ina’s napa valley rental + a love of 5-inch cabinet pulls

My love for Ina Garten knows no bounds; I have yet to try a recipe of hers that hasn’t turned out amazingly well and I love the peeks of her Hamptons home in each episode as much as I love all of her food!  Last year, she filmed a series in a rented home in Napa Valley and I was instantly smitten with the classic black and white kitchen; I especially LOVED the five inch, oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls.  They actually sparked a month-long obsession over whether or not oversize handles would look just as fabulous in my own kitchen (which, I will admit, was heavily influenced by Ina’s when we built!) 

So, when a couple episodes aired again over Christmas break, I fell in love with the kitchen all over again and thought I’d see if I could find some more pictures of the property.  Turns out, I wasn’t the only one with an interest; Boxwood Terrace blog tracked down photos of the house from Mint Locations, a company that represents properties in Northern California for movies and TV, and surprisingly, it is also featured in one of the Cottage Style books a few years ago!  Here are a few snaps of the gorgeous property:

A classic black and white exterior is simple but stunning and gives a hint at the loveliness that is to come inside:

Peeking into the dining room, with its wall-to-wall glassfront cabinetry, is more like an extension of the kitchen.  I love the mini subway tile backsplash and butcher block island countertop:

Anyone who cooks regularly knows that nothing is as important in your kitchen as a good layout, and this one is perfect for cooking and entertaining.  I love the double doors that open right onto the patio, soapstone (or maybe honed granite?) countertops and how about those 5 inch cabinet pulls? Heaven…

The cabinetry in the dining room really makes the whole space for me – interest and storage all in one.  And I love the rustic table paired with a glamorous crystal chandelier:

All that greenery just steps away from the kitchen is so charming and a great place to usher guests (who always end up in the kitchen, anyway!).  It also makes the cook feel like they are part of the party, too:

A view of the other side of the kitchen.  The shelving under the stairs is another great use of space and I love what appears to be a chalkboard fronted sub-zero fridge, as well as an antique, marble-topped extension of the island:

The outside is just as lovely; flagstone pavers and a pergola-covered eating area is my idea of a dream patio:

How charming is this seating area in front of a guest (or maybe pool?) house:

A weathered teak dining set and a simple, rustic pendant light in the eating area are beautiful compliments to all the greenery:

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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  1. ovbal on January 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Lovely house! Great environment with trees surrounding.

  2. Kelly Stivers on January 13, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Ovbal – I think the grounds are as lovely as the interiors!

  3. Elizabeth Burns on January 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Love all things Ina! She came to Santa Barbara last year and did a lecture….fascinating lady! I also own all of her cookbooks and her recipes are my go to for a delicious no fail meal. Thank you for sharing her Napa rental!

  4. Kelly Stivers on January 14, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Elizabeth – I would love to meet her! She's so laid back and sweet, you just know it would be such a delight! (And it wouldn't hurt to have a tour of her barn!) 😉

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