Occurred to me as I was leaving for the Design Bloggers Conference in LA I needed to create posts for the week.  Well, all I can say is this, "When you're going to be in the midst of some of the most talented blog minds around...it's daunting to figure out what to blog about!".

I thought it might be fun to share my tear sheets I've kept for years..not for client projects..but for my very own.  And, ironically, so much that is in MY DESIGN FILES, is from homes in California.  Michael & I honeymooned, travel there regularly & spend summer vacation in California.  So, suffice it to say, the sunshine state & lifestyle has greatly influenced my design.  Here goes...

This house was in House Beautiful a long time ago...I saved it because I loved the grounds, configuration of the different structures on the property & the pea gravel drive...WANT!

And, interestly enough, it's for sale in Montecito where we summer vacation...knew I loved this house way back when.  Best find of late, the floor plan below of house & property.   I'm saving this for LIKE ever because if I ever build, this floor plan is it!

Montecito Farmhouse
Is somebody kidding me?  Dream...

Montecito Farmhouse

Love the driveway!
Montecito Farmhouse

The idea of a great hall with two fireplaces as the center of a home is masterful design to me!  See floorplan below.

This would be my dream to build!  Truly...Michael, are you reading?  Know he would love it too.

Montecito Farmhouse

I know, the architecture & decor are a little fussy for my taste...but that floorplan can't be denied!  If you want to see more, here is the real estate listing.  More tomorrow.  Have a great day!

We'll talk soon.