Friday, June 17, 2011

~3 lucky girls~

LONG post! 
So, as you may or may not know, my good friend Jodi and I went to California recently to visit this dear friend {the gorgeous Maria on the right}
On Friday, the day after flying in, we headed to Sonoma for a little antiquing.
We ended up at the most fabulous shop, Chateau Sonoma where we were greeted by the owner and glasses of wine.
We browsed for hours and sat in the sun sipping wine and talking.
Sarah, the lovely owner invited us back to her house for a little gala and we agreed.
Well, we had no idea we were going to be in for such a treat!
It turns out Sarah's house is used for a lot of the Pottery Barn catalog and Internet photo shoots. 
You can read about it here.
She was so sweet and let me take lots of photos and even opened up her home to us for the night.
So, here we are, and I'm about to take you on a fabulous tour of the most gorgeous house in Sonoma!
Her farmhouse was built in 1875 and they have renovated it but kept in keeping with the period.
Here is their kitchen complete with soapstone counter tops and Annie Sloan Chalk paint 
painted cabinets.
She mixes in antiques everywhere. 
They are breathtaking.
I must get myself one of these dish drying racks!
Everything was pretty neutral, but there was pops of color here and there.
To die for if you ask me!
You can tell they really use all the items on the counter on a daily basis.
Now, onto the living room. It sits just to the right of the entry.
The whole home is filled with floor to ceiling windows and plenty of light comes streaming in.
I heart this coffee table.
And, this lamp.

Looking at it from a different angle.
Opposite the living room, just to the left of the entry is Sarah's den.
Jumping to the master bath.
Details, details, details!
I never thought to fold my wash cloths into triangles!
Antique French lighting.
And antique French baskets.
Check out that floor!
I believe this was in a guest bedroom.
The entry.
The upstairs hallway to the bedrooms.
A sitting area in the upstairs hall.
This was in the entry to the master bedroom.
I did take photos but am leaving those out for their privacy.

Looking into the master bedroom.
This grand birdcage was in a guest room decorated in a vintage circus theme.
Same room, a little vignette on the dresser.

This enormous birdcage sat right outside one of the porches.
There is 5 acres of perfectly manicured grounds.
Just to the left is the pool where a lot of the Pottery Barn outdoor shots are taken.

Thanks for coming along on the tour.
I will be back tomorrow to show you the dining room in this home!
See you then!


paige said...

oh my goodness.
i need to reread this multiple times to allow all that goodness to settle in.

sonoma is my personal that charming town!

ps, thank you for your sweet word about praying for em xo

Karena said...

I just love all of these gorgeous images!! How fun to have this time together. I adore Sonoma!

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Ido said...

What an amazing home! I won't miss tomorrows post, thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Sounds like you girls had a fantastic day. The house tour was very facinating. I love the old birdcage in the guest room, wow so much detail work in that.

[email protected] Chaos Home said...

Lucky girls, indeed! How great to be able to visit such an amazing home. Thanks for sharing the photos :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sarah's home is simply incredible! Wow - and WOW again and again!! Can't tell you how long I've been on this post just drinking it all in....You are some lucky girls!!! Can't wait to see MORE! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Katy said...

totally beautiful! I think my favorite things I spied were the dish rack and the awesome coffee table! You were very lucky indeed :0) Blessings, Katy

The Little Red Shop said...

What a sweet adventure! Thank you for the tour, Melaine.

: )

Julie M.

laxsupermom said...

Wow! What a dream tour! You must have been pinching yourselves. Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

How much fun was that! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

xo kelley

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful time all of you must have had.

Rita's Recipes said...

Thanks for the tour. Lots of great pictures.I just wish that you had clicked on large to make them bigger. They are great eye candy.

under spanish moss said...

Beautiful rooms and vignettes. Such an inspiration!

Janine Marshall said...

Can't wait Melaine! I have been a reader of your blog for a while now, but have never commented. Thanks so much for sharing. Truly breathtaking photo's and what a generous homeowner to open their home and share. I have to say I think it was a lovely thing you did by not showing the main bedroom photo's for their privacy......we can just dream!!! Have a wonderful day.

Take care

Tasmania, Australia

[email protected] eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness what an awesome home!!

Unknown said...

These spaces truly take my breath away. What a wonderful property in a very special town. I love Sonoma, CA and this post makes this California girl a little homesick.

Starview Sonnet

Anne Lorys said...

What a glorius home!
I'm so glad you got to meet sweet Maria face to face.

Thank you big bunches for your lovely FB note to me today. XOXO

Anne said...

WOW!! That is a beautiful home!!! I love all the antiques - I would be in heaven!
Star Hughes Living

Kristy said...

I love the wall colors, wish i could find out the paint colors.

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