Tuscan farmhouse

photo: Blackstone Edge Studios
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Well we did it! Our design for the Tuscan farmhouse at Brasada Ranch is done. The tour was fantastic, thank you to everyone who came out to see us. In this photo the great room is anchored by a massive limestone mantel from the talented Stone cutters Inc. This is the first of several mantels I will design for their signature line.

We were also very happy with the lime wash paint from Sydney Harbour paints, definitely a favorite detail on the tour. Pictured in this photo is one of a pair of custom light fixtures from Bruce Eicher / Woodland lighting, vintage slipcoverd furniture from Michael Taylor and a fantastic antique pine Dutch desk, along with other antiques from my collection. I will share more photos soon.



On a recent trip to Southern California we had the pleasure of touring this fantastic villa in Newport Beach. Our firm along with some thirty other designers from the west coast were invited to participate in the showcase sponsored by California Homes magazine to benefit the philharmonic. While this project is located next door to one we are just completing, (convenient) I feel our hearts and focus right now are in Central Oregon. Not to mention our entry in the Tour of homes in Brasada Ranch opens in a week and a half!

The California Showcase is spectacular!!! You enter the 12 1/2 acre property through the "gate house" driving over a stone bridge spanning a half acre lake along a sweeping drive lined with ancient olive trees overlooking the hillside vineyard. Yes your own private vineyard, along with stables and tennis pavilion, then you approach the main house. The villa at just over 18,000 square feet is on the market for $75,000,000 (imagine that) I look forward to the finished house tour in October.





On a recent visit to a friends house, I just had to explore her basement and found this sad but fabulous sofa. She said it came with the house when they purchased in 1949! (The sofa came with the house, do you love it!) The frame has such a wonderful shape I choose a simple linen blend from Calvin fabrics to recover. Cant wait to see it in it's new home . . .