My Houzz: A Rich Blend of Old and New
An interior designer's whimsical collections fill up her Southern California, wine country home
Much like the Temecula city motto, “Old Traditions, New Opportunities," the home of Deidre and Steve West is a welcoming blend of creatively arranged new and old treasures. With a background in interior design, Deirdre has taken full advantage of her talents with everything from paint colors, to materials, to placement of furniture and artwork. “I like to mix antiques and unusual items with new pieces. I am a collector of things," says Deidre.
The West family moved to the Southern California wine country community of Temecula from the coastal Orange County town of Capistrano Beach in 2005. “We actually had our name in a lottery for another home further down the freeway and lost out on it," Deidre says. "At the time, I was in Colorado with my ailing father, and my husband actually purchased the home alone. I loved the open entryway, especially the turret design.” What the Wests love most about their home city is that it has two interesting areas for tourism: the wineries, and Old Town for shopping.
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: Deidre and Steve West, daughter Nicole (age 10), dogs Sandy and Pom Pom
Location: Temecula, California
Size: 3,100 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
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