Santa Barbara Vacation Home Remodel

Living room of Santa Barbara home

When Susan Baylus planned her vacation home remodel in Santa Barbara, she turned to Room & Board for furniture. “During the pandemic, I helped my son furnish his home with Room & Board after a visit to your Portland store,” says Susan. Following that experience, she knew the quality and design would be perfect for her Santa Barbara home, too. Full of natural light and beautiful views, the home achieves the perfect balance of beauty and function with plenty of comfort, too.

Family room of Santa Barbara home
Shop this room: Cade sectional, Boden chair, Gibson coffee table and end table, Perimeter C-table

It started with free design services

The project kicked off with a virtual free design services appointment with Design Associate Tom Woodling. Susan and Tom worked room by room to plan each space. They talked about designs, fabrics and colors that would work seamlessly with existing finishes and architectural details in the home.

The home is also available as a vacation rental, so durable materials were extra important. Tom shared ideas for high-performance fabrics and easy-care materials, like nightstands with stain-resistant ceramic tops.

Shop this room: Cade daybed, Williams coffee table and end tables, Callan chair and ottoman, Timuri rug

Next-level floor planning

To help Susan envision what each room would look like, Tom created both a mood board and a realistic 3D rendering for the spaces. This made it easy to see how different items and colors would appear in the space and allowed Susan to feel confident in her decisions. “We finished every room virtually and didn’t see the furniture until after it was delivered,” recalls Susan. “We walked in and loved it.”

Mood boards help capture color, material and furniture inspiration.
3D rendering of Santa Barbara home
Part of our free design services, realistic 3D renderings offer a view into how furniture will look and feel in the room.
The finished space! Shop this room: Hartley bed, Berkeley nightstands, Tulum rug

A little help from our friends

Furnishing an entire home is a big undertaking. And, because this project is also part of a vacation rental business, Tom looped in Rhonda Bonnabeau, Project Coordinator for Room & Board for Business. Rhonda was able to help coordinate invoicing and ensure the large delivery went smoothly. 

Shop this room: Chapman bed, Kenwood nightstand, Amira rug

“It was so great to have everything go right. I can’t say enough about the service, from the design to the delivery.”

Susan Baylus, Homeowner
Shop this room: Ventura dining table, Errol chairs

Whether you work with us virtually, in-store or through our business team—or all three!—we want to ensure a seamless experience. Ready for your own transformation? Make an appointment for free design services today.

Dreaming of a getaway to this inviting Santa Barbara home? Find more information and book here.

Photos by Rafael Bautista Photography

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