How to Cultivate Wine-Country Style at Home
There’s just something about wine country. Warm sun, vines rustling in the breeze, Old-World architecture; a calm elegance that captures the very essence of the good life. Wander the grounds at DeLille Cellars (14208 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond; 425.489.0544; delillecellars.com) and you are transported to a lush Napa Valley estate or grand European chateau. Drinking in such sublime surroundings, makes one want to cultivate a vineyard lifestyle of one’s very own.
Ready to sample some vineyard-inspired design options? For custom-made furnishings with wine-country flair, check out local craftsman John Kettman’s beautifully rustic walnut and elmwood tables and benches at Masins (10708 Main St., Bellevue; 425.450.9999; masins.com) and the versatile elegance of the Idaho Falls-based Farmhouse Collection’s chests and cabinets (perfect for fashionable wine-storage and display), available through the Dixon Group (trade only, Seattle Design Center, 5701 Sixth Ave. S, Seattle; 206.767.4454; thedixongroup.net). Fun, funky pieces constructed of old wooden planks with cast-iron accents abound at Anthropologie (multiple locations, including The Shops at the Bravern, 1111 NE Eighth St., Bellevue; 425.451.7171; anthropologie.com), along with a lovely collection of fine-wine-worthy etched glassware.
An exquisite array of European wine-country inspired antiques and accessories can be found at Rosa Mundi’s (14525 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville; 206.806.1732; rosamundis.com). For fabulous finishing touches, such as linens and French-country décor tabletop items, that would be at home in any vineyard villa, Maison de France (1950 130th Ave. NE, Bellevue; 425.688.1078; maisondefrance.com) is a definite must stop.
Now raise your glass and toast to your wine-country style. Cheers!
John Stevens (email@example.com) owns Regents House boutiques inside Masins Fine Furnishings stores.
Products pictured: Farmhouse Collection cabinet from the Dixon Group. John Kettman’s walnut dining table and bench from Masins. Antique picnic basket, walnut cutlery tray, brass stand, earthenware wine cooler, majolica pitchers and floral plates from Rosa Mundi’s. French landscape painting and figural wall brackets from Regents House. Wine and cheese patterned linens and crystal decanter from Maison de France. DeLille’s celebrated D2 Bordeaux-style blend is paired with Anthropologie’s delicately etched wine glass, Spode “fleur de lis” plate and walnut cutlery tray from Rosa Mundi’s. A 19th-century French landscape painting from Regents House. Antique French Quimper pottery plates and English majolica pitcher from Rosa Mundi’s.