When designer Alison Kandler told me that her Santa Monica cottage was going to be featured in HGTV Magazine, I couldn’t wait to see it.
I’d already fallen in love with her fab “farmhouse in the city” and could just imagine how much fun she’d have decorating a smaller place by the beach.
I think the headline in the HGTV Magazine article nailed it: Alison’s interiors always make me smile. How can a room not look happy with periwinkle and green diamonds painted on the floors?
“With its mash-up of cheery colors, charmingly shabby furniture, and mismatched patterns, the house has an upbeat, come-as-you-are feel to it.”
She told the mag she designed the kitchen and a lot of the colors throughout the house around the robin’s-egg blue of her Lacanche range.
The island was painted “Claret Rose” (Benjamin Moore) to match the Anthropologie cabinet knobs and drawer pulls she used. You can see the other side of the kitchen and a closer look at the fabulous range and scalloped-edge hood:
This looks like a life-size, grown-up playhouse that my inner child would like to have tea parties in.
Alison believes, “There’s a way to have lots of color, vibrant prints, and interesting shapes without going over the top.” Many thanks to her for sharing her home with us!
To see more, check the September 2014 issue of HGTV Magazine
(photography by David Tsay) and Alison Kandler’s website.