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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, style and travel. The resource guide below lists local happenings, boutique finds, travel destinations, food artisans and design professionals.
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Deborah Campbell Interior Design

This recently renovated home is surrounded by mature oaks on a private acre, located near the historic Santa Barbara Mission. The stunning natural setting of native oaks and boulders was interior designer Deborah Campbell's inspiration for the color palette and natural textures used throughout the house.     Although the house was built in the 70’s, it had [...]

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Dana Berkus Interiors Yanonali Court

The Yanonali Court Project, located in Santa Barbara, CA, was among the first in the nation to be certified “Platinum” within the LEED for Homes - Mulit-Family program. The project was the brainchild of the builder Steve Berkus  developer and John Nagy, with interiors by Dana Berkus. Yanonali Court is a boutique enclave, consisting of [...]

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Chris Moore Interior Design

Chris Moore believes that interior design should be a collaboration between the designer, client, architect and contractor. Specializing in residential design, she works closely with architects from the earliest stages of each project to insure that their vision is reflected in the interior spaces with taste and sophistication.     Attention to detail is foremost in each [...]

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Allen Construction Gaviota Historic Renovation

The owners wanted to update their home, one of the last designed by renowned architect Lutah Maria Riggs, without changing its overall feeling. Interior designer Deborah Campbell worked closely with the owner and the Allen Construction team to modernize the kitchen and baths and freshen finishes throughout, with minimal changes to the exterior and floor [...]

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Historic Adobe in El Caserio Enclave

This Historic Landmarked Adobe home in the rarely available El Caserio enclave is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown “Pueblo Viejo” district. The residence is listed with Pippa Davis of Village Properties. The two bedroom, two bath secluded residence has been completely restored by Santa Barbara interior designer Micholyn Brown.     Enter the brick courtyard, [...]

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Sea Meadow Residence by Designer Ann James

This home is one of the three large residences at the top of Hammond’s Meadow in Montecito, CA. "When I first saw the house it was filled with fairly formal English furnishings from their previous life," states interior designer Ann James. " The homeowners wanted the house to be traditional, yet informal, welcoming and unique.     Her [...]

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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. [...]

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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.     The 1800 sq. feet unit consists of a living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and a master [...]

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Spanish-Style Home in the Montecito Foothills

The home is a charming hacienda with beautiful grounds surrounding it but it had a few features that needed updating. Designer Micholyn Brown's goal was to soften it and make it feel like a modern Spanish cottage.     The kitchen was completely redone using a modern Spanish tile as well as sleek open shelving and rustic, yet [...]

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Ann James Interiors

Known for creating exceptional homes, Ann James is a custom interior designer who has worked in the Santa Barbara area for over thirty years. Ranging from the latest in contemporary design to a more traditional approach, a sophisticated sense of style imbues each project.     Timeless spaces which are beautiful, distinctive and inviting are the end result. The [...]

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Indigo Interiors in Santa Barbara

The Indigo story is as much about their design services as it is about being a unique home furnishings resource.  Genny Cummings, owner of Indigo, has been a practicing certified interior designer for over 25 years. Indigo's design services range from hourly consultation to expertly guiding the homeowner through the often challenging labyrinth of remodeling [...]

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Cabana Home Designs a Montecito Masterpiece

A hilltop home with dramatic views strikes a balance between traditional and contemporary. The furniture is classic with a twist, a Cabana Home signature. The result is a residence that is both grand and welcoming, with interior textures and colors woven seamlessly throughout, creating a unified whole.     It is not unusual for potential clients to arrive [...]

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Elizabeth Vallino Interiors Montecito Modern

Santa Barbara designer Elizabeth Vallino creates interiors that draw on all her experiences from living and traveling worldwide.  She is known for her ability to blend old-world elegance and modern, casual living and works with new construction, remodels, or refining an existing space.     "In my first meeting with Maurice Singer, owner of this contemporary home [...]

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Cliff May Restoration by Micolyn Brown Design

This Cliff May restoration, located on a private lane in Montecito, was designed with great care to honor the genius of the architect. The house had been neglected for many years and was brought back to life using materials of stone, plaster and wood in warm, neutral colors. The end result is a rustic, yet [...]

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Ann James Updates Carpinteria Beach Cottage

This beachfront property, originally owned by Robert Louis Stevenson,  is a true family compound, reminiscent of properties on the East Coast. The family bought the property in the 40’s as a weekend escape from Pacific Palisades with their nine children. Interior Designer Ann James brilliantly blends Victorian-style architectural elements with updated interiors for one of [...]

