Displaying posts from April, 2013

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 8 Apr 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 our sweetie, the cat Ferdinand, in our livingroom.
Lidyll (Oslo, Norway)

Here is Greyson on a telephone bench, rockin’ out with a 1990s signed 54-40 poster.
Pat (Carleton Place, ON)

Black Dog. White furniture. Bo, Great Dane.
– Linda

My cat Bella Jade is sitting atop a vintage sofa from my Grandmother that I recently had reupholstered. The next photos are of her loving the sunlight on a cozy bed.
– Kate (San Diego, CA)

1. Gizmo enjoying some Phoenix morning sunshine on his favorite Saarinen Chair!
2. Gizmo napping post-sunshine with his best friend Monty on our Stickley Bed.
– Amy (Phoenix)

Here’s little Maggie sat in her favourite bird-watching spot, next to her (and my) favourite cushion. We were walking our dog Charley one night when she followed us home and never left!
– Anna (Dubai)

This is Marcel sleeping on our couch with a fur blanket. what a hard life!
Li (San Francisco) 

Cataleya is a kitten rescued by one of my design client’s, and appreciates fine antiques every bit as much as her owners. Here she is sunning on two of their collection, located in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. 
– Kristina (Houston, TX) 

Our new kitten (Martha Stewart) loves fine china and Barbara Barry.
– Lorrie

This was our curtain made of “fuxicos”, a brazilian handmade technical, in Brazil. I loved this and our cat loved to climb up there and play with the fuxicos…
– Juliana (Barcelona, Spain)

My two ethical leather sofas, the leather is taken from Kudoo’s that die naturally in nature reserve….it’s not treated so all the scars are still present……and of course my pooch, Labradoodle Ruby….she’s really not allowed on them but Dad had gone to work!
– Katie

Il Duomo

Posted on Mon, 8 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

The renovation of a coffee bar in Lleida, Catalonia explores texture and light. Rope and slates made from fruit boxes from the local area provide visual interest while light and more importantly shadow draws patrons to cozy corners. The atmosphere is warm and rustic like the local country shop it is , avoiding the high tech and harsh while referencing the agricultural buildings of the area. The space is simple and real, the buzz is not only from coffee but from patrons at ease. Design is by Barcelona based AAIMM.

Charles Mellersh

Posted on Mon, 8 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

Contemporary and custom combined with vintage and one off. Beautifully layered modern rooms with personality and wonderful detail. Calm and elegant, sophisticated and restrained but warm and inviting. Quite a feat to get just right and interior designer Charles Mellersh has the balance just right.

The Ottawa Antique Show

Posted on Sun, 7 Apr 2013 by KiM

I had a blast at the Ottawa Antique Show – twice! I went Friday afternoon and spent about 2.5 hours tagging all of my favourite items while snapping photos, and then when it opened my husband and I went wandering around again. He bought me an old leather doctor’s bag (check it out on my page) and I bought a gorgeous modernist necklace by Robert Larin. We returned yesterday morning with my family for a fun outing together – my husband picked up a few silly things when I wasn’t watching (LOL) and I snagged some more modernist jewelry (slight obsession). You can see my jewelry purchases over on the mourning cloak. Unfortunately I didn’t pick up anything for the house because I simply have no room for anything new. 🙁 P.S. Today is the last day of the show!

Here are a whole bunch of photos I took on Friday. Photos 3-7 are from my favourite booth which is also where I picked up the jewelry. It’s Samantha Howard Vintage from Toronto. Samantha and her modernist jewelry and mid-century ceramics were awesome and I am a new huge fan. 

Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 6 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, leafy courtyard. Living large in the inner city with a  large price tag. I’m stalking in Darlinghurst, Sydney. So close to the central business district that you could almost wave to the office workers. Perhaps that’s why in its previous life this beautiful old home was a commercial business, albeit a stylish landscape design business.  First link here while the second is here.