Joanie and Dennis Franz thought so. The long-time Montecito residents and developers partnered with the Santa Barbara Junior League and leading California designers to renovate a rundown ranch in the Montecito community for the 2012 Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens.

Architect: Peter Becker, Peter Becker Architect, 34 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805/682-3636, peterbeckerarchitect.com
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.
Landscape architect: Robert F. Adams, Earthknower Studio, Santa Barbara, CA; 805/722-2144, earthknower.com.
Landscape design and installation: Cicileo Landscape, P.O. Box 60912, Santa Barbara, CA 93160; 866/967-3939, cicileo.com.

The house—with swimming pool, a cabana guesthouse, and totally tricked-out garage—is open for tours September 13 through October 7, but we’re going to give you a sneak peek into the rooms designed by some of California’s best interior designers.

Architect: Peter Becker, Peter Becker Architect, 34 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805/682-3636, peterbeckerarchitect.com
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.
Landscape architect: Robert F. Adams, Earthknower Studio, Santa Barbara, CA; 805/722-2144, earthknower.com.
Landscape design and installation: Cicileo Landscape, P.O. Box 60912, Santa Barbara, CA 93160;  866/967-3939, cicileo.com.

The sun, the sea, and foggy mornings in Montecito inspired the design of the living room by Los Angeles designer Michelle Workman. Known for her upbeat mix of modern and classic, Workman covered a vintage chaise with silver faux snakeskin fabric she found at a Los Angeles fabric store.

Interior design: Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors, 310/355-8200, michelleworkman.com.

Scroll bench (1930s): vintage; faux snakeskin fabric, Michael Levine, Inc., 213/622-6259.
Cocktail table (“Hammered Gold Cocktail Table”#9.91771); area rug (“Platinum,” by David Rockwell): The Rug Co., 323/653-0303, therugcompany.info.
Portrait painting on mantel: vintage.
Statue (Italian antique); pedestal (Italian antique): owner’s collection.
Fireplace surround (custom): Solid Rock Construction, 805/969-1712, solidrockconstruction.com.
Tile on fireplace surround (“Contessa Chinois”/Cobalt): Walker Zanger, 818/504-0235, walkerzanger.com.
Fireplace brick (Herringbone): Isokern, isokern.com.

A gray, large-scale wisteria patterned wall covering from Farrow & Ball is the subdued morning fog-inspired backdrop with luscious gold Schumacher fabrics on upholstery and draperies bringing in the sunshine.

Interior design: Michelle Workman, Michelle Workman Interiors, 310/355-8200, michelleworkman.com.

Wall covering (“Wisteria” #BP2202); ceiling paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Sofa (by Baker): vintage.
Sofa fabric (“Montgomery Silk Plaid”/Sunrise #3455000): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Pair of chairs (“Beverly Lounge Chair”#SH159); chair fabric (“Palermo Mohair Velvet”/Dove #64919): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Scroll bench (1930s): vintage.
Cocktail table (“Hammered Gold Cocktail Table”#9.91771); twig side table (antique brass with faux malachite top #8976); tall turquoise ceramic vase on twig table (“Squash Vase,” large #1958; short glass turquoise vase on cocktail table (“Glass Bulb Vase”/Blue, Small #D8.80034): Global Views, 888/956-0030, globalviews.com.
Chandelier (“Marigot 6-light Chandelier” #CHC1415AB-SG): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Blue lamp (“Double Gourd -One Light Table Lamp”/Peacock #A773): Robert Abbey Inc., 828/322-3480, robertabbey.biz.
Drapery (“Mandarin Silk Stripe”/Sunlight #64430): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Drapery fabrication, acrylic curtain rods, chrome hardware: Via Window Fashions, 818/481-9012.
Area rug (“Platinum,” by David Rockwell): The Rug Co., 323/653-0303, therugcompany.info.
Brass vase (Oriental): vintage.
Silver-plated Art Deco bowl (French, c. 1920s); portrait painting on mantel: vintage.
Statue (Italian antique); pedestal (Italian antique): owner’s collection.
Fireplace surround (custom): Solid Rock Construction, 805/969-1712, solidrockconstruction.com.
Tile on fireplace surround (“Contessa Chinois”/Cobalt): Walker Zanger, 818/504-0235, walkerzanger.com.
Fireplace brick (Herringbone): Isokern, isokern.com.
Flower pillow (vintage 1960s): The Red House Interiors, theredhouseinteriors.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

Turquoise glass, ceramics, and other ocean-blue accessories add hits of color.

Wall covering (“Wisteria” #BP2202): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Sofa (by Baker): vintage.
Sofa fabric (“Montgomery Silk Plaid”/Sunrise #3455000): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Shades (“Mandarin Silk Stripe”/Sunlight #64430): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Shade fabrication: Via Window Fashions, 818/481-9012.
Marble lamp: vintage.
Wall sculpture (“Boom Wall Sculpture”), Buddha (“Offering Bowl”/Aqua #1979); Global Views, 888/956-0030, globalviews.com

Because Workman can’t resist a bit of bling—she is a born and bred Hollywood girl after all—the designer installed draperies on translucent acrylic and polished chrome rods to give the room that hint of Hollywood glam.

Drapery (“Mandarin Silk Stripe”/Sunlight #64430): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Drapery fabrication, acrylic curtain rods, chrome hardware: Via Window Fashions, 818/481-9012.

The Santa Barbara setting also spoke to Los Angeles designer Mary McDonald, who played with sea- and sky-inspired tones of blues in the family room. McDonald kept the seating casual and relaxed with a loose-back cushioned sofa from Baker and blue leather armchairs from Lee Industries grouped around a wood-topped coffee table from the Cabana Home collection.

The limestone fireplace surround by Exquisite Surfaces is dramatic and a bit rustic, in keeping with the casualness of the home. Brass sconces highlight artwork and the double-swing lamp arms extend to provide light for reading.

Interior design: Mary McDonald, Mary McDonald Inc., 9165 Phyllis St., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310/246-1307, marymcdonaldinc.com (info@marymcdonald.com).

