Blaine Taylor Designer and Builder
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Santa Barbara based fine furniture designer and builder, Blaine Taylor's work is acclaimed both nationally and internationally.

Prior to establishing his design studio in Santa Barbara, Taylor lived and worked throughout the South of France .Taylor's extensive training includes a degree from the prestigious Abbe' Boisard Institute of Design followed by a coveted apprenticeship with renowned French Ebeniste, Jean-Michel Cathiard.

It was during his years of study in France that Taylor perfected his skills in centuries old techniques such as; joinery, classical French Polish, inlay, woodturning, woodcarving and antique restoration. Taylor's technical training is balanced with a broad and studied aesthetic. The six years Taylor lived in Europe, he fully immersed himself in the history, culture and language of France. This rich cultural foundation is a constant source of inspiration and dictates much of Taylor's work. He did not simply learn to build exquisite replicas of centuries old antiques, but was also privileged enough to be surrounded by them and engulfed in the history and architecture that originally inspired such works of art.

Although passionate about European period furniture, Taylor's portfolio includes commissions ranging from ornate Gothic to rustic French Country and clean, precise contemporary. Taylor is committed to using eco-friendly local and FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified wood and, whenever possible, non-toxic finishing products.