Displaying posts from April, 2019

Escape to the country 1

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019 by midcenturyjo

I took a stroll through the Victorian country town of Daylesford today or should I say scroll through the real estate listings. I’ve found a great country home without the traditional rustic frou frou frills. Modern and minimalist and great for a tree change or just a weekend getaway. Link here while it lasts.













A renovated beach house in Tuross Head

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 by KiM

Mary, a very sweet blog reader, emailed us about her Airbnb “beach shack” in a coastal village of Tuross Head, New South Wales. I had to share this beauty with you. What I would do to be able to spend a vacation here!

I know that there are a lot of great looking rooms out there that are far more fancy and luxe than my abode.  However, you may be curious to view my newly renovated 70s beach shack.  It sits by, what I believe, is one of the most beautiful and untouched coasts lines in the world – The Far South Coast of NSW. The interior styling of the house could be described as slow design.  The house includes art and furniture collections accumulated over many years of living in Asia and Australia.  To me the most important and inspiring pieces are from family: my dad’s old carpenter’s workbench and my parents’ Parker lounge chairs from my childhood.  These pieces inspired the look, feel and soul of my renovation, completed in December 2018. Mary Louise is a 1978 modified beach house. After being rented out for most of its life, it had become the eyesore of the neighbourhood. Despite its dilapidated condition, it had good bones and design integrity that needed saving. So, in 2017 the restoration of this 70’s original beach home began in earnest. After a year of work, Mary Louise was finally transformed. It now stands proudly getting the admiration it deserves. The living and dining area is open plan and seamlessly connected to a beautiful outside deck offering ocean, mountain and hidden garden vistas. 

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 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 evening. We have a new friend, and as you can see from the look of Veikko, she/he lives in the attic of our house. 😳 We don’t know what it is, but it sounds like Someone running with tiny dutch wooden shoes on. I’d say not a ghost, altought our neighbour told us some drunk french soldier had died in a fire at our cottage. 😂 Do you know, can a mouse climb?? I’m guessing it’s a squirrel with frozen feet. Have a good night and a great fresh start for your week! . . #oldhouse #oldhouses #midcenturymodernhome #modernrustic #rustic #modernrusticdecor #thisishome #bobedre #mynordicroom #industrial #rustik #shabbychicboho #shabbychicdecor #shabby_is_the_way #hem #jackrussellterrier #hauntedhouse @richkern #scandiinspo #scandimaximalism #homedecor #maisondumondeaddict #maisonmargiela #homeandgarden #neutralhome #interior123 #interior4all

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He’s home! 💕 . . Disclaimer: if you look closely you’ll see this was taken last year when my bedroom was still painted black. Although I have no doubt that Chester will be taking the comfiest spot in the bed again as soon as he’s feeling up to it. He’s currently getting hand fed the best organic chicken and receiving on demand tummy tickles 🖤🐶 . . . #onlythebest #cockapoo #cockapoosofinstagram #interiør #hipdysplasiadogs #rustichomedecor #boholiving #bohemianinterior #apartmenttherapy #interiormilk #interiores #interiorstyling #stylingtheseasons #interiorsinspo #elledecor #kinfolkhome #myinterior #inspiremeinterior #flashesofdelight #bohemianchic #interiors #eclectichome #interieur #interieurstyling #inmydomaine #interiorandhome #interiorandliving #homedecorideas #easyinterieur

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Did you know I painted this chair!? When I bought it from the consignment section of an auction warehouse, the fabric was a faded yellow floral & the legs were skirted. I peeked under the skirt and saw fabulous legs, so I ripped that thing right off!! 🙈 . The shape was right, but the fabric all wrong. I thought about reupholstery, which I’ve done to another armchair. But, even doing it myself, the cost of new fabric adds up quick & the labour is tedious. Plus, despite the fabric being a colour that I couldn’t stomach, the condition of the original fabric was still excellent. . I’d seen examples of people having painted fabric furniture & owned lots of leftover latex house paint. I figured I could always fall back on reupholstering if I royally fucked up, so I had nothing to lose but the $12 for fabric medium! 🙌 . Turns out, the hardest part was deciding to go for it! I followed directions on the bottle, thinned my paint, and applied a few thin coats to achieve opacity, with ample dry time in between each layer. Easy peasy! . The end result is so much like a retro vinyl or oilcloth that it still totally suits the chair & now the colour totally suits me! I think it suits little Mu too!! 😉🐕❤️ . . . . . . . . #thechurchhouse #diydecor #moreismoredecor #hautebohemians #currenthomeview #myvintageabode #colourmyhome #brightboldhome #paintedfurniture #colorismyjam #beforeandafterbabes #makehomematter #mycollecteddecor #yourhomeisyourcanvas #trashtotreasure #howyouthrift #youcandoitdecor #interiorinspo #mycollecteddecor #greathomestaketime #thenewbohemians #thrifted #vintage #progress #pocketofmyhome #womanmade #colourmyhome #eclecticliving #showkateyourvintage #myfirsthome

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There on the far right of the gallery wall is a little house shelf. It’s super popular but has been out of stock for a while. Now it’s back! Hurrah! Swipe for all close up. . If you didn’t see it on @the_girl_with_the_green_sofa earlier, the #gallerywallhashtag hashie is back with @tlee79 @agi_at_59 and @blissfully_eclectic cohosting. So this is an entry for that too. . #mydomaine #myhomevibe #styleitdark #greenwall #luxuryinteriorsonabudget #colourmyhome #myeclecticmix #bohoismyjam #scandiboho #gallerywall #gallerywalldecor #gallerywallhashtag #moreismoredecor #maximalist #myspaceanddecor #finditstyleit #styleithappy #sassyhomestyle #apartmenttherapy #sahstylists #rockininteriors #interiorboom #interiorsnapshot #myhomeforhp #interiormilk #pocketofmyhome #cornerofmyhome #stopandstaredecor #aadogs #dtipetsonfurniture

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Voici Rufus! Du Saguenay! Au Québec! Dans sa vieille maison datant de 1867!
– Audrey

And some from me, of course. Phoebe checking out our new PVC rug from Lot 7 I picked up Saturday, Felix in his favourite afternoon napping spot, and Frankie wondering what I’ve brought home now (a repro tin ornament from Highjinx).

A bright and cozy Paris apartment

Posted on Sun, 14 Apr 2019 by KiM

Is it just me, or does everything in every Paris apartment have some level of chicness no one else can get away with? There’s nothing exceptional about this apartment, but add in some to-die-for views out the windows, chevron hardwood floors (my dream), some cool tile and then add in a bunch of vintage furniture and accessories and it’s a total gem that is bright and cozy. Via Elle Déco with photos by Billie Blanket.

I’m real estate hunting in the oh so upmarket suburb of Point Piper. Built in 1905, this Edwardian mansion has expansive north easterly views across Point Piper and Rose Bay to Manly. I must admit my favourite luxury indulgence in this house is the master bedroom’s bath perched in its own alcove overlooking Sydney Harbour. The photos don’t do this property justice. You can get a better idea of how serenely beautiful it is from the video. Link here while it lasts.