Displaying posts from October, 2016

A beach house on stilts. Impeccably designed stairs with storage. A book lover’s dream. This beautiful home is creation of Australian architect Luigi Rosselli. Behind the white picket fence on the front street, a circular stair leads to a relaxed timber veranda , ultramarine weatherboards and the original white timber windows make for a breezy, summery house. Bleached interiors reverberate with crisp and clear classical violin practices and hold a myriad of books encased in every wall stud and recess. At the back of the house, facing into a small tropical garden dense with palms and ferns, there is a garden room with a massive sliding shutter that can be secured, and protects the fully furnished room when no one is at home.  The stair takes position centre stage in the house, supported by a solid stud wall filled with bookshelves and bathed in natural light.

Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch
Project Architect: Edward Birch, Irene Brugueras (Joinery)
Interior Designer: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch
Builder: Stonewood Construction Pty Ltd
Joiner: Sydney Joinery
Photography: Justin Alexander, Edward Birch

Modern Australian beach house

Posted on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 by midcenturyjo

What do you get when you ignore all those seaside clichés? You get a thoroughly modern take on the Australian beach house. Relaxed yet stylish. Casual yet sophisticated. Macmasters Beach House by Arent & Pyke.

Photography by Felix Forest

Birdie Farm

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 by KiM

I came across the Instagram account of Lucy Rose of the blog Birdie Farm recently and was instantly taken with how absolutely homey, cozy and gorgeous her home is. She creates the most beautiful vignettes with a distinctive rustic tone, which works perfectly in her rustic Colorado home. Now if she were a bit more south I’d be banging down her door begging to move in! Go give her a follow if you aren’t already, and prepare yourself to fall in love. 

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 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!


Caturday with her new favorite blanket from @mr_merz

A photo posted by Cindy Hsu Zell (@cindy.zell) on Oct 22, 2016 at 10:01am PDT


De boas #caturday #catsofinstagram #home

A photo posted by Fernanda Breder (@fer_breder) on Oct 15, 2016 at 10:10am PDT


#sleepy #comfy #westie #westielove #westiegram #furbaby #dtipetsonfurniture 🐾

A photo posted by Akvilė Petraitytė-Petrauskaitė (@akvile.p.p) on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:12pm PDT


A photo posted by haru_dog (@haru_dog) on Sep 24, 2016 at 8:26am PDT


Opening my gift on christmas day 👍

A photo posted by haru_dog (@haru_dog) on Jan 24, 2016 at 9:25am PST


Here is my olde English bulldog, Rosie, sitting on the couch. She thinks she is human! She has her own Facebook page
– Jen

One from me, and it seems most of my pets on furniture photos are in this exact spot. This spot is defintively the favourite of most of the cats. 🙂 I’m working on this post Sunday afternoon and Mimin has been on this chair the past EIGHT hours. 

New with old

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 by midcenturyjo

The renovation and extension of this Beverley Hills home included the incorporation of elements from a dismantled 19th century wood barn as well as a new entrance and landscaping. The old beams and siding add warmth to the expansive rooms. I love the marriage of the new build with the old barn wood, the mid century feel of the furnishings working back against the aged timbers and white walls and the beautiful dry climate garden. Jenni Kayne Home by Los Angeles based architecture and interior design firm Standard.