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A Life Update

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As most of you know, Jodi and her husband, Johnny, lost their Balinese-style family home in the Montecito mudslide in January. Jodi poured her heart and soul into the home, designing it inch by inch. It was their sanctuary. But in one day it was gone. Their hearts were broken but they stayed positive and they took time to heal one day at a time. Their beautiful community of neighbors, friends, and family came together to support them. They will forever be grateful for the love and kindness they received.

Words cannot explain
how the community came together to be supportive, with so much love
— Jodi G

Jodi and Johnny are now living in a beautiful rental home that Jodi designed. She took on the project as a way for their family to heal. She wanted to create a clean and simple space that was light and spacious - a place the family could remain positive and move forward.

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Jodi is back in full-force designing beautiful homes and spaces for clients. She is keeping busy, infusing homes with soul and character by mixing custom furniture, unique artwork and blending in unexpected elements. She is working alongside architects on total home rebuilds, curating spaces from the ground up. Her work is what keeps her going. Life is moving forward and she is grateful for every moment.

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Tips for Designing a Home That You Love Waking Up In

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We all want to have a home that's beautifully designed and furnished, but what are the essential steps to getting there? We recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Domino Mag showcasing one of our favorite design projects: a guest house remodel in Santa Barbara, California. Initially, the client wasn't sure which direction to go with the design, so we suggested creating a rejuvenating space inspired by the coastal views that wrap 180 degrees around this property. The result is all about color, texture, and welcoming spaces that invited you to sit, gather and relax.

Tip One: Don't Skimp on Planning

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Jodi G Designs Montecito Santa Barbara Landscape and Interior Design

As with all our clients, the first step to crafting a beautifully designed and curated home is developing a cohesive vision and plan. Some important questions to consider: How will this space be used? How do you want the space to feel? How do you want the space to flow from room to room? It can be easy to want to skip or skimp on this step, but without proper planning, it's easy to invest in pieces that you love individually, but don't work cohesively with the overall design.

Tip Two: Pick Pieces that Mesh with your Design Plan & Speak to your Gut

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We began creating the beach-inspired space by selecting pieces like overstuffed couches with neutral upholstery and hardy suar wood accents that wouldn't require a coaster. With the design plan in mind, it was easier for us to spot and pick the pieces that worked with the overall aesthetic and were in line with the client's taste.

Tip Three: Layering in Color & Texture 

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Jodi G Designs Montecito Santa Barbara Landscape and Interior Design

Once the big elements were selected, it was time to layer in color and texture to create warmth and accessibility. For this project, we brought in a range of blue accents, from deep indigo to bright turquoise. We sourced art featuring intense moments of blue to subtle, more textural pieces, and then brought the blue tones down into the plush couches with accent pillows. Together, all these pops of blue tie the space together visually, making the space feel lived-in and authentic.

For more design tips, and to see the before and after of this beach house transformation, visit Domino Mag right here

 

Winter Wanderland

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Fur vests from the Jodi G Designs Shop are featured in Santa Barbara Life & Style magazine. 

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Photographer Meadow Rose, Stylist Kirra Boelsterli, Model Kate Shushakova with L.A. Models, Hair Stylist Kalib Varela with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar, Makeup Artist Cynthia Fuentes with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar, Manicurist Karina Cordova with Aqua Skin & Nail Bar, Location Santa Ynez, CA

Island Fever

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This Bali-inspired garden sets the scene for this fashion editorial for Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine. Location design by Jodi G Designs. Check out the entire editorial here

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Photographer Meadow Rose, Wardrobe Stylist Rachel Teixeira, Model Kelsie Smeby, Location Design Jodi G Designs