Looking for a way to create a truly inspiring living space in your Montecito home? Here are four ideas gathered from homes around the world from House Beautiful Magazine:
First up, an open-air house in Kenya: made from fallen trees, no glass or other barrier separating the porch from the living room. Take this idea and turn it into a porch for your home in Montecito. A perfect idea for our Mediterranean climate.
Check out conductor William Christie’s 16th-century house in France. Notice the color and pattern of the fabrics reappears on the walls and even the ceiling. Motifs of Christie’s two great passions, music and gardens, are mixed throughout the elegant sitting room with a 19th-century French chandelier inspired by a 17th-century Dutch original.
You don’t have to use a variety of color tiles to create an amazing kitchen in your Montecito hacienda. The kitchen pictured here is tiled entirely in yellow. Be careful of your color choice. Warm colors often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy. However, yellow and orange can also slightly irritate the eyes and red can increase a person’s appetite.
Velvet covers the walls of this elegant and intimate dining room from London. Contrast the geometry of the patterns to create very proper English molding. Mix and match your furniture, like this 19th-century Russian table paired with leather custom chairs.
Looking for a Montecito home to customize with these inspiring living spaces from around the world? Check out the listings on my website and give me a call at 805-886-9378.