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In Living Color

Designers + artists in their personal spaces Texture trends + Entertaining


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CONTENTS

Features

In Living Color

BY JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER

Coming Home

PRODUCED BY JILL NELSEN

BY L.D. PORTER

PHOTOGRAPHS BY VICTORIA PEARSON

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SAM FROST

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TOC Clear Vision

A Style All Its Own

PHOTOGRAPHS BY SAM FROST

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MEGAN SOREL

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BY CHRISTINE LENNON

BY J OA N TA P P E R

On Our Cover

Kelley McDowell at home in Ojai. Photographed by Victoria Pearson.

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Departments Letter from the Editorial Director …………………………………………………………

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Contributors … Our writers, photographers, and more…………………………………… . .

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What’s Now

… Textured textiles, terrazzo trends, the latest in lighting, and local nonprofit organizations helping rebuild Montecito……………………………………………….

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Design … An eclectic penthouse loft by designer Elizabeth Vallino, a light-filled home in

Mission Canyon, a peek inside the studios of photographers Elizabeth Messina and Victoria Pearson, and more……………………………………………………………………………………

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Garden

… Grace Rose Farm blooms in Santa Ynez, greenhouse-inspired accessories, exhibits at Lotusland and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and more………………………

Arts … Painter Jane Gottlieb’s Technicolor roost, a groundbreaking U.S. premiere at the

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Museum of Contemporary Art, landscape artist Richard Schloss, and more……………………

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Taste … Designer Nathan Turner’s boho brunch at Rose Story Farm, and more……………

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#weliveinparadise … A walking tour of architect Jeff Shelton’s whimsical builds………… S A N TA B A R B A R A

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Last year, we made the difficult decision to forego our annual Home & Garden issue as we were still reeling from the mudslides and the loss of so much in our community. It felt insensitive to celebrate interiors and our coveted lifestyle during such a terrible time for all of our neighbors. A year later, and with a town as resilient as it gets, we are reaffirmed in our dedication to this place. It’s a time to celebrate living! With this mind-set, it is now more important than ever to make a house into a home—a place of solace. Who better to take on that mission than interior designers themselves? We visit four designers in their personal spaces, each with different aesthetics yet all accomplished in their own rights. Take the House of Honey residence (“Clear Vision,” page 106)—an original Lutah Riggsdesigned home in Montecito that designer Tamara Kaye-Honey and family escape to from their busy Pasadena lives on the weekends. An ode to its natural surroundings, the contemporary glass box additions effortlessly blend the outdoors with the “in.” Tamara deftly uses her trained eye to deliver just the right amount of modernity to this midcentury home. Just down the road, boutique owner/designer Kimberly Hayes and her husband, Michael, have transformed their more traditional sanctuary into an East Coast meets globally eclectic home (“A Style All Its Own,” page 118). The outdoor spaces and gardens are an exquisite backdrop for Kimberly’s talent for entertaining. Time slips away when you enter renowned architect and designer Xorin Balbes’s Japaneseinspired midcentury estate above Mission Canyon (“Coming Home,” page 96). Seemingly out of another world, the hilltop compound immediately puts you into a state of Zen with breathtaking views and the sound of water trickling from the fountains aplenty in the lush gardens. Kelley and Malcolm McDowell’s art and collection-filled Ojai home (“In Living Color,” page 84) is one you won’t forget anytime soon. Quintessentially Ojai in its Pierpont architecture, it’s the pops of color, whimsy, and sophistication—along with the family that luckily inhabits the sprawling stone courtyards—that make it spectacularly singular. Malcolm’s ability on the stage and screen is undeniable, as is his wife Kelley’s talent for art direction and interiors. The layers upon layers of curios and objets only add to the warmth of this already loved and lived-in abode. This issue, full of beautiful stories, encapsulates a design range of retreats that are sure to inspire your very own “home sweet home.”

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CONTRIBUTORS

Lauren Ross

Victoria Pearson

“It’s so refreshing to look at your everyday environment through the lens; it helps you isolate and identify things you might want to change or reexamine,” says the Ojai-based photographer of “Behind the Lens” (page 48), our Taste feature (page 77), and “In Living Color” (page 84). S.B. MUST DOs Knitting with my friends at Cattywampus. • Bart’s Books, naturally. • The Ojai Raptor Center.

“Taiana Geifer has such a warmth and familiarity—it really shows in her work. And her work ethic is astounding,” says the photographer who shot her wall hangings for our What’s Now section (page 31). S.B. MUST DOs Picnic at Miramar Beach with my family. • Drink coffee and read the Sunday New York Times at Cafe Ana or Breakfast Culture Club. • Visit the Saturday morning farmers market.

Sam Frost

“As a meditator (at least before children), I loved getting lost in Xorin Balbes’s Zen design sensibilities...but mostly was gaga over the outdoor bathtub with ocean views,” says the photographer who captured “Coming Home” (page 96) as well as “Clear Vision” (page 106). “And I met Tamara Kaye-Honey when she first opened her design shop in Pasadena, so to be in her home felt like the perfect fullcircle moment—a nice reminder of how far both of us have come in our respective journeys.” S.B. MUST DOs Always happy to eat at Empty Bowl at the Santa Barbara Public Market. • Bibi Ji for Indian food. • Taking our kids to the laid-back Santa Barbara Zoo.

Christine Lennon

PHOTOGRAPH: JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER, LEELA CYD

Contributors

Jennifer Blaise Kramer

“Tamara and I met about five years ago. She is the consummate traveler; has such a dry, wry sense of humor; and is always impeccably dressed,” says the Los Angelesbased writer of “Clear Vision” (page 106). “I run into her and think—could this person be any cooler? I had to withhold a few adoring adjectives when I was writing this story. ” S.B. MUST DOs Even if we’re just driving through town, we always make a point of stopping and getting in the water at the beach at Santa Claus Lane. • Drinks on the patio at the Belmond El Encanto—it’s so charming. And that view! • Going to the Santa Barbara Public Market for fish tacos at Corazon Cocina.

“I loved talking with Kelley McDowell about her colorful Ojai home that’s such a reflection of her worldly life,” says the locally based scribe who wrote “In Living Color” (page 84) as well as some of the stories in our Design section (page 43). “And such fun getting to go behind the scenes with a few crazy talented local photographers—they go all over the world shooting other people’s homes, so it was a blast to see how they turn the lens on their own homes.” S.B. MUST DOs Peruse the latest at Raoul Textiles. • Picnic at the Mission Rose Garden with my kids. • The lemon arbor at Lotusland.

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What’s Now

Texture Trends

Textiles, terrazzo, and theatrical lighting


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W H AT ’ S N O W

Nature’s Calling Known for her avant-garde scarves, blankets, and tapestries, Santa Barbara native Taiana Giefer has spent the last four years transitioning her creations into fine art woolen wall sculptures. Her focus now is TAIANA INTERIORS and the debut of The Seed Collection: Conception (from $8,000), featuring hand and needle-felted pieces inspired by “the merging of flora, creating unconventional botanical friendships, and the unpredictability of growth within the plant kingdom,” she says. “My intention is to provide warmth, playfulness, familiarity, and tactility in one’s space.” G I N A T O L L E S O N

Left to Right: STUDY: SEED NO. 062 ; Giefer, who graduated from The

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Fantasy Neutral STANCE What’s Now Fabrics Mark your space with layered tans, off-whites, and beige. Herewith, some designer tone-on-tone rugs we love. G . T .

