Displaying posts from May, 2013

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 20 May 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!

I’d like to dedicate this post to the memory of Pugley, one of the coolest cats there was. About 10 years ago my husband and found 2 year old Pugley, a Persian, at the Humane Society. He was matted like you would not believe, and super grumpy (understandably so). We ended up having to give him up after a year or two because Pugley tormented one of our other cats. He spent some time with my parents, and then my younger sister took over his care. He became a big part of her family and it was with a heavy heart that Jen and her husband made the decision to have him put down on Thursday. Pugley had developed cancer and they tried all sorts of meds and special food but nothing was working. He lived a great life between our 3 households and while he was a grumpy little bastard, he was a really cool cat and we’ll all miss him a ton. Love you Pugs. (P.S. Jen did a tribute post on our blog here)


As usual, Grey makes it into one of my reveal photos – he seems to get exhausted by photography.
Pat (Carleton Place, ON)

Pita seen here enjoying my new decor cushion gifted from a dear friend.
– Christine & Lorway (Toronto, ON)

Here is a picture of Caspi a rescued cat sitting on an old radiogram/record player. She is very much the Princess in our 4 cat two dog household and we love her very much! 
– Jodie (Toowoomba, Australia)

Zoe and Ruby always have to lay on this quilt that I got from my Grandmothers cottage. We are sitting on the couch in Kitchener Ontario on this cold and rainy Monday.
– Jason 

Our cat “Tuna” does not allow us work
– Juan y Caro (Tucumán, Argentina)

Good, better, Bestor

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2013 by midcenturyjo

Colour is great! And what is better than colour? More colour. Don’t get me wrong. I love a taste of Scandi boho white mixed with timber floors and midcentury goodies so imagine great big swathes of saturated colour like a palette knife across a canvas or a cake. Yes! Colour is the icing on this cake! Fabulous family home by Bestor Architecture.

Green with envy

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2013 by midcenturyjo

Wrap it up and bring it here. No wrap me up and deliver me there. Whatever! But just make sure that I’m cooking up a storm in the kitchen of this Silver Lake house by Bestor Architecture. California cool. Green with envy? You betcha. The only thing better would be…

… another green kitchen by Barbara Bestor and her design team. Now I can’t make up my mind. Sometimes you just got to have colour!

Blog favourites as of late

Posted on Sun, 19 May 2013 by KiM

The Baudelaire family home

Posted on Sat, 18 May 2013 by midcenturyjo

What a wonderful family home, full of light and a life well lived. Children and music and friends and entertaining. A kitchen as the centre of it all and everywhere  a casual sense of style. Long time reader Kimberley and her husband Adam have sadly sold this house and moved on but Kimberley assures me that it is to another renovation adventure. So without further ado I present to you a wonderful Australian home, the Baudelaire family home.

P.S. You can see before and afters here.