Displaying posts from September, 2018

A style-packed renovated home in Barcelona

Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2018 by KiM

Some eclectic, mid-century and style-packed vibes going on in this 3 story home in Barcelona I stumbled upon via . This home was formerly uninhabited, and needed many walls knocked down in order to make it open and bright. Interior designer Bruno Reymond added some drama with a mostly black and white colour palette with some sculptural furniture and bold artwork. Sweet rooftop views are a welcome bonus.

A bar in Tuscany

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018 by midcenturyjo

It’s Saturday night. What are you doing? I thought you might like to join me for an aperitivo by the sea. Perhaps we’ll stay for dinner. Yes let’s do dinner as well. I know once we get to in the Maremma area of Tuscany we won’t want to move on. The design and renovation of this 16th century farmhouse by Milan-based architectural and design studio .

 

Tuft + Paw – modern cat furniture

Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 by KiM

As you know I have many cats who share my home with me. And as you also know, I have a thing for interior design. One of my problems is I need cat paraphernalia basically all over my house to keep the herd happy, which in turn keeps me happy. Readily available cat furniture out there is absolutely hideous I’m constantly moving it out of the way when I take photos. When I come across cat furniture that isn’t embarrassing, I get pretty excited. And California-based company has broken the mold when it comes to modern cat furniture. After they flipped me an email I went to have a look at their website and was literally squealing in delight. Their products are soooooo not what you’re going to find at your local pet store. And that is why I love them so much. And why I think my cats now love them too.

I was asked to select a product to try out and I had a really hard time deciding but ended up going with the . Of course with any cat furniture, you immediately wonder if the cats will be more interested in the box it came in than the item itself.

I was a bit nervous by all the attention the box got at first, as you can see above, but you’ll see later that my nervousness was short-lived. 🙂

So this is it out of the box. It was simple to put together (thankfully because I suck at following diagram instructions). I went with the sea salt gray cover. They also have purple and white. It comes with 2 cushions – yellow and dark grey. It only took me a few minutes to put it together, and I was so stoked with the quality and how awesome it looks in my living room (its current location).

Before I share more photos let me warn you that no cats were forced into any of these positions. They all eagerly tried it out and have loved it since it arrived. I have found just about every one of my cats snoozing on this bed at one time or another. This winter I may add something furry over the cushion to make it even more snuggly.

This grey is perfect because it hides cat fur really well. 🙂 The cover is 100% wool felt and cats LOVE felt. The base is made of solid beech wood.

The photo above was taken about 10 seconds after I had put it together. Mimin hopped right in.

As you can see, I had nothing to worry about. LOL!

They sell all kinds of items aside from beds – cat trees and perches, scratching posts, litter box hideaways and toys. Here are some of my favourites.

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This post is in partnership with . All opinions are my own.

An art deco home in Shanghai

Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 by KiM

took a client’s impressive art collection and married it with some art deco elegance to create this stunning home in Shanghai. The tile floor in the foyer is GORG!

See more of Baptiste Bohu’s work here

The softest shade of green

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 by midcenturyjo

There’s something about that green. Cool, calming, refreshing like a dip in the ocean or a drop in the temperature on a hot, hot day.  Add the gold accents, the hint of lucite and pattern repeat of lattice and I find myself scheming a way to include a small garden room in my own home. By Raleigh, North Carolina based .