Get lost in the bohemian, colorful world of Tracy Porter’s POETIC WANDERLUST fabric and wallpaper collections. The Santa Ynez-based artist/designer’s signature is her whimsical eye for exuberant pattern combinations with a mix of vintage and of folklore. Fabrics (from $98/yard) include velvets, cotton/linens, and denim; ecofriendly PVC-free wallpapers are $126 per roll. G . T .

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Ciao TERRAZZO

Jo Morgan; tray, $69, West Elm; pebble mosaic tile, $17.50 per sheet, Tileco; table, price upon request, Teak Warehouse; Trueing mirror, $2,080, 1st Dibs; Alba vase, $340, Miri Mara.

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W H AT ’ S N O W

Did You Know?

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Tom Dixon’s Void Surface lights ($560 each, available at HOUSE OF HONEY , 805-969-7444, houseofhoney.com).

Leanne Ford’s collaboration with Project 62 tripod floor lamp ($89.99, available at TARGET , 805-6449871, target.com).

4 The Gallio pendant with pin lights ($3,278, STEVEN HANDELMAN STUDIOS , 805-962-5119, stevenhandelmanstudios.com).

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Crystal ball table lamp ($495, available at WILLIAM LAMAN , 805-969-2840, williamlaman.com).

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Hailed the “father of modern LED lighting,” Dr. Shuji Nakamura rocked the industry. The Japaneseborn electrical engineer invented a whiter, more energy-efficient LED that awarded him the Nobel Prize in physics in 2014. And much of his success happened in our own backyard. “UCSB afforded me the opportunity to pursue the innovation of refining the violet LED to the point I knew could be achieved,” he says. After his first successful advancement, which became manufacturable in 1993, Nakamura, along with professors Steven DenBaars and Jim Speck, developed a healthier light by removing all blue light—something once deemed impossible. As a cofounder of SORAA , he used this technology to produce light bulbs that gleam the fullest spectrum of light with zero blue wavelengths—the stuff that blasts out of common bulbs, tablets, and E-readers, producing headaches and preventing sleep. “Researchers recently found the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, along with other hormone factors, decreases when we see blue LED light,” Nakamura says. Soraa’s breakthrough bulbs are in homes, restaurants, galleries, and museums worldwide—even Versailles. “Light has a strong biological and emotional impact on our lives,” he says. “Think twice about the light you're exposed to everyday—not all light is created equal.” J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R S O R A A .CO M


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Top to bottom: Handcrafted

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ONE TO WATCH

Just more than a year ago, 25-yearold Josie Ford journeyed to Jaipur, India, with sketches in hand and a textile dream in her heart. The trip proved successful as she found artisans who shared her love of traditional block printing and could bring her designs to life using their age-old manual process. “It’s an honor to be able to bring awareness to an art form that has been practiced in India for thousands of years,” says Ford, who grew up in Santa Barbara. The designer launched her Los Angeles-based STUDIO FORD in November, selling small batches of quilts, scarves, and napkins online, while giving 5 percent of profits back to the families she works with in India. Her organic patterns are inspired by nature, architecture, and art, and every item still starts with a sketch. J . B . K .

A Systematic Approach

A lot has changed in the 30 years since Hans Betzholtz and his wife, Elaine LeVasser, founded HIFI CLUB . In those days, many of his customers still had clunky stereo consoles. Today, the enterprise is focused on electronic system integration and design that’s also visually pleasing. “It’s more about the experience and letting people know what can be done,” he says. That means everything from whole-house audio and video systems to home theaters and, especially, smart homes. “Everyone likes music in their homes,” he notes, and he’s put in some elaborate home theaters for local celebrities. “But it doesn’t have to be a huge room.” Even a space for four or six can be exciting. As for comfort, convenience, and security, the technological advances are coming fast. Room temperature, irrigation, security cameras, smart locks—“you can operate the whole house from one screen,” Betzholtz says, whether that’s an iPad, a dedicated touchscreen, a phone, or a computer. “People want it to be super simple. The big thing is voice recognition,” so you can walk in your door with your arms full of groceries and turn things on. “Alexa, Google, Josh.ai— ultimately that where things are going.” 208 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-2525. J O A N T A P P E R H I F I C L UB .N E T

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Santa Barbara natives/sisters Alia Glasgow and Casey Geeb bring accessible organization into your home with THE EFFICIENCY PROJECT . “The whole mission is to help families like our own conquer their spaces,” say Glasgow and Geeb (an event producer and an interior designer, respectively). From professional purging to concierge moving to keeping your next event running efficiently, these sisters set up, systematize, and simplify (consultation: $250). “We want families to win back time so they can do what they are passionate about.” 805-455-1622. G I A N A L E Ó N TH E E F F I C I E N C YPR O J E CTS B .CO M S A N TA B A R B A R A


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The SAN YSIDRO

W H AT ’ S N O W

CANYON greening up.

GIVING BACK

Pitching In

In times of crisis, people often respond with remarkable strength of character and unbelievable ingenuity. One notable organization that has emerged since the Thomas Fire and the devastating debris flow in Montecito is the nonprofit publicprivate PARTNERSHIP FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES . Members Pat McElroy, Joe Cole, Hollye Jacobs, Les Firestein, Gwyn Lurie, Brett Matthews, Mary Rose, Ron Pulice, Cathy Cash, and Alixe Mattingly all boast skill sets that range from work with county government, firefighting, and risk management to education and land-use law. Their achievements have been impressive. Aiming to raise $5.4 million, the group has already received more than $3 million. They’ve secured funding for a private meteorologist to detect dangerous weather systems and hired experts to assess ongoing risks. Most importantly, they’ve developed a three-part emergency solution that includes enhanced monitoring, faster revegetation, and steel-mesh debris nets. Says McElroy, executive director (and former Santa Barbara fire chief) who recently appeared on Montecito resident Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show, “No one will stop a debris flow, but we’re doing all we can to mitigate it. We’ve gotten permits for 11 debris nets, and we’re fund-raising against that.” 805-637-7613. J . T .

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HELPING HANDS The numbers tell the story: Since the Thomas Fire and the ensuing debris flow, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY has helped more than 100 area residents with debris removal and repairs. Some 2,000 volunteers have spent more than 22,000 hours on the organization’s disaster relief programs, moving more than 42,000 tons of mud and debris. Faced with the needs of its community, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity stepped in quickly to expand the scope of its normal, more familiar construction work. Turning to the recovery stage, the group is now investing in preparedness and neighborhood revitalization. Says CEO Jessica Wishan, “While we take a lead in the work, we can do what we do because of the volunteers and the partnerships with government and other nonprofits.” 805-692-2226. J . T . S B H A B I TAT.O R G S A N TA B A R B A R A


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“It’s not necessarily a place you’d expect to find in Santa Barbara. It feels more like a flat in Paris, London, or New York. It’s very cosmopolitan.”

