Friday, November 21, 2014

Berries and Branches Holiday Home Tour Highlights Part One


If you aren’t house toured out I will do two more posts of a holiday home tour that I am involved in every year.  It benefits our local hospital and showcases for our five homes.  One of the group always has a fall theme.  We did the fall house ( a client of mine) last year.  If you missed it you can read about that here  http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2013/11/berries-and-branches-home-tour-fall.html  …
Here is the dining table in the home decorated for fall.
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These adorable cakes were at each place setting.
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My good friend Roxanne, who does gorgeous floral arrangements, did an entire house  (whew!!) Her decorations could easily be adapted for Thanksgiving as she used autumnal shades that accented the décor of the house.
Our local florist Swenson and Scillacci created this wonderful wreath for the front door.  This was a favorite of many of the attendees.
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I love the owner’s choice of the large mirror in the dining area of the great room.  The house is not large but with high ceilings.  The mirror makes a great statement.
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Roxanne loves to mix succulents into her designs and the outcome is always lovely.  You may recognize the “vessel” the flowers are in.  Roxanne’s husband Steve constructed it from old fence boards.  They have made many appearances on this blog for many different events. 
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Roxanne used the owner’s china as the base for the color scheme in the house
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This was the gorgeous mantle in the same room.  Roxanne created this combo with all faux greens believe it or not.  Isn’t it fabulous?
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On the tree beside the fireplace Roxanne used the owner’s ornaments and embellished it with some of her choosing.
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Here is a closeup of the elements she used.
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And the wrapped presents below
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Roxanne created this little vignette at their breakfast table.  I love the combination of the striped shawl and the polka dot dishes!
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The owners have a wonderful collection of  Early American Furniture and folk art which Roxanne highlighted with care.
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I noticed as I made my way though the house that the owner and I share a love of American Antiques.
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Roxanne decorated the tree in the family room with the owner’s folk art doll collection.  Sorry about the poor picture.
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Closeup of the elements used on the tree

The home of Diane and Don Rogers
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Here is the mantel next to the tree
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Here is another of Roxanne’s lovely floral creations
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Love this subtle combination of moss and twigs…
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I will be back on Monday with the house that Carmel Designer Jackie Hubbard and I worked on. We have worked together the last couple of years and have really enjoyed it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Trad Home Napa Valley Show House Tour–Part Three The Cheese Barn (Rough Luxe at it’s Best)



Welcome Back!  If you are as enamored as I of this particular tour you are back for the third and final installment.  I originally planned to do one post on the entire tour but just thought it deserved a more in depth look.  I have been to a lot of show houses and this was far and away my favorite!! Incidentally they are going to do the same house with a different set of designers next year.  I would love to see the tower done more in keeping with the surroundings.   
That being said my  favorite part of the whole tour was the space designed by Jonathan Rachman jonathanrachman.com.  He “envisioned the barn as the new found home of an English family whose ancestors had sojourned to the Straits of Malacca on the invitation of Governor Stamford Raffles and the East Indies Company”. Go here  http://www.jonathanrachman-napashowhouse.com/ and watch his video about the space.  I admit it I am completely smitten with Jonathan’s vision for this space.   Check out his portfolio above.  Here is a man you cannot pigeonhole.  I am completely in awe of his talent.

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The bathroom
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Check out this extremely clever detail on the picture of the Caldwell’s
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Here are Jonathan’s professional pictures of the space. 
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The bedroom in the cheese barn was designed by Kari McIntosh Dawdy.  Her design was very organic and understated.  Sometimes less is more. The bed was dressed in simple luxurious linens, and handmade pillows.  We loved the wonderful throw that appeared carelessly draped over the simple headboard. I am using Trad Home’s photo as mine was poor.

The oversized artwork, simple concrete floor, and silver leaf ceiling were wonderful.
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The details appear unplanned but were extremely well thought out…
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This picture from the Trad Home Website gives you an overall feel for the layout of the bedroom


Laurie Furber of Elsie Green House and Home designed the Cellar Lounge, another amazing space. Again here is an overall photo from the Trad Home website so you can envision the layout.

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Here are Trad Home’s detail shots






I would love to hear which spaces were your favorites and why? Our local Christmas Holiday tour Berries and Branches is over.  I personally thought it was one of the better ones.  I would love to hear what those of you who are local think?  Thank you to our wonderful homeowner Jenell Burk who allowed us to embelish her lovely home.  We enjoyed every minute of it! I will begin posting about Berries this week!

Have a great week!!















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