Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Home Style



For as long as I can remember, my cousin has had an amazing home. She isn't a professional and has never taken a design class; she is just a natural at interior design. She knows the right mix of colors and textures to use in any space, large or small. She takes risks by mixing different types of interesting art and by using bold colors. A few weeks ago, I was visiting her in Los Angeles and had to take pictures of my favorite spaces. She lives in a bungalow by the water, and it embodies everything that is California laid back living.

Thoughts?

















Her sons' booties dipped in bronze.


Delicious homemade cakes!


The man behind the camera.

41 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home! Your cousin has an amazing eye.

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  2. Her bungalow is beautiful! She definitely has an eye for interior style! I love the little bronzed booties, what a cute touch :)

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  3. Such a friendly home.:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  4. Gorgeous home! Your cousin has really great taste!

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  5. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS home. I especially love that bright striped rug!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks like a perfect L.A. home! Love it!

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  7. Yes, that is beautiful!!! And the camera picture is so cute - future photographer?? :)
    have a great day!!!

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  8. Yeah she definitely has a knack for interiors. Wow, those look beautiful! I love walking through homes like that, I especially love the lighting fixture and that chair.

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  9. She has a beautiful home! I love the artwork and esp the hanging lights! Great style!

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  10. The front door and the flowers are so stunning...She really has a great style...That rug and the lamps are adorable :) Thank you sweetie...I got so inspired by this :)
    Muah and happy Tuesday

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  11. What a beautiful house! I'm challenged in the home decorating department so I'm always envious when it comes naturally to people. I especially love the picture of the people on bicycles above the couch and the grand piano! Where in LA does your cousin live? She sounds like a jack of all trades (decorating, mom, homemade cakes, etc).

    xo
    Valerie

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  12. Wow! Are you kidding? This looks straight out of a fab home magazine! So amazing!

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  13. the rug reminds me of the pillows on my couch!

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  14. Very cool!!! These look like photos from a magazine!!! That hanging lamp thing is awesome!! :)

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  15. Gorgeous home & Gorgeous pics!

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  16. Good morning Marcie!
    Hope you are having a great week so far!
    What a lovely apartment! The front door with the flowers(vine) around is so charming, and oh so pretty!
    I love the bright fun elements on the inside, I can see why you brought your camera!
    Mwah
    Georgia

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  17. Beautiful home! I can't imagine coming home to a doorway covered in flowers like that! Stunning!

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  18. she has such a lovely home!!! I love the very first picture! so beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful home!
    I love the flowers on the front of the house!

    xx
    Nikki

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  20. My favs are her gloriously welcoming floral front door and that stunning chandelier!

    What a fantastic bungalow!

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  23. Sorry for the "Death Spiral" comments everyone. My other cousin thinks he is sooo funny. :)

    Marcie

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  24. I love the entrance with all those pink flowers - I bet there is no way but to smile everytime she walks into her home!

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  25. I love your cousin's place. She really knows how to work color in and it looks amazing. The man behind the camera clearly has the skills to get the pictures just right too :)

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  26. Oh my gosh, I LOVE THIS HOUSE! What a beautiful and laid-back place by the water. I want to go visit :) Love that first pic!

    Doing another giveaway! Would love for you to come check it out!

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com/

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  27. It's beautiful right from the first glimpse! Now that's what I call curb appeal :)

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  28. I concur! This house is amazing! :)
    I'm crazy about those beautiful flowers looping over the doorway how sweet!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  29. Sooo lovely! She's gifted in design... those cakes look unreal!!!

    xxMK
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  30. i love all those purple flowers. so pretty. :)

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  31. She has such good taste! I'm so impressed by people like this, thanks for sharing, Marcie! XO!

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  32. I was sold with the front door... I swear that is my dream entrance way! And then I saw her couch... I HAVE that couch!! Obviously, great minds think alike (though I think mine is probably a cheaper knock-off of hers as I don't have the roll cushions)! Gorgeous house, now when do we get to see yours ;) xx

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  33. This is an awesome home....and I especially love the red chair thats a play upon the vintage decor... Love it...

    XOXO
    Kiki

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  34. I believe you either have the "gift" or you don't. I don't! But your cousin does! What a cozy and beautiful home!

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  35. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog tonight! Are you ready for this!? I wasn't following you either!And I thought I was following you too! hahah! I am now! Kristin

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  36. Gorgeous pics! Your cousin definitely has an eye for style! I really love the light fixtures and the pretty flowers at the entrance!

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  37. It looks great! I wish I could decorate like your cousin. Whenever I attempt to, I just look at what I have done and think to myself "It's just no good."

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  38. Wow! That's an amazing accomplishment. The entrance is so great!

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  39. she definitely had a knack for mixing things together and an eye for style; thanks for sharing her colorful home!

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  40. Fabulous!!! Curious...what type of camera is that?

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