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Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 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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Chai decided to check out our master bedroom nightstand lights since Matcha told him they were awesome (the post of her in this same spot is a little while back in my feed) and he says they’re pretty cool but he’s really just here for the wreath. Anytime I go up here he likes to sneak in and lounge on our bed next to his beloved wheat wreath. Even though we have cat allergies, I don’t worry too much if the cats jump on the bed because we cover it with this lightweight quilt that protects our duvet from cat hair. Also, a fun tip for anyone who has a 2-drawer nightstand like us — we drilled a little hole in the back of them and attached a power bar to the side of the bottom drawer so it turns that drawer in to a “charging station” and keeps all the wires hidden! — Shop your screenshot of this pic for sources & similar items with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. http://liketk.it/2EYYv . . ALL SOURCES & PAINT COLORS posted on our website. Link in my profile (www.ahousewebuilt.com) . #newhouse #newbuild #farmhouse #whitefarmhouse #modernfarmhouse #fixerupperstyle #farmhousedesign #farmhousestyle #homedecor #homedesign #housedesign #homestyle #interiorstyling #smmakelifebeautiful #bhghome #betterhomesandgardens #mycountryhome #homesweethome #howyouhome #myhousebeautiful #interiordecor #homestyling #homeinspo #minimalism #rusticdecor #masterbedroom #bedroom #bedroomdesign #bedroomdecor #liketkit @liketoknow.it

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#ad Our living room is where people enter our home and scent is one of the first things people notice! Airwick is a helping hand when life is hectic because first impressions matter. – Having pets is an amazing part of life but cleaning can seem like a full time job, especially with a new cute kitty! Air Wick is on the job 24/7! – How is Nora doing at modeling? 🐱💕 . . . . . #thedecorsocial #simplystyleyourspace #beckiowensfeature #dtipetsonfurniture #shelfie #lonnyliving #kinfolkhome #sunsetmag #myhousebeautiful #mybhghome #interieurjunkie #interieuraddict #interiors4all #homeandhealing #selfhealers #inmydomaine #sodomino #neutralhome #doingneutralright #hmhome #homegoodshappy

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A perfect Sunday for Mucha means sleeping for hours on his “daybed”. 😴 🐈 #dtipetsonfurniture #seniorcat

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Monday be hitting me like WHAM 🤜⁣ ⁣ Just back from a gorgeous week sitting by the pool in Zante and the house and my head are totally upside down. ⁣ ⁣ With the new arrival coming in January, I’m understandably on a bit of a mission to get the house ready. But turning one bedroom into a nursery has somehow morphed into redecorating THREE bedrooms instead. How does this happen 🤯 ⁣ ⁣ We’re having some wardrobes built in the master bedroom to house all my crap from the middle bedroom so the middle bedroom can become the baby’s bedroom. And just for fun I decided hey we really should sort out the guest bedroom too because it’s been years since it was painted, it got pretty battered when we had the loft converted and I’m obviously an absolute nutter who doesn’t like an easy life. ⁣ ⁣ Anyway. Here’s a little preview of the new wall colour in the guest room. Still blue, albeit the darker (and totally beautiful) blackish-blue Basalt by @littlegreenepaintcompany. Because if it ain’t broke don’t fix it…just tinker with it slightly. What do you guys think?⁣ ⁣ I’m also pretty pleased with the results of my first fabric-dyeing experiment. This bed linen was dark grey and as if my magic now it is blue 🙌 ⁣ ⁣ Happy Monday guys. Yeesh.⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #stripeycat #basalt #blackwalls #littlegreenepaintcompany #bluebedroom #blueblack #blackroom #blackpaint #darkblueroom #decoratingdominoeffect #shopyourhome #roomrevamp #roomrefresh #metalbeds #catstagramcat #darkwalls #styleitdark #darkinteriors #guestbedroom #guestroomdecor #guestbedroommakeover #redecorating #blackbedroom #blackrooms #bluepaint #vintagemodern #fabricdye #dylon #dtipetsonfurniture

