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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, and fashion. Browse the resource guide below that lists local happenings, boutique finds and design professionals.

AIASB ArchitecTours 2015

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase nine homes and businesses. The theme of this year’s ArchitecTours is “Architecture with a Story”. Each of the nine projects features an intriguing personal or construction story that profile many of the design obstacles encountered during the building process.


NMA Architects Coastal Retreat in Carpinteria

The owner’s list of requirements when developing this stunning property on the bluffs of Carpinteria included bedrooms for the couple’s grown sons, well-appointed guest quarters, a tennis court, swimming pool and multiple spaces for entertaining.


Dana Berkus Designs Malibu Residence Interiors

This Malibu home, designed by noted architect Barry Berkus, covers just over 6,000 square feet, and is located on a one acre lot. The entry into the home is magnificent, with the 10 ft. high pair of glass entry doors inviting one into the home, providing immediate views of the pool and Pacific Ocean beyond.


The Wayfarer Hostel in the Funk Zone

Santa Barbara may be known for its classic Spanish colonial architecture, but The Wayfarer, a new contemporary hostel in the vibrant Funk Zone neighborhood, brings a refreshing aesthetic. Combining industrial materials, a beach-oriented color palette and unpredictable touches, the 100-bed, 31-room hostel offers guests a modern social travel experience. Built by Young Construction, The Wayfarer […]


Hermes Dinnerware at Coast 2 Coast Collection

From their beginnings as harness makers to European nobility and carriage trade, Hermes has become synonymous with quality and elegance. La Table Hermes produces some of today’s most stunning dinnerware patterns.  Hermes dedication to quality, design and artistic excellence is apparent in each of their dinnerware patterns.


California Bungalow in Santa Barbara

This quintessential California bungalow enjoys a stunning knoll top setting with ocean, island, harbor and mountain views of Santa Barbara. Listed with Marsha Kotlyar of MK Properties.


Magnificent Mediterranean Compound

Grandeur, elegance and a finely reputed history combine in this sprawling Montecito villa. Commanding over 4.5 captivating acres on the original El Mirador estate, beneath the statuesque Santa Ynez Mountains, this exceptional estate is without parallel. The property is listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito.


DLG Lighting Online Lighting Design

With a cohesive collection of one-of-a-kind wrought iron exterior fixtures, and an array of online resources, the DLG Lighting website is a dream come true for the design professional looking for custom quality lighting.


Ann James Designs Montecito Condo

Interior designer Ann James creates a pied-à-terre in a new development on Coast Village Road. The mixed-use project includes two condos, which both sold before they went on the market because of the highly desirable location.


Ensberg Jacobs Design Architects Kitchen Remodel

This house in the Samarkand neighborhood was originally part of the 1928 Sansum Estate, located just west of Oak Park in Santa Barbara. The property was divided and sold and the 2 story Caretaker’s House and Guest Cottage were split off as a separate parcel and private residence, located just down the drive from the […]


Spanish Colonial Revival in Hope Ranch

A  desire to protect the architectural integrity of this home, designed by Alexander Bertrand Harmer in 1927, was one of the goals of this remodel. With only a modest addition of 650 sq. ft. to create a small office off the kitchen on the first floor and a 2nd story office space with an external […]


Folio Press & Paperie Gifts and Cards

folio press & paperie’s retail store, located on Motor Way on lower State Street, offers a selection of high quality journals, gift wrapping supplies, scented candles, jewelry and fashion accessories, children’s items, books and calendars. Stop in and peruse their selection of gifts and greeting cards.