in Napa, California
to tour the Traditional Home Show House.
This is the second year they have
let me tag along on their little adventure.
Can you see the grape vines in the background?
This is in the heart of the wine country.
Here are my favorite highlights of the home
(Pat took some of the photos and Cindy
is going to publish her favorite highlights on Friday).
This wine closet is not planked but actually wallpapered.
These are beautiful Roman shades
in the living room looking down from the second floor
where the master bedroom is located.
In the master bedroom,
notice how the colors mimic the shades outside?
I've been looking at "antiqued" rugs lately
and thought this one in the master bathroom was pretty.
There was one problem...
they were still working on the bathroom!
In fact, in many parts of the house,
tile wasn't grouted and the guest house wasn't finished at all!
This happened last year, too, when we toured the
show house and the kitchen wasn't completely ready.
Seems this is more like real life (delays, permit problems, etc.)
instead of the HGTV shows that I love where it all comes together quickly and/or in the nick of time!
Come on in to the part of the house
that Cindy, Pat and I liked best.
There was so much light
(even on a rainy day like we had)...
the dark gray walls in the family room
contrast with the kitchen and look great.
The kitchen was by Marie Flanigan Interiors.
Great looking ethic, global vibe here.
Coffee table styling...
Fun floor pillows... but hey, no TV? Not that realistic these days.
Still, looks better.
This is so pretty.
If you have been a client of mine, you know I always
recommend a luxurious, light weight cashmere throw.
Another cool rug and luxe linens...
This arrangement with the kumquats
feels very Californian to me.