These are the rims on a stack of hand hewn wood bowls that recently arrived Upstairs. Each is unique and carved from trees such as Pittosporum, Found Pine, Aleppo Pine and Italian Stone Pine. We love them just as much for display as we do for serving food. If you’re looking for a naturally beautiful bowl that will add beauty to any table or room or a special gift that will be treasured for a lifetime, this is it. Visit us at the store to see the entire collection or call us for more information!
Have you seen Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Santa Barbara City Guide on goop.com? Be sure to check it out for all her local favorites, including Upstairs at Pierre Lafond. Thank you for the shoutout, Gwyneth and Goop! XO
When the warmth of natural materials meets clean, modern lines in a piece of furniture, it’s an easy fit with any style. Our new delivery of black walnut with iron side tables does just that. Crafted by hand in California, they are topped with solid wood with natural variations that make each one subtly unique.
Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10th and we’re ready with plenty of special gift ideas, including white linen dresses, indigo African wraps, fringe cotton ponchos, pearls, tassels and straw totes which all have us dreaming of summer. Stay tuned here and follow us on Instagram for more ideas and new arrivals!
We’ve just received a shipment of newly-released books! Whether you’re looking for new ideas to freshen up your surroundings for spring, designing your dream home or would like to give the gift of inspiration to a friend, we’re stocked up with the best. Here are a few of our design favorites, featuring interior and architectural inspiration from homes and designers around the world.
Art and light come together in this collection of found vintage object table and floor lamps. All made by hand in America, each is a unique combination of industrial and machine parts with antique lamp shades. To add to their functionality, all of these one-of-a-kind pieces of art has adjustable arms and stands to allow for variable heights and angles. Visit us to see the collection for yourself and find your favorite.
With so many new arrivals, Upstairs is a feast for the eyes and the senses. Here are some of our favorites this week!
From designer Kristen Cramer’s Global Eye Curiosity Collection, we introduce her Sea Monster and Evil Eye pottery which are inspired by folklore, beliefs, and stories from around the world. Kristen’s love of history, beauty and nature playfully bring to life the age-old stories which explain the things that puzzle us and illuminate the things we know.
It’s spring – time to sweep off the patio and pool deck and move the family room outdoors! Upstairs is newly stocked with gorgeous, durable, classic patio furniture. We love these pieces because they are as comfortable as they are stylish. Take a tour of our patio.
Once in a while, we come across a new collection which captures a sense of ease and elegance with its combination of fresh palette and pattern. We have found just that in this line of cotton, hand blocked tablecloths, napkins, rugs and pillows. Inspired by warm vacation homes where hosts welcome their guests in simple, but gracious environments and where guests are honored and filled with wonder while in such pleasant ambiance. Unpacking these arrivals this week is the perfect segue to spring!
A little tour of today’s bedroom which makes us think of the deep blue sea, warm sand and fresh, salty air. Dive in!
Trying to find that just right gift for a man can be a challenge. From a leather jacket or the perfect pair of socks to an Italian leather wallet or a new book, we’re stocked with ideas. Hear are a few of our current favorites.
There’s nothing like bringing in new towels to freshen up a bathroom or kitchen. We’ve just added these fair trade pieces to our collection. Handcrafted of 100% natural Ethiopian cotton, they’re machine washable and become softer with use. The hand towels are perfect for the bathroom or kitchen and we love the full size towels for the bath, pool or beach.
Because of this organization’s fair trade partnerships, the artisans are able to support their families through creating woven goods and are given access to health care, transportation and a savings account. They feel secure, happy and acknowledged by the generous attitude of their employer and lovely surroundings where they work. Their children are all being educated. Equitable employment and environmentally friendly production and processing practices are values central to the organization.
Carefully crafted by hand, these lovely pieces are inspired by the simplicity of nature. Pearls, labradorite, turquoise, chrysoprase, rainbow moonstone and black chalcedony combined with gold wire, strong nylon string and oxidized sterling silver chains, make them as versatile as they are beautiful. They work year-round, but we think they’re exceptionally feminine and fresh for spring and they’re perfectly priced to keep one for yourself and give one as a gift.
Our bedroom this week is styled by visual artist Catherine Greenup. Artist Karen Bezuidebhout’s painting, “Ceylon and the Starry Night”, as seen in Santa Barbara Magazine’s Best of 2015 issue, is over the bed. You can read more about Karen in the new Santa Barbara Magazine issue. Scroll down for more details about this room.
Born of a passion for storytelling and for creating beautiful gifts by hand, Coral & Tusk uses the timeless art of embroidery stitching to create one-of-a-kind pillows, tea towels, onesies and bed linens. Founder Stephanie Housley is the imagination behind each design. Working from her sunlit studio in Brooklyn, New York, her energy is contagious, her work, irresistable. From tipis to llamas to feathers and dancing foxes, Stephanie draws each design by hand before it is digitized and stitched, using the highest quality linens and threads. Her team hand finishes each piece. Visit us Upstairs and discover the magic of Coral & Tusk for yourself!
From local designers and artists to home decor, textiles and gifts curated from around the world, this is a glimpse at Upstairs shopping as included in recent Santa Barbara Magazine’s Best of 2015 issue. Visit us to see our new spring collections, arriving daily!
Award season and winter go together like butter and popcorn. Why not brush up on your movie history facts or discover a classic gem of a film? Or give the perfect gift to your cinephile friends. We have two new Taschen books for just that.
Delve into the shadows with Film Noir: 100 All-Time Favorites. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Drive, enter a world populated by private eyes, gangsters, psychopaths, and femmes fatales, where deception, lust, and betrayal run rampant.
The first film-by-film photography book on film noir and neo-noir, this essential collection begins with the early genre influencers of German and French silent film, journeys through such seminal works such as Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Vertigo, and arrives at the present day via Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, Heat, and the recent cult favorite Drive. Entries include posters, tons of rare stills, cast/crew details, quotes from the films and from critics, and analyses of the films. Film director, film noir scholar, and Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader provides the introduction to this feast of noir worship. Populated by the genre’s most revered directors, like Hitchcock, Wilder, Welles, Polanski, Mann, and Scorsese, the book also pays homage to its iconic faces, including Mitchum, Bogart, Hayworth, Bergman, Grant, Bacall, Crawford, Nicholson, Pacino, and so many more.