Desire to Inspire

White on white on white

(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck) I will admit that white scares me. I very rarely wear anything white and I never buy white items for my home. This home designed by Jennifer Wagner Schmidt is refined,

Another dreamy apartment by Gisbert Pöppler

I am a major fan of the designs of Berlin architecture and design firm Gisbert Pöppler because of their bold choices for furnishings, art and colour schemes. This apartment is typical of their work

Mediterranean Townhouse by Serge Castella

The perfect marriage of sophistication and rustic style, of old and new, humble object and high end statement piece. Stone and straw play against the gloss of lacquer and hints of gold. While the

A seamless blend of new and old

Stunning. That’s the word that springs to mind whenever I set eyes on the double height kitchen area in this London home by interior designer Amanda Durham. The renovation and extension in

The modern landscape of a California vineyard

I really have no words for how absolutely breathtaking this property in California is. So I’ll leave it to landscape architect Jeffrey Gordon Smith to tell the story of this dream: In the heart of a

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

A loft apartment in London

Keeping things simple and somewhat minimalist today with this loft apartment in London. Gorgeous worn wood floors, concrete columns, a dramatic dark panelled bedroom and some homeliness added in with

Stalking on a Saturday

I’m stalking again. Walking down virtual streets, peering through the virtual nets and basically just being a virtual busy body. I love to see how people live even if it is a striped back and tidied

The kitchen love continues

Floor to ceiling windows, bespoke cabinets with a waterfall marble countertop, brass accents and rich wooden floors. What’s not to love about this stylish Baltimore kitchen by Bria Hammel Interiors?

Modern minimalism in a historic shell

No ornamentation, no excess, no ostentation. Beautiful finishes, attention to detail, quality, quality, quality and an emphasis on function. It’s the formula Madrid-based architectural and interior

5 stylish elements to incorporate into your home

Everyone has their own view on what they would consider a stylish home. From incorporating modern interior decor to opting for a warm color theme or sticking to vintage styling, there are different

Thole Residence by Design Platform

Modernizing the traditional can be tricky but I think the folks of architecture and construction firm Design Platform based out of Denver, Colorado really nailed this one (I assume it’s a complete

Euro Trash

European glamour with its sparkly chandeliers, ornate gilded frames, carved wood furniture and stacks of old books is a style that always captivates me. Annie Brahler-Smith of Illinois-based design


From the heady heights of a mid century classic to a humble ranch abode, is there anything Los Angeles based interior design firm Hallworth can’t put its hand to? Apparently not. I’m packing my bags

The house of Mrs. Brody

It’s an all too familiar scenario. An iconic mid century home (in this case with interiors by A. Quincy Jones and Billy Haines) had been “developed” so that what remained bore little resemblance to

A Parisian pied-à-terre

I think if all we featured were Parisian flats, the world would be a better place. LOL! Here is yet another beauty located in this heavenly French city designed by Spanish interior designer Isabel

The unique style of Janet Gridley

I am totally in love with the unique, sometimes quirky style of Dallas, Texas-based interior designer Janet Gridley. She seems to be able to pull off a variety of styles and each space is absolutely


Sometimes I dream I live in a palazzo in Milan with faded frescoes on the walls and beautiful old wooden floors. There are towering windows with heavy shutters and imposing fireplaces to keep the

Splish Splash

It’s a new, squeaky clean working week and I ‘m marking the occasion with the perfect spot to get squeaky clean yourself. It’s this fabulous bathroom by Jaclyn Peters Design. Love the modern meets

A neutral home in Portugal

Warm, neutral tones and wood are the theme in this apartment located 50 meters from Espinho beach in the city of Aveiro, Portugal. It is the home of artist Ana Morais and her work in macramé is no