Displaying posts from September, 2014

Brittany Ambridge

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 by KiM

Brittany Ambridge has the best job (IMHO). She is the photography director for the newly relaunched domino magazine, and their sole photographer. Oh, to get to experience such beautiful and creative homes each day….*sigh*. 

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 by KiM

If you would 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!

Buster, a 7 year-old English bulldog, constantly seeks out new chin rests in his Greenwich Village apartment.
– Genevieve

1 – Zoey, our two year old Shiloh Shepherd, loves to curl up in this womb chair, bask in the sun and look out the window. She knows she’s really not allowed in this chair, but that doesn’t stop her. 
2 – She’s almost 100 pounds but can always manage to curl up in the chair of her choice.
– Claire (Minneapolis, MN) 

My two dogs Milo the pug and Moxie the American Bulldog love to sleep on the furniture, even though they are not supposed to!
– Lacy (Salt Lake City, Utah) 

I have attached some photos of my 2 Little chihuahuas, Wilma (black) and Stella (tan) in our livingroom in the northern parts of Sweden (Boden)
– Jesica 

This is of our blue burmese cat Popoki. He’s young so he is either tearing around our place destroying furniture – or curled up in a ball enjoying the furniture he has chosen to save. This is a favourite spot of his. 
– Tiffany (Sydney, Australia)

A couple from me – Milo chillin’ on the living room sofa, and Felix caught mid-yawn while snoozing in the vintage wooden crate. (P.S. I tried painting swatches of Farrow & Ball’s down pipe and plummett in the living room over the weekend as seen here on IG – I think they’re going to work!)

Stalking reality TV episode 2

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 by midcenturyjo

Welcome to my second reality TV stalking. Brothers Shannon and Simon’s apartment this time. For those of you who don’t know the contestants start with a fixed budget and vouchers from certain suppliers/sponsors. Each week they compete to complete the best room, winning more money to help with following rooms. No wins and the budget gets tight by the end of the build. What starts as high end may rapidly drop to low. See more over on The Block. In the meantime the real estate listing is here while it lasts.

Stalking reality TV episode 1

Posted on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 by midcenturyjo

How do you describe one of Australia’s most popular reality TV shows? I cheated and consulted Wikipedia.

The Block is an Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network. The series follows four or, more recently, five couples as they compete against each other to renovate houses and sell them at auction for the highest price.

Except this time it’s an old office block they gut and convert into 5 apartments. I’ve been stalking and the latest Block renos are listed ready for auction. Welcome to Dee and Darren’s apartment. Link here while it lasts.

Eccentric old Europe

Posted on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 by KiM

When I spotted this home from Spanish Architectural Digest, I nearly had a coronary. This is everything I want my new house to be, but WAY more. It is the Mexico City residence of interior designer Dirk-Jan Kinet and it is filled with glorious colours and beautiful antiques, resulting in a vibe that is MUCH more European than Mexican. I absolutely love the greys on the walls in the dining room with the punch of magenta. It is quite an amazing transformation from what it was last year when it was featured on Freunde von Freunden. I prefer this version SOOOOO much more.