ISSUE 42  |  Oenophile Style

House Call: Hourglass Winery Guest House

October 22, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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When Jeff and Carolyn Smith bought Hourglass vineyards in the Napa Valley, just north of Saint Helena, they preserved the 1850s farmhouse that sat on the property as a guest house. Carolyn, who has a deeply discerning eye for design, decided to "gently renovate" the house, as she puts it. She began by painting the interior completely in white (floor included) using Benjamin Moore's Super White. A veteran of high/low style, Carolyn mixed handcrafted pieces from a favorite glassblower, Michael Anchin, with thrift-shop finds. "I basically used stuff that was given to me, was in my garage, or came from Ikea," she says. Photography by Mimi Giboin.

Above: The exterior is painted army green with a gun-metal door.

Above: A wicker chaise from Ikea and a vintage child's chair.

Above: Michael Anchin's glass pieces are on display in the built-in shelving units.

Above: Tolix chairs from DWR paired with a striped rug and wicker pendant from Ikea.

Above; The bench in the master bedroom is covered with a striped Ikea rug.

Above: Carolyn outfitted the bedroom with a wrought-iron bed (a gift from a friend); a rustic grainsack pillow and a sheepskin throw add texture.

Above: The guest house overlooks the Hourglass vineyards and the mountains beyond.