DECOR | GARDEN | TRAVEL
OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | 2010
STYLISH YET COMFORTABLE
Create a Space
Following a summer season that you may have spent traveling,
soaking up the sun, or hosting backyard barbecues, autumn
begins its slow arrival with cooler temperatures and a return to
regular schedules. Fall staples like football games, trips to the
orchard, and the start of another school year provide a change
of pace that fits with the change of seasons. Life seems to slow
down a bit as we get back into the rhythm of everyday living.
In this issue of Home By Design, we focus on living rooms, the
areas of our homes where we gather together with family and
friends. Throughout the following pages, we showcase four
living room designs that strike a perfect balance between
comfort and style. We also take an armchair tour of Woodinville,
Washington, a region located just minutes from downtown
quiet L I F E , F O R Seattle that is flourishing with boutique wineries. You will find
“ A H A P P Y L I F E M U S T B E TO A
inspiration for creating stunning container gardens with
G R E AT E X T E N T A
succulents, those jewels of the dry-climate garden. Also
I T I S O N LY I N A N AT M O S P H E R E
included in this issue is a savory trio of soup and sandwich
O F Q U I E T T H AT T RU E J OY
pairings that are sure to suit your fall mood.
D A R E L I V E .”
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Contents OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | 2010
DEPARTMENTS 18 Open-Loft Living
1 Moments 24 Current-Day Camelot
4 Inspirations: 30 Curve Appeal
A Fresh Look for Fall 34 A Jewel of a Room
5 Letter from
38 Whole House:
6 In the Kitchen: Early-American Beauty
Soup and Sandwich Pairings
Chappellet Vineyard & Winery
Fighting the Flu
48 Resources 44 Just minutes from downtown
Photography provided by Ron Zimmerman.
Seattle, Woodinville, Washington,
is brimming with sights to see.
Shown here, the Herbfarm, a
much-lauded restaurant with
multicourse menus that dazzle.
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EDITOR Amber Lindros
DESIGN Lindsay Fournier
CREATIVE TEAM Lori K. Gregory, Lori Hartmann,
Jason Rebuck, Courtney Truebenbach
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Nicole Borgenicht,
Robyn Roehm Cannon, Kim A. Fuqua, Ashley Gartland,
Maresa Giovannini, Jeanine Matlow, Blake Miller
COVER PHOTOGRAPH David Blank
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Debra Lee Baldwin,
David Blank, Benjamin Benschneider, ChappelletVineyard
&Winery, Connor Homes/JimWestphalen Photography,
Suzanne Farmer, Peter Rymwid Architectural Photography,
Scott Moore Photography,William Lesch Photography,
BarryWong, Ron Zimmerman
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Get personalized advice for pulling
together a mishmash room from
Canadian interior designer
Laura M. Stein. These minimalist mouth-blown
carafes elevate the sophistication
of even the simplest drink.
Cozy into Autumn with One of These Inspired Finds
Take wall sconces to a whole new
level with these handcarved
architectural artifacts rescued from
the ruins of old houses in India.
STONE WALL LAMP
Sleek tea-light holders crafted from
bamboo cast a warm glow after dark.
Light on its feet and ready for
company, this elegant armchair
showcases graceful Empire
curves perfect for traditional or
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Greetings! LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
I recently moved into a new home. As much as
this brings me excitement, it also overwhelms me. Many of
you who love a good design challenge can probably empathize.
While I love starting fresh in a space and slowly letting the de-
sign evolve—mixing old with new, traditional with modern—
it’s also hard for me to sit still when work could be done.
So I’ve started with redesigning the living room. I have
grand dreams of what this room may one day become: a place
for gathering with family, for entertaining our dearest friends,
and for just simply relaxing after a long day. For now, though,
it’s barely free of moving boxes. Being surrounded by photos
of impeccable homes every day, I ﬁnd it can be difﬁcult to have
patience with myself as I redesign a room, searching for that
perfect lamp or the coffee table that’s just right for the space.
I’ve even resorted to layering rugs in our new home in order
to make a too-small-for-the-space cable rug still play a star-
ring role in our new decor. (Try a larger sisal rug underneath
if you’re faced with a similar problem—it works wonders.)
And as I ﬁll in the layers of curtains, throw pillows, and side ta-
bles, I’m reminded that we can’t have it all at once.
So this issue, instead of an encouragement to strive for
ﬂawless interiors, I encourage you to have a little patience
with yourself. Good designs don’t happen overnight. As I’ve
found, they are a beautiful and storied process that may
take a bit longer than you’d like, but have the staying power
to last a lifetime.
Editor, Home By Design
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IN THE KITCHEN
Cuban Sandwich with
Baked Potato Soup
Grilled Chicken and Feta Wrap
with Mushroom Soup
Grilled Portobello and Mozzarella
Burger with Hearty Veggie Soup
A SAVORY TRIO
OF SOUP AND
THESE SUBSTANTIAL UNIONS ARE SURE TO SUIT YOUR FALL FOOD MOOD
Written By Kim A. Fuqua
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUZANNE FARMER
FOOD STYLING BY LORI K. GREGORY
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IN THE KITCHEN
For those fall nights when you don’t want to invest a
lot of time in dinner but still want to serve something substantial
and savory, this menu of soup and sandwich pairings is just the
ticket.With a few time-saving measures, all three of these combos
can be ready in less than an hour. Flavorful Cuban Sandwiches are
ready to serve in a ﬂash, pairing perfectly with family-friendly
Baked Potato Soup; save an hour by cooking the potatoes in the
microwave, using canned diced potatoes, or baking and cooling
the potatoes in advance.
In just 45 minutes you can be enjoying healthy Grilled Chicken
and FetaWraps along with a bowl of the most delectable (and de-
cidedly unhealthy) Mushroom Soup you’ve ever tasted.
Have 30 minutes? You can have Grilled Portobello and Moz-
zarella Burgers on the table paired with a steaming bowl of Hearty
Veggie Soup. Spend 10 minutes prepping the soup in the morning
and leave it simmering in the crock pot on low all day; it will be
ready for dinner when you are.
