Displaying posts from October, 2016

A modern addition to a deco home

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 by midcenturyjo

A modern addition to an Art Deco home by Folk Architects has been brought to life by Sydney-based design studio Amber Road. What could have read as disparate spaces now references deco elements through colour, texture and a bespoke light fitting in the entrance. A thoroughly stylish family home.

Kelly McGuill update

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 by KiM

It has been an eternity since Jo featured some spaces by Boston-based interior designer Kelly McGuill. In all that time it seems her style has become more subdued with a bit more rustic and elegant elements. And I love every bit of these rooms. The neutral colour schemes are so soothing and I am absolutely in love with this first kitchen, which happens to be Kelly’s, and THAT GREY CARRARA MARBLE IS MY JAM!!!


Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 by midcenturyjo

… is ppppperfect don’t you think? With a slap of fabulous colour and a gallery wall to make you all envious, this flush of fun is by Summer Thornton Design.

Studio Maclean

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 by midcenturyjo

We’ve long been obsessed by Jason Maclean’s work (here) but I must say that I’m elevating my obsession to superfan status after seeing this minimalist kitchen in his West London renovation. Yes the rest of the house is starkly chic but this kitchen is a standout. Form follows function with a simplicity that is strikingly beautiful. By Studio Maclean.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 17 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!


Snuggle friends ❤️ #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstgram

A photo posted by Meg (@cortinidesign) on Oct 5, 2016 at 7:24am PDT




Forrest is a bit entitled. #theblondemenace #dogsofinstagram #dtipetsonfurniture

A photo posted by Forrest (@theblonde_menace) on Oct 10, 2016 at 6:24pm PDT


Caturday morning 🐱☀️

A photo posted by Cindy Hsu Zell (@cindy.zell) on Oct 8, 2016 at 9:51am PDT


Guess who’s coming for dinner? #DTIpetsonfurniture

A photo posted by @silvergirl415 on Oct 2, 2016 at 7:36pm PDT


A photo posted by Helen Carter (@helencarter1) on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:24am PST



All class over here! #caturday #catsofinstagram #ruby #fatty

A photo posted by Emma (@em_yates_nz) on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT

My mother-in-law in Charlottetown, P.E.I. sent my husband and I this photo of one of her feral cats acting not-so-feral while sprawled on a bed so I told her I HAD to share this with you all. 🙂

My sister Jen sent this photo of her newly adopted from the Humane Society cat Spencer sitting in front of a vintage sign that was formerly mine. 

Please find attached a photo of our other grayhound Ada on an armchair in our showroom this past christmas, awaiting santa to bring her gifts.
– Izak (Ljubljana, Slovenia) 

This is Pedro our 15month kelpie cross Staffy he is very difficult to photograph because of his black fur and dark eyes. He is sitting in the sun in Tamarama, Sydney on an Eames chair and an @annaspiro cushion. 
– Corkilla 

And a couple from me. Former feral Bernie trying to sleep on his favourite chair but I keep sticking a phone in his face, and what this past Saturday morning looked like.