Santa Barbara Home Design Tips for creating the Santa Barbara Style: Initial Consultations 805-687-1716
A Santa Barbara Renaissance in Architectural Craft:
Jeff Doubet is passionate about helping clients Design romantic Spanish Revival Architectural Elements and Detailing throughout their homes and estates.
Graceful Arches, Corbeled Niches, Old World Plaster, barrel ceilings, Wrought Iron Window Grilles, Railings and Balconies, Spanish tile Fountains, decorative plaster grilles- Tecate Floors... quintessential Santa Barbara Style Home Design Elements that make Santa Barbara Architecture so unique.
Jeff designs enchanting Spanish interior design elements that you and your family will enjoy for many generations to come.
Santa Barbara Designers + Artisans specializing in Spanish Revival charm
The most Admired Spanish Revival and Santa Barbara Style Homes and Estates often possess a Unique Personality unto themselves, and are typically Designed and Created by Passionate Individuals that have an Eye for Detail and a Mastery of Classic Spanish Revival Materials and Building Techniques.
Whether they are Designing + Creating new Compositions with authentic and time tested materials, or incorporating local Santa Barbara Architectural Salvage elements... they have a sixth sense about what will work. Jeff Doubet is well connected with the many independent local Atelier's that will craft your new iron elements that must have a historic and authentic Santa Barbara aesthetic.
For over 100 years, Santa Barbara has been blessed with an abundance of Talented Spanish Revival Artisan Trades.
These Artists stand out because they have the ability to create and implement their Original Design Concepts, and also develop Fresh New Interpretations and combinations of Classic California and Santa Barbara Architectural Elements and Detailing.
Collaborating with equally Enthusiastic Clients and their contractors... these Designers and Artisans are creating the next Generation of Classic Santa Barbara Style Homes.
Designer Jeff Doubet enjoys some of the hands on Art Direction for the decorative Architectural Elements he is Custom Designing for his Special Projects and Clients.
More than ever before, clients are relying on the Creative Ideas, Resources and "Artistic Know How" of Jeff Doubet's Hybrid of Design skills... and Jeff gladly works with their local SB Contractors of choice to see these visions through. If you do not have an artistic team in place, Jeff is available to design and then recommend trades that can see your construction needs fulfilled
Directly above, A talented Artisan Team- hired directly by homeowner, begins to put the finishing touches on a Custom, Jeff Doubet Signature, Spanish Revival Specialty Niche...
Affectionately named the "Bird Cage" by the Artisans that brought it to life from a Jeff Doubet concept sketch and set of detailed dimensions- It has become another one-of-a-kind decorative architectural feature at Casa Bella Monte, in Montecito.
For this brand new, Old World Homstead Estate on 5 acres in Montecito (Above and Left), Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet proposed "Character Building" elements that would be reminiscent of historic structures. Sandstone facades and foundation base for the thick walls of plaster add to the richness of this custom home, completed in early 2012.
At left, one of the many Artisans and specialists that crafted the authentic, integral color interior plaster. Here, the finishing touches of a Jeff Doubet designed, Round Window Alcove located in one of the well appointed Bathrooms. Jeff worked closely with the home owner's contractor and sub contractor trades to ensure that he and his clients design visions were implemented to the best that they could be.
Designing + Building the Next Classic Santa Barbara Style Home:
Secondly, for that Extraordinary Montecito or Santa Barbara Property... it requires a Special Client with many of their own ideas and a desire to Build something that is Unique and Special.
This Design Build Team Collaboration is the "Magic" that creates the New Masterpiece that will Shine, and stand the Test of time!
Here, Designer Jeff Doubet collaborates with the Home Owner/Builder and an independent Artisan crew who will implement and build artistic Spanish Revival Design Elements.
Above, Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet art directs the fabrication of a custom Signature Spanish Revival mailbox specially designed for the Casa Corazon Estate. Working closely with the Home Owner Builder, or the Home Owner's Contractor is essential when accomplishing artistic Santa Barbara Style construction.
Talavera Tile is used as a Classic Accent Tile in many Santa Barbara Style Homes. Designers and Architects specify it for stair risers, fireplace surrounds, mailboxes, kitchen and bath...
Top Secrets from the Best Santa Barbara Home Designers.
Historically, the best Santa Barbara Home Designers have the Ability to Interpret client desires and combine their Creativity, Knowledge and Resources of independent contractor and Artisans to help their clients create the look and feel that they desire to build.
They are excellent Communicators with an Innate Ability to translate Client Wishes in to design ideas expressed verbally, as well as with renderings, floor plans, napkin sketches etc.
Jeff works closely with the Home Owner Builder or Home Owner's Contractor, Sub Contractors, Trades and Artisans to implement great design concepts.
