Monday’s Masterpiece – a little slice of Italy in California

So continuing the Europe-theme design bender I seem to be on right now, let’s take a look at this Mediterranean style Californian home designed by M. Elle Design, featured in Elle Decor recently – wow, that’s a bit of a mouthful.  It literally could have been picked up in Tuscany and plonked down on the other side of the Atlantic.

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A smidge more trad than I would usually go for but this ‘grown up’ look is seriously up my strada right now.

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Insane views and an INSANE kitchen.  Not a bad place for a nice Chianti and molto bruschetta, ha!  Okay toning down the Italy references now…

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More trad but stylish lovin’ – this striped runner/flowy curtain jobby is pretty fantastic:

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Errr, as is this terrace – can you imagine having this as your view?!!!!

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Ok, there are no words in my head to describe these next two, please take a moment to swoo-ooo-ooon:

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Here are a few more of their portfolio.  Ok, slightly more than a few, ahem.

These bunks are just fantastic, making me want to go to a sleepover for the first time in 20 years…

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They have a few delectable bathrooms to their name – this one on the RHS has had me all in a tizzy for a good few years now:

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And I’m loving these Moravian star pendants – see here for more of these goodies!

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Couple of gorgeous calming bedrooms:

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And do you remember this insane Hermes-accented living room from a couple of years back?  Jaw on the floor:

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See here for the full shebang, go on take a peek.


So what so you think of this portfolio?  Is it your cuppa?  Or should I say espresso?!


  1. Lilli says:

    Ciao Elly! Oh wow! What a great way to start the day with this amazing inspiration! The Mediterranean style Californian home is just amazing, being Italian I cannot love more your choice! Wish I lived there, is truly inspiring seeing at the pics! Also I liked the portfolio, they should make my dream home!:) Have a great start of the week, baci!:)

  2. emily @ Town And Country Shuffle says:

    Hi Elly,

    I love that stripped runner too. It “echoes” the beamed ceiling. I don’t like horizontal symmetry in a room, but this works for me….

    Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

  3. pitgat says:

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    here are amazing! Thanks for that and your lovely comments! They mean a lot to
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