Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Dream Project


Remember this cool address from my previous post,


Well, it belongs to this house.


You are probably wondering what makes this house so exciting.


Other than the fact that it is absolutely charming,

 has recently undergone a complete renovation from top to bottom by a "green" contractor,  (more on that later)

and that my friend Lisa, the interior designer whose home I recently did a series of posts on, has been hired by the new owner to decorate it.


What makes all of that incredibly exciting for me is...


that I get to collaborate in the design process.


I am Lisa's "go to" source for those one of a kind pieces and accessories that bring a design scheme to life.


The owner has graciously agreed to let us document the design evolution of his charming abode.


This is the backyard...


which came with a "ready to harvest" vegetable garden!


Now that is a forward thinking contractor.  That would have sealed the deal for me!


I love how they've used this old cement utility sink as an herb planter.  I imagine it probably came from the basement.


Let's go inside shall we?


The small, yet formal entry.


The WOW


Looking back from the main living space to the entry.




 The gorgeous Dining Room






Does it get any better?


Let's go into the kitchen...


Complete with vintage stove, period cabinets, linoleum floor, modern "green" sustainable bamboo counter tops with green glass subway tile back splash.




Immediately beyond the kitchen lies a space for an eating nook with built in benches.  Off to the left (which you can't see in this photo) is a matching built-in cabinet to house the washer & dryer.  The french door leads to the backyard.


Lisa plans to add a round table and custom cushions to this lovely nook.
 



There are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.














OK, I'm smitten... how about you?

I adore absolutely everything about this house, most of all it's size and floor plan.  I can't wait to begin this project with Lisa. This house and my treasures are a match made in heaven!  I hope you'll follow along with us as we make this house into a home... room by room!  


Check out the progress over at Il Tuo Tesoro.

31 comments:

Everton Terrace said...

Swoon! It's wonderful and I can't think of anything more exciting. Cannot wait to see what you gals come up with. I especially love that both the boxes in the kitchen are market "wine" - funny!

Loui♥ said...

I love the color!!!
cool serene blue..
cant wait to see the outcome..
It's gotta be superb..and ..
FUN!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

sarah, flourish design + style said...

It's FABULOUS!!! Oh my, what a home + a lovely renovation. I can't wait to see the decor unfold... oh the fun you're going to have! xx

sharon said...

Oh Wow Terri, I got all tingly reading this post, like when I travel abroad to a new country and I can just feel that things are different. I just love these pictures, I'm so excited about your project. I love the way the house is left freshly painted and impeccable, is that always the way in the states?
I'm so looking forward to watching you two do this up.

Sharon

My Castle in Spain said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations on your new assignment and i can't wait to see it beautifully developed...
Have lots of fun !
:-)

Kathysue said...

Terri, I am in love with this style of home a 1940s bungalow with all the charm of its built ins and that stove is just like my very first stove that I unfortunately sold because I would so have it in my kitchen today, if only I knew then what I know now~!! What a wonderful collaboration, I can hardly wait to see it all unfold, I am soooo excited!!!! Hugs Kathysue

Tricia Rose said...

How charming - you are going to have such fun! (and so are we, following it!)

A Perfect Gray said...

Teri, YOU are going to have so much fun! can't wait to see what treasures you add. looking forward to lots of details and photos!

Kerry said...

That's just about the most exciting thing I've read in blogworld all week Terri! Can't wait to see how it all comes together, because it's certainly a beautiful home and I'd move there in a flash!

Patti's Artful Design said...

Just beautiful....just love this style!

vignette design said...

I am smitten too with this house. Nothing like a California Bungalow! So many houses just like that here in Burlingame also. Can't wait to see what you and Lisa do with it. What a great palette. Would love to come see the finished home in person!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a darling bungalow. It will be a dream to decorate. I love all the things they did to it. I absolutely adore that vintage stove and so wish I had one in my own home. Someday....I will. I can't wait to see all that you do to this home.

Chris said...

Dear La Dolfina,

What am I going to do if you make this home even more cooler than our own home? ....lol...can't wait to see it. You and Lisa will create something remarkable I am sure.

Love,

Chris

Beach House Living said...

Yep I like it, like it. I'm looking forward to seeing your treasures in it.

cityfarmer said...

... OOOZ-ING with charm and all of the funnnnnn things you will add!

You'd better be getting the camera ready for round two ... the afters!

koralee said...

Oh my this is amazingly beautiful..I adore the colours. Have fun! I know you will. xoxo

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

You are sooooo right, this house is wonderful. Send more photos as you progress, please!

Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie said...

When I saw the living room with the fireplace, I realized that it reminds me of the house I have in my mind that I eventually want to have someday. A nice, little beachy bungalow with bright walls, happy ocean colors & lots of light!

Thank you for sharing & reminding me to hang on to that dream! :)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

The house is darling! Your role sounds exciting, picking out all the unique accessories! Looking forward to reading more of the process!

Privet and Holly said...

What an amazing CANVAS for
you to work your magic with
Lisa, Terri! I love the
more modern fixtures mixed
with the classic elements
of this little jewel of a
home. Can't wait to see what
you add....!
xx Suzanne

Holly Goes Lightly said...

Fabulous! So glad you're letting us follow along. This is all so exciting...

SPLENDEROSA said...

This is wonderful! I do hope you will post pics of the project as it comes together. So much fun for us, but some hard thinking for you. xx's

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello there! congrats on this wonderful chance to be part of the project. It is a lovely charming house and I am looking forward to you sharing the process with us..warm wishes Colette x

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love this Arts & Crafts style California Bungalow. You are going to have so much fun with this house. I can't wait to see all the future pictures. I have been reading your blog but this is the first comment I have left. It is a wonderful blog. I will become a devoted follower.

Angie said...

HOW FUN!!!!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

TwoMaisons said...

There's nothing more exciting than a blank canvas and a beautiful one at that! I can't wait to see the vision and vintage treasures you add.~Susan

Artist Pamela Hunt Lee said...

A great project to follow...

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Cannot wait to follow along...what a great canvas. Any idea of the wall color...I love it!

The Zhush said...

Absolutely will be following along! This home is adorable, and this is officially better than HGTV!

Suzy / SparkerShop said...

What a beautiful home - and quite an exciting project for you!

Cashon&Co said...

Wow. It's gorgeous already so I can only imagine what it will look like when you have done your magic on it!! I can't wait to see what you and Lisa do.....