Welcome to Santa Barbara Home Designer

Your One Source Design Consultant for Santa Barbara Spanish Revival, Architectural Elements + Detailing:


Honoring and Embracing the Spirit and Romance of Spanish Colonial Revival Detailing of a bygone era in Santa Barbara and Montecito, California...

Jeff Doubet is a designer who is occassionally a hands-on help mate to your Contractor or building trades artisans... especially for those specialty details that no one else can create.

Jeff works with local independent contractors and can introduce you to the independent specialists in the time tested, Artisanal Traditions of Spanish Colonial Revival Vernacular.

Collaborating with equally Passionate and Visionary Clients, Jeff enjoys carrying on the artistic ideas and adding to the historic thread and Legacy of incomparable, Classic Santa Barbara and Montecito Spanish Homes.


Above: Jeff Doubet creatively incorporates a section of Vintage Antique Wrought Iron Railing.

Combined with Corbels, the new composition of Spanish Revival elements becomes a charming new focal point for this Montecito home.


by David Gebhard in 1975

“The past, whether just yesterday, or more distant, is always being reinterpreted. What makes the Santa Barbara region unique is not the “weight of history” on current design, but the creative and refreshing way that it is being continually rephrased and restated.”  

David Gebhard was a Leading Architectural Historian, particularly known for his Books on the Architecture and Architects of California. He was a long-time Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was dedicated to the Preservation of Santa Barbara Architecture. He was also a Member of the Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission.






Original Santa Barbara Design

Santa Barbara Spanish Home Designer Jeff Doubet meets with talented team of Artisans hired directly by the homeowner. Here, Jeff discusses the custom, decorative elements he has proposed for the charming up of this Montecito home.

Jeff went on to work on other projects built by this licensed general contractor and would be happy to introduce you to them!

With simple, yet highly decorative surface elements- the team was hired by the homeowner to take the tired but well built 1980's SB "Vanilla" home, and transform it into a Spanish Colonial Revival Home.

The nod to historically inspired, decorative surface treatments has added a third dimension- and now gives this Montecito home a feel of an early 1920s or 30s California Classic Spanish Colonial Revival.


Please check back often as I will be posting finished photos and updates.





A talented Artisan antiquing this pair of Santa Barbara Spanish Style doors




Jeff Doubet applies Patina to a custom copper finial- a decorative and artistic roofing element for a Spanish Home in Montecito.





A beautiful day for this Paint Specialist... Applying another layer to a pair of Jeff Doubet designed shutters for this Montecito Spanish Revival Home.










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Multiple, Hand Hewned Sandstone Fireplaces were designed by Jeff Doubet to create grand yet cozy places to mingle in Living Room and by the Pool.








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Cast Sandstone Medallions add Character when embedded in Old World Plaster in the Santa Barbara Mission Finish.






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herringbone pattern, basket weave pattern

talavera tile

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old world interior plaster texturing

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barrel ceilings

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copper leaderheads + copper gutter downspouts

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Hand Crafted Spanish Tile Installation in Santa Barbara, CA.

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A historic 1920s Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel Plaster Grille.


The 2 inch thick design and pattern were the inspiration for the brand new Clean Air Return Vent specified and installed in this private estate in Santa Barbara, CA.












At Right: Jeff Doubet Collaborates with his Client on Spanish Tile Choices and Layout.

Jeff custom designed the Spanish Revival Style Range Hood for this Santa Barbara Kitchen.
















































































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Spanish Revival Style Family Crests designed and handcrafted under the Art Direction of Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet







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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


Soulful Inspiration:

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.



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With each Generation, New Leaders in Santa Barbara Design emerge.

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


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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.




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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.






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Designing + Building the Next Classic Santa Barbara Style Home:

It is a common Trait that these early and modern day Santa Barbara Designers, Builders and Construction Artisans have a talent, background and interest in Fine Art.

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.

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Santa_Barbara_Style_Talavera_Tile_Online_StoreAbove, 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.

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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.


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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.



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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.










plaster wall medallions fresh new Spanish Revival designs by Jeff DoubetPlease peruse Jeff Doubet Hand Drawn Renderings , Floor Plans and project Before/After photos and consider Scheduling an Initial Consultation.

Jeff is always interested in Collaborating on the creation of the next great Santa Barbara Home!

To schedule an Affordable Initial Consultation please call us @ 805-687-1716 or email Jeff Doubet


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.


Santa_Barbara_Style_Plaster_Grilles_Biltmore_Hotel_DesignJeff 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.

Spanish Revival Fireplace Design Specialist Jeff Doubet

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.


Custom Spanish Revival Fireplaces Santa Barbara CAJeff 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.



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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.



Modern Homes Santa Barbara CASanta 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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We are adding important local Santa Barbara Home Design and Building tips each week.










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.


Santa Barbara Home Designer is your Inspirational Resource for Design Tips in building a One-of-a-Kind Spanish Revival Santa Barbara, Montecito or Hope Ranch Property.



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Do you have a favorite Santa Barbara Home Style? Spanish Colonial Revival, "San Ysidro" Stone House, California Ranch, Montecito Cottage... I can help you create the quintessential version of it!


Some of my Clients desire time-tested, Historically accurate Architectural Elements.


Others have a bold Spirit to Create a New Santa Barbara or Montecito Classic... and are looking for Resources and a Creative Re-Interpretion of Classic Santa Barbara Spanish Revival Detailing and Architecture.


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Specialty Spanish wrought iron signs by Jeff Doubet



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An Old World Spanish Finial specified by Designer Jeff Doubet



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Classic Santa Barbara Style Gardens designed by Jeff Doubet:
Jeff has a fondness for utilizing hand crafted sandstone elements that include stone wall and column caps, curbing, and cobblestone walkways.









At Left, A deep set window with authentic Sandstone...

Home Designer Jeff Doubet has been inspired by visits to the historic San Ysidro Ranch Stonehouse Resteraunt and other landmark stone buildings throughout Santa Barbara and Montecito.

His Clients also felt that his proposal for stone facades would be a good fit for the Homestead feel they desire to create. The stone is a natural and complimentary material for the rough sawn, reclaimed timbers that they imported from Utah for this project.

Jeff worked with the client General Contractor and Sub Contractors in art directing the authentic Sandstone on this estate property.




Jeff enjoys designing Cupolas in to his special projects. They always add Character, and can be adapted to a variety of styles and structures.

At left, A plaster cupola with operable windows, as well as a Solid Copper Vent Cupola at Auxillary Garage to the right.

Below, a Jeff Doubet designed Custom Cupola being installed by the Artisan Team that built it.


Check back often, as I will be posting new project highlight photos for this newly created, Quintessential Cottage in a prime Montecito location...
an easy stroll to the famous shops and resteraunts of the Lower Village.





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Under Jeff Doubet's Leadership and Artistic Direction, these independent Artisans have a Passion for helping you create whatever a client is wishing to do.



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At Left: Jeff Doubet puts the finishing touches on this Santa Barbara Style, Historically inspired Plaster Grille installation. He works closely with the home owners contractor and trades to ensure authentic Santa Barbara Style detailing is achieved.



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