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Happy Homes & Graceful Gardens


We take much pride in our homes here in Santa Barbara, from architecture to interior design to the landscaping that surrounds it all. This special magazine celebrates that passion, exploring a number of trends, offering tips from professionals, and sharing some businesses where you can find the latest tool or technique to make your home even better.

• Tips from Interior Designer Michelle Beamer: Messy is okay, outdoor fabric inside, paint goes long way, apps to love, and more.

• Tips from Interior Designer Kisha Gianni: Why designers are for all, how to remodel your kitchen, cutting clutter, and more.

• Family Affair at The Santa Barbara Company: Three generations run craftsman gift shop on East Victoria Street.

• Cartasan Designs Recycles Magazines into Art

• She Sheds vs. Man Caves: Why must a woman’s retreat area look like a brand-new house?

• Where to Find Home and Garden Supplies: A quick rundown on shops to find what you need, from Carpinteria to Goleta.

• Tooling Around in the Garden: Must-haves for your backyard needs — and knees.

• Should I Go for Artificial Grass?: Replacing lawn with Synthetic Turf never looked so good.

• Gophers Be Gone: Tips on eradicating hungry underground rodents from your yard.

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