Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Nooks and Crannies Tour

The "nooks and crannies" tour begins with details of the bedrooms and their bathrooms, then the main living areas. I've tried to include close-up details in each room.
Some of these photos I've never before featured, and some you may recognize.

Above, is the pool house bedroom. It's a cozy little room, perched atop the pool house and subsequently has some fantastic views.

The bed is from Restoration Hardware and the accessories, including the bedside tables are either from the flea market or antique stores.

Downstairs, the bathroom also serves as a changing room for the pool and spa.

A pair of terry robes and spa slippers are at the ready.

There are two en suite bedrooms in the main house.
This one is upholstered in a lively linen stripe, giving it the atmosphere of a circus tent.

The linen headboard is from Pottery Barn, the bedside tables, alabaster lamps and accessories are vintage.

The tiny bathroom that services this bedroom packs a lot of punch in the small space.
It definitely qualifies as a nook and cranny!

Right next door is the "master" bedroom, only because it has a king bed and a larger bathroom.
The bed is from a local consignment store. The walls are also upholstered, this time in a taupe linen.

Both bathrooms have black granite countertops and black slate floors.
The shower and tub surrounds are tiled with extra large white subway tile.

Walls are a golden Venetian plaster.
Linen hand towels are from an estate sale.

Just outside both bedrooms is this odd little room. It could be an office, but I use it as a "reading room." Walls are also upholstered in taupe linen. The leather chair is from the local consignment store too. Faux bamboo table is vintage.

There is a powder room between the kitchen and mudroom.

This little zinc topped console from Wisteria fits perfectly in here, providing storage and staging opportunities. Right now, it holds lavender from the property.

We consider the bedroom in the guest cottage our master bedroom.

I love waking up here with the views from three French doors.

The dresser, lamp, floral print, books and bookends are all flea market finds.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a marble topped vanity from Restoration Hardware.

The shower curtain is made out of terry cloth, and the floors are raw concrete.

The sitting room in the front of the cottage can also serve as a bedroom.

The sofa is a hide-a-bed and came with the house. A brown floral kilim rug ties all the colors together.

A series of framed prints of Tuscany and Umbria hang above the sofa bed.

My favorite nook is in the kitchen!
The room is an octagon, so there are lots of angles to deal with.
The previous owners had a breakfast table here, but I decided this nook would be better enjoyed with two club chairs instead.
The table is an antique wine table which is large enough for the two of us to share dinner.

A pair of grape tole sconces found at the Hillsborough Antique Faire hang above the chairs.

The mudroom as staged for the photo shoot, qualifies as an entry of sort.
The antique settle came from Jimtown in Sonoma County.
Grape botanical prints are flea market finds.

I also framed a vintage feed sack that I found at Round Top.

In the dining room, an open door shows the view towards the olive trees.

A pair of sconces found at an antique store in Healdsburg hang on the wall.

A vintage oil painting hangs above the door, doing double duty, as it's hiding a little door to the furnace.

The dining room table, staged for the Tuscan Style photo shoot.

Hands down though, the pine hutch is my favorite nook and cranny in the dining room.
I love how Bonnie staged it....

...but I also love it the way I had it staged before.

Our favorite nook and cranny in the living room is by the fireplace.
We found a pair of distressed leather chairs with mohair cushions at Crate and Barrel, and they soon became our favorite chair--at least in this room!

This is where we sit in the winter, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the warmth of the fire.

Another pair of chairs, rescued from Goodwill, sit in the living room.
Originally, they were mauve leather, all ripped and torn. I had them reupholstered in Ralph Lauren leopard linen with nail heads. The drapes behind are green and cream stripe linen.

Without question though, the best part of Asti is outside.

Not only are there little nooks and crannies outside, but expansive views too.
Not to mention the plants and flowers and wildlife.
Coming up: "The Flora and Fauna Tour!"

I'm joining Sherry's Open House Party at No Minimalist Here.
I'm also joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays.

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Delores, what an awesome "nooks and crannies" tour! Every room is just wonderful! I love the relaxed feel of your home; and appreciate you for allowing us to see the rest. The magazine article was great!

Terri M said...

Thanks for the tour. My bags are packed and I'm ready for the week-end.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

r this wondeful tour of the nooks and crannies! I like how YOU staged the hutch even better than the photo shoot staging! Love the bathrooms, wish I could make a reservation to stay in the poolhouse:):) XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Delores, this home is what dreams are made of. What a perfect spot to enjoy the vistas of the wine country. Thanks for sharing your nooks and crannies. I might just setting in to one of those comfy chairs and read a bit. ;-)
Hugs ~ sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great to see more of your home again. I like the way you had the pine hutch filled better, but both look great.

