Elevated Mood

Napa Valley, California

Architect: Signum Architecture
Construction: Method Homes and
Fairweather & Associates
Photographer: Bruce Damonte

Unexpected colors, bespoke furnishings, and evocative photography enhance the minimalist architecture of this Calistoga getaway. Large windows frame striking views and natural textures of the surrounding hillsides, cocooning the home with a calming sense of retreat.

The client’s art collection— including works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Edward Burtynsky, Leo Villareal, and Laurie Simmons—called for a muted palette that lets the artwork speak for itself. Commensurate in tone, the furniture, lighting, installations and housewares are as original and rare as their counterparts on the walls.

Subtle nods to design history are apparent in every room of the house through custom pieces that reflect and elevate the client’s sensibilities and vintage pieces from favorite designers. A custom wood counter was designed to cut into the island at a diagonal, inviting people to gather and stay. A ceramic backsplash inspired by concentric crop circles evokes vinyl records, connecting to the client’s love of music.

The client’s art collection— including works by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Edward Burtynsky, Leo Villareal, and Laurie Simmons—called for a muted palette that lets the artwork speak for itself. Commensurate in tone, the furniture, lighting, installations and housewares are as original and rare as their counterparts on the walls.

Subtle nods to design history are apparent in every room of the house through custom pieces that reflect and elevate the client’s sensibilities and vintage pieces from favorite designers. A custom wood counter was designed to cut into the island at a diagonal, inviting people to gather and stay. A ceramic backsplash inspired by concentric crop circles evokes vinyl records, connecting to the client’s love of music.

Architect: Signum Architecture
Construction: Method Homes and
Fairweather & Associates
Photographer: Bruce Damonte