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Bed Making by Caroline Diani

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  I’ve always loved making up beds because I know how important the feeling of a bed is to how your night’s sleep will be. If your bed is inviting and luxurious, you’re more inclined to spend quality time in it and have good quality sleep. I like layering up with a base of soft,...
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Basket Love

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It’s no secret I love baskets. Being born and brought up in Kenya, there were locally made baskets everywhere. They feel very familiar to me and I can’t imagine a room without at least one. In every nook and cranny of our jewel box store you’ll find a beautiful hand crafted basket.
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How to Decorate your Bedroom with Blush Tones in time for Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we couldn’t help but fall in love with soft and romantic blush tones. The subtle rose colored hues beg to be brought into your bedroom, a sanctuary, and a space for peace and nurturing. Here’s a little help to create a look with some of our favorite...
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In Good Company with Humanity Magazine

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When Humanity asked to feature me in their beautiful magazine, I was incredibly honored. I admire that they support and highlight so many of the businessmen and women, entrepreneurs and philanthropists I admire. To say I’m in good company in their latest issue is an understatement and it’s...
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Recreate the Look – Neutrals and Texture

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  At DIANI Living, we love texture and juxtaposition. Mixing smooth and grainy, dark and light, new and old are simple ways to make a space feel dynamic and inviting. When I go out on buying travels, I always have this in mind and, to give a sense of how some of our finds work together, we’re...
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A New Project in New York – The Farm

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This year has a lot in store for us at DIANI Living and one of our exciting projects takes us to the Hudson Valley, NY. We have started restoration on an 18th Century Farmhouse and will be bringing it back to all it’s glory with the help of local artisans and craftspeople. Step one was to make...
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A Few Easy Pieces to Refresh Your Home After the Holidays

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We just returned from an inspiring trip to England and visited many old haunts that reminded me that home really is where the heart is. Home is also where special memories and pieces are collected and that is a philosophy that rules my design decisions when collaborating with clients on their homes and...
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A Holiday Greeting From DIANI Living

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1 Gift that Offers 8 Health Benefits

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With the holiday season in full swing and the New Year on the horizon, we have found the perfect gift to give anyone who appreciates beautiful design wrapped in good intentions. These Ayurvedic copper water bottles have many health benefits that will help you through this busy time and start 2017 off...
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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We’ve been busy getting our website together and organized for the holidays so you can shop with us from wherever you are. We still have so much to do to have our site fully stocked with all the goodies we have in store, but I want to share a few of my current favorites that make me happy and are great...
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DIANI Living Stages a Home for Sale – Part 2!

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Part 2 of the home tour and we’re heading upstairs! This newly remodeled 1929 residence in the heart of Santa Barbara has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and ocean views. This really is a magical home with lots of character and if you’re interested in future Open House dates or any of the...
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DIANI Living Stages a Home for Sale – Part 1

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I recently completed my first staging project for a newly remodeled 1929 residence in the heart of Santa Barbara. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to walk into a blank canvas and showcase furniture and accessories that I found with the home in mind. I love breathing life into a space and giving...
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The Day We Celebrated A Mama-To-Be DIANI Girl

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It’s always fun to celebrate life changing experiences with your co-workers, and we especially enjoyed showering our VP of Web and  Mama-to-be, Whitney last summer. The baby shower was safari themed and set up in our back garden with seating on low cushions under Indian print umbrellas to keep...
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Tour of the New DIANI Design Studio

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It has been an exciting week since we showcased our new DIANI Design Studio with Sam of Could I Have That. We had been collaborating on a custom floor cushion for her daughter’s reading tent in her bedroom and it was the perfect occasion to give her a tour of the new studio. DIANI Design Studio...
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DIANI Living Video Part 2 – Happy Mother’s Day!

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We especially love that DIANI Living brings parents and their kids in to shop together and, with Mother’s Day right around the corner, we couldn’t think of a better occasion to celebrate the beauty of spending time with your little tots outside in the garden.We have everything you need to...
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Happy Valentine’s Day with Our 1st Video Message

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the entire DIANI Living and DIANI team to you. To celebrate this day of love and gratitude, we wanted to share our first ever DIANI Living video with you! We had fun making it and hope you enjoy watching. Click the play button on the bottom image. Lots of love, xoxo PS.
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Gift Ideas For The Cook

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Whether you have a wannabe cook in your life or someone who is a natural born chef, we have unique and useful gifts to make life if the kitchen easy and much prettier. Here are some of my favorites in the store. DIANI Living Apron Ceramic Growler (available in white, grey or black): $65 Linen Tea Towel...
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The Ultimate Gift Guide For Him

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A gift tells a thousand words and gifts for men call for something extra special and unique. We have you covered with our meticulously curated finds from around the world. Whether it’s an early 20th century flask, or 18th century bottle opener, he’s going to cherish any of these pieces for...
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DIANI Living Dream Bedding

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With the chilly nights, we’ve been dreaming of cozy beds over at DIANI Living and have a special deal to make that dream bed a reality. Metallic 22″ square cushions $195, Custom bolster pillow (sold out but taking special orders), White bed throw 96″ x 144″ $275. Metallic 22″...
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Tip Top Table

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Over the years, I’ve either inherited from family or collected many complete sets of plates, glasses and silverware. And, as it goes with living, they have been subjected to cracks and breakage. The result is now an exciting collection of mismatched pieces with many stories to tell. With a mix...
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