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IN THE KITCHEN
Cuban Sandwich ½ teaspoon salt Saucy Twist: Using Tzatziki—a Greek
½ teaspoon pepper
It’s relatively easy to ﬁnd a great yogurt and cucumber sauce—instead of
Cuban sandwich in South Florida, which
Melt the butter in a large soup pot over Italian dressing is also delicious. Find a
is where my own addiction to this sandwich
was born. Here’s a simple recipe for low heat.Whisk in ﬂour until smooth good store-bought version at your
duplicating this Latin American staple in
and bubbly. Slowly whisk in milk, grocer in the dairy section.
your own kitchen.
stirring constantly, until sauce has thick-
Servings: 4 ened. Add potatoes and green onions. Mushroom Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes This soup recipe is old-school French and
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Continue to cook, whisking constantly,
thereby pretty high in fat content. If you
until soup begins to bubble. Reduce prefer, cut the fat by using half the butter
1 loaf Cuban bread (or French bread) heat and simmer gently for 10 minutes. and substituting milk for the half-and-half.
butter, softened Either way, you may want to double the
Add remaining ingredients and stir until
recipe—it’s that good!
dill pickles, thinly sliced cheese is melted. Ladle into soup bowls
1 pound roasted pork, sliced and garnish each with a little shredded Servings: 4
1 pound glazed ham, sliced Prep Time: 5 minutes
cheese and bacon crumbles. Cook Time: 25 minutes
½ pound Swiss cheese, sliced
In a Hurry? Three ways to cut time
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ stick of butter
Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise 1 small onion, diced
from cooking the potatoes in this ½ pound thinly sliced mushrooms
and cut into four sections to make four recipe: 1. Substitute 3 cans of peeled, (button and baby portobello work well)
sandwiches. Lightly butter the outside diced potatoes for the bakers, or 2. 4 tablespoons ﬂour
crusts. In order, layer each sandwich 1 cup beef broth
Bake the potatoes in advance to save an
with yellow mustard, dill pickles, hour of prep time, or 3. Cook the freshly ground black pepper
roasted pork, glazed ham, and Swiss potatoes in the microwave. ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
cheese.Top with the other half of bread. 1 bay leaf
2 cups half-and-half
Wine Pairing ¼ cup sherry
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a
large frying pan. Place the sandwiches in A Barbera d’Asti has the lively acidity to
Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy
balance the richness of the creamy
the pan. Place a heavy iron skillet on top potato soup and the saltiness of the saucepan.When foam subsides, add onion
of the sandwiches and ﬂatten. Grill the Cuban sandwich. and sauté until golden.Add mushrooms
sandwiches for 2 to 3 minutes on each and sauté until brown. Stir in ﬂour and
side, until the cheese is melted and the then slowly whisk in broth.Add salt, pep-
bread is lightly toasted. Slice each Grilled Chicken and Feta Wrap per, nutmeg, and bay leaf. In a separate
sandwich in half diagonally and serve. Like a Greek gyro sandwich with tomato, saucepan, heat half-and-half to a simmer
cucumber, and onion, this wrap gets a healthy and then slowly whisk into soup. Simmer
twist with a whole wheat tortilla and grilled
Baked Potato Soup chicken instead of lamb. Make good use of a
on low heat for 10 minutes.Whisk in the
This mixture is just like a baked potato with all leftover grilled chicken breast for this recipe. sherry, remove the bay leaf, and serve.
the trimmings—butter, bacon, green onions,
cheddar cheese, and sour cream—in a Servings: 4
chunky, savory soup the whole family will love. Prep Time: 15 minutes
Save a little cheese and bacon for garnish. Choose a Pinot grape here, though the
1 red onion, sliced thin color is up to you: Pinot Noir will pair
Servings: 6 1 large tomato, cut into thin wedges with the earthy mushroom soup, while
Prep Time: 75 minutes 1 cucumber, sliced into thin half-moons Pinot Gris will go well with the garden
Cook Time: 15 minutes 1 grilled chicken breast, shredded vegetables in the chicken pita. Try both!
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
cup butter cup Italian dressing
cup ﬂour 4 whole wheat tortillas
7 cups whole milk Grilled Portobello
4 large baking potatoes, baked, Mix together all ingredients except and Mozzarella Burger
cooled, peeled, and cubed,
dressing and tortillas.Warm tortillas in Pour a little steak sauce on top and you
about 4 cups
won’t miss the meat in this hearty burger!
4 green onions, thinly sliced the microwave and divide ﬁlling between
10 strips bacon, cooked, drained, the four tortillas. Spoon a little dressing Servings: 4
over each. Roll up each stuffed tortilla to Prep Time: 5 minutes
1¼ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 cup sour cream make a wrap and slice in half diagonally.
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IN THE KITCHEN
Cuban Sandwich Baked Potato Soup
Grilled Chicken and Feta Wrap Mushroom Soup
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IN THE KITCHEN
Grilled Portobello and Mozzarella Burger Hearty Veggie Soup
2 large balls fresh mozzarella mixture evenly on the bottom of each 8 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
roll. Cover with a mushroom slice and a
2 tablespoons dried basil 1 16-ounce package frozen
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped piece of red pepper.Top with a little spinach, thawed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar steak sauce if you like. Assemble, slice 1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 portobello mushrooms, in half, and serve immediately. 2 stalks celery, chopped
stems removed, caps sliced in ½ yellow onion, sliced
half horizontally 1 32-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 large red bell pepper, sliced into Hearty Veggie Soup ½ head of cabbage, torn into
4 long pieces I’ve been making this soup for years, though 2-inch pieces
4 ciabatta rolls never quite the same way each time. Use 1 15.5-ounce can white beans
steak sauce (optional) your favorite vegetables, legumes, and/or chili powder, to taste
grains to make it your own. Tabasco sauce, to taste
Combine fresh mozzarella, olive
oil, dried basil, chives, and balsamic Servings: 4 Bring the stock to a boil in a large soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes pot. Add all ingredients and simmer for
vinegar in a blender. Blend until Cook Time: 4 hours
smooth; set aside. at least 4 hours.
Protein Twist: Add ½ cup dry lentils or
4 cups vegetable stock (or chicken
stock, if preferred)
Grill or broil the mushrooms about 3 ½ teaspoon oregano
minutes per side or until tender. Grill ½ teaspoon basil barley for an additional protein boost.
or broil peppers until tender and lightly ½ teaspoon celery salt
pinch of thyme
browned, about 5 minutes per side. Wine Pairing
pinch of tarragon
pinch of ground mustard A Sangiovese with plum and spice
2 bay leaves notes will complement the earthiness of
Lightly toast the rolls on the grill or in
sea salt both the portobello mushrooms and
the broiler and spread the mozzarella freshly ground black pepper, to taste the vegetable soup.
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IN THE KITCHEN
Join Us as We Journey through the World of Wine
CHAPPELLET VINEYARD & WINERY
Written By Amber Lindros
2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay
2007 Mountain Cuvee
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHAPPELLET VINEYARD & WINERY
2007 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
While other storied Napa Valley wineries were
being founded throughout the valley in the late 1960s,
Donn and Molly Chappellet chose the road less traveled
and planted on the hills—Pritchard Hill speciﬁcally.
This decision, based on advice from legendary
winemaker AndréTchelistcheff, was further encouraged
by the notion that Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, loved
the hills and that the mountain fruit would make superior
wine. And indeed, since that time, Chappellet Vineyard
&Winery has made a name for itself by producing note-
worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that reﬂects the distinctive
characteristics of Pritchard Hill.
Today, a dedicated second generation of the Chappel-
let family has joined Donn and Molly in guiding Chap-
pellet and, with a commitment to pursuing sustainability,
ﬁlls the mouth with fruit. Crafted around a core of Caber-
net Sauvignon and Merlot (51% and 46%, respec-
tively), the blend is rounded out by 1% each of
Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot.
Aromas of currant and plum, under shadowed by
dimension-adding tones of black licorice, ﬁll the
glass, with oak showing up as it opens. On the
palate, we tasted strawberries, watermelon, and
currants, with a perfect pinch of pepper to
provide a backbone through the full ﬁnish.
But in getting to know Chappellet’s wines,
you’d be remiss not to taste its Signature
Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s been the win-
ery’s ﬂagship wine for more than
thirty years, and with good reason.
they have incorporated a number of environmentally This wine is a deep red color, almost
minded practices into the winery’s operations. Among resembling black cherry in the center
them, they are striving to protect the natural integrity of of the glass, fading slightly to a
Pritchard Hill by cultivating vines on only a small por- bright-red cranberry color around
tion of their property (16%); they rely solely on captured the edges. We smelled cranberries
run-off water for irrigation; and they have switched to a and blackberries in the glass, along
lighter, domestically produced bottle for housing the with just a dash of earthy dirt. A sip
Pritchard Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. of the wine brought full red-fruit ﬂa-
All these ingredients result in beautiful wines that rep- vors and one of the longest consis-
resent the bold characteristics of hillside-grown Napa Val- tent ﬁnishes we’ve ever tasted; one
ley fruit. While the winery makes many cult Cabernet sip could last for days. This is an in-
Sauvignons that ﬁnd homes in collectors’ cellars as a ﬁtting tense, smooth yet powerful wine
accompaniment to a celebratory meal, Chappellet also pro- (14.9% alcohol) that is bursting with
duces other varietals and blends worth noticing.The 2008 acidity yet subtly laced with tannins.
Napa Valley Chardonnay, produced from fruit grown in It would make an apt partner for a
Kelly Ranch, one of the coolest regions in the valley, is a number of hearty meals. Demand for
fantastic wine, showing notes of green apple, pineapple, and this wine is high—the winery has
citrus in the glass. On the palate, refreshing ﬂavors of lemon already sold out of the 2007—so
and pineapple mingle with a layer of oak and nutmeg that be sure to pick up a bottle of the 2008
lingers through the long, round ﬁnish. to secure your own taste of Cabernet
The Mountain Cuvee, a winemaker’s blend in the tra- Sauvignon from one of the Napa
ditional Bordeaux style, is a full, rich wine that beautifully Valley’s ﬁnest producers.
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STAY HEALTHY THROUGH THE FALL WITH THESE TIPS FOR WELLNESS
Written By Ashley Gartland
JEWELS OF THE
D RY- C L I M AT E G A R D E N
CREATE STUNNING CONTAINER GARDENS WITH WATER-WISE SUCCULENTS
Written By Robyn Roehm Cannon
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DEBRA LEE BALDWIN
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Each year at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show
held in Seattle, the nation’s best speakers and authors on
gardening topics gather to inspire, educate, entertain,
and encourage show-goers to try new things during the
upcoming gardening season.
So it was with an eye toward learning more about gardening
with hundreds of varieties of succulents that I attended award-
her new book, Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching
winning garden writer Debra Lee Baldwin’s presentation on
Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants.
Many clients for whom I design residential gardens wish to
lower their care and water requirements or have restricted
space on small patios or decks. So this seemed like a perfect
way to answer their concerns, while bringing lively plant com-
living art canvases. Part Four is dedicated to the care and feed-
ing of succulent gardens, including information on judicious
watering, overwintering, recognizing pests, and how to take
cuttings and start seeds to share the joy of succulents with gar-
Below are some highlights from this inspiring book, a valu-
able addition to any library whose owner has interest in work-
ing with unusual plants in creative ways:
• Apply the principles of contrast and repetition for remarkable
results. One agave in a pot is ﬁne, but there’s architectural
strength and beauty in numbers. Think about building a
dramatic garden wall with twenty or more of the same
plants in the same type of pot, each held in place with
binations together with beautiful containers, offering all the decorative metal potholders.
pleasures of in-ground gardening at a more relaxed pace.
“If you are time stressed, are frequently away from home, • Evaluate a succulent for its deﬁning characteristics—color,
for a pot. For example, a blue-green pot for Aloe brevifolia would
or have limited mobility, succulents enable you to garden on form, and leaf texture—and keep them in mind as you shop
your own terms,” comments Baldwin. She no longer bothers
trast with it.Anticipate a plant’s ﬂowers, too.The same Aloe bre-
neighbors to tend her container gardens while she is away be- repeat the aloe coloration, while an orange-red pot would con-
vifolia has orange blooms, so that orange pot will repeat the
cause succulents can easily survive several weeks without any at-
tention whatsoever! If all this sounds like a gardener’s dream,
read on, because there are so many options available with suc- bloom color at certain times of the year.
culent varieties. “Overall,” Baldwin says, “I’ve found no other
plants to be as trouble-free.” • Pair tall, columnar succulents with loose, trailing plants. San-
sprawling Sedum burrito make excellent companions in graceful
Not everyone is as fortunate as Baldwin, who gardens sevierias, commonly known as “mother in law’s tongue,” and
in southern California’s balmy USDA zone 10, which is one
of the reasons she wrote this colorfully photographed book vase-shaped urns set atop classical iron stands.
