Monday, May 10, 2010

Come On In!


  The front entrance is beginning to look a little more welcoming. Pots and plants were purchased at my favorite nursery, Bokay in Salinas.  Jubilee flax in pots, any suggestions for under planting?  I am thinking lobelia and something else that the deer won’t eat? 




 Here is what the upstairs bath looked like when we purchased Villa Cantina



This is what that area looks like now


The upstairs vanity is functioning and we are waiting for the shower doors to be installed.  Vanity is from Dovetail Furniture my go to furniture company for this job!  It is reclaimed elm with a slate top.  The mirror is from Wisteria.  You can buy one here just like it

The baskets are on sale at Pier 1 for $4.95…can you believe it?



The Master Bath in progress . The limestone floor was partially complete when we purchased.  We were able to find some limestone that was pretty similar to incorporate as a liner. The stonework has been actually completed since this picture was taken.I am painting the vanity, the limestone top is being fabricated, and the travertine vessel sinks should be here any day. What do you think about the edging for the limestone counter, chiseled or straight?


The master bedroom fireplace is installed.  We still need a screen to cover the ugly “faux” firebox.



I found these beautiful doors at Patine that are to be installed in the opening to the left.  Patine  is located in the tiny beach town of La Selva Beach just south of Santa Cruz.  If you haven’t been to her shop you must go. If you frequent the Alameda or Pasadena flea markets you will recognize her as Euro Linens.  Go to  to find out when you can find her there.



That’s it for now.   Carpet is being installed this week.  I will be posting more photos soon as things are happening quickly from here on out.

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  1. It is looking could try some succulents around the flax....don't know if deer like them or wouldn't have to water them when you are not there.

    Chiseled sounds interesting for the vanity top.

    The fireplace looks awesome...what kind of screen?

    Love the upstairs bathroom.

  2. Love the bathrooms and the oyster? mirror and the fireplace is perfect. More posts please!

  3. This looks very cozy!!! Looks like a nice get away for a little vaca!!!!