If experience is any indicator, I predict Ryan Brown’s upstairs bedroom suite at the Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens is going to go viral on Pinterest. He has served up exactly the kind of design and details Pinners love. The space feels like a treehouse on safari. The overall concept is fantastic, and there are either finely tuned architectural details or creative and fun accessories in every direction. It really just depends on where you look.
Let’s go ahead and get the answer to your first question out of the way: It is the Robert Lewis Macrame Hanging Work Lamp from Lawson-Fenning. It appears macrame is back. Who knew?
No, really. Who knew and why didn’t they tell me? This lamp is pretty fantastic.
Note: I won’t be able to give you a detailed list of all Ryan’s sources here because there are sooooo many, but it is still a link heavy post. I will hit the highlights and you can email or tweet me with any questions about the rest.
The lamp hangs above a Brown designed Audrey Faux Shagreen Desk desk, inside one of the room’s dormers. Stationary Roman shades and matchstick blinds adorn the windows here and on either side of the bed. I know. You want to see the whole room? Patience, grasshoppers. In the mean time, check out the ceiling. Nice, right?
The design nerd in me loved seeing the connections. Heavy metal.
When you walk into the room, a beautifully detailed fireplace with built-in display shelves and seating is to the immediate right.
I really like this idea. The lattice style wall detail is fairly easy to replicate, if you are the handy type. Think about using it if you need to cover up paneling or add interest to a plain old boring wall. Instant–after a couple of weekends maybe–character!
If you aren’t handy at all, Pennco Wood Finishing built this one. Maybe they’ll build you one. In all honesty, they built the whole darn house, if you just so happen to need one. I’ve got post-lottery-win-find-a-genie-in-a-bottle-ship-comes-in dibs on this puppy.
The entry to the bath is just beyond the fireplace. The last time I checked, the room’s Trevi chandelier from Ironies was the most Instagrammed object in the Design House. The tag is #SBDHG.
I really like the contrast in styles between the fixture and the architecture.
The wall color is Manor House Gray and the trim is Wimborne White, both from show sponsor Farrow and Ball. The tub, faucets and shower fixtures are from Kohler, and the sinks are from St. Thomas Creations. The Refined Rib Sconces are from Lighting Heaven aka Circa.
A bath in the treetops. Where do I sign up?
Back to the bedroom:
An an original Warhol–Hey, Liza!–hangs above a vintage chair from Botanik, while Palecek’s Camden Stool and HD Buttercup’s vintage canvas trunk sit below. Buckles, belts and hardware on accessories are making a comeback (now you know what to do with your old ones), and Ryan used them to great effect on the pillows in the room.
The draperies framing the balcony’s french doors are full and fun in the Henley print from Pindler and Pindler. The walls are painted in Farrow and Ball’s Cat’s Paw.
Like to swing much? Then the Hanging Basket chair from Fusion Home is for you. Good times.
Step out onto the balcony. You can see the ocean in the distance and the luxurious master bedroom balcony to the right.
Or you can look down and be a creeper celebrity peeper like me. Hello, Dennis Franz!
It’s his house, he can do what he wants, and it seems he wants to be outside by the serious GE Monogram filled outdoor kitchen.
Worried that I would be late–I was early–I missed breakfast and lunch that day. By the time I took this photo, I was ready to do some balcony diving towards whatever was going on with those avocados. I passed several signs along my way to the house that said, “7 for $1.00.” Where I live, a dollar will get you half an avocado. Ridiculous, but I digress.
Like I said earlier, no matter which way you turn your eye will find something good. Like the TribalDiamond carpet my fashion savior DVF created for The Rug Company. Or the fantastic BachelorBed, an updated version of a spool bed that Brown designed. I hate to tell him, but he may have to change the name, because I like it too.
The ceiling and the bed are tied together by the SpoolChandelier from Paul Marra.See what I mean about Brown’s way with art? The vintage flag paintings are right at home above the headboard. It’s all about scale and balance, folks.
Brown designed the Gear Metal Table Lamp, and the Globetrotter Side Table is from HD Buttercup, which is ironic because I’ve been snuggling up to this photo and calling it Buttercup for days.