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Jeff Doubet shares quality custom shed designs perfect for Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch California properties.


Welcome! As a local Santa Barbara Home Designer, I enjoy working with local clients to craft artistic renderings and designs that will make dreams and visions come true.






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Special Design Requests:


Each client has a unique property and dream wish list..

I really enjoyed collaborating with this talented client that has a great eye for interior design.


She desired to create a deluxe She Shed at the back of her wooded property.






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For her She Shed amongst the trees...

A nice mix of new and used materials.

She purchased this beautiful rustic door from a second hand store, and it was incorporated in with the other high quality building materials including:


custom millwork

wood windows

wood floors

authentic resawn beams

and old world plaster wall finish.

antique iron work...

And a quality slate roof and copper detailing to match the main house-






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Many of my clients are women looking to charm up their properties with custom She Shed structures.


Most of my current She Shed projects are designed as complimentary, mini versions of the main house.









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When tiny structures like this 9 ft wide X 13 ft long work of art are built with the highest grade materials, they look just as nice as the homes they compliment.


I am a home designer and consultant for these types of specialty sheds, and can help guide you through your next steps for creating your shed.






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I am well connected with a wide variety of independent architects, structural engineers, general contractors and artisan teams that enjoy being involved in projects such as these.






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Far away from the main house and guest house, this deluxe, quality She Shed design is a delightful hide-a-way retreat for the owners and their kids.


It is also a pleasantly quiet, peaceful spot to read a book or meditate.


These types of mini garden houses are great for staycations... just getting away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.







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she shed best photos in Santa Barbara CA imagesJeff Doubet shares his Americana style She Shed custom design that went viral, additional construction photos and interesting info for how it all came about.

The Jeff Doubet Americana style She Shed has gone viral with a mention on Oprah.com

In general, it has caught the eye of the shed industry as a whole.

An online search will reveal a wide variety of entities featuring Jeff Doubet custom shed designs.

Magazines, online blogs, articles, worldwide exposure on Pinterest boards, etc.


I help clients redesign their homes, landscapes and am often commissioned to sketch ideas for sheds within these landscapes.



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Here is a Jeff Doubet sketch for his design for the American style She Shed you see in books, blogs and social media.


The sketch was rough, but has the basic design elements of how the shed would look at the top of a knoll.

If you are local and would like to discuss your project, please contact me for an affordable initial consultation.






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The BEFORE photo. You can see how I was thinking through how to develop a staircase up to the shed.

The sketch also indicated how a new orchard and veggie garden could lay out.






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The early rough sketch for the Jeff Doubet Americana-style She Shed also illustrated early thoughts on shed placement.

Also, the design for short sandstone columns and rustic stone steps leading up to a gravel patio area with Adirondack chairs that overlook a small hobby vineyard- to the right.













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For the 3/4 acre parcel, a goal was to design a variety of decorative design elements that would add to the overall charm of the property.


The quaint, gated driveway arbor with wisteria vines are reminiscent of a bygone area in Santa Barbara- still seen in the Upper East neighborhoods near the Mission.

For this home, a way to provide privacy and the Eugenia hedge hides trash, recyle and the garden compost area.


Gravel pathways and patios are an inexpensive, permeable landscape accents that look great with classic Santa Barbara sandstone walls, columns and borders.





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This Jeff Doubet Americana style She Shed has Board and Batten siding, quality aluminum clad wood windows and roofing that matches the main house.


In the custom shed design, I also incorporated a wood cupola with copper roof...

and a Smithsonian replica solid copper and brass weathervane

*These items can be purchased on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases made through these links.








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This happy owner of the Jeff Doubet Americana style She Shed puts in some additional sweat equity. She painted her own shed, inside and out.

In 2017: This shed and cute owner were featured in a new book about She Sheds. Check out pages 120 - 123 of this book available directly on this Amazon direct link.

*As an Amazon Associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases made through the link above.







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A charming french door was purchased at our local Santa Barbara Habitat for Humanity Restore for $100. No need to repaint...

it's old red paint adds character to this brand new shed.


The authentic iron outdoor light fixture, interior sconces and table lamp were all free dumpster dive finds... and have been hung as interesting, sculptural "props" (not wired).



A sandstone stone landing was chiseled by local Santa Barbara Stone Masons, for an added layer of textural interest, juxtaposing the inexpensive gravel patio.





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She Sheds can be a fun place to let your hair down and give yourself permission to decorate with funky antique and second hand store "stuff".

Things that put a smile on your face every time you reach a weekend, or want to unwind at the end of your day.

Here are some examples: folksy art gifts, that have found their perfect spot.






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Additional interior photos for the Americana style She Shed design by Jeff Doubet.

Quality interior design ideas for She Sheds often mirror the interests and personalities of those seeking to design and build these get-away structures.

I find that each new project I design is centered around the unique values of the owner.

Here, this beautiful client works inside her brand new She Shed, applying the first coat of paint on the newly installed high quality wood windows.




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For this particular She Shed / Garden area Shed...


She desired an informal, cabin feel where she could decorate and create the interior design with garage sale and antique store goodies that would ultimately add to it's charm.


A low budget, cozy interior to hang out in.






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Her 10 x 12 Garden shed is roomy enough for a couch and a narrow desk.


Before I custom designed this shed, I studied dimensions of all components: couch, a round table, side desk, etc to figure out best configuration for the windows, door, etc.


Shiplap Siding (tongue and groove boards) were white-washed to give a a cabin-like feel to the interior design.




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Besides the 2017 release of an independent author's She Shed book on Amazon features 3 quality projects by Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet. This specific She Shed has 4 featured pages (120 - 123)... a multitude of social media sites have made these images go viral.

*As an Amazon Associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases made through the link above.


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She Sheds, Garden Houses and Potting Sheds have become the favorite hot trending topic on blogs, magazines and online home idea websites.

Women across the nation are becoming intrigued with the idea of having one of these little places, all for their own.

Lori Doubet was interviewed in 2017 by a producer at NBC News about the Americana style She Shed. Although the film crew did not end up coming out to shoot... the photos of the shed did make it on the show as a larger story about she sheds.

Since then, other articles have been written about Jeff Doubet and his charming shed designs.




This She Shed is perfectly situated between a small orchard, a raised bed veggie garden and a small hobby vineyard.



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She Sheds are literally little houses for women.

Unfortunately, the maintenance of a garden shed is the same as a house.


Nevertheless, I designed this Americana style shed to have the same quality building materials, and made sure the architectural detailing of the shed matched the main house.

Luckily, this She Shed owner likes to "Home Make"... so she is right at home, gardening and taking care of her shed.

Board and Batten wood siding and high quality windows with wood sills are details that make for a high quality structure such as this special, 10 ft wide x 12 ft long x 10 ft tall garden shed.








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For a drought tolerant landscape, a small hobby vineyard was planted. Grapes require very little water.



Flame Grapes (Red Table grapes) were researched and found to be the ideal grape for this coastal, Santa Barbara city location.



The little hobby vineyard of 30+ vines creates a beautiful rural feel within the city limits and look great for most of the year.







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There are four veggie gardens on this property...

so the owners have gardens tools that double as art compositions on the garden shed exterior walls.







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This garden shed is enjoyed from many vantage points in the yard.


This photo was shot down near the house where another gravel patio with teak tables, chairs and lounges are close to the kitchen.


A simple fountain trickles in the foreground, and is a favorite with the hummingbirds as they love the Salvia next to it.




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Grateful for a bit of rain the night before:

I shot this image on a gloomy, "May Gray" morning in Santa Barbara-

just before the sun broke the fog...

This image helps illustrate how these charming She Sheds can be enjoyed as focal points from many different directions.






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Best photos of this high quality Estate Entrance Shed are coming soon!

Please check back often as I will be adding a new project story about this Gate House style custom shed with window cupola.

Nearing completion, I enjoyed working with this talented project owner, and was honored to conceptually design the unique entrance shed to his quality property.





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Custom potting sheds are a specialty of mine...

and I enjoyed designing this one, nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara California.

Custom windows and door and designing wood shutters were just some of the bits of details that needed to be brought together.








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Designing the authentic, hand hewn Santa Barbara Sandstone wall, location of stone steps etc were also key design elements that needed to be studied for a nice custom Santa Barbara Shed design composition.








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Working with a very talented project owner and his team...


I created this sketch for the overall design concept for the new guest house, landscaping and the custom potting shed to be a complimentary "mate" to the other buildings.




A quality project collaboration with the owner, his architect and a team of very talented independent Artisans, contractors, stone masons and landscape designers completes a medley of high quality buildings that have transformed this fixer property into a magical retreat, nested within dozens of acres of lemon groves, and a short hike to the beach!



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ALSO: CLICK TO SEE some other favorite custom shed designs and projects I have enjoyed being a part of...


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