Style At Home: Samantha Of Could I Have That?

Written by on November 1, 2011 in Lifestyle, Style At Home - 50 Comments

Photography: Raya Carlisle

Samantha Hutchinson — the gorgeous redhead behind lifestyle blog: Could I Have That? — chronicles everything she covets! Samantha’s stunning photography, carefully-curated collages, and innate sense of style leave her readers inspired and longing for everything she features. We weren’t surprised that her beautiful Santa Barbara home is just as inspiring as her blog!

“My favorite spot to catch up on work and have my morning coffee.”

When / why did you decide to start your blog, Could I Have That? What was the inspiration behind it?
It started as a joke between my sister and I. Every time we saw something that we loved and wanted we’d say (in a high and innocent voice), “could I have that?” So one day in July of 2009, I decided I needed to share all the things that I was currently craving, loving, and enjoying–from beauty and fashion to travel and lifestyle.

“A petite glass cupcake platter with French macarons and two of my favorite cookbooks displayed in the kitchen.”

Have you always been interested in fashion? How has your personal style evolved or changed over the years?
For as long as I can remember I’ve always been particular about what I wear and how I feel in it. Having a style blog has forced me to try new things and get creative with my wardrobe. I find myself embracing bright colors and more prints, something I strayed away from in the past.

A driftwood wreath from Madera del Mar.

“I love this room because it has a lightness to it. It’s a place where you can curl up with a book and take an afternoon nap. I love this antique glass top coffee table paired the Ikea Flokati rug and shag pillows from Maison K.”

“In my Mother Denim jeans, Opening Ceremony x Pendleton cropped jacket, Theyskens’ Theory blouse, Ariel Gordon Rings, vintage chain bracelet and Jennifer Fisher Bone Cuff. This is one of my favorite spots in the house to kick up my feet.”

What are your top shopping destinations for both clothing and home décor?
Santa Barbara is full of boutiques and antique shops. I especially love shopping at a store call dressed, because it has the best assortment of high and low priced pieces — everything from Givenchy to TOMS shoes! For home finds, I absolutely love stopping by Maison K and Upstairs at Pierre Lafond.

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  • Natalia Galbetti

    The cabana is a brilliant idea!!! I can’t believe it. I have the same problem with storage and this is a great solution on a budget! Love it!

  • lisanne

    beautiful photography and details – her home is so pretty and cozy. love that pendleton jacket too…

  • maren

    such a great lifestyle blog! i love the part about cookie dough in the freezer!

  • janie

    where is her bedskirt from?! i LOVE it!

  • http://CouldIHaveThat samantha

    Hi Janie,

    My bedskirt is from Ikea!

  • Paula

    What a FABULOUS profile feature! I love Samantha’s style, home and personality!! Very inspiring!!

    xoxo, Paula

  • Jacquelyn | lark+linen

    I absolutely adore Samantha and it was so nice to take a closer peek at her lovely place! Thanks for sharing!

  • sara

    love sam! love her blog! love her style! love this piece!

  • Lauren

    I absolutely am obsessed with her home. Love this feature. Never been on her blog before. Heading on over!

  • Priscilla Francine Makeup

    Turkish delight is amazing!

  • carla mccarthy

    I love the little dish for jewelry! That’s a great idea to live in your night stand!
    Love her style!


  • Amanda

    I’m such a huge fan of Samantha’s blog “Could I Have That?”! I love her girly yet classic style with a touch of beachy california vibe. So inspiring!

    Great article!

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  • raya

    It was so fun to shoot Sam for Glitter Guide! She always looks effortlessly cool and her home is the same.

  • Kirsten

    Wonderful photos,beautiful home :)

  • Marie Williams

    Samantha, I love your nail polish. What brand and color is it?

  • glitterguide

    Samantha–we want to know where the stool is from that you spray painted?

  • Kristian Spediacci

    I love the throw pillows from Maison K! You can switch up a whole look just by mixing around throw pillows :) Love it all…. You look so pretty in Royal blue too 😉

  • samantha

    Thank you for all the sweet comments!

    My nail polish color is Essie, Case Study. The iron tractor stool was found in our garage after doing a massive cleaning. I have no idea where it came from but it just begged to be spray painted hot pink!

  • Desiree {chic coastal living}

    Beautiful home and i love her hair!

  • Kate {domestikatedlife}

    I think I need some hot pink spray paint in my life

  • katie downs

    i am absolutely in love with everything on Samanthas blog! CAN I HAVE THAT please!?

  • audrey

    Samantha, I love this. You and your house look so beautiful!

  • Lisa

    Your home is beautiful and you have done such an amazing job decorating. Love your style too!

  • Ana

    Where is her shaggy carpet from?

  • http://CouldIHaveThat samantha

    Hi Ana,

    The rug is the Flokati rug from Ikea – you can find it here!

  • Jessica

    This is my all time favorite style at home. I love the laid back, chic, beach look of the home! :)

  • Schuyler

    Sam looks stunning as always. I love these photos. The textures and pops of color are perfect with the neutrals and light. I think I’m in the mood to redecorate…

  • Barbara

    Samantha. . . This was so beautiful. You are awesome.

  • cinders

    Shine from within…you do it well!

  • Ashley

    Beautiful article. Love that little lady! Thanks for putting the spotlight on her.

  • Neris

    LOVE her blog and this interview! She has a wonderful home :)

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  • Bungalow36

    Samantha style is one we follow here at Bungalow36. She is such an inspiration for fashion, home, unique recipes and beautiful things.

  • Emily

    I love your style!! It’s an inspiration!! Your hair is gorgeous! Don’t ever color it!

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  • grace clements

    samantha- love your place!! where is your couch from?


  • Kris Janney

    Sam is “pitch perfect” with her sophisticated, yet playful Santa Barbara style! Truly beautiful inside and out!

  • Amanda Watkins

    I LOVE that driftwood wreath! Where did you get it?

  • Cyndi (Eaton) Grafford

    Hi Samantha,
    Cyndi, former Blue Bee Art Director, and Kris Janney’s sister. What a great showcase for you! So glad to see you getting this recognition. I have enjoyed your blog a lot. Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

  • Karen

    Your style is lovley! I love your 2011 planner, where did you get it?

  • Karen

    Samantha your style is lovley! I, love your 2011 planner in the picture, where did you get it?

  • Kristina Gulino

    I first saw Samantha’s home on Apartment Therapy with her roommate, and fell in love with the space! I have a dear friend with similar taste, so it was neat to see another source of beach cottage inspiration. Thanks for these great photos!

    Kristina Gulino
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  • Lillian Dokken

    Where is this snake bracelet from?! I love! Also, her hair!!! It’s so gorgeous!

  • samantha

    My planner is by Graphic Image and the vintage snake bracelet is from Ava + Aliria a store in Manhattan Beach. xo Samantha

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  • Victoria

    I love the canvas wedges!  Where are they from?

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