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Cottage of the Month September 2014

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This month, we are touring Kari's gorgeous home in Westlake Village, California...

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

My house is located in Westlake Village, California and my daughter and I have lived here for 5 years.

What is your favorite decorating style?

I love anything with a Southern influence. I like to surround myself with special finds and collections that remind me of my upbringing in the South.

Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?

Mostly from magazines and books, antique stores and venues, and traveling.

In 5 words or less, your home is?

Comfortable and Charming

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

I love all Flea markets! I can always find something that makes my heart skip a beat.

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:

Share personal items or favorites that speak to you and tells the story of you and your family

Your favorite paint color, name and brand:

I love all warm colors and really don't have a favorite paint brand or color.

What are your favorite things to collect right now?

Religious artifacts, old books, jewelry, and anything French inspired.

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

My living room is definitely my favorite. I love being surrounded by my favorite things, old and new in my comfy chair

Your next project is:

I'm keeping my options open....

If you have a shop, please tell us about it so that my viewers can check it out:

I sell antiques and vintage finds at American Home & Garden Antiques in Ventura, California.

(Photography by Jennifer Grey)