Now that cool white modern interiors have become ubiquitous, a living space imbued with warm, vibrant color is a welcome—and welcoming—surprise. The exotic interior of a downtown penthouse designed by ELIZABETH VALLINO INTERIORS , in close collaboration with owner Elizabeth Batarse, is a spectacular example. With its mustard yellow kitchen and living room, aqua sunroom, and charcoal bedroom, the residence is a jewel box of rich, unabashed color. Transitioning between colored spaces can be jarring, but in this case, Vallino’s deft use of vintage architectural wood details makes the journey an exciting treasure hunt. An intricately carved antique wooden doorway from India frames the sunroom, where inlaid tables from Syria are strategically placed on animal-print rugs. Elegant custom wood Moucharaby paneled doors filter the light in the living room and guest bedroom, providing artful privacy. The walls of the master bedroom are covered in sumptuous charcoal wallpaper from Jim Thompson and are adorned with antique Japanese handpainted wood panels. The effect is at once urban and urbane. “It’s not necessarily a place you’d expect to find in Santa Barbara,” says Vallino. “It feels more like a flat in Paris, London, or New York. It’s very cosmopolitan.” Batarse, clearly an ecstatic client, sums it up simply: “I think it depicts me. I think it is me.” 726 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805-451-4441. L . D . P O R T E R E L I Z A BE TH VA L L I N O I N TE RI O RS .C O M

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Clockwise from top left: The sunroom is framed by an antique Indian carved

door surround. A Syrian bone inlay table accompanies the couch covered in Bayou fabric by RAOUL TEXTILES . The mustard-yellow living room includes two similarly hued couches; ELIZABETH VALLINO ; the guest room is home to Scalamandre’s Ming Circus wallpaper; light filters through custom Moucharaby paneled doors in the living room; chairs with Etro for CLARENCE HOUSE fabric.

Opposite, top to bottom: The

master bedroom is covered in JIM THOMPSON Jim’s Dream

wallpaper. Antique Japanese hand-painted wood panels hover over the bed and an antique Chinese carved cinnabar table; the vibrant mustard yellow kitchen includes an R.M. SCHINDLER couch with

charcoal LORO PIANA fabric. The antique Chinese pillar carpet is from ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUE-SALVAGE .

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weddings, and intimate boudoir shoots over the years. Romance runs deep for this in-demand photographer, but the wrong kind of sparks flew almost four years ago when an electrical fire struck her property just outside of Santa Barbara. Fortunately, the 100-year-old house was safe, but her studio burned down and needed to be rebuilt. With the help of lifestyle and design blogger Anne Sage, Messina reimagined the 1,000-square-foot space into a breezy, Parisian-inspired haven that’s every bit as romantic as her signature dreamy pastel images. French maps, vintage furniture, marble tile, and chandeliers adorn each room, yet gray plaster walls create a cohesive, serene, sophisticated look. “This color makes me happy and is the perfect neutral backdrop for the many shoots that take place here,” Messina says. Since the studio doubles as a guesthouse and an entertaining spot, she and Sage added a long dining table with plenty of chairs for parties. A luxe claw-foot tub (frequently seen in sexy editorial shoots) has brass fittings to match the wall sconces that feel regal and feminine all at once. “I think the aesthetic of a space affects the way you feel,” she says, grateful for the light, clean, modern studio that came out of such a dark, shocking experience. “The final result has been a blessing both personally and professionally.” J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R ELI ZABETHMES S INA.COM

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Clockwise from top right:

Natural light and greenery from ART WITH NATURE floods the

garage-turned-studio; a gallery of books and global objets d’art are arranged in a bookcase centered around one of Messina’s portraits taken in Paris; ELIZABETH MESSINA ; three vintage

waterfall chandeliers hang above a gathering table from ELSIE GREENE . Opposite: A vintage

map of Paris hangs in the studio.

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Clockwise from top left:

One of Pearson’s FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS , White Shirt,

hangs on the wall; a vintage daybed anchors the STUDIO , where additional fine art photos are displayed; the view from Pearson’s studio; a FULL

Behind Design the Lens

VICTORIA PEARSON shoots stunning images of interiors, lifestyle, and food for cookbooks and magazines—including this issue’s cover feature. She’s spent years focusing on editorial and commercial work but recently let herself hit the pause button and focus on another passion: fine art. The philosophy behind her new approach is what she refers to as tabula rasa—a blank slate for looking at slices of everyday life in a new way. “It’s lifting the veil and regarding it in a way you wouldn’t regard it,” she says. These interpretations, be it a crisp dress shirt or a glass of water, are being sold by William Laman and attracting the eyes of designers, including Mark D. Sikes. To give herself much-needed work space, she converted her guesthouse into a studio. Like the main house, it’s white and bright with barn doors that open up to a garden full of aloes and cacti. Inside, the look is minimal and purpose driven. “I thinned out props, streamlined the look, and everything is movable,” she says. The island and desk are both on wheels, and refinished concrete floors are warmed by light rattan furniture—easy to lift when switching photography gears. The monochromatic interior reflects her moody art, sophisticated and simple all at once. “I’ve been so busy for so many years, I never stopped to think what I wanted this space to feel like,” she says. “I finally did.” J . B . K . PI CTUREBYV ICTORIAP EARS ON . C O M VI CTORIAP EARS ON.COM

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Nineteenthcentury Japanese gates and a vintage Fortuny chandelier are paired with bright rugs and patterned tile throughout.

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Top to bottom: In the LIVING ROOM , a vintage

FORTUNY chandelier hangs high above colorful,

boho seating by ROCHE BOBOIS ; iron railings mix with reclaimed wood beams for an OLD WORLD BACKDROP to the homeowners’ vast art collection.

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If “soulful contemporary” is a new kind of design, then that’s what Kirsten Becker is calling this. Perched on Mountain Drive above Westmont College, this home was rebuilt by BECKER STUDIOS after the Tea Fire. Working with homeowners who weren’t afraid to take risks, Kirsten and Darrell Becker dove into a colorful collaboration that they say is “fusion design at its finest.” “The clients appreciate contemporary architecture and came to the party with a wonderful art collection that we expanded upon,” says Kirsten. Designing ample storage to showcase the couple’s collection of art, books, and African baskets was the biggest priority and challenge. To meet it, woven baskets hang on textured grass cloth, brass built-in rails house art books, and another bookcase is a secret passageway into the laundry room—a tribute to cozy nooks found in other hand-built Mountain Drive houses. Eclectic antiques including 19th-century Japanese gates and a vintage Fortuny chandelier are paired with bright rugs and patterned tile throughout. And outside by the poolside lounge, the design is simple and sleek to let the view speak for itself. Says Kirsten: “We could have built anything against that incredible backdrop of Mother Nature, and it would have been exquisite.” 805-965-9555. J . B . K . BECKERS TUDIOS INC.COM S A N TA B A R B A R A

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Clockwise from top left: A redwood hot tub from GORDON AND GRANT is sunk into the

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glass doors and windows. Burns continued the efforts, adding skylights and replacing bedroom carpeting and kitchen linoleum with sleek hardwood floors. Outside, she installed a redwood hot tub, shower, and natural stone fire pit. More ocean views went inside on a gallery wall that’s full of seaside paintings and mirrors. “I wanted to decorate something far outside my comfort zone— California and modern,” she says. “One day I stepped into a store in Carpinteria called Porch and instantly fell in love with the organic nature of the place—I knew that was how I wanted our new home to feel.” Burns loved the shop so much she started working there and began designing for friends. As her own home became increasingly photogenic, Elizabeth’s daughter (who works at Snapchat) suggested Instagram. Elizabeth (@edbdesigns) put her design and art background to work and now has an audience of more than 50,000 followers enamored with The Little Glass House. “I take photos every day,” she says. “I also take time to answer questions or comments. I think it’s important that people know there’s a real person behind the pretty little squares.” J . B . K .

