Raoul Textiles

By Megan Waldrep   |   June 25, 2020
The Raoul Textiles store is located around the corner from their factory. “The store acts as the creative headquarters of Raoul’s.”

Though Raoul Textiles can be found across the nation and across the pond, this company is as Santa Barbaran as you can get. “Our family is from here, we all live and work here, and the store is our most personal reflection of our aesthetic and how we live in Santa Barbara,” designer and founder Sally McQuillan said. The family-owned design firm, which began in downtown SB in 1981, stands out because of the hand-pressed-in-Santa-Barbara designs on luxurious Belgian linens and signature prints on fine fabric from Scotland, Belgium, and France. “We have a new collection of hand-printed linen pillows and one-of-a-kind accessories for the home,” Sally said. “Our clients are excited about brand new colors of our hand-printed tea towels and lavender sachets.” (Side note: their remnants would make for some killer faces masks, too.)

Designer Sally McQuillan (pictured) and her husband, Tim, started Raoul Textiles in Santa Barbara in 1981

Speaking of, they’ve adapted to the new normal through online sales. “We have just launched our e-commerce site. It is a reflection of some of our favorite things at the moment,” Sally said. “We are also lucky to represent many fantastic local artists, whose work enhances everything we do.” On raoultextilesstore.com, you will find the signature textiles, antiques, art, and other curiosities like the Oaxacan Ropero basket or “splatterware” mixing bowls for your reinvigorated home cooking. With numerous features in House & Garden, Elle Decor, and even a mention in The New York Times, Raoul Textiles is the epitome of “think global, act local.”


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