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Cottage of the Month December 2013



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Happy December!

We are closing out the year with Laurie's beautifully decorated home in Newbury Park, CA...

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Where is your home located, and how long have you lived there?


We are in beautiful Southern California, where we have the pleasure of living in a master planned community named Dos Vientos “two winds”, in Newbury Park for 11 years. Tucked away in the Santa Monica mountains, there are three large parks, Santa Monica mountain hiking trails, and Mount Boney National Recreation Area, etc.


What is your favorite decorating style?


Classic vintage


Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?


My own imagination, retail stores, blogs, television and magazines


In 5 words or less, your home is?


Natural, Classic Vintage


What is your favorite store or flea market to shop at?


Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:


I decorate heavily with scale "size", and rooms with a very lived in look.


Your favorite paint color, name and brand:


Benjamin Moore, Fieldstone

What are your favorite things to collect right now?


European grouped large Demi John’s

What is your favorite room in your house, and why?


Our recently renovated chefs kitchen. The large black vintage inspired island makes a big statement as soon as you walk in the room. Our kitchen is a testament to the power of black and white. The polished subway tile and classic white cabinets bounce the light back into the room. A few of my favorite upgrades are the nickel finish pull-down faucet, stainless Kitchen-Aid dual dishwasher, subway tile, hanging lanterns by Home Goods, and Travertine flooring by Conejo Hardwoods.


Your next project is:


Caesarstone Countertops

If you sell online, please provide the url so that my viewers can check it out:


https://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueLifestyle