Welcome to Santa Barbara Home Designer

 

Santa Barbara Artisans and craftsmen specialize in creating Spanish style homes

Installing spanish clay tile floor next to spanish fireplace

Since the earliest of Spanish days, the seaside hamlets of Santa Barbara and Montecito have beckoned passionate Artisans... romancing them from all denominations to practice their craft in these inspiring settings.

In this town there is an abundance of clients willing to invest in World-Class artistic skills. It is a friendly exchange, as one individual helps another. The Artist seeks new ways to express a gift, and Patron clients seek men and women who can create the special homes and environments they envision in their minds.

I am proud to be a brother in this generation's Santa Barbara Artisan community. Together, we are creating beautiful art within local homes and landscapes. As a hands-on Designer and Art Director for these aesthetic, highly visual elements, it goes without saying that a design on paper, is simply that. The real magic is revealed when the interpretation of a sketch is brought to life by the gifted abilility of another.

LEFT: A Santa Barbara Artisan installs the "squares and pickets" clay floor I designed for the family room of this Montecito home.

 

 

Inspiring photos of high quality custom Spanish homes under construction

 

Santa_Barbara_Style_Plaster_Grilles_Biltmore_Hotel_DesignFor those looking for inspirational photos for custom Spanish home designs, please peruse the quality images on this page, shot by author and Spanish home designer Jeff Doubet.

If you find these behind the scenes intriguing and would like to support me and my efforts in sharing more like them, please consider purchasing Creating Spanish Style Homes (a coffee table book I self-published in October 2018). 240 pages where I have organized over 1,000 images like these, and many more never before seen photos and design drawings.

I currently only sell my book through Amazon Prime. The link above will take you to the full description, 8 page preview, current pricing and the many wonderful reviews I have received on it!

 

 

The many additional photos in the book are featured as visual tools to help educate and inform my readers in how they can achieve the authentic detailing they seek to create within their Spanish Revival style homes.

ABOVE: Here I am personally art directing the Old World plaster finish that will be applied to the interior walls and these new, historically inspired grilles. First incorporated into the grand Spanish Revival estates and hotels of the 1920s and 30s, these grilles make for great conversation pieces in new Spanish home renovations.

The 2 inch thick, plaster grilles are available in a variety of different designs and sizes. I dedicate a section of my book to teach professional designer tips about them. If you have an immediate project and would like a direct consultation with me about grilles- please schedule a personal, one on one initial consultation.

 

There is a renaissance in Santa Barbara for architectural craft

Spanish Revival Designer Jeff Doubet art directing interior design details on faux fireplace

For over a century, local Santa Barbara and Montecito residents have carried on with the traditions of designing and building classic architectural details throughout their custom Spanish style homes.

Historically, within each generation there are top Santa Barbara home designers, architects and general contractors who have the ability to help their clients design and build these unique elements. By combining creativity, knowledge of materials and resources, they advise clients on how to create the aesthetic look and feel they would like to achieve.

I have always enjoyed the process of communicating with the independent trades, as I translate client wishes and my custom designs. I am guiding the artistic details all along the way.

When I am working one on one with patron clients, these design ideas are often discussed on site during initial consultations. I then translate these thoughts into conceptual design renderings, floor plans, etc. These then are typically passed on to the licensed architects and their drafting teams to incorporate them in to construction documents.

I often work closely with the home owner, builder, general contractor, trades and artisans to implement design concepts.

 

ABOVE: Here I discuss the aesthetic Spanish elements and details for faux fireplace I designed as a focal point within the room. I have worked with this particular Santa Barbara client on a multitude of projects.

 

Independent trades Spanish style fireplaces in Santa Barbara, California

 

LEFT: A talented local general contractor puts a finishing coat on a beautiful Spanish Revival fireplace mantel.

As mentioned, Spanish fireplaces are often the main focal point within an important room. It is where we gather with friends and family, or simply enjoy them all by ourselves.

I view these elements as works of art, and there is nothing more comforting to the soul than to settle the end of a hectic day by reading a book or watching a favorite show near a crackling fireplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Revival plaster door surround detailing

LEFT: While a Miami Florida couple were making improvements to their vacation home here in Hope Ranch, California I got the call. They were seeking additional ideas and ways they could upgrade the design. For this doorway, I designed an extra thick "chamfered" entry detail. Here, the talented drywaller puts the final coat of mud on it. This team masterfully hand crafted many details like this throughout teh home.

For this entrance into their master bath, I wanted to set back the doorway in order to provide an interesting focal point adjacent to the new fireplace.

For the entire project, I marked up a complete set of architect plans. I do this often for clients. They become suggested upgrades for improving the aesthetics of an already great floor plan design. I am also asked to create concept renderings for key focal point areas so the owners can fully visualize the suggestions before they are constructed.

My design commissions range from small high end homes, to estates. It's never about the size of home. Rather, it is helping clients achieve the best details and outcome for their discerning taste. I help them successfully get the environment they want to live in.

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara Home Design founder Jeff Doubet art directing plaster details at Cassa Corazon

 

For the Casa Corazon project in Santa Barbara, it started out as a flip, but eventually turned into a full on art project that took the owner/builder and dozens of Artisans several years to complete. I feature this home in my book, sharing dozens of photos of it's construction.

Here I art direct the finishing details for the walls.

We had a quality drywall team come in and apply an upscale finish throughout the entire home. Then, per my suggestion- the owner hired a second team of Artisans to pay further attention to key areas where the wall finish could be fully appreciated. This typically is in public areas where decorative lighting will accentuate the subtle finishes on the walls.

I went around the project with a roll of blue tape, highlighting the areas I thought would need this special attention.

I share additional tips and techniques like this in my design book.

 

 

 

Jeff_Doubet_Spanish_DesignJeff_Doubet_Santa_Barbara_Designer Affectionately nicknamed the "bird cage" (by the Artisans who were handcrafting it).

This unique and special decorative element was designed as a see through niche plaster surround.

I help clients with design visions such as this and then introduce them to the talented local independent trades who can build them.

This Montecito home was purchased for $1million as a fixer upper, and was recently listed at $2,250,000.

 

Real estate investors are regular clients of mine, as I help them see the potential in any given property. This includes exterior and interior upgrade options, as well as landscaping. If you are a local Santa Barbara or Montecito homeowner seeking help with visualizing the possibilities, feel free to give me a call.

 

Santa Barbara home designer Jeff Doubet collaborates with local General Contractors + Artisans

 

Spanish_Revival_Detailing_by_Jeff_DoubetI have long standing friendships and working relationships with a wide variety of independent General Contractors in town.

Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor and Artisan trades... this combination of talented teams will vary depending on the type of project you envision.

I am available via 2 hr min. Initial Consultations to help you navigate the various choices.

Here, a favorite General Contractor team installs a fluted plaster detail above a kitchen window. The details are reminiscent of the early George Washington Smith style

 

 

 

Custom plastering details of a Spanish home in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaAs mentioned, the talented Artisan teams I work with often become friends, and I enjoy recommending their independent services to local clients in the Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch neighborhoods.

Finding and hiring quality talent is like searching for a needle in a haystack. My clients appreciate the value I bring to my design consultations as I can make recommendations to help them fast track their options as they begin to interview the independent trades.

LEFT: An example of a deep wall niche, designed as a desk alcove for a small room in a Montecito cottage.

The original alcove was boxy and clad with outdated wood paneling.

With some creative vision of seeing it with new corbel details and resurfaced with white drywall mud... the obvious world-class talent of this Artisan made those ideas come to life.

An adjacent large window provides a beautiful view of the pool and charming chicken coop beyond. Nothing more satisfying than that...

 

 

Spanish Revival brick patio

 

Some of the most desirable Spanish style home designs include indoor/outdoor living areas. Entertaining guests and friends, it is fun to pass between kitchens and dining rooms, out to covered patios.

I captured this shot while Casa Corazon was under construction.

The clanging of used red brick as the many Artisans laid them in a classic basket weave continues to be a fond memory of the project.

Basket weave is a favorite pattern I specify for Spanish Revival home outdoor patios and walk ways like this one.

If you are a local Santa Barbaran, you can check out excellent examples of basket weave at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Montecito, CA.

 

 

 

Santa Barbara Spanish Revival style fireplace design

Since 2003, I have been learning and teaching successful Spanish home design tips to anyone who is interested in listening. One important tip is to implement materials, techniques and design ideas that have been used for generations of talented home designers and architects.

Why? Because your project will instantly gain a timeless look and feel. Not only will you never have to remodel these important features again (saving a lot of money over your lifetime), your home will be perceived as more valuable to a larger pool of buyers.

Here, a local independent Artisan puts a finishing coat on a Spanish Revival style fireplace hood.

I share many other quality photos of these aesthetic design details being crafted in high quality, custom Spanish style homes in my 240 page book: Creating Spanish Style Homes.

A multitude of readers have become clients, and the book has sold in other countries- which encourages me that my book has become a valuable resource within the world of Spanish home design.

 

 

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Since 2003, I have shared a hobby in photography to capture the steps that take place as my home designs are being constructed.

There is something neat for homeowner and designer alike, seeing these dreams come to life. They start with an idea and an interest in creating something special, and morph into accomplishments and memories.

Here I captured a shot at Casa del Padre. A plasterer is working on the exterior of new construction of this accessory structure. While designing it, the client wanted me to super-size the outdoor fireplace, as he envisioned it as the heart of a central outdoor gathering spot for friends and family.

There is a section in my book showing time-lapse photography of our process of taking raw land and building a structure that looks and feels as thought it has been here for a hundred years.

 

 

 

Spanish style kitchen design ideas, designers and consultants

 

 

Clients incorporate many of the elements I share on this website and in my book. I receive calls for customized consultations for specific design dilemnas and to help architects, builders and significant others with envisioning the next steps to implement the solutions.

LEFT: A local Santa Barbara client I have worked with on multiple home projects. She likes the range hood I designed, and we now discuss the layout options for the decorative Spanish style tile design options she is considering.

One detail always builds on the last. Many gather their thoughts, wish lists, Houzz and Pinterest pins... and then seek my advice on how they might be able to implement them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

installing custom wood doors for Spanish style homesHistorically, Spanish style homes have been built with painted wood doors, as well as stained wood doors. Some of the early entry level homes had painted doors, presumably because they were less expensive to make and install. This stands true to this day.

There are benefits to going in either direction with your remodel.

Stained doors will require a higher budget, because the door itself must be made with a nicer species of wood that will also take the stain.

LEFT: Clients of several projects in my book specified wood stained interior doors. Here, the owner wanted a subtle distressed look. A distressed look can be specified as a secondary level of finish at the factory, or can be done on site by Artisans using special tools.

For this bathroom door, we changed it up a bit by specifying a round top door.

 

 

 

Installing authentic Spanish style roof tiles in Santa Barbara, California

Many clients desire the most authentic roofing for their Spanish homes.

There are many brands and material choices in Spanish roof tiles. The best ones have sizing and profiles that mimic the historic tiles of yesteryear.

Tract housing roof tiles are easily distinguished because the cheaper tiles they are using are also installed in the fastest way they can. This results in a very obvious, cookie cutter look.

Handcrafted custom homes require more art direction, but the finished results make a huge difference in the aesthetic, as well as the total perceived value of the finished project.

The cheaper tiles can be worked with for a more aesthetic result. I cover this a bit in my book.

 

 

 

hand made wrought iron outdoor lighting in Santa Barbara, California

There are many details that go into creating a high end, custom Spanish style home.

One big decision clients grapple with is indoor and outdoor lighting.

When on more of a budget, I still recommend investing in quality handmade wrought iron lighting in the most public area(s) of a project.

Everything is about perception, and if you can get a quality piece installed at the front door, or in the dining room... the extra investment will pay off when your project is completed.

Here I check in with a favorite local Santa Barbara custom lighting fabricator who created these hand forged exterior lanterns. I stopped by while they were in the primer stage, just before finish coat and wiring.

 

 

Building a Spanish style mailbox designed by Jeff Doubet, Santa Barbara Home Designer

 

A favorite jewelry item I like to design into each of my client Spanish home designs are the mailboxes that go out in front of them.

For this one I sketched a red firebrick base, installed in a herringbone pattern.

I designed a row of Spanish style decorative tiles directly above the mailbox, which is made of solid brass.

Here the stucco Artisan applies the final coat of plaster on the column.

On pages 48-49 of my book Creating Spanish Style Homes, I show a time-lapse photo sequencing and storyline of this mailbox design and the various steps we took to design and build it.

 

 

 

Spanish tile design used on Jeff Doubet Spanish mailbox design in Santa Barbara, California

A close up image of the Spanish tile design we chose to incorporate into this mailbox.

Check back soon, as I will post the link to buy them directly at Amazon.

 

 

 

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Talavera tile is used in many Santa Barbara style homes.

Designers and Architects specify them for stair risers, fireplace surrounds, kitchen backsplashes, outdoor fountains and such.

 

Here I also art direct the installation of the Spanish Revival cross that will top the custom Spanish style mailbox at Casa Corazon.

The vision was to build up the cement plaster to ramp up on 4 sides to the round base of the cast iron cross.

Sometimes inspired ideas need to be discussed on site in order to instill the gracefulness envisioned for the particular design element.

 

 

 

 

Spanish style fireplace being painted

 

Custom designed Spanish style fireplaces are often accentuated by layering additional materials and detailing. This can be done with iron screens, decorative Spanish tile, brick and stone.

For this Santa Barbara project, I designed an decorative iron frame with 3-dimensionally cast iron rosettes.

Here an Artisan puts a final coat of paint on the cement surround that was built in place, on site.

The homeowner builder wanted to mount a TV above this fireplace, so I designed it to have a hint of a decorative hood on top of the mantel, but the flared portion of the design quickly fades into the wall so the TV will have a flat surface to mount to.

 

 

 

Installing a hood above a Spanish door

 

LEFT: I work again with this talented independent Artisan on interior architectural details for an accessory structure in Santa Barbara.

I designed the building to have an extra deeply recessed entry door.

To do this, the door was box framed within the room.

Rather than have a contemporary look to this composition, I proposed a cap detail for it. Designed on paper, the supplier first cut and fabricated it in architectural foam, and then applied a thin coat of cement to it.

Once we had it centered and secured, the seams were covered in fiberglass mesh and the coats of finish drywall mud applied.

I have other project examples and photos of this process in my book.

 

 

 

 

 

Making a Spanish style wall niche

Building decorative Spanish style niches into existing walls is a simple thing clients can do to add charm to an otherwise boring wall.

On page 194 of my book, I share a variety of other photos showing how this Moorish style niche was made in a custom home in Montecito, California.

I wanted to challenge the talented Artisans I enjoy working with, so I presented the homeowner with sketches of what I thought would look good, and the team made it happen.

Note the subtle "ice cream scoop" aspect of this special niche. It starts out as a soft triangle at the bottom, and gradually morphs to a soft point at the top.

What shape will you want to make?

 

 

 

 

 

making a Spanish Revival fireplace mantel

The design possibilities for Spanish Revival fireplaces are nearly endless. With the common building materials used, there is a lot of flexibility in how the design can look.

On this local project, I designed the mantel to have a heavy cornice detail that would protrude enough to become a narrow shelf above it.

I sketched little corbels in the upper corners of the firebox opening, and that added a special twist to this design.

Here the independent Artisan puts a subtle surface texture on the final touches of the project.

At night, the reflections of the flames dance on the surrounding surfaces- making for a very romantic place for the couple to dine.

 

 

 

 

building a custom garden archway designed by Jeff Doubet Spanish home designer based in Santa Barbara, California

 

As soon as I heard the team was putting the final touches on the Casa Corazon Secret Garden Arch, I ran up to the project site.

When I arrived at the plaza courtyard, the roofers were busy cutting, checking, cutting and re-checking each roof tile piece- as they then permanently placed them in cement.

The iron finial on top was anchored into the framing before the weatherproofing was installed.

On pages 44-45 of my book I share a 16 photo / time-lapse sequence of how this special archway was designed and built.

 

 

 

 

 

Installing a Spanish Revival foyer ceiling

 

The Spanish Colonial Revival style provides a lot of creative flexibility in how home designers and architects can express the many details.

This beautiful family wanted to create a new, special foyer for their Montecito home.

The perfect spot for it happened to land in a very awkward point in the roofline.

In order to also achieve the desired taller ceiling they wanted, I designed this 8 sided fluted ceiling that would accomodate the lowest section of the roof, but allow the new taller height in the middle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

building a custom plaster ceiling in a Montecito California Spanish home

 

As an amateur photographer who loves to capture the process of designs coming to life in the field, I was really enjoying this day.

Since 2003, I have been passionate about catching every detail during the moments they were created.

The dozens of Artisans I showcase in my book are not hired models. They are real life, good looking men and women who just happen to be living their dream as artists in the trades. I love promoting their amny talents on the pages, and enjoy hearing how they are using the book to further their careers in what they love to do.

Here, the Artisan uses a wet-n-dry sanding block to refine the Old World finish he is applying to the walls.

 

 

 

 

Drywall mudding Spanish style interior walls

 

For high quality Spanish Colonial Revival style interiors, an upgraded finish to your standard drywall finishes should be a major consideration as walls are backdrops for art, furnishings and lighting.

In less expensive tract housing developments, the general contractor and developer typically sputter spray on the layers of drywall mud "texture". This type of finish takes away from the ambiance of a quality project.

In custom Spanish homes in Santa Barbara, we strive for wall surfaces to have the craft of a subtle, handmade plaster look.

This is done with a flat blade, but other steps also can include wiping down the surface with a drywall sponge. I explain this better in pages of Creating Spanish Style Homes. The book is currently sold on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

 

 

Installing a Spanish Revival iron window grille

 

On this day, the finishing touches were taking place as a custom piece of decorative gass was being installed in an interior all window of a local Santa Barbara project.

 

Our team had worked in a collaborative fashion to make this art window a beautiful focal point in the new construction of a grand hallway.

The specialty framer has extraordinary skills and framed the complex form.

A memorable design meeting with the homeowner/builder and the iron worker solidified the plan for the handmade wrought iron grille.

Plaster, iron and glass are recurring materials used in quality Spanish style home designs.

 

 

 

 

installing Spanish style interior design details in a custom home in Montecito, California.

Here, a master bathroom was re-imagined with rich details that are relatively easy and affordable to install.

Small rooms can be embellished simply, in bold statements or something in between.

I cover more info about this in my book, but often times these elements can be made with custom cut architectural foam that then has a thin coating of cement applied by the specialty fabricator. Once installed and seams are addressed... drywall mud is applied over it.

This particular client wanted bold ideas and high visual impact. I happily obliged, and sketched up the details I thought she would appreciate.

It wasn't long before the Artisan team was installing these artistic compositions at a tub alcove (left) and double vanity cabinets (above).

 

 

 

 

 

Installing Spanish Colonial Revival style stone landings at Spanish barn

 

Set in the middle of a 14 acre grove of olive trees this accessory structure was designed and built a few years ago.

I savored this day as I worked with the stone masons, providing art direction for the rural feel the owner and I wanted to achieve for the garden walls and the sandstone landings at various door openings.

If you are a local Santa Barbara homeowner seeking someone to sketch up landscape ideas and provide you with a list of great independent stone masons that have the ability of making my design renderings come alive- please give me a call.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another way to add instant charm and a sense of history to your Spanish home design is to incorporate architectural salvage.

I never know what I am going to find at this favorite downtown shop, but I always feel like I am on a treasure hunt.

