Today’s post features a 1930s Santa Barbara beauty re-imagined by interior designers Richard Hallberg and Barbara Wisely. With three decades of experience, they bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to each and every project, and it shows. Every detail of this 3,200 square foot home is fully realized from the olive trees to the rustic wood shutters made in France. Marble and granite replaces outdated tile, pickled and washed wood freshens the palette, and an 18th century French limestone mantelpiece adds grandeur and texture. Notice the effortless mix of Roman antiquities, 18th century objects, and contemporary art. The juxtaposition of elements is perfection. For me, this house embodies all that I’m drawn to ~ a simple palette of natural hues, a decadent world of textures.
above and below, Santa Barbara Magazine, August-September 2010
“Everything is art…if it’s a plant or a drapery, it still has to have form.” ~ Richard Hallberg
“We don’t try to recreate history, we interpret it. We listen to people’s wishes and dreams, and mix it with our sensibilities, style, and sense of proportion. We create environments…that’s the fun of it.” ~ Richard Hallberg
below, Veranda, October 2007