California Décor: At Ease With a Refined Vintage Mix

Last weekend, my husband and I were invited to stay at Cindy's from Rough Luxe Lifestyle beautiful vacation home in Central California by Lake Nacimiento.  After a long drive from San Francisco, we were met by a smiling Cindy and candlelight...

 And a great dinner!

This was our bedroom with pretty bed linens.

 Look at the views that we woke up to the next morning!

We had breakfast here...
See how Cindy mixes antique shutters with newer things to create a pleasing, layered look?

The drive through the Paso Robles wine country is gorgeous.  We stopped for some wine tasting at the Justin Winery.  
 You can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
 Then, Cindy and I strolled around the quaint town of Paso Robles, while the guys watched football.
 Later, we took a walk.  Lake Nacimiento is low due to the drought.  We are hoping an El Nino year will fill it back up!
 Here is another of their beautifully decorated bedrooms.  I just love how she mixes old and new and edits so everything feels collected and not "cookie cutter new."

There are five bedrooms in their home... which is available for rent HERE.  Great for groups of friends or families.

 My photos do not do this gracious home justice!
So, please check out Cindy's portfolio Here.
 Cindy will even decorate it for you for the holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
 Thanks Cindy and Steve for a perfect weekend in Central California!

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  1. What a beautiful home and gorgeous setting! Cindy has such a gift for decor and layering textures and periods!!
    Mary Ann I am so thrilled you had such a fun getaway!

    The Arts by Karena
    Carrier and Company

    1. Thanks, Karena. You are right...Cindy sure is talented!

  2. Such a beautiful area. Her home is so comfortable and welcoming. I read her blog, and it looks like shes a good chef too! I hope you bought some wine to bring home!

    1. Yes, Sharon...Cindy made a great clam chowder one night and grilled Ahi tuna the next night and I'm hoping she posts the recipes on her blog! Got some wine too :)

  3. What a fun trip Mary Ann. I knew that Cindy makes a beautiful bed but the rest of this home looks so comfy and beautiful too! Love Cindy's style and glad you all had a wonderful time together!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Its fun to make new friends through the blog world, isn't it?

  4. How wonderful! Cindy has great style. Her house is beautiful, as is the scenery around it. What a fun weekend trip!

  5. The pleasure was ours! I am so grateful for our friendship. I feel so fortunate that we connected through our blogs. I always have such great fun with you even when we are attempting to work! Can't wait for Napa and for you to meet Pat!

    1. Ha! Never really manage to work though. Looking forward to Monday!

  6. Great photos, Mary Ann. I love Cindy's blog. Wish she'd decorate my house for the holidays!

  7. Mary Ann,
    What a beautiful home and setting. I love Cindy's style and that area is so much fun to go wine tasting. Thank you for sharing, sounds like the ideal weekend!

  8. What a beautiful home and how cool is it to make such great new friends in the blog world?!! When I was young we used to go water skiing at Nacimiento...we camped at the lake in tents, drank margaritas at night and skiied during the day. Your digs were much nicer! Haha :)

  9. What a way to start the weekend, seeing pics from you fun time at Cindy's beautiful vacation home! Like you, every detail is perfect and so inviting! I would love to stay there. I went to Nacimiento as a young adult waterskiing but don't remember much. Looks like a wonderful place to spend time and explore the wineries and cute shops! Thank you for sharing...I wish I was there right now!!!
    Happy Weekend...xoxo Gail

  10. I love Cindy's lake house! I first saw it before I met her (or you!) when it was featured on Cote de Texas! It is so pretty, and the setting is gorgeous. My husband and I have been to Paso many times but never to that lake, which I definitely need to rectify!

    Glad you enjoyed the stay:) have a nice weekend Mary Ann!



  11. How fabulous! Such a beautiful place with spectacular scenery. Looks like a wonderful time!

  12. I want to go there...it looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

  13. How fun! I love that you two have become great friends, and I love her home. Those views are unreal. Glad you got to visit! xo Nancy


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