Design Project: An Absolutely Stunning Home in Sonoma’s Wine Country

Forget about the gorgeous swimming pool and fire-pit, we're lusting over the pantry, boot room, laundry room, wine room, his AND hers studies, the home bar and ping pong room...


A newly retired couple’s custom built home in the heart of Sonoma’s wine country. While the house was being built it was nearly lost in the devastating wildfires in Sonoma County in 2017. The owner took a new approach to this home and worked with Angus | McCaffrey to curate an almost entirely new art collection just for this home. The owner is fond of colour and the brief was to incorporate fun notes and still nod to the landscape while not letting the country vibes rule the design decisions. There are his and hers home offices plus a separate study, living and dining spaces, a large open plan kitchen plus a pantry, laundry room, boot room and wine cellar. The husband is a competitive ping pong player in his spare time so a space that could be dedicated to that was a must. The ‘barn’ holds a guest suite, a kitchen for entertainment and even has space for ping pong practice.


Enter the home through a Crittall-style glass door that floods this entrance hall with natural light. The foxed mirror bounces light around the room and adds aged elegance.

Get the look: Console – Uhuru. Custom Antiqued Mirror installation by Paige Glass. Atlas Lantern from Formations. Custom window treatments in Presidio Classics. Brass Hardwick Table Lamps from Vaughan Designs.

The pink from the antique Gustavian bench complements the warm tones of the Alex Katz artwork.

Get the look: Antique Gustavian Bench from 1st Dibs w/custom cushion in Perennials Rough n Rowdy Watermelon. Artwork – Alex Katz.


The entrance hall opens directly into a large open-plan living and dining room, with the kitchen tucked just behind it.

Get the look: Custom sofas. Custom Rug by Cal Carpets in Custom Blue, Dark Blue and Green Geometric. Marble side tables by Wisteria. Bergere Chairs by Dennis & Leen in Nobilis Dolly. Coffee Table by Carole Gratale. Custom Pillows in Dark Blue & Turquoise romo. Rhombus Floor Lamps by Trans Luxe

The crisp black framing of the windows punctuates the white palette, while pops of blue and green add vibrant colour.

An original, signed artwork by Damien Hirst hangs on the wall. The small green sideboard complements the green armchairs.

Get the look: Green Lacquer Console by Regeneration. Artwork – Damien Hirst Kaleidoscope Painting.

Exposed wooden beams add a rustic element. An original artwork by  Roy Lichtenstein, titled Crying Girl, makes an interesting feature between the living and dining space.

Get the look: Artwork by Roy Lichtenstein. Custom serving console designed by Angus-McCaffrey and built by Tom Sellars.


Separated by a serving console is the dining area, which flows into the kitchen and breakfast area.

Get the look: Dining Chairs from Michael Taylor Designs – Teak “Klismos” Chair w/ Edelman Leather cushions. Custom Dining Table – Studio Roper. Formations candle sticks. Art – Chuck Close.


The living and dining area open up completely, connecting to the terrace and pool area.

Get the look: Lounge Chairs – Restoration hardware Umbrellas – Restoration hardware Lounge Pillows – Custom pillows in Quadrille’s Nairobi on Suncloth/Navy on white White Outdoor Zig-Zag Tables from Serena & Lily.

There’s an outdoor covered lounge, too, with a fire pit.

Get the look: Couches & Lounge Chairs – Restoration Hardware. Round Outdoor Side Tables w/white glazed ceramic top from Mecox. Custom pillows in perennials fabric.


A masculine office is upholstered in a smart, dark fabric.

Get the look: Custom Rug by Stark Carpet. Desk Chair client’s own upholstered in Cowtan and Tout Blakeney in Natural. Fabric walls upholstered in Jane Churchill Crispin in Dark Blue. Table Lamp by Arteriors.

The artwork brightens the space and lightens the mood.

Get the look: Custom Rug by Stark Carpet. Lounge chairs from A. Rudin upholstered in Quadrille brown Zig Zag. Fabric walls upholstered in Jane Churchill Crispin in Dark Blue. Art – Emil Kosa Jr., Contentment Valley.


In contrast, the wife’s office is light, bright and airy, and top-to-toe in subtle blush tones.

Get the look: Wallpaper: Schumacher Chinoise Palais in Blush Conch. Chairs: wisteria in Perennials Sutherland. Table: Made Goods. Carpet: custom from California Carpets.


Bright fuschia sofas lift the mood in the library / TV den.

Get the look: Custom sofas by Hardesty Dwyer in Sorbet Mohair by Clark & Clarke. Custom pillows “Labyrinth” in Coral, Orchid and Jim Thompson Royal Gold Silk in Empire Gold. Custom Leather ottomans in Spinneybeck “Acqua” Leather. Library Bent Arm Wall Sconces – Restoration Hardware. Zebra Rug – client’s own.


The same colour palette that features in the husband’s study continues in the hallway cloakroom.

Get the look: Antique Bagues Sconces from 1st Dibs. Antique Mirror – 1st Dibs. Vanity – clients own decoratively painted finish by Katherine Jacobus.


A brightly coloured worktop offers a modern contrast to the wood kitchen cabinets, and makes a refreshing feature.

