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Rich and warm accents in a Darlinghurst terrace home

I find myself, especially this time of year, drawn to rich, warm tones that would make the white and grey exterior of Canadian winter less harsh and miserable. This Darlinghurst terrace home designed

A small peek into the world of Artilleriet Studio

I love everything that Swedish design purveyors Artilleriet Studio turn their hands to. Yes of course their shop stocks the most divine pieces of global design. Yes their pop-up shop set design social

Before and after – an all white backyard oasis

Over a year ago I shared with you an amazing garden makeover by West Australian based Ascher Smith Exterior Styling & Landscaping . (Click here to see the transformation.) Well Ascher and her team

New reads on a Sunday

Happy Sunday dear readers! I received some more new books in the mail lately so I thought I would share them today, in the hopes to distract all those suffering from the onslaught of winter. These

Stalking on a Saturday

I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick, a Victorian-era residence that has been renovated and extended. The light grey rendered facade gives just a hint of the modern house behind the

Pattern and colour in a Madrid home

Taking colour and pattern to another level in this renovated 350 m2 home in Madrid designed by architect and interior designer Jean Porsche of xsche*. Royal blue and emerald green never looked so good

A renovated apartment in Saint Germain des Prés

Another remarkable project from the talented team of L’agence Véronique Cotrel. This time it’s the complete renovation, layout, and decoration of a 60 m2 apartment in Saint Germain des Prés. From an

Serene dream

Modernist Italian design meets a listed Victorian building in Notting Hill, London and the result is not a chaotic clash but a beautifully curated, family home by Francesca Oggioni. Key features are

Now that’s a gallery wall!

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with gallery walls (or French hangs). When done well they are fabulous but once they became popular most I came across were just itsy, bitsy, boring, bad art banged

A modernized 1904 California bungalow

When someone clearly understands the importance of “flow”. Our Baxter project was a careful modernization of a 1904 classic California bungalow. Ceramics, matte finishes, natural materials and

A renovated apartment in Paris

This apartment, located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris (Les Invalides), had not been renovated for many decades. Much in this space was unsalvageable, but in the end designer Véronique Cotrel was

Neutral sophistication

Why am I drawn to neutral colour palettes at the moment? I used to be such a colour junkie. Love the restrained use of colour in this project by Los Angeles based JDP Interiors. The home is an

Mountainside Residence

A striking white farmhouse set against a backdrop of low misty clouds. Interiors that are timeless and understated, full of texture and natural textiles. Inside outside living with my new design

A modern home in Brussels

Amidst a forest in Brussels lies a home built of brick and glass. Modern in design, simple in architecture and decor. The surrounding landscape is the jewel of this home. Created by Studio Daskal

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

Sunday in Paris at Le Pigalle

It’s Sunday and I have a day full of errands and preparing for another busy week. Where would I rather be? Perhaps in Paris, enjoying a cocktail at Le Pigalle. I shared some of this hotel in a post

Rural luxe

I can’t help myself. I just have to share one more project, a Rome country house, by Stefano Dorata. His work resonates with my design zeitgeist. Classic meets contemporary, rustic luxe meets urban

Urban classicism in Roman

Stunning! The view and the apartment. But as much as I’m blown away by the history outside the windows it’s the interior that has me swooning. Think classicism meets contemporary values, new and old

Beverly Hills Pied–à–terre

pied-à-terre (noun) french ​ /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ – a small house or apartment in a city that you own or rent in addition to your main home, where you stay when visiting that city for a short time. Who

Pattern and colour in a Upper East Side duplex

If any of you were questioning the use of lots of colour and pattern in your home, take a lesson from the Burke sisters. Anna and Caroline Burke of Anna Burke Interiors went wild in this Upper East