Wall paint (“Stone Blue” #86); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Rug (“Kochi” #685, Taj Collection, jute): Fibreworks, 800/843-0063, fibreworks.com.
Kilim rug (“Zollanvari Rug”): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Drapery (“Samarkand Ikat”/Porcelain #173102): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Fabrication: Cabana Home Workroom, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Drapery hardware: Orion Hardware, 800/226-6627, orionhardware.com.
Sofa (“Loose-Back Sofa” #830-86, Barbara Barry Collection); sofa fabric (#85-503): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Orange pillow on sofa (by Ankasa); small orange pillow on sofa (“Bliss”): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Blue-patterned pillows on sofa (“Monte Carlo”/Teal, Sand #11065-05): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Pair of floor lights by sofa (“Studio Adjustable Light” #91025): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Ceramic stool (“Essex Green Ceramic Stool,” discontinued): Interlude Home, 203/445-7617, interludehome.com.
Console table behind sofa (“Triangle Console”): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com.
Leather lounge chairs (#L3222-01); chair fabric (“Summit”/Parisian Blue): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
Blue-striped pillow on chair (“Bagan”/Peacock #62653, by Celerie Kemble); blue-patterned pillow on chairs (“Sikar Embroidery”/Sky #65782): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Side table between chairs (“Octagonal Side Table,” by Emerson et Cie): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Bronze floor lamp: Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey, 828/322-3480, robertabbey.biz.
Coffee table (“Dovetail Chelsea Coffee Table #DOV108); orange vases on coffee table: Cabana Home Collection, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Bone inlay occasional chairs: designer’s collection.
Mantel (antique): Exquisite Surfaces, 818/767-2700, xsurfaces.com.
Console table left of mantel (antique); framed maps (antique engravings); chest (antique); folding screen (“Rilato Screen” #N2080, by Bernhardt); art over mantel (by Lucien Durand); fireplace screen: Cabana Home Collection, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Sconces over mantel (“Pimlico Double Swing-Arm Sconce #CHD2150AB-AB): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Log basket: Asian Loft, 336/884-5200, asianloft.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Accessories: Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

A blue Ikat-patterned fabric suggestive of water and sand was fabricated into draperies for the large windows. McDonald incorporated the colors and textures of Southern California’s woods, deserts, and beaches by adding antique wood furniture, a jute area rug, handmade pottery, and antiques that reflect the mix of cultures in the region.

Interior design: Mary McDonald, Mary McDonald Inc., 9165 Phyllis St., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310/246-1307, marymcdonaldinc.com (info@marymcdonald.com).

Console (Equator antique); lamp on console (Cabana Home Collection): pots (by Campo de’ Fiori); olive jar (Cabana Home Collection): Cabana Home; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Mirror (“Lyon Mirror”): Mr. Brown, 336/886-2400, mrbrownhome.com.
Horse statue: antique.
Pair of stools: Run Run Studio, 207/625-3144, runrunstudio.com.
Stool fabric (“Seneca Cotton Stripe”/Chambray, Indigo #62980): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Rug (“Kochi” #685, Taj Collection, jute): Fibreworks, 800/843-0063, fibreworks.com.
Drapery (“Samarkand Ikat”/Porcelain #173102): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Fabrication: Cabana Home Workroom, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Drapery hardware: Orion Hardware, 800/226-6627, orionhardware.com.
Orange pillow (by Ankasa):  Cabana Home; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Blue-patterned pillows on sofa (“Monte Carlo”/Teal, Sand #11065-05): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Wall paint (“Stone Blue” #86); trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com

Indoor-outdoor chairs surround the large wood table in the casual dining area, also designed by Mary McDonald. The driftwood color tones blend easily with the family room furnishings and those on the loggia, adjacent to the dining area. A globe pendant light fixture illuminates the table and ties in with the brass scones in the family room and lanterns above the kitchen island.

Interior design: Mary McDonald, Mary McDonald Inc., 9165 Phyllis St., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310/246-1307, marymcdonaldinc.com (info@marymcdonald.com).

Table (“Dovetail” #DOV272): Cabana Home Collection, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Dining chairs (“Sophia Dining Side Chairs”): Janus et Cie, 212/752-1117, janusetcie.com.
Host chairs (“St. Barts,” discontinued): Mr. Brown, 336/886-2400, mrbrownhome.com.
Hanging lantern (“Modern Globe Pendant”/Antique Brass with White Glass #CHC2135AB-WG): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Pendant lights over island (“Country Industrial Pendant”/Brass #CHC5136AB-AB): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Bar stools (“Cala Adjustable Bar Stools”): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Floral vases in window: S.R. Hogue & Co., 805/969-1343, srhogue.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

A mantel-style range hood with a backsplash of Calcutta marble tiles from AKDO sets off the stainless steel GE Monogram range. Other GE appliances, including dishwashers, large refrigerator and freezer, and refrigerator drawers are fit with cabinet-style panel fronts to integrate them into the kitchen cabinetry.

Cabinetry (“Springfield Recessed,” with distressed cottage finish): Wood-Mode Inc., 877/635-7500, wood-mode.com.
Hardware: Top Knobs, 800/499-9095, topknobs.com.
Main sink (“Hawthorne” #K6534-4-O); island sink (“Cape Dory” #K-5864-4-O): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Main faucet (“Hampton Faucet” #4300); island faucet (“Annapolis Gantry” #4400); island hot-water faucet (“Annapolis Hot Only Filtration Faucet” #1100H); pot-filler faucet (“Traditional,” with cross handles #3150): Waterstone Faucets, 888/304-0660, waterstoneco.com.
Gas range (“48-inch Dual-Fuel Professional Range with 6 Burners and Grill” #ZDP486NRPSS); range vent (48-inch Custom Hood Insert” #ZVC48LSS); refrigerator (“36-inch Built-In All-Refrigerator” #ZIR360NXLH); convection oven (“30-inch Professional Electronic Convection Single Wall Oven” #ZETIPMSS); built-in oven (“Built-in Oven with Advantium Speedcook Technology” #ZSC2202NSS); refrigerator drawers in island (“Double-Drawer Refrigerator Module” #ZID1240B11); dishwasher in island (“Fully Integrated Dishwasher” #ZBD9900R11); compactor (“15-inch Built-In Compactor” #ZCGP150R11); icemaker (“High Production Large Capacity Automatic Icemaker” #ZDIC150WBB): GE Monogram, 800/626-2000, monogram.com.
Stove backsplash (Calacatta polished, 2x4-inch brick mosaic): AKDO, 510/785-2536, akdo.com.
Perimeter countertop (“Crema Stone”); island countertop (Calcutta marble): Stone West, 805/658-0007, stonewest.com.
Countertop fabrication: Celestine Stone Tile, 805/604-7522, celestinestonetile.com.
Pendant lights over island (“Country Industrial Pendant”/Brass #CHC5136AB-AB): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Bar stools (“Cala Adjustable Bar Stools”): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Floral vases in window: S.R. Hogue & Co., 805/969-1343, srhogue.com.
Tile design and installation: Jeff Ruppert Construction, 805/448-4425.
Kitchen layout and cabinet design: Charlie Rutledge, Showcase Kitchens & Baths; 805/482-5114, showcasekitchensandbaths.com.
Painting and faux finishing: Purling Painting & Finishing Inc., 805/689-1857.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

