Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A California Home Designed by Rita Konig

As I've mentioned before, Rita Konig is my all-time favorite interior designer. Her use of color, pattern, and antiques give homes a whimsical yet timeless vibe that always feels comfortable and lived-in. So when I saw on her Instagram account that Elle Decor was featuring a home she decorated in their March issue, I knew I would have to get my hands on it!

The property, now owned by Mark & Blythe Harris {founder of Stella & Dot}, was an abandoned 19th-century summer camp located in Northern California. The couple found Rita's work in a shelter magazine and together they spent three years renovating the eclectic property into a family home.

"We spent a lot of time imagining what would go on in the house," says Konig, who quickly began acquiring things that would lend character and warmth to its rooms. "The Harrises believe in details and discoveries, and they trusted me. So I'd buy something odd, like a ship in a bottle or a stuffed seagull—I mean, who bothers to stuff a seagull?—and they'd get excited about it. Other clients might say, 'That's a detail; we can deal with it later.' But they understood that sometimes, little things matter most." 

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