SANTA BARBARA CHIC
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
Guest blogs February 12, 2008 Photographer: Katie Moos Here in Santa Barbara we are fortunate to have many great photographers and Katie Moos is one of these. She has a lovely, bubbly, personality that immediately puts you at ease when you meet with her.... Browse by Colors February 12, 2008 Spotlight: Camilla Svensson Burns On Saturday I met with Camilla at the Biltmore and she showed some of photos of her gorgeous work. Her style is versatile, but her passion for color is obvious. I particular love this bouquet of r... Entertaining January 31, 2008 Hero Worship: David Stark David Stark, a New York designer and event production guru, constantly produces events that push the event envelope and raise the bar for the rest of us. I love this candlelit event where light see... Entertaining January 31, 2008 Decor Mecca: Downtown Los Angeles One of my favorite places to find inspiration is the LA flower market and the adjacent fashion district (the jewerly district is not to far off either if you're looking for wedding bands). The flowe... Browse by Colors January 31, 2008 Decor Ideas: Moss Mood Moss (left) and Reindeer Moss (right) both make great tabletop decor either as an addition to flowers or in place of flowers. I've used reindeer moss as a table runner for a Christmas Eve even... 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, ...