Monday 13 December 2010

French Style Cottage in California

Located in a small town in Sonoma country, from the outside this house looks like a classical American cottage. But once you step in you are transported straight to Provence. Interior designers, mother and daughter team, Myra Hoefer and Gina Gattuso, gave it a South of France look but with a California twist too. When you walk in, you see straight through to the back of the property with its old citrus trees, persimmon trees, a terrace and an arbor with wisteria.

Myra says: "We didn't go crazy with color on the furniture, so we mostly brought color in with pillows. You can be bolder with a pillow than with furniture." In the living room colour and warmth are added with the bright pillows and Tibetan wool rugs with flowers.

Louis XVI chairs in the living room upholstered in raffia with natural muslin cushions to give them a casual look.

Reading nook in the corner of the living room by the fireplace.

Four different colour of stripes were used for the dining room chair slipcovers. The fabric is thick Indian cotton. White painted wooden chandelier.

Feminine master bedroom with pink silk and a classic Louis XVI bed, and a decoupage chest of drawers.

A view of the pergola and pool from the back porch.

Simple dining table and orange painted metal chairs for this dining spot under the pergola and wisteria in full bloom.

A swing chair with bright pillows hangs in the front porch.

Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was lovely.
All images from here.

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  1. Hi Kifus,
    Love the picture with that beautiful cabinet and the 2 seats !! So beautiful!
    And I always dream to have a porch with a swing chair!
    Beautiful post! Thank you!

  2. Wow. Crazy for the striped dining chairs. Total fun. And Myra is right about getting the bold blocks of pattern and color from pillows. Easy to change out when you are ready to move on to something new and different.
    Great post.

  3. So very beautiful. The raffia covered louis XVI chairs are fabulous, and I could relax on the patio overlooking wisteria forever!!

  4. Hi Kifus, I haven't had an email post from you for some time, I hope you are ok.



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