Winters Victorian Farmhouse Inspirations


This home has Victorian farmhouse roots. Adding a touch of gingerbread and color are key elements to restoring this home into the jewel of the block.

The existing front door is not appropriate for the style of this home. I found this perfect replacement door at my local salvage shop. With a quick strip, patch and paint this “new” door will add instant curb appeal.


The kitchen cleaned up beautifully.



Ann Carrington Inspired

Art: UK artist Anne Carrigton, Wallpaper: and, and Swedish pewter chandelier c/o

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Scott Alley, San Francisco, CA

Spa bathroom update for this SOMA vacation home.

Centra 30″ Single Bathroom Vanity for Undermount Sinks by Wyndham Collection – Gray Oak. www.modernbathroom .com

List Price $1,050.00

Your Price $824.00 + 175.00 manmade white stone top (no faucet)

Grohe 32216 Essence One Hole Bathroom Faucet


$349.00 49% Off


Honed hex marble tile


Polished limestone floor to ceiling behind vanity and behind medicine cabinet mirror.

Shower Surround

Matte Finished oyster white subway tile

Grohe 35010 Concetto Pressure Balanced Valve Shower Trim Set


$219.00 49% Off

Pillar 12″ x 36″ Recessed Medicine Cabinet by Jensen


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Fireplace – Contemporary Farmhouse Winters

The existing fireplace was drab and uninteresting. Adding an oversized mantle created a much needed anchor in this open concept home. The glass subway tile is an updated classic that reflects light from the adjacent French doors.


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Fountain – Contemporary Farmhouse Project

I picked up this piece of architectural salvage for around $50. It was the base of a column from a demolished building and is made of gazed terracotta. I inverted the piece to create an infinity edge and the tranquil flow of water.

The existing walkway needed to be replaced so I took the opportunity to change the flow of traffic. The circular path slows guests down and encourages them to appreciate the garden.



There seems to be a new variety of iris in bloom every time I visit the property during spring and summer.


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Nature Inspired

Console by Ralph Pucci, Leather Swivel in Peacock from Horchow, color Benjamin Moore.


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Wine Country Manufactured Home Transformation

Turn boring “Before” into Country Chic.


Replace windows and provide access to patio living area.


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Victorian Farmhouse Inspired

My third project home in Winters, CA is located just steps off Main Street.

It appears that the original structure predates the 1936 public record. Over the years this home has undergone “upgrades” that I plan to remove. My intention is to restore this old farmhouse while ensuring it functions well for modern living.

What is underneath all that vinyl siding? Stay tuned for updates… this home needs everything!



Almond Drive, Winters, CA

Contemporary Farmhouse in Almond Country!

The exterior will be painted Benjamin Moore White Wisp… not too cold or too bright for this sunny façade.

I found these Smith & Hawkin sconces on and will use them to support the Contemporary Farmhouse vibe we intend to achieve with this renovation. It’s always preferable that the exterior of a home is representative of what’s inside so we have some work to do.

The kitchen will be reconfigured and updated with white cabinetry, gray countertops and, of course, new appliances.

The dividing wall will be removed for an open concept and provide for peninsula seating.

The fireplace will become a focal point in this space. The hallway entrances (one opposite not shown) will get a special treatment to help them look less tall, narrow, and out of scale.

The nasty laminate, carpet, vinyl, and dated white tile flooring will be replaced throughout the home with wide plank limed oak. Always lay flooring oriented to the longest (not as shown below) dimension of the room for the best impact. Having a consistent flooring material will be key to transforming this fixer house a warm home.


Originally this house had a glass sliding door which was replaced by an even cheaper set of cheap French doors. The panes in these doors won’t compliment our Contemporary Farmhouse re-vision. The solution will be to replace the doors and adjacent windows with double patio doors. The new doors will swing out on to an outdoor living area while providing for more usable living space inside.


Lots of fun updating ahead but time to demo and de-peach this gem!


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Spring Rush Dinnerware Inspired Dining Room

Beekman 1802 Tabletop at Target!

Unfortunately my Spring Rush Dinnerware settings are on back-order because I didn’t pounce quickly enough. This pattern is just enough whimsy for the contemporary farmhouse in Winters. I’ll pair it with an old Dansk set I’ve had stored away for years to create a perfect tabletop for this home.

Josh and Brent built their business, Beekman 1802, from nothing but lack of other options. When they were knocked to their knees (recession) the duo pushed up their sleeves and got to work. Earlier this year I spent a week in Cuba with Josh and Brent on Beekman’s Trip of Lifetime. I love these guys and love it when I’m able to incorporate their creations in my projects.

Glassware: New Artland Artland Savanah Bubble DOF, 11 oz.Plum // Table: Belle Maison francaise // Claymore Bistro Chair

I’ll have no choice but to be patient awaiting my Spring Rush Dinnerware. That doesn’t mean I can’t collect a few more vintage transferware pieces while I wait!


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