Displaying posts from September, 2015

Kevin Dumais – Bridgehampton

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 by KiM

This rather large weekend retreat in Bridgehampton, New York is quite the gathering spot for friends and family of the homeowners. Interior designer Kevin Dumais gave the formal/traditional structure some casual comfort when decorating the home and the result is cool urban sophistication with a retro/vintage vibe. The inside is pretty spectacular, and then when you head outside – BOOM! It just keeps getting better. Photos: Eric Piasecki. (It’s been a while since I featured his work here and here)

Hello Kitchen

Posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

Actually hello two kitchens from the portfolio of Austin, Texas based design firm Hello Kitchen. Full of character, popping with colour and definitely not your cookie cutter kitchen.

A bachelor’s ski retreat

Posted on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 by KiM


I would have guessed this Tahoe ski retreat was owned by bachelor – there’s not an ounce of feminine in this home. Masculine all the way, with industrial touches as they always demand. 😉 A floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace, highlighted by artist Jihoon Choi’s “Pixel Deer”, dominates the principal room. The seating area consists of a large leather sectional and a pair of 1960s swivel chairs by Thonet purchased by the client in Miami. Photography by Sharon Montrose and a mixed-media collage on a wood door created by Tim Weldon add a touch of whimsy. The dining area has a 7-foot recycled wood square table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab armchairs. The powder room features a live-edge floating shelf, a mirror Designed by Jacques Adnet and custom Union Square wallpaper by Crezana. The corridor leading to the bedrooms showcases 19th century albumen photographs of the Tahoe region. Each of five bedrooms was given its own personality: the burlap bedroom; the log bedroom; the gray bedroom; the antler bedroom; and the master. Designed by Antonio Martins.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 28 Sep 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!

My babies get on anything they can.  They enjoy lounging.  Elmo and Simon are watching me iron.  Doesn’t seem to bother them that I am working.
– Donna

I thought I’d submit a photo of my cat Mozzarella, lounging on the executive wingback chair I just got on https://www.ebth.com/ for a steal! 🙂 (And yes, my pillow is of a llama wearing an ugly Christmas sweater – ha!)
– Kim (Cincinnati, Ohio)

This is our boxer Nelson (19 months old). This used to be “his” chair when he was a puppy. It doesn’t look very comfortable for his size, but he makes it work when he curls up like a feline 🙂 We got the chair for free online and the quality is great.
..and sometimes he rests his head on the armrest. He has open access to our couch and bed, but sometimes returns to his old chair.
– Marianne (Bergen, Norway)

This is our cat Lovely Laura. We have adopted her from our local animal shelter because she was the friendliest cat in the shelter. She absolutely loves this chair and ever since I bought it she took over it and made it her favorite place to lounge.
P.S. I would love to know more about the chair if anybody knows of it’s designer, please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
– Vicka (Washington D.C.)

Rico’s havin’ a ball after hours of swimming, fetching, frolicking and bird chasing. It’s a dog’s life!
– Greta (Waterloo, Ontario)

I picked up this Plycraft chair this weekend at the Etsy/Handmade Harvest show conveniently at Wiseman + Cromwell‘s booth next to ours. LOVE IT! So do the cats. Mimin has been on it for hours now. (Also bought a 12 serving gorgeous brass plated nickel cutlery set that is to die for)


Posted on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

Look at those walls. Love! Imagine all the amazingly creative work you could achieve in your office if you were surrounded by so many other people’s creative gems. From Apartment FS by Stuttgart-based architects Ippolito Fleitz Group.