When Coastal View News moved out of its coveted retail space on Carpinteria Avenue to a new office on Via Real, Zelda Prune of Angels Antiques did not miss a beat. Within weeks, she and her business associate Jonathan Brandan of Goleta’s Garage Gems were finalizing plans with property owner (and art collector) Keith Stein to open a new store, Space Home & Garden, which will have its soft opening this weekend.
The new home and garden shop is a carefully curated selection of home and garden furnishings, vintage lighting, original art, pottery, books and more, “chosen with you in mind, so that you can create a ‘space’—uniquely your own,” said Prune. “Basically, cool stuff you won’t find everywhere else.”
Space will act as a showroom for Prune and Brandan, who both have extensive collections with items ranging from antiques to mid-century modern to contemporary used furniture. Brandan specializes in fabricating, upcycling and industrial furniture, along with vintage, mid-century and contemporary home furnishings. Prune’s forte is in decorating and design for interior and exterior spaces. “I’m hell bent for primitive, organic and mid-century modern,” she said. “Anything unique.” And don’t forget to add to the mix vintage surfboards hand selected by Wayne Babcock, Prune’s partner at Angels.
The shop will also serve as a gallery space, highlighting artists in rotating exhibitions. The first artist to be exhibited will be photographer Matthew Hawk.
Space, located at 4856 Carpinteria Ave., will host a soft opening this Friday to Sunday, Aug. 28 to 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will open to the public again over Labor Day weekend. For all other days and times, Space will open by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting Prune at (805) 708-3369.