Displaying posts from October, 2018

Stalking a dream garden room

Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 by midcenturyjo


Sometimes it takes just one room, a single perfect space that captures your heart and soul completely. This lovely heritage home in Sydney’s prestigious Darling Point is beautiful. The windows are stunning, the kitchen is amazing but it is the garden room, or at least what I call the garden room, that will haunt my design dreams for months to come. Lead-light and parlour palms, rattan seats and french oak tables. Perfection. This is one of the times I wish I was actually touring the house not just real estate stalking. Link for the listing here while it lasts.







Paul Raeside update

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 by KiM

One of my all-time favourite interior photographers Paul Raeside has updated his website – it’s like Christmas! I’ve been a fan for many years and his work is total eye candy. It seems he has shot some of my favourite homes as of late, like that of Sera Hersham-Loftus and my Instagram friend Suszi Saunders. So enjoy some of that eye candy care of Paul.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 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!

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Spot the dog…. . It’s Leo’s 7th birthday today and so he’s had extra treats and cuddles. He gives us so much happiness💚If I ever won the lottery, I think I would set up a dog sanctuary like the one we recently visited in Greece or buy a big house with a huge garden and have loads of dogs running about. All dogs deserve a loving home as they have so much love to give💚 I just love how he is so excited to see me when I come home….especially since it takes the teenager around 4 hours to even notice I’m in the house🙄😂 . #hilaryandflo #sheffield #velvetsofa #madedotcom #apothecarycabinet #vintagecabinet #wallmural #rebelwalls #mansbestfriend #labradoodle #birthdaywishes #myeclecticmix #cornerofmyhome #mycosyhome #howihygge #hyggehome #greenwalla #leopardprint #myhousethismonth #realhomes #planetlivingetc #idealhome #renovationproject

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Woke up this morning with a purple finger because I went hard on the soy sauce at dinner last night and forgot to take off my ring before bed. Who can relate? Anywho, after that rough start things took a turn for the better because a) I found this fun set of nesting baskets/trays for $2 at @shopboomerangs and b) I got a DM saying I was selected as this week’s guest host for #diydesigntherapy ! 🕺🕺So here’s the part where I tell you how you can get in on the action- because what else are you going to do while you binge watch the new season of Atypical tonight? (Or whatever your show of choice is) So here’s what you gotta do 👇 We want to see your DIY skills, for a chance to be featured!  Here’s how: 1. Tag your photos of your DIY projects with #DIYDesignTherapy 2. Follow the hosts @MarilynnTaylor Jolie @vintagemeetsglamdecor Aileen @homemadehappinest 3. Keep tagging every week and invite your friends! Photos will be selected after 12 pm each Thursday. 😘😘😘

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No offence, but I can guarantee Eddie doesn’t “wish you were here” at all. The awesome thing about being a cat is you just don’t need to have any manners at all. Can you imagine how freeing it would be to just jump over the back fence when guests arrive at your home? #whenigrowupiwanttobeacat #everybodywantstobeacat . . . #myinteriorstyle #sassyhomestyle #howivintage #howyouhome #mystylishspace #stellarspaces #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #finditstyleit #walltowallstyle #spotlightonmyhome #howwedwell #societyofdesign #shopbando #myinteriorvibe #styleithappy #pinkandred #colormyhome #myhomevibe #myeclecticmix #apartmenttherapy #moreismoredecor #sodomino #interiorboom #colourmyhome #myboldhues #dspets #dtipetsonfurniture

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Didn't get half the things done at the house that I wanted, but had a fab weekend with family and that's more important right? Took a quick snap before we left, next time we're there it will be well and truly Autumn 🙁 . . . #atmine #mydomaine #myhomevibe #mygorgeousgaff #walltowallstyle #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #colourmyhome #myeclecticmix #myspaceanddecor #finditstyleit #styleithappy #sassyhomestyle #apartmenttherapy #sahstylists #rockininteriors #myinteriorstyletoday #interiorsnapshot #myinteriorvibe #mycreativeinterior #myhomeforhp #acribofmyown #interiormilk #pocketofmyhome #cornerofmyhome #howivintage #myvintageabode #brightboldhome #stopandstaredecor #aadogs #dtipetsonfurniture

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And some from me. All of my best buddy Felix. The last one isn’t him on furniture but he was such a perfect model I had to include it too.

The Vaults

Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018 by KiM

This quite possibly is my favourite commercial space I have ever shared here. By Dublin-based Kingston Lafferty DesignInspired by fascinating Irish history, The Vaults Live is an innovative and theatrical large-scale tourist attraction located in the heart of Dublin City. The Vaults offers a unique and exhilarating tour and experience by taking the visitor on a journey throughout the most scandalous and exciting tales in a stunningly renovated original four-storey Victorian building. The experience includes stunning 360° sets, state of the art lighting, lavish costumes and special effects. We were contacted by the client, The Vaults Live, to design a café parlour and retail space that visitors are brought into at the end of the one-hour experience.

The last set from the tour is with Molly Malone. We wanted to carry on a narrative from that experience and era, opting to create a lavish and indulgent parlour. With influence from the classic parlour room, we studied and researched Irish examples, wallpapers, furniture, fixtures and fittings, textiles and artwork from the Victorian era before seeking to merge the traditional with contrasting sleek, contemporary elements. We designed the suspended ceiling to house rabbit holes appearing to have grasses growing from them. We altered the roof light to create a tunnel effect to the sky and another to have inset mirror reflecting the Alice in Wonderland inspired chequered floor.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week after week and it still holds true. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on a weekend it certainly helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Fleetwood Office by Studio Esteta.