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In moving west from Connecticut, ELIZABETH BURNS was eager to find a classic Spanish house. But her real estate search led her to a 1950s midcentury in Mission Canyon that was a far cry from East Coast traditional. “I loved all the light, the connection to the outdoors, the peek of ocean view, and the big mountain out the back,” she recalls. Previous owners had worked with San Francisco architect Nick Noyes to modernize the home, adding commercial

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Clockwise from top left: GRACIE POULSON tends a few of the 20,000 plants in her Santa Ynez rose farm; perennially favorite hues;

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Gracie and an armful of her wares.

BLOOM Country

They say that “life is not a bed of roses,” but Gracie Poulson of GRACE ROSE FARM would certainly disagree. A lifelong rose aficionado, she and her husband, Ryan, turned her passion into a business when they bought a home on a half-acre in Thousand Oaks in January 2016 and began putting her potted plants into the ground. By the end of that year they were providing roses to florists, had leased additional land, and were already dreaming of finding just the right property to continue their floral journey. The couple discovered the perfect farm in Santa Ynez, and though converting it from its equestrian past wasn’t easy, by January 2018 they were transplanting their 5,000 roses and putting in another 15,000, selling thousands of cut flowers around the country, and tantalizing their Instagram followers with photos of gorgeous blooms. They’ve continued to grow and evolve, Gracie notes, adapting to changing tastes and finding ways to move into new areas. “There’s always a market for cream, blush, white, and peach roses,” she says, “while right now the trend is for muted dusty shades.” To make use of extra blooms, she introduced a line of skincare products last year, whose success has led to more products that are about to make their debut. They’re adding seasonal maintenance videos to the website, and this summer they’ll host garden and flower design workshops for beginners. Coming soon is an entry to the retail market; Santa Barbara residents will be able to pick up bouquets at places like Jeannine’s on weekends. Best of all, beginning in May, the farm will be open for visits ($65)—including tour, lunch, and cut flowers— on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. “We got hundreds of e-mails asking how to visit,” says Gracie. “The thought of opening the place was daunting. But people have gotten invested in our lifestyle, and we wanted to give them a way to take away something from what we do.” 1475 Edison St., Santa Ynez, 805-405-4003. J O A N T A P P E R

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Story of the Seasons

Artist Lenore Tolegian Hughes’s “The Reason for the Seasons” is showing in the Pritzlaff Conservation Center Gallery at the SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN through March 31. The exhibit of 29 works is inspired by Greek mythology, specifically the story of the goddess of agriculture Demeter’s loss of her daughter, Persephone, to Hades, the king of the underworld. Through her etching, watercolors, and multimedia collages, the artist explores how Persephone’s annual reunion with her mother creates the seasons. Summer is time to rejoice as nature is fruitful; fall is when Demeter begins to let Persephone return to Hades; winter is when the earth gets cold, mirroring Demeter’s pain; and spring prepares for Persephone’s return from the underworld. “I celebrate Demeter as a woman who used her powers to stand firm for what was good and right in the face of adversity,” says Hughes. “She demonstrates to us that the seasons of all our lives are inextricably intertwined with deep sorrow and wondrous joy, and that it is our challenge and our privilege to embrace them.”

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Don’t miss the annual SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW (tickets: from $12) taking place March 15 through 17 at Earl Warren Showgrounds for the 74th consecutive year. The oldest and largest event of its kind, this is sure to hit the mark with garden-size exhibits, practical demonstrations, impressive artwork, and, of course, more than 25,000 spectacular blooms. G I A N A L E Ó N

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Master Folds

To celebrate the reopening of its Japanese Garden after a $5.5 million renovation, LOTUSLAND —Madame Ganna Walska’s famed breathtaking botanical estate in Montecito—is unveiling a special display of artistry and imagination featuring works of origami from 13 local and national artists. From March 1 to May 18, Lotusland’s Pavilion is bedecked with works of the 1,000-year-old Japanese tradition. Each part of the exhibition represents one aspect of Lotusland—flora, fauna, and Madame Walska— and pieces such as intricate koi fish, gentle butterflies, and bold crows are shown along with origami dresses, jewelry, and purses inspired by the late opera singer. 695 Ashley Rd., Montecito, 805-969-3767. G . L .

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Artist JANE GOTTLIEB ’s Santa Barbara home, like her art, is saturated with color. “My house reflects my art,” she says. “It makes you happy because color is classically uplifting.” Indeed, color is everywhere—from the walls (adorned with her artwork) to the furniture (colorful pieces designed by Italian manufacturer Saporiti)—and includes her significant collection of multihued glass (primarily Murano). Gottlieb acquired the residence 21 years ago when she relocated from her native Los Angeles, where she had transformed several homes according to her signature color palette. Her love of vibrant hues was inspired by a visit to the Yucatán when she was 30 years old. “The Mexican color really spoke to me,” says the artist, “and it really changed my art and my perspective on everything.” Originally a painter, Gottlieb began hand painting her own photographs (Cibachromes) in the early 1980s. Her exhibition of color-enhanced car photographs at L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum was up for three years, a true coup, and helped launch her career, which has included international exhibitions and many one-person shows. The advent of digital photography and Photoshop transformed Gottlieb’s work; now she prints her full-toned digitally enhanced photographs—some taken decades earlier—on aluminum. She currently has 100 pieces of her work on loan in six buildings at UCLA and her work was exhibited last year at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Design & Architecture Museum. L . D . P O R T E R J A N E G O TTL I E B .CO M

Clockwise from top left: SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS , 1986, archival

hand-painted Cibachrome print, 20 x 30 in.; JANE GOTTLIEB ; an outdoor view of Gottlieb’s colorful residence; the multihued LIVING ROOM includes Saporiti furniture and a portion of Gottlieb’s Murano glass collection; BRANCUSI HEAD , Paris, France, 1989, archival hand-painted Cibachrome print, 30 x 40 in.

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“I appreciate new communities and making a new home in a place and for a project I feel passionate about,” says Abaseh Mirvali, who arrived in Santa Barbara last fall to step in as executive director of the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA (MCASB). “I couldn’t be more excited about being here.” She certainly brings an international perspective to her new post. Mirvali spent her childhood in San Francisco and graduated from UC Santa Cruz but as a director and independent curator has worked at museums and on exhibitions that range from Mexico City to Denver, and from Istanbul and Toronto to Berlin. Her first show at MCASB focuses on contemporary Italian artist Lara Favaretto, whose practice spans found-object sculptures, performance, installation, and video. “Her work is about the human condition,” says Mirvali. “She comments on how we treat things, how we discard them. There’s always a duality or a hidden difference—two sides to a story.” Notably the exhibit on view through April 28 occupies four varied venues, MCASB’s current home in Paseo Nuevo; the Glass Box Gallery at UC Santa Barbara; a repurposed downtown storefront on State Street; and a lot at 35 Anacapa Street in the Funk Zone that is slated to become MCASB’s future home. “This will create a corridor of movement,” notes Mirvali, and also highlight the importance of collaboration—with the university, with the city, and with the public. “It’s been a dream of mine to build a museum of a certain size,” she says. “I think about what it can do to serve a community. I want to make it a hub for social and cultural thought.” 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara,

Arts Clockwise from top: LARA FAVARETTO ’s Coppie Semplici (Simple Couples), 2009, installation view at Sharjah Biennial, UAE, 2009; Favaretto’s installation view at “Manifesta 10,” Winter Palace, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014; MCASB executive director ABASEH MIRVALI ; Favaretto’s Lost & Found, 1998.

