Sunny Santa Barbara


A little East meets West in this sun filled Santa Barbara home.  Home to a young family, the property has an easy and relaxed interior that is exceptionally inviting.  For the most part the home is streamlined, with white and natural hues, on walls and slipcovers, and then balanced with many natural wood tones.  A number of the art and furnishings are Indonesian.  Equally beautiful is the outdoor area, which is homes to numerous flowers and herbs, and event fruit trees.  Rose bushes, lavender and plentiful garden, can be picked daily. 

The window above the door and the Balinese mirror were added to increase natural light in the entryway.

I don't know how many times I have mentioned that I get weak in the knees for a fireplace in the kitchen, and this is no exception.  I do believe a raised fireplace is ideal in a kitchen, especially when everyone is seated, it's nice to it's warmth and have a view. 

Glass bottle are my latest fascination.  I have always admired how colour glass illuminates in bright spaces.  These turquoise and green pieces on the mantel, add character and charm. You can find additional photos of the interior and outdoor garden at Martha Stewart.

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