McDonald repeated the blue theme on the base of the large kitchen island. The deep color highlights the veining in the Calcutta marble island top. Ivory-colored Wood-Mode cabinets were given a slightly distressed finish to keep the mood relaxed and warm.

Cabinetry (“Springfield Recessed,” with distressed cottage finish): Wood-Mode Inc., 877/635-7500, wood-mode.com.
Hardware: Top Knobs, 800/499-9095, topknobs.com. 
Stove backsplash (Calacatta polished, 2x4-inch brick mosaic): AKDO, 510/785-2536, akdo.com.
Perimeter countertop (“Crema Stone”); island countertop (Calcutta marble): Stone West, 805/658-0007, stonewest.com.
Countertop fabrication: Celestine Stone Tile, 805/604-7522, celestinestonetile.com.
Pendant lights over island (“Country Industrial Pendant”/Brass #CHC5136AB-AB): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Bar stools (“Cala Adjustable Bar Stools”): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
Floral vases in window: S.R. Hogue & Co., 805/969-1343, srhogue.com.
Kitchen layout and cabinet design: Charlie Rutledge, Showcase Kitchens & Baths; 805/482-5114, showcasekitchensandbaths.com.
Painting and faux finishing: Purling Painting & Finishing Inc., 805/689-1857.

Other furniture-style details include a plate rack and glass-front cabinets that allow for the display of pretty dishes and serving pieces. Two high-arch Waterstone Faucets make food prep and clean-up stylish chores.

Cabinetry (“Springfield Recessed,” with distressed cottage finish): Wood-Mode Inc., 877/635-7500, wood-mode.com.
Hardware: Top Knobs, 800/499-9095, topknobs.com.
Main sink (“Hawthorne” #K6534-4-O); island sink (“Cape Dory” #K-5864-4-O): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Main faucet (“Hampton Faucet” #4300); island faucet (“Annapolis Gantry” #4400); island hot-water faucet (“Annapolis Hot Only Filtration Faucet” #1100H); pot-filler faucet (“Traditional,” with cross handles #3150): Waterstone Faucets, 888/304-0660, waterstoneco.com.
Gas range (“48-inch Dual-Fuel Professional Range with 6 Burners and Grill” #ZDP486NRPSS); range vent (48-inch Custom Hood Insert” #ZVC48LSS) Perimeter countertop (“Crema Stone”); island countertop (Calcutta marble): Stone West, 805/658-0007, stonewest.com.
Countertop fabrication: Celestine Stone Tile, 805/604-7522, celestinestonetile.com.
Pendant lights over island (“Country Industrial Pendant”/Brass #CHC5136AB-AB): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Kitchen layout and cabinet design: Charlie Rutledge, Showcase Kitchens & Baths; 805/482-5114, showcasekitchensandbaths.com.
Painting and faux finishing: Purling Painting & Finishing Inc., 805/689-1857.

Two large Kohler sinks are fitted with vintage-style nickel fixtures from Waterstone Faucets that are as functional as they are charming.

Main faucet (“Hampton Faucet” #4300: Waterstone Faucets, 888/304-0660, waterstoneco.com.

Los Angeles designer Mary McDonald created a comfortable seating area around the stone fireplace on one end of the covered loggia. Folding doors by Marvin across the back of the house open the interiors to the outdoors.

Interior design: Mary McDonald, Mary McDonald Inc., 9165 Phyllis St., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310/246-1307, marymcdonaldinc.com (info@marymcdonald.com). 

Wicker sofa and lounge chairs (“Zeya”): Janus et Cie, 212/752-1117, janusetcie.com.
Sofa and chair fabric (“Cortez Hill”/Pelican #SU 0005 P834): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, starkcarpet.com.
Coffee table (“Eclipse Oval Coffee table” #GTAB132MT): Noir Furniture, 310/527-5501, noirfurniturela.com, available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Hanging lantern (“Large Sussex Hanging Lantern” #CHO5033BZ: Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Outdoor area rug (“Antigua”/Cobblestone, by Couristan): Couristan, Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Flooring (“Cherokee Flagstone”): Goleta Building Materials, 805/967-5413, goletabuildingmaterials.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

Crisp white cushions on the sofa and lounge chairs accented with orange throw pillows brighten the cozy seating spot. On cool evenings, a wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and ambience.

Wicker sofa and lounge chairs (“Zeya”): Janus et Cie, 212/752-1117, janusetcie.com.
Sofa and chair fabric (“Cortez Hill”/Pelican #SU 0005 P834): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, starkcarpet.com.
Coffee table (“Eclipse Oval Coffee table” #GTAB132MT): Noir Furniture, 310/527-5501, noirfurniturela.com, available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Stone end tables (“Perfect Oval Bistro Side Table” #FN500): Elegant Earth, 800/242-7758, elegantearth.com.
Pair of ottomans (“Manhattan Hassock” #6633-69): Palecek, 213/748-9563, palecek.com.
Stone animals by fireplace (Van Thiel Stone Rams on stands): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Tall rectangular pots flanking fireplace: AW Pottery, 888/297-6883, awpottery.com; through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Hanging lantern (“Large Sussex Hanging Lantern” #CHO5033BZ); wall lantern (“Small Chelsea Flush Wall Lantern” #CHO2109BZ): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Outdoor area rug (“Antigua”/Cobblestone, by Couristan): Couristan, Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Wall paint (custom): Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794, sherwinwilliams.com.
Trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Flooring (“Cherokee Flagstone”): Goleta Building Materials, 805/967-5413, goletabuildingmaterials.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

The indoor-outdoor connection is seamless with Marvin’s folding doors, which open the family room to an outdoor dining area. McDonald furnished the dining space with all-weather wicker chairs and two indestructible cement tables pushed together.