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Micholyn Brown Transforms Historic Homes

This Santa Barbara Beautiful award-winning property was completely restored under the watchful eye of interior designer Micholyn Brown. Downtown projects include adobes in the historic landmarked El Caserio enclave and two homes located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown “Pueblo Viejo” district.     This historic hacienda was purchased and thoughtfully restored by Fred and Micolyn Brown [...]

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Elizabeth Vallino Designs Luxurious Penthouse

Interior Designer Elizabeth Vallino worked closely with her client to create sumptuous, intimate spaces filled with textures and intricate patterns in a Barry Berkus designed building in downtown Santa Barbara.     Interior Designer Elizabeth Vallino comments, "My client is one of the chicest people I know; she has impeccable taste. We had worked together on her previous [...]

McCormick Interiors in Santa Barbara

Interior Designer Penelope Bianchi believes in following the architecture of a space and gaining an understanding of her clients’ temperaments, families, and lifestyles. With over 40 years’ experience in the design world, she brings to each project a vast knowledge of art and architecture, as well as a personal passion for all things beautiful.     Penelope Bianchi [...]

Elizabeth Vallino Designs Quiet Oaks

When Sallie and Jon Serkes were married in 2009, they held their rehearsal dinner at what was then Piatti restaurant in the upper village, Montecito. Little did they know that three years later they would purchase a house a stone’s throw away.     The project started as a remodel, and grew to be a restructuring of the [...]

Micholyn Brown Designs Montecito Retreat

Micholyn Brown Design brilliantly remodeled a Spanish-style house on Picacho Lane in Montecito. The goal was to simplify and update the architectural elements of the house. Many of the heavy Spanish details were softened, allowing for a lighter, more contemporary Mediterranean aesthetic.     Heavy corbeled beams were simplified and the door heights raised to open up the [...]

Elizabeth Vallino Interiors Designs Art Collector’s Home

The initial idea for this residential project was a down-to-the-studs makeover of a ranch house on a tranquil piece of land in Montecito, CA.  It became a project in the tradition of architects like Robert Mallet-Stevens and Frank Lloyd Wright, where the architect/designer conceives virtually every detail of both the external design and the internal [...]

Interior Designer Micholyn Brown

Micolyn Brown’s interior design projects are known for their relaxed, yet classic feel that capture the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Many award-winning properties have been restored under the watchful eye of interior designer Micholyn Brown of Santa Barbara Style, who has been in business for over 35 years.     Micholyn's services go beyond designing interiors. She is actively [...]

Christopher Teasley Designs Montecito Residence

The owners of this Montecito residence love to travel and have visited Asia numerous times. Their collection of Japanese and Chinese screens, scrolls and artifacts not only suggest their familiarity with Asia but also indicate their great appreciation of understated, elegant design. Their long-time California home is situated overlooking the renowned fairways of an exclusive [...]

Elizabeth Vallino Interiors

Santa Barbara designer Elizabeth Vallino creates interiors that draw on all her experiences from living and traveling worldwide. She is known for her ability to blend old-world elegance and modern casual living and works with new construction, remodels, or refining an existing space.     With an education deeply rooted in classical Italian art and architecture, a modernist [...]

Lori Smyth Design

Lori Smyth Design provides full service commercial and residential interior design, project management and design consulting services. Her most recent projects include a brilliant remodel of her own home, a contemporary, light-filled house located on a coastal bluff in Santa Barbara.     Lori Smyth found her passion for design while remodeling several homes for her young family.  [...]

Christopher Teasley Interior Design

Christopher Teasley Interior Design is known for decorating sophisticated yet comfortable interiors for a discerning clientele. Designing and furnishing architectural interiors involves an insightful understanding of clients’ tastes, lifestyles, collections and properties. Clients often request Christopher Teasley Interior Design to plan interior spaces as well as design interior architecture, cabinetry and custom furniture.     Christopher Teasley Interior [...]

Julia Mora Design

Julia Mora Design is an interior design firm specializing in creating comfortable, inviting and peaceful spaces that reflect their clients' personal style, the natural environment and Central Coast lifestyle.  Julia offers clients custom designed furniture perfectly tailored for the spaces they love.     Before launching Julia Mora Design, Julia Mora was a senior designer under Brenda Antin [...]