November 30, 2011 at 5:57 AM 4 comments

Yesterday, I was researching an item for a client, when this image came up. It stopped me in my tracks and I knew that I had to get back to the image once I was done with my workday.

Here is what I saw…

Did you just die and go to heaven? Everything about this front entry is perfect. I am in love. The black and white canopy stripes, the dogs with their collars, the manicured shrubs. I die.

The drapes are from Ballard Designs and they are a great indoor/outdoor fabric. I’m waiting on a bench in that exact fabric to arrive for a client – I can’t wait to see it.

This beautiful entryway belongs to Terri Long; she is the writer for the blog: La Dolfina and she is also part owner of a store in Oakland: Little Shop of Hoarders. You know I’m going to be paying that store a very long visit. Here’s a peak at it…

Fabulous! Couldn’t you just lose all sense of time in this store? So happy to have stumbled upon Terri’s fabulous entryway, which lead me to her amazing blog, awesome shop and possibly even a local Alameda Antqiues Fair shopping buddy.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beatrice  |  November 30, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    That was a great good morning greeting. I too love the entry with all the details; the black and white theme is so elegant. The shop looks fabulous. I know where you are going to be on Saturday! And Kate, thanks so much for your Thanksgiving blog. My day isn’t complete until I read what you have to say each morning.

  • 2. Gretchen  |  November 30, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    I love the ottoman in her shop! Wishing shipping from CA to AK was just a little bit more reasonable… Your blog is a lovely little bright spot in my morning every day – coffee and Kate Collins Interiors = happiness.

  • 3. jill  |  November 30, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    It’s just like that IKEA striped fabric we were talking about a couple of weeks ago! I may have to go back and get the black and white stripe now. I went back the day after I saw you and they were out of both the green and the yellow 😦 The black and white is so elegant!

  • 4. The Vintique Object  |  December 6, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Kate, let me know when you head this way. I’d love to meet you at Terri’s shop. it’s just a few blocks from my house, and we’ve been meaning to get together for a chicken sandwich from Bakesale Betty. Mmmm. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a design blog get together!



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