Get the look: Cubic Lantern Pendants. Formations Counter Stools. white washed wicker from Made Goods Plumbing. Waterworks Henry Lavastone. Blue de Chine from Sue Fisher King. Custom Hood by Steel Cherry. Over sink sconce lighting by Urban Electric Patinated Stone Urns with Antiqued oyster shell Detail flank the stove from formations

A window above the sink area slides all the way open, connecting the space to the outdoors.


A custom banquette offers an informal diner-like breakfast nook.

Get the look: Custom Banquette – seat in Edelman Leather, back in Perennials Rough Copy. Custom pillows in Perennials Rough n Rowdy w/ pink boxed paneling. Custom pillows in Secret Garden Limon from Raoul Textiles w/ Samuel and Sons french piping in Lemon Grass Green. Custom Lavastone table top in custom chartreuse colorway w/ Custom table base designed by Angus | McCaffrey and made by Steel Cherry. Cafe Bistro Chairs from Serena & Lily. Carlyn Double Hanging Lantern in White from Urban Electric.


The kitchen connects to a large walk-in pantry and boot room.

Get the look: Custom Bistro shelving by Steel Cherry. Henry plumbing by waterworks. Backsplash tile – Sonoma Tileworks 3” x 6” Stellar in “Aquarius”. Lighting – Lucia flushmounts by Cedar & Moss.

The boot room features an area that’s dedicated to gardening, flower cutting and potted plants.

Get the look: Custom bench in durable outdoor fabric. Counters and backspash in Pietra Grigio (slate) stone. Henry plumbing by Waterworks.


The kitchen cloakroom is enveloped in vibrant blue.

Get the look: Sconces from Currey and Company. Round Fornasetti Mirror from Barneys. Custom integrated stone sink in Donatella Stone. Waterworks Henry plumbing. Custom decorative painting by Katherine Jacobus.


Benjamin Moore’s ‘Bird of Paradise’ red walls in the laundry room continue onto the ceiling. Simple white cabinetry keeps the space calm.

Get the look: Tile from Country Floors – Barcela Honed Ingot Cement Tiles. Backspash – Field Tile in “Salsa” from Waterworks. Lighting – Pendants from Cedar & Moss with opal globe. Paint colour – Benjamin Moore “Bird of Paradise”.


There’s even a wine room, with smart, leather drawer pulls and illuminated cabinets.

Get the look: Leather Tab Pulls by Walnut Studio. Lighting from YLighting. Antique Mirror sourced from Sonoma Country Antiques. Wine racks from vintage view.


The master bedroom features a calming palette of blues and greens.

Get the look: Artwork – Contentment Island by Helen Frankenthaler. Bed – Custom w/Fortuny Fabric fabricated by Jovina’s Upholstery. Nightstands from Eloquence in Gustavian White.

French doors open onto the terrace and lead out towards the swimming pool.

Get the look: Custom Jansen Armchairs by Hardesty Dwyer in Veneto Neutral colorway Soft French Green Tinted. Custom Ottoman by Hardesty Dwyer in Myung Jin Mohair in Frost.


His and hers sinks are divided by a dressing table area.

Get the look: Daneen Lantern from Mecox. Soho DweLED sconces from YLighting. Chair – Metaliano – Franc Chair. Custom Cavallo Mirrors from Soane in Silver Leaf finish.

A marble shelf in the walk-in marble shower doubles up as a seat.

Get the look: Plumbing – Henry by Waterworks.


The guest room is decorated in the same palette.

Get the look: Art – William Wegman (Weimaraner).

The walls are custom painted by Katherine Jacobus.

Get the look: Custom chair – Duralee. painting is of Robert Louis Stevenson’s house by Emily Shotwell Goeller. Custom drapery – by Riitta Herwitz Design Support.

The blue mirror in the ensuite continues the colour scheme and adds a fun touch.

Get the look: Blue Mirror from Oomph online. Bathroom Sconces – Dewey Sconce from Waterworks


There’s a second guest room too, featuring a more colourful design.

Get the look: Headboard – Custom by Jovina’s Upholstery. Wicker bench – Mecox. Custom decorative wall paint by Katherine Jacobus.


The barn is a real highlight, and features ample space for entertaining.

Get the look: Custom Zinc counter in La Bastille. Custom Cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore Stone Cutter. Tri-Pendants over island by Jak W. Brown Saddle Leather Counter Stools from West Elm.

Plus, of course, the promised ping-pong area.

Get the look: Brown Saddle Leather Counter Stools from West Elm. Art – Mr. Brainwash & Shepard Fairey.


The powder room / cloakroom is enveloped in a similar vibrant blue shade as the other powder rooms.

Get the look: Integrated stone sink. Wall color – Benjamin Moore “Newberg Green”. Lighting and plumbing from Resortation hardware. Mirror – Ballard Designs.


The guest suite has a different look altogether, and ties in beautifully with its barn surroundings.

Get the look: Art – Caio Fonseca. Pillows clarence house greek key fabric. Bedding – Serena & Lily. Lamp – Wayfair. Bed – Williams Sonoma. Rug – Restoration Hardware. Bench – Mecox.


The barn boasts a vegetable and reflection garden, designed by landscape gardener Paul Rozanski.

The grounds surrounding the main house are similarly manicured. There’s also an area to play French boulle.

PHOTOGRAPHER: James Carriere

Interior Design – Angus | McCaffrey Interior Design

Architect – George Bevan, Bevan & Associates

Builder – Landers Curry, Inc.

Landscape – Paul Rozanski

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