was abandoned. We rescued her 6 months ago from a high kill shelter in New Mexico)

this is obi — he’s sitting guard as he does each day on his favorite vintage chair — peering out the window, and always with proper use of the armrest…
stacie (santa barbara)

attached is a photo of my two english bulldogs – tater tot is the brindle puppy (17months) and little bit is the sleeping 13yr old. i think the cherry red Naugahyde sofa & custom made oil cloth pillows make for a bright and cheery backdrop to my baby boys. normally i won’t submit a photo that had an obvious cord, but they looked so sweet while i was drilling a shelf into the wall that i felt compelled to send. also it is one of the few photos that the dogs are the entire frame.
jeanie (New York City)

It’s a picture of my dog Pixie on the right and my neighbors dog Gigi.

This is our cat Hermione sleeping on our recently acquired Eames Soft Pad Management chair. I think it needs to be re-upholstered. Hermione doesn’t seem to care 🙂
– Helen (Evanston, Il)

I love Monday’s pets on furniture and thought my 12yrs old Muru cat wants to join in. I have adopted her from a cat-shelter soon 2yrs ago. She is very much loved and I wish to give her a loving and caring home for the rest of her life. Here she is sitting on my chest of drawers, she sits here daily and glances out through the window or takes a little nap.
Nina (Helinki, Finland)

Here is my Pagoda atop my Eileen Gray.
– Nemi (Miami, FL)

Our 4 year old Morkie, Panda, “hiding” from ear cleaning day.
– Jenn (Manhattan)

Murphy and 7 month old Arlo in their favourite spots!
– Ruth

I can’t get enough Rue

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 by midcenturyjo

You too? Don’t worry. Now you don’t have to wait for each new issue. Today, Monday, Rue Magazine will launch Rue Daily. It’s fresh editorial content on a daily basis! Yeah! What can we expect?  Everything from fashion to entertaining to beauty and, oh course, beautiful interiors… like this Lexington, Kentucky home by Hannah Maple. (Thanks Rue Daily for the sneak peek.)

Rue Daily will extend Rue’s fresh, approachable take on designing a beautiful life. It’s interactive and inspirational. What else could you want when you want more Rue?

French fantasy over four floors

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 by midcenturyjo

Oh my! Oh my! A confection of stylish French living. A family home, yes, but “effortlessly” elegant. Amazing architecture helps, as do vintage and brocante cheek to cheek with high end designer pieces, but those floors and the exposed beams! The art! The courtyard and window boxes!The boudoir with a bathing suite and scrolly shower! The children’s bunk room! Exclamation mark overdose. I think I died and woke up in heaven on a Campana Brothers Boa sofa. Parisian perfection by Elodie Sire of D.mesure.