I apologize. Designer David Phoenix is getting the shaft. I caught wicked toddler cooties from the boys, and in my hazy daze I accidentally on purpose lent my deets on the Santa Barbara Design House and Gardens house to the woman that inspired me to pursue my design education. She is a gifted designer and I would probably give her my first born, if she asked.
Long story, short: I don’t have all of the fabric patterns or paint colors for you today, but I can tell you a little about David and share a few things about the master suite he designed.
He placed a Louis Vuitton trunk at the foot of the bed:
King sized vintage expensive goodness.
The walls are padded and upholstered in a soft blue, brown and cream print from Schumacher called, Calicut Mineral. It’s a big room, so that’s a lot of $$$ fabric. “Her” bath and walk-in closet are to the right.
The wall treatment makes for a very quiet space. The bed is a reproduction piece from Jasper by Michael Smith. Notice that David layered rugs in his space, as well.
The oxblood lamps help add weight and richness to the color scheme.
As you can see from the art, the walls and the chair, you can layer pattern on pattern if you pay attention to scale. The trick is to vary the size.
A floor mirror reflects light into the room from the window lined hallway.
The black iron piece on the wall is a custom thermostat cover from Steven Handelman Studio, and is used throughout the house. It’s a really nice touch.
My favorite thing about this room is the the luxurious porch. I would sleep with the doors open all the time. Truthfully, I would probably sleep out there. (I’m bad about that.) It beckons you to step outside for some fresh air and sunshine. You can even catch a view of the ocean from here. It is simply breathtaking.
Like most of the other rooms in the house, the integration between the interior and exterior living spaces is the one of the biggest draws.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning to the exquisite view of the pool and the exterior spaces designed by Linda Chase?
David Phoenix is a very talented man with lots of magazine covers to his credit. He works with a diverse group of clients, including a large contingent of celebrities. One of my personal favorites is the house he did with Rob and Cheryl Lowe. It is beautifully executed, but it still feels like a home.
Let me know if you want sources for any of the fabrics or furniture. I will email you with the details. Hopefully, I’ll have my resource book back soon!
Time is running out. The show house, with proceeds benefitting the Junior League of Santa Barbara, is open Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00, until October 7, 2012. Advance tickets are $35.00 and are available through the Junior League and SBDHG. Tickets are also available on site for $40.00.