Another view of the dining room. The casual feel of the chairs and large table are nice. Seems so much more inviting than a very formal dining room. I know our family would use something like this.The light fixture and rug really make it different.
The House and Garden article and their original home which I believe they sold to Steve Martin. The mix of rustic beams, white walls and English chintz made it uniquely Californian and so fresh for the time. Aren’t they adorable here?
Amanda with her twins, Angus and Henry. They are now 21years old! Amanda looks the same though.
Kathryn Ireland wrote the article. I especially loved the yellow drapes pulled back and the floral sofa.
More great mixes here Bauer pottery and a simple table and chairs in the dining room.
More views of the fabulous kitchen…
The hanging mugs and chicken wire behind the glass are two other favorites of mine. I noticed they had both in the original home’s kitchen.
The bathroom is painted like a wainscoting with two tones. I like how they let the Pennsylvania bluestone floor be the star here and it’s gorgeous!
They added rustic beams like this one in the bath.
The entry with their whippet. They wired that lantern to be a lamp. A great DIY project! Floors were painted Benjamin Moore’s Gray Timber Wolf.
The master bedroom. The lavenders look so soothing together. Beds here and below were from Room and Board. Sunset throw is from West Elm.
Two of the brothers share a loft for painting and sleeping. Corbin built this loft in a barn space for them. Their close family has all four of the boys ages 14, 24, and 21 year old twins still at home.
A salvaged rocker gives a spot to relax.
In the yard with their four boys. Corbin and his brother built the yard furniture. I’d like to get the French park ground cover look myself. It’s got to be greener than lawn and less work, more charm.
According to C Magazine, Amanda’s version of green living is recycling and restoring as much as possible..For a Hollywood family it’s admirable in a world of Kardashians and the like. It’s a goal that’s attainable for us all. This family is more successful than ever, has bigger size kids and actually downsized! Why spend more when you could spend less, live stylishly and reuse what is already out there? This family is my new inspiration. Live simply and live better!
Don’t forget about a Perfect Color contest! You still have until Sunday to enter to win a custom made piece of art. See my previous post or click here! I so could see one of Bonnie’s art pieces in Corbin and Amanda’s current home!