Expert Tips with Leesa Wilson Goldmuntz
How to pick an appropriate fabric for your sofa? Sofas are probably one of the largest investing people make and its between rugs and sofas that last the longest. Sofa Durability is very important when you have kids or pets because you want to be able to make your sofa last. Santa Barbara Design Center is the place to go when looking to buy the perfect sofa for your home. Come in and view our collections, such as the Summerland with a slipcover and mid-century look or the Santa Barbara sofa , also with a slipcover but with a more traditional feel. At Santa Barbara Design Center we have a wide variety of fabrics to make your dream sofa for you and your guest to enjoy. We own the factory, therefore we can customize anything you may wish right here in California.
See the most officiant way to buy a custom sofa for your beautiful home by Michael Kourosh on Design Santa Barbara . With only four easy steps to help choose and creating the right sofa. You want to start by choosing the style, fabric , and comfort.
When choosing furniture for your home, it’s important to pick timeless, functional pieces that fit your space and budget! Choose from contemporary, classic,and traditional or a bit of both to give a unique mix – there are no rules, so don’t be afraid to get creative and customize and create furniture you love. You want to make sure it is the style you are looking for to go with you home.
Expert Tips with Maraya Dorney and Auriel
What Inspired you when making these rugs? Maraya likes to start with the rugs when first designing a home because the rug is like a piece of art work. Like an art painting she likes to design around that art piece.
Inspired from a place in ojai where there is an incredible rock wall build over a hundred years ago and hand chisleed so she translated it into the computer.
Auriel and her kids like to go out on hikes a lot and where she lives there is always hocks that her kids enjoy to look at. Rugs pay tribute to the beauty of their countries of origin. Whether exotic or traditional, tribal or modern, our rugs weave stories through intricate patterns, compelling colors, and touchable materials. These museum quality pieces are a testament to superior craftsmanship.
Expert Tips with Ron Atwood
Learn some of the finest antiques with Ron Atwood on Design Santa Barbara. African art specialist Ron Atwood brings 3 specials pieces and explains what they are and appraise them. The first piece is a Akua’ Ba Dolls these are pieces giving birth to a child is a singular rite of passage for a Ghanaian woman. The inability to conceive is cause for suspicion of poor health, even witchcraft. The traditional solution for the barren woman is the AKUA’ BA DOLL. More than a “doll” in the Western sense, an AKUA’ BA DOLL is a surrogate child, wrapped in cloth and carried on the back as one would carry a normal African baby; suckled and put to bed like a real child. An AKUA’ BA DOLL is a good luck charm, an attempt to lobby the fertility gods for a child.
The Second piece is a congo mask shield. The warlike history of the Songye influences the confrontational nature of their art. Songye shields, once a vital part of the the warrior’s gear, are still hand-carved of wood, and often include the intimidating face and violently zig-zagging grooves that would once have frightened the enemy in battle. These grooved patterns are typical of Songye pieces, and may represent the scarification that Songye warriors cut into their faces. They are among the most belligerent of all African masks.
Last but not least the third piece is a mother and son Fimba Piece. From the village tribe of the congo. Congo art is implicitly more valued for collectors. These pieces you see perfect details on the mother and child, from her necklace, to her princely child and the mothers expression being proud of her heritage.
Expert tips with Shirin Abdollahi
How do you use functuay in interior design? Feng shui which literally translates to “wind and water” is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to enhance the flow of chi (life force or spiritual energy), and to create harmonious environments that support health, beckon wealth and invite happiness. Shirin uses functuay as a marketing tool.The benifits is about the art and science in living in nature. Each piece of land has its own energy. Each space should be in harmony and each day you come home you feel relaxed.
IT’S ALL ABOUT FIRST IMPRESSIONS.. It’s not that easy to sell your homes these days. Staging is a Marketing Tool! it requires an objective and professional assessment of your house’s strengths and challenge areas, and solutions to help buyers fall in love with what you see, and an action plan. Uber Chic Staging, have a team of professionals, utilizing our passion and our love affair with transformations, Creating a feeling in the room that makes buyers want to come in. Uber Chic honors their clients and work closely with Realtors to help get your house Sold! there goal is to create Home Interior that looks Brighter, Bigger, and more Inviting. There are 5 main factors that sell Homes. Location, Condition, Price, Terms, and Staging. In Addition to Staging, shirin can help with getting your house ready to be on the open market.
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