The bungalow is filled with art, eclectic finds and treasures from their trips to Provence and the South of France. Many of the art pieces, like the one above, are originals painted by Jeff, who majored in fine arts in college. The faux fireplace adds an architectural element and warmth to the living area.
Tara and Jeff's collections provides a look into the playfulness of the couple and also adds a bit of whimsy to the home's mood.
Near and dear to her heart, the dining room boasts some of Tara's most prized paintings from her father's collection. *More about Frankie the pup in a minute.
Every nook and cranny of this charming home spills over with surprises. Including the kitchen who touts this fabulous 1940's O'Keefe and Merritt stove. The vintage Dutch enamel chocolate advertisement was found at The Alameda Flea Market. Colorful McCoy pottery abounds throughout the home as well.
Above are just a few of Tara's beautifully pieces of jewelry. The majority of her line has vintage pieces incorporated into the designs; many of which she has procured from her travels. You can find out more about Tara's jewelry here.
A little snuggle time for Frankie with my beautiful and exotic friend...
A peek into the bathroom, not surprisingly, the coolness continues....
The tour ends with a view onto the tropical feeling patio where these two artists can unwind after a busy day. Kantha cloths draped casually over the lawn chairs add a pop of color.
Obviously, my suspicion that Tara and Jeff's home would be filled to the brim with heart and soul proved true. Aside from the fact that I love these two dearly, their cozy cottage left me yearning to pay them another visit soon.