I had a completely different post in mind for today, but then I saw this Victorian show-stopper on the Design Sponge Instagram feed, and just had to do some gushing. Childhood memories have given me a soft spot for cedar shingles, so it was love at first sight with this Seattle abode. Michele and Ryan Tansey own the fabulous vintage furniture shop Homestead Seattle and have parlayed their great taste in all things interior design into their first home (and Airbnb!). I love their prolific and diverse collection of vintage wall art and furniture pieces and their no-fear approach to deep green wall paint. The pair have deftly employed function and style into every nook and cranny of their home. I am so ready to book my trip to The Emerald City!
We are slowly drifting into the tail end of summer, which means it is time to begin planning ways to escape the impending winter doldrums. When I stumbled upon the glory that is Drift San José, I knew we had found our winter sanctuary. Owner and designer Stu Waddell describes his retreat as a mix of Baja style with industrial finishes. I love the simple concrete platform beds, the Argentine-style outdoor grill, and the clear blue swimming pool. New Year's Eve in Mexico? Yes, please!