I just got my copy of the Summer 2009 issue of C Magazine, and there it was!
Having our home in Channel Islands Harbor in C truly is a dream come true. I have been a huge fan of C since the beginning. No other magazine covers all that is wonderful in California better than C.
Now that the issue is on the news stand, I got C Magazine Design and Style Editor, Andrea Stanford's blessing to post the entire article here.
Here we are on Charlie's little boat. It always feels like an adventure. So different from our life in L.A.
Steve and I wanted the decor to reflect the location of our home without it feeling too "kitschy nautical". We found all of the boat paintings at local antique stores.
None of them are really great art, but they make a fantastic collection.
Boy, are Steve and I getting old! Thank goodness, Lisa Romerein is a great photographer. I think she softened the focus a bit. Ha!
Our home is really just a 1970's box. We painted it white as soon as we bought it.
It's so cool to be able to dock our boat just behind our home.
Because Oxnard is a pretty windy place we do a lot of kite flying with these huge sport kites. The kids love it.
We brought the "Charlie" chairs up from the shop for the shoot. They looked so good that we left them at the house and are making new ones for the shop.
I added olive trees on the hearth. They help give some scale to our two story living room. We used inexpensive Dash and Albert cotton rugs over our wall to wall seagrass.
Our simple bedroom made it into the magazine too. Nothing like white linen and
a few antique store finds to create a room with a soothing personality.
Steve's office is really just the landing above our living room. It has the best view in the house. Mary did a fantastic job arranging all of the shelves. She is a display goddess. Love you, Mary!
As many of you know, my bathroom is my favorite room in the house. I love my Bathworks tub!
My favorite interiors are those that combine high with low. My Gustavian cabinet was definitely a splurge, but my little vintage lights, old frames, and painting were all inexpensive flea market and antique store finds. My Bousac sheer fabric is just simply hung on small rings from a plain 3/8" iron rod.
We hung my vintage oil paintings on old doors that we attached to the wall.
This is actually my favorite ship painting that we own. I love the pink color of the sails. This vignette really works for me. I like the combination of my Mom and Granny's decanters with the more masculine painting.
I can't thank C Magazine, Design and Style Editor Andrea Stanford, writer Sally Schultheiss, and photographer Lisa Romerein for making this girl's dream a reality.