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.

Visit Michael at his Laguna Niguel showroom, 
California Style Home Collections.  

You may have already visited this
home in May, as it was featured 

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:  Doyle Terry

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