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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…..

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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.

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Upholstered pieces slip-covered in white Belgian linen,

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

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

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in my dreams……….

thank you to Erika Marie Carter for the dreamy inspiration

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and to Porch for introducing us

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3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria

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Pancakes on the porch

We had a small house guest last night who was talking about pancakes the moment he arrived!

Beautiful sunshine greeted us this morning, warming the porch exposed to the winter sun on the south side of the house.  Let’s have pancakes on the porch!!!

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batter was mixed

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berries washed and sampled

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table set

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pancakes cooked on the griddle

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the result:  a happy house guest!!!

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