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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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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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DIANI Living Guide to Zero Waste

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As we transition into the fall season, it’s a great time to clean, organize and make some simple changes around your home. It can be easy to accumulate excess clutter, but moving towards a zero waste lifestyle isn’t as hard as you may think. With some simple swaps, you can easily forego...
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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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Your Guide to Buying a DIANI Living Rug

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Authentic vintage rugs are coveted for their quality and craftsmanship. The intricate weaving and beautiful dyes create a true work of art. When it comes to choosing the right rug for your space, it can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider like size, shape, color and fabric. I’ve...
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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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