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Mar 22020

Kitchens By Design: Open vs. Closed

THE PROS AND CONS OF KITCHEN DESIGN TAKE A BACKSEAT TO PERSONAL CHOICE   While the open concept kitchen space has ruled design trends for the past decade, there are many ongoing debates regarding open vs. closed kitchens by design, and their...

Jan 72020

2020 Interior Design Trends

10 TIPS FROM THE PROS When it comes to 2020 interior design trends, Montecito homeowners should consider curves, natural materials, cane and built-in seating like you’ve never seen before. Here are 10 expert predictions from Dwell Magazine on the ...

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...

Dec 62019

What’s the Color Forecast for 2020? Sassiness, Serenity, Fire and Water

SHADES SURE TO DAZZLE HOME DÉCOR IN THE COMING YEAR The color forecast for 2020 is out and follows the tradition of annual color trend predictions announced by paint companies, design websites, and fashion magazines. Typically, these colors are me...

Nov 72019

Create a High-Tech Home for the Holidays

5 GADGETS TO MAKE YOUR MONTECITO HOME HOLIDAY READY There are a bunch of high-tech home gadgets out there designed to help Montecito homeowners enjoy themselves over the holidays – and beyond. With Thanksgiving and other holidays right around the ...

Nov 12019

Want a Master Suite Sanctuary?

4 DESIGN TIPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR MASSIVE MASTER         One of the things I love about many of the Montecito homes listed in my portfolio of fine homes for sale is their massive master suite. While this super-sized space is the perfect place...

Oct 292019

8 Outdated 2019 Home Trends to Avoid

THEY MADE A SPLASH IN THE PAST AND, FOR MANY, THAT’S WHERE THEY SHOULD STAY! Montecito homeowners: beware of these 8 (already) outdated 2019 home trends. While it’s natural to want to stay current with the latest interior décor trends, there ar...

Oct 242019

Is Your Baby Sleeping in a SNOO Bassinet?

THIS $1,300 BABY BED MIGHT BE THE ANSWER FOR SLEEP-DEPRIVED MONTECITO PARENTS New parents have so many things to consider when they bring their bundle of joy home. Not the least of which is an appropriate baby bed, preferably one that wil...

Oct 12019

Turn Your Home into a Self Care Sanctuary

7 WAYS MONTECITO HOMEOWNERS CAN TAKE SELF CARE TO NEW HEIGHTS Stress happens. One way to help conquer it is by turning your Montecito home into a self-care sanctuary. Forget about wine and chocolate—it’s all about setting the stage, engaging all...

Sep 262019

Mantel Magic: It’s Easier Than You Think

5 DÉCOR TIPS FOR A FABULOUS FIREPLACE   Even here in sunny Santa Barbara, homeowners want to welcome the new fall season by sprucing up their homes with cozy, stylish décor vignettes. Bringing out the things you’ve collected over the years, d...

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