Just 45 minutes from San Francisco, this Wine Country retreat in the city of Sonoma was completely remodeled based on a simple briefing—an eclectic look, not too precious, but comfortable and inviting.
Guests travel through the scenic Sonoma landscape and arrive at the red front door. When entering the living room, they are welcomed by a sketch of a woman by mid-20th century artist Rico le Brun that sits above a set of large pillows made with Samarkand Suzani pieces. The rest of the living room, which opens into the garden and pool area, is eclectic. Each piece has weight and personality, including an antique carpenter’s workbench now turned into a bar; a coffee table made from Balinese railroad ties; and a table lamp made of recycled boat propellers.
The kitchen retains the charm of the 1950s with an original Wedgewood stove. Above it are recycled wood shelves supported by antique spools salvaged from a local textile factory. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining room featuring Mies Van Der Rohe chairs and a large family room where the fireplace was reinvented when covered with a layer of cold rolled steel.
Each of the bedrooms has a different personality. Flooded with light, the master bedroom on the first floor is peaceful and clean, and has a vanity made of an industrial base and topped by a Carrara slab. Upstairs bedrooms were transformed using different black and white striped wallpapers, plus sisal rugs, linen draperies and a primitive African chair.