“Readers of my ﬁrst book, Designing with Succulents, have • Strawberry jars make wonderful pots for sedums, Grap-
on container gardens.
topetalums, sempervivums, and other trailers. Or plant solely
with the compact Echeveria elegans and make the pot the focal
shown me that people everywhere are eager to grow these easy-
care plants,” says Baldwin. “But many beautiful succulents—
Islands, and Haworthias from South Africa—are frost tender and
such as kalanchoes from Madagascar, aeoniums from the Canary point of your garden.
thrive outdoors year-round only in zones 9 and 10. Container • Succulents are slow growing, so don’t make the mistake of
culture offers an ideal solution: anyone, anywhere, can grow planting a number of small four-inch pots with too much space
succulents in pots, which can be sheltered indoors.” Also, gar- into a large decorative container. It will look oddly out of scale.
dening in containers allows you to take your treasured speci- Instead, use a variety of leaf sizes and textures, plant closely,
mens with you, should you move to another home one day. and build a lush tapestry.You can always transplant later if the
Baldwin’s book is neatly divided into four parts to take you pot becomes overcrowded.
from novice to seasoned enthusiast. In Part One, you’ll learn
how to select containers that will enhance the wide variety of
sculptural, strongly designed leaf shapes offered by this genus. Upcoming in Seattle
Part Two presents a specialized palette of more than one hun- The 22nd-annual Northwest Flower & Garden Show will
dred genera, 275 species, and ninety varieties of succulents that take place February 23-27, 2011, at the Washington State
Convention Center. Everything for garden enthusiasts under one
are perfect for growing in containers. PartThree showcases un-
roof: colorful display gardens, garden retail and plant market,
usual ways that designers use succulents, from patio groupings, and hourly seminars by national authors and garden experts.
wreaths, and topiaries to vertical gardens hung on walls like www.gardenshow.com
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STYLISH YET COMFORTABLE
Create a Space That Graciously Welcomes Guests
Functional Space Design and Colorful Accents Create a Cohesive Look in This Small Space
WRITTEN BY NICOLE BORGENICHT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BLANK
AAn empty, nondelineated loft is perhaps one of the more challenging projects a designer can take on.
Creative loft designs require correlating colors, textures, and precise sizes—and, above all, the ability to make one expansive
space perform many functions, and look good while doing it. In this 765-square-foot loft for a homeowner who regularly en-
tertains large parties, designer GregWolfson put these small-space design principles to the test, incorporating clever space in-
genuity and accents to tie it all together.
“The actual space is always the place to start before deciding what to do with it,”Wolfson says of the design process for this
loft, located in the Old Bank District of Los Angeles. “Here we had a client with gallery artwork, a desire to entertain, and this
fabulous NewYork feel….We wanted to use the drama inherent in the penthouse and make it a story worth remembering.”
Wolfson chose to preserve the integrity of the space, leaving the original exposed brick walls and adding new wood ﬂoors
to provide another layer of texture. “The color and warmth of the wood helped save this from being too industrial,” he says.
“The natural brick and the huge period windows overlooking old downtown Los Angeles…tell a huge story.”
Color was used in this loft to deﬁne areas for sleeping or eating, and bright tones were placed as an accent to keep the eye
moving while providing an appearance of grand roominess. “I used primary colors on the walls in different rooms to delineate
space,”Wolfson says. “I then mixed up those colors by almost going the opposite direction with the furniture and upholstery
and rugs.These colors give such a contrast to one another that it was exciting to play with the balance.”
18 HOME BY DESIGN | OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 2010
The ten-foot-long couch in
the main living space has
curved ends to serve as
Wolfson used color to define the separate
spaces within the open loft. Bright tones
keep the eye moving while providing an
appearance of grand roominess.
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Whereas Wolfson added warmth to the
rest of the loft, he allowed the industrial
look to shine through in the kitchen.
Wolfson chose two Ralph Lauren suede col-
ors in tan—one is slightly warmer than the other
to give shadow and depth—to neutralize the
space between the bedroom and sitting room, al-
lowing him the opportunity to play with color in
the upholstery and decorative accents.
In addition to color,Wolfson put on his think-
ing cap when it came to selecting furniture. He
designed a ten-foot-long sectional couch that he
placed against the lengthy walls in the living
space, and he created curves on the couch sides
to serve as conversation areas. In the small
space outside the kitchen, he created a formal
dining area with a scaled-down booth, a chande-
lier, and additional matching chairs cleverly
spaced throughout the loft that can be drawn up
for additional guests.
To delineate the sleeping space,Wolfson cre-
ated partitions on wheels that enclose the room;
one side is walnut to blend with the loft sur-
roundings, while the other is mirror to create the
illusion of more space. “The mirrored rolling
screens came from necessity,” he says. “We can
scatter them through the loft when not in use in-
stead of taking up a whole wall in the bedroom.
They ﬁt perfectly in different areas now to
enlarge the space.”
While he sought warmth in other areas of the
loft,Wolfson allowed the industrial look to shine
through in the kitchen, starting with the brushed
silver stainless steel countertops.The silver is sub-
tly echoed throughout the rest of the home, from
the mirrors, vases, and polished nickel cocktail
table to the silver faux crocodile leather that he
paired with blue suede in the dining nook. Keep-
ing the color story alive from end to end,Wolf-
son connected tones and textures to separate
areas yet harmonize the complete loft design.
While other designers may shy away from
small-space renovations, Wolfson is busy taking
on more loft projects in the Old Bank District.
Clearly, he’s not intimidated by the challenge—
it’s one he’s decidedly mastered.
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To match the scale of the room and
the furnishings, the designers framed
a series of twenty-four celestial prints
from the 1800s.
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Pineapple House Interior Design
Conquers an Oversize Room to Create a Graciously Grand Salon
WRITTEN BY MARESA GIOVANNINI
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SCOTT MOORE
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The grouping near the
fireplace includes a variety
of chairs that can be moved
around to suit the activity.
W With stately columns, a grand fireplace, second-story windows, and soaring twenty-five-feet-high ceilings,
this elegant room is seemingly ﬁt for royalty, hence the home’s aptly regal name, Camelot.
