Displaying posts from July, 2016

Modern mid century

Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 by midcenturyjo

Obvious mid century roots have been enhanced by new profiles and a more contemporary line in this house by Sydney-based Nobbs Radford Architects. A sense of light and space is enhanced by soaring ceilings, light wells and voids. A galley kitchen harks back to the 60s but is a modern, fresh take with on point finishes. I’m smitten.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 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, or hashtag your photos #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!

Thinking deep doggy thoughts…#dtipetsonfurniture

A photo posted by Stacey Sekkes (@staceysekkes) on

This is Cuca, my 8 months old Portuguese pointer, happily laying on the couch, her favourite spot to take a nap in the living room.
– Helena (Porto, Portugal)

Our Tucker Pup would love to be included. This picture was taken this year right after we adopted him. He was 3 months old and had already been in three homes before ours. His favorite things are pillows and his ball. We live in Laguna Niguel, CA and are happy to say he is here to stay.
– Jean 

Fourth of July brought me a new leather Living Room set as well as a new coffee table to enjoy.  Fourth of July also brought my daughter to visit with the Exotic Shorthair babies Penny (Black from USA) and Lucian (Silver Tabby from Russia) who wanted to show how much they enjoy the new furniture as well.
– Pat (New Jersey) 

Here is one I took the other day when I was doing some re-arranging in the living room. I had just hung a gorgeous painting a reader from Singapore named Angela had shipped to me a little while ago, and Bernie happened to be laying in my Green Light District chair right under the painting so I had to snap a photo. Not only is it always the cats’ favourite corner, now it is mine too. 

And on a bit of a side note, there is a stray cat named Domino whom I have been visiting twice a day on my way to and from work for several months now. He is taken care of in his neighbourhood in Little Italy but no one will give him a proper home, so he lives in someone’s front yard garden (I have seen him in this area for years). I am hoping someone will offer to get him neutered and finally provide him a home so I thought I would post a video I put up on Instagram here since no one has come forward wanting to save him. He deserves a home because he is the sweetest, most loving cat. 


Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 by midcenturyjo

Love love love the black window trims in this apartment (via Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri) although I may be a little biased because my own doors and windows are painted black at home. So dramatic. So lush. So easy.

The house of Casper Faassen

Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 by midcenturyjo

Dutch interior designer Jeroen van Zwetselaar of ZW6 has transformed this 1930s semi-detached house into the perfect home of artist Casper Faassen. Light and shadow, open yet contained, new and old, the design breathes new life into the building. I love the house striped back to its bones, a white box containing the kitchen and dining room slipped into exposed brick shell, love the airy loft bedroom, the hard floors softened by rugs and always the art, the beautiful art.

Aqua Di Mykonos

Posted on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 by KiM

Who wants to join me in Mykonos? Dream vacation anyone?! The folks of mykonosestates.com real estate agency sent along photos of Aqua di Mykonos, a luxury villa near Agrari Beach that contains 4 independent structures – a main house, a pool house, a guest house and a kids/staff house. Not to mention the incredible pool and Jacuzzi with views to die for. What I would do to stay here….and Jo could join and we’d finally hang out in person together (about time I’d say, it’s been 10 years). The dream continues…