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About Creating Spanish Style Homes
Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubét shares Creating Spanish Style Homes: A Book, Photo Blog, Store and More. Handcrafted design resources custom made for you!
This is where I showcase dozens of talented teams I enjoy working with. They are local experts in Santa Barbara Spanish-style design and construction. My hope is that you will discover beauty and inspiration for the Spanish home and landscape you are planning, designing or building.
I Made This For You
Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubét is building a unique and growing Spanish Home and Landscape Design Resource. A handmade website to help support and promote the hardworking and talented local building trades.
I have always enjoyed sharing photo scenes I personally find interesting. My photos and posts are also designed for those interested in direct how-toinfo, fresh design ideas and project site photography. To date, there are 824+ photos within 34 Project Episodes. I also have included products compatible with Spanish home design.
I’m very grateful for wonderful clients and the many independent trades who build these amazing Spanish homes + landscapes. We put our Hearts and Souls into designing and building these projects. On the blog I showcase a very diverse range of talent, and the special moments in time we have shared together. Check out the Artisan team who created this award-winning project, ABOVE.
Jeff Doubét: Founder of Creating spanish style homes
In 2003 I established Santa Barbara Home Design for the pure joy of specializing in Spanish-style home and landscape designs. I love living and working in beautiful Santa Barbara- and immensely enjoy the craft of it all. It’s fun to be part of a group who thrives in carrying on the distinct Spanish design traditions of our town.
As a designer, photographer and writer- many do not know I held a California General Contractor license for 10 years. Although I have retired that license, in each episode you will learn my personal view on Spanish-style home design and construction. This is firsthand design knowledge I have picked up since 2003.
In 2015 I started to compile a design consulting book with my in-the-trench stories, work experiences and favorite project photos. It took me 3 years and 3,800 hours to build… but in 2018, Lori and I published my 240 page, full color Coffee Table Book. Thanks to Amazon, we have now shipped it all around the world.
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My life in Santa Barbara started way back in 1985 when I packed my ’56 Ford and left my hometown of Minneapolis. I can’t believe it has been almost 40 years ago! Funny how some things never change. I continue to wear a tool belt on my own projects and still love restoring old trucks. As an artist and home designer- I still draw Spanish home and landscape designs almost every day of my work week. But my all-time favorite past-time is capturing personally intriguing photos of projects and people I am proud of.
Life Outside of work
Speaking of things I am proud of… In 1988, I met and married my beautiful wife Lori.
Today, we are together 24/7. We have home offices, and enjoy working on our place in Santa Barbara on the weekends. We work hard, but also value and prioritize regular quality time off as well.
Be sure to check in once in awhile. Lori is the love of my life, and I will continue to share personal updates from time to time.
For now, a direct link to a couple of our Airstream travel adventures. There is also a walking tour through historic downtown Santa Barbara.
keeping it personal
The vision for my Spanish home design and consulting business has always been to keep it small. For creating Spanish style homes- Santa Barbara is the perfect town to do just that. For many years I posted new content on my other website SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com
In 2023 I launched the Creating Spanish Style Homes Photo Blog. A mobile-friendly way to continue sharing my design style and artistic point of view. I believe there is an art and a craft to designing and building authentic Santa Barbara Spanish-style homes and landscapes. Implementing the right nuanced design elements and building them properly is noticeable in the quality of the end product- Your home!
WHAT HAS STAYED CONSISTENT SINCE 2003:
Personable, one-on-one relationships with homeowners, general contractors and the artisan building trades. Everyone on these teams want to build something great. Life is too short for mediocre! We find each other, and it is a beautiful thing. Learn more about my Spanish-style home and landscape design services, and how we might work together.
*Disclosure: With my book, blog and ongoing design + consulting work, at times I will have limited time availability. I do prioritize local client projects. I love hearing from readers from around the world, and potential client opportunities outside of town. You can contact me HERE.
Together, We Can BUILD A SPECIAL Community of Spanish Home Lovers.
Please consider earmarking the Creating Spanish Style Homes PHOTO BLOG… and then visit often! As you design and build your own custom Spanish-style home and landscape, consider this a SOLID, GO-TO DESIGN RESOURCE for your project.
When you discover personally intriguing photos (and pin them to your Pinterest boards), you are actively supporting the dozens of teams and projects featured on the Spanish Home Design Photo Blog. Sharing and discussing these blog post ideas with your own team, audience or tribe is a wonderful way to build something together.
It makes my day to celebrate and elevate the hundreds of talented local Santa Barbara and Montecito people who I enjoy collaborating with. This rinse and repeat cycle of sharing inspires me to post more projects, photos and new subjects you may be interested in. Basically we are all friends helping each other build a better life for one another.
My ongoing vision for the Creating Spanish Style Homes Photo Blog is to continue posting hard to get original photography (that’s me, above:). These exclusive photo shoots are filmed at rarely accessible locations. Mainly, high quality construction sites and custom Spanish homes + landscapes designed and built in beautiful Santa Barbara and Montecito, CA.
I do all of my own writing, and as an amateur photographer have captured the images in each episode. In other words, nothing is perfect… but it is authentically made. The goal is to showcase special projects, clients and the talented trades who have made these unique designs a reality. It is your guaranteed, direct source for quality info and original photography.
The projects showcased on this website were designed by me- a Santa Barbara Home Designer who specializes in Spanish-style homes and landscapes. I am sharing my firsthand knowledge to teach you how to design and build your high quality Spanish-style home and landscape!
Jeff Doubét Santa Barbara Home Design awards + recognition
Jeff Doubét, Founder of Santa Barbara Home Design is a multiple design winner. To view direct links to my 5 national design awards, Please visit my LinkedIn Profile.
Well friend, I hope you are enjoying the site and learning how to infuse more Santa Barbara Style into your own Spanish home design project. Please Scroll to explore helpful links and resources for designing and building your own Spanish-style home and landscape. Thank you for your support! Jeff Doubét
* Important Note: I post favorite project photos and design/build information for their Entertainment Value Only. Please consult with your licensed architect, general contractor and local building department for anything related to designing and/or building your own project. Full Disclaimer HERE