Tables: (concrete): through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Dining chairs (“Vitali Dining Arm Chair”/Earth): Janus et Cie, 212/752-1117, janusetcie.com.
Console table (“Orleans Console table” with Travertine top, by MSM 4 Imports); obelisk (by Wilco Imports); large green urn (by AW Pottery): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Mirror over console: Run Run Studio, 207/625-3144, runrunstudio.com.
Hanging lantern (“Large Sussex Hanging Lantern” #CHO5033BZ); wall lantern (“Small Chelsea 3/4 Wall Lantern”/Bronze #CHO2109BZ): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Flooring (“Cherokee Flagstone”): Goleta Building Materials, 805/967-5413, goletabuildingmaterials.com.
Builder: Phillip Pennestri, Pennco Properties Inc., 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 641, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.

Fine art adds interest to a guest wing designed by Steve and Caroline Thompson, owners of Cabana Home, an interiors store in Santa Barbara that provided many of the furnishings for the showhouse.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Art between bookshelves (Hybrid Variation #39, by Gary Lang, 2007): Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 323/525-0053, edwardcella.com.
Wing chair (#6200); chair fabric (#73-926 with welt #L1120): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Pillow on wing chair (“Shibori Tie-Dye Pillow”/linen, cotton): Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215/923-6378, kevinobrienstudio.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Office chandelier (“Armillary Sphere Chandelier”/Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass #SC5102HAB, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Steve and Caroline Thompson designed a desk with garden-style terra cotta plinths for bases and a glass top. The desk’s transparent qualities make the office feel open and inviting.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Wall paint (“Pale Powder” #204); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Bookshelves (“Brass Wood Etagères” #960-410): CTH Sherrill Occasional, sherrill-occasional.com.
Accessories in bookshelves (cream jewelry box from Tizo Design; antique Neolitic earthen jar from Cabana Home Collection; horse head accessory from Tourmaline Home; vases # P4, #P5, #P6 from Two’s Company): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Art between bookshelves (Hybrid Variation #39, by Gary Lang, 2007): Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 323/525-0053, edwardcella.com.
Wing chair (#6200); chair fabric (#73-926 with welt #L1120): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Pillow on wing chair (“Shibori Tie-Dye Pillow”/linen, cotton): Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215/923-6378, kevinobrienstudio.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Desk bases (Terra Cotta Square Pedestals): Englishman’s Fine Furnishings, 404/577-7088, englishmansfurniture.com.
Desk top: glass.
Lamp on desk (“Pisa Lamp,” colorway discontinued): Festoni, 713/830-1077, festoni.com.
Box on desk: antique.
Art glass vase (“Happy Cylinder Vase,” by Caleb Siemon): Caleb Siemon, 888/578-9504, calebsiemon.com.
Glass sculpture (“Wrap Object” #FL114CLR): SkLO Studio, 707/385-2101, sklostudio.com.
Area rug, bottom: Merida, 800/345-2200, meridameridian.com.
Area rug, top (“Leopard Hide”): B.S. Trading Rug, LLC, 800/554-0910, bshomedecor.net.

A painting by Gary Lang adds color and energy to the office. Brass and wood etageres offer easy-to-access storage and draw the eye upward to the brass armillary sphere chandelier.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Wall paint (“Pale Powder” #204); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Bookshelves (“Brass Wood Etagères” #960-410): CTH Sherrill Occasional, sherrill-occasional.com.
Accessories in bookshelves (cream jewelry box from Tizo Design; antique Neolitic earthen jar from Cabana Home Collection; horse head accessory from Tourmaline Home; vases # P4, #P5, #P6 from Two’s Company): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Art between bookshelves (Hybrid Variation #39, by Gary Lang, 2007): Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 323/525-0053, edwardcella.com.
Wing chair (#6200); chair fabric (#73-926 with welt #L1120): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Pillow on wing chair (“Shibori Tie-Dye Pillow”/linen, cotton): Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215/923-6378, kevinobrienstudio.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Desk bases (Terra Cotta Square Pedestals): Englishman’s Fine Furnishings, 404/577-7088, englishmansfurniture.com.
Desk top: glass.
Lamp on desk (“Pisa Lamp,” colorway discontinued): Festoni, 713/830-1077, festoni.com.
Box on desk: antique.
Art glass vase (“Happy Cylinder Vase,” by Caleb Siemon): Caleb Siemon, 888/578-9504, calebsiemon.com.
Glass sculpture (“Wrap Object” #FL114CLR): SkLO Studio, 707/385-2101, sklostudio.com.
Chandelier (“Armillary Sphere Chandelier”/Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass #SC5102HAB, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com
Area rug, bottom: Merida, 800/345-2200, meridameridian.com.
Area rug, top (“Leopard Hide”): B.S. Trading Rug, LLC, 800/554-0910, bshomedecor.net

One corner of the office is furnished with an armchair and ottoman for comfortable reading. Who could resist wrapping up in the luxurious cashmere throw by Loro Piana. French doors open the office to a small patio and private garden area on the side of the house.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Chair (“Cumberland” #N2722); ottoman (“Cumberland” #N2721); fabric (#1628-020): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com.
Pillow on chair (“Shibori Tie-Dye Pillow”/linen, cotton): Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215/923-6378, kevinobrienstudio.com. Available through Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Throw on ottoman (“Taragarh Cashmere Throw with trim, by Loro Piana): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Tray table beside chair: Robert & Robert, LLC, 336/883-1355.
Accessories on table (Neuwirth Co. “Crystal Trophy Vase”; Vintage Studios “Found Object on Stand; Fulford & Co. pastel leather books): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Floor lamp (“Bryant Floor Lamp”/Hand-Rubbed Bronze #TOB1002, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Area rug, top (“Leopard Hide”): B.S. Trading Rug, LLC, 800/554-0910, bshomedecor.net.