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Time for a snooze! #AbigailAhern

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#bertoia #bertoiadiamondchair #diamondchair #knollbertoia #mcmcats

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This is what a house with a kitten and a guitarist looks like. #dtipetsonfurniture

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G I R L B O S S It’s 2019 and guess what?! Girls can boss it too. Here I am slaying the day with my dads @thecuriousdepartment – I’m booty testing samples from their new velvet collection for softness. I’ve rated it 10/10 in my quality control appraisal. As you were boys, as you were… . . . #girlboss #bossingit #ewokdog #equality #womenempowerment #womenintheworkplace #restinggriffface #everdayimbrusseling #dogsonbeds #dtipetsonfurniture #patterndesign #ihaveathingforpatterns #myinteriorstyle #grumpygriffons #smushyfacecrew #griffgang #brusselsgriffon #brusselsgriffonstagram #brusselsgriffonsfans #doggymodel #dailyfluff #bruxelloisgriffon #buzzfeedpets #buzzfeedpuppy #cutepuppy

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Thought I would share a photo of my Buxus’ first outing after his surgery…I am very happy that he’s helping me find inspiration for a 1948/1970 bathroom reno!
Drawings on the wall by Andréanne Godin from Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montréal !
– MarieClaude

And one from me. Milo loves jumping on this antique stitched stool and scratching his nails on it. It was inexpensive so I let him. He’s one lucky cat. It’s about the only thing in the house that’s not a scratching post I will let them use as one.

Continuing to spread my love of London’s mass of delicious Victorian homes with this renovated beauty via Shoot Factory. I do love the decor throughout this home, and though I love a mix of periods, I can’t help but think the homeowners should have stuck with a more traditional vibe throughout. Regardless, I am smitten.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s  like I say week in, week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. MC offices by Taylor + Taylor.

Floating on a sea of green

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

Oh how I wish I was soaking in this tub. It would be like floating on a sea of green. Bathroom by Taylor + Taylor.


How the Quality of your Mattress Affects your Sleep

Your mattress and bedding determine the quality of your bed, which affects your sleep in return. Sleeping is essential for everyone to give rest to your body after a long day of work. Using the best mattress will improve the quality of your sleep by surrounding you with positive energy. An uncomfortable bed will lead to inadequate sleep that leads to stress build-up, depression, and other physiological problems in the long run. A quality mattress will relieve body aches and pain by providing uniform body support and ensuring healthy sleeping postures. The best mattress will support your spine, distributing weight evenly and while removing undue stress on body parts to minimize chronic aches and pain. It also prevents allergic risks which are caused by old mattresses that accumulate dust, body oils, and dead skins that are risky to people with sensitive skin and asthma. The right mattress will make a comfortable bed hence improve the general quality of life to give you better sleep that enhances your memory, performance, and productivity. When looking for a new mattress, consider the brand Casper. Casper deals with sleep products, both online and in retail locations, and deals with quality mattresses, pillows, and memory foam for better sleep. The famous sleep company has made a lot of sales and gained massive support from customers and celebrities all over and was considered best mattress in 2019 by Which?. Moreover, it ensures that your products get delivered in a box within four days and with a mattress, you get a 100-day trial. Visit their website to buy Casper’s memory foam mattress online to improve the quality of your sleep and make a comfortable bed. The level of comfort on you is determined by the type of mattress you are using, which relatively affects the quality of sleep. A mattress can impact a person’s rest according to Michael Decker, professor at Georgia state university “ideally, a mattress that reduces the pressure points on your body should give you a better night’s sleep.”

