Displaying posts from March, 2019

Stalking 1

Posted on Tue, 5 Mar 2019 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking in one of my favourite Sydney suburbs Surry Hill. It’s a tiny enclave right next door to the CBD full of character terraces, cool shopping and an almost endless choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. This completely re-imagined terrace has been all but gut renovated creating 5.1m ceilings and walls of concrete and cedar. Modern living hiding behind a historic facade. All that concrete may come in handy as the house sits on a busy road and noise might just be a problem. A little greenery out the back would help soften the concrete canyon effect over time. Link here while it lasts.

A colourful New York City townhouse

Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2019 by KiM

The vibe here in this colourful New York City townhouse is what gives me heart palpitations. When colours and patterns and lots of layering and really unique pieces come together and every square inch is a feast for the eyes. I spent a good half hour devouring every inch of these photos. This is what design should be about (IMHO). Where the viewer is drawn in and never wants to leave. Designed by Kati Curtis. We wanted to reflect the vintage era of the townhouse, and at the same time acknowledge the hip and modern nature of this couple; we decided on “vintage with a twist.” 

One way we expressed this was through the wallpaper, by Timorous Beasties, in the dining room; it captures the Victorian feel of the home but with the most modern pattern. 

Another wallpaper, this one in “the family room,” looks like a sweet Victorian pattern…from afar. Upon closer inspection something far less benign is revealed: a pattern of evil-looking moths. The kitchen’s original cabinetry, its leaded glass and old brick had all been restored; we wanted to be respectful, yet we also wanted to give a surprising twist, so along with that crazy moth wallpaper, and a banquette we designed—we layered avery modern, lucite table on top of an antique needlepoint rug.

The tin ceiling in the master bedroom, as well as the fireplace, were both original– we added everything else– again with idea of it “being of the era” and with elements (like the wallpaper) adding an edginess. Vibrant patterns are balanced with quiet and calm moments of white and cream on the king sized bed.

Because we had the wish for the clients to be engaged in their home even before they walked in, we added an antique lighting fixture inside over the original staircase and balustrade.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 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!


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Good morning and HNY 2019!⭐️ I’m feeling relatively perky this morning after our 4-7 drinks party (anyone with kids, would recommend 🙌🏻), aided by only actually managing to stick it out until 11.20pm #nailedit 🙄 It’s a gorgeous day so we are going to get in the car and zoom off to Filey for fish and chips and then celebrate the first day of 2019 by lying on the sofa 😂 PS: lying on the sofa more is an actual NY resolution so I’m starting the year as I intend to go on 👍🏻 Hope you all have a lovely day! ⭐️ #livingroom #newyearsday #roomwithaview #livingroomdesign #livingroomdecor #sofa #couch #lhasaapso #wallpaper #clouds #chesterfield #interiorforinspo #inmydomaine #makeyousmilestyle #sodomino #myhomevibe #schoolhouseliving #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #interiorinspo #interiordetails #interior_design #interiorstyling #lhasasofinstagram #dogstagram #flashesofdelight #postitfortheaesthetic #slowliving #abmlifeisbeautiful

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Perfection in a pot plant 🌿

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It’s a tough life this one has. #ranman #weimaraner #gotakeabathdadandgetoutofhere #interiordesign #interiors

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/ Werbung, unbeauftragt Eines von Tigers neuen Lieblingsplätzen: Das Fenster zum Hof 🧶 #tigerthecat

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Cheating for #myhousethismonth today, lounge, and using a pic from the weekend on account of it being SO grey today. It really was too depressing for words. . I’m going to be at @greenrooms_market on Saturday, along with loads of other great brands, so if everybody would pray to the rain gods for us, that would be grand… . . . #myhomevibe #mygorgeousgaff #walltowallstyle #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #colourmyhome #myeclecticmix #myspaceanddecor #finditstyleit #styleithappy #sassyhomestyle #apartmenttherapy #sahstylists #rockininteriors #myinteriorstyletoday #interiorsnapshot #myinteriorvibe #mycreativeinterior #myhomeforhp #acribofmyown #interiormilk #pocketofmyhome #cornerofmyhome #scandiboho #moreismoredecor #stopandstaredecor #dtipetsonfurniture #aadogs #moochmarket #myinstagramshop

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Oscar found a new cat bed. Unexpected design wins. #gooddesignchoices #catsofinstagram #dtipetsonfurniture

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My sister Jen sent me this photo of her cat Zoe. Seems all of her cats have taken to the brand new living room chairs. “This is why I can’t have nice things” – she quoted on Facebook. LOL

17 year old Mr Biggles

And some from me. Frankie caught mid-yawn, Mimin surveying her territory from atop a scratching post, Saturday morning coffee and cats, and Felix and Bernie lounging on the messy media room sectional.

Sunday lounging at an inn

Posted on Sun, 3 Mar 2019 by KiM

Prince Edward County is an island on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Here you will find a quirky, campy inn called the Drake Devonshire. Multi-disciplinary design studio +tongtong had the task of turning a tired bed and breakfast and original c. 1880 foundry into an 11-room and two-suite contemporary inn. Something a bit more “hip” as all things Drake are (it’s the rural version of Toronto’s Drake Hotel). How sweet would this suite up in the peak of the A frame be?! (Photos: Nikolas Koenig)

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 2 Mar 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it is somewhere super stylish. Concept Studio #3 by Sydney-based Triibe.