Displaying posts from June, 2014

Carl Mattison

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 by KiM

I am on day 4 of moving to my new house and I am so freaking exhausted. Next time I will hire some damn movers. It hurts to type for crissakes. It is Sunday night as I get these posts ready the only furniture in my new house so far is my desk and chair so I can blog. Am I dedicated to this blog or what? 🙂 Anyway, enough bitching from me. I came across the portfolio of Atlanta interior designer/art director/graphic designer Carl Mattison and this home struck a cord with me as it has some very similar features to my new home (stained glass, lots of squared edge moldings, tall ceilings…). I would kill for those floors though, and for my woodwork to be white instead of mahogany stain. 

And a few extras from other projects…

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 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 these 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 it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net. Thanks!

This was our 3 months (now 4 months) old Bengal cat Mats. I think he and the Eames chair compliment one another

My regal beagle, Pippa, likes to pose (and sleep) on estate sale finds.
–  Rachel (Charlotte, NC)

This is Laranja (Orange in Portuguese) an almost three years old rescued Spanish Galgo (Greyhound) sitting on a friend’s vintage wing chair that was also rescued but from the curb and then upholstered in a bright red. Laranja wasn’t forced to sit this way. She just loves to show off by sitting like a queen!
– Marta (Lisbon, Portugal)

I have so many photos of our pups on just about every piece of furniture in our house, but this chair is a favorite of theirs. Bug sits here to survey the scene and Annatto thinks it’s especially nice for napping. 
– Erica (New York)

this is our vintage kitty cat, Mulvey (almost 19 years old now) enjoying some sunshine on our hyacinth cane outdoor lounge.
– Patti and John (Brisbane)

Dudley – a shar pei and Malamute cross – loves the old fisherman’s couch, which I keep covered with one of the first scrappy quilts I made, in the front room at Caribou Hill our Edwardian home on Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s NL.
– Karen 

Goldendoodle on Pavilion chair
– Kim

I thought I would send you some pics of my friend Valerie’s rescued kitty – Rock –  in Johannesburg. He lived in a shelter for a year and was having some behaviour issues there and sick as well. She took pity on him and gave him this posh home and he is a wonderful companion now. This picture just makes me LOL and the last says it all.
– Wanda 

Green with envy

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 by midcenturyjo

If life was fair you’d find me here. Relaxing. Reading perhaps or just deep in conversation with a friend. Instead you find me staring at my computer green with envy. That’s what a great photo can do. Image by Richard Powers.

Stalking an inner city oasis

Posted on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking in one of my favourite inner city Sydney suburbs. I’m stalking the streets of Paddington. That part of Paddington that spills into Woollahra. A pristine white terrace house with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a pool. A stylish family home in a stylish part of town with extensions and renovations by celebrated architect Luigi Rosselli. Let’s start in the back yard and work our way up the 3 levels. There’s lots of lovely distractions on the way. It may take some time.

P.S. Link here while it lasts.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 by midcenturyjo

Do you have to drag yourself, like me, into work this weekend? Wouldn’t be so bad if your work place looked like this. Stylish, minimal, calm… then your colleagues turn up. Just kidding. These are the offices of Slattery Australia, an engineering firm in Melbourne. Amazing design by Elenberg Fraser.