It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Two iterations of the Oriëntal Art Gallery by Dutch interior designer RA. Studio.
Photography by Marc van Praag, Thijs de Leeuw & Willemijn de Leeuw.
Sophisticated and sexy xeriscaping is not something I thought I’d be sharing on Desire to Inspire but this Californian garden by TERREMOTO is not only environmentally sensible it references the area’s history and it’s fabulous. Think reducing your amount of turf space, installing drought-tolerant plants, and adding more shade elements to reduce the amount of water needed then think hot (no not temperature) and chic. It’s got it all.
Photography by Laure Joilet
Rising like a dream above clouds of white flowers is Casa Santa Magdalena in Menorca, Spain. Rustic yet sophisticated, a celebration of natural materials and the history of the building by Paris-based Argentinian architect Luis Laplace who delights in the juxtaposition of tradition and craft with pops of modern. A dream house I’d never want to leave.
Photography by Daniel Schäfer
Carla Fonts, founder of Dunbar Road Design, comes from a distinguished background as her parents are both part of prominent Havana families. Her grandmother and mother were the type of women who traveled to Paris to purchase table linens for entertaining. In 1958 after being exiled from Cuba, her family eventually made their way to Palm Beach, where her grandmother rented a glamorous 1920s-era home…located on Dunbar Road; hence the inspiration behind Dunbar Road Design’s name and aesthetic.
And this is their project Serene Abode located in Dallas, Texas and it is just that – serene and effortlessly elegant. Complete with an exquisite kitchen.