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Traditionally contemporary

A new challenge is music to a designer’s soul…when that challenge comes mid-project the music is taken to a whole new volume. 

Working on a lovely French country home…redoing floors, choosing light fixtures and furnishings, aging ironwork…all in a slightly subdued traditional palette, the client adds a striking abstract painting to the score!


Integrating this piece into the evolving melody, we decided to play to its strengths: 

color and more color!


I think the result sings!!!!!!

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in my dreams…………

As a designer, rarely have I seen a painting that has the potential to drive an entire project.

Although this photo shows only a portion of the piece, my heart flutters…..


In my dreams I would design a contemporary cottage with plastered white walls, dark, metal-trimmed glass doors and windows, hung only with sunshine and starlight;

open to oaks and lemon trees, gravel paths, mustard fields and mountain views.


Upholstered pieces slip-covered in white Belgian linen,


paired with minimal accent colors drawn from the rich hues in the painting,


and scrubbed pine, white ironstone, well-used vintage linens for everyday use.


in my dreams……….

thank you to Erika Marie Carter for the dreamy inspiration


and to Porch for introducing us


3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria

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