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 woodburning stove and candles chased away the chill on that rainy November afternoon.
Due to the weather conditions, the photos turned out a bit moodier than they might have read on a sunny day. I kind of love the effect, and can attest that Clare and Kai's art-filled home and studio spaces are just as charming and cozy in person as they look in photos. (In fact, the lovely and talented couple graciously cooked dinner for my husband, toddler, and myself and also allowed our dog entry into their abode — amazing hosts indeed!) Let's take a tour and hear what Claire has to say about their home.