In St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley, a 60’s ranch was reborn by Jay Jeffers’ project. The ranch, wich is Jay’s own weekend home is in town, however walking distance from everything.
The warm weather in Napa Valley lured Jay Jeffers while he worked on his clients projects in that town. He relied on Shay Zach’s talent to turn this amazing 1,000 square feet into 1,250 square feet of indoor and outdoor amazing living space, which had the benefit of backing up to vineyards.
For the interiors, Jeffers and his husband Purdy applied a unique modern-rustic aesthetic that relies on antiques and vintage finds.
Jay Jeffers loves to blend three categories to give a soul to every homes: fine antiques, vintage pieces, or flea market finds, all blended.
In spite Napa Valley ranch seems unabashedly modern, a closer look shows that older pieces make up the backbone of this amazing home´s style.
If we take a look at the master bedroom we can see sconces made out of antique Italian corbels, a vintage chair by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, and a upholstered headboard crafted from an older Moroccan rug.
In the master bedroom, as well as throughout the all house, Jeffers made use of reclaimed wood to fit the rustic-modern aesthetic.
Although he’s known for using color in his projects, in this one he decided to use a more restrained and neutral palette with less refined materials, such as the wood that gave the space drama and interest through texture.
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The dining room has a 20th-century cabinet, stripped and literally stuffed with their creamware collection, a character-building feature for the home like the designer calls it.
In the living room, the reclaimed wood in a chevron pattern was also a perspective-altering move, and it’s the backdrop for both modern and vintage furniture. As an example, a 1960’s era leather chair by Gerard Van Den Berg.
Styles and periods are present on a micro scale mix on the old-school bar cart. It holds a 19th-century silver tray and vintage decanters. The painting above it is also a piece with patina.
Jay Jeffers vision to give humble materials a high-end look is seen in the powder room, where there is a vintage mirror with a custom chandelier he had crafted with what he calls “kooky resin grapes that were popular in the 1970s.”
Jay Jeffers admits that introducing antiques to a new audience can require some measure of client education, because some people initially associate antiques with grandma’s home, but truthfully, they just realize it’s a way to define a person’s personality in a space.