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Get the Look Decor: Artist’s Retreat

Jan 8, 2012

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

This weekend’s Get the Look Decor comes from Elka Karl, editor at CasaSugar. Elka lives in Berkeley with her husband Peter, son Uli and dog Ozzie. For the new year she’s continuing to sketch out plans for a backhouse, where she can have a proper office and her husband can have a peaceful place to blast heavy metal.

In mid-November, I traveled up the California coast to Jenner (population just around 100) to meet Clare Elsaesser and Kai Samuels-Davis, an artist couple who live and work out of their cottage in this tiny seaside town. Clare and Kai welcomed me into their beautiful home, where a fire was lit in the wood-burning stove, and candles chased away the chill on that rainy November afternoon.

[Left to right, top row: Extra large knit pouf by marymarieknits; Tapered wood lamp by ThreeElementsStudios; Decorative pillow cover by chicdecorpillows; Left to right, bottom row: Collage print by karineleger2; Rustic coffee table by thezenartist; Infinite Murk / Horrible Parrot by HeartPumpArts.]

How did you find your home?
I found our home on Craigslist, and we chose it because it has studio space for both my sweetheart Kai and me, a plethora of bathrooms and an amazing view! Just the two of us live here, so it feels nice and roomy.

How did you come to live in Jenner?
We lived 15 minutes south in Bodega Bay for the past two years, in a small house where I worked in a closet-size space. As work got busier, we decided it was time to move, but we really wanted to stay in the area, and on the coast.

What are your favorite rooms in your home?
I love pretty much every room, and am even warming up to the very dark, wood-paneled den despite its creepy ’70s feel.

How do you feel about living in such a small community? 
We love the smallness of Jenner, and the somewhat remote nature of the town. We are both hermits, so this secluded lifestyle really works. Grocery shopping is a challenge, as it takes about an hour to get to most of the markets. We shop once a week, and it is usually an all-day affair, which is a bit exhausting.

[Left to right, top row: Under window bookcase by matthewholdren; And close your eyes by windylanestudio; Vintage Harman Kardon reciever by myunclesattic; Left to right, bottom row: Mid Century ClassMate chair by DivineOrders; Farm table by RelicFarmTables; Vintage opera binoculars by trottinette.]

Where is the living room furniture sourced?
Our living room furniture comes from a variety of places. Kai made most of the wooden things: our dining room table, coffee table, and bookshelf with a built-in mini bar. There are two thrift store chairs my parents had for a while and decided to part with, our cheapo Cost Plus couch and various other thrift store and vintage finds.

Whose artwork is featured in the home besides your artwork and Kai’s?
We have a lot of amazing artwork from Kai’s sister, Esther Samuels-Davis, and a really great painting by her boyfriend Marcos Weiss. Everything else comes from either vintage and thrift stores or Etsy. We have work by Brooke Wandall, two Jeremy Miranda paintings, two drawings by Justin Durand, a Britt Hermann painting, a Debbie Carlos poster and a really neat little painting by Laura Ferrara, and I know I’m forgetting a couple artists…

What’s the story behind the photo of the embracing couple with the covered heads?
The embracing couple is one of my favorites! It is by an Etsy artist, Gabriella Sanchez, and is a take on a Magritte painting.

[Left to right: Hand-forged carbon knife by BloodrootBladesTea towel by knifeinthewater;Vintage spice rack by PosiesVintageParlor.

Can you tell me more about your fantastic spice rack?
Kai (of course) made the spice rack. He is definitely the cook in our house, and it was important for him to have a very thorough and organized spice rack. It’s made out of reclaimed “tasting sticks” (wood that was used to flavor wine as though it were aged in oak barrels).

Do you often eat at the kitchen counter? 
We eat lunch at the kitchen counter. Seals go by in the river, and a variety of large birds can be seen at any given time. Our favorite counter activity is spying on the kayakers floating down the river with our ancient, poorly working binoculars.

What are some of the challenges of decorating within the confines of the space? 
Renting a home always seems to come with the same challenges. In this case we have a wonderful landlord, but she wants the space to remain hers, so the whitewashed walls and ceilings, and the wood paneling in the den can’t be changed. I think we try to balance out the bothersome elements with distractions, like lots of art on the walls.

[Left to right, top row: November large print by tastesorangey; Table Lamp by Lampified; Skin print by erosturannos; Left to right, bottom row: Human skull ceramic votive by mudpuppy; Embroidered signpost cushion by enhabiten; Daybreak wind up alarm clock by thetinyflea.]

