Santa Barbara Style

So, last weekend on Valentine’s Day, I was enjoying my annual chick flick marathon and I stumbled on the movie “It’s Complicated” with Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.  It takes place in Santa Barbara and I found myself swooning of the interiors in the film.  There is something so effortlessly chic about the way they live in Santa Barbara.  It looks casual, yet elegant.  You could probably spend thousands and thousands of dollars trying to create the effortless “undecorated” look the interiors below achieve.

Here is a shot of one some of the rooms from the movie.

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It's Complicated House


Santa Barbara is such a relaxed coastal town, I love how you can live outdoors 365 days a year, and am so fond of the elegant patios and pools that are so simply styled.

It turns out, that the set designer for It’s Complicated has also designed many of the houses in some of my other favorite movies.  She was the set designer for Somethings Gotta Give and Father of the Bride. Now I would take any of these homes any day of the year!
Do you have a favorite movie house?  If so, do tell in the comments, so I don’t feel like the lone dork who thinks of this stuff while I watch movies!
Have a great Monday!

Fabric Trend: Ticking Stripes

I have been seeing classic ticking stripes popping up all over the place lately.  This pattern is so timeless.  It very versatile and relatively inexpensive. While most associated with coastal homes, it can transition into modern and traditional spaces as well.

There is something so relaxed and comfortable about it!  It comes in a variety of colors, but blue is the most common.


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Elle Decor

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Traditional Home

Of course, trend setting Pottery Barn has a selection of ticking stripe items in their new spring line!
Don’t you just want to run out and decorate a beach house??  I also think it would be soo cute in a little boy’s room. Have you ever used ticking stripes as part of your decor?