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Erin Martin lamp

St. Helena, California designer Erin Martin…

meets Napa Valley guest house…

In the living room, gorgeous 16th century Italian Renaissance

pillars were made into lamps, in the background three framed

18th century French fencing engravings joust…

Painted pelmet over drapes from an old blue theater curtain

bought in Lyon, France. Limestone fireplace and French

chandelier, 19th century mirror topped French coffee table…

Antique Venetian doors to the left conceal a TV…

Erin Martin design in St. Helena Trouvais

Textural close-up in the dining room:  Serment D’Aimer, a Nobilis toile

on the dining room chairs, French wood and iron chandelier,

Italian neoclassical gold-leaf mirror, opposite the heavy stone

dining room walls…

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Pale blue French armoire, 18th century Baroque mirror on desktop…

Spanish writing table, Spanish Colonial  chair in guest room…e Martin 9

Antique marble double sink…

sconces from Habité

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In the loggia…a 17 foot long  French monastery table

made of cast iron and slate…

Antique French bottles …

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Views of the St. Helena hills…

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Traveling further down California towards San Francisco,

the waterfront enclave of Belvedere is perched,

with beautiful views of the bay…

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Front entry…

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In this powder room off the entry hall, a round alabaster,

coral and shell mirror is placed on top of another mirror,

the sink vessel appears to be a large shell…

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Onyx countertops in the light filled kitchen…

“The light goes through it and it just glows…

Vietri Incanto pottery gathered on open shelves

under island…

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SF artist Michael Duté painted walls to resemble overblown,

large scale, but tone on tone wall paper design…

Antique monk’s chest from Formations as side table…

Iron lamp from Lucca Antiques…

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View of the Belvedere lagoon from tub…

Trompe l’oeil tiles by painter Michael Duté

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“The owner is a girlie girl. It was a challenge for me,

because I’m not known for my feminine touches.

See the rest of Erin’s style at her website…

Erin Martin Design

House Beautiful May ’07, August ’09

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