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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...

Nov 302018

Creating a Cozy Home: 9 Ways to Generate a Comfy Space This Winter

Don’t let the predicted gray, rainy skies ruin your mood It’s that time of year when many of us here in Santa Barbara turn our attention to creating a cozy home.  According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter temperatures will be near or cool...

Nov 92018

How to Care for High-end Furniture

A little care and TLC can make well-designed home furnishings last a long, long time You invested your time and money into your high-end furniture. Don’t you want to keep it looking great? I know I do. That’s why I spoke to my friends at one of ...

Nov 62018

What is the Color of the Year for 2019?

The color of the year depends on which paint company you ask It’s that fun time of the year when paint color nerds look forward to the paint manufacturers announcing their annual “Color of the Year.”  Here’s the thing. Sherwin Williams, BEH...

Jul 52018

Kitchen Trends: Terrazzo Countertops

Terrazzo countertops are among the latest kitchen trends. And the versatile material has quite a history. The distinct look can be traced back to ancient Egypt. What we know as terrazzo today was developed by builders in Venice, Italy, and original...

May 82018

Top 10 Things You’ll Want for Your “Pinterest Kitchen”

Follow this list to get more likes and re-pins of your “Pinterest kitchen” Is your home’s culinary center a luxury Pinterest kitchen? I don’t know about you, but I can sit for hours on Pinterest in a sea of gorgeous, envy-inducing homes. E...

Jan 82018

Interior Decorating for 2018: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Do you know what's hot and what's not in interior decorating for 2018? According to Zillow, here are five design trends you'll be seeing more of this year, and three to kiss goodbye, especially if one of your New Year's resolutions is to sell your h...

Nov 272017

Decorating and Selling a Home During the Holidays

Many sellers listing their home this time of year ask if they should decorate over the holidays. In a previous blog, I discussed how home sellers should romance potential homebuyers over the holidays: adding a bit of holiday cheer being among the t...

Nov 142017

Chic Holiday Décor Ideas from The Experts

It's that time of year to think about holiday décor. If your idea of decorating over the holidays still centers around popcorn on a string and ornaments that have seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Instead, think modern hues an...

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