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Sneak Peek into Caroline Diani’s Home

Caroline Diani, of DIANI Boutique, was born in Kenya, grew up in England and now travels the world. A sneak peek of how past aesthetic influences and cherished treasures, discovered during travel adventures, create a winning combination in the design of her Santa Barbara home in Mission Canyon.


About Caroline Diani

I was born in Kenya, grew up in England and live in Santa Barbara. I travel often.
I’m a buyer for my boutiques and web store.  My inspiration for trends comes from observing people in the cafes and on the streets of LA, Paris, and NYC.
I’m a wannabe vegan. I’m a die-hard fashionista.
I’m crazy about my dogs. Routine drives me nuts.
Painting and drawing makes me smile.
I’m a photography addict. My happy place is on my paddleboard.
I heart chocolate covered almonds, and tequila.

Caroline’s home is a casual blend of textures, white walls, driftwood accents and splashes of color taken from nature.



Local photographer Jeff Clark’s aviation photograph is mixed in with family photos.



Hand blown glass balls offering just the right sparkle, in just the right place. Artifacts collected during family trips are found throughout the home and garden.

Wood Burl chair, photos taken of Caroline while growing up in Kenya.



Whitewashed floors and white cabinets create a clean, light color palette in the kitchen.



The master bedroom and bathroom’s soft colors create a soothing space to relax and regenerate.



Year round outdoor living areas provide a space for dining, a comfortable place to read and plenty of room for the family dogs to play.



Fresh herbs from the garden are picked and readily available for summertime meals by the pool.


 Photography/Shannon Jayne Miller


DIANI Boutiques in downtown Santa Barbara…

There are two DIANI boutiques, located in an upscale shopping plaza across from the Arlington Theater. The clothing and accessories store is conveniently close to the shoe store, just a few doors away.

Caroline comments, “With quality and understated elegance as trademarks of the DIANI brand, the credo for both DIANI boutiques is simple: We want our clientele to always associate DIANI with style and comfort, and to see that we operate with a certain finesse unique to retail in Santa Barbara.”

“We will always offer exceptional merchandise that will allow clients to make DIANI their one-stop for signature, standout items. Our high standards of presentation and service are what we strive to remain synonymous with our boutiques.”

Be sure to check out Caroline’s style and travel blog at



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