Easy Flowers for Uneasy Times

floral arrangement

Hi, Steve’s partner Caroline here, on a Blog Takeover! There is little I love more than arranging flowers. I don’t know… they smell divine, they’re happy and bright and just bring a smile when your eye lands on them. But if you’re not comfortable with “arranging” multiple colors or types, do you tend to just not have any in the … Read More

Four Questions for George Legrady with Steve Thompson

George Legrady

“We are so pleased to show the work of this internationally known artist, whose work is owned by American and European Museums, and has shown his work around the world. The work is not only personal where we can get to know the artist, but its message reaches across boundaries where the viewer feels part of the scene and familiar … Read More

8 Steps to Designing the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Santa Maria Ranch House

How to Style the Perfect Guest Bedroom Family coming for the holidays and your guest room looking a little tired? Here’s a quick check list for how to decorate a guest bedroom! Being from the south, making guests feel welcome, at ease and at home is what our interior design service at Cabana Home Santa Barbara strives for. Here’s what we think … Read More

NY NOW 2017 | Tactile & Textured Trends

Ah, New York, New York! It is indeed the place to see trends, and this trip was no exception! As soon as we landed and Ubered to the hotel, we dropped our bags and headed out to 5th Avenue. First stop, the incredible windows at Bergdorf’s – the best in New York!   We saw feather and fur trim for … Read More

West Week 2017

  I’m just back from West Week 2017 and it was a blast! First I want to say how grateful I am to have been asked to participate on the panel sponsored by California Homes Magazine and Susan McFadden, Editor in Chief, and hosted by the Witford Showroom at the Pacific Design Center. The weeks theme was “Icons & Innovators” and my panel … Read More

Sharing a Favorite – Ralph Pucci International

We just attended the opening of the new Ralph Pucci showroom in Hollywood, a 15,000 sq. ft., 1920’s era building that once housed a puppetry school. Pucci comes from the mannequin business where he was/is so influential and innovative in his family’s business that the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) mounted a show of his work, “The Art of The … Read More

“Art for art’s sake”, and the LA Art Show

1/20/16 We loved last weekend’s LA Art Show in Los Angeles. As fine art consultants and dealers in conjunction with the Edward Cella Gallery in Los Angeles, we support this annual West coast event because it brings American, Europe and Asian artists and art dealers together in our backyard. The bulk of the show is modern/contemporary with a smattering of … Read More

Love Outdoor Furniture!

In the garden at Cabana Home Santa Brabara

I love outdoor furniture because it means fun outdoors, entertaining with friends, not being at work, and lapping up this amazing California weather! I also love outdoor furniture for more practical reasons, one being is that it can stay outdoors all year round. That means I don’t have to haul it in at the end of the day or when … Read More

Accessorizing – The Design Guy Shares his “How To”

We love accessories and personal collections, and are often asked to come out to a client’s home and “do” their accessories. It’s one of our favorite requests, and after we’re finished we are thrilled when they say they love what we’ve done. The fact is you can “do it” yourself. Really! You can recreate your own Getty Villa if that’s … Read More

MODERNISM SHOW extended through May 6th, 2016

Wow! And thank you! We are so delighted with the wonderful success of our Art + Form Show featuring the Modernist furniture of Milo Baughman by Thayer Coggin, and Brian Hollister shows, that we have extended the dates for both! The shows have been extended through May 6th, 2016. “As I walked the show with a museum curator, we discussed the dialogue … Read More