Monday, February 01, 2010

California Dreamin ~

We're in the midst of winter hibernation here, it's been ridiculously cold...I get through it by dreaming of being transported to sunny destinations, like southern Cali

Last Spring my oldest and dearest friend and her husband bought a charming 1800 Victorian farmhouse in Carpenteria, CA ~ The Linden House

They completely renovated it and bathed it in creamy whites and beachy hues ~ the perfect beach cottage with it's bright sunny interior and comfy furnishings

Every bit of it so fresh, cheery, and inviting

I absolutely love how she decorated ~ brimming with coastal charm!

Three bedrooms in all, perfect for a family getaway...or girlfriend trip

What's more inviting than a front porch to sit and watch passers-by, and another more secluded for reading or taking a cat nap

The train stops in the quaint downtown; potentially you could go car-less and just hop on a beach cruiser to get wherever you'd like to go

Maybe bring a picnic to the beautiful beach

Or take a stroll downtown and browse the
antique shops for treasures, or the farmer's market

Sweet sunny perfection in an unspoiled surf town...wish we were there!

Store photo credit - Finding Design by Chloe


Cristina-Sweet Pea Ink said...

that aqua is killing me!!! love it...can I move in?

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great job your friend has done of decorating her beach house, so fresh

Holly Moore said...

Oh this cottage is absolutely to die for. I live where it is sunny, AZ, but that place still looks great to me.

molly susan strong said...

I love the crisp colors. Makes me want to go there immediately.

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

Totally jealous of your friend's hoime, love her style, but also she is one lucky duck to have a true vintage home. I adore how the clean light just fills the rooms, one can almost smell the salt air from the photos. Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

twinkleshabbystar said...

Oooh Heidi! What a beautiiful costal home! I want to get away from the cold and RUN to CA now!!! *SIGH* Im oohing and aahing over the colors of the house. So so beautiful!!!! XOXO,Jenn