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California 2020

This year’s Inspirations celebrate the beauty of the great state of California. Santa Barbara Designs was born on the California coast, and we’ve called California our home for over thirty years.


Our 2020 Inspirations take their design cues from the landmarks and legends that give California its charm and allure. Whether you prefer Malibu or Pebble Beach, the drama of El Capitan, or the glamour of Hollywood, we’ve got a California Inspiration that will make you feel right at home.

Avalon Umbrella
The Avalon

Avalon is a charming resort community on the island of Catalina, known for its casual beachside structures that feature pops of pink and aqua. Our nod to this island town is our seamed “Vogue” canopy, in French Pink and Aqua Sea, on a white Mirasol frame.

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The Pebble Beach

The coastal beauty and legendary golf courses of Pebble Beach keep visitors coming back year after year. Our tribute to Pebble Beach captures the essence of both, with our seamed “Vogue” canopy in Jungle Green and Tahitian Blue, on a white Paseo frame.

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The Napa Valley

Hundreds of hillside vineyards dot California’s Napa Valley wine region, creating curves and slopes of green and purple, as far as the eye can see. We toast the region with our own Napa Valley, a Petite Flamenco in Jungle Green, with Concord braid trim.

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The Malibu Modern

Malibu is more than just sun-drenched beaches and movie stars – it’s a showcase of modern residential architecture, with dramatic structures dotting the coastline. We’ve captured the vibe with Malibu Modern, our Stainless Steel Paseo umbrella with a seamed “Vogue” canopy, in Whitecap and Drifting Dune.

Hollywood Regency Umbrella
The Hollywood Regency

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age is forever captured in the homes and estates of the movie stars who worked and played here. Our tribute to the era is Hollywood Regency, which features Cabana Black Stripe fabric on a domed Mirasol canopy. Brass brush fringe and an anodized gold Mirasol finial complete the picture.

Emerald Bay Umbrella
The Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel – an oasis of shimmering greens, turquoise and blues against a beautiful mountain backdrop. A playground for hikers, bikers and boaters, this national landmark is a California favorite. Our tribute to Emerald Bay is a Double Decker with alternating panels of Summer Sky and Santa Barbara Blue, with a scalloped valance and Dragonfly brush fringe.

El Capitan Umbrella
The El Capitan

Yosemite National Park is home to El Capitan, whose iconic granite walls reflect the changing hues of the earth and sky in shades of pink, lavender and green. We pay homage to this natural wonder with our Riviera umbrella in Watermelon and Lavender Cloud, with Fern braid trim on a keyhole valance.

Beverly Hills Umbrella
The Beverly Hills

The fabled Beverly Hills Hotel has always been the ultimate beacon of glamour, welcoming guests with its signature pink, green and white grand lobby. Our BH Hotel is a Double Decker in French Pink and Sage Green, with Natural braid trim on a keyhole valance.

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The Santa Barbara Sunset

Santa Barbara is known for its graceful beauty and picturesque location – and for some of the most dramatic sunsets anywhere. Our Santa Barbara Sunset features French Pink, Malibu Blue, Watermelon, and Tahitian Blue fabrics, on – of course – an original Santa Barbara umbrella with a teak frame.


All orders are custom and priced according to your fabric, style and base selections.