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the newly constructed Camelot summons an old-world charm that is encapsulated in the
visually impressive grand salon. The grand salon is both formal and elegantly comfortable in design; however, the space
wasn’t created for the style preferences of a speciﬁc homeowner. Instead, the living room space was designed to be part of a
show house. In 2008, Nikki Bachrach and Stephen Pararo of Atlanta-based Pineapple House Interior Design participated in the
Atlanta Symphony Decorator Show House, showcasing the talent of local designers.
“In a show house, the committee strives to ﬁnd a house that is inviting, interesting, has parking, and offers an attraction
for attendees and fundraising events,” says Bachrach. “Show houses are [also] a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be
inspired—the participants and the viewers.”
Bachrach and Pararo created a European-inﬂuenced motif, which includes a musical element as a nod to the symphony
sponsor. Appropriately complementing the existing old-world architectural details of the room, the designers maintained a
neutral color palette and focused on eclectic additions. A nineteenth-century Italian bench, eighteenth-century French
armoire, 1930s Spanish Cuenca rug, and petriﬁed wood drink tables are a few of the salvaged antiquities that bring stylish
history to Atlanta’s Camelot.
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Five Ways to Make a Large
Room Feel More Intimate
In recent decades, home building trends have
dictated high ceilings and spacious common
rooms. The enormous scale can make these spaces
difﬁcult to outﬁt—unless you are prepared with the
visual tricks of the trade.
1. Create a focal point. It’s easy to become over-
whelmed in a large space, so draw attention
to a primary wall or a speciﬁc item with pops
of bright color.
2. Match the decor with the scale of the room by
using oversize furniture and accessories.
3. Think in multiples. A single large item can draw
attention to the vast area around it; multiples of art
and lighting calm the senses and ﬁll the space.
4. Divide the room into separate purposeful
areas. Use different rugs under creative seating
arrangements to help guide guests.
5. Use warm or darker paint colors to make the
space appear smaller, and avoid bright whites and
mirrors, which produce the opposite effect.
To keep the distinguished space in the twenty-ﬁrst
century, the designers were sure to incorporate modern
lines and pieces such as the étagères and transitional sofas.
“Many people have treasures that they have either col-
lected or inherited from their family that they want to
tastefully blend with more modern furnishings,” says
Bachrach. “This room is a great example of how to blend
time periods and styles.”
The Pineapple House designers also balanced the old-
world rarities by using new and renewable materials
throughout the space; the sofas are upholstered in bam-
boo fabric, some of the throw pillows are covered with
mohair, and the draperies are fabricated from wool.
How the designers arranged the furniture, artwork,
and lighting in the sizable yet narrow grand salon re-
mained the most signiﬁcant design aspect. “The challenge
was to make the large room feel cohesive, intimate, and
interesting,” says Bachrach of the space, which measures
twenty-four by ﬁfty-one feet. As a solution, the design-
ers created three deﬁned seating areas. “The gathering
area near the ﬁreplace has seating with various personal-
ities. The seating can be adjusted and moved for enjoying
the ﬁreplace, playing games, etcetera,” explains Bachrach.
“The center of the room is the anchor and brings weight
to the lofty space.Two large sofas face each other and are
sprinkled with drink tables, inviting large gatherings, re-
laxing, and conversation.The third is the music area, fea-
turing a grand piano, which invites musical opportunities
and laughter around the instrument.”
While the seating areas create deﬁned spaces for inter-
action, oversize pieces were used to create visual balance.
For example, the towering ﬁreplace is ﬂanked by ten-
feet-tall steel and glass étagères and complemented by
lowered metal chandeliers. In front of the ﬁreplace, a
conversational table, six feet in diameter, commands at-
tention; the tabletop, made of Calcutta marble, is a visual
spectacle from the ﬂoor or the upper level gallery.
The only space constraint was a lack of wall space for
artwork. The design duo chose to echo the oversize fur-
niture by grouping twenty-four celestial framed prints
from the 1800s on the available wall. “It was important
to ﬁll the primary wall with artwork to effectively ac-
commodate the scale of the space,” says Bachrach. “The
conﬁguration uses identically framed prints to create a
grouping that reads like one large piece. It is a strong so-
lution to the challenge of scale.”
By ﬁlling this palatial room with European treasures,
modern lines, and impressively eclectic artwork, the
Pineapple House interior designers conquered the grand
salon of Camelot.
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A Rounded Room Takes a Scenic Setting to a New Dimension
WRITTEN BY JEANINE MATLOW
PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM LESCH PHOTOGRAPHY
It’s not every day a designer gets to tackle a living room with a semicircular wall. But this wasn’t a first for
Lori Carroll. “Most of the architects I work with in Tucson use a lot of curves in their designs to maximize the beneﬁts of the
home’s location, adjacent views, and natural light,” says the interior designer, who is the owner of Lori Carroll & Associates,
in Tucson, Arizona. “Since there is no real starting or stopping place when using curves and arcs, I have to be resourceful when
looking for furnishings that will ﬁt the space.”
Taking her design cues from the existing architectural elements in the room wasn’t the only objective. As Carroll explains,
her clients had speciﬁc goals in mind as well. “They wanted to introduce interior design elements that would complement the
incredible architecture, ﬁnd materials and ﬁnishes that would blend with the surroundings, and create a relaxing place to enjoy
the spectacular desert views,” she says.
Carroll calls the end result “Southwest contemporary.” The style features contemporary lines mixed with a little bit more
rustic elements, she says. Though everything in the sophisticated space is striking, the designer was careful not to upstage the
leading role of the breathtaking views.
Because of the unique scale and radius of the room, everything was custom made. The distinctive details include a cus-
tomized American handcrafted wool area rug, an arced iron and wood console table, a sofa built in three curved sections, and
a series of oxidized metal cylinders that act as cocktail tables for the space.
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Designer Lori Carroll chose a neutral
palette for this room to keep the space
from competing with the view.
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The curve of the wall of windows is mirrored by the
custom-designed sofa’s graceful arc. Instead of one large
coffee table, Carroll utilized three oxidized metal cylinders
that act as cocktail tables.
The color scheme was given careful consideration, too. “With such
amazing views from the ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows, I wanted to keep the
colors simple yet appealing,” Carroll says. In keeping with the Southwest
contemporary theme, the designer describes the neutral palette of brown,
tan, and gold as “natural desert landscape.”
In the process, she proves you don’t need color to make a statement.
“I love how even with the subdued color scheme and minimal furnishings
in the living room, everything came together to convey a beautiful and
luxurious feeling,” the designer says. “The ﬁreplace is really a masterpiece.
