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Mar 112021

Getting Back to Basics: At Home With Your 5 Senses

MULTI- SENSORY DESIGN AND LIFESTYLE TRENDS Something positive has emerged from our past year of spending much more time in our homes, both willingly and unwillingly. It's a desire for, and the manifestation of getting back to basics, and the physi...

Jan 272021

Creating a Dog-friendly Home?

FROM MOVE-IN TO SETTLING IN: A TOP REALTOR'S GUIDE In recent years, dogs have become center stage in many homes. Even during times of conflict and hurt, the one thing most families can agree on is that they love Fido and enjoy his company. That’...

Dec 32020

The Feng Shui House: Creating Balance and Flow in Your Santa Barbara Home

8 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY IN ANY ABODE The Chinese words "feng" and "shui" translate to mean “wind” and “water," respectively. This concept derived from an ancient poem that talks about human life being connected and flowing with t...

Nov 142020

2021 Color Trends: Soothing Hues Take Center Stage

SHADES SURE TO BE A CALMING INFLUENCE IN HOME DÉCOR The 2021 color trends follow a tradition of annual color predictions announced by paint companies, design websites, and fashion magazines every year. And after all the turbulence of 2020, we're ...

Nov 42020

Timeless Interior Design Trends

SIMPLICITY, INDIVIDUALISM AND BALANCE ARE KEY COMPONENTS When it comes to timeless interior design trends, Montecito homeowners should embrace the ones that never go out of style. In order to survive time, these design trends are timeless, sophistic...

Oct 202020

Hygge and Friluftsliving: Danish Lifestyle Trends Embraced By Santa Barbara Homeowners

COZY ISN’T JUST AN ADJECTIVE, IT’S EVERYTHING The Danish lifestyle trends of hygge and friluftsliving fit perfectly here in Santa Barbara thanks to our laid-back lifestyle and perfect year-round Mediterranean weather. Ask any Dane to explain t...

Oct 62020

Your Fall Home: Décor Tips and Must-do Chores

PAMPER, PREPARE AND PROTECT YOUR MONTECITO HOME With the sunny weather here in Montecito it may not feel like it yet, but it’s that time of year to create and care for what will be your fall home. Taking care of the little things now can make a ...

Sep 222020

Open, Closed and Beyond: A Real Estate Pro’s Guide to Kitchen Design

CREATING THE KITCHEN OF YOUR DREAMS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER If you’ve been pondering about the kitchen design of your dreams -- perhaps like the one pictured above from my Charming Ocean View Ranch-style Home listing -- you’re in luck. The inte...

Jul 142020

7 Tips for Creating Your Own Safe Haven

COMBINING ELEMENTS OF PSYCHOLOGY, COMMON SENSE, BASIC DESIGN AND EVEN MATHEMATICS CAN GET YOU STARTED What makes a happy home? A safe haven offering sanctuary from the storm, so to speak. It’s one that brings a smile to your face and a feeling o...

Dec 252019

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Fan?

WHERE TO FIND IT IN SANTA BARBARA The enduring popularity of Mid-Century Modern furniture is based on many factors. It gives us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a love for different materials and designers that are idolized even today. Just one l...

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