Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TUESDAY: Inspiring Spaces by Kelley Motschenbacher

One of the most fun things about blogging, and definitely the most rewarding is forming connection with people you meet through the blog. I'm not exactly sure how I met Kelley of the polished pebble, perhaps when I oooed and ahhhed over her pebble driveway post, or when I saw what an awesome job she did making old olive jars into fountains, perhaps she found me ... either way, she's been inspiring me ever since.

Kelley's blog - which I hope you'll all hop over and visit as soon as you read this, is entertaining, fun, personal, and effortlessly beautiful - all the things that I strive to make Color Outside the Lines - so immediately upon finding it I knew it was going to be one of my faves! Each week as she blogged about her transformation in Ojai, her trips to Catalina, her beautiful home in Newport Beach, I jotted down notes, learning. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised to see that Kelley wasn't just a "do it yourself design fanatic", no she's a bonafide designer with a great website.

"The Polished Pebble is about: simple individual design, re-thinking and reusing, digging the dirt, cruising the coast, running the beach, eating local and kissing the dog."

from the polished pebble side bar.

Yep, and the spoiled by kisses dog, Millie is gonna take it from here and give you a tour of Kelley's fabulous home and designs. And don't worry - the link to her blog is at the bottom so you can click right over and tell her how much she's inspired you, too!

Now, go say hello!



  1. Hey Artie-As I was rolling through blogs I was wondering what you were up to...missed you for a day or so, I think. Anyway, I follow the Polished Pebble, too. Fantastic designer...simple, earthy, stylish and beautiful. Thanks for the delightful tour...I have missed a lot of past posts and hope to catch up....someday! Hope your Labor Day was wonderful! Diana

  2. Hi Artie!
    I have been following Kelley for several months, now. She always inspires with her ideas and her style. And she usually makes me laugh with her sense of humor (LRSH tomatoes!). Thanks for sharing her blog...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  3. Hi Artie,
    I am a big fan of Kellys also. I love her style and her homes are amazing!

  4. Hi Artie! LOVE that kitchen...geez. I think it might be close to my favorite. I also like the colors in the bedroom. I think we've talked about this blog before. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!
    Hope all is well and that you had a great holiday!

  5. WOW! Thank you for much for the lead on this blog!
    I am signing up and looking forward to many more posts and inspiration.

  6. STUNNING! Thanks for sharing these amazing and inspirational photos! I can't wait to see more at Kelley's blog!

    BTW: I'm not only voting for your olioboard - but I posted it on my blog with a link to get people to vote for you! It really came out wonderful! I hope you maintain first place and WIN!!!

    Love your blog...
    :D Lynda

  7. These are great! My favorite is the long hall with the bench ...

  8. I have been following Kelley for some time now... Her blog is divine!! I love everything she does... Great feature post!

  9. Hi twin! What a fabulous feature post - I love Kelley and her style! Everything she does is so fresh and gorgeous - and she's incredibly nice to boot. It's a real treat every time time I go over there.
    xo Isa

  10. what a wonderful showcase for kelly...i am on my way.

  11. Hi Artie....wow you are so amazingly sweet.

    I'm just a bit embarrassed and you are so generous to do this post. And you even included Millie!!!

    I find so much inspiration in your weekly posts I can't even begin to tell you. You keep every blogger on their toes...by reinventing and keep it fresh and fun each week.

    Thanks friend! xxxxxkelley

  12. Hello there! Beautiful blog. I am your newest follower. And I will be visiting often!

  13. That home is amazing and even gave me an idea or two. Thank you for sharing and Im' off to see Kelly's blog.

  14. Fabulous house! The front reminds me so much of Mrs.Muir's!!

  15. Oh wow! Fabulous pics and inspiration! Thanks for letting us know about The Polished Pebble.