An art collector’s New York City apartment

Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2018 by KiM

Mid century vibes with statement furniture and art in this East End Avenue apartment designed by . A perfect city oasis for a pair of art collectors to showcase their vast collection and to emphasize and enhance the natural beauty of the space through site-specific installations that highlight the unique features of each room.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 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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We lost our sweet greyhound boy, Rocky in May and soon after, adopted this boy West Wise. West is another recently retired racing, barely-three-year-old, greyhound.  I almost didn’t see West when I turned on the light to go to bed one night.  Camouflage almost worked!

And some from me. Lucky, Phoebe and Frankie lounging and looking pretty damn cute in various places around the house.

A derelict hacienda in Mexico

Posted on Sun, 12 Aug 2018 by KiM

Built in 1830 in the Mexican town of Xucu, Yucatán, this somewhat derelict structure became abandoned in the 1970s and was brought back to life by French designer . Becoming one with the surrounded landscape, it has a story to tell and a new lifetime of memories to make. Via , photos by Michael DePasquale + Martina Maffini

Eclectic with textures and art

Posted on Thu, 9 Aug 2018 by KiM

An extensive collection of bold artwork. An eclectic assortment of vintage furniture. This home is checking some boxes of my favourites list. The client was excited by the 30’s California canyon vibe of the house but wished for more connectivity and comfort throughout. We took the opportunity to open walls and create more fully connected spaces. The variety of living areas within the house provided the fortunate occasion for a diverse palette of textures, materials and forms to furnish the rooms. A collectors environment emerged that blends 17th century to mid 19th century furniture and art. The house is an eclectic yet completely familiar and inviting place to call home. By Seattle-based design studio . (Photos: ​)

(for another recent feature on Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, click here)

Casa de Pueblo

Posted on Thu, 9 Aug 2018 by KiM

Give me a home with lots of history where you don’t have to worry about scratches on the floors or paint chipping off a door and I am in my glory. This time-worn, historic beauty in the Spanish town of Oropesa is magical. It is a feast for the senses with a beautiful assortment of colours and textures. Designed by .

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