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Pet Bedroom Idea!!

Hey my fellow bloggers, it has been a while! #MyApologies….. So, anyways, a lot has gone on since my last blog post – the cats have calmed down and come around to the idea of the puppy dog (who aint so much of a puppy anymore!), we’ve decorated out the old pet play room (which used to be the office room if you remember?), and – guess what – we’ve purchased a brand new bed frame!

Firstly, I dunno what got into the cats causing a nuisance that time – I mean they are very well looked after!! I guess it was Angel’s fault – she likes to think she is the leader of the pack (so I’ll just blame her, lol!) …………. Anyhow, the wallpaper in the spare bedroom has stayed up and looks as amazing as ever – thanks to my DIY genius #BlowingMyOwnTrumpet! ………

Wallpaper

Oh, and the once pet play room/ old office room – OMG, you’ll never believe what it looks like now….. We’ve only gone and decorated the whole room out, fitted carpets and had a purpose built bed frame! What do you think? (see below pic)

Pet Bedroom Ideas UK

The 3 tier pet bed was custom built by a young guy from our local area – he did a fantastic job! The bed was Kelly’s idea, and it looks awesome (or as the pets say, ‘pawesome’). The pet bed is the style of a bunk bed. We needed a 3 tier bunk bed, for obvious reasons – ie: two cats and a dog!…… Each bed base is the size of a UK standard pillow, which acts as a mattress for our beloved animals. We bought x3 kids fleece throws off Amazon in kids themes such as Minnie Mouse, Toy Story and Sponge Bob…… The fleece throws make an awesome cover over their soft mattress, and make cleanliness a piece of cake (we just whip those throws off each week and give em a wash via the washing machine, and jobs a good en!)….. The three fur children LOVE their beds!

The wallpaper was a bargain, and was purchased from Wilkinson’s. We needed something that was going to fit in with two boys and a girl, and we loved the fun design. Wallpapering took no time at all, and in our opinion – it looks fantastic!

The carpet was purchased from a local store in town, Darlington Carpet Centre, located on Bondgate. We opted for an off-cut (due to the size of the room, and the fact we would have little waste (if any). It was extremely cheap and fit’s the purpose what it was meant for. The cats love the fact they have soft luxury carpet (of their own) to leap on to on a morning, and Hugo (the Chihuahua) – well – he doesn’t know any different!

 

 

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Never judge a book by its cover!

Right guys… Today I came across an extraordinary house, the Toda House. Isn’t she awesome?!

The Toda House was designed by Kimihiko Okada, and has been built in Hiroshima, Japan. A single family home, the Toda House is designed with severe attention to detail. The overall feel to this modern home is some what considered to be like a ‘bird’s nest’ upon a perch. This luxurious modern home is built on chrome stilts, and so much attention to detail has been incorporated in to the finish, ensuring that the stunning views of the inland sea are appreciated from all angles.

The house consists of a number of elevated floors which, although appear to be narrow, are designed in such a way to offer comfortable living space.

The interior design and décor of this modern home certainly is breath taking!

 

Feel free to share your thoughts on this one guys!

 

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Retro 80s Vintage Coffee Table by Paolo Piva

I was browsing my new favourite place to shop, Johnny Moustache, and I noticed on their FaceBook page that they have a very rare original 1980s B&B Italia Alanda coffee table, designed by Paolo Piva.

An iconic coffee table which is no longer in production, this Paolo Piva desirable is extremely hard to come across.

This retro coffee table was designed in 1981 (making it older than me!) by Paolo Piva and has since become a very sought after piece of vintage furniture. Home Desirable absolutely love the Crystal Maze feel to this fantastic piece of furniture.  The use of black steel straight diagonal lines to the over all design of this table is truly admirable.

This piece of furniture is an exceptional find which is sure to be enjoyed.  Remember guys, all Johnny Moustache furniture is 100% original.

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Nothing beats window shopping!

Living in Darlington UK, it can be a challenge finding those desirable stores which sell that must have French style furniture.  Recently I noticed there is a store in Darlington, called Sudwicks, which has fantastic French style furniture, shabby chic essentials and some gorgeous accessories – the type you don’t see in your average home furniture store.

I haven’t yet been in to see what this place is all about, but I do walk passed every day on my way to the office admiring that HUGE gold ornate mirror they have in the window,  I have however been on their website and found some gorgeous cream candle wall sconces – these are a must have for our bedroom, I just need to find a place to put them!

This cream candle wall sconce features a desirable glass shade and a beautiful curved scroll like design.  The height of this cream wall sconce is 59cm, and it has a width of 17cm and depth of 13cm.  I absolutely love this wall sconce, I must make a trip down to Sudwicks to see what other must haves they have in store!

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Darlington winner Grace Moulder bags £3,000 with her Dior interior designs!

Being from Darlington, I was immensely proud to see a young Darlington interior designer win the National Design Academy’s (NDA) prestigious competition. After a year of hard work, Grace Moulder’s creation was unveiled on 31st May 2012, and she was awarded £3,000 for her winning design.  There were over 500 entries and Grace Moulder, a Teesside University graduate, was picked to carry out the re-design of the rooms which are based in the River Crescent apartments in Nottingham.

The competition was to create a design for a £1m penthouse apartment, and this 22 year old certainly did this. Grace had £100,000 to spend on the apartments furnishings. Grace had a look around the other River Crescent apartments and noted that they were all based around famous designers such as Paul Smith, Chanel and Hugo Boss to name a few. Grace decided to base her interior design around Dior, using simple clear streamlines and a classic mineral colour palette, she stated.

Grace created a layout which had clearly defined zones, by using shapes and materials to mould them. She also used key focal points to draw people in with a bit of ‘wow’ factor. Here at Home Desirable we absolutely love the winning design!

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DIY: Its a Pussy Cats Life!

Recently Angel, from itsapussycatslife, once again involved herself with the decorating – only this time, she brought along her older brother Diesel.  Not only did Angel help with the decorating, she checked out our carpet underlay and had the final say of what goes where whilst Diesel just assumed his usual pose – muttering on to himself in ‘kitty language’.  Check out the pictures below of Diesel and Angel and their lovable antics!

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Picture frame gallery challenge

Well yesterday after searching Google for inspirational wall art ideas, as you do when your supposed to be hard at work, I came across some great picture frame gallery ideas – the type which feature various size frames arranged in a modern styled way. I love the funky design patterns you can create which such an idea.

My only problem now is convincing Kelly to part with our beloved New York Canvas!

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