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Cottage of the Month

Hi friends, Thanks for gathering here with me one last time. This is the FINAL Cottage of the Month feature. Yes, the Archives will stay up here for a while, so no need to worry. I want to thank all of you for an amazing 10 years. I couldn't have done any of this without you. Wishing love, peace, and most of all, compassion for all.

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This month we are visiting Jennifer's wonderful rustic and cozy home in Ventura County, California...

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

Ventura County, California

What is your favorite decorating style?

I feel I have made my own personal mesh of styles to suite what we feel the most comfortable with at home. I've gathered things from all different eras and many different countries. I never know what to call it!

Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?

Things that are made by hardworking, creative hands and elements of nature. I also love to peruse older decorating books, it's always interesting to see elements that remain timeless and not so trendy.

In 5 words or less, your home is?

Comfortable and different than most

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

Well of course it's Hoot n' Anny Home! haha! But really Aubergine emporium and Long Beach Flea market have always been local favorites for fantastic pieces

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:

I love to make lighting, or to create what I can't find.

Your favorite paint color, name and brand:

I chose simple base paint with no added color, I found it to be the the crispest white not taking on any competing nearby hues

What are your favorite things to collect right now?

Pottery and textiles all the time

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

Our great room, it has an energy about it all its own

Your next project is:

Never ending! Bathroom with skylights and an entire guest house.

If you have an online or retail store, please provide the url and physical location so that my viewers can check it out:


Brick and mortar:
oot n' Anny Home
31149 Via Colinas # 610 Westlake Village, Ca 91362

Aubergine emporium (dealer) 4385 Valley Fair Street Simi Valley, Ca 93063

(Photography courtesy of Jennifer Grey)

Goodbye my friends! Thanks again for keeping me company these last 10 years.