Holiday window display with neon sign #WeLiveInParadise

Santa Barbara Shines

December 23, 2019

Close up of holiday window with neon sign #WeLiveInParadise

Finding Holiday Cheer

The holidays are moving at warp speed and before we know it we will be ringing in the new decade! I hope you have found some time to make spirits bright! But if not there is still time. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to jump in the car for a family evening drive to see the Christmas lights. That is still true today. I am also a sucker for a good holiday window. I have fond memories of decorating the holiday windows of my parent’s hardware store on Thanksgiving morning. So when I was approached by the Cearnal Collective to create a holiday window for the Santa Barbara Shines Window Walk in downtown Santa Barbara I was all in!

Mood Board for Rincon Road Holiday Window design. Images of lounging ladies, flamingos and beach cabanas
Mood Board for the RR window “A California Girl’s Luxury Wishlist”

2nd Annual Santa Barbara Shines Window Walk

This is the 2nd annual Santa Barbara Shines Window Walk. Presented by Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and the Cearnal Collective as a design and community building event. A group of us local designers partnered with trades and vendors transforming vacant store fronts in the downtown area. The theme, A Tropical Holiday Affair, is in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Annual Holiday Parade. The goal is to bring visibility to the local businesses and professionals in the community. Thanks to the event sponsors a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade and Heal the Ocean.

before image of 623 1/2 State Street where Rincon Rd window is located
Before

After hearing the theme, I immediately thought of all the local talent that inspire me #WeLiveInParadise. “The California Girl’s Luxury Wishlist” was in full effect! Inspired by Heidi Merrick’s flamingo’s from her 2019 Spring Summer line, my list soon grew. Over the past years we have been hit with wild disasters, and I thought we could all use a little escapism. What girl doesn’t dream of her luxury wishlist?

completed window design, wishlist to Santa, rope surfboard, presents, cane chair, gold tropical leaves, neon sign #WeLiveInParadise
Red door with "press for Champagne" button and gold tropical leaf wreath
Wishlist to Santa, stocking filled, presents and gold tropical leaves

Where to Find the RR Window

The windows are on display December 5th through January 3rd, and the Rincon Rd Design Studio window can be fond at 623 1/2 State Street. It is in good company with plenty of talented designers participating this year. So if you find yourself downtown, grab a hot chocolate and take a stroll!

Santa Barbara Shines Window Walk details

THANK YOU

A special thank you to all the contributors to “The California Girl’s Luxury Wishlist! You all inspire me. Specialty Construction ~ Ferguson ~ Sydney Harbour Paint Company ~ Heidi Merrick ~ The Office Of Angela Scott ~ Mate Gallery ~ Loveworn

Rincon Road Design Studio thanks contributors to the window

Extra Holiday Cheer!

P.S. Apparently the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization holds a contest for holiday windows, and the Rincon Rd window and the Cearnal Collective window are named “Best Pop Up”! Hows that for holiday cheer?!

Wishing you all the very best!

Categories:

Reply...

How to Pick the Right Paint Color

For many of us, choosing a paint color for our home is one of the most daunting steps in design. With thousands of brands and countless shades, it’s easy to find yourself staring at the walls, unable to pull the trigger on a fresh coat of paint. If this is you, you’re not alone! So […]

Finding Good Vintage

Perfecting that effortlessly curated yet lived-in aesthetic can seem easier said than done. What better way to breathe life into your home than expressing yourself through vintage pieces? Start your treasure hunt with a few of our tips below! Start Your Search Somewhere Local  If you’re in the market for vintage furniture, you’re in the […]

Elizabeth Poett on Ranch Living & Homes with Character

Elizabeth Poett is a 7th generation cattle rancher, mother, and host of Magnolia Network’s cooking show “Ranch to Table.” She was raised on a 14,000-acre ranch above Santa Barbara, where she discovered her passion for bringing people together, growing humanely-raised foods, and preserving the land that’s been in her family since 1837. It’s safe to […]

An Interior Designer’s Guide to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is back! You can feel it in the air. People are taking to the streets to safely enjoy all that our beautiful home has to offer – including the food. I’m itching to make it back to some of my favorite local spots; and, sure, Santa Barbara is known for its delicious dining, […]

Feeling Veri Peri: Styling the Pantone Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone releases its highly anticipated “color of the year” – sending scrapbookers and interior designers alike straight to their mood boards, brainstorming the different ways they can incorporate this happy hue into their work. From kitchens and bedrooms to elevated powder rooms, here are a few tricks of the trade on incorporating Periwinkle into your home…

5 Timeless Trends for 2022

As we settle into the new year, we’re taking note of a few trends starting to roll back around. At Rincon Road, we’re after the kind of spaces that foster a deep connection with our clients’ past and present – a unique timelessness that doesn’t come and go. However, we’re happy to see some trends […]

A Year in Review

As we leave the pandemic rethinking past norms, leaning into strong values, and embracing change while demonstrating resilience – we are incredibly grateful for everyone who opened their doors to Rincon Road. With 2022 on the horizon, December is the perfect time to slow down and reflect on what we accomplished this year. Enjoy some […]

Holiday Traditions From My Family to Yours

As fall leaves give way to Christmas trees and chillier nights, we’re headed inside – spending more time with our families, reflecting on another year coming to an end, and preparing for the downhill slide of festivities as we welcome 2022. Between food and family alone, we are reminded of what we’re thankful for. Whether […]

The Road is Home: Rincon Road with Iron & Resin

Capturing the essence of old California with confidence and ease, Iron and Resin is a reflection of the rugged spirit of the untamed American West. It’s no wonder that founder, Thom Hill, knows the better side of life – whether he’s surfing, riding motorcycles, or on any other adventure that begins where the pavement ends. […]

In Conversation with Heidi Merrick

Trading her small-town roots in Carpinteria for Los Angeles, Heidi’s name continues as a trailblazer in one of the nation’s most popular design scenes. But look a little closer, and you’ll find her story starts a lot closer to home.

our recent Posts

browse

copyright © 2019 Rincon road design studio