Saturday, March 6, 2010


There is nothing as nice as driving North from
Los Angeles on a nice day.  There are so many fabulous views it is hard to keep your mind on the road.
 I was headed to Carpinteria to visit  PORCH, which
is about 75 miles from Los Angeles
and a little south of Santa Barbara. This store
 is one of those great remodels, they took
a bank  and turned it into a wonderful retail space.

 wide open space with high ceilings
and lots of windows to let in the light

The store reflects the indoor/outdoor lifestyle
that we so love in Southern California

blend of contemporary with classic
Mediterranean styling

with the high ceiling and open space it
lends itself to show large objects

They have a nice mix of furniture,
tabletop, textiles, gifts and plants.

and I love the touch of whimsy

the one thing that remains from the bank is
the vault, it makes a good space for special
art exhibits, showing off local artists

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