A Top Designer has the consistent ability to inspire the Santa Barbara General Contractor and Independent Talented Artisans to create their best work.
This is done with Respect, Charisma, and a good dose of People Skills- and is the essence of Team Building and successful Art Direction / Project Management.
Jeff Doubet is your Santa Barbara Home Designer
Jeff Doubet has a rare and Hybrid Skill Set of an Artistic Eye, and a Design Background and knowledge in how Santa Barbara Style homes are constructed.
Combined with excellent communication skills... he is uniquely qualified to be an important consideration while you contemplate assembling your team and upcoming Santa Barbara Home Plans for your Classic Santa Barbara Home.
Jeff works side by side with a wide range of independent General Contractors, Trades and Artisans to help the home owner develop their project as they have envisioned it.
Jeff is always interested in Collaborating on the creation of the next great Santa Barbara Home!
If you desire to create a unique Santa Barbara Style Home- Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet is your valuable local resource. Jeff's knowledge and resources are diverse... Here, Jeff creates an original design for a "Lotus" wall medallion.
Jeff regularly advises his clients on the availability of 2 inch thick, authentic plaster grilles... in a variety of different designs.
First incorporated in to the large Santa Barbara and Montecito Spanish Revival Estates and Hotels of the 1920s and 30s, they make for great conversation pieces in new Spanish Home renovations.
Here, Jeff applies an Old World Plaster Finish to a new, historically inspired grille that was originally designed for the Biltmore Hotel, by architect Reginald D Johnson.
Jeff Doubet is your One Stop, Local Guide to quintessential Santa Barbara Style Home Design, Materials, and Independent Contractors and Artisans that specialize in the Santa Barbara Spanish Revival look that many homeowners desire to achieve.
The Seaside Hamlets of Montecito, Santa Barbara and Hope Ranch are filled with an abundance of Historic Spanish Colonial Revival Homes and Estates...
And as an Artistic Designer with construction background, Jeff works closely with homeowners and their general contractors, trades and artisans to develop Santa Barbara's next Generation of One-of-a-Kind, Spanish Colonial Revival Classic Homes.
As an Illustrator, Sculptor and Home Designer Jeff Doubet offers a unique skill set and work experience when discussing client project needs and dream lists.
Santa Barbara based Home Designer Jeff Doubet specializes in authentic Spanish Revival interior and exterior architectural details that make Santa Barbara homes have a feeling of a bygone era in California's early 1920s and 30s.
Directly Above, a Jeff Doubet Interior Design Concept Proposal to Re-Design a client Living Room and push a somewhat dated style to Classic California Spanish Colonial Revival detailing.
On LEFT: The BEFORE Fireplace did not fit the Classic Spanish Colonial Revival Vernacular the owners were desiring. On RIGHT: the completed and refined Santa Barbara Style Hood detailing with hand forged Iron Firescreen are complimented by the newly added rough hewned beam corbels with dark stained wood ceiling.
Jeff Doubet works along side the best independent Santa Barbara Artisans and General Contractors to create authentic, classic Spanish Colonial Revival architectural elements.
Here, Artisans build the new cement fireplace hood and surround.
Directly Below- Stone Artisans at work:
These independent Santa Barbara Stone Masons are handcrafting Beautiful, and Authentic Sandstone Walls from Boulders harvested from this Hot Springs Road, Montecito, California site
The very Talented Homeowner- a Master Gardener and a Specialist in the Landscaping Field... is utilizing Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet as a Hardscape Consultant. They are combining their design backgrounds and Collaborating on this Special Stone Garden Wall and Grand Stone Steps leading up to the Main House.
The on site Design Planning and Sketching is a fun way to collaborate with clients, and is a practical and simple way to help the landscape and stone mason trades visualize the direction for the project.
Jeff Doubet has often described this process as "Organic Design"... Often, the most interesting and special gardens are Created this way. The design takes on a personality of it's own as the Designers make keen observations, and gently shape and integrate new Design Elements within the Natural and Beautiful Surroundings.
Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet enjoys a broad base of Clients that recognize his Artistic visions.
These can be in the form of Modern, California Ranch, SB Cottage, Spanish Colonial Revival, Andalusian Farmhouse... What are you working on, and desire to accomplish? Call Jeff Doubet 805-687-1716 to discuss a potential collaboration!
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Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet enjoys listening to his Individual Client Wish Lists... Homestead Ranch Style, California Cottage, Classic Spanish Revival, Mediterranean- Jeff has a rare and Unique Ability to Conceptualize a wide breadth of Architectural Genres, and combines these Creative and Artistc Visions with a hands on, "Art Director" approach to guiding the trades. Enthusiastic Collaboration with extremely Talented Independent Artisans in Santa Barbara and Montecito ensures that the Client, Designer and Builder create another magical home and property.