Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Whirlwind!


I haven't been able to blog lately as the plate...er, platter-super-sized platter....hath runneth over!

Helping a client move in to an Ojai Italian Villa has proved to be just as fun as I had imagined, but with all the months of treasure hunting and a full week of doing the initial install, there is still an entire notebook full of TO DO's...


This is all understandable.  Once one moves in to a new home, it takes a bit of time to feel the soul.  After the big pieces are arranged after you "feel" their positioning,  then tweaks & changes are usually necessary. We're editing out and adding in....and also now moving on to the missing bits and bobs.  One task for the next couple of weeks is to complete new outdoor cushions and pillows as the outdoor scheme is changing a bit now (about 65!) and still many, many (MANY!!) items to hunt for and then position.

More Gathering! More Shopping! Fun! Fun! Fun! I'm beyond loving all the treasure hunting!


I promise to back in touch in a day or so with actual pictures....

Some of the product being placed in and around this gorgeous setting nestled amongst orange groves, national forest, Santa Barbara mountains, and blue, blue sky:

I love using antique Batik pillows around a European decor scheme...nestled on Tuscan mustard hemp and white cotton twill, the colors add a pop without overpowering a room...





I found an old garden chair and made it into a princess chair on the deck outside a little girl's room. Sunbrella fabric in Canvas Natural will keep it outdoor friendly.


Ready for morning toast!


4 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Love the pillows!

The Sunbrella princess chair is fabulous!

Country French Antiques said...

Love it all!
Have fun and hope you get photos when your finished!

Lisa Jay said...

wondered where you had been. have been missing your blog posts!!! sounds like a lot of work but a lot of fun. I love Ojai so lucky you to be able to stay there for a whole week. can't wait to see more of this and your other projects.

Natalie. said...

Your work is incredible - making a house into a home is truly your forte. But I think photography may also be your forte - love the mirror pic.