5/28/12

Intimate Living, Kari Arendsen

T.G is on a roll. Soft blues and a beach-y vibe.  We feel like we have been on a loco-motion train....Remember that song, oldies, but goodies.  Come on baby do the Loco- motion with me.  We have had such beautiful weather in southern California. We are loving summer. OK, were kinda rambling here....






Designer Kari Arendsen is a designer in orange county. Her style feels like you're on vacation and you might find a surfboard leaning against  a corner of the room. Just a beach-y wonderful feel. 
So, do you think we are on a theme here?




We have been posting homes that have that summer, casual feel.







Love how Kari mixes patterns together. Everything plays a role in the design pattern coming together. The prints, fabrics and even the texture in the table. 





Do you love the grass cloth in the bookshelves?







Can not believe that it is already June! Yikes! 







Soft calm colors.






Isn't this mirror wonderful in the background. 






We love the gray patina headboard.


















Now, this is an arm to a chair! Not bad.....







We hope you had a great long weekend. Danni now has boxes to her knees instead of her eyeballs. She is unpacking and making her new home her own. Julie's chairs are a bigger project than she thought, much bigger. A project that was planned for a two day stint will end up being a week, hopefully! A lot of you want to know what we thought about the Annie Sloans paint. We will give you the low down when the project is done.
 T.G. loves Kari's style, if you want to see more go here



28 comments:

  1. Maybe it's the SoCal gal in me but I loved very room you've shown today. I will visit he link...I believe I've heard her name and even seen her rooms but I difinitely need a second look.
    Can't wait to see the chair and to hear what you two think of the Annie Sloan paint.
    Hope you have a relaxing Memorial Day.
    Karen

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  2. How gorgeous. I spied a huge sea fan. Never seen one that large.

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  3. Love this designer's work. I am with you on the headboard! Love.
    Hopefully everyone will be settled soon. Things are much better once you have a settled home.
    Happy Monday.Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. I am so ready for summer! This house does feel just right for the season. I love the color palette in the kitchen and the cream sectional with assorted blue throw pillows really sets the mood. And I love that headboard.

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  5. i love her style too and it is relatable, no grand salon of a home, but charming and cozy spaces. thanks for the intro.
    i have completed sooooo many annie sloan projects taylor, drop a line if i can help
    xo
    debra

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  6. All so very relaxed and natural. Like it's been there a while. Not too designed, if you know what I mean...

    Love how she is able to mix patterns, colors and textures...

    Cheers,
    John

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  7. WOW, Kari is amazingly talented! Loved this post!
    Stacy

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  8. Very pretty. I love the unfussy attitude of all the rooms. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  9. my eyes gravitated to the mirrors used in the pictures above. great accents.

    -Shelly

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  10. I do like that grasscloth lots of good vibes here

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  11. Beautiful interiors! Love the blues in these, that kitchen at the top especially!

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  12. Very pretty! Love the casual chic vibe.

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  13. You two aren't ready for summer are you??? Love her design style it's very livable!

    XX
    Debra~

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  14. LOVE this house. Totally would love to spend some time cooking and entertaining in that kitchen. xo

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  15. Summer is in full swing. My youngest has been out of school for 2 weeks now! Love the clean casual look of these spaces!
    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  16. Love her relaxed and beachy style - so pretty!

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  17. Oh, this was all so beautiful! I'd give anything to be in California now! It's so hot and humid here! These pictures were just wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
    Carolyn

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  18. This is making me homesick for California! What a beautiful home, I especially love the kitchen and the bedroom!!! That headboard!!!

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  19. Oh so pretty! I love, love the color of the kitchen cabinets! The whole home is perfection!

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  20. What beautiful images and I'm in such a beachy mood. The grasscloth in the back of the bookcase is a fabulous idea...new one to add to my list!! Danni, glad you're almost unpacked. Your new place will feel like home in no time...can't wait for a sneak peek!!

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  21. Cool find! Those are really stylish and comfortable rooms for hanging out! I like that!! Ready for summer indeed.
    Loi

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  22. Oh my gosh...I love her style! I love the mixture of patterns in the pillows, one of the things I like most to do! That headboard...yum (had to pin it!). Julie, can't wait to see what you're painting!
    xx

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  23. kari's style is amazing. her work captures that hippie, chic, california vibe...and with class. love.

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  24. I love Kari's style! Her portfolio is fabulous. She has a great sense of style and each spaces she designs look very cohesive and effortless, now that is what I call a talented designer! I enjoyed her rooms very much, thanks for posting!

    Have a good weekend!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. Wow I love your house. Its very beautiful Soft calm colors, and very beautiful furniture. I like your living room, kitchen, dining room etc.

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  26. mom, love those big butterfly prints.. if only we could find some!

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  27. We're catching your vibe here on the east coast, Julie! Those Good Vibrations of Endless Summer... Do you remember that movie? Wonder if I can find it on Netflicks... We're enjoying incredible Indian Summer weather here, which gets me thinking about warm cozy earth tones, fireplaces, comforters and duvee covers... (And hot chocolate in the morning...)

    Cheers,
    John

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  28. Love her style! Born and raised in Southern CA I will always have a little beach vibe in my home. Gorgeous two toned kitchen and the head board is stunning. Great color, and you are right about the patina ;)

    Leslie

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