Improving your bed and Bedroom for Perfect Sleep

To get better sleep, you need to adjust the entire bedroom to create a pleasant sleeping environment. It all begins by finding the best mattress, of course, and cover it with cozy bed sheets, get a soft comforter, and firm pillows. Improve the smell of your bedroom by ventilating it adequately, and using preferred scents put some flower vessels on your desk too; there are various sleeping scents such as the Lavender. Keep your room with beautiful decorations like artwork, postcards from your friends, or even hang photos on the wall. Determine the theme color of your room, choose your favorite color, and match all linen. Keep the room as uncluttered as possible, and this will help to clear your mind boosting a happy mood. Organize your dresser, it improves the general appearance of your room, and adjust your window coverings to block excess light at night. Adjust the lighting; colored bulbs will bring an elegant look in your room. Reposition your bed, if your bedroom is spacious, consider moving the bed away from the wall to create a cozy environment and allow free air circulation. Cover your bedroom wall with tapestries; they will make the room beautiful and attractive to sleep. Add some patterned wallpapers to your door and furniture, dust off the surfaces, and wipe your electronics. You can also use a bed in a box riser to lift your bed to the desired height.

Tips to Improve your Sleep

Avoid consumption of caffeine late in the day for better rest, for it stimulates your nervous system and may stop your body from relaxing adequately at night. Optimize your bedroom environment, consider adjusting light, noise, and furniture arrangement, make sure your bedroom is clean and have a comfortable bed with a quality mattress. Exposure to light may make it harder to get better sleep; consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan, or other devices that suit your needs. Establish a sleeping pre-soothing routine like taking a bath, the rising and falling of body temperature as you bathe soothes you to sleep. You can also read a book, watch a program that will help you relax and sleep. Go to sleep when you are tired, and avoid having naps in between the day. Eat healthy meals a few hours before bed; avoid food that could lead to indigestion. Pay attention to what you eat to avoid heavy snacks and too many drinks. Stick to a sleeping schedule of the same bedtime and waking up hours to regulate your body’s sleeping habits. Exercise regularly to improve your sleep, the task will reduce symptoms of insomnia, by speeding up your metabolism, elevating body temperatures, and stimulating cortisol hormones.

Making your bed to Enhance sleep

Change your beddings often, and select high-quality linens. Synthetic materials have a tendency to trap heat, making your sleep to be uncomfortable, cotton materials have better reviews. Make sure you clean your sheets before putting them on your bed, use seasonal beddings to maximize warmth during cold seasons, and reduce heat on hot nights. Buy new linens and replace the old ones after a considerable period. Choose single-ply sheets which are softer and are likely to last longer than double-ply threads. Give your bed a neutral foundation, avoid including too many colors and patterns on your bed. A bed will look great with a big fluffy duvet that is layered but avoid the cumbersome covers that are difficult to tuck. To make your bed comfortable, invest in good pillows. Casper’s, which were mentioned at the beginning f this article, are meant to keep your spine in a neutral position by aligning your neck with the rest of the body for a good posture. Sleeping on a comfortable pillow will also alienate neck pains. A well-made bed will set a relaxed sleeping mood that makes it easier to fall asleep; an untidy room with untucked sheets can cause stress and anxiety that keeps you up at night. It also makes sleeping easier since a made bed will lift your mood and lighten your emotions, and even makes you feel happier. A made bed looks cleaner; thus, it will make you feel better at the end of a long day.


Quality sleep is essential in every person’s life to Increase body health, productivity, and general appearance. The quality of sleep is determined by various factors like the type of beddings. Adjust the conditions of your bedroom and add a bed in a box to enhance comfort. The qualities of better sleep are taking little time to sleep, not waking up more than once during the night and restful sleep. You can also buy a memory foam mattress, a luxurious type of bed that responds to heat changes by shaping itself around your body and is among the best mattresses in the UK. Good sleep is associated with various benefits like spurring creativity. It consolidates memories by making them stronger and reorganizing them, which may improve your creativity. It also helps in maintaining a healthy weight, according to researchers at the University of Chicago, who found out that dieters who had a quality sleep lost more fat than those who got deprived of sleep.

This post was contributed by a guest writer.