SANTA BARBARA CHIC
EST. 2008
I started this blog a decade ago when I was a wedding designer as a way to share trends with brides. Eventually, the blog became my sole focus and I began to produce orginial content in 2009. Now, I work with a variety of lifestyle brands as a prop stylist and set dresser. Below is my recent prop styling work and over 1200+ posts of back content.

"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
- Maya Angelou

Pretty Products for the Home January 29, 2008 Decor Source: Jamali Gardens I love, love this site. They have a great selection of vases from intricate metal urns to simple bamboo cylinders, to candles, rocks, feathers, napkin rings (I particularly like the square napkin ri... Entertaining January 29, 2008 Doilies? Yes, Doilies Lately, I've been noticing a lot of lace details in weddings (see the post on designsponge) and I think doilies could be a cheap and easy way to get a lace feel without the cost. I love the idea of c... Entertaining January 29, 2008 Rebecca Thuss Rebecca Thuss worked for Martha Stewart for 10 years and was responsible for some of my favorite images from that magazine. I love the simplicity and restraint shown when she designs tabletops. I ab... Entertaining January 29, 2008 For the sweet tooth: Custom Cookies A few years ago I ordered these cookies for a corporate event I was planning that needed logo cookies. Let me tell you, these cookies are as tasty as they are pretty. Hand-decorated gingerbread coo... Black & White January 22, 2008 Spotlight: Sugarplum Invitations For letterpress invitations there is great company out of San Luis Obispo called Sugarplum Invitations. The owner Becky, is very good at explaining the art of letterpress and uses two antique, ... Black & White November 14, 2007 Something Different: Chameleon Chair Chameleon Chairs launched in 2005 at the prestigious Academy Awards Governors Ball and since then they've expanded their line to include tons of alternatives to the traditional chivari chair. Each ch... Entertaining November 13, 2007 LEDs- The future of Lighting LEDs are great for events where candles are not allowed (museums, historical mansions) or when an unexpected glow of color is needed. I've used them for a monochromatic blue party, and at all all wh... Browse by Colors November 13, 2007 Oh My God Shoes! Kate Spade is one of my favorites and these shoes totally embody her design style: classic, modern and chic. I want them! Other November 13, 2007 So Over It: Cupcake Tiers Wedding cake, the traditional dessert option was updated into cupcake tiers back in 2005. Now, two years later, they're everywhere and I am so over it! Similarly, candy stations became popular last ... Other November 13, 2007 All the Colors of the Rainbow Town and Country Event Rentals has just added colored chivari chairs for rental. These are a great alternative to the traditional gold chivari chair and will certainly add a pop of unexpected color t...