“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

Modernism Santa Barbara Show Closes April 15th

The Modernism show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, Art + Form, featuring the furniture designs of Milo Baughman closes this week, Friday April 15th, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Baughman designs on display from Thayer Coggin are extraordinary. Never before have we had a show with such depth in a particular period of American furniture. Though the designs were made as long … Read More


Welcome to Art + Form, our Spring event and show at Cabana Home Santa Barbara, featuring the work of famed California Modernist and mid-century furniture designer Milo Baughman and the contemporary abstract oil paintings by Brian Hollister. The show is produced in conjunction with Thayer Coggin, the manufacturer of Milo Baughman furniture since 1952, and the Edward Cella Gallery in … Read More

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016 – Part III of III

The Mid-Century Show House: The Christopher Kennedy Compound The Christopher Kennedy Compound was billed as “the” event/venue of Modernism Week. The show house is set up as a non-profit with proceeds benefitting education and preservation of architecture throughout Palm Springs. Its’ estimated that 4,000 people toured this year’s show house. Excellent! Christopher Kennedy, a local Palm Springs decorator, is not … Read More

NEW YORK NOW- Day 1: Shopping the City

I wouldn’t be much of a Design Guy if I didn’t shop the city and give you an idea at what’s going on the East coast and beyond. If I don’t hit the streets on my first day here I’ll never get to it because I get so wrapped up in my market that I never see the light of … Read More

New Shagreen Styles by Pearson Company

New Shagreen Styles by Pearson Company 9752 Shagreen Console, 9880 Shagreen Mirror and 222 Chair Shown Shagreen has been prized for centuries for its decorative properties.  Vintage decorative objects such as jewelry boxes, eyeglass cases and books are highly collectible today.  While originally made from rough untanned hides from horses or donkeys, craftsmen in the 17th century discovered the skin from sharkskin or the … Read More

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Living Room

Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid this Living room vignette is in the showroom at Cabana Home, Santa Barbara. How To: Add the color with a throw, a vase, a stack of books with color dust jackets, and of course witth the radiant orchids themselves! PRODUCTS FEATURED Perfect Pleat Pendant $1,600 Paris Floor Lamp $850   … Read More