It’s so much fun to see what a little paint, blood sweat and tears can do to a home that desperately needs an update. Beth sent us some before and after photos of her home that she’s been slaving over for the past year and I am in awe of the transformation. It is now much more modern slathered in white paint, and the kitchen renovation is a ridiculously effective update for not much cash. She’s clearly a fan of mid-century modern design so that’s a bonus in my book. Here are a few before photos to get you started.
Hold on to your hats folks! Here’s what Beth’s home looks like now…
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 Scott.
I like many of your readers, am in dire need of you and your readers expertise. I have recently removed a wall between two bedrooms to create an all-in-one bedroom setup, with the desired goal of a bedroom, living room and a little bit of a office workplace. I kicked off in one direction, but I have been stuck in a rut. I painted some walls (very badly might I add), and tested out a few ideas, but nothing has really come together. So, now I call upon desire to inspire to do what it does best.
Here are a few photos of the room. The first photo is an aspiration…
(Inspiration from Florence Lopez)
… and the rest is the room. All the furniture in the room (apart from the bed) will be removed, especially all the tacky white furniture, as it was left over from before. But now, I’am ready for a whole new direction.
Do what you do best and thank you. Oh and the dog on the chair is called Max 🙂
Zana Lokmer is an artist, a stylist, a jewellery maker. She lamented to me that she is not a photographer. Zana I love the pictures you have shared with us. A bright and cheery front door with the family rules, a cute as a button kitchen, a cosy living area and a view of a garden and deck I can only dream of. A lovely home full of personal touches. You can find Zana’s etsy store here. You may have to race me for a necklace though.
Gaia sent in some photos of her home in Bologna, Italy that I had to share. She’s got alot of creative touches going on and is really proud of the all decorating she’s done herself (as she should be – it’s a beautiful home!) but she mentioned her husband thinks it sucks. Oh really now? I don’t think he has any idea what he’s talking about, and should SHUT UP. 🙂
And as a bonus that brought back so many memories of my childhood (unbeknownst to Gaia), she added this photo of one of my favourite Italian treats, sfrappole (or crostoli as my family called it). It’s so light and scrumptious and I haven’t had it in years.
Laure lives in Le Cannet, France. Le Cannet is located on the north of Cannes, on the French Riviera. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, thanks to Laure’s photos of her flat she sent us to share with you all. She has the most picturesque, jaw-dropping views of this glorious city. I am completely envious. (Looking out my upstairs windows at a highway, and downtown Ottawa covered in snow and I’m like, really? Is this the best you can do??? Clearly not the case). Not only does Laure live in heaven, her flat is wonderful, filled with gorgeous antiques (her chandeliers are FAB!) mixed with the always necessary Ikea staples. Laure, I think we’d all love to come crash at your pad.