We had the most incredible time over the past weekend as we hosted Louesa Roebuck, co-author of Foraged Flora for a workshop and book signing. Louesa began the afternoon with a discussion about sustainable gleaning along with the importance of harvesting local vegetation, then directed a workshop to make their own gorgeous arrangements.
Here is a gallery of the outcome!
With the change of the season comes the change of decor. It’s natural to gravitate towards warm cozy blankets during the cooler months, although those days seem limited in Santa Barbara! Now that spring is in full swing, we are thrilled to put away the heavy winter gear and bring our patio’s back to life with fun furniture and accent pieces for afternoons in the garden or evening entertaining.
We have just received our latest shipment of Fermob furniture from France and once again, we are over the moon. With the bright assortment colors, the weather resistant materials, and the mix and match options of the bistro set and lounge chairs, what’s not to love?
We are thrilled to announce that our first shipment of Spring 2016 Campomaggi handbags have arrived from Italy!
This group of bags boast new shapes and styles which feature a lighter weight leather without losing the rustic and well-worn look that Campomaggi is known for.
Our new favorites are the small shoulder bags that have the ability to cross the body, or remove the strap to carry with handles. We also love the relaxed slouchy tote bags which are great for everyday life.
There is something for everyone in this stunning collection, and as always, these pieces are going fast!
And don’t forget that our Winter Sale is in full swing!
Each department in the store has some great goodies 40-70% Off!
Open daily from 9am-8pm.
December is a month we tend to reflect on the past year, and how fast it’s gone by! It’s also a month to appreciate those who warm your heart and feed your soul.
Upstairs loves John Derian’s playful and spirited decoupage art. This year, tell someone how you feel than with one of his coveted glass domes, trays, pendents, and dishes.
For more information please contact Upstairs at 805-565-1503.
We are thrilled to have the beautiful offerings of floral arrangements and wreaths from Bright Inc. for the holidays! The artful design and natural palette makes these arrangements perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
For more information, please contact Upstairs 805-565-1502.
For more information call 805.565.1502
Autumn is a busy time for us Upstairs as we’re receiving new merchandise daily to stock up for winter months but one glimpse of this bedding makes us want to slow down, dive right in and snuggle down between layers of pillows in cotton, linen and duponi silk from India. Both of these are just what a bedroom should be – a sanctuary, an oasis. Sweet dreams!
Hand stitching, block printing and soft, swirling colors of creams, ivory, oatmeal and gold create a dreamy bedroom which you have to come in and see to appreciate! It’s topped off with the softest baby alpaca throw with pom poms, pendant lights, custom wood side tables by Catherine Greenup and tufted linen poufs in beige (also in navy). The “Woman and Dog by the Sea” painting is by South African Karen Bezuidenhout.
Loads of texture is created by layers of cushions in cottons and silk, with soft quilts and throws from India. At the foot of the bed is a tufted linen chaise lounge and a striped, reversible Moroccan rug. Also glass and leather pendant lights, Catherine Greenup custom side tables with glass cluster lights and elephant painting by Karen Bezuidenhout.
Whether it’s a child’s first day of school ever or the start of a final year of college, back to school season is always an adventure and a great opportunity to give a gift. We’re stocked with beautiful journals and artist quality desk supplies. And, to make the transition easier for students of any age, we have plenty of plushy stuffed animals and one-of-a-kind dolls just waiting to become treasured new friends!
We’re loving absolutely everything about our bedroom this week from the charcoal gray tufted linen bench and walnut and iron side tables to the Turkish over-dyed blue rug and print throw pillows made in the USA. The painting over the bed, titled “California”, is the work of South African artist Karen Bezuidenhout. Follow us on Instagram to see more details about current happenings throughout the week Upstairs!
There’s something so nurturing about giving or receiving beautifully packaged, heaven-scented bath products that are made of all-natural ingredients. Whether you’re treating yourself or someone you love, it’s a way of acknowledging that we all need a little pampering now and then and that something as little as the glow of a candle or the fresh scent of soap can have a mood-altering affect on our environment and our senses. We are honored to carry this collection of artisan quality home and bath products, many of which are made by hand in small batches. We hope you discover them and enjoy them as much as we do купить деревянный стол!
These Italian leather goods are handcrafted in Teodorano, Italy, a tiny village of only 130 inhabitants, rich in history, charm and culture, located in the heart of the Romagna region. Each bag and accessory is created using a thorough process: each piece is dyed in barrels containing specially-chosen vegetable dyes. The vintage look is the result of the ‘piece-dying’ technique and of extensive research where nothing is left to chance. All the studs that decorate these bags are hammered one-by-one and applied by hand, giving the bags a aged, oxidized look. Each bag is lined with high-quality, durable cotton.
For stylish accessorizing, travel and for gift-giving, this line is one of our favorites.
Piece-dyed natural cowhide leather wallets outlined with studs and featuring multiple compartments.
Piece-dyed natural cowhide leather belts with studs.
Natural cowhide leather wallet outlined with studs, zip-around closure and multiple compartments for staying organized.
Piece-dyed natural embossed cowhide leather with zipper closure and wrist strap.
For those of you who aren’t able to visit Upstairs often due to distance, here’s a little tour of the store this week. Enjoy!
