Whether for a she shack or man cave, these stores offer a little bit for all purposes.
Carpinteria Valley Lumber Co.: An easy lift for a drab room comes from a fresh coat of paint and Carpinteria Valley Lumber Co.–customized colors with expert services, an extensive selection, and everything else you need for a DIY makeover. 915 Elm Ave., Carpinteria
Terra Sol Garden Center: The bonsai trees at Terra Sol offer miniature-tree desk décor and centerpieces for thoughtful care and contemplation, and the center also carries decorative garden bedding. 5320 Overpass Rd.
Anthropologie: Apart from its tasseled beach towels, tapestry baskets, and embroidered drapes, it is Anthropologie’s housing accessories — like humorous dresser drawer handles and towel hangers — that allow small touch-ups and a breakaway from the bore of plastic home accessories. 1123 State St.
Menelli Trading Company: This shop exclusively shows wedding dress designer Amy Michelson’s custom, large-scale “wall jewelry” that reflect a spiritual significance for matrimonial alters, homes, spas, and hotels. Menelli also launched a showcase series of relax yet sophisticated interior arts from area artists. 1080 Coast Village Rd., Montecito
Old Town Antiques: The well-organized consignment space seems to specialize in turquoise jewelry, but the large store also offers extensive rummaging for furniture and dish sets. 5799 Hollister Ave., Goleta