Where did you find the red lamp in your bedroom?
I grew up with the red lamp, and was able to steal it from my parents in the chaos of moving, when they left my childhood home.

Is the painting above your bed yours? 
The painting above our bed is actually both of ours. It’s the only painting we’ve ever worked on together. I started it, and didn’t know where to go, so we both took turns until we were happy.

What future plans do you have for your home?
Kai is planning to make more reclaimed wood furniture, including a headboard and nightstands for our bed. We really want to set up the deck/patio so it can be a fun outdoor space. Oh, and we are on the lookout for a canoe… with a motor.

[Left to right, top row: Ladder – original on paper by jeremymiranda; Soy candles by Luminology; Mid Century blue kitchen chair by DaveysVintage; Left to right, bottom row: Ocean painting by behindourhouses ; Reclaimed barnwood bench by LotusWoodcrafts; Green glass air plant vase by toHOLD.]

Can you tell me more about the vintage photographs in the bathroom?
Oh, we love them! We found them at the Salvation Army in Pasadena when we first moved in together, and have moved them with us to six houses. After scouring the Internet, we decided they must have been taken on a Greek vacation, and I would like nothing more than to find the spot from the photos and re-create them. (Kai could be the little kid in the hammock.)

Visit CasaSugar to check out the rest of Clare and Kai’s cozy seaside artist’s cottage and read the rest of their interview. For more fun with Casa Sugar, check out CasaSugar’s Coveted Crib series or CasaSugar’s Etsy Finds.

Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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  • pipapiep

    pipapiep said 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 6 years ago

    Love it all!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful spaces and a view of water, too! Terrific home. Thanks for sharing it!

  • RitaVanTassel

    RitaVanTassel said 6 years ago

    Now that is my kind of space. I adore spaces that are artfully filled - lots of pictures hanging everywhere, weird surprise touches. A space that is filled with human touches feels so much more warm and LIVED in. I'm not one for minimalist staging at all. :)

  • erinswindow

    erinswindow said 6 years ago

    YES! Love those spaces and decorations! Beautiful....

  • alipainting

    alipainting said 6 years ago

    I LOVE the artwork... beautiful!

  • kclarkphotography

    kclarkphotography said 6 years ago

    Feels like a wonderful creatives space. Thanks for sharing it.

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers said 6 years ago

    Beautiful space. What a fab job making it yours even though you rent and can't change the walls :)

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful!!!

  • GracefullyGirly

    GracefullyGirly said 6 years ago

    Jenner is such a beautiful place! This makes me miss the ocean, for sure.

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! ...your house, your art, and Kai's art.

  • chiquiita

    chiquiita said 6 years ago

    I love your is such a unique space, that is a home!!!

  • volkerwandering

    volkerwandering said 6 years ago


  • catnapcottage

    catnapcottage said 6 years ago

    i love all the neutrals and the wood! great space! thanks for sharing!

  • LeobellaBoutique

    LeobellaBoutique said 6 years ago

    A beautiful creative and soulful space. A warm and inviting home, congratulations!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    You have the sweetest of sweet home. I adore the table underneath the nude figure painting...along with that receiver...we have a very similar way of life only now we have a two year old running rampid!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago


  • readwritebooks

    readwritebooks said 6 years ago

    love all the artwork... a perfect space!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 6 years ago

    love your home and style...lovin that knit pouf

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 6 years ago

    Congrats on this beautiful interview. I had no idea two of my favorite Etsy painters were mates. Am I the last to know? xo to you both.

  • littlebrownpen

    littlebrownpen said 6 years ago

    This is fantastic! Love everything.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    I love this!! Amazing style!

  • ddfoto

    ddfoto said 6 years ago

    I love all the wall art...great article.

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 6 years ago

    The reclaimed wood pieces are marvelous, much better than something from a furniture. I'm a fan of your art collection as well, it's inspiring me finally put up all the art I've been collecting without worrying so much abou placement.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous home! Full of vintage details. :)

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a dream! I love your artwork! . Very nice article, congrats! I would love to see more like this:)

  • EndQuotes

    EndQuotes said 6 years ago

    What a wonderful post!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 6 years ago

    OMG!!!! that house is gorgeous!!! i am in love with it! I am back with a lot of new work. I took a little break from my home decor items, but new beautiful pillows by tomorrow. have a terrific sunday everyone.

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 6 years ago

    from what I can see the view from the windows is truly spectacular, and the art as well!!!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 6 years ago!

