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Creating Spanish Style Homes book by Jeff Doubet Spanish style home designs and DIY tips and techiques

Creating Spanish Style Homes: Before & After – Techniques – Designs – Insights

is a Design Consultation in a Book available now, at Amazon (direct link above).

This full color, 240 page coffee table book includes several pages devoted to Pro Designer tips and techniques for Spanish style grilles, fireplaces, and various other insider insights for making a quality Spanish home design project.

The book has 800+ photos of original content, loaded with dozens of new, behind the scenes photos like these below.

It is not curated content...

You will be purchasing original source information and a collection of drawings, photos and insights created by a working professional home designer who has been specializing in Spanish style homes and landscapes in Santa Barbara, since 2003.

This design resource book is a helpful, optional design tool for those investing in an upcoming project.

As an author, I wanted to make something that would be an enjoyable and encouraging way to learn basic design principles for building a quality, custom Spanish style home.




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For those looking for more information and helpful tips about decorative grilles for a Spanish home remodel.

Since 2003, I have been designing Spanish style homes and landscapes in Santa Barbara, California.

Santa Barbara is considered one of the early California towns that adopted the Spanish Revival style for herself, and it is a great pleasure to work with clients and the independent artisanal trades and suppliers that share a desire to continue the craft and traditions of quality elements such as these.

In my 240 page Design Consultation in a Book, I touch on a wide variety of elements that can make a house a home.

I share a multitude of behind the scenes projects, and practical and aesthetic tips I have learned of the many years being "in the field", designing and art directing these special components into highly customized homes.

For those that are inspired to create their own Spanish style home with these types of elements... it might be worth checking out.








historic spanish style air vents, grilles and registers online resourcesIf you happen to be landing on this page for the first time... please have a look around my website.

My name is Jeff Doubet. I am an author, and the founder of Santa Barbara Home Design. I have a passion for, and seek to continue being an advocate and artistic leader in carrying on with the artisanal techniques and historic design elements used in designing Spanish style homes.

My design studio is in Santa Barbara California USA, and my specialty is in design, on-site art direction and consulting of the special details that go in to designing and detailing high quality Spanish style homes.

With my new design book, I continue to try to get the word out about special elements that can be incorporated into custom homes.



If you are a local Santa Barbara area homeowner looking for on-site consultation please contact me to discuss your project needs. I have an affordable initial consultation at $130/hr (2 hour minimum).

If you are out of town... no worries. I created this quality book as a valuable design tool and reference guide for those looking for a basic understanding of how these homes are created.

In coming months and years, I will be expanding this page with additional info and resources- so please check back often!



Decorative Grilles, Registers and heat covers for Spanish style homes



For this custom Spanish style home project in Santa Barbara, I designed a 1.5" thick grille into a hallway where the adjoining small room lacked natural light.

I wanted a way to bring some interest to the small space, as well- so this was a nice solution for the design dilemna.

It looks great with the Spanish tiles and the dark stained and distresed wood beams that are nearby.





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Jeff Doubet, founder of Santa Barbara Home Design is an Artist, Designer, Photographer and now Author who writes about his experience as a Spanish home designer in Santa Barbara.

Although my design studio is in Santa Barbara, I consult all over the country.

Primarily local here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch- but I have a healthy list of clients I have worked with throughout California.

I also have clients in Texas, Arizona and Florida. Some fly to Santa Barbara to meet here, and others fly me to their project sites to discuss options for their projects there.

As a specialist in Spanish style home designs, I enjoy being an art director and consultant for these types of custom items incorporated into the homes he designs.

To see my range of Design services that include advice on decorative elements such as these, please go to my Services Page or Contact Page for scheduling a consultation.






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As mentioned, I have been designing high quality Spanish homes in Montecito, Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara since 2003.

Grilles are a big part of making your home have the authentic details that bring your home up to custom status. I captured this shot as a shipment of cast aluminum grilles arrived at my client project.

Some grilles are turn-key easy to specify and install, and others require more planning. Check out my new book to learn my professional designer secrets for how to optimize them in your home.





Historic Decorative Grilles photos images pictures from Spain
















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Multiple award-winning Designer, Jeff Doubet has been shooting his own photography on project sites since 2003.

I captured this particular shot at a client completed project a few years ago, and added the Store Logo to it while experimenting with various ideas on my website.

Although I have placed on hold the development of my online store as I remodel this page and website, I keep the image on the page as a visual image to draw attention to the availability of my Design Consult in a Book.

In it, I show the "Before & After" of how this custom grille replaced an old outdated standard heating vent cover.

Check out page 208 of...

Creating Spanish Style Homes: Before & After – Techniques – Designs – Insights







Spanish style Vents, Covers, grilles and registers for Spanish style homes

Another shot I took at the same client project.

As you can see, decorative air vents in Spanish style interiors can become works of art when they are positioned in prominent places within a home.



Thank You for dropping by my website. Feel free to check back now and then.


Good Luck with your project.

Jeff Doubet




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