The architect came up with the wedge concept as part of the architectural
plan, and I had a local artisan cover the fascia with metal.”
A masterful mix of magniﬁcent materials adds layers of dimension with
limestone ﬂoors, textured “falling water” stacked stone walls, and beech
cabinetry in the understated space that serves as a refuge for her clients.
“Since this is their second home, the main goal was to create a quiet re-
treat where they could relax and watch television, read a book, or view
the vivid Arizona sunsets from the row of windows,” Carroll says.
The designer wanted to mirror the curve of the window wall with the
media unit, sectional, and sofa table. “Luckily, I have access to manufacturers
and craftsmen who can produce things exactly as I envision them,” she says.
“Each of the furniture pieces started as a paper template, then was painstak-
ingly designed and drawn into the ﬂoor plan to assure complete accuracy.”
Carroll managed to turn a potential problem into an award-winning
solution. “The large scale of the sectional with its distinct curvature was
a challenge when looking for a sofa table,” she explains. “I called a local
metal worker and cabinet shop, and together we came up with this unique
console.” The table ended up winning an ASID product design award.
The sumptuous space remains soft spoken, revealing its message of ele-
gance without shouting for attention. As Carroll explains, she is deﬁnitely not
a high-drama designer, especially in this home, where the architecture speaks
for itself. “My job was to bring in unique yet classic elements that would en-
hance, not detract, from the structure itself,” she says.
It’s refreshing to know that the seasoned designer still ﬁnds herself dis-
covering things along the way. “Even after almost thirty years of interior
design, I learn something on every project,” Carroll says. “This one taught
me that imagination, patience, and a good rapport among architect, client,
craftspeople, and me is invaluable.”
Carroll was especially pleased with the overall results of this project,
and she says her clients were happy with the casual comfort she was able
to achieve in their living room. “This was a dream project,” she says.
“Working with a great architect, skilled contractor, and perceptive clients
who knew exactly what they wanted but were open to ideas shows
throughout every corner of this beautiful custom home.”
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A Jewel of a Room
A Neutral Background Allows Mid-Century Modern Pieces to Shine
WRITTEN BY RONDA SWANEY
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER RYMWID ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY
AA jewel box, even one artfully made, is meant to showcase the jewels
rather than the box itself.This room, located in a show house in Westchester, Connecti-
cut, is like that jewel box. The coffered ceiling and wall of windows make bold archi-
tectural statements but serve as unassuming backdrops for the brilliant tones of the
art, accessories, and accent pieces.
For designer Rona Landman of Rona Landman Interior Design, the jumping-off
point for this family room was the ﬁreplace. When she ﬁrst found it, it was an eyesore
clad with wooden planks. “I thought it ruined the beauty of the room,” she says. Land-
man found a coppery wallpaper and covered the ﬁreplace with it. That choice helped
the design come together. “That started to transform the room with the color and feel
that I wanted,” she says.
The ﬁreplace wasn’t the only unusual place to get a wallpaper treatment. Landman
also lined the edges of the ceiling with a metallic graphic print. The wainscoting on the
ceiling center received its own dose of shine with metallic paint. Reﬂection is a recur-
rent theme in the room. The light from the windows allows the metallic surfaces to
shimmer. Reﬂections are echoed in the mirrored sofa table and the glossy surfaces of
other accent furniture in the room.
The neutral walls serve as a calming balance for the room’s glamour. Landman says,
“I kept the off-white paint color. It worked well with everything in there, so I didn’t
want to change that. I wanted to show how easy it is to use neutrals as a backdrop and
then enhance it by putting in jewel-like pieces of furniture.” The nesting tables, benches,
and bar cart are from Landman’s furniture line, Inspired. “I wanted to highlight the
furniture in the room. The pieces are relatively small scale and I believe each speaks for
itself. They make a nice statement and bring in a punch of color.”
The brown tones of the chairs, sofa, and ottoman are neutral elements, but neutral
need not be boring. The upholstered pieces have traditional lines, but with an updated
twist. “Wing chairs are classics, but we overscaled them to make them more modern,”
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Rona Landman recently launched a furniture line, Inspired. What’s behind the name? She says, “I took elements from designers
I loved and respected.” Landman looked to some of the great furniture masters of the twentieth century: Jean-Michel Frank,
Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Karl Springer, Jean Royère, Diego Giacometti, to name a few. She says, “In each piece, there is
something from a designer that inspired me. These are my reinterpretations.”
The bamboo nesting tables were inspired by the organic forms of Elsa Peretti. The nickel legs are reminiscent of bamboo. The tops
can be done in custom colors or mirror. Landman says, “They are like lollipops.”
Natural goat ombre covers the bone bench. The lines and texture are inviting. Landman says, “The legs are inspired by Vladimir Kagan.
It’s a conversation piece. Everyone wants to sit on it, touch it, feel it.”
Karl Springer’s work informed the curve of the zebra bench. There are options available for the ﬁnish, and the piece can be made
wider or longer.
The bar lupino has a warm nickel ﬁnish and parchment trays. The form suggests a deco style. It, too, can be done with custom tops.
Gold leaf tops the three nesting side tables. Black lacquer covers the deco-inspired curved legs, but the ﬁnish is available in different
colors. Landman likes the convenience of this set. “You can put them in a den, and if company comes over at the last minute, you can
pull them out for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.”
Landman’s thoughtful designs keep in mind that many of us live in homes where space is at a premium. “Most of my line has been
designed with the apartment dweller in mind. I live in New York City. As big as a big apartment is, it’s never big enough. These pieces
are just so versatile and you can really move them around. They are light and very functional.”
(1) (2) (3)
(1) bamboo nesting tables
(2) bone bench
(3) zebra bench
(4) bar lupino
(5) three nesting side tables
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says Landman. Like the upholstery, the Greek key rug is an- make the other colors pop. The artwork and accessories add in
other classic ingredient that helps anchor the modern elements. additional strokes of color.
Even more jewel tones are added to the palette via the win- “The room has a modern feel because of the mid-century
dow treatments. Landman notes the departure from her usual modern pieces in it,” says Landman. Yet the balance of the
design sensibility. “Most of my work is neutral, but I always try room’s many elements make it warm and inviting, without the
to punch one color. So the curtains were a lot for me. They austerity that a modern sensibility sometimes evokes. There is
make a strong statement. I pulled in the red to complement a satisfying blend of classic and modern, neutral and bold, bril-
the red nesting tables. And I love red and turquoise together.” liant and understated. The room offers the perfect jewel box to
The brown center fabric again provides the neutral ground to showcase so many precious jewels.
