Explore Traditional Home’s Napa Valley ShowhouseAuthor:Candace Abbott
When the unmatched enchantment of designing a rustic daydream in Napa calls, you answer. Such has been the case at this year’s Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse situated on the steep and varied 123-acre, Caldwell Vineyard. The impressive and celebrated estate, which lies in the heart of Coombville ancient volcanic caldera is home to robust collection of 28 different Bordeaux grapvines and now rooms that bear the mark of beloved Bay Area designers.
Scot Meacham Wood Design, Cheese Barn Living Room
Scot Meacham Wood gives the ultimate history lesson with a maritime-inspired study that seamlessly combines navy, nauticals and naturals. Dubbed the ‘Dark and Stormy Study,’ Scot installed faux walls over the originals in order to employ wallpaper that conjures the imagery of the fog and storms as designed by Lee Jofa. Exposed beams show off the rooms historic quality while stately oil paintings, traditional leather seats, a plaid couch and gilded telescope seal the deal.
Jonathan Rachman Design, Cheese Barn Tasting Room and Bathroom
Drawing inspiration from the British colonies, Jonathan Rachman crafted a tasting room that tells a fantastical tale though an elegant use of space and rich pieces that bring both the master bath and tasting room of the showhouse’s cheese barn to life. He’s built a captivating story of a fictional English family, the Caldwells who inhabit the home. The rustic, seemingly lived in space plays home to a host of fabulous collections like decadent English heirlooms and East Indies treasures, equestrian details, luxe leather finds and textiles from Jonathan’s own collection, hand-painted towels and Rachman-designed pieces. Both spaces offer a rich journey through time thanks to vintage paintings and a patina antique soaking tub. However, Jonathan still manages to infuse modern details like a bold zebra skin rug and of-the-moment seating.
Catherine Macfee Interior Design, Main House Kitchen and Terrace
A prime example of how to work a renovation with restrictions, Catherine and Justine Macfee create a culinary retreat by designing a kitchen space that oozes modern luxury and nods at rustic comfort. The mother-daughter duo maintained the home’s original cabinetry, using that as their base and designed around the cabinets. Catherine and Justine channeled Napa’s changing leaves when selecting a hue – a lovely burnt orange – for the inside of the cabinetry, the custom leather pleated breakfast nook, Moroccan rug, and for the seating in the adjacent al fresco entertaining space. The designers also incorporated an organic pattern play with bold black and white geo tiles, a two-inch thick limestone countertop, and plenty of fresh produce to complete the stunning farmhouse kitchen space.
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