Friday, September 23, 2011

The Kloster House #2

  I’m excited about sharing with you part two of the Kloster home. For those of you who missed it, you can view part one go here. I’m sure you’ll find this post to be equally as inspiring. This time I'd like to share a few of the rooms that I missed on my last post as well as her special backyard oasis.

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Christy’s formal dining room is located at the back end of the home. The open French doors lead you in from outside. As you pass under this arbor cascading with Star Jasmine and dainty white roses,   look closely,  and you may can catch a glimpse of her vintage crystal chandelier. Every time you turn a corner,  there’s something new to see in this lovley home.


Once inside the charming dining room to the left is a large carved gold leaf mirror,  below the mirror, a wonderful garage sale find that she styled with three handy storage baskets. She mixed two different types of antique chairs with slipcovers for a unique look. Her elegant tablecloth is circa 1930’s. 


Her spacious master bedroom is loaded with a vintage antique collection.  She used a pair of chests at each side of the bed   (we love the extra storage and added visual height) as opposed to bedside tables typically much lower to the bedside. 


Christy says, “everything is worth saving.” She appreciates the special charm in recycling and reusing vintage pieces.  I heart this vintage settee,  I swoon over it’s curved back and carved wood details.


For added panache the doorway draped with soft linen invites you into the spa-like bathroom.


The  mosquito netting above the soaking tub and new hardware add a certain elegance.


Outside, a spectacular backyard with . . .  yep . . . .  you guessed it more antiques. :-)


Every nook and crannie in her home is made for nesting.  By using a wrought iron daybed, she created a cozy entertaining area for her friends and  family. She hangs a vintage chandelier from a tree branch.

For even more panache a wrinkled burlap table runner cascades to the floor. A darling black metal fireplace is perfect for those cooler So-Cal nights.


Deeply colored petunias are displayed in a beautiful split terra cotta planter,  that wraps around a tiered rack’s center post.


In So-Cal we embrace the outdoors at this time of the year,  September/October.  We’ll have many more warm outdoor days ahead into November. This beautifully outdoor styled daybed is as creative as ever,  perfect for an afternoon snooze.


Soft gold and floral pillows look excellent against the green landscape.

Do you happen to know anyone with a bed in there backyard ??? lol


Photography courtesy of Jennifer Grey of The Old Painted Cottage.

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  1. Just gorgeous Laurie! Love the outdoor daybed and the view from outside into the dining room...great inspiration!

  2. what a beautiful house. I love the Iron bed out side. Very charming. Love your blog. Glad I found it. I live near you. Small world!

  3. Laurie, Her home is gorgeous and what a beautiful yard and pool. Love the iron bed.

  4. So beautiful....thank you for sharing!!

  5. this house is so pretty and charming. i esp. love the dining room - that picture from the outside looking in is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    loved this!
    cote de texas

  6. Beautiful!
    Greetings from Finland <3

  7. Love Christy's home! The backyard is like a sanctuary - and the view through the french doors with the jasmine & white roses is so perfect! Thanks for sharing. xo

  8. Some really unexpected and gorgeous touches through out this home and outdoor areas. Love it.


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