Displaying posts from June, 2020

A South-of-France-inspired renovation

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 by KiM

I have a case of serious kitchen envy thanks to Alessia and Sarah of Chicago/Detroit based design firm reDesignThis kitchen, pantry, mudroom and laundry renovation was inspired by a trip to the South of France. The original floor plan was choppy and unified, which we used to our advantage to create functional work rooms while opening up the kitchen and dining areas. Our clients had a long list of needs, like a cathedral ceiling and access to the side entry, which we were able to navigate through careful space planning. To keep things feeling cohesive, sourced complimentary materials through each space, differentiating them through custom details.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2020 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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Maurice in the morning 🙈 (aka The Photo Bomber) #livingroom #mantle #slipperchair #peonies #greekrevival #lavender #shihtzu #friday

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We all make design sacrifices in our home. Maybe you have kids, so you need a couch with a washable slipcover. Maybe you rent so your ability to paint is limited. Or maybe you’re like me and have a little dog whose favorite game is flying off the bed onto the floor after her toys. 🐕⁠ ⁠ For the last few years I’ve had two, old bath mats at the end of my bed so my dog, Bambi, doesn’t slip on the hardwood floor while running after her toys. I wish I were kidding, but I’m not. (I’d throw the bath mats along with her ample collection of dog toys out of the way for photos.) Thank god, @revival_rugs stepped in to help me find a vintage rug that’s stylish, sustainable AND functional. 💪⁠ ⁠ Bambi is happy she has a soft, plush rug to play on and I’m happy that I get to look at the bright colors of this rug everyday instead of two sad, gray bath mats. ⁠ ⁠ If you’re looking for a rug that’s sustainable, high quality and unique, head over to @revival_rugs. They’re currently offering 10% off your order with the code ASMALLLIFE10.⁠ -⁠ -⁠ #RevivalRugs #RevivalPartner #modernrustic #thisthriftedspace #smallsquarefootagebigstyle #dtipetsonfurniture #curblylovewhereyoulive #tinyhouse #smallhouse #colorwithAT #soDomino #bohoismyjam #mixerofstyles #mymodernlook #littleaccountlove

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I haven’t told Morris yet that it’s my last week working from home 🤫 He’s been disappearing a lot lately and I always find him lurking in the pantry looking for food. I can’t imagine where he’s picked up that habit from! 🤷🏼‍♀️😉 . . . . . #dogsinmyhouseandhome #dogsindecor #thedogandthedecor #dtipetsonfurniture #dogmodels #spoodlesofinstagram #doodlesofinstagram #interiorvampire #colourfulhomevibe #scrollstoppinghome #interiorsthatcrush #nzhomeswithstyle #christchurchinteriors #makeyourselfathome #sodomino #apartmenttherapy #homestolovenz #myeclecticmix #myeclecticshack #thenewbohemians #eclecticallyspeaking #kmartnzlovers #freedomathome #bedroomstyling #bohobedroom #dreambedroom #bedroomgoals #bedroominspo #masterbedroom #thiscreativehome

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Hands up whose Sunday plans look something like this! 🙋‍♀️

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Here are some of the many pictures of our cat Emu, on furniture.
– Joomi Kim, NYC
We always find her in weird poses like this one:
What a poser:
She sits in awkward positions to be close to the radiator:

More heat seeking behavior:

Typical Emu way of sitting:

She will invade your home office:

Here she is clamoring:

She’s our bunny:

And some from me: Felix trying out my newly upholstered (partially done) garden settee, and Felix and Mimin taking over my workspace area.

A Madrid apartment with feminine glam touches

Posted on Sun, 21 Jun 2020 by KiM

I love this really pretty apartment in Madrid, home to Paula Ordovás, fashion journalist, influencer and blogger at MypeeptoesA pink sofa, brass accents, ornate mirrors and chandeliers give this space a feminine glam vibe. Some fun vintage finds are throughout – my favourite being the brass palm tree lamp from the 40’s in the photo above. SO FUN! Via Nuevo Estilo, photos by Pablo Sarabia.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 20 Jun 2020 by midcenturyjo

I’ve said it before and I can say it again now. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish like the office of interior design and architecture practice Richards Stanisich.



Southern Island Charmer

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 by midcenturyjo

Did someone say they’re dreaming of escaping for a little beach side R & R? How about this beach shack brimming with colour and pattern? Southern Island Charmer by Charleston, SC based interior design firm Jenny Keenan Design.

Photography by J. Savage Gibson