Displaying posts from February, 2019

A several-room renovation in a home in Almonte

Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 by KiM

I hate Facebook for the most part, but was reminded recently why I still have an account. Because without it I would not have noticed this incredible renovation project by Emily Arbour. Emily has a gorgeous home in Almonte, a small town outside of Ottawa, and her home was in desperate need of an update. What I saw on Facebook sure captured my attention, and when I went to check out the full story on her blog, I was blown away. The transformation of her kitchen, sunroom, foyer, family room and powder room is fantastic!!! Congrats Emily! I bet you and your family are loving every bit of it. (She has tons of details and sources in her blog post).

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 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!

This is Sofie, my 15 weeks old kitten. She’s a British Longhair and moved in three weeks ago. She’s adjusted pretty well, but pooped in her playtunell while I was cleaning today. Guess the vacuum and moving of furniture was too much for her… 
– Ingebjørg (Bislett, Oslo, Norway)


This is West Wise on the sofa in our little California get-away-from-winter cottage.  
Toni, aka Sparky

Some from me. Felix lounging on the sofa in the sun, and on pile of mail on the dining table, and Phoebe and Mimin captured at just the right moment.

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🌟Instagram reality check 🌟. I had a moment of hesitation before posting this photo. I LOVE this photo and really any that includes Eva and a plant. However, I usually get many unfollows whenever I include her. I get it, my account is about plants and how we incorporate them into our home..not about Eva. I'll admit I'm guilty of unfollowing accounts when they stray from their usual content. You know.. you find a feed that is about healthy recipes and next thing you know you're staring at someone's glutes and wondering how they got their pants on😂. Sorry, I was here for the spinach recipes, bye! The reality is that everyone is allowed to run their own show – they should post what they want, not what they think other people want. If others love it, great! If not, no problem! Social media is capable of some vicious mental games and I sure don't want to be a part of it. So here you have it, my lovely 9 month Monstera cutting hanging out with Eva on a fine Monday. No games, no strings, just showing you two things that I love that maybe you will love too✌️🐶🌿. #evasplants #reality . . . #monsteramonday #botanicalpickmeup #urbanjunglebloggers #love #plantsofinstagram #weloveplants #monsterafanclub #plantlover #furrybotanist #therealhouseplantsofinstagram #iloveplants #house_plant_community #greenthumb #indoorplant #decor #houseplantclub #houseplants #homedecor #indoorjungle #plantsmakepeoplehappy #apartmenttherapy #fortheloveofplants #instagood #urbanjungle #junglehouse #pausewithplants #embraceplants #monstera

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Bibi ist die Eroberung des Korbes von @miacaradesign mit Bravour gelungen 😸 ….während sich Jenne im Hintergrund, missgünstig mit ihrem alten, zerkratz…äh..zerschlissenen Sessel zufrieden gibt 😼 Wollt ihr Eurem Stubentiger auch eine Freude mit so einem tollen Katzenkorb machen? Dann seid ihr hier richtig 👋🏼 Wir verlosen einen ‘Nido’ Katzenkorb mit eurem Farbwunsch 🎉 Hinterlasst hier einen Kommentar, über welche Farbe ihr euch freuen würdet. Zur Auswahl stehen: Mint/weiß • Schiefer/weiß • Taupe/weiß • Um im Lostopf zu landen folgt uns und @miacaradesign 👏🏼 Mitmachen könnt ihr bis Sonntag, den 16.12. Ausgelost wird am Montagmorgen, damit das Körbchen noch vor Weihnachten auf die Reise zu der Gewinnerin/dem Gewinner gehen kann 🤗 Und nun sind erst mal alle Pfoten gedrückt 🐾 🐾 🐾 Werbung] / Kooperation • • • • • • • • #miacaradesign #miacara #catbed #katzenkorb #katzenbett #catdesign #cat #catsofinstagram #catstagram #interior #interiordesign #JenneMolleandBibi

