Caroline Diani's Santa Barbara Home

Caroline Diani, of DIANI Boutique, was born in Kenya (where our fathers, both keen rugby players, became great friends), was raised in England and now lives in Santa Barbara’s Mission Canyon.  Married last year, in Monique Lullier, to her actor/musican/photographer husband Jeffrey Doornbos, an original member of The Blue Man Group, the couple’s house is nothing if not stunning.  Their understated elegance, effortless blend of driftwood, white walls and African touches, is a dose of Pinterest heaven.  

“I was born in Kenya, grew up in England and live in Santa Barbara. I travel often. I’m a buyer for my boutiques and web store.  My inspiration for trends comes from observing people in the cafes and on the streets of LA, Paris, and NYC. I’m a wannabe vegan. I’m a die-hard fashionista. I’m crazy about my dogs. Routine drives me nuts. Painting and drawing makes me smile. I’m a photography addict. My happy place is on my paddleboard. I heart chocolate covered almonds, and tequila.” 

I, on the other hand, heart Caroline and her house... Oh ok, and tequila.


All photographs courtesy of the talented Lee Lacyd.