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An art deco apartment by Allison Lind

I spotted this apartment by Seattle and New York based interior designer Allison Lind and had to share because it is bold, colourful, and glamourous with a fabulously posh art deco vibe. I am completely in love with the bedroom. Helloooooo crushed velvet bed!! Gold accents throughout add sparkle, and I’m impressed that she’s combined 2 wallpapers in the small living room. Now that’s ballsy!

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A renovated Soviet-era home in Latvia

It has been quite some time since we shared a project by Latvian interior designer Natalja Radchenko. It was great to hear from her recently when she sent us photos of a new project of hers. It is a Soviet-era home outside Riga, Latvia. Icky brown painted floors, dingy wallpaper and ugly ceilings were once horrible features in these spaces…

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The Girl with the Green Sofa

Nicola Broughton is a friend of mine on Instagram (@the_girl_with_the_green_sofa). She is a mum to 2 boys Jack and Alfie, lives in Yorkshire, England, is an Investment Director, is a lover of interior design and is now a blogger. And she is the Queen of Maximalism!!! Nicola loves art, wallpaper, colour, patterns, fake plants, refinishing furniture, dark walls, and her made.com green sofa. Her home is cozy, inviting, family-friendly, fun, functional and total eye-candy. Love her home and love her. Thanks so much for wanting to reciprocate the favour and share your home with my readers Nicola! (Check out her post on my home here). 

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Monday’s pets on furniture

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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A warehouse loft conversion featuring clouds

 

I wanted to share this awesome warehouse conversion in London that has a bit of a twist. Someone clearly had a lot of time on their hands….and a lot of foam. The foam clouds likely help with the acoustics in the space, so it works double duty. I think it’s a pretty cool art installment, and I would totally live with it no problem if I could have this loft. That much space, with up to 30′ ceiling heights, and my cats would have a blast tearing around and trying to climb the foam. Available as a location property through Shoot Factory

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Glebe House Tour 2017 — House #2 part 1

The other day I shared one of the homes in this year’s Glebe House Tour and I have one more to feature before the tour is held this Sunday. WOOT!!! Ottawans, you’ve got to get yourself some tickets and come out to this event. It is SOOOO much fun. This neighbourhood is filled with so many incredibly beautiful homes that people have lovingly restored or renovated and it is a wonderful opportunity to get to see the creativity and blood/sweat/tears these homeowners have put into their homes. Out of all of the personal tours I have done over the years, this one might be my favourite. Why? Because when Carol showed my husband and I around her home, I was totally blown away at the attention to detail and the pride she showed in her home. I’ll share some of those details with you and you’ll understand. 🙂 (Stay tuned for part 2 of this home where I share the rear of the house including the kitchen I was dying over). 

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A 16th century family manor in Cotswolds

Such a beautiful home and a beautiful story. Keeping things traditional today. Dating back to 1555 this beautiful Grade II listed property has both an impressive history and a fascinating human story. Having been owned by a particular family for some generations, it was sold by the current owner’s grandmother when he was just a boy. Although he was very young at the time, the sale greatly affected him. He vowed that as an adult he would buy back the house which had brought him so many happy childhood memories – a goal which he recently achieved much to the delight of his family. We were thrilled to be approached by the family to help restore the house to its natural grandeur. We began by stripping away to rediscover original features, such as beautiful wooden panelling and magnificent stone fireplaces, which had become lost under layers of incongruous decoration. Our clients wanted a graceful yet contemporary feel which we achieved by using a light colour scheme and natural materials. Designed by Sims Hilditch.

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A home in Portland by Bright Designlab

Loving this mid-century vibe Portland home designed by Bright Designlab. A newlywed couple, came to us having just purchased their home in NE Portland: a completely modernized, traditional Portland home. The scope of the project was to fully furnish the spaces and make their new nest livable, functional; reflecting the couple’s undeniable charismatic personality… with room to grow. The shingled home is three stories tall (now with renovated attic floor), and very light, bright, and open, with traditional moldings and details. Bright Designlab pulled together a selection of classic pieces along with handcrafted, vintage and custom furniture to complement.

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