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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.

Porch Home & Garden Fall Season

Inspiring harmony between the indoors and the outdoors, porch offers a combination of uncommon and contemporary selections for your home and garden. Throughout the Carpinteria store, you’ll find eco-friendly furniture, and decorative accents made from all the elements of nature — metal, stone, wood and leather.

DesignARC Riviera Modern

DesignARC replaced a run-down and aging duplex with two modern homes. Although the unique creek-side site proposed significant challenges, the clients wanted to rebuild on the lush Riviera hillside. The challenges presented were ultimately overcome through a thorough and careful study of site conditions.


Reed Interiors Natural Floor Coverings

The Carpinteria showroom offers a wide variety of floor coverings and rugs that are made from the finest Sisal, Wool, Seagrass, Jute, Cheena®, and Coir fibers. Custom rugs are available by choosing from over 250 materials and border materials.


Antiques & Decorative Arts Show to Benefit CALM

Beginning Friday October 17th and continuing through the weekend, the Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show and Sale to Benefit CALM, held at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and decorative pieces by dealers from all over the west coast. 


C’est Cheese Classes for Fall/Winter

These popular classes, held at the new C’est Cheese Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara. The theme changes from month to month, but most classes feature about 5 cheeses paired with wine, select beer and various artisan foods. The cheeses that are featured are available for purchase after each class.

Blu Homes Breezehouse Tours Agoura Hills

Intrigued by prefab, but unclear on the concept or the execution? Take the opportunity to explore a luxury prefab from Blu® Homes, Inc. in person. This September, design and architecture fans can tour the first-ever Real Simple and This Old House “2014 Dream Home of the Year” in the Agoura Hills, CA.

AIA ArchitecTours 2014

This annual public tour highlights the latest in Santa Barbara design by AIA architects.  The theme this year is “Sustainable Living” and focuses on sustainability, re-use, environmental compatibility, and energy economy.  A tour of eight projects ranging from new and remodeled houses, multi-family residences, and forward-thinking commercial/institutional designs. 

San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos, Greece

This unique boutique hotel features 33 picturesque white-washed rooms, including 2 generous suites, all located within the secluded property.


Ojai Holiday Home Tour

A glimpse into four Ojai Valley homes is offered during this popular tour that helps herald in the season with festive inspirations. This year’s selections reflect four diverse architectural styles, starting with a Masonic Lodge built in 1927, a beautiful Craftsman in the Greene & Greene style, and two homes that pay homage to contemporary […]


Bakelite Collection at Peregrine Galleries

Peregrine Galleries owner Marlene Vitanza buys and sells the finest vintage Bakelite bracelets, necklaces and pins that are distinctive and of the highest quality. Stop by the Montecito store and peruse the collection of this remarkable line of vintage jewelry.

The Santa Barbara Company

The Santa Barbara Company is a purveyor of artisan products that celebrate the American Riviera and represent the essence of Santa Barbara’s heritage and creative community. Savor local olive oil, fragrant organic wine-inspired soaps, spicy artisanal pickles and beautiful gift-worthy art and books.

Remodeling with Impact

The owners of these five southern California properties were each captured by the home’s setting, but the structures were in need of a new design to complete their vision of an updated, attractive home. Thompson Naylor Architects worked with them to make their homes more functional, beautiful, and energy-efficient.