Displaying posts from July, 2018

Modern landscaping inspiration

Posted on Mon, 2 Jul 2018 by KiM

I was recently searching for landscape inspiration because my yard is a pitiful mess and came across the portfolio of New York based design-build firm Brook Landscape (Jo featured their work before here and here). They are one of my favourite sources for small-space, urban landscaping. They create such beautiful, creative and incredibly useful spaces that I think my idea of an old-style English landscape to match the style of my 1950’s craftsman house may be out the window. Note: I can’t stop staring at those stairs above!!!

I absolutely LOVE this idea of one of the steps becoming a huge bench

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 2 Jul 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!

Merlin 💚

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A new hiding spot 😼 #munchandfin

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This is Puddha, our 22 year old cat. We adopted her when she was 4 years old. She spends most of her time sleeping now and this is one of her favourite spots. She’s a lovely presence 
– Ann (New Zealand)

And a few from me off my phone (typically from my instagram stories or my cats’ account). Former feral Frankie sleeping on my vintage settee – one of his favourite spots. Lucky sleeping on his back in our bed. He always sleeps on his back or in a pair of shoes. WEIRDO! And Frankie again, enjoying my spot at the dining table.

An apartment in Stockholm that is not white!

Posted on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 by KiM

I spotted this Stockholm apartment on the Elle Decoration Sweden website and had to share because it is not painted white!!! The homeowner, Helena Sand, did some work reconfiguring the very small apartment along with coming up with quite a beautiful colour palette. The space is still a bit oddly configured with the kitchen now placed in a hallway, and the former kitchen turned into the bedroom (the bedroom used to be included in the living room), but it’s got the necessities and I wouldn’t want to sleep in my living room either.  I am so in love with the colours she chose – a ‘rose-red’ in the foyer (Whispering Red from Jotun), ‘dirt pink’ in the living room (Light Peach Blossom from Little Greene) and lots of dark grey (Jotun’s Vallmofrö, Picky Living’s 4502-y). Photos: Lina Östling.