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AN UPSTATE NEW YORK
TO BUILDING THE HOME
OF THEIR DREAMS
WRITTEN BY BLAKE MILLER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CONNOR HOMES/JIM
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When Brian and Barbara Brady
started approaching retirement, the couple decided they wanted to
look into building a home in upstate NewYork, where they’d lived for
almost all of their thirty-seven years of marriage. Having always lived
in older homes—including a circa-1904 shingle house and a carriage
house, both in Saratoga Springs—the Bradys were drawn to Colo-
nial-style properties. With each house, the couple would renovate
the home, live there for a few years, and then move on to the next
project. But when they thought about what their retirement home
would be like, they imagined hanging up their renovation hats and
instead building the home of their dreams.
“We looked for a long time for properties,” says Barbara of the cou-
ple’s initial search of about sixty homes. But after running into an old
acquaintance who had a friend looking to sell land in the countryside
in nearby Delanson, the Bradys put their search on hold to take a look
at the property. Immediately, they were smitten.The ten acres of rural
farmland overlooked the countryside’s rolling hills and vibrant land-
scape. They found the perfect spot to build their home, too: high on a
hillside where it would sit in an open ﬁeld set back about a hundred
After seeing a Yankee magazine article featuring Connor Homes—
yards off a quiet farm road. “We absolutely loved it,” says Barbara.
a construction company that designs homes based on historically ac-
curate scale and proportions with authentic period detailing—the
couple became intrigued with early-American reproduction designs.
Always fascinated with architecture, Brian initially wanted to design
the home himself, but without formal training he looked to architect
Steve Haskell of Connor Homes to help put his dream on paper and
make it come to life. Initially the Bradys envisioned a classic center
hall Colonial design with an attached garage and utility wing. But
after the schematic design was presented to the couple, they began to
ask about ways to embellish the detailing of the house. “Brian started
looking into historical precedents for detail, and we began to develop
and incorporate the more elaborate trim options,” explains Haskell.
The result: a Colonial Revival farmhouse that borrows from both
Georgian and Federal roots. After about four months of design work,
the group broke ground in spring of 2007.
Luckily, the group was not plagued by unforeseen obstacles when
it came to constructing the home. Sadly, though, during the building
of the property, Brian suddenly passed away before he could see his
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Barbara filled the home with antiques,
furniture, and collectibles she and Brian
had collected during their marriage.
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What Is Colonial Revival?
“The Colonial Revival has many inspirations
for its character, and a deﬁning theme is that
the elements honor and celebrate past architec-
tural styles and a sense of tradition,” says Holly
Kelton, CFO of Connor Homes. “Its range is
wide and varies stylistically and geographically
based on original historic styles that are used
for its inspiration.”
Some of the deﬁning characteristics of Colonial
Revival homes, says Kelton, are that they tend to
be rectangular, symmetrical (and, if not symmetri-
cal, well-balanced proportionately), and typically
two to three stories with simple yet classical
detailing and materials such as brick, wood, or
stone as their palette.
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wonderful vision brought to life. Committed to
the project her husband was so passionate about,
Barbara forged ahead and moved into the home in
June 2008. “While Brian’s passing was very tough, I now
feel the house represents him and his vision,” says
Haskell, who became close with the couple during
the home's construction.
The 2,300-square foot home, with three bedrooms, liv-
ing and dining rooms, kitchen, library, and exercise room,
is home to Barbara and her two loveable Whippets. The
real showstopper of the home, says Barbara, is the
screened-in porch, which boasts an outdoor ﬁreplace and
comfortable furniture overlooking the pond, which Bar-
bara installed a couple of years after moving in. “If the sun’s
out in the winter, this is where you want to be,” she says.
“It also overlooks beautiful hills and open ﬁelds from the
farm next door. I can only see one house from here; the
rest are open ﬁelds and wooded hills. It’s just a lovely spot.”
Inside, Barbara ﬁlled the home with furniture, col-
lectibles, and antiques that the couple had collected over
the course of their marriage. “Everything in the house has
a history,” says Barbara. “Grandfather clocks that belonged
to cousins. A piece from the cellar of a shingle-style home
we bought. We amassed things from family heirlooms or
pieces that were left behind. It’s a little personal museum.”
The antique interior aesthetic complements the Georgian
detailing, including heavy layered cornice trim, ﬂuted pi-
laster corner boards, a Palladian window and fan light win-
dows, and a custom entry surround—all of which bring to
life the style of a home in the early Federal period.
The exterior is a great example of the Colonial Revival
look, as it boasts a symmetrical facade with a projecting
center gable framed by ﬂuted pilasters and pediment.The
front entry, says Holly Kelton, CFO of Connor Homes, is
cased with a custom fanlight and ornamental surround
with ﬂuted pilasters on the corners that support a heavy
frieze, dentils, and decorative cornice at the roof, which
is capped by red cedar shingles. A stone-clad foundation
anchors the house naturally to the terrain, adds Kelton,
and strengthens the perception of an old home. “In a shift
from the home’s Georgian roots, a single chimney was
pulled to the exterior of the southern end of the home in
order to support ﬁreplaces in both the living room and
the screen porch,” says Kelton. A wooden shingle roof and
hemlock siding complete the look.
Now in the home for two years, Barbara loves to host
and entertain family and friends. “I have a big tractor so
in the summer I mow my own ﬁelds,” she says. “I do a lot
of reading and listening to music. My days are more re-
laxed but certainly pleasantly ﬁlled.”
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W I N E C O U N T RY
R A I S E A G L A S S T O W A S H I N G T O N W I N E S A T
M O R E T H A N F I F T Y B O U T I Q U E W I N E R I E S
J U S T M I N U T E S F R O M D O W N T O W N S E A T T L E
Written By Robyn Roehm Cannon
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER, BARRY WONG, AND RON ZIMMERMAN
Washington State is recognized for many things:
Mount Rainier, the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and
cherries and apples, just to name a few. But this Paciﬁc
Northwest state is also the largest producer of premium wines
next to California.
