THE RED POLE BARN AT ROUND POND
I am happy to be participating in the annual Napa Valley Barn Tour this weekend. It is hosted by Preservation Napa Valley www.preservationnapavalley.org/upcomingevents/2011barntour.html. The barn tour highlights a variety of Napa Barns and sites of interest. The Hub barn this year is Round Pond's www.roundpond.com Beautiful pole barn. The barn is a spectacular, large and very linear space; architectural clarity and simplicity at its finest. The hub barn hosts speakers, a brunch, and entertainment and is the jumping off point for the tour. I have put together an "Art Lounge". I used some of the agricultural posts that were stacked in the barn as a backdrop. A barn inspired white on white panel constructed of perforated and sculpted wood strips. A large zinc and mesh clad light fixture hangs from the rafters above. The large low slab table is made from used French Oak dominoes (used to flavor wine). A crate chair and route blanc sling back chair anchor the two ends and a long dark bench curbs the other. A pair of hefty white bowls from Pope Valley artist Richard Carter www.richardcarterstudio.com rests on the table. I hope you can make it. If not be sure to get on the mailing list for next years event.
THE ART LOUNGE
WHITE PANEL, MESH AND ZINC, FRENCH OAK, RICHAR CARTER BOWLS
WHAT A SPACE!
DETAIL OF WHITE PANEL