Displaying posts from May, 2018

Another dreamy apartment by Gisbert Pöppler

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 by KiM

I am a major fan of the designs of Berlin architecture and design firm Gisbert Pöppler because of their bold choices for furnishings, art and colour schemes. This apartment is typical of their work with drama in all 3 of those areas. I featured photos from this kitchen several years ago but its time to share the entire space. It’s museum-like yet has a coziness to it which I love.

The perfect marriage of sophistication and rustic style, of old and new, humble object and high end statement piece. Stone and straw play against the gloss of lacquer and hints of gold. While the dichotomy provides the drama in this Mediterranean Townhouse by Spanish designer Serge Castella, the contrast is more curated than clashing. Imagine living surrounded by such beautiful things.

A seamless blend of new and old

Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Stunning. That’s the word that springs to mind whenever I set eyes on the double height kitchen area in this London home by interior designer Amanda Durham. The renovation and extension in collaboration with Snell David Architects created a coherent family home from what was originally a rabbit warren of disjointed rooms. The new interiors are timeless and stylish, marrying modern and traditional but for me it’s still the kitchen that is the standout, a fabulous hub for a family home.

The modern landscape of a California vineyard

Posted on Mon, 21 May 2018 by KiM

I really have no words for how absolutely breathtaking this property in California is. So I’ll leave it to landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith to tell the story of this dream: In the heart of a historic drought, this new home overlooking the clients’ 72-acre vineyard in the Paso Robles wine region called for a water-wise landscape that could further enhance their stunning property. Applying a subdued color palette accentuated with Mediterranean grasses and timeworn olive trees, the new landscape anchored and blended the home into its surrounding environment. Delicate plant textures that flutter in the wind softened the modern hardscape and architecture; creating a striking balance between the built and natural environments. Large drifts of drought tolerant grasses allowed for sweeping views to continue past the property line, to the clients’ vineyards and the rolling hills beyond. The grasses were also selected to mirror the native vegetation as it fluctuates through the seasons, creating a strong sense of connection with the region. Using rugged boulders and gravel in conjunction with clean hardscape pavers, the project brought a fun California twist to the traditional modern aesthetic.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 21 May 2018 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 on Instagram with #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!

After a heart wrenching morning gettin our Edith off to school today 😢, I’m off tut photographers this morning with this GIANT #bowie painting! He’ll soon be heading your way… I can’t tell you how much nicer the colours are in real life.. I’ve got a fuckin shit iPhone 5 that takes shocking photos so it totally doesn’t do it justice! Anyway, It’ll come out better in print than this for sure because @trampenau is the best photographer in the world lol.. I’m off to take me back seats down so Bowie can lay flat in the back!! Oooh errr… there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say.. Big Love.. I’ll keep you updated when he’s available on my website. Thanks for your patience lol.. I’m hardly fuckin churning em out am I ha ha.. family first eh xxx #painting #interiordesign #interiorstyling #darksideshow #pocketofmyhome #sassyhomestyle #myhomevibe #myhome #homedesign #howivintage #instahome #darkinteriors #darkwalls #inspiremeinteriors #interior #interiors #vintagehome #myhyggehome #eclecticdecor #interior4all #howyouhome #styleitdark #home #home-styling #art #artist #paintings #MyFaBHome

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Misschien eens tijd voor een ander kleurtje op de muur.. 🤔 ik denk aan piombo.

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Proof of neutral! Well, neutralish 😉. I love the way the winter sun hits this room (as does Biggie). I’m in the process of designing a room for a really special project a bit later in the year and I’m having a bit of the old doubt creep in as to how far to push it. Often I feel an expectation to do things in a certain way or style like I’ll disappoint if I don’t do something bright and colourful, this weirdly extends to how I present myself and feeling that I have to be colourful 24/7. Of course writing it down I’m fairly certain this is ALL in my head, and if I just follow my instincts like I always tell everyone to, what comes out the other side is always me. Does anyone else have this? That they feel like they’re expected to be/do things in a certain way and (kind of) typecast themselves? . . . #theotherkemphouse #nzhomeswithstyle #flashesofdelight #foundforaged #spotlightonmyhome #apartmenttherapy #dshome #huffpostgram #mygorgeousgaff #currentdesignsituation #howivintage #walltowallstyle #mydomaine #nestandthrive #myhomevibe #thisiswhyihavetothriftshopeveryday #myhyggehome #bohoismyjam #leopardprint #italiangreyhound #stellarspaces #bhghome #eclecticstyle #thisiswhyihavetothriftshopeveryday #dspets #howyouhome #myinterior #eclecticdecor
#boldbohemians #dtipetsonfurniture #housebeautiful

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Where did that week go?! And how is it the weekend again already?! A day late for day 20 of #myhousethismonth and handmade. This bit of art was handmade by my brother when he was only about 18. It’s painted directly onto wood, with wallpaper for the girl’s dress and plastic letters spelling her name. We have another one of his in our hall from the same time, and I love them both. Ignore Winston, trying to upstage everything, as always 😁 . . . . . . . . . . #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #bedroomgoals #dslooking #interiorinspo #interiordetails #interior_design #interiores #interieur #interiorismo #myhomevibe #mystylishspace #myinterior #interiormilk #bhghome #apartmenttherapy #mydomaine #elledecor #mystylishspace #mystylednest #interiorboom #colourmyhome #howivintage #myvintageabode #myvintagehome #gallerywall #aadogs #dtipetsonfurniture

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Ruby chilling on a wet and dreary afternoon in Melbourne #dtipetsonfurniture

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spring-greetings from germany!
– Kristin

And some from me. The cats are loving my new linen duvet cover about as much as I am which results in many cat puddles. And Phoebe on my antique pink velvet chair.