bringing in spring

February 2, 2018
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It has been a rough winter in Santa Barbara.  From the Thomas Fire to the mudslides,  everything has been turned upside down.  We have not had rain since the slide and with warmer than normal temperatures, it certainly doesn’t feel like winter.  Although it is only the beginning of February, I was feeling the need for a bit of color and to lighten things up both aesthetically and emotionally.

As all of you know, I don’t do a dark winter palette.  I incorporate lots of texture and neutrals for a cozy feel with throws, fur pillows and shearling.

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I started with the console bringing in my blue and green glass. The sofa and chair are still in winter mode with furry pillows and sheepskin on the chair.

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Another view of the console top.  Notice my moose antler is still my winter feel on the dining table, but soon to be changed to sea glass…

I literally have closets filled with throws and pillow covers so that I can change the decor when the mood strikes me.  I still kept a light palette, but with hints of aqua and greens.  And of course, the sea glass takes center stage once again!

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The throw is from Brahms Mount.

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Plants are always helpful bringing the outside in, and of course, I always add touches of black like this bowl from Porch.

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Little changes can have a big impact…

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Lots of texture and green plants…

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My black and white pillows from Beth Dana Design are back and some green sea glass…

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I love using green as a neutral for table settings…

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Keeping it simple and green for Spring…

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Texture and some white hydrangeas make things feel light and serene in the bedroom…

Just a few small changes can change the mood and feel of a room. Happy Spring! Next I’m going to tackle my outdoor spaces.  Stay tuned…

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  • Susan February 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Such a beautiful home Elizabeth and you all deserve some “calm time” after all the sadness with the events the last few months brought! Love your cabinets to the left of your sofa. Are they built in or did you purchase them? Hope you have a happy and uneventful Spring!

    • edbdesignssb February 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you, Susan. The cabinet is built in and was installed by the previous owner as a divider, storage, and to house all of the electronic equipment. It also serves as a hallway to the guest room. Brilliant!

  • Petra Matthew February 3, 2018 at 7:22 am

    It looks lovely Elizabeth, very inviting. I do exactly the same thing with switching the pillowcases and couch cover ( ikea, so easy) and throws. I even change the curtains every spring and fall. Fun!!
    Did you have a lot to clean after the fires in the house and in your garden?

    • edbdesignssb February 3, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Petra! Pillows and throws are a bit of an addiction for me. 🙂 We are all cleaned up from the ash. It did take time and I am in the process of replacing outdoor cushions. All in all, we were extremely lucky and I am beyond grateful.

  • INSPIRED FRENCH COUNTRY February 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Beautiful home, feels so fresh and airy! Love the gallery wall above the sofa!

    • edbdesignssb February 22, 2018 at 1:07 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

  • Lori February 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Your house is my absolute favorite! If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get the two pictures hanging above your elephant table and the two pics hanging below the sconces on either side of the french door? LOVE the colors!

  • anne davis June 4, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Everything about this house just knocks my socks off. My brother lives in SB so don’t be surprised if I knock on your door my next visit (JK). It’s a beautiful house inside and out.

    • edbdesignssb June 4, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Anne! It really is a wonderful place to live. 🙂