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Posts Tagged ‘montecito interior designers’

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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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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]