Welcome to Christy's beautiful home in Moorpark, CA...
Where is your home located, and how long have you lived there?
We have lived in our Moorpark, CA home for 5 years.
What is your favorite decorating style?
My favorite decorating style is Rustic Country French or Italian with a little Traditional.
Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?
I get most of my influences in decorating from lots of magazines, (Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Home, Veranda, Architectural Digest) I'm very inspired by my family, My Aunt and Cousins are all amazing decorators!
In 5 words or less, your home is?
The five words I would use to describe my house is .... full of family/friends & never finished!
What is your favorite store or flea market to shop at?
My favorite place to shop is antique stores, Agoura Antique Mart and the shops around it like Beautiful Mess, Valley Faire and the shops around it in Simi Valley, but even thrift stores or any garage sale I might pass by, you never know what you'll find. Almost anything can be given a second life with a fresh coat of paint, new handles or a fabulous fabric. Most of my favorite things were just passed down to me from my family.
I love internet website shopping on Etsy where everything is made by the vendors and not mass produced, especially Bella Inspirations, that's where I got my corset table runner and the grain sack wing chair in my living room. I love the linens from Pom Pom. And I love window shopping at Restoration Hardware, Ballard Designs, and Anthropology.
Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:
Add some new fabric to the room, I like to mix three to four coordinating fabrics in a room... Make new pillows or curtains. Try and use what you have - Paint it, reupholster it, move it to another room.
Add fresh flowers to a room for a pop of color (especially reflecting in a mirror to double their size) Flowers are so inexpensive and simply beautiful.
Your favorite paint color, name and brand:
My favorite paint colors are the stains I used on my kitchen cabinets, Behr stain with polyurethane in Oxford Brown and Chocolate Coco. Then I did a wash of pure Black satin on top. (The trim moulding was left in the two shades of brown and then sanded to distress)
What are your favorite things to collect right now?
Fabric! I never have enough fabric and trims.
What is your favorite room in your house, and why?
My favorite room in my house is the living room/dining room. It's where we all gather, celebrate, have family dinners, watch movies, read my magazines and listen to my daughter play piano.
Your next project is:
My next project, Re-do my bedroom, I really want to make a tufted upholstered headboard...wish I would have had time before Jennifer came to my house!
(Photographs by Jennifer Grey)