California Wine Country: Interior Design, Architecture, and Style

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The first book to celebrate Wine Country lifestyle and interiors, California Wine Country offers an intimate tour of the ease and elegance that prospers amidst the vineyards and lush hillsides of the California wine-growing regions. Best-selling style writer Diane Dorrans Saeks walks the personal, memorable, and inspiring homes and hideaways of more than twenty-five Wine Country homeowners -- including an apple orchardist, a painter, a chef, an architect, and a gardener -- as they enjoy the seasonal splendor of ...
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Overview

The first book to celebrate Wine Country lifestyle and interiors, California Wine Country offers an intimate tour of the ease and elegance that prospers amidst the vineyards and lush hillsides of the California wine-growing regions. Best-selling style writer Diane Dorrans Saeks walks the personal, memorable, and inspiring homes and hideaways of more than twenty-five Wine Country homeowners -- including an apple orchardist, a painter, a chef, an architect, and a gardener -- as they enjoy the seasonal splendor of outdoor dining, vine-covered vistas, sun-dappled interiors, and the spectacular surroundings of a region where lifestyle marries landscape. One of the most popular travel destinations on the West Coast, the Sonoma-Napa countryside is esteemed for its natural beauty and casually luxurious way of life. Throughout the region, and from the Anderson Valley to the vineyards of Santa Barbara, uniquely decorated homes are treasured for their architecture, seclusion, and unparalleled setting. Saeks visits nearly thirty such houses, including a renovated farmhouse and barn; a rustic family home amidst a walnut orchard; and a dreamy lakeside "tent" home in Sonoma. With more than two hundred beautiful color photographs, California Wine Country brilliantly captures the spirit and flavor of the Wine Country way of life.
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By Cathleen Medwick

Diane Dorrans Saeks and photographer AlanWeintraub spent almost a year researching this understandably convivial book. Wine country has become a chic address for vintners as well as for fast-rooting nongrowers. House styles range from a hand-hewn barn whisked from the New Hampshire hills to the Santa Ynez valley to a colonial Australian farmhouse in Los Olivos. Interiors, whether rustic or refined, inevitably offer a place to sit and drink in the glories of the land.

This book takes us on a tour of some of the unique homes in the California Wine Country. With gorgeous photos by Alan Weintraub and an introduction by Robert Mondavi, we explore the interiors of 25 retreats. California Wine Country

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811815017
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Dorrans Saeks is the California editor for Metropolitan Home, the interior design editor for PaperCity, the San Francisco correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, and a frequent contributor to national and international design publications. She

Alan Weintraub has published his photographs in numerous architectural and design publications.

Robert Mondavi is the founder of Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    A design book to cherish!

    I purchased this book years ago. I still pick it up every time I have a meeting with a painter, architect or am on my way to look for furniture. The homes are just beautiful, but in a very friendly, inviting style. The background detail on how elements in each design came to be really helps even the completely unskilled (like myself) pull off some heartwarming finishes to your own home. An added bonus is the detailed contact information on some of the beautiful artwork found in the book.

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