With a deep appreciation for design in any form, Santa Barbara-based interior designer Carolyn Espley-Miller cites travel ("the farther-flung the better") as her greatest muse. "Every trip I take is an opportunity for discovery in which I employ not just my eye but every sense. I try to capture those memories in a tangible way and translate them into my interiors." Espley-Miller also pens the popular lifestyle blog "Slim Paley." Named one of the “Blogs that Bloggers Obsess Over " by housebeautiful.com, its topics range from food to fashion, gardening, design, and (of course) travel.