I went through a period where color and pattern were anathema to me--now I can't seem to get enough color and print. Rich surfaces, handmade details, and evolved art are the things I seek out for my home and the interiors of my clients.
All images C Magazine. (C published my Sacramento feature in April of this year).
Another design element I currently love is detail and lots of it. Jacqui Getty's veranda is a good example of this. A great day bed, handmade area rugs, throws, nubby pillows, Thai tables and of course plenty of greenery make a great outdoor space. I am inspired by this space with it's purples, indigo's, fuscia's, blacks, whites, and greens.
Gleaming hardwood floors, zebra print rugs, and warm white linen sofas are a winning combination. Unadorned windows are a bold step in sunny southern California. Perhaps a bit impractical but the look is to die for.
A house is always a work in progress. To think your home will be "done" is unrealistic. "Done" means "dormant". A home is a living thing. My own home has been undergoing some transformations lately. I redid the living room by adding touches of turquoise to my moss green and claret color scheme. The effect is artsy and original. Next up is a little kitchen redo. I'm taking up the old flooring, redoing the hardwood floors underneath, and replacing the appliances with Frigidaire's Gallery stainless steel.