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Artist Richard Schloss remembers when he was studying art at UCSB in the 1970s: “If you painted something too pretty, you were criticized for it; prettiness meant you were a weekend painter, because real artists make ugly things.” Nearly five decades later, it’s clear that Schloss, a renowned and well-respected landscape painter, is incapable of making ugly art. Schloss also admits to being a romantic, which is why he was drawn to landscape painting (and the plein air tradition) at a time when the majority of his fellow students were followers of abstract expressionism. But his romanticism paid off, as shortly after graduating he was invited to exhibit his work at a local gallery, jump-starting his career. In 1986, he became one of the original members of the Oak Group, a group of artists dedicated to raising public awareness about the importance of preserving open spaces throughout California. “The thrust of modern landscape painting is about protecting open space because it’s disappearing,” Schloss says, “I love the idea of being able to make that kind of statement.” He’s committed to helping other artists as well, having recently opened SANTA BARBARA FINE ART GALLERY across from the Arlington Theater with wife/gallery director Julie Schloss. The gallery represents primarily Oak Group artists, including Schloss, whose work is featured there through March 6. 1324 State St., Santa Barbara,

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RICHARD SCHLOSS ’s Dark Rain, 2018,

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Silver LINING

Scott Haskins deals with disaster every day. As owner of Santa Barbara’s FINE ART CONSERVATION LABORATORIES , he sees the harm natural disasters like the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides can inflict on homeowners’ works of art and the objects and personal memorabilia they collect. On the bright side, Haskins is a master at restoring everything from paintings to photography to murals. His Santa Barbara lab is equipped with a hot table (to relax cracks in paintings), a suction table (to pull stains from artwork), a polarizing microscope (to identify pigments and signatures), and an oxygen deprivation tent (to kill mold and remove odors). Since the mid-1970s, when Haskins studied conservation in Italy (where he received a master’s degree), technology has drastically improved the analysis involved in art restoration. “The ways of keeping paintings from flaking may not have changed remarkably in the last 30 to 50 years,” he says, “but the technology that enables us to analyze things is totally different. We can identify pigments without gouging a hole in the painting.” Haskins travels around the world consulting on public and private artworks and also acts as an expert in litigation. His clients include insurance companies, municipalities, museums, and, of course, individuals. To date, A partially cleaned smokehis lab has worked on thousands damaged painting entrusted to of items related to the Thomas the FINE ART CONSERVATION LABORATORIES . Fire and its aftermath. He’s even written a multimedia e-book about preserving and protecting collectibles and memorabilia (downloadable at no charge from collectioncaretips.com). And his work perspective remains touchingly personal: “I love quality artwork from any time period. But I also love something that’s important to you that you got from your grandmother. Because there’s a sentimental aspect to it.” 805-564-

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JAMES PETRUCCI ’s Vessel #2, 2015, oil, beeswax, and mixed media on paper mounted on panel, 22 x 34 in.

Time Capsule

James Petrucci’s solo show, “Vessel,” at THE BASIC PREMISE GALLERY in Ojai—running March 23 through April 30—explores the self-taught artist’s concept of the body as a vessel for memory and the passage of time. “We are the sum of our experiences,” Petrucci has said, “but our memories are fallible. Because time is finite, we look for answers to define and give meaning to our lives.” His work is at once figurative and abstract, internal and external, a visual reflection of the human condition. 918 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. L . D . P . T HEBAS ICP REMIS EGALLE R Y. C O M

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of 16 celebrated creative minds and working artists. From midcentury apartments in Berlin with pops of retro color to chic monochromatic digs in Paris, you’ll experience a burst of inspiration after stepping into the spaces of passionate individuals spanning eight countries. Tony Duquette’s Beverly Hills estate is known as one of the most creatively designed private homes in America—malachite walls, ornate screens, and antique mirrors adorn the vast space. Now, after his death, new life has been breathed into the property, incorporating even more remarkable objects and intricate design. In TONY DUQUETTE’S DAWNRIDGE ($75, Abrams Books, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks.com), Hutton Wilkinson and Tim Street-Porter chronicle the luxe and elaborate transformation of this historic home through stunning before-and-after visuals as well as stories behind the spaces. G I A N A L E Ó N

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Designer NATHAN TURNER throws a chic boho garden brunch at ROSE STORY FARM .

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I first discovered Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria when I needed flowers for a Turkish-themed party I was throwing at my former store in Los Angeles. When I arrived, I saw a 15acre oasis of more than 120 varieties of roses. I thought, This is bananas...and breathtaking. In addition to the 25,000 rose bushes, there’s an amazing 19th-century Victorian house, gravel pathways, and trellis-covered cottages around the foothill property. Whenever I take someone there, I say, “This is the ultimate California dream.” Rose Story Farm had a big impact on the style of this table I chose for our boho garden brunch for my book NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA: LIVE, EAT, AND ENTERTAIN THE WEST COAST WAY ($40, Harry N. Abrams, available at Hudson Grace, 805-565-9600, hudsongracesf.com). It’s super colorful and full of pattern. I love a rustic vibe but always want a touch of the exotic and glam. For my color scheme, I went with dusty rose pinks (what else?) with hits of turquoise and gold. I like to keep the plates and linens rustic and natural. Rattan chargers have great texture and make a table seem special while still reading casual. A colored plate is so unexpected, and there are so many great options out there. These Ikea plates seemed so California, like you’d find them at a ceramist’s studio. When creating a table like this, remember you don’t have to use a defined set of china or glasses or flatware. Break sets

up—mix the old with some new pieces. Think of it like a room—it looks better when you have layered color and texture. Here, I used colored glass goblets for punch and some stemless globes for water. The blue cotton napkins are fringed in hot pink—so festive and summery. I found a piece of linen fabric with an old-fashioned border to use as a tablecloth. Crackled pottery vases hold flowers down the center of the table. Keep them low enough so people can see across. And to save time, gather one variety or color for each vase. No arranging needed. There’s no rule that says the buffet has to be next to the table. I actually like it in another place to give a party energy. And I love to give it a backdrop—which can be bold wallpaper, a fence covered in flowers, or an old painted wall like here. Just make sure the table is long enough to fit the food and shallow enough so people don’t have to bend over to reach what they want. The menu is made up of old and new recipes. It’s like

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Nevada foothills. The chicken salad is a family favorite. Instead of poaching the chicken, it’s roasted with lemon and rosemary, left skin-on, and chopped into hearty chunks. Quiche is a nostalgic dish for me, it’s so ’80s but still such a crowd-pleaser. Crab salad was a favorite of my grandmother’s. It’s the ladylike version of chicken salad. I also love the crunch of the sweet peas in it. I serve it on fluffy, buttery croissants. (They’re mini, so don’t feel guilty.) Southern California is citrus country, so it’s a no-brainer to make a refreshing punch. I love how pretty this combo of orange, lemon, and grapefruit looks, and it’s nice to offer a nonalcoholic beverage. I had the idea for the pies when I couldn’t decide which one to make— chocolate or banana cream. I thought, I’ll do both but make them in these cute mini tins. After lunch, I arranged them down the center of the table and—communal baby pies! N A T H A N T U R N E R

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BIBI JI , 805-560- 6845, bibijisb.com, has great Indian food. THE NUGGET , 805-969-6135, nuggetbarandgrill.com, for

burgers and cocktails.

Going to THE SPOT , 805-684-6311, in Carpinteria after a walk on the beach.

Top to bottom: Mini chocolate and banana cream pies round out the menu; a cheerful tablescape. Opposite, top to bottom: A buffet of fresh crudités; NATHAN TURNER’S I LOVE CALIFORNIA .