When designing your own place, consider what it will cost to have a blacksmith hand forge scrolls and weld up your design. It's usually not very long before some architectural salvage finds can be considered a good deal.

On this day, I purchased this section of vintage railing and brought it up to a house flip I was helping some investors with.

The local Montecito fixer upper had great bones, it just needed some extra special accents and detailing to bring it to life.

 

 

 

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Are you looking for a home designer who specializes in Santa Barbara styling?

Graceful arches, art niches, Old World plaster, barrel ceilings, wrought iron window grilles, railings, decorative plaster grilles, wide plank oak floors...

As I have mentioned on previous pages, my name is Jeff Doubet and I am a Santa Barbara based home designer and consultant who collaborates with clients throughout California and parts of Arizona, Texas and Florida.

If you are a home owner in the Santa Barbara, California area (Montecito, SB, Hope Ranch, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez), my Consulting Services include introductions to a wide range of independent talented teams that can assist you in next steps.

LEFT: A shot looking into the dining room of a brand new home I designed for a couple in Montecito, California. They purchased a 5 acre lot just off San Ysidro Road.

 

 

 

 

Spanish Colonial Revival interior design details reminiscent of Wallace Neff being created in Santa Barbara, California

 

Shifting gears from elegant to playful... this is an entrance to a kid's wing within a large estate in Montecito.

The non-structural design element was envisioned to hide an awkward transition from a grand hall to a sharply angled short ceiling of the narrow hallway beyond.

If you are a local homeowner seeking creative solutions for difficult design dilemnas, I am always up for providing potential solutions.

I have a 2 hour minimum for initial consultations, and sometimes my perspective and ideas during that time is all a new client needs to move forward with their project.

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOVE: I love taking breaks from the drawing board and enjoy the occassional, hands-on Art Direction for decorative, architectural elements.

Here, I apply a patina finish to the copper lightning rod incorporated into this Montecito Spanish style cottage.

 

 

Decorative Plaster Grilles for Spanish Revival Homes, photos, images, resources at Santa Barbara Home Designer website

 

Home Designer Jeff Doubet enjoys incorporating the time honored traditions in creating unique home designs based on materials and techniques inspired by the Old Country of Spain!

 

 

 

 

 

California home designers specializing in Spanish Revival interior design detailing photos

 

LEFT: I am working with the homeowner's Artisan team to refine a sampling of the old world plaster finish that will be used on the plaster grilles and Spanish theme decorative ceilings throughout the house.

 

The section of the ceiling panel (on the right) would soon be installed in a daughter's bedroom of a clients Montecito estate.

As an artist, I have always loved sculpture- and it is hard for me to not see these decorative Spanish elements as three dimensional art.

It is always fun to get involved with the organic materials of these decorative finishes as I art direct and consult on the special details of local Santa Barbara or Montecito client projects.

 

 

 

 

making oversized Spanish Revival style ceiling panels

 

Another way you can design and build a tomorrows classic Spanish style home is to take a few chances on your design decisions.

Tract homes and less exciting Spanish homes can often be traced to overused or cliche design decisions.

Going out on a limb a little bit can infuse life and interest into your home design, because it is something refreshingly different.

I give full credit to the homeowner who had this vision to fill an oversized (existing) coffered ceiling with a Spanish pattern.

Once we decided on this San Felipe shape, I scaled up the pattern and worked with a local specialty fabricator to help her take her idea to the finish line.

Here, the Artisan team puts a final coat of drywall mud on the panel(s) and works the Old World finish with wet sponges.

 

 

 

Spanish Revival plaster ceiling installation

 

 

Once the Spanish style ceiling panels were glued and screwed into place, painters caulk was used to seal the seams where the individual panels met the coffered ceiling beams. A primer coat was applied and then multiple coats of soft white paint.

As the project was coming to an end, I imagined the many daydreams these mesmerizing patterns would spur.

It is always a goal to design comfort and enjoyment into the environments we are creating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montecito Santa Barbara Interior Design specialist in Spanish Style photos

One of the many design commissions I received for the Casa Corazon project in Santa Barbara was to design the floors.

