Desire To Inspire | Australia/Canada Interior Design Blog
Desire To Inspire is based Canada and Australia and is an interior design blog, featuring a broad range of styles from mid-century, Scandinavian, modern, retro, minimalist and more, and does so through the work of some of the hottest interior designers, architects, photographers, stylists and magazines.
Casa V+F by Italian firm AMOAMA Architettura is a knock-your-socks-off home located in drop-dead gorgeous Erbusco, Lomardy. The views on the outside are spectacular but so is this super fun and brightly coloured interior. So much creativity to take in. I would be quite happy to move in with everything left as-is. (Photos: Giorgio Baroni)
Sharing some Scandinavian modern in greys and pastels to ease you into the weekend with this beauty designed by Laura Melling. Wonderfully styled and I absolutely adore that bench/storage wall. That one needs to go in the inspiration folder. So easy to achieve with a quick trip to Ikea
While paying respect to the original Tudo- style house, this renovation takes a thoroughly modern approach. The result is a casual luxury, perfect for its beach side location. White, nude and grey tones reference the bleached coastal palette while materials evoke a warm and relaxed elegance. Green Gables at Mt Martha by Melbourne-based interior architecture practice Studio Tate.
This Edinburgh flat with its elegant Georgian lines is no shrinking violet. What could have been restrained and dare I say plain is instead alive with colour and pattern. Grey walls anchor the scheme allowing the designer Jessica Buckley to create a space that reflects the owners personality and style. The repeated use of pink and yellow must be so uplifting on a dreary Scottish day. Another great example of traditional with a twist.
Sarah Lavoine has been a favourite designer of ours for years. Her signature Parisian style is omnipresent with her bold use of colour and eclectic furniture and lighting. For example, the renovation of this contemporary flat of 280 m2 located in the 16th arrondissement. The interaction between the interior and the exterior is always present, the flat is a succession of rooms which give access to the garden. The work of interior architecture allowed to create the harmony and the fluidity between the different spaces of life. Maison Sarah Lavoine plays with the contrast of materials and colors, the black marble worktop elegantly highlights the caning of storage elements and the lacquered green of the kitchen.
Some hump day eye candy for your viewing pleasure by Australian stylist and photographer Kara Hynes. Curated and captured to perfection. I want nothing more than to chill out on one of the bar stools above and down some yummy ice cold cocktails.
A creative use of colour sets this house at Rehoboth Beach apart from others. Classic with a little touch of boho, eclectic and casually elegant, definitely traditional with a twist. By Alexandria, Virginia based Crosby Designs.
An old plaster moulding shop on the ground floor of an early 20th century building in Barcelona was dark and derelict until architectural firm Valentí Albareda created a magical light filled home with central courtyard and a distinct modern flavour inside its rustic exposed brick walls. Love the almost sculptural feel to elements such as the staircase and shelving.
This incredible and spacious loft in Camden Town, London makes my modest sized home look like a miniature doll house. What a dream to have all of this square footage to play with! Interior architect and designer Marianne Tiegen created magic here and was very smart in her choices – the biggest rug I’ve ever seen anchoring the bulkiest sectional sofas ever with the largest bookshelves I’ve ever seen in a residential application…