Monday, November 10, 2014

Trad Home Napa Valley Show House Tour Part One ….The Farm House



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My friends and I have gone to this show house the last couple of years together. I don't know if you have ever gone on a Show house tour but if you haven't you want to go with my two friends.  Roxanne is a Stylist  and Pat is the wonderful artist you have seen featured many times on my blog.  Between the three of us we do not miss a detail.  Let's just say we cross each other's T's . Here are my friends loving being photographed on the porch of the wonderful Cheese Barn.
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I have been uber busy the last few months.  I purchased the tickets, put the date on my calendar and went on with my life.  I am fairly familiar with Napa as I decorated and managed the remodel of my sister's house in Napa when she was still living in Chicago and we visited many times while they lived there for five years.  As we were driving up there was very little signage until we were almost there.  The Caldwell Vineyard is on the East side of Napa in a not so obvious place. Thank god for GPS ( I have to say I was wondering if I had the information correct my life does get crazy at times I will admit it).  We came upon this lovely simple farmhouse and I thought to myself did Trad Home screw up this year?
I noticed they never showed any pictures of the exterior of the home only property shots.  There literally was no one around (we were early however).  The parking was in a very obscure place.  At any rate, all I can say is never "judge a package by it's wrapping". I don't know how you feel about show houses.  Do you love it when Designer's go in and put their stamp on a space no matter what the style of the house?  If so you would probably not like this one.  Do you prefer t to see the integrity of the property (it is on the national historic register) maintained and not basterdized by whatever the current rage is?

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I got a press release of the designers involved (some I was aware of some not) and thought hmmmmm I wonder what they will do.
Well...the three of us were should I say "gob smacked" as my friend Debra from 5th and State would say.  Almost every single designer took into consideration the integrity and history of the space which I personally think is incredibly laudible. There were a couple of areas that I frankly did not get...but to each their own, right?  A limo pulled up with an inebriated
/group of 30 somethings and hey...they loved the couple spots the rest of us didn't get.  So there you go.
Our tour began in the kitchen/breakfast nook area designed by Catherine McPhee and her daughter Justine  http://www.macfeedesign.com 
I love their rustic sensibility.

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The kitchen was beautifully done in keeping with the simple farmhouse style of the home.  The interior of the cabinets on the  upper right were painted the same tangerine as the rug.  Love the painted floor.
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Note the detail on the chopping block next to the stove.  These ladies did not miss a beat.
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The kitchen counters are concrete.  I loved the finish and the edge detail. 

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Check out the wired pantry storage…wonderful…

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So many interesting details….

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Clever Wine Storage

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Love the Powder Bath off the Kitchen...




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Note the transition between the painted floor of the kitchen/nook and the porcelain tile in bath.

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A shot of the darling powder room

We loved the bespoke farmhouse look Cathleen Govea achieved utilizing so many textural elements.  We all loved the room she designed in the previous Napa Showhouse.  You can read about that here  http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2012/10/traditional-home-napa-valley-showhouse.html
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Fabulous Art above the Fireplace


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Details abound

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Very Creative Barn Door 

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West End Napa appropriately used a light hand when designing the dining area.  Loved the mix of old and new here…



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The master bath by Annie Bowman and Ralf Runge featured a porcelain tile very similar to what we used in the Tahoe House. Loved every detail of this bath. I particularly liked the simple design of the shade. Apparently the Caldwell’s are not big fans of overdone window coverings.  Hence the restraint seen here. 

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The simple but effective styling so reflected the site

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Tish Mills designed the Guest Bedroom and Bath. Once again she remained true to the history of the property with her design.



The Show House is open now until November 16th.  I would highly recommend seeing it if you can.  You can purchase tickets here http://www.traditionalhome.com/napashowhouse.  I have a busy week with Berries and Branches.  Follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks of that.  I will post the second half of the tour later this week.  The Cheese Barn was to die for. Seriously the best is yet to come!!  Stay tuned you do not want to miss it!!

16 comments:

  1. All I can say is WOW...and that I could move right in. Wish I could figure a way to get over there..but we are leaving again. SO THANKS SO MOUCH FOR POSTING ABOUT THIS!

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    1. Next year you have to come with us!! The best is yet to come!

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  2. I LOVE the gray so so much, Cindy. What a wonderful post you've given us today. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

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  3. It looks like it was definitely worth the trip - that kitchen is a stunner!

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  4. Love that powder room! It's beautiful, and that bathroom looks heavenly. Don't laugh, but what I am really loving is the door and its hardware in the last photo. Crazy, huh? Thank you for sharing, and I can't wait to see the cheese barn!

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  5. Hi Cindy
    Please count me in next year too!!!
    I would love to join you ladies!!!
    Love all the details you captured!!

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  6. Cindy,
    I love Napa and this house seems ideal as far as keeping to the integrity of the architecture of the home as well as its setting. There were so many details in the kitchen, I have to go back and study some more! You gotta love the large Hermes lamp on the vintage wood cheese board. This was fun, thanks for the armchair tour.
    Karen

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  7. I hear what you are saying Cindy. This show home does have so many amazing elements!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  8. I enjoyed this part of the tour. This is such a warm and welcoming house with so many interesting features.

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  9. Wow Cindy, you are right, the east coast and west coast are so differrent in the ShowHouse look! I like this one best!! It looks warm, chic and so inviting. The one I went to here looks so slick and impersonal. LOVE this post! and what great friends you have. xox Nancy

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  10. I love that kitchen! You got some good shots Cindy I can't wait to see more.

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  11. you can only imagine my surprise!!! luv ya cindy!
    still in "gob smacked" land :-)
    finally the restraint of a common theme for the good of the house. makes me crazy when room after room is overly styled with no relation to anything else. good job trad home!
    do i detect a twinkle of serious fun in your friends???
    great tour cindy
    xo
    debra

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