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Tips for Decorating with African Baskets

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My love for African baskets is deeply rooted in my upbringing. I was born and raised in Kenya, where locally made baskets can be found everywhere. These beautiful, handcrafted works of art are made from natural fibers and are often the primary source of income for many skilled artisans in the area. I’m...
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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the ones you love and at DIANI Living we have a variety of gifts to make your family, friends and loved ones feel extra special. From blush colored bedding and books to luscious beauty products and heart-shaped succulent arrangements, your sweetheart...
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Caroline’s Go-To Skincare Routine

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My skin care routine has always been what you might call average. I used all-natural products, cleansed daily, dabbled with the occasional mask while reading emails in bed and exfoliated when time allowed in the morning. I always thought all non-toxic skin care was pretty much created equally, until...
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Pillow Talk with Nathan Wetherington

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Last year I had the exciting opportunity to make my debut as executive producer of the feature film “A Thousand Miles Behind.” Written and directed by talented actor, writer, filmmaker and friend Nathan Wetherington and starring my husband Jeffrey Doornbos, this film is a stunning exploration...
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Caroline Diani’s Favorite Winter Recipe

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One of my favorite dishes to prepare this time of year is soup. Jeffrey and I love how easily it comes together with only a few fresh ingredients and it’s a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables. We typically have two or three recipes on rotation, but we’re always looking for new...
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Winter Design Inspiration

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This time of year has me turning inward, reflecting on future projects and spending more time indoors. The cooler temperatures, stormy weather and shorter days inspire me to gather inspiration from moody spaces, where I dream of retreating for a long weekend. From grey-toned walls and printed wallpaper...
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Looking Back on 2018

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With the start of a New Year, we can’t help but look back fondly on all of our favorite memories of 2018. We had some monumental moments, from the launch of our Pillow Talk series to The New York Times feature on our very own Hudson Valley farm house. We also spent time in the kitchen, played...
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Les Illuminations: La Mamma Creative + DIANI Living

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After the tragic Thomas Fires last December, the city of Santa Barbara needed a little extra shine this holiday season. Luxe Interiors + Design and Cearnal Collective Architecture + Interior Design collaborated for the first annual Santa Barbara Shines Window Walk, a luxury design and community building...
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Pillow Talk with Peter Horjus

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I recently spent some time at the Santa Barbara home of local designer and illustrator Peter Horjus. Appropriately dubbed the “tree house,” Peter’s space is a hideaway of sorts, filled with a collection of antique bits and bobs, a dreamy window-lined artist’s studio, family heirlooms...
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5 Tips for Hosting Overnight Guests

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‘Tis the season for welcoming friends and family into your home. When it comes to hosting overnight guests, I like to treat the guest room as if it were my own. By adding a few thoughtful touches throughout, it can instantly freshen up the space and make it feel warm and welcoming. It’s...
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The Ultimate DIANI Gift Guide

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With Christmas a little over a week away, the holidays are in full swing. At this point you’re either checking off those last minute gifts or just starting to holiday shop (it’s okay, we’re right there with you). If you’re feeling stumped or pressed for time, we have created...
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Pillow Talk with Nimita Dhirajlal

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There’s Indian food and then there’s Nimita’s Cuisine. From ingredient preparation to the final dish, Nimita Dhirajlal combines her passion for nurturing and supporting the community with local, organic ingredients to create delicious and nourishing Ayurvedic dishes.  I have been...
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Caroline Diani’s Holiday Wish List

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This time of year I find myself coveting a collection of favorites that make up my annual holiday wish list (hint, hint Jeffrey). I’ve had my eye on many of these special pieces since my buying trips earlier in the year and when they arrive in the store, they’re even better than I remembered.
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Pillow Talk with Sherry Villanueva

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If you know anything about Santa Barbara’s food scene, you know about The Lark. It’s either at the top of your wish list or you can’t wait to return. One thing you may not know about is the woman behind this coveted dining destination. Sherry Villanueva is the creator of The Lark,...
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Setting the Table with Caroline Diani

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‘Tis the season for gathering around the table, enjoying a delicious and nourishing meal and spending time with family and friends. If you’re playing host this year, we know how much goes into coordinating a dinner party, from menu planning to festive decorations and table setting details.
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Home Tour with Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That

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Vintage Wood Bench Santa Barbara-based style blogger, Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That recently purchased a 1950’s style home and just finished a complete renovation of the interior. She revealed her gorgeous new digs in partnership with online wellness publication Well+Good. We are excited...
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Pillow Talk with Shuheng Ji of Athabold Flowers

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In a world where most people are known for being either left-brained or right-brained, Shuheng Ji is an anomaly. Shuheng has a masters degree in mathematics and over 10 years of experience in floral design. Earlier this year she opened the brick and mortar Athabold Flowers, where she crafts some of...
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5 Essentials for your Home this Halloween

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There is something about the shorter days, cooler nights and rustling leaves that gets us in the spooky spirit. Halloween is only a few days away and we are pulling out all of our favorite festive decor, from skull embossed candles and golden snuffers to gothic shot glasses and spooky stemware.  Besides...
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Pillow Talk with Rebecca Firth of Displaced Housewife

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Whenever my sweet tooth strikes, one of the first things I turn to is a really good cookie. Lucky for me, fellow entrepreneur and Santa Ynez Valley resident Rebecca Firth, creator of the Saveur-nominated blog DisplacedHousewife, knows a thing or two about cookies. In celebration of the launch of her...
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DIANI Living Succulent Guide

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With the holiday season drawing near, now is the perfect time to start sprucing up your home. A  succulent arrangement can instantly freshen up any space around your house, from a guest bedroom to an outdoor dining table. Plus, their low maintenance lifestyle is perfect during the busy months ahead. We...
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