As mentioned in previous posts one of the elements that makes Villa Cantina so special is the view. Eric Mossman situated Villa Cantina on the property to maximize the impact of the surrounding landscape. As I stated previously, that completely influenced the color palate for this project. I felt the interiors should reflect the surroundings rather than compete with it.
It is hard to appreciate in pictures. In fact it is very difficult to photograph many of the bedrooms for this reason. Here is a shot of one of the Jack and Jill Bedrooms before.
Here is what it looks like now. I wish the pictures were better but you literally have to be up at 4:30 when the rooster crows to get better pictures
Egg Prints are from Tess at A Hint of History http://www.hintofhistory.com/ . They are framed in Aaron Brothers frames. They are beautifully matted by Artistic Hang-ups in Salinas.
More prints from Tess at Hint of History. Mirror is from Wisteria http://www.wisteria.com/. Chest is from Dovetail Furniture
Did I tell you how much I LOVE the Sea grass Carpet?
Joni Webb who writes the wonderful blog Cote de Texas did a fabulous post on the merits of sea grass a while back. If you haven’t already read it go here: http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2009/07/cote-de-texas-top-ten-design-elements-3.html. There might be one or two of you out there that haven’t! If you have children or pets and you are nervous about using it, Lauren from Pure Style home also wrote a post about it here http://purestylehome.blogspot.com/2009/09/natural-rugs-seagrass-sisal-jute.html. We installed Sea grass in four of the five bedrooms and we absolutely love it. I purchased mine here http://stores.ebay.com/Natural-Home-Rugs by the roll on EBay.
The last of the furniture is arriving this week so I will be posting more pics soon.
** If you haven’t left a comment for the giveaway please do. All you have to do is tell me what you would like to hear more about on this blog (refer to the previous post). Next post I will announce the winner!