Rites of Spring in Santa Barbara
Our President Brian Bozlinski sat down with two of Santa Barbara’s designers to ask what outdoor rooms and lifestyles are like in the sunny city.
BRIAN: What traditions or trends in outdoor designing are unique to Santa Barbara?
JESSICA: Spanish architecture dominates the city of Santa Barbara. This type of architecture incorporates interior courtyards which include decorative Spanish tiles and fountains. However, Santa Barbara is still considered in a drought. Therefore, installation of new fountains are kept at a minimum. In the 1940s and 50s “California style” was introduced in landscape architectural design. The style lends itself to maximizing the views and seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces.
KATY: The trend in S.B. is usually to lean toward the Spanish Colonial style here….but with a modern twist.
Read the full interview here to see two different takes on the city that has patio living year round!