Displaying posts from November, 2016

The prettiest hexagon backspash

Posted on Tue, 22 Nov 2016 by KiM

This is SO PRETTY! Hexagon backsplash by Finnish ceramic artist Heini Riitahuhta. Via Gloria

Pastel glam

Posted on Tue, 22 Nov 2016 by KiM

I can’t stop staring at these photos!!! Pastel colour palette, OTT brass lighting, leopard print, photographic art, marble, graphic cement tile, faux fur, pink carpet…this is all of my favourite things packed into one apartment and it is SO GORGEOUS!! The Barrio Salamanca apartment in Madrid by Blossom Studio. (Photos: Montse Garriga)

(Another project by Blossom Studio can be found here)

More traditional meets sophisticated

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 by midcenturyjo

A glimpse into a home designed by Andrew Brown where traditional decor has a touch of a modern edge. 

An update of a traditional home

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 by KiM

This home in Knightsbridge, London is a great example of taking traditional architecture and giving it a contemporary, elegant, and sophisticated update. The chinoiserie panels, velvet upholstery, marble fireplaces, statement light fixtures, modern kitchen and other touches make this home gorgeous and glamorous. Hats of to Staffan Tollgård Design Group for nailing this one. (P.S. Send in your pets on furniture entries to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net or tag them in IG with #dtipetsonfurniture)

A couple of previous featured of their work can be found here and here

Point of view

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 by midcenturyjo

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape- the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth

What do 20th century American realist artist Andrew Wyeth and Nashville landscape architect Anne Daigh have in common? Why did Daigh use his quote as the description for this garden? They are storytellers and lovers of the bleak, the melancholic, the beautiful. Daigh’s design for this suburban backyard is painterly in its approach, sculptural in its execution. To me, an Australian, it has about it a certain “Americanism”, the dream of the field, the barn, the farm.