July 29, 2014

living room - monterey colonial style

 With its beautifully rustic Monterey Colonial style, 
this living room is cozy, elegant and chic. 
It's the perfect room to curl up in during a chilly night, or to
 relax in during the summer with french doors fully opened 
letting in the cool California evening breeze.
Designer/homeowner Michael Streit wanted to encompass the
style of homes you would find in Santa Barbara or Monetecito.
In this scheme, he wanted to include rustic qualities,
but with a contemporary edge, and was slightly influenced  by
the look of Ralph Lauren's Colorado ranch home.
a humorous antique sign is the focal point of the mantel
Both Michael and partner John enjoy collecting art and unique finds.
The antler chandelier was stained darker to bring out the richness in its form, 
and the two large horse paintings add movement and soul to the room.
Comfortable seating was a must in this kick-up your-feet room!
Beautiful doors open up to the private front 
courtyard and create a flawless indoor outdoor space.
You can visit Michael at his Laguna Niguel showroom, 
You may have visited this home in May,  as it was featured 
on the Newport Harbor Home Tour.  Photos via Doyle Terry.

ciao! Fabiana


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