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A dreamy Paris apartment

A dreamy Paris apartment

I could not love this Paris apartment more. Seriously spectacular detail. By Studio Razavi Architecture. Before Baron Haussmann started gutting Paris under Napoleon the 3rd, a wave of modernization
Loft love

Loft love

Have I told you how much i love a loft? The soaring ceilings, the open plan living, the industrial vibe. Add a wall of books,a scattering of colourful rugs and a fabulous collection of personal pieces
Stalking while we're waiting

Stalking while we're waiting

Hi everybody! We're still here. The new blog is coming along just fine. We're tidying up and fine tuning. What a job to move 11 years of content from one platform to another. Phew! Almost there. In
Raw yet warm

Raw yet warm

Because there is nothing hotter than the combination of concrete, velvet and black. With a humble and intimate approach to the interior, Nærvær is formed by a casual atmosphere with small spaces and
Nothing beats neutrals

Nothing beats neutrals

Hey dear readers. The blog redesign is taking a bit longer than expected so in the meantime Jo and I will share a post here and there so you don't forget about us, and because we are frankly going
A break...then a new look!

A break...then a new look!

Hey folks. Looks like Jo and I will be taking a break for the rest of the week, something we never EVER do because.....we're launching a new look to the blog!!! All sorts of newness will be part of
A fresh and colourful take on traditional

A fresh and colourful take on traditional

Bright yellow walls, grahic patterned curtains and stripes add some pretty bold and playful touches to this other wise fairly traditional home in California. Julie Goldman of J.Latter Design took
A renovated Paris apartment

A renovated Paris apartment

I am hopelessly in love with this 110m² apartment in Paris' 9th arrondissement. It makes me desperately want to collect some beni ourain rugs (that I've been avoiding forever because they don't mix
A stylish Californian family home

A stylish Californian family home

L.A. based interiors firm Alexander Design create spaces that are personal, luxurious and livable. Their work is a mix of contemporary, custom and vintage pieces, richly layered and carefully curated.
Quirky with colour and pattern

Quirky with colour and pattern

I continue to be in awe of the creativity and eclectic use of pattern and colour of Tiffany Duggan. This home is no exception. A lovely, colourful project for a young gentleman on the very picturesque
Monday's pets on furniture

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
New kitchen love

New kitchen love

It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I have a passion for traditional style kitchens with just a dash of the modern ... the new breed of English country style kitchens in particular.
At the office on a Sunday

At the office on a Sunday

Once again I am completely envious of this work environment that could not be more opposite of the one I have been living with for the past 16 years. The folks working for GitHub in SoMa, San
Working on a Saturday

Working on a Saturday

If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it better be somewhere cool. Mirrorball Experience Design agency's social club (used to host experiences and activations) designed by Smith Hanes
The eclectic chic style of Allison Crawford

The eclectic chic style of Allison Crawford

Eclectic chic with bold colour accents, a crazy pattern here and there and an obvious love for mid-century modern. This is what Austin, Texas based interior designer Allison Crawford is all about and
Green walls

Green walls

Greenery inside and out? My idea of heaven! Fort Green Interior Green Walls and Garden by Kim Hoyt Architecture Landscape (in association with Elizabeth Roberts and Ensemble Architects).
A Californian home with a contemporary Scandinavian feel

A Californian home with a contemporary Scandinavian feel

The Amoroso Residence by Venice Beach based multidisciplinary design and architecture studio Electric Bowery took its inspiration from mid-century Scandinavian design and gave it a modern twist. A
Sprucing up a Nashville renovation

Sprucing up a Nashville renovation

Hannah Crowell of Crowell & Co. did a fabulous job with this renovated Nashville home. Some dark wall drama in the dining room, a bright white kitchen and some gorgeous Eskayel wallpaper in the
Seaside getaway

Seaside getaway

It's lovely. Light and bright, sophisticated yet relaxed, traditional yet fresh and fabulous. The perfect home ... I should say second home. A stylish family getaway in the chic seaside hamlet of
The Weaver's House

The Weaver's House

"The idea of home is a primal and a personal construct. Our mission is to create homes that support us practically, engage us sensorially and nourish us emotionally. Each home is a rational,