!A que cenar afuera!

Summer is the perfect time to eat outside and spruce up the outdoor dining space.  Eating outdoors can be as beautiful and relaxing as indoors.  Whether you have a small or large space always eat with ESTILO!

Viva la vida and do it with Estilo!

Ruffled Rim Plate : Anthropologie,  Dining Table : One Kings Lane,   Hurrican Lamp : Food52,  Dining Chair : Layla Grace,  John Robshaw Aleppo Pillow : Anthropologie,  Braided Pouf : Dash and Albert,   Rattan Orb LED String Lights : World Market,  Soundwaves Pillow : Anthropologie, A bigail Dining Bench:  One Kings Lane

Ruffled Rim Plate: Anthropologie, Dining Table: One Kings Lane,  Hurrican Lamp: Food52, Dining Chair: Layla Grace, John Robshaw Aleppo Pillow: Anthropologie, Braided Pouf: Dash and Albert,  Rattan Orb LED String Lights: World Market, Soundwaves Pillow: Anthropologie, Abigail Dining Bench: One Kings Lane

Lutah Riggs

Lutah Riggs is one of the first female architects in Santa Barbara and has often gone unrecognized for her work. As a graduate of the Santa Barbara City College, she worked under George Washington Smith and became extremely influential in much of his design work. 

After Smith's death, Lutah started her own firm and has contributed to many homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito. Her environmental concerns and love of the natural landscape has brought a unique and specific quality to her work. 

Cheers to Lutah and her amazing contributions to Santa Barbara architecture


Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Nimes Pendant : Steven Handleman Studios,  Oversize Cast Iron French Urns : Chairish,  Noir Bourbon Bench : Layla Grayce,  Chinois Pillow : Jayson Home,  Duke Candleholders : Bliss Home

Nimes Pendant: Steven Handleman Studios, Oversize Cast Iron French Urns: Chairish, Noir Bourbon Bench: Layla Grayce, Chinois Pillow: Jayson Home, Duke Candleholders: Bliss Home

Inspiracion Cubana

Some of my favorite inspirations for design and style come from photographs of Cuba.   I would have loved to have seen Cuba in all it's glory during the 1950's, but I still appreciate the old charm and passion of Havana.   There is still a subtle sophistication and glamour to even the most deteriorated homes there.  Visiting Havana and restoring a home one day goes to the top of my list...Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO! 

Florine Chandelier : Layla Grayce,   1860 Luis XV Chandelier : Olde Good Things,  Holloway Sofa : Anthropologie,  Felice 3 Tier Chandelier : Steven Handleman,   Eloquence Antique Mirror Napoleon III : Layla Grayce,  Mason Love Chair : Bliss Home

Florine Chandelier: Layla Grayce,  1860 Luis XV Chandelier: Olde Good Things, Holloway Sofa: Anthropologie, Felice 3 Tier Chandelier: Steven Handleman, Eloquence Antique Mirror Napoleon III: Layla Grayce, Mason Love Chair: Bliss Home


Bougainvillea is one of my favorite tropical plants. I love how the bright colors of orange pink and red can give any home an instant Spanish style. The plant is very low maintenance and will stay in bloom for almost all year. Put this beauty where it can bathe in the sun and give your home a little Spanish flare...

Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Primitive Swedish Bench : Chairish,  Cement Urn Planters : Chairish,  Handwoven Doormat : Anthropologie,  Wall Garden Trellis : Grandin Road,  Bougainvillea Plants : Brighter Blooms

Primitive Swedish Bench: Chairish, Cement Urn Planters: Chairish, Handwoven Doormat: Anthropologie, Wall Garden Trellis: Grandin Road, Bougainvillea Plants: Brighter Blooms

50 Shades of Gray

50 shades of gray

Add a cool contemporary look to your house with the color gray. Don't think of gray as depressing but a great backdrop to make other colors stand out. The color gray also allows wood tones to pop and can create a glamorous look. 

Viva la vida and do it with ESTILO!

Joseph Club Chair : One Kings Lane,   Mesh Beehive Pendant : Anthropologie,  Luxe Lapin Pillow:  Calypso,  Masinissa Hand Knotted Rug : Dash and Albert, Benchmade by  BrownstoneThompson Sofa : Layla Grayce,  Linen Floor Cushion : Calypso,  Evelyn Mirrored Chest : One Kings Lane

Joseph Club Chair: One Kings Lane,  Mesh Beehive Pendant: Anthropologie, Luxe Lapin Pillow: Calypso, Masinissa Hand Knotted Rug: Dash and Albert, Benchmade by BrownstoneThompson Sofa: Layla Grayce, Linen Floor Cushion: Calypso, Evelyn Mirrored Chest: One Kings Lane