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A renovated Paris apartment

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 by KiM

I am hopelessly in love with this 110m² apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. It makes me desperately want to collect some beni ourain rugs (that I’ve been avoiding forever because they don’t mix well with cat barf), hang a black shag rug on a wall, get husband to build some built-ins and paint them a bold colour, paint a tree mural, get another cat but this time a black and white that’s floofy, have some steel and glass walls built somewhere for something…. By Batiik Studio. (Photos: Bertrand Fompeyrine & Guillaume Loyer)

I am smitten with the neon yellow detail on the top of the baseboards. So subtle and awesome. Also cool how it ties into the bedding below. 

At the office on a Sunday

Posted on Sun, 11 Feb 2018 by KiM

Once again I am completely envious of this work environment that could not be more opposite of the one I have been living with for the past 16 years. The folks working for GitHub in SoMa, San Francisco, have it made 10 times over thanks to the designers at Studio Hatch.

At the core of GitHub technology is social collaboration, which was made physically evident in their 55,000 square foot headquarters. The three story office space includes a variety of work environments to accommodate different work styles and flexibility including multiple cafes, a commercial kitchen, full bar, indoor park, dojo and coder caves. As a company founded in local cafes and bars around the city of San Francisco, it was important to infuse these types of environments throughout the space as a nod to the company’s roots.

The beautiful brick and timber space was once the site of a dried fruit packing warehouse in the early 1900’s. Along with GitHub’s own “ship it” mentality, the design honors the rich roots of the space through the use of vintage shipping containers, deconstructed and rebuilt on site as a reference to the train that rolled right through the ground floor.

The eclectic chic style of Allison Crawford

Posted on Fri, 9 Feb 2018 by KiM

Eclectic chic with bold colour accents, a crazy pattern here and there and an obvious love for mid-century modern. This is what Austin, Texas based interior designer Allison Crawford is all about and these are some of my favourite spaces of hers. 

A ranch-inspired home in the Ukraine

Posted on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 by KiM

Husband and wife team Sergiy and Anna, from Kiev, Ukraine, are long-time readers of our blog and started their own blog called Pufik about 7 years ago. They recently completed their first interior design project, an absolutely stunning ranch-style house in Kiev with inspiration from American brand Restoration Hardware. The earth tones and black accents are really on point and beautiful with the wood details in the home. Outstanding job Sergiy and Anna!

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 5 Feb 2018 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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