Ok, so remember the post I did on Santa Barbara's laid back California style last week? Well imagine my surprise when Blog Goddess Joni Webb from Cote de Texas found the house that all exterior shots were taken for the movie "It's Complicated" and blogged about it here: http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2011/02/found-real-its-complicated-house.html
Speaking of Heaven, let's take a look at the portfolio of Mr. Craig Wright, famed designer and antiques dealer, named one of Architectural Digests Top 100. One of Los Angeles' most prominent interior designers for sure, Wright's antique store, Quatrain has a collection of fine antiques dating back to the 17th- century, along with beautiful reproductions. If you look back at the house I featured last week, designed by Wright for Michael Douglas and now ex-wife, (twice!) you can see that he's a fan of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture for which California is known for, and champions the design aesthetic with a genteel touch better than almost any other designer today.
Lifted from an earlier blog post by my personal bloggy mentor Joni, at Cote de Texas, she pulled together beautiful images from both Diane Dorrans Saeks book: "Santa Barbara Living", absolutely rare photos from an AD photo spread on the house in the 80's, and real estate photos like the ones I showed you last week. To read more on the house, and her findings click here: http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/2009/12/la-quinta.html
Though I've not been able to find a professional portfolio of Mr. Wright's work, (all of these photos are courtesy of AD), you can visit his store site at http://www.quatrain.net/ where there are some absolutely lovely staged vignettes that are sure to provide you with loads of inspiration. My favorite: