Displaying posts from February, 2020

Last call for entries for the A’ Design Award and Competition. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. You can nominate your design here. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals.

From the Good Industrial Design Award to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. (You can find all the design categories here.) With the competition highlighting, advertising & advocating good design, taking part will provide recognition, publicity and international peer review. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure. The fame, the prestige, the recognition and so much more.

Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the A’ Design Award and Competition 2019 – 2020 here. But you better be quick. The deadline for submission is on February 28. Results will be announced April 15 and you will find full coverage of the results here on Desire to Inspire. Can’t wait!

In the meantime here are some inspiring winners from last year …

Yan’s House, Shenyang Residential

Golden Moon Public Event Space

Modern Lodge Residential House

Efjord Cabin

Baan Dinner set cupboard

Flow Chair


DXV Modulus Bathroom Collection

Seehof: a garden architecture Hotel

Villa AT House

Spot Multifunctional Sofa

Léon Interactive Light

Don’t forget to nominate your designs for award consideration here. Submission deadline is 28 February 2020.


This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award and Competition

The Villa Renovation by LAHAUS

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

It can be daunting taking on the renovation of a house by a renowned architect but Perth-based interior design studio LAHAUS, known for their refined, functional spaces created a sophisticated aesthetic with casual undertones. The emphasis is on a modern materials palette and a monochromatic colour scheme.






Chasing the dream – the London flat

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

I’m real estate stalking an elegant two bedroom split level apartment with private courtyard garden located over the upper and lower-ground floors of a converted terrace house in London’s Stoke Newington. I wish I wasn’t because I can’t afford it but a girl can dream right? I love the contemporary aesthetic and the generous Victorian rooms. Light filled and lovely. I’d just need to rearrange the second bedroom. Farleigh Road, London N16 via The Modern House.

A sophisticated NoLita penthouse

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 by KiM

Between the gold leaf ceiling and the unique kitchen cabinetry, I am in love with this NoLita penthouse. Another project designed by Havilande Whitcomb Design. Subtle elegance and sophistication with a refined edge.

Mountain cottage

Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020 by KiM

This, friends, is the most perfect cottage ever. Mountain Cottage in Cashiers, NC. Designed by Basic ProjectsOur whole office called this cottage ‘The Dream’. Our clients are some of our favorites we’ve ever worked with – not only did they have impeccable taste, they have an amazing view on life and had collected so many little gems to include in the decor – they made this project as fun and easy as it gets. They told us they wanted an “english cottage in the NC mountains”… so with that, we did not fear lots of pattern, plenty of frames and books to cozy up with by the double sided wood burning fireplace and materials that were “family friendly” so the kids could walk through with muddy boots – all staples in the English countryside.

Photos (and most light fixtures) by Urban Electric Co.