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Caroline’s Go-To Summer Recipe

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In the summer after work, Jeffrey and I want to be outside enjoying the weather as much as possible. So when it comes to meals at home, we like to keep it fresh and simple.  For those of you who don’t know us well, we’ve been experimenting with a mostly vegan diet, which involves exploring...
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DIANI Living Newlywed Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season for engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding soirées. Just last month Jeffrey and I celebrated our 5th anniversary, which had us reminiscing on that special day and the gifts we received from our guests. Some of the most memorable ones are unique pieces that we admire everyday...
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A Farm House Update

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We spent most of last month in New York on a buying trip and I was commuting from our Farm House in the Hudson Valley into the city. As spring turns into summer in the Hudson Valley, the place has really come alive. From blossoming buds and green pastures to sweet baby goats and afternoon rain...
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Pillow Talk with Shrankhla Holecek of UMA Oils

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When it comes to beauty and wellness, here at DIANI Living we believe that self care comes from the inside out. We understand the importance of clean living and therefore seek out only the best in organic, all-natural products. Which is why we are excited to launch the new line of highly coveted Ayurvedic...
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Pillow Talk with Caitlin Flemming

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DIANI Living is rooted in beautiful interiors and well-crafted home and lifestyle pieces (just take a look inside our store), but what really inspires us is connecting with fellow female entrepreneurs. To celebrate creative women and their talents, we are excited to announce our new Pillow Talk series,...
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At Home Summer Spa Essentials

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  While summer has its perks – blue skies, beach days and poolside lounging – it can easily become one of the busiest times of the year. Unwind your mind and relax your body by transforming your bathroom into a spa-worthy space. From plush organic towels to an exfoliating body scrub,...
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Our DIANI Living Refresh for Sacramento Street

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  Known for her impeccable style and eye for interior design, Caitlin Flemming is one of our favorites when it comes to creating inspiring spaces. Hailing from San Francisco’s city streets, Caitlin travels around the world looking for her latest source of inspiration. On a recent trip to...
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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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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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