As in this lovely Hamptons home by Stephen Gambrel www.srgambrel.com/portfolio/country/hamptons/
Or a Mountain Retreat that echoes the trees and hills. See the colors and materials bind the interior to the out of doors.
Bobby McAlpine "cabin" courtesy of British House and Garden
In Winter (provided it rains in California), the view from the balcony of Villa Cantina is a blanket of velvety greens. The landscape is dotted with the gray greens of the moss draped
If the project started from scratch and the budget were unlimited, I would like Villa Cantina
to look more like this
But the challenge of working with existing finishes and a limited budget can be just as rewarding.
Cowtan & Tout Livingstone, Covington Glynn Linen Hemp, Old Bank Bag Pillow Cindy Hattersley Design
Here is a peak at Villa Cantina as she cureently is from the outside. In the days ahead I will show you some of the existing finishes and materials that we will keep and the ones we can afford to change.
In the meantime go to
for a recent article about the area in the San Francisco Chronicle