Like home designers from earlier generations, figuring out the variety of pattern options and combining them to make familiar, yet original new compositions is a challenging and rewarding part of the creative process.

 

These tecate clay floor tiles come in a variety of shapes, and the artist is given the freedom to suggest a proposed layout.

In this shot, I show transitions from Entry Foyer to bedroom hall, living room and master suite were all designed to have interesting breaks in the floor patterns.

This project has led to many others throughout California. Designing floor plans literally can mean proposing decorative layouts for floor tiles throughout the home.

 

 

 

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Jeff_Doubet_Santa_Barbara_Home_DesignerIf you looking for quality advice on other aspects of your Spanish home design project...

please give me a call and schedule an affordable Initial Consultation.

Since the release of the book, I have been collaborating with a multitude of new clients in other cities and towns.

It is easy to work remotely via phone, email and first class mail.

 

 

Designing Classic Santa Barbara Homes and Landscapes

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Santa Barbara home designer Jeff Doubet enjoys a wide range of different project assignments from clients.

 

 

Each share a desire to create unique details classic to local architecture.

 

 

 

LEFT: a small Santa Barbara Spanish style home.

 

 

Spanish Revival Interior design with authentic plaster Grilles

 

As a home designer who specializes in historic spanish style home detailing- I really enjoy the Artisanal Craft of creating Spanish style homes. So much so, that that I wrote a book about it.

On pages 208 - 211 of Creating Spanish Style Homes, I provide Pro tips for interior plaster grilles and exterior cement grilles. These beautiful components add distinctive detail within any Spanish Revival home design.

 

 

Online Store for Decorative Grilles, air vent covers and artistic designs in Registers for Spanish Homes

 

For other resources for metal and cast iron decorative grilles I have established an Online Store for Decorative Spanish Grille Collections

 

Please note I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means I receive a small commission on any purchase you might make through the direct Amazon links I share on this website.

 

There are never additional charges to you. Thank You for your support! It encourages me to build this website up.

 

 

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installing honed carrera marble sink top

 

LEFT: An Artisan team installing a honed Carrera marble sink top in a local Santa Barbara, California project.

Carerra marble is a fairly common stone specified into Spanish style homes. I have several clients who have used it in both bathrooms and kitchens.

One reason is they seek authentic materials that have a historical reference point (what was used in earlier Spanish homes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic bathroom lighting being installed in Santa Barbara, California

 

Depending on what other materials you are using within your home, a Carerra marble or light colored man-made version of it can help balance the interior design.

It coordinates nicely with painted or stained cabinetry, as well as red clay floor tiles or wood floors.

With wood beams, floors, cabinetry... a home can become "too dark" if not careful in your planning.

In this case, Carerra marble was used as floor tile in this guest bath, and it balances the room nicely with the dark wood vanity cabinet and mirror.

 

 

 

Designing Quality Montecito and Santa Barbara Homes

Many of the quality design aesthetics of a Jeff Doubet Spanish style home can also be incorporated in to other styles of homes.

 

 

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This Montecito stone farmhouse was designed by local Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet.

 

The owners of the San Ysidro Road 5 acre parcel were looking for a design that would tie in to the rural nature of their lot.

 

I was inspired by local historic structures such as those at the San Ysidro Ranch.

 

 

 

 

 

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LEFT: An Artisan crafting details inside the new Stone Farmhouse.

 

The round window alcove was a design splurge... I am grateful the homeowner invested in creating it.

 

I work with home owner General Contractor's and trades to make these types of details, just right.

 

Authentic, integral color plaster was used throughout interior and exterior walls.

 

 

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Please contact me if you would like to schedule an affordable initial consultation to discuss your Spanish home design project. With the success of the book, I have been enjoying new clients (who had purchased the book) and became patron clients. Now I regularly work with clients throughout the state of California, as well as Arizona, Texas and Florida.

In the meantime, have a great day.

Sincerely,

 

Jeff Doubet

 

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