A Cozy Montecito Cottage

It is official, I have a thing for living small with great style! The March-April issue of Veranda is an ode to springtime and appropriately features some gorgeous homes set in California, the land of eternal sunshine. Among projects signed by icon designers like John Saladino and Kathryn M.Ireland, one in particular I found incredibly charming. The house is a two bedroom stucco cottage set in Montecito, with views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. It is the weekend home of Suzanne Tucker and Timothy Marks – husband and wife duo behind one of the most prestigious design firms in the country –Tucker & Marks. The couple purchased the house three decades ago and transformed it over time into their family holiday home. Lots of sunshine, comfort and a palette of soft hues make this cottage a dream getaway.











While at Berkeley, I had the chance to visit the offices of Tucker & Marks and have been graciously welcomed by the firm’s  principal designers, part of a tour organized by Diane Dorrans Saeks. It was an amazing opportunity as a design student to glance into the world of such a successful design firm. To this day I am impressed and inspired by the beauty of their headquarters and the work that they do around the world really. Great style and class, all the way!

Have a great weekend!



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  1. March 3, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Living in Santa Barbara, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue of Veranda. What beautiful homes and the epitome of indoor outdoor living!

    • Eva Contreras
      March 3, 2017 / 11:26 am

      I can imagine that!!! Can’t wait to see The Little Glass Cottage in print real soon 🙂