Your Host – Michael Kourosh
Michael Kourosh has been a preeminent fixture in the design and home furnishing community in Santa Barbara for decades. Michael’s work has been featured in some of the most luxurious and sophisticated hot spots around the world, including local gems The Four Seasons Biltmore, San Ysidro Ranch and most recently in the renovation and reimagining of The El Encanto Hotel in the American Riviera.
Michael started his love of decorative arts early on, and upon moving to Germany as a teenager he continued his apprenticeship in Persian rugs and antique collectables. His love and holistic approach to interior design culminated when he moved to Santa Barbara and opened his first store in 1990. The past 25 years has been spent refining his vision, taking another step forward with the opening of Santa Barbara’s first fully integrated Design Center. He is proud and excited to be given the opportunity to share his vision with not only the design community, but everyone. Michael strives to provide the utmost excellence in every area of interior design and service. He has brought to Santa Barbara a unique opportunity for living spaces designed through in-house custom made furnishings, accessories, and collectables that will be the centerpiece of the finest homes for years to come.
With his network of the leading international designers, there is nothing that Michael cannot create, as is evident in the variety of design and retail awards bestowed upon his business, including 20 years and running as the best store in Santa Barbara. He prides himself with being the foremost interior design resource in the Western United States, and is happy to share his expertise to Design Santa Barbara.
In his free time, the father of two loves to travel with his family on international adventures.