From the Archives: An Elegant Napa Valley Home

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Note from Paloma: Hi, everyone! I am currently in San Francisco for a design trip with Zephyr Ventilation. Today, we are spending the day in my beloved Napa Valley which as you know, has recently been affected by the terrible wildfires in this area. At first, I was trepidatious about going. Would the air quality bring back my bronchitis? Would it be insensitive to go to Napa on a design trip? However, the organizers of our trip have emphasized that the winery owners and restauranteurs who we will be visiting today are encouraging people to come to the Valley. Having seen several restaurants close in Houston as a result of a drop in business after Hurricane Harvey, I certainly understand how important consistent patronage is to the wonderful people working in the vineyards, wineries, restaurants, and hotels in Napa Valley, so I am happy to be going after all. You can come along with me by following @LaDolceVitaBlog and #NapaStrong #NapaValleySpirit on Instagram. For now, please enjoy this beautiful home tour by Rela Gleason whose beautiful Calistoga home was thankfully spared by the fires and who has done a wonderful job of sharing ways to help those affected on her Instagram.

{The Beautiful Living Room}

From the Archive: Napa Valley is a very special place for Fabian and I and in recent years, we have established a tradition of visiting twice a year. I have no doubt we will return in 2016! Our trips there have opened my eyes to a refined, yet relaxed way of life, and in turn, a similar design aesthetic. Everything in Napa is about quality and meaning. Luxury is not as overt or showy as it is in other places, but it is ever-present in the details and subtleties that make it so special. This beautiful home, a collaboration between the homeowner, Rela Gleason who designed the interiors with the architecture designed by McAlpine Tankersley exudes the effortless elegance I have come to associate with Napa. The stunning architecture is instantly identifiable as McAlpine Tankersley, but it certainly honors a sense of place for this Calistoga home. There is an indoor/outdoor approach in the flow of the space as well as many natural elements and textures– stucco, wood, stone– within the home. The interiors designed by Rela are classic Californian, bringing to mind great designers of the Golden State like Michael Taylor, Suzanne Tucker, and Rose Tarlow.

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{Stunning Lacquered Chinese Cabinets Flank the Dining Room}

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{The kitchen’s three islands are constantly in use when the homeowners’ children and grandchildren come to visit.}

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{The sunroom features a rustic, stone fireplace.}

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{Notice the striking red-cedar paneling in the library.}

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{The master bedroom features a custom-made, bronze bed along with a limestone fireplace, and gorgeous antique suzani from Suzanne Tucker Home.}

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{Stone salvaged while digging the home’s foundation was used to create an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom.}

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{Belgian-Inspired Simplicity in the Master Bathroom}

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{The Focal Point in the Master Bathroom is the Chic Concrete Soaking Tub}

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{This Guest Bedroom includes a Canopy Bed and a Variety of Antiques}

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{The Glorious View from the Flagstone-Lined Pool}

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{It doesn’t get more idyllic than driving through the vineyards in a 1949 Chevrolet Pickup with a sweet lab! On second thought, my dream would be driving through the vineyards in a vintage Land Rover Defender with my number one pup, Tate!}

Please consider visiting the Napa Valley and Sonoma in the near future to show your support. You can also find 8 Things You Can Do for Napa and Sonoma Fire Victims here.

Paloma Signature

{Photography by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest}

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