Super charming location in Napa Valley, the Caldwell Vineyard was the home for this year's showcase. The designers have taken inspiration from the harvest season, and the charming rustic architecture of the main farmhouse and property’s cheese barn, every interior made with different styles and aesthetics.
I arrived to the main house, through the lovely front porch designed by Miyuki Yamaguchi. She knows in the wine country outdoor spaces are essential. Miyuki did not want to compete with the natural landscape, so featured just one faux-bois bench, topped with lavender-hued pillows and a plush throw to offer a welcoming gesture. Around the corner is the ultimate outdoor living, library and sanctuary spot, with some seasonal arrangements and curious objets on the burlap table are a focal point also.
You enter into the living room, designed by Cathlen Gouveia. She inverts the idea of the iconic 'farmhouse' by playing light against dark, rustic against refined.
Dinning Room designed by West end Napa, often is the central gathering place for family and friends, in this case the heart of the space is the custom dining table by a local artist.
Powder Room by Lauren Tapper. Totally in love with the wallpaper and the flooring which appearance and feel of true American hardwood translated in the superior performance of Porcelain Stone®.
Then we pass into the kitchen, breakfast room & deck designed by Catherine Macfee Interior Design. Despite the narrow floor plan, the kitchen defining feature is its incredible vineyard views. Taupe cabinets with Hermes-orange interiors ensure that the lush greenery and ripe grapes visually pop against the contrasting hues. The breakfast nook a super cute corner.
We go upstairs to the guest room & bath designed by Tish Mills. The wallpaper, a glamorous take on barn wood, heightens the space with its vertical installation and tones down the room angular lines. The bathroom echoes the elegance of the bedroom.
Master bedroom by Sunrise Home. It was influence by the Caldwell's wish for a pared-down and carefully edited room to relax and recharge in.
Master bathroom designed by LMK interiors. A fantastic place to relax, super elegant.
We leave the main house to get into the magic water tower loft designed by Sarah de Witt. The tower represents an iconic architectural structure for this property, and an opportunity to ascend to a floating moroccan inspired fantasy escape.
We go into the Cheese Barn, first into the library designed by Thomas Barlett.
Then we jump into the living room designed by Scot Meacham Wood. He has transformed a portion of the historical Cheese Barn into a dark and stormy study for his hypothetical client : a retired sea captain. A dark coastal color palette of navy, gray and sand set the tone.
Kitchen, Breakfast room & the Master's bath designed by Jonathan Rachman. Th kitchen is a modern version of a communal tasting room. Anchored by an antique church pew, the room is meant to be a gathering point for family and friends. Inspired by both English and Dutch colonial styles, the room pays homage to the owner's history with a wall of english paintings and family portraits.
Master Bedroom & Boudoir by Kari MacIntosh. They are appointed with a certain philosophy, that beauty, confort and nature are essential in life. Exposed rock and plastered walls evoke countryside, in particular the boudoir's fern motif wall capture the nature found just outside the charming space.
Cellar Lounge by Laurie Furber from Elsie Green House & Home. She wanted to preserve the natural, rustic beauty of the building.The space includes a collection of new and vintage furnishings. The dining space is positioned near the doors in order to enjoy the beautiful view as having dinner. Above the table, rather than the typical chandelier, there is a living ceiling created to evoke trees and starlight outside the barn.
And there we finish the lovely visit around the Caldwell Vineyard showcase... See you next year!!
Photos by Sara Ibanez
Info from brochure given at the Showcase