Our collection of Morrocan, Turkish and South American rugs and throws is hand-chosen buy our buyer, Shelley Koury. She has longstanding relationships with suppliers who procure these rugs directly from their countries of origin. Shelley, therefore, is able to have first choice of new shipments and for the most competitive prices. Visit us to see the entire collection!
A vibrant whip-stitched Bolivian throw
Dhurri rugs that just arrived from India. They’re made of recycled materials and, yes, they’re sparkley!
One-of-a-kind handmade Turkish rugs. Because they’re made of hemp, they’re exceptionally durable. They’re perfect for a home with history or a modern, minimalist space.
Turkish Kilims and Morrocan Wedding Blankets
A Classic: The Beni Ourain.
Bolivian throws and Turkish rugs in the most amazing palettes!
These chairs come to us from a small town off the Baltic coast, which explains their brilliant Swedish design. Both are made of teak frames and natural canvas. Leather straps are attached to the headrest of the adjustable lounger. The back of the armchair is secured with leather lacing and grommets. The craftsmanship is excellent and, yes, they’re exceptionally comfortable!
South African artist Karen Bezuidenhout has delivered a new collection of work to us. Freshly inspired by her most recent travels through Africa, including a desert horseback ride through Namibia, these beauties are a highlight of Upstairs.
From silk pillows printed in India with rich hues of persimmon, gold and navy to embroidered linen pillows made in America, our selection right now is divine!
From a fair trade workshop in Haiti comes this handmade quilted indigo checkers set. Each checker is carefully carved by hand of bone and horn. Comes with a cloth pouch for easy storage and travel.
Give dad the gift of play this Father’s Day. Better yet, the gift of time! Play a game of checkers or cards. Make a memory that will last a lifetime. Here are some of our current favorites.
“Plywood Playing Cards” are designed for competitive gaming and imaginative free play. Crafted from Birch plywood, the cards take their inspiration from Mid-Century design, with a loving wink to the work of Ray and Charles Eames. The material provides Corey’s cards stiffness, smoothness and a rich patina, and the interlocking slots allow the user to both build and play games with the deck.
What’s more better than Paul Smith socks for putting the unexpected into an otherwise ordinary day? Need we say more?
Three decks of high-quality playing cards in a case beautiful enough to display.
Vice Dice: so much fun in one square inch! Made of porcelain, four in a set, comes in its own gift box.
As Father’s Day – Sunday, June 21st – approaches, stay tuned here and on our Instagram for gift ideas! These are some of our favorite new arrivals and classic standbys.
Pairing two of our favorite new arrivals for men: A black butter-soft leather jacket with a Swiss dot cotton button down.
Wax cast brass dice; Italian leather wallet and flask; leather and hand-etched keychains.
For the adventurous dad: a felted hat; handblock-printed scarf; zippered jacket (great for travel!); travel tote by Emily Rosendahl Leather Goods.
Cotton button-down shirt with contrast stitching
Brass Shoe Horn
Zippered Jackets and Sweatshirts
Merchant & Mills Sewing Book, hammered iron scissors and skeins of vintage-style ribbon.
Crafters, designers and makers of all sorts, take note and discover the wonders of our Book and Paper Goods departments. We have inspiration tools and supplies for creatives of all ages. This gear also makes thoughtful, unique gifts. Let your imagination soar this summer!
Gift Box Set of a Classic: The iconic Blackwing 602 that used to command up to $40 per pencil and was favored by famous writers like John Steinbeck. The Palomino Blackwing 602 features a firm and smooth graphite core that is ideal for writers and everyday users. Its dark lead holds a point and lays down a line like no other pencil, perfect for those marathon writing sessions. Make a mistake? The Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil has you covered with a unique, extendable eraser that doesn’t leave a trace behind. Inspired by the past, made for the writers of tomorrow. Will you be the next Blackwing Legend?
French stickers and postcards for creative the most notable notes!
Stamp your personalized messages with this boxed set of rubber stamps or novelty mail address stamp.
French-designed wrapping paper by the book. This charming and convenient pack comes in a book of 20 neatly-folded sheets.
Memorial Day Weekend: The unofficial start of summer. Time to dig out the swimsuits and beach towels and clean off the barbecue and outdoor furniture. Whether you need to stock up on summer table linens and glassware or restock your beach bag, we ready to help with new arrivals and inspiration throughout the store!
Aprons of linen and cotton for the most stylish chefs.
Our collection of thick, plushy beach and pool towels
Two of our hammocks with Sunbrella outdoor pillows and a Fermob side table set with decanter and glassware
Dreaming of warm summer evenings spent sipping lemonade (or margaritas!) from these bumblebee glasses. Note the matching pitchers in the back row.
Hand-block print table linens, dish towels and paper napkins for lively outdoor entertaining spaces
New board shorts for men have arrived…plus so much more in our Men’s department – super soft t-shirts, linen button downs and accessories.
The perfect beach blanket, handmade of 100% ecological merino wool from Peru. We love to wrap up in these while sitting around a sunset bonfire!
Weekend get-up from our women’s lounge and resort wear collection: Cotton tunic with leather & woven straw tote, a patterned shawl and bead-trimmed pendant necklace.
Togs for the tots. All cute and ready for life outdoors!