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Sep 172019

Social Media Influence on Interior Design in Santa Barbara and Montecito

10 INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM Today’s consumers have become increasingly digital-savvy and social media-driven. I have blogged about Insta-worthy locations in Santa Barbara in the past. Now, it’s time to take a look at the ways s...

Aug 22019

A Great Interior Design Challenge: Creating a Dog-friendly Home

4 TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS A great interior design challenge – one that’s fun and rewarding -- is creating a space that works for the way you, your family and your pets live. That is so true in today’s world, especially for homeowners in do...

Jun 262019

How to Decorate Your Mid-century modern Home

MY ROOM BY ROOM GUIDE There are so many stunning Mid-century modern homes here in Santa Barbara. In fact, I sold six beauties in 2018 alone. One of my recent mid-century listings is pictured here, a Notable Architect’s Mid-century modern on E. Mou...

Jun 132019

The Ambiance of a French Country Estate in Montecito

FRENCH DESIGNER DOROTHEE BOISSIER SHARES SOME THOUGHTS In a recent article in Mansion Global, the editors caught up with Paris-based designer Dorothee Boissier, co-owner of acclaimed firm Gilles & Boissier, to find out how to create the ambiance...

May 92019

Baby Checklist: 10 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for a Newborn

PREPARATION IS KEY In honor of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle’s royal bundle of joy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, I thought I’d offer some important ways to prepare for a newborn. A sort of “baby checklist.” If you’re curr...

Apr 252019

Maintaining a Healthy Home Begins in the Bedrooms and Bathrooms

DON’T FRET. ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. The recent issue of Health Magazine has some excellent advice for maintaining a healthy home; especially when it comes to bedrooms and bathrooms. According to the publication, there are 6 things in ...

Apr 152019

Living Room Design Mistakes: 7 to Avoid

DO YOU MAKE ANY OF THESE ERRORS? I just read an illuminating article in MyDomaine regarding the 7 most common living room design mistakes. In case you don’t know, MyDomaine is one of the leading home design and lifestyle sites on the internet. I ge...

Mar 222019

A New Trend in Santa Barbara Interior Design?

PAINT AND WALLPAPER: TRUE STATUS SYMBOLS FOR YOUR HOME Santa Barbara interior design will surely take notice of a new innovation in wallcoverings. Style-conscious Montecito homeowners are discovering a new luxury paint company that can turn their h...

Jan 152019

“California Chic” is Alive and Well in Montecito

THE EFFORTLESS COOL LOOK SYNONYMOUS WITH CALIFORNIA STYLE If you already live in Montecito or just about any of the communities in or around Santa Barbara, there’s a good chance you’re already embracing “California Chic.”  It comes easy for...

Jan 92019

2019 Home Décor Trends: 6 Will Be Hot This Year

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LATEST STYLES AND DESIGNS Do you know what's in when it comes to 2019 home décor trends? We’re talking everything from the latest color palettes and new innovations in bathrooms (flotation bathtubs?) and kitchens (sm...

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