Displaying posts from February, 2017

Seaside simplicity

Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 by midcenturyjo

The renovation and reconfiguration of this house in Mas Nou in Spain’s Catalonian region by 05 AM arquitectura was all about opening up the warren of smaller rooms into open-plan living all with access to a stunning sea view through a wall of large windows. Light, bright and spacious with finishes that are perfect for relaxed family living. Seaside simplicity.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 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[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net, or hashtag your photos #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!

Here is Chewie, in chilly Thunder Bay, ON.  Loves the black sheepskin on the Acapulco Chair
– Laura 

My friend George has this funny charm. Her name is Tayra and she reminds me white marshmallow)))
– Taneyka (Belarus)

More pets on furniture….essentially I can’t keep them off! This I call Dane Jenga. Finnegan and Pearl. (Both rescues. Because Pearl is deaf and blind, Finnegan is her “assistance dog”. The most patient dog you would ever meet!)
– Linda

Sometimes all you see is a lump or feet sticking out! Faux fur throw providing warmth for Mr Biggles.
– Anna

Big guy is Bodhi, cat is Oliver and little man is Tucker. Bodhi is always available for a snuggle if the little ones get cold.
– Beverly (Houston, TX) 

Staying warm on sheepskins from Poland. 
On outdoor furniture….
– Jo (Cold Spring, New York) 

Happy holidays from Mimi.  She loves to snuggle on the sheepskin on our kitchen banquet. 

Just being the queens they are

A photo posted by Sara C (@snacksandpizza) on Feb 2, 2017 at 8:48am PST

I mean, rhinot. #omersa #abercrombie #abercrombieandfitch

A photo posted by Rhett Baruch (@rhettmbaruch) on Dec 14, 2016 at 3:18pm PST

Because Tuco prefers a close-up 😸❤️️. #thepottedplant

A photo posted by Sharlene Kayne Designs (@skaynedesigns) on Feb 1, 2017 at 5:03pm PST


A photo posted by @mellabobella on Jan 9, 2017 at 8:22am PST

Next year’s holiday card. #potatogram #potatothepom #pomeranian #DTIpetsonfurniture

A photo posted by Potato the Pomeranian (@potatonyc) on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:14pm PST

Have you entered the A’ Design Award and Competition yet? Nominate your design here. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, bringing your design front and centre before design companies and professionals.

From the Good Industrial Design Award to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. (You can find all the design categories here.) With the competition highlighting, advertising & advocating good design, taking part will provide recognition, publicity and international peer review.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members. Unlike other awards the competition follows a peer-review process with anonymous voting and evaluation of all entries. And the benefits to the winners are inspiring! The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure. The fame, the prestige, the recognition and so much more.

You can find out more about the A’ Design Award and Competition here and register here. But hurry as the deadline for submissions is February 28. Results will be announced here on the blog (and worldwide) on April 15.

To get you inspired to enter here are some past winners!

Peacock flower vase by Steve Lee

DOTDOTDOT.FRAME Evolving furniture by Leonid Davydov

Man on the Wall Decorative Sculpture by Santad Kaewudom

Honeycomb Bookshelf by Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi

Bow tie chair Armchair by gridesign studio

VBookcase Bookshelf by Kemal Yıldırım

Marathon Boy Bookends Bookends by SOPHIA Enjoy Thinking

Dharma Bookshelf by Alessandra Meacci

Beauty Hand-knotted Rug by Karen Michelle Evans

Marilyn two Seat Sofa Sofa by Rafaela Luis


Posted on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 by KiM

That spot. There. On the window ledge. I want to sit there lost in reverie watching the world go by. West Village loft by Jennifer Bunsa.

Photos by Anna White.

My house, cats and I in a magazine

Posted on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 by midcenturyjo

This is just a quick post to mention that my house, my cats and myself are in the Interiors 2017 issue of Ottawa magazine out now for your viewing pleasure. I am so honoured to have my home featured locally. I’ve been fortunate to have features in books and mags with my previous home but I this is my first local spread of my home and the first time someone actually had a professional photographer, Marc Fowler in this case, come and shoot it. The experience was a total blast, a lot of hard work but it really paid off in the end. I absolutely love the photos and the article is a total hoot (writer Melanie Scott included some quotes I never dreamed she would use – LOL!). If you’re in the area get yourself a copy – the other homes are reeeeeally good. (If you are not from around here hubby found you can buy it online through PressReader.com)