Santa Barbara, Classic Style
Our Santa Barbara font is a classic serif with decorative flair. Use a combination of numbers and letters in this traditional typeface for curb appeal that stands apart. We love the sophisticated color combination of the dark exterior with our Matte Brass numbers & letters.
10" Matte Brass & 6" Matte Black, Santa Barbara Font | design & photo: Lindsay Hill Interiors
Kathleen Field of Lindsay Hill Interiors uses our Santa Barbara numbers and letters with mastery! This is a statement making detail that can be incorporated into any project where you have adequate space above a door or entry. The trick is to plan ahead with measurements and if necessary, work with your contractor to accommodate any special conditions that might be present.
Pro Tip: Select numbers 6" or larger, in a finish that creates maximum contrast, to achieve this look.
Both of these absolute head-turning projects get gold stars from us for their classic color combinations and timeless aesthetic. We love to see how talented designers like Kathleen incorporate our products into their work.
In the photo below, note how Kathleen took care to plan ahead for the size and placement of the numbers and letters. A solid piece of siding was designed to integrate with the exterior cladding. This addition achieves the desired spacing, and avoids any hassle with the battens. Without thinking through the installation in advance, the final result would have been less than perfect.
Thanks Kathleen. You're inspiring!
10" Santa Barbara (custom size), Matte Brass Finish | Design & photo: Lindsay Hill Interiors, Utah
For more examples stunning of Santa Barbara installations, you'll find several on Instagram at @lindsayhillinteriors and @modernhousenumbers, and also on our website, and our online gallery.
rick mclain, author
Rick is a licensed architect at repp mclain design & construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck.
You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.
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