In recent years, hundreds of small producers have followed
in the footsteps of well-known Chateau Ste. Michelle. And
today, minutes from the historic French-style chateau, ﬁfty-four
of Washington’s 650 wineries are releasing noteworthy estate
vintages in a countriﬁed setting known as Woodinville Wine
Country, just twenty miles northeast of Seattle.
“Estate” generally means grapes are grown on the winery’s
own land, but nearly all Woodinville wineries source fruit from
established vineyards in the Columbia Valley, east of the Cas-
There are two outstanding lodging choices in the area, both
associated with award-winning chefs and extensive wine pro-
grams emphasizing local producers.
Eight miles down the road from Woodinville is the charming
resort-like town of Kirkland on Lake Washington, where you’ll
ﬁnd the boutique Heathman Hotel. Large rooms with chic decor
have deluxe amenities, and natural wellness is the mantra of the
hotel’s luxurious Penterra Spa, with the most professional thera-
pists you’ll ﬁnd anywhere. My Swedish massage and 75-minute
facial rank in my top restorative spa experiences ever.
Just off the hotel lobby is Trellis, where artisan farmer and
executive chef Brian Scheehser takes fresh seasonal produce,
often grown on his own ten-acre Woodinville plot or preserved
in the hotel’s root cellar, and artisan ingredients and transforms
cade Mountains, where sunny days and cool evenings allow the them into memorable meals brimming with natural ﬂavors.
grapes to mature slowly and yield beautifully balanced wines Special touches like pickled tomatoes are brought to the table
with loads of bright fruit and character. to savor, just a hint of the rustic and inventive style that is
A few days in Woodinville make for a memorable adventure uniquely his.You won’t be disappointed.
for the wine aﬁcionado who enjoys swanky lodging and Across the road from Chateau Ste. Michelle is Willows
spas, scrumptious farm-to-table cuisine, and gorgeous scenery Lodge, an elegant wine country inn.With quintessential North-
from the car—or on a bike along the trails that tie many of west architecture and interiors, spacious rooms overlook lush
the wineries together. grounds that include a formal herb garden and Fireside Cellars
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Great Stops along the Woodinville Wine Trail
Chateau Ste. Michelle: Deﬁnitely reserve a time
at Chateau Ste. Michelle for the informative and fun
cellar and barrel-aging room tour, ﬁnished with a
tasting. On a beautiful afternoon, there’s no nicer spot
to spread a picnic blanket and enjoy a house bottle than
the chateau grounds.
Novelty Hill-Januik: Grab a bottle of Mike Januik’s 2007
Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sangiovese and a
rustic handmade pizza from the tasting room brick oven
and sit in the Zen-like contemporary garden, admiring this
beautiful AIA-awarded winery. It’s a very special place.
Then take home a bottle of the 2007 Januik Reserve Red
for the cellar.
Efeste: Former Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Brennon
Leighton consistently earns high Wine Spectator scores for
his gorgeous vintages that blend old-world techniques with
new-world fruit. Try his 2007 Big Papa Cabernet Sauvignon.
Stevens: Former commercial artist and English lit major
Tim Stevens makes poetic wines. Try his Black Tongue
Syrah and XY Reserve Cabernet and let the wines
speak for themselves.
Page Cellars: Jim Page kept his day job as a corporate air-
line pilot, but he makes wines of exceptional quality. Like
Beaujolais Nouveau? Try his fruity Nouveau Merlot—it’s
yummy, just like his Lick My Lips Syrah.
Mark Ryan: Mark Ryan has one of the coolest tasting
rooms around: in a renovated garage, with vintage Indian
motorcycles on display. The wines are as polished and pow-
erful as the bikes—his scores in the 90s on his 2007 vintages
are well earned. Sample the Crazy Mary Mourvedre, Wild
Eyed Syrah, and Lonely Heart Cabernet Sauvignon.
DeLille Cellars: A highly respected old guard winery that
produces elegant, collectable Bordeaux blends. Visit the
Executive chef Brian Scheehser of Trellis on his ten-acre winery’s new Carriage House tasting room and sample the
Woodinville farm. He incorporates the freshly harvested Chaleur Estate Rouge, D2, Grand Ciel, and Doyenne vintages.
ingredients into his creative cuisine.
Patio complete with a ﬁre pit—perfect for gathering around all courses be made with wild mushrooms, or sourced from
at Happy Hour after a long soak in an oversized tub for no farther than 150 miles.
two.You may have trouble parting with your ﬂuffy bathrobe in There’s much to do and see in Woodinville apart from winery
order to get dressed for dinner at The Barking Frog, but it’s visits. If you love handcrafted beer, a tour and pub lunch at Red-
deﬁnitely worth the effort. Chef Bobby Moore has cooked at hook Ale Brewery is worth a stop. Just up the street is 15-acre
the James Beard House and offers guests a seasonally updated Molbak’s Nursery, the Northwest’s gardening mecca. If you want
menu that pairs marvelously with his eclectic wine list. Start to learn more about pairing food with wine, get hands-on expe-
dinner with Moore’s Grand Marnier Prawns—so good they rience in a half-day cooking class at Woodhouse Family Cellars.
never go off the menu. When you’re ready to taste wines, ask your concierge
for a special anniversary or birthday. National Geographic named
Still within the Willows compound is a restaurant perfect at either hotel for a map of choices. The selection of wineries is
diverse in Woodinville, but warm hospitality and wonderful
The Herbfarm Restaurant “The No. 1 Destination Restaurant wines await you at all. See the sidebar for some of my favorites,
in the World,” and it’s always a dining adventure, with and visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com to ﬁnd out more
changing themes that may require, for example, that about the area.
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Resources OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | 2010
Photography provided by Connor Homes/Jim Westphalen Photography.
11 Tasting Notes 24 Current-Day Camelot 34 A Jewel of a Room
Chappellet Vineyard & Winery Pineapple House Interior Design Rona Landman
St. Helena, California Atlanta, Georgia New York, New York
www.chappellet.com www.pineapplehouse.com www.ronalandmaninteriordesign.com
707-963-7136 404-897-5551 212-996-8171
18 Open-Loft Living 30 Curve Appeal 38 Early-American Beauty
Greg Wolfson Lori Carroll & Associates Connor Homes
Los Angeles, California Tucson, Arizona Middlebury, Vermont
www.gregwolfson.com www.loricarroll.com www.connorbuilding.com
213-422-0803 520-886-3443 802-382-9082
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