Judy Foreman: Home Crush brings a fresh perspective to the Summerland lifestyle lineup | Homes and lifestyle

    Lillie Avenue in Summerland has become a destination for shoppers from near and far, so it was a natural and timely fit for Amy Miller’s new lifestyle and outdoor shop, Home Crush.

    Miller, a Montecito resident for six years but a 25-year veteran of the Los Angeles home design world, wanted to offer all of the Home Crush outdoor furniture, heating elements, fire pits, fountains, pots, planters, textiles and pillows in and around the store and his multiple garden grounds. levels.

    The day I visited the store at 2500 Lillie Ave. The place was very nice and attractive. With the tranquil surroundings providing an imposing backdrop, the serenity of Home Crush gave customers an excuse to spend their time browsing amid trees, gardens, and water features. I did not want to leave myself, I live on the street!

    “We specialize in many furnishings and homeware not offered in Santa Barbara, and have exclusive lines not offered anywhere else in California,” Miller told Noozhawk.

    “We selected handcrafted goods from Europe, such as generational linens from a seller from a family in Rome who makes luxury private beach towels, quilted picnics and beach blankets from Germany, and handcrafted Turkish towels.”

    Pointing to an overhead heating dome-shaped floor lamp from Belgium she called a “real display stand,” she noted that Home Crush’s fire pits and bowls, made of lightweight concrete, are not available anywhere else in the West.

    Miller has partnered with California Smart Homes to create the ambiance of a luxury home, complete with a garden sound system, outdoor all-weather television, and custom electronic integration.

    Inside the shack on the rooftop terrace is a beautiful, curated showroom with shelves stocked with specialized sunscreen and after-sun tools, and ultra-soft alpaca baby blankets double as art.

    Light fixtures, handcrafted baskets, and outdoor herbal candles that don’t smell of strong citronella are also on display. Accessories include recycled rubber garden boots made by a fourth-generation Korean family business.

    Miller said plans for special trunks shows and limited special events are also on the list.

    The store joins Summerland’s laden array of shopping options, including Field + Fort, Garde, Porch, Botanik, The Well, Sacred Space, Summerland Antique Collective, and Summerland Oriental Rugs.

    Miller hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays with special offers for all purchases as well as refreshments. The grand opening is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on May 12.

    Regular business hours will be 10am-6pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

    An additional, date-only Home Crush showroom opened a year ago in a converted 1930s bungalow at 10 E. Islay St. in Santa Barbara.

    – Jodi Forman is a Noozhawk columnist and longtime local writer and lifestyle watcher. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Click here for previous columns. The opinions expressed are their own.