The Thompsons upholstered a headboard in a muted teal linen and added terra cotta and teal pillows, repeating the palette in the nearby office. A hassock ottoman from Baker doubles as a footstool for the room’s armchair and as an auxiliary bedside table.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Wall paint (“Pale Powder” #204); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Bed (“Graham Camelback Headboard” #751-H6): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com.
Headboard fabric (“Sevilla Texture”/Military #40059-766, by Travers): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, zimmer-rohde.com.
Quilted bed cover (“Pearl”/Almond); bed skirt (“Elliot”/Ivory); sheets and pillowcases (“Fiorentina”/White, discontinued, but can be custom ordered); throw used as cover (“Santa Fe”/Opal): Matouk, matouk.com.
Blue pillow on bed (velvet): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Middle pillow (“Beatrice” #NCF3945-01, by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 877/322-7420, osborneandlittle.com.
Front pillow (“Tulip”): Galbraith & Paul, 215/508-0800, galbraithandpaul.com.
Ottoman (“Hassock Ottoman” #308-11-9p, Milling Road Collection); fabric (#13-760, grade 10): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
Bedside table (“Italian Chest” with diamond-shaped inlays): Bennett Galleries, 865/584-6791, bennettgalleries.com.
Lamp on bedside table (“Large Ring Table Lamp”/Alabaster #CHA8970, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Mirror (“Brayden Arch Mirror #12668 P): Uttermost, 877/376-6777, uttermost.com.  

A leather-topped bench from Cabana Home is perfect for guest’s suitcases or as a landing zone for shopping bags and purses. Above the bench is a painting in blues and teals by Mary Hebner.

Wall paint (“Pale Powder” #204); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Bench (“Medallion Bench” with leather, by MSM 4 Imports): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Bench-seat fabric: Garrett Leather, 800/342-7738, garrettleather.com.
Art over bench (Patagonia: Unearthed Series, Indigo Vessel #1, by Mary Hebner, 2011): Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 323/525-0053, edwardcella.com.
Basket purse and scarf: Porch, 805/684-0300, porchsb.com.

 

Color makes a big statement in the guest bath, where russet-colored tiles from Soli Architectural Tile curve over the tub and shower alcove. Subtle teal-colored grass cloth wall covering from Phillip Jeffries softens the mood and adds warm texture to the space.

Tile (Russet): Soli Architectural Tile, 323/951-9903.
Wall covering (“Extra Fine Arrowroot”/Doce, Harbor Blue #1744): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 800/576-5455, phillipjeffries.com.
Trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Light on ceiling (“Sophia Flush-Mount Star” AH4016, by Visual Comfort); over mirror (“Graves Pivoting Sconce”#SK2115, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Sink (“Parisian Console, Single Bowl” #5050-082); straight sink legs (#5046-331): St. Thomas Creations, 609/651-2890, stthmoascreations.com.
Faucets (“Bancroft” #K-10577-4): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.  

 

The grass cloth accentuates the curvaceous vintage-style porcelain sink from St. Thomas Creations, which is fitted with Kohler’s Bancroft faucet. Above it, the Roman window shade is trimmed in tiny shells.

The mirror to the left of the pedestal sink is framed in pen shell, another nod to the beach location.

Interior design: Caroline and Steve Thompson; design assistant: Margaret Watson, Cabana Home, 1482 E. Valley Road, Suite 292, Santa Barbara, CA 93108; 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.

Wall covering (“Extra Fine Arrowroot”/Doce, Harbor Blue #1744): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 800/576-5455, phillipjeffries.com.
Trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Long mirror (“Sidney Mirror”): Made Goods, 626/333-1177, madegoods.com.
Light over mirror (“Graves Pivoting Sconce”#SK2115, by Visual Comfort): Cabana Home, 877/214-0200, cabanahome.com.
Sink (“Parisian Console, Single Bowl” #5050-082); straight sink legs (#5046-331): St. Thomas Creations, 609/651-2890, stthmoascreations.com.
Faucets (“Bancroft” #K-10577-4): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.  

 

An upstairs landing is a mini art gallery thanks to the talents of designer Ryan Brown, who arranged a suite of ship paintings by Los Angeles artist Paul Rusconi along the hall wall.

Interior design: Ryan Brown, Brown Design Group, 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Loft 4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323/962-2600, and 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 620, Montecito, CA 93108; 805/228-4114, browndesigninc.com.

Wall paint (“Shaded White” #201): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Suite of ship paintings: by Paul Rusconi.  

 

Brown created a comfortable sitting area on the landing near a guest bedroom, with an antique daybed plumped with pillows and illuminated by an industrial-style floor lamp.

Interior design: Ryan Brown, Brown Design Group, 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Loft 4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323/962-2600, and 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 620, Montecito, CA 93108; 805/228-4114, browndesigninc.com.

Wall covering (“Valencia”/Piedra #V807): Innovations, 800/227-8053, innovationsusa.com.
Ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Daybed (vintage, French):  Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.
Seat cushion on daybed: vintage.
Bolster-style pillow on daybed (“Jakarta Linen Print”/Graphite #174630): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Table to right of daybed (“Canvas Trunk Large”): HD Buttercup Los Angeles, 310/558-8900, hdbuttercup.com

 

A taupe-and-chocolate color scheme and mix of textures creates a bedroom that exudes comfort. Brown accentuated the vaulted and beamed ceilings and high baseboards by painting them a fresh white. Artwork covers the walls and offers visitors interesting vignettes wherever they look. A swing chair suspended in one corner and the tribal-inspired Diane Von Furstenberg striped rug from The Rug Company keep the mood playful as well as comfortable.

Interior design: Ryan Brown, Brown Design Group, 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Loft 4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323/962-2600, and 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 620, Montecito, CA 93108; 805/228-4114, browndesigninc.com.