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Meet #enidcat’s new body double #berylcat which was sent over by the lovely people @carocomms from the new @vitra collection. Now I don’t have to wait for Enid to come back from shopping to get the shot. And look at this seamless sideswipe. Saw it on @jhinteriordesign feed the other day and have been puzzling over it ever since. Then the @panoraapp was suggested to me and bingo. Basically shoot in landscape and feed into the £2.99 app. I love it. You will see it again on this feed. . . . #mondaymotivation #mondaymorning #slowdownindecember #greycat #bodydouble #enidcat #berylcat #cornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #pinkvelvet #reupholstery #reuse #howivintage #myvintageabode #styleitdark #colourmyhome #interiorinspo #mysittingroom #interiordecor #driedflowers #catoftheday #catsofinstagram #vitra #vitraaccessories

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Don’t be fooled by the sad, wistful look. Moments earlier this morning Pierre was rubbing his face everywhere as he had just snacked on 1 of the 30 smoked kangaroo bones I picked up on the weekend. Swipey swipe for the face that says I know something that you don’t, suck eggs. What like buying a coffee grinder on Saturday so you can have ground kangaroo liver on your dinner makes your farts smell worse than normal. Nope, already worked that one out. Pierre has also worked out walking into a room, farting, then leaving the scene of the crime is hilarious. #miniaturepoodle #poodlesofinstagram #perthpoodles #weeklyfluff #dtipetsonfurniture #dspets #aapets #ihavethisthingwithpink #vintageheadboard #poodlesrule #exceptforwhenhefarts #sometimesfartsandruns #itsagift #didyoujustfart #isthepopeacatholic

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Day 18 #myhousethismonth, Hygge Sunday. Over here we're getting up late, having a big veggie fry up, taking the dogs for a walk, picking up a few supplies in our local high street, then heading back for sofa time, lots of tea, a late lunch, and probably some red wine. Perfect. Hope you all have an equally lovely and relaxing day planned! . . . #bedroomdecor #bedroominspo #bedroomgoals #dslooking #interiordetails #interiores #interieur #interiorismo #myhomevibe #mystylishspace #styleithappy #mygorgeousgaff #myinteriorstyletoday #suyhome #myinterior #interiormilk #bhghome #apartmenttherapy #mydomaine #elledecor #mystylednest #interiorboom #rockininteriors #colourmyhome #howivintage #myvintageabode #finditstyleit #dtipetsonfurniture #aadogs

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Pink (and other colours) in an Oslo apartment

Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 by KiM

There’s nothing more that I love than creativity and uniqueness in interiors. It gets really tiring seeing the same thing over and over again (Instagram and Pinterest, I’m talking about you, and bohemian style specifically). I spotted this Olso apartment on The Cut and nearly had a stroke. Hello pink, green marble and brass kitchen of my dreams!!! This home could not be more one-of-a-kind. LOVE THAT. (Designed by Snøhetta, photos by Anders Valde)

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it should be somewhere super stylish and your can’t get anywhere more stylish than a designer’s own work space. Neal Beckstedt Studio.

Photography by Eric Piasecki

Like a sea shell

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 by midcenturyjo

The designer says “Looking directly out to Bondi Beach, this residence captures the very essence of Sydney’s beachside living. Filled with natural light, a palette of muted tones draws in the ocean without competing with the view.

The spaces have a luxurious easiness to them. Materials were selected based on their tactile qualities; kitchen benches are a crackled ceramic, the timber joinery has a raw feel and soft-coloured concrete floors are cool underfoot. The interior spaces flow into one another but thresholds are expressed with deep timber architraves. The result is a residence that captures the colour and easy spirit of Bondi Beach.”

I say the curves and spirals along with the hints of blush pink remind me of a sea shell and as it overlooks Bondi Beach I’m sure if you put your ear up against a wall you will hear the sea. Beach House by Richard Stanisich.