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To Caroline Thompson and Steve Thompson, co-founders of Cabana Home, LLC, the essence of their store symbolizes the distinctive Santa Barbara lifestyle, relaxed sophistication. This design team have jointly built or redesigned 28 homes in Dallas, Santa Fe and Santa Barbara. Through the years they have mastered the art of creating beautiful living spaces, which have graced the covers of national design publications. Their newest venture, Cabana Home, LLC, redefines the perception of traditional indoors and out furnishings.

Caroline and Steve met while working at the world renowned Neiman Marcus department store in Dallas, Texas, where they learned first hand from Stanley Marcus, “service is everything.” Grounded in a retail background, Steve followed a successful career in real estate and development while Caroline, opened a highly regarded special events firm. As business partners they perused their talent for designing informal, elegant residential properties, through their own residential real estate development company.

The design duo weren’t looking for a new career while renovating their latest residential project, in the affluent community of Santa Barbara, California, but that is exactly what they found. “We literally traveled all over the world, to find just the right furnishings and decorative accessories” says Caroline, “It was frustrating not to be able to find the items we envisioned, in our own home town.” Steve continues, “We realized that if we had a need for a wider selection of home decor items, then others must as well.” “They say when you find a need, fill it,” adds Caroline, “and so that is how Cabana Home, LLC, was born.” “We wanted a store where customers could come in, look around and realize that this is what they want their own home to look like,” continues Steve. “Our pieces are transferable from showroom to life.”

Cabana Home Mill Valley (dba Cabana Home San Francisco) is not affiliated with Cabana Home Santa Barbara.