Wall paint (“Cat’s Paw” #240); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239); fretwork paint (“Clunch” #2009): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Bed (“Bachelor Queen Bed”): Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.
Duvet cover (“Sack”/Loomstate); plain shams, back row (“Sanders”/Loomstate); brown pillows (“Sack”/Earth): Matteo, matteohome.com.
Checked pillow (“Chaumont”/Stone #2656): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Welt on checked pillow (“Taos”/Camino #TA710): Innovations, 800/227-8053, innovationsusa.com.
Body pillow (“Jakarta Linen Print”/Graphite #174630): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Trim on body pillow: self welt with custom buckle and leather detail.
Table to left of bed (“Healy Side Table”): Cisco Home, 323/932-1155, ciscohome.net.
Lamp on table: vintage.
Suitcase side table to right of bed (“Globetrotter Side Table”): HD Buttercup Los Angeles, 310/558-8900, hdbuttercup.com.
Gear metal table lamp: Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.
Flag art behind bed: vintage.
Roman shades (“Allendale”/Golden #3635); drapery (“Henley”/Yellowstone #3633): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Woven shades (“Shidae”): The Woven Co., 323/737-2928, thewovencompany.com.
Drapery fabrication: Arjay’s Window Fashions, 805/642-2300, arjayswf.com.
Area rug (“Tribal Diamond,” hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug, by Diane Von Furstenberg): The Rug Co., 323/653-0303, therugcompany.info.
Hanging basket chair: Fusion Home, 805/652-7017, fusionhomestore.com.

Brown, a collector at heart, layered the room with unusual objects—check out the gear lamp he designed and the bedside suitcase table by Serena & Lily.

Suitcase side table to right of bed (“Globetrotter Side Table”): HD Buttercup Los Angeles, 310/558-8900, hdbuttercup.com.
Gear metal table lamp: Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.
Rolling storage crate beside suitcase table: Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
Flag art behind bed: vintage.
Roman shades (“Allendale”/Golden #3635); drapery (“Henley”/Yellowstone #3633): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Woven shades (“Shidae”): The Woven Co., 323/737-2928, thewovencompany.com.
Drapery fabrication: Arjay’s Window Fashions, 805/642-2300, arjayswf.com.
Area rug (“Tribal Diamond,” hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug, by Diane Von Furstenberg): The Rug Co., 323/653-0303, therugcompany.info.

More luggage-inspired furnishings are tucked in a corner, including pillows with wrapped with leather belts and a vintage trunk tucked under the chair. And don’t miss this artwork—an original Andy Warhol of Liza Minnelli.

Wall paint (“Cat’s Paw” #240); ceiling and trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Drapery (“Henley”/Yellowstone #3633): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Lounge chair (white wood, vintage): Botanik, 805/565-3831, botanikinc.com.
Stool next to lounge chair (“Camden Upholstered Stool” #7155-62): Palecek, 213/748-9563, palecek.com.
Trunk under lounge chair (vintage canvas trunk): HD Buttercup Los Angeles, 310/558-8900, hdbuttercup.com.

Brown surrounded the marble fireplace with a lattice-style paneling painted white. The built-in shelves and benches add architectural interest, as well as providing cozy sitting spots near the fire.  Above it all, a charming spool chandelier designed by Paul Marra.

Chandelier (“Spool Chandelier”): Paul Marra Design, 310/659-8190, paulmarradesign.com.
Cushion on built-in bench and built-in seat beside fireplace (“Taos”/Puma #TA707): Innovations, 800/227-8053, innovationsusa.com.
Fireplace surround and bench seat (Carrara marble): Stone West, 805/658-0007, stonewest.com.
Mantel and over-mantel: Pennco Wood Finishing, 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.
Yellowish pillows on built-in seat by fireplace (“Chinois Fret”/Camel, Cream #54953): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Pillow welt (“Taos”/Puma #TA707): Innovations, 800/227-8053, innovationsusa.com.
Grid pillow on built-in seat (“Chaumont”/Stone #2656): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
Bolster pillow on built-in seat (“Vaughan Chenille”/Aqua #51391): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.

A window alcove offered a perfect spot for Brown to slide in a faux shagreen desk paired with a vintage safari chair, giving guests a sweet spot for reading, writing notes, or just gazing out to the gardens.  

Desk (“Audrey Faux Shagreen Desk”); desk chair (vintage): Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.
Hanging rope light above desk (“Robert Lewis Macrame Hanging Work Lamp”): Lawson-Fenning, 323/934-0048, lawsonfenning.com

Relaxation extends outside, with eclectic furnishings on a balcony that offers bird’s-eye views of a 250-year-old oak tree, the pool, and the ocean in the distance. Brown designed the handy little wire-based tables topped with slices of burled wood.

Bench: Botanik, 805/565-3831, botanikinc.com.
Burl slice table: Brown Design, 323/962-2600, browndesigninc.com.

In the bath, Brown created a clean and calm setting with gray walls juxtaposed with a dark floor and crisp white ceiling.  A clam-like chandelier from Ironies floats above the soaking tub. Twin vintage-style sinks on chrome legs are paired with cabinet-style medicine cabinets.

Interior design: Ryan Brown, Brown Design Group, 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Loft 4, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323/962-2600, and 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 620, Montecito, CA 93108; 805/228-4114, browndesigninc.com.

Wall paint (“Manor House Gray” #265); trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Sconces (“Refined Rib Sconces”/Ivory Resin and Soft Silver with silk shade #BBL2036-S, by Barbara Barry): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Sink (“Nouveau Console” #5010.082); sink legs (“Nouveau Legs” #5010-631): St. Thomas Creations, stthomascreations.com.
Faucets (“IV Georges” #K-6811); tub (vintage, with mahogany base #K-705-WD): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Ceramic basket by sink; baskets: Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
Chandelier (“Trevi”/Black #567): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
Medicine cabinets (“Cartwright Medicine Cabinet”): Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.

Charcoal-toned tiles are balanced with creamy Carrara marble in the walk in shower. Brown played with sizes and shapes of the tiles for an understated elegant design.

Tiles (dark olive honed marble tiles; Carrara honed marble 3x6-inch subway tiles; dark olive and Carrara marble mosaics, liners and moldings): AKDO, 510/785-2536, akdo.com.
Shower handles (“IV Georges”): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Ceramic stool: Asian Ceramics, 800/449-6890, asian-ceramics.com.

