Villa Nel Bosco in Glen Ellen, CA
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:45PM

I spent much of 2011 furnishing an event and vacation rental in beautiful Sonoma County, CA.  I began in March just when the mustard was blooming in full cadmium throughout the winter vineyards and over the rolling hills - stunning.


I started with interesting furniture finds like a solid hand carved teak dining table from Bali and some mid century french club chairs, installed a pool and patio, bocce court and fire pit. Put a new face on a bathroom, and built an outdoor shed and shower out of salvaged materials found in Petaluma and some shutters found on the side of the road.

Turned a deck into a romantic sleeping porch and designed my own light fixtures I like to call movable sconces.

Made box spring covers out of men's Italian suit fabrics and commisioned Pennsylvania artist Katherine James to create some whimsical artwork which we suspended from a primitive pulley system.



Picked out wood from the Reuse People in Oakland to build a portly outdoor dining table, found and installed some hulking old library doors to close off a bedroom and used bolts and bolts of burlap. You can see the complete home and rent Villa Nel Bosco for your next vacation here.




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