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A classy San Francisco home

Ken Fulk — keeping San Francisco classy with his event planning and designer prowess. Why not stick your fiddle leaf fig on top of a cabinet? I adore the portrait gallery wall in the sitting room. If your stairs needs sprucing up, faux zebra is where it’s at! And of course I have to bring up the extra large black and white stripes as a simple and effective dose of drama. 

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Tropical, dark and colourful in a British townhouse

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Here is another eclectic home by Black Parrots Studio but this time it is mid-century mixed with 70’s tropical!!! The theme becomes much more subtle beyond this crazy cool dining room (that plant/leaf wallpaper looks like it has been there for years) but all of the spaces are fun and dramatic whether in bright or dark colours. 

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An eclectic cottage

What a fun cottage this is! All kinds of vintage awesomeness throughout this home creating quite and eclectic vibe. A bit a bit mid-century mod, a bit shabby chic, a bit granny cool. I love the unexpected. By Brighton based Black Parrots Studio

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A renovated apartment in grey and white

Blending new with old is what went down in the renovation of this classic apartment in Vienna. Original tiles, doors, windows and wood floors were restored, making a perfect backdrop for a modern partially free-standing kitchen and furnishings. A subtle grey and white colour scheme makes this home serene and keep the attention on the details. By architecture and design firm destilat

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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 Victorian terrace in London

My crush on Victorian homes in London continues. This Victorian terrace in Clapham, South West London has amazing details. Fireplaces, wood floorboards, bay windows, exposed brick, stained glass, free-standing bath….all of this makes my heart skip a beat. Fun fact: this house was previously used by Farrow and Ball as a poster home for the brand. Available as a location home through jj Locations

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Parisian modern in San Francisco

I love absolutely everything about this home in Noe Valley designed by Regan Baker. The bold, large photography art, the subtle moldings in the dining and living rooms (it just hit me that maybe this is what my dining room is missing!!), the midcentury furnishings, the brightness, bits of drama with colour, wallpaper or black walls. Yep, I’ll take it all!! Photos: Suzanna Scott

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Rustic elegance by Jaimee Rose

A dose of southern charm in this somewhat rustic but very much sophisticated and elegant home designed by Arizona-based interior designer Jaimee Rose. I am dying over those striped painted floors above. If you have a pantry, do something bold such as wallpaper like Jaimee did here. Have fun where you’d least expect it. Now back to those floors…this could be interesting in my guest bedroom…

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Reader’s home — Jessica’s condo in Pennsylvania

Jessica has sent over a few submissions to my Monday’s pets on furniture series lately of her dog Drava and has also kindly shared her condo that she has lovingly renovated and decorated, and shares with pooch and husband Marc. She cracked me up during our email convo, particularly when she used the phrase «balling on a budget». LOL! Here is some info from Jessica: It can be best described as a labor of love, which has gradually evolved over the past 15 years.  Located in a small Western Pennsylvania town (West Middlesex), it was a study in the late 80s – early 90s……replete with multi patterned wall paper, borders, contractor cabinetry, and flat carpeting.  And since it is a small footprint (approximately 1600 square feet), I had to select a color palette which flowed from one area to the next.  I utilized various “pops of color” throughout the space, to achieve interest.  If I had to describe my taste, it would be light, airy, frothy, and oceanic……with Scandinavian and Midcentury Modern furnishings. I love this, especially the accents of blue and turquoise throughout the condo, those sweet dining chairs and the modernized bathroom. PLus, Jessica worked her ass off — including refinishing all of the kitchen cabinets herself, removing wallpaper that didn’t want to let go, and sanding and painting every inch of «oak» trim (which took every evening over an entire winter). Must point out too that Drava looks quite at home. Thanks Jessica!

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