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Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications
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SBCC Interior Design students' creations to be showcased on local TV
design by Holly Kane    design by Kristen McEachron
Design by Holly Kane                                                   Design by Kristen McEachron

Room designs created by two students in the Interior Design Program at Santa Barbara City College will be televised on the local television series "Design Santa Barbara," with host Michael Kourosh, Saturday March 23, at 10 p.m. on KEYT.

“Design Santa Barbara” is an award-winning interior decorating series promoting local interior designers and hosted by the owner of Santa Barbara Design Center, Michael Kourosh.

Kristen McEachron and Holly Kane were each given the opportunity to design a living room using the furniture at the Santa Barbara Design Center and the space provided by Mr. Kourosh. 

Holly, who finds inspiration in the subtle colors and forms of nature, sought to give her room a feeling of warmth.

"I chose materials that tell a story and elicit conversation. For me, the room became about intrigue, textures and architectural detailing. My inspiration started with the antique Serapi rug, and the colors and feel took off from there.

Kristen McEachron created a coastal-style living room. Starting with the neutral carpet, she pulled the rest of her inspiration from there, introducing orange to compliment the blues. To make the room feel more natural and interesting, she mixed textures, patterns and materials.

"Layering carpets can add a lot of movement and interest to the center of the room. If you look closely, you can see where I added elements of circles throughout, helping create a sense of unity."

“Design Santa Barbara” airs every Saturday on ABC KEYT Channel 3 at 10 p.m. Past episodes can be viewed at:

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