Library by Cathleen Gouveia
No books? No worries. San Francisco designer Cathleen Gouveia conceived the library “not as a conventional reading space, but as a place for greeting guests and enjoying a glass of wine immediately after entering the Cardinale Estate Home.” Still, her design bears ample evidence of erudition. “My inspiration was the materiality of the winemaking process,” she explains. “The design celebrates the dichotomy between wood and stainless steel [used in the winery’s oak casks and steel tanks]. The 19th-century French antiques and artifacts provide an abstract narrative of the wine-making process.”
See more of the library on the following slide.
Interior design: Cathleen Gouveia, Cathleen Gouveia Design, P.O. Box 1033, Tiburon, CA 94920; 415/203-8663, gouveiadesign.com.
Wall finish (custom, “Veneziano Bi-Colore Grassello”): Venetian Walls, 415/812-8119, venetianwalls.com.
Ceiling paint (“Arrowroot” #29-32): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
Window shades (custom): Hartmann & Forbes, 888/582-8780, hfshades.com.
Chandelier (custom “Matawi Chandelier,” by Emanuel Morez): Wroolie & Co., 415/863-8815, wroolie.com.
Area rug (Himalayan hand-knotted wool): Stephanie Odegard Collection, 415/252-7917, stephanieodegard.com.
Wooden-armed chair (antique): Almond Hartzog, 415/355-1200, almondhartzog.com.
Round ottoman (“Couture Ottoman,” by Raymond Waites #5002-05); ottoman fabric (“Bauer”/Cream #397-001); ottoman fringe (“Bullion Fringe”): Lane Venture, 828/328-2271, laneventure.com.
Throw (cashmere): Anthem, 415/440-6500, anthemsf.com.
Bench under window (custom, “Sisi” reclaimed bench): Dekayu Home, 415/626-1888, dekayuhome.com.
Tray on bench (“Rectangle Tray with Handles” #964.9); tray on coffee table (“Rectangle Tray with Handles” #964.3); hourglass on side table (“Pewter Round Hourglass” #1071-0): Match, 201/792-9444, match1995.com.
Vase on side table (“River Vase” #5821, by Rogaska); champagne flutes on coffee table (by Rogaska); decanter on coffee table (“Groove Decanter” #5582, by Rogaska): Gumps, 415/982-1616, gumps.com.
Floor lamp (“Pendulum Floor Lamp”): Sonoma Country Antiques, 707/938-8315, sonomaantiques.com.
Coffee table (by Gulassa & Co.): Sloan Miyasato, 800/783-1398, sloanm.com.
Pair of chairs: custom.
Chair fabric (“Oxford”/Moon #A3174430, by Casamance & Co.): Shears & Window, 415/621-0911, shearsandwindow.com.
Round table between chairs (one-of-a-kind petrified wood): Palecek, 510/236-7730, palecek.com.