  • timelessNchic

    timelessNchic said 6 years ago

    Dark and cozy ! Love the simple unique touches here and there... awesome abode... thanks for "letting us in".. Hugs Courtney

  • JanJat

    JanJat said 6 years ago

    Love the artwork and the cosy rustic feel! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and that spice rack is a dream!!

  • fondueavenue

    fondueavenue said 6 years ago

    Love the cozy feel and the art is so cool!

  • delmarlady

    delmarlady said 6 years ago

    This is why I love Etsy! Learning about such interesting and talented people such as Clare and Kai. Thank you for sharing a part of your life!

  • Bumbleweedz

    Bumbleweedz said 6 years ago


  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your artful home!

  • Yokoo

    Yokoo said 6 years ago

    Make room, I'm moving in!

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 6 years ago

    What a lovely home!!!

  • PaperAltar

    PaperAltar said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful home & fabulous work - thank you for sharing. The area you live in is gorgeous. Your kitchen view is ridiculously amazing ! We checked out that part of the world before deciding to move back East...that kitchen view makes me think twice.

  • studiopax

    studiopax said 6 years ago

    Love it. The essence of northern California.

  • inmyigloo

    inmyigloo said 6 years ago

    This is my favorite favorite. I love that it looks like people actually live here and use the space, as it gives the space itself its own beautiful beating heart.

  • madebyzigzag

    madebyzigzag said 6 years ago

    Love Love Love all the artwork!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 6 years ago

    I always assumed these stories were always about folks who own their own's inspiring to know that is not the case. Thanks for sharing your story with us and photos of your lovely and homey home.

  • UnderMilkWood

    UnderMilkWood said 6 years ago

    Very beautiful feature, really is a retreat, as home should be.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home! And I love the spice racks! Thanks for sharing!

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround said 6 years ago

    Love the kitchen!

  • TheGildedTassel

    TheGildedTassel said 6 years ago

    Love this....thanks for sharing:)

  • BelieveInHappy

    BelieveInHappy said 6 years ago

    I love that you both worked on the painting above your bed... you should do more like that! Very cool.

  • bluepiedesigns

    bluepiedesigns said 6 years ago

    you are so lucky! thanks for sharing your beautiful space!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! Love the artwork. Thanks for the peek.

  • cottonbirddesigns

    cottonbirddesigns said 6 years ago

    Inspiring home!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 6 years ago

    Lovely home!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 6 years ago

    love seeing you are work and that of other painters featured here as well!... your home is inspirational and the views out the kitchen window... magical!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    I love your work and your home is lovely. Very eclectic.

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 6 years ago

    Awesome art decoration!

  • thecooperscottage

    thecooperscottage said 6 years ago


  • PrincesaAnastasia

    PrincesaAnastasia said 6 years ago

    nice place to live, hard place to live, easy place to leave

  • NDMStudios

    NDMStudios said 6 years ago

    Great article. Very inspiring :)

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 6 years ago

    Earthy look home...pretty!

  • gumo

    gumo said 6 years ago

    Sounds and looks idyllic and such fab views too! Thanks for sharing x

  • glusk

    glusk said 6 years ago

    what a lovely home!

  • riverluna

    riverluna said 6 years ago

    Love this! I want to redecorate now.

  • Auntiesoapworts

    Auntiesoapworts said 6 years ago

    Fabo article--I love seeing a home filled to the bring with good art and artisans.

  • wrightsan

    wrightsan said 6 years ago

    You can imagine beautiful things being created in this place!

  • beachyrustica

    beachyrustica said 6 years ago

    That corner sink in the bathroom is very cool! :)

  • elisemahan

    elisemahan said 6 years ago

    stunning article and imagery, thank you for the view into the perfect artist retreat!

  • traceydumont

    traceydumont said 6 years ago

    Looooove it all. *grin*

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 6 years ago

    Such a great refuge of home Clare, Really loved the way you made it your own although its rended and you can't make a lot of changes. We also leave this way for long time and find it really amusing to adapt to a new space , giving it our personality without braking walls thanks you and Elka for sharing

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 6 years ago


  • GlowingGlassStudio

    GlowingGlassStudio said 6 years ago

    I love seeing what other people do to their homes....especially artistic people. Very creative.

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 6 years ago

    Such a lovely and warm home. Beautiful artwork as well. Congratulations!

  • riricreations

    riricreations said 6 years ago

    I want to see more of that amazing view~ and love all the artwork!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 6 years ago

    Looks like a cozy home full of beautiful inspiration!

