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Cottage of the Month May 2014

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Happy May, friends! This month we're visiting Jenni's gorgeous home in Tarzana, California...

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Where is your house located, and how long have you lived here?

My house is located in Tarzana, California. We've lived here for 10 years.

What is your favorite decorating style?

My favorite decorating style is Contemporary Country. I'm a country girl at heart, I love to hoard and collect and surround myself with lots of stuff, but I try to keep it clean and edited.

Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?

I am extremely influenced by design magazines and other peoples interiors. Can't get enough visuals...they get my juices flowing!

In 5 words or less, your home is?

In five words or home is warm, inviting, fun, lively, and appreciated.

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

My favorite stores and flea markets...My list is too long! There are so many! I love the Little French Flea market,
the Topanga Vintage market, the Melrose Trading Post...My favorite stores are the Agoura Antique Market, Henry Road,
East Meets West, American Garage, and Soto Lifestyle. Just to name a few!

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:

One of my favorite decorating tricks is add a pop of color, or an unusual item to each space. Something quirky, vintage, and unexpected.

Your favorite paint color, name and brand:

My favorite paint color is...white! Any white will do, as long as it's crisp.

What are your favorite things to collect right now?

My favorite things to collect right now...boxes (all kinds: toolboxes, tramp art, wood, metal, you name it!) blue willow platters, old leather doctor bags (they make great conversation pieces!) milk glass candy dishes, vintage kantha quilts, old chairs, white ironstone, carpet bags, anything horse! I'm obsessed with collecting stuff.

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

My favorite room in my house would have to living room. Its always very peaceful in there. And I am surrounded by all my favorite things. The room I spend the most time in? My kitchen! Surrounded by all my favorite people!

Your next project is:

My next project...My dream is to open a little boutique filled with all my favorite things. We'll see....

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

Please visit my website: And you can find my JUNK at Soto LIFESTYLE in Woodland Hills, Westlake, and Studio City. Also, come visit me at the Little French Flea Market in Tarzana! Just ask for JUNK!

(photographs by Jennifer Grey)