2/08/2015

Glines Avenue



I sometimes feel like Zillow and I are playing a game.  I found this house on the market last week, with all of its listing photos. Today I checked and saw that it had sold last August and they had taken the listing down.

So, quick, let's look at this quiet 1960 cottage in Santa Maria, California while we've got the chance.

The living room has a charming bump-out section perfect for another seating area. 



With a little tweaking of the furniture placement, I think this California-fresh design is great inspiration. Let's hear it for ticking and stripes!

The kitchen looks like it could use some updating, but it's giving us a good design direction.



You can never go wrong with a farmhouse sink, and did you notice the stripes?

The breakfast nook provides a handy space to tuck a round table arrangement.


{Ralph Lauren}

Pardon the girly picture.  Feel free to substitute a sailboat painting instead.

Now, for the bedrooms, which are complete blank slates:




More ticking and stripes done in Layla Palmer's always fresh and inspiring style.

This next image isn't Layla's, but is such a complimentary design, I figured it could show us a good bedside option.

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Here's another bedroom, which again is about as blank slate-ish as they come:


Let's serve up some more ticking, stripes, and a general happy attitude for this room.


And there we have it.  A little California dreaming while your skies might be gray.  

On a side note, this makes my 100th post, and also marks my 1 year blogging anniversary. 
  Thanks to all of you wonderful readers for making it fun to share my ideas with you!









13 comments :

  1. You turned this house into a lovely home. thanks for all the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. It's always fun to find inspiration for cottages like these.

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  2. Lovely! I especially like the kitchen and living room!

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    1. Hi Ellen- I couldn't believe my luck when I was looking at rooms with ticking stripes, and found the living room with a window alcove. It's also from a California cottage, so that sealed the deal.

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  3. Vicki,
    I love the look you've created for this California home. It's close enough to the ocean to be a beach cottage. If I ever move I'm sending you the MLS listing first...you can help with the vision you always figure out on the blank slates. :-)
    Karen

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    1. P.S. Happy Anniversary! I'm so happy to have discovered your site.
      Karen

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    2. Hi Karen, I remember how excited I was the first time I saw that Garden, Home and Party had commented on one of my posts! :)
      Thanks for being such a supportive friend!

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    3. Congrats on 100 posts. I love them and always look at them first when I get new postings on Feedly.

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    4. Thanks so much! I'm so glad you're enjoying them.

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  4. I love what you did with all those little bump outs! This is definitely California dreaming... It's far from warm here today, but we're bundling up and heading to the park anyway. Ready for warm weather! Happy Valentine's Day, Vicki!

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    1. Hi Kristy- Nothing like a cottage with character for inspiration! Wishing you a sunny Valentine's Day!

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  5. Congrats on one year of blogging and reaching your 100th post. I love the ticking and stripes throughout this post. Every room is just so inspiring, but that kitchen and the first bedroom are my favorites... so pretty.

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  6. I'm always so amazed at the rooms that you find that are so similar to the before and rooms that look so beautiful together - just love the nautical beach feel. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and 100th post - that's a big milestone!!

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