Our latest home tour is all kinds of gorgeous and takes place in one of our favorite towns, Santa Cruz, CA. We have been huge fans of Cameron Marks boutiques which we visited in our Girls Day Out earlier this year and we also spotlighted them this past Summer. If you are ever in Santa Cruz, it’s a must visit with something for everyone, the stores were also featured on Glitter Guide yesterday. The boutiques are so well curated with original and beautiful goods that we weren’t all to surprised to see that owner, Vanessa Ambrose’s home, was just as eye catching and stunning. Vanessa is a native Australian who has called California her home for the past 18 years, a successful business woman who is as inspiring as she is talented. What can we say, we have a lot of love for creative women entrepreneurs, and if you are anything like us you’ll basically want to be her after reading this post. Vanessa was kind enough to invite us into her home and share her thoughts on life, home decor and of course, her business.
Now let’s take a peek inside her creative mind and home with these gorgeous photos by our gal and another Santa Cruz local, Carlie Statsky…
Let’s start with her gorgeous dining room and that unbelievable wall hanging she brought home from her travels to Greece.
One of my most favorite things to do is to wake up before dawn on a Sunday (when I’m not working the store…) and head up to the Alameda Antique Market which I love to potter around for hours. It’s also hard to walk past a good vintage or Goodwill store and not go in for at least a peek. Then there’s Ikea, if u pick it right and choose pieces that don’t have ikea plastered all over them, is a great source as well. Believe it or not, my couch is Ikea but by simply ordering wooden legs for it from a company in Sweden, I was able to elevate it slightly and give it my own touch.