These days I find myself longing for a getaway with solitude. Not that I necessarily want to be alone, but I’d love to be in a place that is somewhat secluded, calm and quite. New York during the summer is wonderful because many go away and the city is much quieter than usual. But I came across this gorgeous home in Paso Robles, California designed by Aidlin Darling Design and decided that this is just the home I need right now. I’m not exactly moving in, but I do have a serious design crush!
I was clearly feeling the same way last summer, because I was crushing on another home by Aidling Darlin Design, a Vineyard Estate on the Sonoma Mountain. The home I’m interested in this week is a bit more understated, and very chicly decorated. The rural home sits on an 80-acre agricultural site.
The home’s design responds directly to the temperature fluctuations of the arid climate on the estate. The primary living spaces are created of masonry walls and they are created around a covered outdoor living room in the center.
Although the furniture in the home is minimal it fits the home’s architecture perfectly. I especially love the slight pop of color on the green sectional sofa.
I was amazed by the architectural detail over the built in desk. A window is perfectly placed, allowing the mountain view to appear as a piece of framed art hanging above the desk. So clever!
Of course I have to mention the stunning pool with mountain views. It’s beautiful, with clean lines and simple white chaise lounges sitting poolside.
What’s your idea of the perfect getaway this summer? What are you crushing on right now?