Madera del Mar has evolved from a Christmas gift idea into a self-sustaining entrepreneurial venture, and it gives me endless joy to offer a one-of-a-kind complement to your home… consider it a sensual essence of the Southern California coast.
Steeped in creative history and a family tradition of artisan woodwork and a connection to the sea, Madera del Mar is simply an extension of who I am. It embodies my love for the beautiful Santa Barbara beaches, where I’ve been wandering since I was a young girl. Feeling those grains of sand between my toes is how I define “home.”
With a passionate and ocean-loving family, the coastal wild has settled within me and some of my earliest memories are of wiggling my toes in the tan sand and listening to the sound of sails catching in the wind.
Long days at the beach ending in multi-colored sunsets and weekend Hobie Cat regattas were all I knew as a child and when I learned to surf and sail with my father, my love for the ocean was solidified!
My love affair continues. On most early sunny mornings, I head to the beach to surf and collect driftwood. The idea that I am able to infuse the breath-taking California coast into every corner of my life is a dream come true.
While pursuing a passion that links my love of the sea, the sun and our home, Madera del Mar has allowed me to be a stay-at-home mom to our beautiful daughter Serena. In our backyard, nestled next to a horse pasture, lies Madera del Mar's workshop. Here my husband, Dylan, produces all the plywood frames and backings, as I take on the design and handcrafting of each driftwood piece.
And I promise, if you stare at one of my unique pieces long enough, you will be transported to the very stretch of sand where this driftwood was discovered.
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