Showing posts from March, 2013

Remnants from a Long, Sweet Day

Happy Easter!

Mid Century Mod Flip

Pretty cool So. California Mid Century Modern transformation from Contractor Tom Tarrant.

Santa Barbara Road Trip

We took a road trip to Santa Barbara last weekend.  California Poppies are in bloom at the beautiful Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.  This is a great outdoor space to explore with kids, older folks or your sweetheart.

photo credit - me

Yep that's me below hugging a California Redwood.   I look pretty silly but it felt good.

While in SB, I ran across this article in Santa Barbara Seasons about interior designer Carol Magness who recently updated a 1919 Wallace Neff home.  Carol's attention to detail is fantastic: shabby chic combined with traditional notes and modern twists like saddled-stitched leather poufs and acrylic console tables.  I love the original front door hardware shown below.

photo - ciro coelho

photo - ciro coelho

If you'd like to see the entire article in Santa Barbara Seasons - click here for the downloadable pdf.  This house is now on the market.  You can see the listing here but it doesn't show in its former glory (sigh).  Also some very creative soul put…