An Ode to Courtyards

An Ode to Courtyards

How do you turn your little concrete corner into a sacred space with some greenery?

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchens

Wine country living means outdoor living, which means outdoor kitchens.

Alternative Eco-Friendly Flooring

Alternative Eco-Friendly Flooring

Sustainable or eco-friendly flooring options can add warmth and reduce indoor pollution to your home. Consider these alternatives.

Granola

Granola

Sometimes in an afternoon lull, I reach for a fruity-nutty snack. This is a better alternative to the store-bought stuff because you can control the amount of sugar you add.

Wine Country Organic

Wine Country Organic

My design aesthetic is best described as “wine country modern organic.” A long name to describe clean lines, natural materials, and a casual calm.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Baskets made from natural materials like seagrass add beautiful and functional elements to your home.

Wine Country Kitchens

Wine Country Kitchens

A wine country kitchen is designed for gatherings.

Portugal’s Wine Country

Portugal’s Wine Country

Portugal is entirely a “wine country.”

Al Fresco Dining

Al Fresco Dining

It is one of the great pleasures of my life — to sit with friends over a casual meal outdoors near nature.

California Style

California Style

When I feel homesick, I reflect on the specifics of what I miss. It’s hard to pinpoint, except to say it is a certain casual, rustically elegant aesthetic of the primary wine country areas of California.