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Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2013 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 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’s home

Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 by midcenturyjo

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.

Reader’s home – Gaia’s house in Italy

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2013 by KiM

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.

This is the first of 2 posts I have for you today that take you into the homes of a couple of our readers. Nelly (a stylist whose work I have featured here, here and here) sent in photos of her daughter’s adorable nursery.
I was blessed with a massive room with beautiful floorboards and a decorative fireplace, but I had a very tiny budget. As a result, all furniture are second-hand (including the much-loved rocker) and most decorative items were handmade by family and friends or sourced on Etsy and/or overseas. I’d put a maximal limit of $100 for each piece of furniture and $30 for any decorative items. I only “splurged” on the cocktaoo ceramic lamp ($75) as I had eyed it with envy for a few years… You might notice that I have again used a cow hide. Well, it just happens to be the same that was featured in other of my rooms/shots. It no longer fits into my “new” home (not that new; it’s an old cottage in a heritage listed suburb of Perth), except in my daughter’s. And as I don’t really have the financial resources to invest in another rug at the moment, well, I’ve used it!