It was a stunning day in Santa Ynez Valley, specifically Solvang. I had not ventured to my friends new home yet, but had meant to since she moved from Malibu back in February. Her name is Amy Stuart-Gordon, founder of Stuart Style, and is a renown stylist for the like of Victoria Secret and more. I walked into her home and from the moment I drove onto the property, I knew this place was special. From the decor to the architectural design, I instantly fell in love. High ceilings are my thing, and as a designer, the higher the ceiling the more inspired and free I feel... and this home was just up my alley.
California often times gets a bad rap for being a state without the fall season. That is definitely not true, and it actually depends on where you are in the Golden State. There are plenty of regions where you can witness stunning changes in the leaves of our native Sycamore trees. However, just along the coast, you will not see too many color changes of yellow, orange, red or deep purple, like you would in Aspen or the East Coast.