Home Design Brief Report: Making Home Your Own

Montecito has always been all about style and Summerland has recently become a hotbed for finding design, décor and items to adorn your bed and interiors. Here’s a roundup of designers and stores in the area that help make our homes feel like home.

Marc Normand Gilinas Interior Design

MNorman Gilinas ArchHeadquartered in Montecito and also with an office in Rhode Island, it has consulted on projects since 1987 in New York, Santa Barbara, Aspen and Rhode Island. Having spent much time in New York and Paris, he had an interest in art and aesthetics, with his work extending from classic styles such as mid-century modern and Spanish colonial style to more modern furnishings, and has appeared in Beautiful house And the traditional house, among other things. Visit marcnormandgelinas.com.

Anne James Interior Design

Having worked in Southern California and the 805th District for 37 years, Ann James He has developed a “swarm” of time-tested vendors and contractors who trust each other’s skills and work completely. Her designs are ‘custom residential’, which means that she is not looking to pull furniture from the showroom, but instead to design a space based on what they would like, noting that sometimes it’s almost important to look for ‘what they don’t like’, As they do, create a space that feels comfortable for years to come. Visit annjamesinteriors.com.

Catherine Designs Inc.

With more than 20 years of experience in this field, Catherine Dallman He is a dynamic designer who has worked in both private residences and commercial spaces. Her work has been shown in Architectural DigestAnd the Town and CountryAnd the Santa Barbara MagazineAnd the C . MagazineAnd the il decorAnd the Liveand many other notable publications in the field of interior design. Her Montecito Boutique & Design Studio on Coast Village Road allows guests to peruse local art and household items with several lines available exclusively to them in the area, such as Simon Pearce. Of course, they also offer full design services to help incorporate any ideas or elements that grab attention. Visit kdmontecito.com.

Margherita Bravo Interior Design

Margaret Bravo It has offices in Denver, Miami, and Montecito, and its group includes a mostly female design team. They have a client-focused approach with their staff taking clients through every step of the design process, including budgeting, design, purchasing and installation. With her summer home in Barcelona and drawing on European and Latin American inspiration, Margherita Travels helps inspire the vision and style that she and her team bring to their resident and commercial clients. As they approach the project, Margherita shines in her creativity, informed by her education and her travels around the world, to give a unique look that helps clients achieve what they have in mind. Visit margaritabravo.com.

home crush

It operates in Los Angeles and Montecito. John de Bastiani She has also completed projects in locations as diverse as Boston, Palm Beach, Miami, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Maine, Vermont, Cape Cod, and North Carolina. An entire design studio, whose style has been described as “elegant, sophisticated, and minimalist” with a color palette he describes as “rich, muted colours.” Whether it’s updating an old 1940s farmhouse or simply renovating a single living room, John looks to highlight the nature of the area and highlight the space’s inherent livability, with work featured in a variety of publications including traditional houseAnd the Beautiful houseAnd the lux. Visit johndd.com.

Birgit Klein Interiors

from Germany and opened its first design office in London in 2006, Bridget Klein It brings its universal background to every design. Now with offices in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara/Montecito, the full-service interior architecture and design studio looks to modern European style while keeping it local. Its local showroom is located in the heart of San Ysidro Village and is a one-stop shop for international design. Guests can browse and shop European textiles, lighting and accessories not yet offered in Santa Barbara. Visit birgitklein.com.


Botanik offers everything from pillows and blankets to handmade baskets, picture frames, and small accents throughout the room, specializing in home, garden, and elegant home garden style items. They are praised for their succulent arrangements, as well as the accompanying serene interior and serene garden space, described as: “a lifestyle boutique where fine home and garden goods paint a lush color palette for the eye.” Visit botanikinc.com.

William Laman Furniture, Garden, Antiques

This quaint cottage fits William Laman’s choice of furniture and antiques, while capturing their design philosophy of “form, function and simplicity.” With understated elegance, their selection of furniture, garden decorations, and antiques has been attracting tourists and locals alike since 1995. William Lamanalong with Hall of Famer (1987) design and world fame Bruce GreggBe sure to stock up on ever-evolving offerings from global buying trips, as well as unique pieces of their own design. Visit williamlaman.com.


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