NorCal Style: Erin Martin

In yesterday’s recap of my trip to Northern California, I mentioned that I was able to visit Erin Martin’s showroom in St. Helena. My friends and I were only there for a few minutes because we had to hurry to make it to our wine tasting appointment on time (priorities, people!). I snapped a couple of pictures of the showroom, which you can see here, but I was left wanting to explore Erin’s style a bit more.

I loved the overall feeling of her showroom and her aesthetic in general. It isn’t pretty in the traditional sense and I mean that as a compliment. Her style is provocative and a bit subversive. She often plays with scale and does so quite masterfully. There is a sense of humor in Erin’s design work and I think it goes hand in hand with the scale of the objects she often uses. It is evident that she doesn’t take herself too seriously as her work frequently features whimsical elements, like a playful use of lighting. I like that Erin’s work feels unique and seems to embody the spirit of Napa: elegant, relaxed, and rustic in a refined way.

I love the chandelier and coffee table in this room. You’ll notice that both are very large.
Fabulous Lighting
I love the idea of using wingback chairs in the dining room. Again, everything is very big. You would need a rather large living room to accommodate all of these chairs.

A Lovely Vignette

California Cool

A rustic kitchen with a few whimsical details such as the gorgeous mural work
Do you remember seeing this in House Beautiful?
Again, Erin plays with height and scale.

I love the use of banquette seating in a home. I think I dig the mural. The handwriting is rather pretty.

Who knew a barn could be so chic?

I love the muted palette used in this room.

Gorgeous Napa