  • theBeadAerie

    theBeadAerie said 6 years ago

    Clare this is wonderful! Your home has such style and grace - not surprising, given the two uber talented artists who live there. Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of your little paradise in Jenner! xo

  • dbailey

    dbailey said 6 years ago

    I have one of Claire's originals. I work as the director of a fine art festival ... which means I have _a lot_ of art ... and if there were to ever be a fire, her's is one I'd save (because I have actually thought this through, some lazy Sunday afternoon). What an unexpected pleasure to be invited into their home!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 6 years ago


  • anticovalore

    anticovalore said 6 years ago

    that's the style i love!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    just so beautiful! xx

  • madelinefeliciano

    madelinefeliciano said 6 years ago

    Love the look of the home it has a cozy look.

  • jriblings

    jriblings said 6 years ago

    This is a really great looking collection that you've compiled. It looks so cozy and inviting.

  • blainedesign

    blainedesign said 6 years ago

    Jenner is one of my favorite towns on the California coast. Jealous, jealous, jealous!

  • Oldylocks

    Oldylocks said 6 years ago

    I love the artwork, great house too!

  • Joyflower

    Joyflower said 6 years ago

    Thank you for a peek into your home and your aesthetique. Very sweet!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 6 years ago

    Cozy and comfy home, like your style as well and I enjoyed the read, thanks for sharing with all of us your dwelling place.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Lovely decor! Nice and cozy!

  • johnyrocks

    johnyrocks said 6 years ago

    Wonderful decor thanks for sharing!!!

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 6 years ago

    I want to escape to such an awesome room, great stuff!

  • enricobonazza

    enricobonazza said 6 years ago

    Mi piacciono molto i tuoi ritratti,li trovo spontanei ,non studiati.

  • sandraberney

    sandraberney said 6 years ago

    Looks so cozy. Thanks for sharing!

  • LauraBoyea

    LauraBoyea said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful home! I love the choice and amount of art and I can't stop staring at that gorgeous coffee table. Thank you for sharing.

  • packmatthews

    packmatthews said 6 years ago

    It's a confirmation of a good designer when they can artfully decorate a small space to feel so inviting, homey and emotionally spacious.

  • HelenGotlib

    HelenGotlib said 6 years ago

    Love her paintings! :)

  • seule771

    seule771 said 6 years ago

    Really lovely; depicting quietude in the means.

  • ShabbyNChic

    ShabbyNChic said 6 years ago

    Your home looks so warm and comfortable. That's what I have always aimed for in our home. I love it!

  • naturalwooddesign

    naturalwooddesign said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home!! Lovely work !!

  • TheVintageApartment

    TheVintageApartment said 6 years ago

    Hello Clare! It is so lovely to see your home featured & to get to find out more about you & Kai! I am extremely jealous of Kai's talent at woodworking - that spice rack is glorious, as are the other pieces he's created. Love seeing all of the artwork filling your home with warmth & stories! I love the visual of sitting at the kitchen counter & looking through old binoculars at the river below.

  • comeonworkitout

    comeonworkitout said 6 years ago

    Love the personal touches throughout, and warmth created with fire!!!

  • comeonworkitout

    comeonworkitout said 6 years ago

    **also jealous of the Kai woodworking situation!! Always admire a man in the home creating pieces that will last cool.**

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    LOVE her house, So cool. :-) xx ELVintage

  • catiques

    catiques said 6 years ago

    Love the article and also I love the pictures of the house. Thanks for sharing

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Looks very comfy!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 6 years ago

    Oh Clare, I love your house! I've always loved your work and am so happy that you shared with us! Love the furniture that Kai designed and made, it's always ideal when a couple can share their creative talents! All the best!!! :>)

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 6 years ago

    Such an intimate space.

  • vickiedeal2

    vickiedeal2 said 6 years ago

    What a beautiful home to inspire your creativity!

  • jamieribisi

    jamieribisi said 6 years ago

    LOVE seeing people's art collection!!! keep them coming!!

  • kiranofindaly

    kiranofindaly said 6 years ago

    Simply beautiful home.

  • designbyaimee

    designbyaimee said 6 years ago

    So beautiful, dark but cosy! I'd love to spend the winter there!

  • alexibon

    alexibon said 6 years ago

    What a lovely place you both share -- and your work is wonderful. Congratulations!

