The ride home on Foxen Canyon, green for the first time in years. So grateful for some time in the studio this weekend to capture it! #theridehome #foxencanyon #losolivos #santaynezvalley #landscape #pleinairpainting (though not really bc done in studio 😉 Happy Monday! 11×14 oil on canvas board, by moi.
You know how sometimes you see something in a window and you just want to take the whole thing home? Umhmm. Loved these bird motif ceramic plates from @scoutsouthernmarket in Beaufort SC when I was there a few weeks ago. What can I say, I am a total #chinaslut #placesettings #tablesettings #entertaining #tabletop
How divine is this Montecito house in the March/April issue of @verandamag. Formerly the music pavilion and underground ballroom of a grand old Santa Barbara estate, since subdivided, but lovingly preserved. Interior design by Ann Holden of New Orleans, photograph by @maxkimbee, text by moi, and my great pleasure. #Montecito #AnnHolden #classicalarchitecture #warnergroup #warnergrouparchitects #santabarbara #graciousliving
How much do I love this book and this the most divine bathroom in the world?! The book is Patina Farm, by my friends Brooke and Steve Giannetti, whose art of living is beautiful, soulful, and authentic. I was lucky to write about this house for @verandamag a few years ago, and visiting them there was a day I will always remember. Watch for a few more posts highlighting this gorgeous book. Photos by the super talented @maxkimbee Brooke’s fabulous blog is @velvetandlinen
Having a mellow Monday morning, looking back at last week in New York and the visit by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh to ABC Carpet. His calligraphy art was on exhibit, as were various flower and sand sculpture offerings. The beloved holy man is a friend of the ABC family. #thichnhathanh #abccarpetandhome #buddhistart #sacredart