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A Little of This, a Little of That
November, 2012 - Issue #97
The Gervasi's Stevenson Ranch home is a little Tuscan, a little Country French and a lot "borrowed." If, as some say, plagiarism is the highest form of flattery, then Lesley Gervasi has a long list of people and places she's flattered.

"Everything we have is because we see it and love it, then bring it into our own home and make it work," says the frequent traveler, who notes well-appointed hotels as one of her most common places to find decor inspiration. She jokes, "We pinch and steal what we like!"

The humble homeowner, all too eager to give others credit for the fine flow of her home, does have one philosophy she claims for herself. "Our theme through it all is that we want to balance 'nice' with 'comfortable.' We have been able to create a home where it's not obvious that two kids live here. At the same time, our home is somewhere that, at the end of the day, everyone can snuggle up and relax," says Gervasi.

left The family room embodies the homeowner
left The family room embodies the homeowner's philosophy of "pinching and stealing what we like." The room's unique lamps were selected from La Via Bella. A touch of warmth and whimsy come courtesy of blankets purchased from Don't Freak it's Faux. Th

above Refinished cabinets brighten the kitchen, while decorative scrollwork by Murals by Pam adds interest and depth to the space.
above Refinished cabinets brighten the kitchen, while decorative scrollwork by Murals by Pam adds interest and depth to the space.

above An antiqued dining set highlighted with touches of gold and silver are capped by the lavishly-finished recessed ceiling created by Murals by Pam. Accessories were sourced from La Via Bella. The dramatic chandelier was purchased from, and instal
above An antiqued dining set highlighted with touches of gold and silver are capped by the lavishly-finished recessed ceiling created by Murals by Pam. Accessories were sourced from La Via Bella. The dramatic chandelier was purchased from, and instal

right The master bedroom
right The master bedroom's recessed ceiling plays tricks on the eye, thanks to dimension-adding fine faux finishing and accent work by Murals by Pam. She also is responsible for the "Bella Notte" scrollwork above the bed. A delicate leopard-print ado

above The little girl
above The little girl's room contrasts sharp zebra prints with baby-pink paint and accessories. Custom shutters created by Alpine Shutters soften the sun's harsh glare. Crown moulding, installed by Hahnco, completes the look. right The guestroom boas
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