Even though I’m still far from finishing the design of our own house, it’s impossible to resist dreaming of the next project. I always have “that new design idea” percolating in the back of my mind – especially when renovations drag on for years! My current day dream (be it pipe or not) is a house in wine country.
Now that we’ve been a stone’s throw from Napa and Sonoma for six years, the laid back, old world style has burned itself on my brain and I just can’t shake the vibe.
My primary inspiration is the lovely Scribe Hacienda I’ve talked about previously in this post here. The over 100 year old Hacienda has been completely restored, pairing a perfect mix of modern timelessness with rustic charm – aka a recipe for an idyllic wine country house kitchen. I couldn’t help but start working on a moodboard of how my dream wine country kitchen might someday take shape. My primary inspiration is this stunning kitchen designed by Kohler.
Old world materials like plaster and terra cotta are currently making a comeback and it’s easy to see why. Even though these materials can take longer to create or install, they’re made to last for generations. And they are stunning. Perfect for the kitchen of my dreams.
My wine country kitchen would also consist of nothing but soft tones – think creams, walnut, mauves and bronze – mixed materials and lots of texture, creating a warm, layered feel. I would want this kitchen to feel like it’d been there for years. Touches of vintage-like materials such as handmade tile and beautiful bronze hardware would pair perfectly with modern classics like the articulating faucet and elegant apron sink.
Ah, a girl can dream. For now, I’ll just have keep making return trips to Scribe.