Designer Carla Lane went jungle wild with Lulu DK’s fabric collection for Schumacher – covering the walls with an irresistible embroidered animal fabric in blue and white, and covering a scalloped shaped headboard (Lane’s own design) in a happy green and white starburst pattern called “Firecrackers.”

Interior design: Carla Lane, Carla Lane Interiors, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 106, Hollywood, CA 90046; 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.

Wall covering (“Jungle Jubilee,” by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Daybed (custom): Carla Lane Interiors, 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.
Daybed upholstery fabric (“Firecrackers”/Green #174933, by Lulu DK); daybed seat-cushion (“Cotton Candy”/White #67150, by Lulu DK); daybed pillows (“Lollipop”/Turquoise, Leaf #66241, by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.

Lane specializes in designing children’s rooms and often includes a wall-mounted bookrack. Here the rack was painted blue, as was the ceiling. Bamboo shades are topped with cornices covered in LuLu DK’s “Cha Cha” fabric and the rocker and stool (both recycled) are covered in another Lulu DK design with the candy sweet name of “Skittles.” The room is elegantly grounded with an Oscar de la Renta rug from Elson & Company.

Interior design: Carla Lane, Carla Lane Interiors, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 106, Hollywood, CA 90046; 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.

Wall covering (“Jungle Jubilee,” by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Rug (“Spain 1971,” by Oscar de la Renta): Elson & Co., 800/944-2858, elsoncompany.com.
Daybed (custom): Carla Lane Interiors, 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.
Daybed upholstery fabric (“Firecrackers”/Green #174933, by Lulu DK); daybed seat-cushion (“Cotton Candy”/White #67150, by Lulu DK); daybed pillows (“Lollipop”/Turquoise, Leaf #66241, by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Photograph (“Bunny”); photograph (“Storybook Swan”): Misti Fraser Photography, 812/573-9011, mistifraserphotography.com.
Rocker; ottoman: vintage.
Rocker and ottoman fabric (“Skittles”/Blueberry, Sky #66231, by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Cornice boxes (custom): Carla Lane Interiors, 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.
Cornice fabric (“Cha-Cha”/Grass #174962, by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Crib: Summer For Kids, 805/565-2277, summerforkids.com.
Crib pillow and quilt: Lulu DK for Matouk, matouk.com.
Chandelier (“Seychelles Chandelier”): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
Bookrack (custom): Pennco Propeties, 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.
Green ceramic stool; green monkey on daybed: Pier 1 Imports, 800/245-4595, pier1.com.
Blue bear on daybed; stuffed animal in basket: Summer For Kids, 805/565-2277, summerforkids.com.
Blue ball; straw basket: Target, target.com.
Ceiling and bookshelf paint (“Cook’s Blue” #237); trim paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Blinds (custom, bamboo): Budget Blinds, 805/962-4082, budgetblinds.com.

While Lulu DK’s delicately embroidered “Lollipop” fabric is delightful in a child’s room, its fresh palette and sophisticated design makes it well suited for anywhere in the home.

Interior design: Carla Lane, Carla Lane Interiors, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 106, Hollywood, CA 90046; 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.

Daybed pillows (“Lollipop”/Turquoise, Leaf #66241, by Lulu DK); daybed upholstery fabric (“Firecrackers”/Green #174933, by Lulu DK); daybed seat cushion (“Cotton Candy”/White #67150, by Lulu DK); wall covering (“Jungle Jubilee,” by Lulu DK): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Green monkey on daybed: Pier 1 Imports, 800/245-4595, pier1.com.
Blue bear on daybed: Summer For Kids, 805/565-2277, summerforkids.com.

Lane had kids in mind when she chose a double utility sink with two Kohler faucets for the bath. The designer had the underside of the sink painted blue to coordinate with the adjoining nursery.

Interior design: Carla Lane, Carla Lane Interiors, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 106, Hollywood, CA 90046; 323/424-3223, carlalaneinteriors.com.
 
Wall paint (“Blue Ground” #210); paint on sink bottom (“Cooks Blue” #237): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Sink (“Brockway” #K-3200-0); faucets (“Connock with Lever” #K-8892-RP): Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
Sconces (“Marine Wall Light” #SL2000PN): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Striped hand towels: West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
Green hand towel: Target, target.com.
Giraffe painting (Our Giraffe): by Ella Pennestri, 805/705-7324.
Green stool: Pier 1 Imports, 800/245-4595, pier1.com
Basket: vintage. 

Glass artisan Steve Weinstock created magic in the downstairs powder room, crafting a luminescent light pendant for the barrel-vaulted ceiling.

The pendant was made by fusing ground metals, such as copper, between layers of glass. When the glass is heated the metals explode, creating one-of-a-kind designs. The fabric-like folds of the pendant are made by slumping the hot glass over a form to cool.

Glass artisan: Steve Weinstock, Alchemy Glass & Light, 5715 McKinley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011; 877/552-5243 and 323/235-6606, alchemyglass.com
Hanging light (“Cienega Explosions”): Alchemy Glass & Light, 877/552-5243, alchemyglass.com.
Wood arched ceiling (custom): Pennco Properties, 805/705-7324, penncoproperties.com.
Wall paint (“Straw” #52); ceiling paint (“Wimborne White” #239): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Faux finishing: Purling Painting, 805/689-1857.

The vessel sink and round mirror frame were made by Weinstock using glass-fusing processes. Copper and other metals were fused between layers of glass to form a circle design in the “Aqua Luna” bowl sink. Above it hangs the “Velvet Cienega” mirror.

Glass artisan: Steve Weinstock, Alchemy Glass & Light, 5715 McKinley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011; 877/552-5243 and 323/235-6606, alchemyglass.com
Sink (“Aqua Luna”); mirror (“Velvet Cienega Round Mirror”): Alchemy Glass & Light, 877/552-5243, alchemyglass.com.
Wood pedestal (custom): El & El Wood Products, 916/714-5555, elelwood.com.
Wall paint (“Straw” #52): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Faux finishing: Purling Painting, 805/689-1857.

