Meet the Designers

Twelve designers and artists of local and national acclaim will present dramatic and spectacular tablescapes on Friday, April 27, 2018. Each creation will be inspired by a specific piece of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. Guests at the event will have an opportunity to meet the designers and discuss their creative process.

The participating designers are introduced below. Their information will be posted as it is received. The specific artwork which will inspire the table creation of each designer will only be revealed at the event on April 27th!

John Saladino We are pleased to welcome John Saladino as the Signature Designer for Art of the Table in 2018.

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John Saladino is a graduate of Notre Dame and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He worked in Rome with the architect Piero Sartogo before returning to New York, where he opened his own architectural and interior design practice in the early 1970s. Fifteen years ago he started to manufacture own furniture designs, and his company is now known as The Saladino Group, Inc. He has won numerous interior design and furniture awards (including the Daphne Award), and he is on the Board of Directors of the Sir John Soane Museum in London.

His work regularly appears in international magazines including House Beautiful, House & Garden, the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Vogue Decoration and the World of Interiors. His book, Style by Saladino, has been continuously in print for ten years.

Saladino Group
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10016

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Cynthia Belliveau, featuring Hermès. Following a successful and award-winning acting career in Canada, where she starred in three long-running hit series, Cynthia Belliveau relocated to Hollywood and turned her attention to a lifelong passion, Interior Design.

Objects, patterns, textures and colors beautifully balanced to have an undisciplined look are the hallmarks of Cynthia’s style. This style attracted a celebrity clientele including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Her work’s been published in numerous magazines including World of Interiors, Western Interiors and In Style.

Cynthia’s most recent project is the first midcentury-modern building in Palm Springs, heralded “the most important building” there. Built by the father of modernism, Albert Frey in 1934, Cynthia has expertly completed what Palm Springs Life Magazine calls “the long-wished for restoration”.

Cynthia Belliveau Designs

Bon Fortune

Bon Fortune
929 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013


Cabana Home is the premiere interior design and home furnishings gallery based in Santa Barbara’s artisanal neighborhood, the Funk Zone. Co-founders Caroline Thompson and Steve Thompson’s signature “livable luxury” aesthetic infuses classic elegance with a relaxed Santa Barbara vibe evoking the American Riviera lifestyle for their international clientele.

One-of-a-kind global textiles and artifacts are thoughtfully edited with some of the country’s most lauded furnishing designers including Milo Baughman by Thayer Coggin, Janus et Cie, Alfonso Marina, Lee Furniture, Amalfi Living and Bernhardt in both their studio and their online gallery. An ever-changing installation of fine art in collaboration with Edward Cella Gallery makes Cabana Home the uniquely singular destination for luxury design in Santa Barbara.

Co-Founders and principal designers: Caroline Thompson and Steve Thompson. Interior Designer and Project Manager: Margaret Watson

Cabana Home
111 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Colette Cosentino

Colette Cosentino
Ventura, CA


Early California Antiques Space, owned by early California antiques expert, Eric Berg, is dedicated to the exclusive sale of pre-1942 California antiques. Eric, with his discerning eye and deep knowledge of the period, has put together a fabulous collection of rare and classic period Monterey, Spanish Revival, California and Mexican Colonial furniture and collectibles, as well as transitional pieces from the Middle East.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Roman Coppola, Ryan Murphy, Diane Keaton, Chris Pine, decorators and set designers – to mention a few – are all customers of Early California Antiques. Eric also works closely with designers at Ralph Lauren, stocking their stores from Dubai to Palm Springs with early California garden pottery.

Owner: Eric Berg

Early California Antiques
1331 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Marc Normand Gelinas is best known for his classic and inviting designs, reflecting his knowledge of color, scale and art background. He believes that each project should reflect the personality and personal style of each client, giving them a well-designed, comfortable and functional space.

His extensive time in New York and Paris give him a unique perspective on aesthetic plans. Since 1987 he has consulted on projects from New York, Santa Barbara, Aspen and Rhode Island.

Marc’s work has been published several times in such well-known publications as House Beautiful and Traditional Home to name a few. He has also been featured in “Window Style,” a hardcover book published by Traditional Home. His show house projects such as “The Newport Decorator Show House” have been widely received.
An honors graduate of the acclaimed Pratt Institute in New York City earned Marc a BFA in Interior Design. Marc resides in Santa Barbara, California.

Marc Normand Gelinas
Interior Design
1482 East Valley Road, Suite 153, Montecito CA 93108
44 Rhodes Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905

HogueHogue and Company Through nearly three decades of consistent devotion to their clients, Hogue & Co is renowned for unsurpassed quality, creativity and style. As a Montecito mainstay located in the San Ysidro Village, Hogue & Co is a botanical jewel box where guests stop in to browse for seasonal fare, choose vases for an impromptu dinner or perhaps just chat with ever cheerful owners Kristi and Jerry.

Jerry Peddicord and Kristi Meland are long time friends and business partners who began in the floral business under the tremendous leadership of the late Scott Hogue. Jerry came from an artist background where he spent many years working for top production design houses in NYC and Los Angeles before finding his way back home to his beloved Santa Barbara. Together Jerry and Kristi have carried on Scott’s legacy by assembling a dynamic team of designers and production coordinators to fulfill their creative vision. Their designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Miranda, InStyle and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Hogue and Company
525 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

Victoria Imperioli and Starr Siegele

Victoria Imperioli and Starr Siegele

Margaret Matson

Margaret Matson
Santa Barbara, CA


3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013


The Sacred Space, in Summerland, CA, is a sanctuary where one can experience a respite from the hectic world. Shop, enjoy a cup of tea, relax or meditate in the tranquil gardens. Statuary, urns and fountains, available for sale, are thoughtfully arranged among tropical plants to encourage a sense of serenity. The interior is filled with sacred items from Tibet, Bali, Java, Thailand, Nepal, India, Indonesia and China. These treasures are artfully displayed on exquisitely designed altars. The Sacred Space is a popular destination for anyone searching to create a personal space for reflection, contemplation and growth. Garden and interior design services are available.

Owners/Designers: Jack and Rose Herschorn. Floral Designer: Nancy Schulte. Interior/Merchandising Designer: Stacie Bouffard

The Sacred Space
2594 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA 93067