L.A.’s Garde shop puts Summerland on the map
Garde, the Beverly Boulevard mecca of organic modern design, is escaping the city with a new second location outside of Santa Barbara in Summerland, set in a historic 1921 Shaker-inspired barn. Double the size of its original site, the shop is filled with the brand’s warm, minimalist global finds, including exclusive Dim Atelier lighting and Ben Storms furniture, as well as new collaborations such as a line of fixtures and hardware created by founder Scotti Sitz and fabricator Peter van Cronenburg. There’s also Garde House, a one-bedroom rental on the second floor (available to book through Garde’s website) with luxe details including ebonized oak counters by Studio E&R and amenities such as Glitch coffee from Japan.
The renovation of both spaces occurred during the region’s recent wildfires and mudslides. Though their structure was spared, the disaster gave Sitz more resolve. “We fell in love with the town,” she says. “We’re determined to be part of the revitalization of this community.” 2280 Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805-845-8384; gardeshop.com.
Written by KERSTIN CZARRA.