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Cheese Barn Master Bedroom & Boudoir

2014 Napa Valley Showhouse 
Cheese Barn Master Bedroom & Boudoir
Kari McIntosh Dawdy,
Kari McIntosh Design, karimcintoshdesign.com

The bedroom and boudoir are appointed with a certain philosophy: that beauty, comfort and nature are essential in life. Inspired by John Caldwell’s colorful tales of bringing cuttings from Burgundy, France, the cheese barn’s master suite is imagined as a boutique guest house in French wine country.

Exposed rock and plastered walls evoke the countryside; in particular, the boudoir’s fern-motif walls capture the nature found just outside the charming space. Romantic linens framing the bed are reminiscent of cheese cloth—an homage to the history of this room in which cheese and butter were made and stored during the war. There is a certain simplicity in the wood-and-steel bedside tables, the clean-lined Parsons bed, and the natural color palette to balance the romanticism. Iconic equine art, Cam The Arabian by Peter Samuels, showcases the majesty and strength of a beloved animal. Perhaps the folk tramp art chaise, mirror, and frames were created by vineyard hands a hundred years ago, humbly collected here.

Luxurious linens, wine, and refreshments are laid out in vintage hotel silver, and antique objects unfold in layers to provide the ultimate comforts for guests in the bedroom. The boudoir presents an intimate retreat for dressing and relaxation to prepare for—and find tranquility after—a day of exploring fine wine caves and vineyards of the Napa Valley.

Photography: John Merkl
Designer Portrait: Victor M Samuel

Decorative Painting: Caroline Lizarraga
Lighting: Circa Lighting
Original Artwork by Peter Samuels: Coup D'Etat, San Francisco
Roman Shades and Drapery: The Shade Store Hotel
Silver: Sonoma Country Antiques
Alpaca Throw: St. Frank
Bedding and Robes: Coyuchi
Antique Dhurrie Rug, Turkish Pillows: Pierre Lafond
Hide Rug: Maison K
Headboard, Boudoir Chair: Restoration Hardware
Bedside Tables: West Elm
Round Jute Rug: Serena & Lily
Tramp Art, Chaise, Vintner’s Table, Column, Antique Linens, Vintage Luggage: Private Collection
Plaster: Thill Plaster
Heated Floors: Nuheat Industries
Paint: C2 Paint
Paint Contractor: Charles Ruffner Painting
Switch and Outlet Plates: Rocky Mountain Hardware