Looking for a local Interior Designer specializing in Santa Barbara styling? Seek interior design ideas and remodeling resources to build them?
Graceful arches, art niches, Old World plaster, barrel ceilings, wrought iron window grilles, railings, decorative plaster grilles, wide plank oak floors...
My name is Jeff Doubet - a local home design consultant that advises clients on how these elements are created.
Consulting Services include introductions to a wide range of independent, talented teams that can assist in next steps.
There is a renaissance in Santa Barbara architectural craft:
And I enjoy helping my clients design these romantic Spanish architectural details throughout their Santa Barbara and Montecito homes.
If you looking for quality advice on potential next steps for your project...
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I have long standing relationships with a dozen or so independent General Contractors in town.
Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor and Artisan trades... The combo of the talented teams will vary depending on the type of project you envision.
I am available via affordable Initial Consultations to help you navigate the various choices.
I like being a hands-on designer for decorative architectural elements that go into high quality Santa Barbara and Montecito interiors.
I don't have a "crew". Rather, I bill hourly for my design expertise, and then independently work with various local trades clients hire, directly.
The key is to find the teams that share a passion for the craft.
ABOVE: I meet with a Real Estate investor's General Contractor team... outlining decorative architectural elements going into this Montecito cosmetic fixer, purchased as a Flip.
George Washington Smith Architect homes command the highest prices in Montecito real estate fixer properties. They are expensive to purchase and restore.
I work with local clients seeking help in creating interior design reminiscent of this era in Montecito architectural history.
Santa Barbara Interior Designer and Home Design Consultant Jeff Doubet is well connected with a wide range of talented, independent General Contractors and Artisans within the Montecito and Santa Barbara community.
Here, a favorite General Contractor team installs a fluted plaster detail above a window... reminiscent of George Washington Smith's style
ABOVE: Taking a break from the drawing board... I enjoy occassional, hands-on Art Direction for decorative, architectural elements. I apply a patina to the copper lightning rod I specified for this Spanish Montecito Flip.
Affectionately named "Bird Cage" by the Artisans putting finishing touches on it...
I designed a decorative spanish style niche, sent sketches and dimensions to an independent fabricator who have worked with for nearly a decade.
The project: one of many for a local Real Estate investor. A top producer realtor introduced me to this developer, and I enjoy designing ideas for their team of architects, permit planners and General contractors.
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.
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.
Santa Barbara home designer and interior 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.
A custom Spanish Style mailbox for Casa Corazon.
I art direct the installation of the Spanish Revival Design Elements of talavera tile and Iron Cross.
I am often asked where I get my design inspirations.
Click to see inspirational quotes I have collected over the years... Popular quotes I have mashed with inspired Scripture
Talavera Tile is used in many Santa Barbara Style Homes.
Designers and Architects specify it for stair risers, fireplace surrounds, kitchens and bath...
Click to see pricing and resource for this specific tile
A top Designer, Consultant and "Art Director" for decorative finishes has the ability to inspire the homeowner, their Santa Barbara General Contractor and independent talented Artisans to create their best work.
This is done with respect and charisma... the essence of team building.
Here, I visit the client's team... describing the final Old World texture I envision for their cement fireplace surround.
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As a conceptual designer of aesthetic, romantic and decorative elements throughout any given project...
I look forward to meeting with you, your general contractor and independent trades
Home Designer Jeff Doubet follows the time honored tradition of creating unique home designs based on materials and techniques inspired from the Old Country... Spain.
ABOVE: I work with the homeowner's Artisan team to refine a mock up for what would become the old world plaster finish for the spanish ceiling panels and decorative vents throughout the house.
I love sculpting, and it is hard for me to not take a moment to put my finger on the organic materials of these decorative finishes when art directing and consulting the details of a special client project.
As an Interior Designer specializing in historic spanish home detailing... I enjoy the Artisanal Craft of creating Spanish style homes.
Interior plaster grilles add distinctive detail to Spanish Revival Interior Design.
Please have a quick looksee for for all of your Register + Vent needs.
A conceptual design rendering for Spanish style interior design in Santa Barbara, California.
ABOVE LEFT: The existing cement Fireplace surround. RIGHT: The newly refinished Santa Barbara Style Hood detailing with hand forged iron firescreen.
Highly skilled independent Artisans work for the project owner, crafting the new corbels, mantel details and the decorative fireplace hood in cement.
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I advise my clients on how to achieve the authentic quality detailing in their Montecito, Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara homes.
LEFT: Jeff art directs the Old World Plaster finish that will be applied to the interior walls and this new, historically inspired grille. This grille design was originally created for the Biltmore Hotel, by architect Reginald D Johnson.
First incorporated in to the grand Santa Barbara and Montecito 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, authentic plaster grilles are available in a variety of different designs and sizes.
Navigate dozens of pages dedicated to information, photos, designs, drawings and insights for designing a Santa Barbara Style home.
*I encourage you to click image ABOVE to see a wide selection of completed projects.
*Other than the HOUZZ SlideShows/Links and Independent Links... All drawings, sketches, photos and ideas on this website are copyrighted by Jeff Doubet. The hand drawn illlustrations and many of the photos are being developed in to a much larger body of work...
A Coffee Table book!