Charming Country Modern

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Sometimes I dream about living in a charming country house!  We’ve done mid century in LA, modern in Palm Springs, Spanish in San Diego- maybe next will be a modern farmhouse in Ojai?!  I’M JUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE.  Also, is there a moveaholics anonymous?  Because I recognize the absolute CRAZY that is me talking about farmhouses in Ojai when we JUST landed in our Spanish San Diego home.  My name is Sarah and I’m addicted to moving and decorating.  There.  Just saying it absolves me from all of the implications, right?  Right.  Ok now, enjoy this farmhouse and please speak up and remind me of this convo if I mention a move in 2-3 years!  I wuold like to stay sane/married/near friends/etc.  xx- Sarah

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Home Inspiration- Pantries

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As I spend more and more time fantasizing about our kitchen remodel- I spend exponentially more time fantasizing about a pantry that I can merchandise and fill with pretty things!  Speaking of which- do you ever merchandise your fridge- putting everything on display the prettiest way you can?  I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like but when I do it sure feels good!  Ok, so today’s inspiration- some pantry inspiration.  Hope you love!! xx- Sarah    {via 123 / 4 }

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For the Love of Beni Ourain

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Today’s home inspiration post is all about THAT RUG!  It’s no secret, I love vintage Beni Ourain rugs (seen in all of these photos), and I’ve yet to see a reproduction made in the states that holds up to the gorgeous, plush, amazingness and design of the originals made in the mountains of Morocco.  But getting your hands on one- shipped from Morocco, can feel like a daunting process.  Which is why I want to introduce you to Boutique Maroc.  I just ordered a rug from them for our living room and it’s insanely gorgeous, in perfect condition, the price was completely fair and the shipping time was outrageously fast.  Above and beyond all of that, they were quick to respond to my questions and just the sweetest people to work with.  So, holla for vintage benis and a brilliant supplier!  Will share photos of ours in a house update post soon, I promise!  It feels a little like wrangling piglets getting this house ready for any sort of update post.  But I’ll get there!!  xx- Sarah

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On the Wishlist : Home Edition

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Happy Friday my friends!  We’ve made a bit of headway on the projects around the house.  And 50% of me is dying to show you and 50% of me wants to keep it a surprise so there can be a big reveal.  Not like I’m Oprah or something and YOU ALL GET CARS, but just like a regular old- hey isn’t this fun to see kind of surprise .  I’m terrible at not blurting things out, but I kind of love the torture. What do you think?  I shared progress posts with our last home (like this one) that showed what small changes we made before we arrived here and then finally, here.  But I’d love to hear your thoughts…. would you want to see little updates or do you prefer I pounce on you with a big surprise reveal where everything is pretty-fied?!  (I will not literally pounce on you I promise)

But I will ruin any chance of complete and TOTAL surprise by telling you we have a few of the things on my wishlist are in transit!  {MONKEY COVERING MOUTH EMOJI}  I guess I won’t totally ruin it and tell which things…. BUT I AM SO EXCITED!!!!  Ok, have a great weekend, you!  I’ve got a list of links I’m lovin for you after the jump!  xx- Sarah

Sources: Antique Brass Shelf Brackets, Bronze Orbit Chandelier, Rhys Club Chair, Grey Otomi art, Brass plant pot, Hexagon Tiles

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Our San Diego {Empty} House Tour

When we first moved into our Palm Springs home (seen empty here, and finished here) I photographed the space before we moved in, and it was so much fun to look back on later.  So, yesterday I did the same with our new house.  It’s quite the contrast!  Our PS house was brand new, mostly to our style and pretty much the cleanest canvas to start from.  I love our new (very old, as in built in 1926) home just as much- but it’s going to take some blood sweat and tears to get it to where we want it to be!  We put in a solid 9 hours of painting yesterday and it was just the tiniest taste of what’s to come!  So here we go, let’s take a tour, shall we?  I’m so excited to show you and to tell you a little bit about what we have in mind for updates!!

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Ok, so what you see here is the entryway to the house (love the front door, love the barrel ceilings, love that as you walk in- to the left is the living room and to the right is the dining room (see below for the view facing the opposite direction).  Although I love the history of Spanish homes and the style, we’ll want to do some updates.  I would love to replace the floors (they’re pretty beat up and the contractor we spoke with said that they’ve probably been refinished just about as many times as possible with the thickness of the wood).  And for this entry way I’d love a pendant light that’s in line with the architecture/design but an updated version.  I have my eye on a few already!  But both the front door and closet door are keepers, I’m determined to maintain the style of the house but add our own modern twist to it!

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Next up we have the living room!  This is the room that sold us the house- these windows have been restored, but are the original design.  And they are just AMAZING, right?!  One of the first projects we’ll be tackling is window coverings- we’ll need them for privacy and to make the room feel cozy.  But I also have intentions for that fireplace- a major makeover that I’ve already designed and cannot wait to tackle (and of course it starts with a paint job)!  We’ll be doing as much of the work as possible ourselves, so I’ll be sharing DIY tips as we go!

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Joss & Main X A House in the Hills!

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I’m a big time lover of flash sale websites, and especially those in the home decor space (combining my love of the decor hunt  with my love of saving money and I’m like a kitten rolling in catnip).  So I’m beyond excited to be partnering with Joss & Main, who curated a collection of  items inspired by our home for a sale that started last night!  I was so thrilled when they sent over their selections- they found some really incredible pieces that are strikingly similar to what we have, and a bunch that would seamlessly blend into our decor.  It’s so fun to see our style broken down into a sale like this- and I was wildly impressed that they found a coffee table just like our vintage beauty!  I hope you love it as much as I do!  See below for a sneak peek and pop on over here and shop to your discount-loving heart’s content!  xx- Sarah

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