  • TheVintageApartment

    TheVintageApartment said 6 years ago

    * Etsy techie note = the links to the Etsy artists that Clare listed are broken. they are being sent to "blog/en/shop/name" instead of "shop/name"

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 6 years ago

    this is my kind of crib ~*~

  • elleestpetite

    elleestpetite said 6 years ago

    What a nice home you've created. And that spice rack is simply amazing!

  • TheAluminumMonster

    TheAluminumMonster said 6 years ago

    Oh golly, I am unbeliveably jealous. I would love to have a house like this :)

  • peshka

    peshka said 6 years ago

    Wo ho love it!! So beautiful!


    LANCERIKA said 6 years ago

    A haPPYsweet,one of a kind heavenly home to dream away.. all the best to both of you:)

  • PurpleIriss

    PurpleIriss said 6 years ago

    Warm... inviting :)

  • spoolandsparrowshop

    spoolandsparrowshop said 6 years ago

    Such an inviting and livable home. And I love the work of both of these talented artists.

  • cadreams

    cadreams said 6 years ago

    So cozy-like stepping inside a dream!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Beautiful I love how homely your place feels, a cozy hideaway!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    Cozy !

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 6 years ago

    I love this... this is the look I've been going for in my Chicago apartment. Despite living smack dab in a noisy city, I want it to feel homey, peaceful and comfortable and this has inspired my so much! Thank you!

  • dawnhouser

    dawnhouser said 6 years ago

    you have raised the bar on homes to showcase now. pure loveliness. that woodburning stove puts mine back on my list.

  • tableclothpad

    tableclothpad said 6 years ago

    WOw is so nice i love this.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 6 years ago

    what an awesome creative space. i want to eat lunch and see seals ;) best wishes for your future!!

  • fhed

    fhed said 6 years ago


  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 6 years ago

    beautiful home, thanks for sharing!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    mattyhandmadecrafts said 6 years ago


  • aristocratandthat

    aristocratandthat said 6 years ago

    Really digging those rooms .. love the wood coffee table and all the pics on the wall in close proximity , I hang mine like that too, such a cozy room !

  • Gazerie

    Gazerie said 6 years ago

    love the cosy feel... I love being surrounded by my favourite objects. My boyfriend calls it cluttered but I hate bare and minimalist. I like bits and pieces of my life. Everything with a meaning or memory attached. Trinkets from travels, Furniture my dad made. Linen my mum lovingly bought for me when I first moved out of home and she was helping me set up my own place :) I'd love a cosy looking place like this!

  • RenataandJonathan

    RenataandJonathan said 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing ! Creative space :)

  • dawnatthemarket

    dawnatthemarket said 6 years ago

    the loveliest house ever!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 6 years ago

    I don't think it was until we said goodbuy to rented accommodation that we realised just how limiting it can be to live in some one else's space. We spent about the first 6 months in our own place just gazing around stunned at the enormity of the thought that we could do whatever we wanted with it! :-) You seem to have the knack of using your own moveable possessions to make it look like home, & have made it into a lovely cosy family space.

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 6 years ago

    Love the bathtub table!!

  • FunFancifulFlowers

    FunFancifulFlowers said 6 years ago

    very comfy, cosy, personal, I like it

  • redbirdsstudio

    redbirdsstudio said 6 years ago

    I loved the home -- makes me want to change my plans to visit the desert next and instead go to the beach!

  • 1978daniela

    1978daniela said 6 years ago

    love it... almost like mine...

  • islandfitz

    islandfitz said 6 years ago

    I really LOVE all this, thank you for posting. I need to take some serious pointers!

  • aurianeroma

    aurianeroma said 6 years ago


  • PuchiMo

    PuchiMo said 6 years ago

    Really NICE !!

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    SpaGoddess said 6 years ago


  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 6 years ago

    Clare happy to take a peek into your space where you and Kai create and live! What a beautiful mix of unique pieces and I can feel the comfort throughout, you have taken a rented space and made it your own !

  • slatevintager

    slatevintager said 6 years ago

    Great article and love all the artworks and decor. Good luck for everything!

  • sianykitty

    sianykitty said 6 years ago

    your house is artistic and so personal.. I <3 the bathroom, and the corner of the livingroom looks super cozy!

  • ACESfinds

    ACESfinds said 6 years ago

    Lovely! Such a serene and calm habitat! Thanks for sharing~

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 6 years ago

    This is lovely - thank you! :)

  • OsageOrangeStudio

    OsageOrangeStudio said 6 years ago

    So cool Clare to see the feature here on Etsy! Love your place - it is so absolutely warm & cozy. Your home relates so well to your work too. I can see you in both!