Marlis said...

This was an awesome tour.. Yes, it's the icing on the cake. The article just wet your lips for this amazing look. I too love your hutch!! seeing it this up close and personal was certainly at the top of my list. Love both views, yours and Bonnie's. With your explanation, it's easier to imagine the layout, the feel and the beautiful views you have. The leather chairs make the room look for lived in. Used. Enjoyed. Less formal. I love your look. You have a wonderful eye for the exquisite.. Thank you so much for this. I'm just tickled!! xo marlis

Calypso In The Country said...

You have such a beautiful home. Visiting your blog always makes me happy!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just breathtaking, that view from the window looks like a painting, and I'm totally in love with that pale leopard linen on the chairs!

Kathysue said...

Omgoodness, can it get any better than this. What a beautifully appointed home with amazing views. A perfect home for a lovely lady, xo kathysue

NanaDiana said...

Delores- I'd say you have some pretty gorgeous nooks and crannies there! Beautiful have a great eye for detail. Love it-xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I loved getting a close up of all your homes "nooks and crannies"!!

jessica said...

Oh wow. This is stunning!! I never really thought much about Tuscan style before {I have a lot to learn!} I LOVE it!!

Beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful eye candy :)


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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing all of your nooks and crannies with us. The tour was fantastic. Beautiful home!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a beautiful home and the tour was fantastic. I so enjoyed all the nooks and crannies. Hugs, Marty

Barbara from MA said...

Loved the tour! Those chairs upholstered in the Ralph Lauren leopard fabric are to die for! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous Asti home.

Lori said...

Thanks, there is no way I would ever leave this sanctuary. You are a lucky couple.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! You have lovely nooks and crannies....what a stunning home you have decorated to perfection.

Toni said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.....what a wonderful place to escape to!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! OK, let me catch my breathe. Wow! You have an incredibly awesome home, actually it's a second home, right? Your have decorated every nook and cranny to perfection.

- The Tablescaper

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Karena said...

Delores what a treat. I love so many of your design details that I can see we share much of the same taste!

The multiple areas to relax with a glass of wine, read, and just enjoy are just a marvel, as is the view!

Art by Karena

for the love of a house said...

one word... beautiful!!!!

Antique Style said...

Fantastic! How delightful to see the thought that went into your selections... It really is beautiful and comfortable.

I could move right in!

Karen said...

What a beautiful home you have. I love your accessorizing and have been inspired by several vignettes you've shared on your blog to borrow the idea for my own home, thank you.

Table Escapes said...

D-Lo, as Ashley affectionately refers to you.....
I haven't commented in a while but have absolutely loved every post...on today's, Love the striped upholstered walls.and lack of can be so hard for me to edit! Just bought the Tuscan issue on eBay as amazon doesn't sell it plus I live in the sticks! Happy New Year to you & yours

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS!!! And I do like your hutch better the way you had it. Lovely tour, thank you so much. Great nooks & crannies.

Deserae said...

It was so much fun to see all the nooks and are so sweet to take us all on a little tour and share them with us :o)Your dining room is gorgeous and I just adore your grain sack chairs!!!!

Victoria said...

I love it all, Delores. Thanks for giving the tour. Your location is fabulous. It must be a joy to sit outside and soak up that view...idyllic.
All the best...Victoria

Unknown said...

I love your nooks and crannies! I want to come and sit in each room! Very comfy!
Blessings My Friend,

Linda said...

Finally was able to get out and pick up a copy of Tuscan Style. Beautiful! Only one complaint... not enough pictures of your gorgeous home! Congratulations.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Thanks for sharing more of your gorgeous home at my party. Every nook and crannie is beautifully decorated.

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet words! xoso Sandy

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Delores, I have just spent a very enjoyable hour scrolling back and forth through your blog to see a lot of posts I have missed. I somehow missed that your beautiful Asti home was published! I'm not surprised, but how exciting. I loved this tour and see every beautiful feature. Your daughter's wedding looked like so much fun, and I scrolled through your year of tablescapes at least 3times - all of them were gorgeous! I refuse to feel sorry for you, because you've had sunshine every day!! laurie

Melissa said...

I love this post because it allows everyone else to get a real feel for the place, which can be hard to do with just the "big" pictures. Well done, Mom!

AntiqueChase said...

How did I miss this post. everything is gorgeous.

Patty Rumaker said...

Oh, what a wonderful tour you have given us. I so enjoyed looking at all of your spaces. I love the house itself as well as all the furnishings within. You have a lovely home, it seems to have a quietness about it.
Thanks, Patty

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