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I’m so excited to have yet another reader’s home to share with you this week. This one is Orsi’s flat in Hungary. My flat is in city center of Budapest, it is very small only 398 sqf (37 m2) in an old apartment house. I made this renovation in the last year. I have one bedroom, one hall, one small kitchen and even smaller bathroom. The most important aspect was to keep clear. I do not have a lot of furniture appears to be larger. I made my headboard, I had some small sheet of carpet and I stick all of them. There is a wall with some photos, only here I put all pictures and photos, it is not full yet. My conclusion: sometimes the simple is the most difficult. 🙂 Yet another adorable little apartment that would involve serious downsizing for most people. I love the b/w checkerboard floor in the kitchen and hallway (it’s been a favourite of mine for eons) and the headboard is such a creative DIY! Fantastic little home Orsi!!

Reader’s home – nautical in Russia

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 by KiM

Pavel, a reader from Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia, emailed us with a link to an article of his home featured in The Village. The apartment he shares with his wife and daughter has 4 rooms, and is 105. They project managed the renovations of their apartment, and came up with a nautical theme for the decor, as they are big fans of yachting. They’ve got quite a collection of fantastic artwork…and still have wall space they want to fill. They’ve done a wonderful job, and I’m especially fond of the kitchen. I’ve always been a fan of those Ikea freestanding units. 

Reader’s home – a tiny Swedish apartment

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 by KiM

Karin, a devoted DTI reader from Umeå, Sweden, is selling her apartment and sent us a link to the real estate listing. It is a tiny studio that has been completely renovated. It’s adorable, and perfect for someone without a lot of stuff – which is SO not me. Although how fun would it be to have a little pied-à-terre in Sweden! I love the little alcove bedroom with handy open clothes storage.

Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don’t know what to do? You’re not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you …. that’s you lot… the readers! This week’s email is from Sol of Casa 13 who lives in Puebla, Mexico.

The last year we bought a house and we’ve been doing some little stuff, but I don’t see any big change. Maybe is because of the color (everything is a little monochromatic), or maybe because I can’t see what else can do. Here is a little of our house before…

And here is the major change we have done till now…

Some of the plans are to change the dinner, put some things in the entrance, some large art in the stairs… but first is to finish the living. Can you gave me some guidance? Thanks a lot.

Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 8 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don’t know what to do? You’re not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you…. that’s you lot… the readers! This week’s problem is from Cherie.

It’ll be really great if u guys from the Design Crew can help me with my woes! We are giving the house a make over but don’t know what to do with it/don’t know how or where to start. The walls are white and we don’t intend to change the color. But as you can see, the curtains are ugly and the furniture looks so awkward!  We are thinking along the lines of alot of white with white/black furniture – we would like to keep it modern yet a little quirky/fun. We don’t mind paintings on the wall but we have no idea what colors or what kind of paintings will go well! The floor was tiled with marble and likewise we don’t intend to change it because that will cause a lot of hassle! Thank You so much for reading thus far… Have a blessed week ahead!