Oh my! While the photo does not show the exterior I can imagine grounds full of snow and plenty of evergreen trees and maybe a deer in the yard and a cardinal in the tree.
What do I love about this room? To borrow from the great Bard himself– Let me count the ways:
- That reclaimed wood wall!! Are you kidding me? Could it be any more perfect? The wood comes from Stikwood, an online site that is worth your time to investigate.
- The industrial chic elements like those hanging light fixtures and metal bed frame. While not an exact match, this headboard would work just as well in your industrially chic bedroom
- Cool accessories. I love the metal vase and the primitive horse sculpture and that LA coordinates sign is so fun. Etsy is full of items like this–think I will order one.
- That bedside table. I have that exact unit in my family room that acts as my media cabinet and it is perfect in this room (and in my little family room)It is no longer available in this size but West Elm offers a smaller version that you can see here.
- It is in Vail, Colorado. As a skier, anything in Colorado catches my attention.
- The neutral color scheme of gray and beige. The varying textures keeps the room from being boring and allows that amazing wall to take center stage. And no need for any type of artwork–the wood does it all.
What do you think? Could you live here?
What an odd little month February is. No real holidays unless you count Valentine’s Day, which my husband does NOT consider a holiday, and a short month stuck between winter and spring. But it happens to be one of my favorite months for no real reason. Here are ten things that happened to me during the short month of February that made me very happy.
- This tongue in cheek design book, Catalog in Living, made me laugh out loud. Available on Amazon, it is well worth the money!
- Taking this little guy to his very first movie. (sorrry..no pic available due to an uncooperative two year old) He was entranced by the big screen and the whole experience was made even more enjoyable by the treats he got…after all, best part of going to the movies is the popcorn and candy…right?
- Time spent with my daughter makes me happier than anything else in the world. She ventured down from her new home in the bay area for work and we were in heaven knowing she was sleeping in the room right below us. Moms…you all know what I mean!
- Scheduling a future trip to Hawaii!!!!!! We will be celebrating 30 years of marriage in April so we are returning to where it all began…Lahaina, Maui, where we were married. We actually returned to the islands every two or three years after we were married but have not been back for 11 years. Other travel and skiing took over our time and travel $ but we now have both and are planning on enjoying every single minute. I could not be happier!
- Minor decorating projects in both my own home and that of friends and clients keeps me busy and in touch with what I love—design. A couple of bigger projects coming up that I will be sure to share as we progress.
- Kate Spade surprise online sales. Do you get these emails? If not, sign up at Kate Spade and you will be able to purchase your favorite items at up to 75% off..truly amazing sales.
- This video is absolutely hilarious and gave me a great laugh! Take a moment and watch it—guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
- The wildflowers are in full bloom in San Diego. What I call “freeway daisies” are everywhere and all the trees are beginning to leaf out and the hills are as green as they have ever been. Thank you weeks and weeks of rain! Just might scratch off something on my bucket list this year and head out to the desert to see the wildflowers. And this pillow from Pottery Barn is the perfect way to bring a bit of the desert wildflowers into your home.
Another unexpected death in our family has shortened this list but, as always, very happy for the health of myself and that of my family. What made you happy in February?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
- Those windows that literally bring the outdoors in. And that view!
- The sliding barn style door that hides the TV is brilliant. And for once the TV is hung at a comfortable viewing level for everyone in the room.
- Mid-century design in both the architecture and the furnishings. It reminds me of homes in the sixties in Pebble Beach where I grew up.
- A pop of orange, one of my favorite colors.
- An attached screened in porch (hidden on the other side of the fireplace). I have always loved screened in porches and wonder why more homes in southern California do not have them. Yes, we DO have bugs and lizards and other crawly things that can hamper the enjoyment of a summer evening. My bucket list includes a home with a screened in porch some day.
- A raised hearth and modern fireplace. I can easily imagine this same room on a rainy winter evening made so cozy with a fire and some pillows on the hearth.
How about you…could you live here?