I’m working on a project today and so far it’s kicking my tush. lol I will persevere, though, I will! Hope to share it with you soon!
In the meantime, how about a tour of the happiest home in the world. I’m dubbing it that and I think you’ll agree once we step inside. This Santa Monica home is truly a breath of fresh air, especially on this gloomy February day.
The home, built in 1927, belongs to designer Alison Kandler and it steals your heart right from the start with its ivy-surrounded, arched front door.
The colorful hooked rug here in the living room is from Dash & Albert. They always have such great rugs!
This home was featured in HGTV Magazine and in the picture below you can see they rearranged the furniture a bit for the shoot.
These wonderful chairs are called Bobbin chairs…love that! The beautiful Raoul Textiles cushions and Roberta Roller Rabbit pillows add to the fanciful feel of the chairs.
There are so many things to love about the kitchen, including its painted wood floors! The island was custom-built and is painted in a Benjamin Moore color called Claret. It matches the Anthropologie ceramic knobs and pulls in the kitchen. The top of the island is actually fir and it was built to look like an old door.
Don’t you love the color of the range! It’s European and is made by Lacanche. Is that hood not the cutest and so perfect there! The older I get, the more I want to live like this, surrounded in wonderful, fanciful color!
Notice how the upper trim around the cabinet matches the hood. Love!
Is this not the happiest place to start your morning?! I love how Alison boldly mixes different fabrics and it all works like a beautiful garden growing inside.
Love the wallpaper in the dining room! There’s a sneaky little doggie door hidden near the curtains, do you see it?
This room serves dual purposes acting as Alison’s home office, as well as a much-loved gathering spot for her family. What a happy home to live in and to grow up in!
The whimsy continues right through to the laundry room. This proves even laundry rooms can be fun!
I have a back staircase I will need to paint if/when I add hardwood flooring to my upstairs family room. The periwinkle color of these stairs is giving me ideas. Maybe I should go with a bold, fun color since my stairway is off the laundry room.
This bedroom is an addition that was added in 2011. The reclaimed wood beams make it feel like it’s been here forever. The trunk is a fun flea market find.
A darling bedroom…
Remember when I shared a lamp I had made from cute ceramic doggie? Alison had bedside lamps made from these beautiful jars. I love the shade she chose for it!
Another enchanting bedroom! I love bright pink/raspberry colors and it’s delightful paired with sunny yellow! I wonder if the yellow lamp is another one that Alison I had made…I bet it is. Beautiful bed!
Love this bathroom! Notice the chandelier! The tub is from Cheviot Products and the color was custom done in the same shade as the island in the kitchen.
This is the view from the breakfast room window seat. The creeping fig adds to the storybook feel of this home.
Such a happy, whimsical, storybook home!
Love of storybook home filled with lots of fun and whimsy? Check out the previous home of Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs. Yep that MacKenzie-Childs! You’ll find the tour here: MacKenzie-Childs Estate
Photography is by David Tsay.