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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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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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Pillow Talk with Caroline Diani

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Just a few weeks ago Caroline Diani celebrated 16 years of business. A true trailblazer, Caroline continues to inspire customers all over the globe with her aesthetic, while maintaining a vision for the future of the DIANI brand. What better way to honor this incredible businesswoman than to feature...
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Pillow Talk with Jeffrey Doornbos

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You might spot Jeffrey at DIANI Living hauling pieces of furniture to and from his vintage Land Cruiser. But he does so much more than the heavy lifting. Jeffrey, my partner in business and in life, splits his time as an actor, writer and photographer, as well as at the operational helm of DIANI Living.
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Inside Caroline’s Travel Bag

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I was just in New York for Fashion Week and will be leaving again soon for Paris Fashion Week and, when I’m on-the-go, there are some things I just can’t leave home without. This time of year my schedule is typically packed with buyer meetings, so it’s helpful to have everything I...
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Pillow Talk with Dr. Kristi Wrightson-Harter

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Holistic wellness and non-medicated approaches to health and healing have always been an interest of mine. The first person I turn to when I need some guidance is Dr. Kristi Wrightson-Harter of Nest Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kristi offers a mind, body, spirit approach to healing and her facility provides...
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Pillow Talk with Beth Kuttner

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A true trailblazer, Beth Kuttner has created her own path in life and her career. This powerhouse business woman and mother-of-two is the founder of craft fair Homespun, director of development for local non-profit African Women Rising and has a new venture in off-road vans in the works. I first...
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Floral Arrangement Tips with Caroline Diani

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Fresh flowers around the house is one of life’s most simple pleasures. They instantly brighten up any room and are a lovely touch for when you have house guests. Creating the perfect floral arrangement can be daunting, which is why I like to keep it simple. Whether you’re picking up a bouquet...
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Pillow Talk with Colette Cosentino

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At DIANI Living, we know that a single home piece has the ability to transform a room. But decorative artist and muralist Colette Cosentino takes this to the next level. From ornate ceiling paintings to whimsical wall murals, Colette has been enhancing home interiors with her stunning decorative art...
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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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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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The Essentials: Spring Getaway

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  Whether you’re jetting off to the Greek Islands or laying low on our local coastline, make sure you’re headed to your getaway destination in style. From a breezy shirt dress to a refreshing facial mist, we have gathered the travel essentials that will make packing your bags a breeze.     Start...
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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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