Moving In: Luminosa Estate in Santa Barbara, CA

blog-about-design-moving-in (ABOVE) The front of this house has a very grand look. A stately gate, and large fountain greet you as you drive up. On either sides of the fountain are the front stairs. The roof is tile and the front facade is stucco with a gorgeous stone entry. Symmetry plays a key role in the design of the home.

Let’s take a little trip, a little trip to the Luminosa Estate is Santa Barbara, California. This gorgeous five bedroom home located in the Hope Valley area of Santa Barbara, has an “Eclectic Spanish-style” vibe, if I could best describe it. The stucco exterior and tile roof are very Spanish-style, however, the stone entry and intricate tile work on the fountain give it a slightly Moroccan vibe. The back of the house too has an eclectic vibe with a large stripe canopy, shielding the patio in style from the sun.

When I thought of how to design this home, (once I move in of course!) I choose to bring that eclectic vibe to the furnishings. Something colorful, but refined and sophisticated. The Peter Pap rug that is featured below is the perfect piece to ‘sum’ up the house. It’s detailed and colorful, but nonetheless super classy. With a home this large, bringing texture in, is important, you don’t want it to feel like a public space. What do you think of the Luminosa Estate? Would you “Move In“? How would you furnish it?

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california-luminosa (ABOVE) A close up view of the front of the home. The second floor balconies and wood shutters give the home more detail and make it feel more cozy.

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california (ABOVE) The back patio has a stripe canopy that shields the sitting area from the sun. The canopy adds a bit of color and excitement to the space and softens the architecture of the home. This is such a wonderful space to relax and look out at the pool.

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california (ABOVE) The pool is one of the big selling features of the home. I love a grassy pool area, it’s great to walk on and doesn’t get too hot. The pool area features lots of hedges and flowers, a very lush space.

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california-o (ABOVE) For breakfast sit out on the back patio and enjoy some orange juice, pancakes, tea, and eggs, while overlooking the pool. Could you ask for anything more?!

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california-o (ABOVE) A long shot of the estate.

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california-luminosa (ABOVE) The master bathroom is a huge selling point as well. The tub is literally to die for. Relax, and look out at your view.

blog-about-design-santa-barbra-california-o (ABOVE) A long shot of the pool and house. It’s beautiful how the home reflects onto the pool. The lion is so cute, it want’s to take a swim!

(Photography via: Berkshire Hathaway Home Service)

BLOG-ABOUT-DESIGN-FURNITURE-MOVING-IN Chandelier: Lost City Arts | Dining Room Chairs: Vintage Home | Dining Table: Stripe | Bar Stools: Adn Galeria | Cabinet: Jayson Home | Pendant Lights: Secher Fine Art & Design | Rug: Peter Pap | Sofa: Modern Drama | Living Room Console Table: Tansu Design | Bedroom Side Table: Mosaik | Table Lamps: Harter Galerie | Desk: Vintage Design

  • Kara Gilager

    What a great post! The furniture picks are awesome.

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      Hey Kara! Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed the post :)

  • Jenny Esplana

    What a beautiful place. I hope, I can travel there soon :)

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      I wish I could travel there soon too! Thanks for commenting :)

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    When can I move in?!! The furnishings & decor are perfect for the Spanish style of Santa Barbara – love!

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      Thanks so much! Move in any time :)

  • Abbie

    Holy cow! This house is beyond gorgeous! i would love to live there!

    • http://blogaboutdesign.com/ B.A.D l Blog About Design

      I wish I could live here to! Thanks for commenting Abbie.

  • nia mendonza

    wow this place is stunning.!