Pro Tip

Set up a punch station on a nearby hutch so everyone can help themselves. Try surrounding the punch bowl with elements of the table (pink plates, a vase or two of flowers), and sprinkle rose petals around the punch bowl and glasses. It’s so pretty and smells amazing—just like a rose farm.


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Santa Barbara-born and raised jewelry designer JENNIFER FISHER has expanded her taste from the design table to the kitchen with her first line of specialty salts (from $12, available at jenniferfisherjewelry .com/collections/salts). Follow her on Instagram (@ jenniferfisherkitchen) to see the clean, flavorful dishes she lovingly cooks up— with her universal, spicy, and curry salts—for her family.

Must Haves

Interior designer MARK D. SIKES ’s latest foray into tabletop with Blue Pheasant is just simply so Santa Barbara. His Mediterranean-inspired Montecito flatware ($72) is a chic twist on traditional bamboo cutlery with carved faux ivory giving it a whitewashed hue. Set the table with his Ojai dinnerware set and accessories (from $98)—including four different hand-stamped designs for an assorted set of salad plates—in Sikes’s signature blue and white pattern play.

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We pulled up a chair with hospitality experts Antoinette Watson and Laura Mormann of CLAIBORNE & LIME to catch up on their latest gatherings, hosting tips, and what their clients appreciate most. G . T . C L AIB O R N E LIME .CO M

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WHAT ELEMENTS MAKE FOR A SUCCESSFUL EVENT? There are countless elements that make for successful event, but we believe that true hospitality is the gesture of welcoming others and preparing for them in such a way that they feel cared for and thought of. One of our top priorities is comfort—if people are comfortable, they’re much more likely to linger! That could mean seating, ample food and drink, cozy throws, etc. In the case of a destination event, it could also mean providing some of the comforts of home, like their favorite scented candles or the coffee they always drink at home.

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WHAT THINGS DO YOU HAVE ON HAND IN CASE OF UNEXPECTED GUESTS?

Alcohol, of course. Fruit, cheese, and charcuterie, extra china and glassware, and candles for ambiance. Also, amazing music is vital! We always have a playlist ready.

WHAT’S THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO SOMEONE HOSTING THEIR FIRST DINNER PARTY? We’d tell them that a

memorable gathering is part design, part planning, and part serendipity. Thoughtful entertaining is about creating an experience where everyone feels welcome, connected, and at ease. Your guests may not remember what they ate or drank, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.


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Art and antiques brought Kelley and Malcolm McDowell together and set the tone for their Ojai home S A N TA B A R B A R A


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in her MASTER BATH , which features a gold gorilla hanging above the claw-foot tub.


A LION AND UNICORN SHIELD from 1780 hails from Kelley’s favorite shop in London, The Lacquer Chest. Opposite, top to bottom: Invisible shelves hold 40 lucha libre MEXICAN WRESTLER MASKS lined up neatly to look like a painting; behind the leather club chairs and bright pillows made out of old Mexican skirts hangs a HANDMADE STEEL ROSARY weighing 70 pounds.

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“I’m a collector of everything. If you point to something, I probably have 100 more nearby. Sometimes a collection becomes opportunistic.” Designer Kelley McDowell has a thing for Austen Pierpont houses. The architect is an Ojai legend who worked on the Ojai Valley Inn and the famed ranch that belonged to both Reese Witherspoon and Kathryn Ireland. In 2000, Kelley bought her third Pierpont home, though this one—built in 1928—was worn down and desolate. “It was a bare house in the middle of a field,” she recalls. With four-inch “cabin curtain green” shag carpet, a 1960s kitchen, and knob and tube electrical, it was primed for her hands-on, revival design instincts. “I bought it as a project, but then I fell in love with it,” she admits. “I put it on ice for 10 years because I

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thought if I finished it, my husband would make me sell it.” That husband of course is actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Entourage) to whom she’s been married for 27 years. Their mutual love of collecting was one thing that pulled them together. “When we first met, we strangely liked all the same things,” she recalls. An antique ice-fishing lure was the first item the pair bought together—fittingly so, as Kelley’s home state is Minnesota where ice-fishing houses are winter institutions. Over the years, Malcolm would travel on location and while he was on set, she’d go antiquing. As their collection of early American and English primitive antiques grew (along with their family, which now includes three sons together) and their homes changed, one thing remained constant: a white-washed backdrop. “It suits collecting,” she says. Various white walls from Los Angeles to Ojai have displayed their colorful collections of flags, pottery, masks, quilts, advertising signs, and more. Kelley admits it’s all gone a little “ballistic,” which created a challenge in moving from a 10,000-square-foot house into this 2,800-square-foot one. But once they agreed to make this labor of love their home base, Kelley went all in, bringing it back to its original Pierpont perfection and glory. Outside, damaged stucco was painstakingly redone while the interior walls were hand-plastered and beams sandblasted. New hardwood floors went in and a midcentury roof was replaced by a 200-year-old tiled one from France

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A SKULL AND CROSSBONES embedded in the CEMENT KITCHEN ISLAND was inspired by the cemetery walls at the OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA .


Custom stonework includes arched wall niches to house a collection of antique mezcal jars.

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Outside the kitchen, a RUSTIC DINING TABLE is topped with OLD INCENSE BURNERS as makeshift candle holders while chairs are draped with Mexican serapes for the occasional chill. Opposite: Son Finn sits on the stairway in the ECLECTIC LIVING ROOM , full of oil paintings and layered objets.

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for instant patina. Initially there was not one stone on the property, but a single mason created stonework that looked appropriately aged while Kelley brought in 50 mature olive trees from her secret source in Agoura Hills, Charme d’Antan, which helped locate key pieces here and abroad—from the trees to on-tone tiles. Then came the hard part. Given the significant downsize, the couple had to edit their collections down to the best of the best, showcasing favorites at home and storing the rest. Among the favorites are a Cole Bros. Circus flag from Vancouver that hangs in the hall to the boys’ room—which is decorated camp-style down to the vintage Boy Scout flag. A gold gorilla that once lived at Coney Island now hangs above the master bath’s claw-foot tub. The couple spotted it in a design book, fell for the animal instantly, and later met the dealer by chance in San Francisco—and he was willing to sell. “It was complete serendipity,” she says. “We manifested that monkey.” While space may be tighter, the whimsical, colorful collections continue. Locally, the couple frequents

Early California Antiques on State Street and Revival Antiques in Pasadena, where they scored the living room’s series of Ranchero chandeliers. Believing more is more, multiple paintings line the walls and heaps of bright Navajo and Moroccan rugs get layered (never cut) beautifully, but casually on nearly every floor. The textiles, the art, the pottery stacked in the kitchen is all intentionally abundant and “really looks like this all the time,” lending an entirely original feel. “I’m a collector of everything. If you point to something, I probably have 100 more nearby,” Kelley says. “Sometimes a collection becomes opportunistic. You start and keep finding something you didn’t know you loved.” ●

An ABOVE-GROUND POOL was modeled after antique cisterns in Europe, adorned with a stone coyote, bobcat, and bear—a local animal riff off an exhibit at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Opposite: Two hundred-year-old roof and floor tiles were sourced through CHARME D’ANTAN in Agoura Hills for the perfect patina.

Initially there was not one stone on the property, but a single mason created stonework that looked appropriately aged.

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A SKULL AND CROSSBONES

embedded in the cement kitchen island was inspired by the cemetery walls at the OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA .


CUSTOM STONEWORK includes arched wall niches to house a collection of antique mezcal jars.

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Coming Home

Xorin Balbes restores a Japanese midcentury hilltop estate

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Facing the dramatic coastline view, Balbes’s NEUTRAL-TONED LIVING ROOM features a color-infused 1950s handwoven art tapestry. Guests seated on the CHRISTIAN WERNER -designed LIGNE ROSET Prado couches can move the back-support pillows to change perspective. A 1950s Italian brass and black metal chandelier from STILNOVO hovers over three walnut Pebble coffee tables designed by AIR DIVISION for Ligne Roset.

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“Houses speak to me,” says Xorin Balbes with a grin as he surveys his newly restored 8,000-square-foot Japanese midcentury hilltop residence with its sparkling ocean views. The estate represents a triumphant return to Santa Barbara for Balbes, who oversaw his very first house renovation—and the birth of his real estate development and design career—in the same neighborhood nearly 30 years earlier. Originally from Michigan, Balbes spent two decades in Los Angeles constructing and renovating homes; over the years he’s worked on more than 50 projects as founder and co-owner of his architecture and design firm, Templehome. He’s also an author, having penned SoulSpace: Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life (2011, New World Library), which explains his philosophy for personal transformation—an eight-step process that includes closely evaluating one’s personal surroundings and objects accumulated over time to achieve a supportive, sanctuary-like living space.

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Balbes relaxes in his FAMILY ROOM , which is surrounded on two sides by the newly restored garden; light filters through a frosted-glass door that leads to the MEDITATION ROOM . The green roof tiles, stone walls and frosted doors were part of the existing home, designed in the 1950s. Top to bottom:

“I love the restoration Xorin process because it captures the soul and essence of the place, and if you do it correctly, you don’t lose it, you add to it.” A preservationist at heart, Balbes has restored several architecturally significant Los Angeles properties including the Sowden House designed by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank); screen legend Norma Talmadge’s MGM studio-designed Italianate villa; and a landmark art deco building (formerly Security-First Pacific Bank) designed by the venerable architectural firm Morgan, Walls, and Clements. He was also the mastermind behind the renovation of the oldest wooden institution on Maui (now a spa and retreat resort known as Lumeria Maui) that garnered a Preservation Honor Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation. “I love the restoration process because it captures the soul and essence of the place,” Balbes says, “and if you do it correctly, you don’t lose it, you add to it.” That’s clearly the case for his Santa Barbara home, which he purchased in early 2018 and restored/renovated in a


The MASTER BEDROOM features a newly clad marble fireplace flanked by two 1950s-era chairs and a table from Indonesia.

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The home is surrounded by 2.25 acres of LUSH JAPANESE GARDENS . In addition to the green roof tiles, the outdoor paving stones and low fencing were all part of the existing home design. Opposite, top to bottom: The Calke-green DINING ROOM features original (newly restored) JAPANESE PANELS , and a majestic reclaimed wood dining table illuminated by two torchcut Brutalist chandeliers from Berlin; the spacious MASTER DRESSING ROOM is dominated by

a mesmerizing 1927 MURAL-LIKE PAINTING

entitled Unity: The Unification of Humanity.


The grass cloth-covered FAMILY ROOM looks out on the garden. An Italian 1970s TECHNO armchair adjoins the expansive multihued hand-painted silk velvet couch. A FLORIAN SCHULZ ONOS 55 pendant light hovers over the corner table.

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The 1950s-era residence possesses “very strong bones” that enabled him to keep the building’s original footprint— with its stone walls and dramatic green ceramic roof tiles—intact. mere four and a half months with design partner A.J. Bernard. According to Balbes, the 1950s-era residence possesses “very strong bones” that enabled him to keep the building’s original footprint—with its stone walls and dramatic green ceramic roof tiles—intact. The majestic dining room, with its original (newly restored) Japanese screen panels, remains the same, repainted a lustrous Calke green. It boasts two torch-cut 1950s Brutalist chandeliers Balbes sourced from Berlin that remind him of a bracelet worn by his mother. Twelve ultramodern Minotti Phillips chairs surround the reclaimed wood dining table created by Cleveland Art. The remaining rooms in the home were reconfigured to take advantage of the spectacular coastal view. The light-filled central living room acts as a neutral back-

Feature - Xorin ground for a portion of Balbes’s eclectic art collection, and the color palette of the walls deepens dramatically as one transitions to the adjoining office, meditation space, master bedroom, and guest suite. The meditation space has filtered light, courtesy of the existing metal-framed frosted-glass doors, and is home to Balbes’s impressive collection of crystals collected on his travels around the world. The spacious master dressing room is dominated by a mesmerizing 1927 mural-like painting entitled Unity: The Unification of Humanity. Additional windows were added to the existing circular master bath to capture the scenery, and an outdoor copper bathtub was placed nearby for plein air ablutions. According to Balbes, the property’s expansive view “has completely changed my life. I can sit and be with it for hours—like a movie you get to be present with. In the morning I watch the sunrise, and at night I go into the outdoor dining room to watch the sunset. Where in the world can you get the sunrise and the sunset in the same place on the same day? It’s so peaceful and humbling.” Given that his career started “literally three blocks from this house” in the 1980s, things have come full circle for Balbes. “It’s nice to finally be back in Santa Barbara,” he says, “I feel like this time it’s home.” ●


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Balbes added the OUTDOOR COPPER TUB adjacent to the existing CIRCULAR MASTER BATH . Opposite, top to bottom: Light filters into the meditation room, where Balbes’s collection of crystals gathered from travels around the world graces a 1950s-era round ÉGLOMISÉ (reverse-painted) cocktail table; the dramatic marblefloored CIRCULAR ENTRANCE to the GUEST SUITE was part of the original house. Balbes restored the curved door and added the stone sculptures (artist unknown).

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fell in love with the home’s “modern blur” of INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACES . Opposite: Blackened siding—in the tradition of SHOU SUGI BAN (surface charred wood)—is a nod to the Japanese architectural influences.

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The muted, neutral palette of the home allows for major opportunities to play, both with pattern—such as this L’AVIVA HOME Khovar Collection wallpaper in the dining room—and whimsical accents, like a vintage carved hand chair. The oval dining table is De La Espada for STUDIOILSE .

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Tamara Kaye-Honey’s search for the perfect family weekend home for decades to come began and ended with a Lutah Riggs-designed midcentury house on a single, perfect acre in Montecito. “My husband and I fell in love with the beauty of the land and the sense of community here by happy accident,” says Kaye-Honey, a Los Angeles-based interior designer who works on both residential and commercial projects such as Otium restaurant at the Broad museum and the Colony Palms hotel in Palm Springs. Her husband, Ryan Honey, is the cofounder/creative director of Buck design and animation studio, and they have two teenage children, Phia, 16, and Streak, 14. They met as high school students in their native Canada, and after years in New York and then Los Angeles, they found themselves craving more direct access to nature for themselves and their kids. “As Canadians who grew up with cottages and water, we wanted a place away

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Indie Wood wallpaper by TIMOROUS BEASTIES and a sculptural chandelier from LADIES Top to bottom:

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master bedroom feel intimate, not austere; this home was Kaye-Honey’s first foray into DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR SPACE .

“I’ve become obsessed with landscaping,” she says.