Designer Katerina Tana created a calm and clutter-free esthetic in the two-bedroom cabana guesthouse. The stone-and-shingle building shares a patio with the main house and is just steps away from the swimming pool.

Shingles: Cedar Valley Shingles, 800/521-9523, cedar-valley.com.
Sandstone pavers (“Cherokee”): Goleta Building Materials, 805/967-5413.
Exterior sconces (“Revere” #1185SN): Hinkley Lighting, 440/653-5500, hinkleylighting.com.
Exterior stonework (“Shilo Limestone”): Eldorado Stone, eldoradostone.com.
Landscaping: Cicileo Landscape, 805/967-3939, cicileo.com.

An oil-rubbed bronze chandelier and a sofa designed by Tana and covered in her reversible herringbone fabric set the classic tone for the sitting room. A hand-blown Murano glass vase from the Mucucci collection is reflected in the organically shaped mirror.

Interior design: Katerina Tana, Katerina Tana Design, 1733 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Suite C, Venice, CA 90291; 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.

Chandelier (“Munich Chandelier, Eight-Arm”/oil-rubbed bronze); mirror (vintage, oil-rubbed bronze, lightly antiqued glass): Richard Taylor Designs, richardtaylordesigns.co.uk, through Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Sofa (“Noni”/Walnut); sofa fabric (“Wave Weave”/Nimbus, Katerina Tana Collection); pillow (“Miramar”/Shell): Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Blanket (cashmere): Denis Colomb Lifestyle, 213/250-1711, deniscolomblifestyle.com.
End table (Indonesian Fruitwood base, Carrara marble top): antique.
Lamp (“Verona Lamp”): Richard Taylor Designs, richardtaylordesigns.co.uk, through Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Linen lampshade (“Dream Solid”/Sea): Katerina Tana Collection, 310/305-8253, katerinatanacollection.com.
Dining table (by Jens Risom): Ralph Pucci Int’l, 310/360-9707, ralphpucci.net.
Stool (African); carved wood panel by end table (hand-carved, African): antique.
White ceramic vases (silver-trimmed); hand-sculpted bowl (silver): Tortoise, 310/314-8448, tortoisegeneralstore.com.
Round vase seen in mirror (“Opaco”/Gray, by Ivan Baj, hand-blown Murano glass): Micucci, 310/360-7323, micuccicollection.com.
Art (California, by Jow): Marine Contemporary Gallery, 310/399-0294, marinecontemporary.com.

Vintage sconces flank the tall headboard, which is upholstered in Tana’s “Roma” fabric in soft Agua. Polished nickel and glass bedside tables from Waterworks support petite lamps from Richard Taylor Designs.

Wall paint (“Borrowed Light” #235, estate emulsion); trim paint (“All White” #2005, eggshell finish): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
Headboard and bed-skirt fabric (“Roma”/Agua); Euro shams (“Capistrano”/Blake): Katerina Tana Collection, 310/305-8253, katerinatanacollection.com.
Bedside tables (polished nickel, mirror and glass shelves): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
Bedside lamps (“Single Crystal Sphere Table Lamp”); hanging lantern (“Turin Lantern”/oil-rubbed bronze): Richard Taylor Designs, richardtaylordesigns.co.uk, through Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Bedside vintage sconces (1940 French hand-painted coral motif sconces): Rosemarie McCaffrey Antiques, 310/395-7711, mcantiques.com.
Silk-trimmed cashmere throw: Denis Colomb Lifestyle, 213/250-1711.
Chaise (vintage, by Gio Ponti): available through Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.

A wing desk by Vladimir Kagan catches the sunlight at one end of the bedroom, where Roman shades fashioned from Tana’s “Capistrano” linen filter the light.  In a nod to the cabana’s proximity to the pool and seaside, a Murano glass seashell from the Mucucci Collection rests on the desk.

Desk (“Wing Desk,” by Vladimir Kagan); chair (“Pullman Armchair,” by Jim Zivic): Ralph Pucci Int’l, 310/360-9707, ralphpucci.net.
Shell (“Conchiglia”/Ice, by Massimo Micheluzzi): Micucci Collection, 310/360-7323, micuccicollection.com.
Candlestick (Croatian): antique.
Rope basket: Tortoise, 310/314-8448, tortoisegeneralstore.com.
Shade (“Capistrano”/Blake): Katerina Tana Collection, 310/305-8253, katerinatanacollection.com.
Rug (Kotan): Lawrence of La Brea, 323/935-1100, lawrenceoflabrea.co.
Art (Indian Man, by Riyaz Udin, single hair painting on ancient paper); lithograph (by Maurice Broder): Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com

Who could resist an afternoon nap in this daybed designed by Tana and layered with her silky soft linens? Walls painted soft blue enhance the calming mood. Above the bed hangs an almost mystical photograph by Tana, titled “Deer, Deer, Deer,” featuring three deer framed by brush as they walk near the beach.

Art (Deer, Deer, Deer, by Katerina Tana, cibachrome print, laminated); daybed (“Pavlova Daybed”): Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Throw pillow (“Coral Shade”/Abalone); body pillow (“Coral Shade”/Sea); oblong kidney pillow (“Anacapa”/Flax): Katerina Tana Collection, 310/305-8253, katerinatanacollection.com.
Standard pillowcase (“Perle”): Schlossberg, schlossbergstore.com.
Embroidered coverlet (“Kashmiri”/Oyster White with Pale Pink embroidery): Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Throw (“Polo,” cashmere): Denis Colomb Lifestyle, 213/250-1711, deniscolomblifestyle.com.
Hanging lantern (“Turin Lantern”/oil-rubbed bronze): Richard Taylor Designs, richardtaylordesigns.co.uk, through Katerina Tana Design, 310/305-8253, katerinatanadesign.com.
Small sculpture on table (Hand and Ball, by Andrea Tana, cast bronze, mounted on painted wood plinth): Andrea Tana, andreatana.com.
Wall paint (“Blue Ground,” estate emulsion); trim paint (“All White” #2005, eggshell finish): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.

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Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens Showhouse

A rundown ranch is renovated for the 2012 Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens

Written by Amy Elbert
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Courtesy Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau

Photography: Dominique Vorillon
Produced by JoAnn McVicker and Amy Elbert