  • KittyStoykovich

    KittyStoykovich said 6 years ago

    Love it! Just what I would want :)

  • nanimoku

    nanimoku said 6 years ago

    Thank you for letting us gaze into your creative space. I love it an it helps inspire me. Where we create is so important and I always wonder who does what where. My space is so messy looking, but I know where most everything is. If I put it away, then I loose my creative flow. I need to see everything all the time. Anyone else like that?

  • CocoBijou

    CocoBijou said 6 years ago

    LOVE the skull with the glasses!

  • jmayoriginals

    jmayoriginals said 6 years ago

    a beautiful home! thanks for sharing.

  • InnerWild

    InnerWild said 6 years ago

    wonderful Clare and Kai. so lovely to visit.

  • halfpintsalvage

    halfpintsalvage said 6 years ago

    You guys rock--nice pad too! Looks quite relaxing.

  • ironweeds

    ironweeds said 6 years ago

    such a great look, i'm slowly bringing my apartment to this setting, it's great for when you live with the boyfriend, stylish without the girlishness

  • myunclesattic

    myunclesattic said 6 years ago

    i want a place just like this....somewhere to escape to is always nice.

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 6 years ago

    Wow - everything is so compact yet remains so stylish!

  • laurenpowersphoto

    laurenpowersphoto said 6 years ago

    beautiful space - everything looks so cozy!

  • joonijewelry

    joonijewelry said 6 years ago

    Country living is so peaceful and rich... Also coastal?? So nice!! The place looks so cozy:)

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 6 years ago

    I love your artwork! It is easy to see how your environment influences it and vise verse.. Really beautiful!

  • noraalice

    noraalice said 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork, very calming. It takes some chutzpah to follow your heart when it comes to decorating (I tend to doubt myself!) and your house is so lovely. Nice job!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • MischaLee

    MischaLee said 6 years ago

    Love it! So much personality!

  • Silverthrush

    Silverthrush said 6 years ago

    Such a gorgeous little place

  • AmberGypsySky

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  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts said 6 years ago

    Lovely home! I like the darker, more intimate environment of the living room (first picture), and all the different art pieces on the walls. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • VintageLoot

    VintageLoot said 6 years ago

    I love all of it!

  • themdollz

    themdollz said 6 years ago

    very nice!

  • MiniaturePeaces

    MiniaturePeaces said 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!!.......Spectacular!!...................Charming !!............Awesome!!! Love It !!!!

  • pasin

    pasin said 6 years ago

    Beautiful home. Love it so much....

  • kareegar

    kareegar said 6 years ago


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    kareegar said 6 years ago


  • AnatomyVintage

    AnatomyVintage said 6 years ago

    Great article! I absolutely love Claire's work and it's lovely to be able to peer inside her life! Her husbands work is beautiful too.

  • OilPaintingsDaily

    OilPaintingsDaily said 6 years ago

    Their whole environment is a work of art. It makes me long to live by the sea again.

  • klinker

    klinker said 6 years ago

    it does look cozy! and i love the view! my husband and i are destine to live in small spaces i think even when we think we'll do it different we just gravitate towards small.

  • mikewi1

    mikewi1 said 6 years ago


  • jessiewanders

    jessiewanders said 6 years ago

    This is amazing. I'm from Right by Bodega Bay (where the couple moved from) and this installment made me very homesick. Their home is amazing!

  • colleckt

    colleckt said 6 years ago

    that looks very cozy I want that in my home but like color threw up in my house i love turquoise

  • sarahskinner3

    Sarah Skinner said 5 years ago

    wow how lovely.

  • poojacampbell

    Pooja Campbell from 41GrantRoad said 5 years ago

    just came across this after finding your shop : ) I have to say your home and your art are so inspiring to me. everything seems so de-cluttered, yet you seem to be surrounded by all the things that you love. What is super is that you are renting this home, yet have made it so cosy and so "yours". love it. love the homey, beautiful art vibe.

  • septemberstation

    Julie and Jade Station from JulieandJadeVintage said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful, cozy, cool, creative home you've made. Full of warmth.

  • septemberstation

    Julie and Jade Station from JulieandJadeVintage said 4 years ago

    What a wonderfully cozy, warm, creative, personal, and beautiful home you've made :)

  • thetherapistcandles

    thetherapistcandles from TheTherapistCandles said 4 years ago

    this collection is my personal favorite!

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