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from the madness of L.A., which we love, don’t get me wrong. We responded to its raw and sacred land, the sense of history and bohemian way.” They set their goal to find a modest home in Montecito and immediately discovered this rare gem, a Riggs-designed three-bedroom in need of a major over-

haul. Working with local architecture firm AB Design Studio over the course of four years, they updated and expanded the layout just a bit by adding a glass master bedroom “cube” and another similar box as a guest suite. Riggs, who was the first woman to be named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and the

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The open KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM space

functions as the indoor hub for the family of four. An ARIK LEVY sculpture is the only adornment on the fireplace. Opposite: Comfort is key for Kaye-Honey, pictured here with her dog, Pickles, on a vintage chair upholstered in faux shearling. Pampa wallpaper by PIERRE FREY .

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Kaye-Honey, who is not exactly an instinctive minimalist, truly embraced the challenge of restoring and then living in a more austere style.


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Instead of adding on to the original 1,800-square-foot home, Kaye-Honey built a SEPARATE GUEST SPACE steps away. The way the two structures are situated on the property allows for privacy and UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS OF NATURE . An expansive wraparound deck and a “social stair” for seating lure friends and family outside as much as possible.

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Feature first licensed female architect in Santa Barbara, left her fingerprints all over the area, building the Lobero Theater and the Vedanta Temple. And Kaye-Honey, who is not exactly an instinctive minimalist, truly embraced the challenge of restoring and then living in a more austere style. “Riggs was a legend of California design and loved creating uncluttered spaces that were livable and beautiful in an understated way,” says Kaye-Honey. “She was known for her prominent gardens and that modern blur between indoors and outdoors, which I adore.” The house is designed to open up quickly, with few barriers between the living space and the surrounding woods and greenery. The gardens were Kaye-Honey’s first experience with landscape design, and it’s a testament to her creative confidence that she barely hesitated to reposition the massive boulders on the land and build an expansive deck, a chic pool, and cozy nooks for enjoying the views. “I worked with the local company Progressive Landscape on the garden, which was so much fun that I’ve become obsessed with doing my own landscaping for projects,” she says. “I think the fact that the house is

The gardens were Honey Kaye-Honey’s first experience with landscape design— a testament to her creative confidence.

Left to right: KayeHoney is a masterful mixer of old and new and incorporates art and design from her extensive travels. In the guest house sitting room, a vintage SAARINEN table and a Moroccan rug share space with a Saarinen table, a SABIN chair, a CHERNER chair, and a charcoal portrait she found in Cuba at the Havana Biennial; architectural elements outside.

completely exposed and accessible to the outside spaces is my favorite concept. That flow is an important part of a modern lifestyle. I feel the same way about living rooms and dining rooms. They should be part of daily living and not just used on special occasion.” Kaye-Honey’s instincts are pure luxe-maximalist so the restraint that’s required not just to decorate but also live in a house like this was “challenging and liberating,” she says, forcing her to consider every last fixture and artwork very closely. More than a decade ago, she opened House of Honey, her first home decor shop in Pasadena, as a way to liquidate the vintage 1960s and ’70s furniture and art she had acquired over the years at the urging of her husband, who wasn’t a fan of the “crap in the attic.” When they chose the area as their second home, she opened a store in Montecito in 2014.

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A sculptural Develius sofa by &TRADITION and EDWARD VAN VLIET and a vintage MURANO sconce soften the angles of the living room.

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In the master bathroom, the BOCCI 38 SERIES light fixture is playfully

accessorized with AIR PLANTS . Black shower and sink fixtures are by DORNBRACHT . Opposite: While the style of the interiors is more spare and minimally furnished than her previous homes—“I’m quite a collector, so it was a tough journey,” she says—she allowed herself to indulge in outdoor seating, with a dining table for 16 and many inviting nooks for reading and relaxing.

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An East Coast meets West Coast abode marries the owners’ pasts and passions WRITTEN BY

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In the garden, KIMBERLY HAYES

finds plentiful roses for a fresh bouquet. Opposite: The brickfloored COURTYARD invites ALFRESCO ENTERTAINING .

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furnishings range from a French pine armoire to a cherished leather settee from Michael’s New York apartment. Opposite, top to bottom: The GUEST ROOM is enlivened by an inlaid Syrian mirror, while a woven Moroccan throw adds texture to the NEUTRAL DECOR PALETTE .

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How do you characterize the Montecito home of Kimberly and Michael Hayes? From the outside, the creamy clapboard exterior suggests an East Coast cottage. Inside, there’s more than a touch of global eclecticism. In truth, however, the best description just might be Kimberly/Michael, so seamlessly does the bright, comfortably inviting space reflect the marriage of their two personalities. Michael was working as a financial executive in New York, with a city apartment and a home in Sag Harbor, when his daughter chose to attend UC Santa Barbara. Introduced to the California Riviera, he moved to the cottage two decades ago. Kimberly grew up in Montecito but lived in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco for years before returning and founding the chic boutique Maison K in 2002. They met a decade ago, wed in 2014, and set about combining two households. “Michael had Sag Harbor pine and country style,” Kimberly remembers, “I had European and Asian things. We did a lot of rearranging and merging.” And while others might have found that daunting, they seem to have sailed through the process. “She is the mastermind,” notes Michael. “We did it together,” she insists. You sense the blended decor the minute you step into the foyer, where a pine sideboard is backed by a huge metal grill that once graced the British embassy in Istan-

Feature The clapboard exterior suggests an East Coast cottage. Inside, there’s more than a touch of global eclecticism. bul—a San Francisco antique store find. Cognac-colored wallpaper adds an air of sophisticated drama that is complemented by the pale neutral palette of the rest of the home. Certainly the house had good bones to work with. Built in the late 1940s, the cottage was one of three on an old parcel of land. Then in the mid-’90s an architect/ owner added what’s now a library and updated the interior with interesting details, including several circular windows. The house is still a compact 2,100 square feet with roughly an equal amount of outdoor living space. Under the beamed cathedral ceiling that adds volume to the living room is an antler chandelier that’s also a legacy from the previous owner. Somehow, though, it meshes perfectly with the couple’s cherished pieces, like

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Spindle-back cane chairs surround the pine table in the DINING AREA , which flows into the KITCHEN (opposite), where open shelves showcase Kimberly’s collection of ASTIER DE VILLATTE CERAMICS .

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The cottage, one of three on an old parcel of land, had good bones to work with.

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Strolling under the gnarled limbs of oak trees (opposite), KIMBERLY AND MICHAEL HAYES

enjoy the property’s OUTDOOR SPACE , which doubles the square footage of the home with a seating area that edges a pond and plantings of azaleas, rosemary, and thyme.

The couple enjoys frequent travel for business and pleasure, but says, “We’re fortunate to come home.”

Feature - Hayes a long leather settee of Michael’s and an antique Syrian bureau inlaid with mother-of-pearl that Kimberly has had for years. “If I had to live in one room,” she says, “I’d still have that piece.” Her collection of white Astier de Villatte pottery accents the kitchen and dining area, while throughout the house she has placed artisanal pieces that range from Tuareg tent posts and Ethiopian basket-weave water jugs to hand-stitched textiles from Morocco. “I do love things from North Africa,” she says. Of course, there are also pieces that pay homage to Wisconsin, where Michael grew up—not only watercolors in the detached yoga room that doubles as an extra guest room, but also a whimsical collection of tiny fabric cows in the master bedroom. With a floor plan that flows inside and out, it’s perfect for the dinner parties and entertaining that the two of them love—as well as for daily living. “We use every single room,” says Kimberly. And though they both enjoy their frequent travel for business and pleasure, she adds, “We’re fortunate to come home.” ●


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