Posts by Katherine Nelson

If you can't get in touch with Hall Newbegin, he is most likely at work. Founder and Chief Wildcrafter of the fragrance company Juniper Ridge, Newbegin backpacks through the California wilderness, scouring hillsides for ingredients to harvest and distill in his all-natural fragrances.

With its original, minimal design by David Baker Architects, the Hotel Healdsburg put this sleepy town on the wine country map when it opened in 2001. After more than a decade, however, the owners felt it was time for this beloved luxury getaway to receive a refresh.

Architects Fernau + Hartman pioneered "green design" long before it was buzzworthy. Founded in 1981, the Bay Area firm is the subject of a new monograph from The Monacelli Press that incudes eighteen of Fernau + Hartman's light-filled, climate-reponsive residences.

California Home +Design had a sneak peek tour of the brand-new Traditional Home 2015 Napa Valley Showhouse, which opens to the public today in Napa in the heart of California Wine Country.