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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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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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From Where We Cook

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We were honored recently when our kitchen was featured on a fab site called thekitchn. The site conducts virtual kitchen tours for their readers, and reveals the owner’s favorite recipes, cooking methods, utensils, remodel details etc. Cool, right? They sent over the amazing Leela Cyd to shoot...
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Remodelista Design 2014 Finalist!

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I’m back! It’s been a very busy several weeks since returning from the chill zone in the West Indies, and I have some very exciting news to share regarding the future of DIANI… and I’ll share that soon. But, in advance of that, I’m very honored to have been selected as a...
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Our Home Feature in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine

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  We were so thrilled to have our Mission Canyon home featured in this summer’s issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine and be able to share our love of design. Everything in our home has either been inherited or hunted for on travels or flea market trips around the world. Since my husband...
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The Bathroom Diary

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I can’t think of anything more decadent than soaking in a bath tub full of bubbles, sipping a glass of wine and delving into a good book. If I had the time, I would spend a lot more time in my bathroom. Here are some details from one of the bathrooms in our home. Carved wood box from Kenya, handed...
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When in a Pinch

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My good friend, Gail came out to our wedding from England with a big box. I mean a big box. We had no idea what she was hiding in that box until she presented it to us after our wedding. And it has already become the most used piece of furniture in the house, especially since I’m vertically challenged...
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Gardening Sunday – Part 2

 
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Gardening Sunday

 
Yesterday was the perfect day to get some projects going in the garden. We have been doing a lot of landscaping lately and now it’s time for finishing touches. We have a wall that needs some greenery, so decided to take all the terracotta pots we’ve had lying around and paint them white.
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Green Thumbs

 
I LOVE gardens and luckily we have a decent sized piece of land looking across the canyon. Since our wedding reception is being held at our home, now is a perfect time to work on having the garden I always dreamed of. I’ve called on a team of like-minded experts to transform our outdoor space into...
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Habitually Chic

 
This weekend, I was thrilled with the honor of being featured on the gorgeous lifestyle blog, Habitually Chic. In the article, blog author, Heather Clawson shows you around my beachy Santa Barbara pad. If you haven’t vistited her blog yet, click here. It’s uber chic (and a great place to...
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