Displaying posts from February, 2014

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 3 Feb 2014 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, if the photo is too dark or unfocused then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim[at]hotmail[dot]com and PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is Joffrey, a former stray, who is acclimating very nicely to the life indoors! He loves this banquette almost as much as we love him!
– Lesley & Jay (Philadelphia PA)

Cooper, the senior cat, enjoying a lazy afternoon on her favourite chair at her home in Arnprior Ontario, Canada.
– Stacey

This is Ozzie he is always looking for a cozy spot for a nap. The scarf drawer seemed like as good a spot as any…
– Maggie

My 8 year old pug Pearl resting on ottoman while I study.
– Rosa (Trenton, NJ) 

Here are our two nearly matching kitties, Zora and Fisher, resting (after a busy day of resting) on two of our dining chairs. 
– Laura (Orcas Island, Washington)

Exquisite restraint

Posted on Mon, 3 Feb 2014 by midcenturyjo

Rooms beautifully curated. Like a gallery of treasures. Perfect pieces, exceptional art and all with restraint and sophistication. Modern and classic, timeless and always exquisite. Interiors by Los Angeles based Kathleen Clements Design.

Random on a Sunday

Posted on Sun, 2 Feb 2014 by KiM

When you read this, I will hopefully have landed safe and sound, on time and with my suitcase in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy some weather that is not snowy, not icey, not -35. A place where my blog posts for 2 weeks are already done, where the day job can wait, where stray cats will not become my responsibility. Where beaches and sand and sun and drinks and amazing food can be enjoyed and I can get my tan on. In order for you to enjoy a bit of pleasure along with me, here are some random photos I came across that tickled my fancy. I hope they tickle something of yours. 🙂

Elle Decor España





The Socialite Family

The Design Files

Vogue Living Australia

Hus & Hem

Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 1 Feb 2014 by midcenturyjo

I have turned from the embrace of my dark darling and now offer my undying love to the light. What on earth am I babbling about? A couple of years ago I lost my heart to artist Marcella Kaspar‘s home except that I thought it was fashion icon and style setter Maggie Tabberer’s home but it wasn’t because Maggie Tabberer’s home was Marcella’s old home and Marcella and builder/designer Mark Cooper had built a new home in the same style but beautifully dark and moody. Confused? All you need to know is that this is indeed Maggie Tabberer’s home and it is for sale. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The photos don’t do it justice. Those who have seen it in magazine shoots will know what  I mean. I would move in a heart beat. Perhaps I can haunt the open for inspections. Oh I truly am a stalker now. Link here while it lasts.