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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Montecito Discovery.........

I was in Santa Barbara this weekend and happened upon
this great shop!

is located in Montecito.

And of course they have my favorite Boxwood Globes out front.
I love the way they punctuate the the exterior.
They have some beautiful outdoor furniture
and tabletop accessories.
This Belgian Teak Table can be purchased online.

This Padova Wicker Chair adds GREAT texture!
This Driftwood Vase is so beachy.
These hand carved Clam Shells can be used for nuts or candles.

This Shop's exterior is so inviting!
Here are some ways to 'Capture the Look'.

I just love this geranium red details.
This is a Perennials outdoor fabric called Ishi - Geranium Red.

This is Reclaimed Barn Wood, we get it from
Traditional Reclaimed Materials in Laguna Canyon.
This can be used as exterior siding to get the
vintage cottage feel.

You can also paint existing stucco walls in a driftwood color.
This is a Martha Stewart color from Home Depot
called Wild Turkey.

For the front door try painting it this
It has just the right amount of orange in it to keep it interesting.
(Note: the color of this swatch is not the actual color,
you will need to see a chip at Home Depot
to get a true sense of the color.)

Create a garden path with this gravel
called California Gold 1/2" 'Chip'.
Instant Charm!

A wood planter also says California rustic.
Plant this with a Boxwood Globe.
This gives you front entry a polished look.

Sedums are always a win win in the garden!

Reclaimed Terracotta Pavers in a herringbone pattern
gives the patio a sophisticated 'well lived' look.

And of course finish off any
California Landscape with a Eucalyptus!

They are so majestic!
This variety is a Eucalyptus citriodora,
Lemon Scented Gum.