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I'm looking to dress my house up a bit since deciding that we will stay here and not move…out with the old american primitive pieces.  I have already consigned them.  I would like something a little more grown up.  My favorite source for inspiration is Dti0 

I'm not usually a stripe person, but I love this.


I love the Maarten Baas smoke chair…

I actually installed painted white floors in my upstairs about 4 years ago.  They have held up surprisingly well…I really need to get some photos.  I love them.


I was captivated by this view.  I have to wonder what your outlook on the world would if you woke up to this every morning?  I would like to try and find out.


Great us of the Panton chairs–I really love this kitchen.



This living room is so austere, but inviting at the same time.







I loved the complete opulence of this house.  



All images from Desire to Inspire.   

I'm working on a great post that I'm very excited about.  I hope to get the photos edited this afternoon.  till then…..


  • Antonia
    January 20, 2010 at 7:21 am

    These are all so beautiful! Great inspiration.

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    January 20, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I’m sad and excited at the same time. I think your home, esp. the decor is so incredible already.
    I love the black rooms in the pictures, esp. the one with the touch of red.

  • Pearl Westwood
    January 20, 2010 at 7:29 am

    That striped bathroom is fantastic!

  • Mrs.T, the baghag
    January 20, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Yay! I actually have that fuchsia “bench” *or whatever that’s called?* (with scrolls) 🙂 It’s beautiful!!

  • mr. freddy's mom
    January 20, 2010 at 7:32 am

    i love the girly-girl pink room!

  • Lauren LeJeune
    January 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Love the pictures of that last home. Can’t wait to see what you guys do with the house. I’m sure with style like yours, it will be amazing!

  • Tara
    January 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Desire to Inspire is always so…well…inspiring! I also loved the striped room at top.

  • Julia
    January 20, 2010 at 8:34 am

    What beautiful rooms. I love that living room, too. And I’m surprised I like that circular chair–I think of my taste as more traditional, but that chair us really making me happy!

  • Alice of SelectiveMemory
    January 20, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I cannot wait to see what you choose for your house! I’ve always enjoyed seeing the decor in the background of your and Jane’s photos. Will you do a before and after post?
    – Alice

  • Leia
    January 20, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Ooh I love the images you have picked! Some are going straight to my home decor folder 🙂 thanks!

  • Allie
    January 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

    That kitchen is AMAZING! I love how bright and cheery it is – quirky, but not too over the top or too cluttered. It looks like someone could really live there, but it’s also so perfectly styled.

  • B.
    January 20, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for such inspiring post. I just got a new home Tuscany style and it`s been a great challenge to find the pictures to help me set the mood and inspire my decor adventure.

  • liz
    January 20, 2010 at 9:52 am

    such beautiful images..i just moved into a new (and very first!) apartment, so this is quite inspiring and motivating for me

  • modernboom
    January 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I also love the Verner Panton chairs, but what’s really great is the context in which they live. It’s wonderful to mix and match. This is an expample of what is truely modern in 2010.

  • Marcella Vista
    January 20, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Gosh. It must be nice to have so much wealth that interior decoration is a chore.

  • Viv
    January 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I am in love with the room with the stunning view; and those chairs are fantastic. I am now a big fan of Desire to Inspire, thanks to you. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the chairs (from Again and Again). Please do share =)

  • Grace
    January 20, 2010 at 11:34 am

    I adore the room with a view. It would be like waking up in a beautiful, grown-up tree house every day. I don’t know if it would be good for me though because I’d probably lose my job…I’d never want to leave home to go to work! Gorgeous post Judy!

  • arline
    January 20, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I have mentioned that I love her blog too.
    I hope you don’t change too much about what you have, as it is very beautiful. Mostly what you have shown is the living room and dining room.
    What part of your house are you wanting to work on?
    It is about time for me to put some love into my house again. I just need a few perfect pieces of furniture, but have not found them yet.

  • anastassia
    January 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    all those places look cozy ~^_^~

  • sabella
    January 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    i really love that kitchen too!! and that view!

  • fickle red riding hood
    January 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm


  • Sabina
    January 20, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Gosh, I love this pictures. I wish I can have a big beautiful home one day. The first 3 pictures are pretty much what I want it to look like, maybe add some neon pieces to it. I’ll have striped walls for sure!

  • kim@dti
    January 20, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for the kind words Judy and for sending so many of your readers to DTI! And thanks to those who left lovely comments about my kitchen (as seen in this month’s issue of Israel’s Nisha magazine).

  • Tati
    January 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    i have to say i love this blog. I’ve been reading it for a while now but never have time to comment, and i am also a huge fan of Sea of Shoes! You two are one of my favorite mother and daughter bloggers and I loved seeing Jane in TeenVogue this past issue. I literally screamed “I know her!!”
    anyway, I think the pictures above are beautiful. I really like the first one. It has a cool modern look.
    Come check out my blog if you have time!

  • Carolyn
    January 20, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Wow great pics – can’t wait to see whcih way you go. I also have to nominate Living Etc magazine from the UK for fantastic interior inspiration and Inside Out magazine from Australia.

  • amy
    January 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    wonderful images and color palettes
    i like the combination of the bold & simple
    thanks for the inspiration:)

  • hanna
    January 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I think I like how your house is now more than any of these photos, but it will be interesting to see how it turns out! I think my favorite of these is the kitchen with the panton chairs.

  • Margarita
    January 21, 2010 at 12:05 am

    My boyfriend and I have been obsessed with that smoke chair since it came out – the chandelier too, gorgeous stuff.

  • Sarah Hudson
    January 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for the link to this beautiful interiors website, divine and so inspiring

  • Maaike
    January 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I love your blog (and your daughters blog too, for that matter), it’s one of my daily reads. Being a dutchy myself, I recognized that smoke chair immediateley. However, the (Ducth) designer is Maarten Baas (not Bass), in case you’re trying to google him… This is his website: http://www.maartenbaas.com Thank you so much for inspiring me (and sometimes making a workday a little less boring)! Keep up the good work!

  • Maaike
    January 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, speaking of Dutch Design, check out http://www.moooi.nl or http://www.droog.com Go, dutchies, go!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    January 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Oh–thanks for pointing that out–I thought I had spelled Baas….blonde moment for me.

  • MªÁngeles S.T.
    January 23, 2010 at 4:07 am

    The two last are really nice, the bethroom is very relaxing. Great sellection of inspiring photos 😉

  • Style Odyssey
    January 23, 2010 at 9:25 am

    i was thinking the same thing: opulence!! i really like the mix here, especially the rooms which have both opulent and austere elements. great selection of pics.
    i’ve seen your white floors in some of jane’s posts. for a while, i’ve wanted white wood floors….but bummer, i have a black doggie…who sheds like there’s no tomorrow!

  • Stacey Kelly
    January 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i love when you post these kinds of design photos. they’re so inspirational!
    fall in love with a shooting star…

  • alexiaki
    February 12, 2010 at 4:15 am

    the fuchsia room is not actually a room in a house, but a hotel room at the Mayfair hotel in London
    great pics though

  • Electronic Cigarette
    February 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I love the grey and red interior.

  • Hannah
    April 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Beautiful inspiration.
    The fuschia bed is from teh Schiaparelli suite at the May Fair hotel in London. My friend stayed there for a few days last summer. It is so beautiful, as so bright. The other suites are incredible aswell ,but this is my favourite!