It all started with innocent browsing on Architectural Digest when I just happened to stumble across my dream home. Now I want to buy a house and gut it out and redesign it, and redecorate it with Monterey furniture, and southwestern antiques. Seriously, all I've been doing the last couple of nights is looking at what homes are for sale in the cities we want to live in. I found a couple of potential homes and got really excited, but HF brought me back down from my crazed episode and reminded me that we aren't quite ready to buy our own home yet, but soon. Soon as in the next couple of years. And even then I won't be able to have Diane Keaton's home. That's okay. But I would sure like to emulate the decor.
I go through house hungry phases. Right now is one of those phases. Mostly it has to do with my pervy next door neighbor and the fact that we live down the street from a variety of services such as the food bank, some drug houses, and many state sponsered housing complexes. That brings a lot of "excitement" to our neck of the woods. Not the kind of neighborhood you take your kid trick-or-treating in. In fact, on Halloween, our neighborhood is dead. Children are not heard or seen 'round these parts on Halloween. At night, the chidren and I are lulled to sleep by the sounds of trains and police sirens. Except now, the police sirens make me think of HF, which is kind of nice. . . I guess. Anyway, our neighborhood is one of the worst in the city, and I am dying to get out. I'm all for helping the homeless and all that, but when you are outside playing with your kids and a crazy hippie in a motorized wheelchair comes towards you at top speed, laughing maniacally and mumbling outloud something about "taking you home with him" (true story), it's just not where you want to raise a family, you know?
So these are some pictures from Diane Keaton's gorgeous home that you can see online at the Architectural Digest. I love the Spanish Colonial style. I love southwestern. I know a lot of people don't, but this is just stunning to me. In my opinion, she has achieved perfection with the design and decoration of this home. What do you think? Are you with me on this home, or do you prefer another style?
I am a rookie police wife. My husband HF graduated the police academy in May 2009. We are the proud parents of three children ages 8-14. We are also a proud police family and feel like this is what we were meant to do. Life is good.