Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bohemian Style

I took a quick trip for family business and came home with a cold! But I also managed to get a few fun shots of the little place that my niece Joanna is setting up for the summer at her parents guest house in Santa Barbara.

The place is small, but what it may lack in the interior it makes up for in spades on the outside. There are little patios that surround the whole apartment located on the second floor of a large garage/ workspace on the property. And what a great start Joanna has on making this beautiful terrace her own!

Everything she loves just whispers "Bohemian Style" to me. On her last day of finals she got busy dressing out the corners of this dreamy balcony terrace. Both of us were entranced by visions of languorous afternoons and evenings spent entertaining out here.

She rescued this wonderfully weathered grey wicker furniture for one little private corner outside of her front door, and dressed it in cushions and a few favorite textiles she has been saving.

A sweet vintage embroidered runner decorates the seat.

Potted plants are a big component of Boho style, and Joanna has her favorites. Her side table vignette includes one of her many collected figurine treasures.

The table was a roadside find, and the striped cotton cover is from a trip to Turkey.

Taking the long view.

And all the views are spectacular! This is the arbor we pass through to get to her place from the villa up top.

The horse paddock down below.

The front view always reminds me of the Sabrina movie with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. This would make charming chauffeur's quarters with the cars right below.

What a lovely spot to live in for awhile with your favorite dog and pony!

You might remember Huey from another post.

A perfect place to relax after a hectic semester. Or anytime!

I have some catching up to do as usual.

But I hope you are having a wonderful week!


(For more from the villa click here.) or Here


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a slice of heaven, there.

Your niece has done a truly remarkable job thriftily making this awesome space livable, comfortable and stylish.

And that pootch is just too stinkin' cute!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How scenic and beautiful! Hope you feel better soon, Jacqueline!

Carolyn said...

Ah! how charming....lovely views too!
I loved the Sabrina movie.


Jeanie said...

This is so charming! I would feel right at home the minute I stepped in. Very beautiful. (And yes, perfect for Sabrina!)

20 North Ora said...

What a lovely place to spend some quality time. So serene and calming.


Consider It All Joy said...

Oh Jacqueline ~ Santa Barbara is so beautiful in the summer. Your niece will enjoy a wonderfully relaxing summer! Make sure you trip to visit again :) Blessings, Cindy xo

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
Ohhh sorry abort the cold....get well soon!
Sweet Huey :-) A big slice of Heaven... Santa Barbara is heaven.... life of the terrace... would be divine!!

Barbara Lilian said...

A lovely place to stay, As I'm English, living in France, I would call that style 'Shabby Chic' love it.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Such a charming place to live- I see she has some of her Aunt's style and love for linens! Too bad you caught a cold- hopefully it won't linger!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is a perfect spot for any single young gal or an aging senior like myself LOL
It's so cute love the patio

That was definitely a good find for a rental

Rose L said...

Love the butterfly tablecloth!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wonderful delightful post Jacqueline!
I enjoyed the patio and the great linens and repurposed furniture;
all finding a new home in this gorgeous surroundings~
So glad you were able to make the trip!
Hope you have a great new week ahead!
Karen O in CO (still early spring for us; chilly and cloudy:)

The Charm of Home said...

Wow, her terrace is stunning! What a fantastic place to lounge! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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