Displaying posts from May, 2015

A Park Slope townhouse

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015 by KiM

And here I thought my house had some pretty special architectural details. This Park Slope townhouse was designed by Tamara Eaton, and WOW how I am envious that she was a part of this. I would have had a minor stroke just walking in the door and seeing this absolutely incredible woodwork (for the low price of $2.695 million says this New York Times feature).  The Times quoted owner Christina Anderson: I love wallpaper, tufted furniture, nail heads, chandeliers, all that Hollywood glamour. We had a very modern house in Manhattan Beach, and the question was how to fit our mod stuff into a Victorian house. The mix of new with flea market finds with some glamorous light fixtures makes this home not so traditional and adds a youthful spark. My dream home. (Photos: Bruce Buck for the NY Times and Tamara’s portfolio)

The Bower

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015 by midcenturyjo

I just had to share another project from Hare + Klein. Their new website has my head spinning with inspiration. House after house, photo after photo. Simply stunning. Like this family home redo in Manly, Sydney just a stones throw from the water. No tired old blue and white beach theme here. Just rich colour, texture and personality. Earthy. Warm like the sun. Casual and stylish just like a beach side family home should be.

Photography by Luc Remond.

Hare + Klein

Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015 by midcenturyjo

You can’t get a more iconic view than the Sydney Harbour Bridge from this Kirribilli apartment and you can’t get a more iconic interior design firm than Hare + Klein. Style leaders on the Australian scene since 1988 this multi-award winning practice is known for elegance and warmth, creativity and practicality. Layers of texture and layers of meaning. Personal possessions and loads of personality.

Photography by Jenni Hare.


Muse Interiors

Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015 by KiM

Whether creating spaces that wow with some bold pattern and colour or with understated elegance and timelessness, Connecticut interior designer Lauren Muse of Muse Interiors is workin’ it. LOOOOVE the glossy blue above.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015 by KiM

If you would like to participate in the Monday’s pets on furniture series please send photos, your name, location and a brief description to kim[@]desiretoinspire[.]net. Thanks!

This is our Siberian Husky named Loki on our Ikea bed, though the real furniture stars here to us are the floating side tables we repurposed from vintage wine crates, perfect for our tiny space. We adopted Loki from a family who’s son became allergic to dogs and are so happy we did, he is now our trusted hiking companion and possibly one of the few Husky’s in history to be successfully off leash trained at the old age of 5!
Lis (Phoenix, Arizona)

Our two pets, Daisy and Bearbear, are big time loungers. We are lucky to get a spot in the bed 🙂 Bearbear came from Kitty Harbor in Seattle, Wa and Daisy came from Brightside Animal Shelter in Redmond, OR. Both are great places if you are looking to get a pet!
– Jill (Seattle, WA)

It’s Fasol from Russia on the Wegner chair. Good disguise, isn’t it? 🙂

1 – Marigata (in english Mary Cat) lounging on the Nelson desk
2 – Mitsou, the persian, and her swan chair. She was named Mitsou after the cat of painter Balthus

3 – What’s the point on owning a white sofa if you don’t have a black cat, Marigata thinks
4 – Marigata helping me while painting a watercolor
– Rocío (Cádiz, Spain)

1 – Marvin contemplates spring at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Michigan.
2 – on my back porch – comfy on a vintage glider I found on Craigslist in Chicago 
– Nicole

This is Dio the Dog and Henry the cat. Dio is a 3.5 year old Border Collie Golden retriever mix. Henry is a cat. They are pretty good buds most of the time. We all live together in Seattle Washington with Henry’s sister Alice (cat) and Dio’s mom Kiersten (human). There is also a bonus puppy picture of Dio on our bed. 
– Jared (Seattle, WA) 

I am sending a picture of Hobbit a 12 years old new facebook and instagram sensation. He’s a rescue mutt and this picture was today’s post and it seems to be a favorite! He’s just standing on a (almost) pallet sofa! How funny looking is he?!
– Marta (Setúbal, Portugal) 

Felix, having a nap on the Panton chair next to my desk.