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Sep 222021

What Makes a Home a “Luxury Home”?

10 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE A MERELY LOVELY HOME LUXURIOUS What makes a "luxury home"? The epitome of a lavish California beach villa, the home pictured above and elsewhere in this post is well-appointed with luxury décor and amenities. High-end prop...

Jul 82021

Are You a Mid-Century Modern Furniture Fan?

WHERE TO FIND MID-CENTURY IN SANTA BARBARA The enduring popularity of mid-century modern furniture is based on many factors. It gives us clean lines, gentle organic curves, and a love of different materials and designers that are still idolized,...

May 202021

Creating a Cat-friendly Home

7 STEPS TO FASHIONING A FELINE HAVEN Today’s home hunters are looking for pet-loving spaces like never before. That doesn’t’ exclusively mean designing the perfect dog-friendly environment. Creating a cat-friendly home acknowledges that cats...

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 ...

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