Sol Quintana Wagoner's elegant yet
functional, contemporary kitchen
Entertainment center, bought on State
Street in Santa Barbara in 2002
"This is the first piece that my husband
and I bought together when we first started
dating. We plan to turn it into a bar."
Horn vase, Argentinean gift from
Wagoner's mom in 2010
"This is an interesting piece because it's
handmade, and it's horn that is heated then
Glass chandelier, Z Gallery, bought in 2009
"I like that it's feminine-looking, like
jewelry, and it serves as the focal point.
And you can undo all the glass hook pieces
to make the chandelier as short or long as
you'd like, which is a lot of fun."
SOL QUINTANA WAGONER
Senior Designer, Jackson Design & Remodeling
Sol Quintana Wagoner, 39, specializes in kitchen and
bathroom designs for Jackson Design & Remodeling. Having
received a degree in architecture from her home country of
Argentina, many of her interior designs emanate a worldly
touch. She designed various projects in Buenos Aires before
moving to Southern California and takes cues from her world
travels as her design inspiration. Wagoner has received
numerous design awards, including American Society of
Interior Designers and Contractor of the Year. Recently,
she and her husband remodeled their four-bedroom, twobathroom
Mission Bay home of two years.
944: What style did you choose for your house?
SOL QUINTANA WAGONER: I like to design contemporary
interiors with a touch of rustic style, using different textures.
I grew up in the northern part of Argentina, where they have
a rustic style to the houses and designs.
944: Tell us about the defining elements in your remodel.
SQW: My husband did the wood floors made with imported
exotic wood from Brazil, [that come from] specific trees that
only grow in Brazil and Argentina. We flipped the house
because the bedrooms had the living room, and the living
room had the bedrooms before we remodeled it. We situated
the dining room and living room to face the (Mission) bay,
and we can see the SeaWorld fireworks from our couch
through the expansive windows on that facing wall.
944: What are the next home items you?d like to buy?
SQW: I really want a new couch that?s a low leather sectional
to open up the room, and a brown and white patterned rug
for our baby to play on.
944: If you could design anyone?s home, who would it be?
SQW: Dave Matthews. He's one of my favorite singers.
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