“Lovely, Tranquil, and Balanced.”
See pictures of the project that made Frances Schultz of Veranda magazine head turn and claim Amodei’s work to be “Lovely, Tranquil, and Balanced.”
Design & Living your dream
Flower: You live on a beautiful property just outside Santa Barbara. Tell us a little about your home and the setting. Jennifer Amodei: The house is nestled in a 30-acre lemon orchard with two acres of formal gardens surrounding it in a small town called Somis. It truly feels like you have entered a European setting with soft, rolling hills and acres of farmland. The look is California coastal with a Provençal attitude, mixed with an Italian influence. The Italian vibe is from my husband, who was born in Sicily, so he’d prefer to call it more Italian, but my true heart is for French design, which tends to pop up when he is not looking! How would you describe your design aesthetic? I love things that are classic, not trendy. There are certain periods in architecture that will forever be beautiful because of the attention to symmetry and simplicity.
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What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Balance. We need to find time to feed every part of ourselves. Our spiritual life, our family life, our business ventures, and our physical wellbeing are intertwined. If we don’t tend to each category fully, we spin out of control.
For me, when I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and confidence, I can see how that reflects in every aspect of my life and that to me is a success.
Celebrity Kai Milla tours Amodei project
Tour Celebrity client Kai Milla’s Mediterranean masterpiece