Displaying posts from June, 2019

I’m real estate strolling scrolling in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood and have found a 2 storey apartment with roof top terrace that the agent describes as a penthouse. Yes it is at the top of the building so I guess it is a penthouse but that word to me conjures up images of opulent rooms, extravagant space, luxurious living. Don’t get me wrong. There are many things I like about this contemporary inner city pad. Being at the top means there is a handy roof terrace with great views. The building has interesting brass accents and the kitchen is a definite favourite with its sleek black lines. Simple yet very stylish. Your idea of a penthouse? Or should we just agree that it’s fab inner city pad? Link while it lasts.

We have been quite the fans of Brooklyn-based architectural and design studio for many years now (previous posts here). Roberts’ work is considered, authentic and simply stated, beautiful. Nowhere is that more obvious an in this 3 storey townhouse gut renovation and addition. The soaring double height kitchen with its almost spartan luxury, the aesthetically pleasing spiral of the staircase, the juxtaposition of the historic and the new. Love.

My sister came across the website of  (a landscape design and construction company based in Byron Bay and Sydney) recently and sent it along to me because she thought it would be inspirational for the huge landscaping project my husband and I have begun on our property. She was right! In our backyard I wanted to do a crushed stone path leading to a BBQ pad, a raised vegetable garden and a gazebo, with plants growing along its edge. This Woolooware project has done exactly that and it’s beautiful, along with the rest of the space – especially love the fire area.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 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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My sister sent me a rare photo with all 3 of her cats in it. Zoe, Spencer and Carl chilling in her living room.

Some from me. Mimin sitting on the bills I needed to pay. Semi-feral Bernie watching for birds in the dining room window. Semi-feral Frankie sunning himself on my desk.

Bluebell Manor

Posted on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 by KiM

A Sunday dose of eclecticism for your viewing pleasure, care of one of my favourite sources for awesomeness, . This Georgian country home in Norfolk, England consists of 22 acres, 6 bedrooms, several original fireplaces, and a serious case of the 60’s/70’s with some funky furnishings and wallpaper. Such a beautiful and fun home.