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Fabulous Farmhouse in Placerita Canyon
May, 2017 - Issue #151

What we Love
High-contrast Beams
This Placerita Canyon kitchen's charms are many, but what really defines the space stylistically and architecturally are the stunning rustic wood beams that delineate the space.

Handy Home Management Station
Running a home is hard work; keep it organized and enjoyable with cute cubbies and photographic inspiration. We love having "command central" so close to the heart of the home! The chair was selected from Refined Vintage Boutique. 505-7175


What we Love
Sweet Accessories
The cool granite-topped island is visually warmed with the addition of sweet treats and old-time display accessories. The delicate floral pattern on the tea set adds a feminine touch of whimsy, too.

Candy-colored Kitchen Tools
Sure, a plain-jane mixing bowl gets the job done, too - but these bright and cheerful baking accessories make every kitchen task a happier one. These are used to make the homeowner's favorite scone recipe. The hand towel and pitcher were selected from MaMaison. 799-7983

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Dreamy Cream Scones
INGREDIENTS
2 C Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 T Baking Powder
3 T Sugar
1/2 t Salt
5 T Chilled, Unsalted Butter in 1/4-inch Cubes
1/2 C Currants or Chopped Cranberries
1 C Heavy Cream

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and adjust rack to middle position.

2. Place dry ingredients, except fruit, in food processor or bowl; whisk together. Cut in butter until mix resembles coarse meal; stir in currants or cranberries, then fold in heavy cream until a dough begins to form - about 30 seconds.

3. Transfer to countertop and knead until it comes together in a rough, sticky ball. Form scones by cutting dough into eight wedges.

4. Place them on ungreased baking sheet and bake until scone tops are light brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.
5. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from Smittenkitchen.com.

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What we Love
Light & Bright Dining
Ample sunlight, natural wood stain and an enviable view of greenery create the sensation of dining outside. The al-fresco-like space is contained via a fun rooster-adorned, colorful rug that both protects the hardwood floor and adds lovey texture to the space. The vase was selected from Refined Vintage Boutique. 505-7175

Vintage-styled Cake Plates
We can't get enough of the homeowner's cake plate collection, which adds a sprinkle of popping spring color, dimension and height to the otherwise-neutral countertops.

A Traditional Cup of Tea
There's something very special about sipping tea from a real china cup after it has been infused in a pot made for only this purpose. This adorable little set makes a big impression in the traditionally-set tablescape. Tea cups and tea pot are from MaMaison. 799-7983


What we Love
Modern Graphic Masters
A crisp, white duvet paired with graphic Pacific Ocean blue stripes takes center stage against a tuft sand-shaded headboard. Vintage promotional art for California beaches and a pelican display piece add to the room's theme.


What we Love
Luxurious Spa-like Baths
From the deep soaking tub to the vanity with soft, flattering lighting, this space promotes relaxation and self care. Special details abound, like a gilded mirror, herringbone tile, frameless shower door and custom storage solution.


What we Love
Cute & Casual Outdoor Dining Accessories
If "Oh, that's darling!" slips from guests' lips during an al fresco meal, you know you've done something right! Shatterproof glasses, bold ceramic bowls and pitchers, wrought-iron lanterns and aqua napkins make the space feel like a vacation. Bird feeder serving dish selected from Green Thumb (259-1072). Plates and bowls, tulips, signage and more were selected from Refined Vintage Boutique. 505-7175

Convenient Carts
We can't get enough of clever, convenient carts! Create a portable beverage station like this and roll it from your table, to poolside and beyond. Able to store drinks, extra serveware, ice buckets and more, this wrought iron piece coordinates with a variety of outdoor furniture.


What we Love
Stone Landscaping
Stone is a timeless accent that provides new SCV homes with a sense of timeless luxury. The natural element draws the eye and adds stunning texture, color and dimension.

A Beautiful Bridge
Southern California has a marked shortage of tiny, whimsical bridges - so when we see a rustic, adorable one like this, we feel like kids again.

Tiny Houses
Call it a guest house; name it "mother-in-law quarters." Whatever you call it, we wish we could call it "ours!" Multi-colored pots with flowers, gnomes and sloggers' boots were selected from Green Thumb. 259-1072
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