Today’s gorgeous Suite Retreat styled shoot brings the vibrant, colorful aesthetic of Palm Springs to Wine Country! Founder and CEO of Napa Valley Linens, Sharon Dexmier, was inspired by the clean lines of Palm Springs architecture coupled with the laid back elegance of Sonoma. Twin Palms proved the perfect blend of the two locations, with an airy, modern construction bordered by two enormous palm trees located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Sharon designed the shoot around a linen that we were just getting ready to debut, our Kate Wedgwood – the intricate ivory medallion on a soft blue field brought a fun print to the design without being fussy. Soulflower Floral Design captured the bright, Southern California hues of Palm Springs with bright coral peonies and yellow ranunculus, adding eclectic desert elements with pincushion protea and kumquat accents! Crisp while pillars and honeycomb vases kept the lines of our table decor clean and modern amongst the mix of prints and vibrant colors on the tabletop. We picked up the palette and patterns of the guest table in our cake display, with our blue on white Pippa Wedgwood print topped with a modern white wedding cake by The Whole Cake with delicately tinted ombre flowers in citrus shades of green and yellow.
The key to creating a truly stunning styled shoot lies in tying every aspect together – from the big picture down to the smallest of details. Our incredible collaborators – and our own work with textiles – allowed us to fabricate custom items to truly capture the spirit of the design that Sharon had in mind. We fabricated custom chair cushions from our geometric Pippa print, adding a wrap in the pattern to the place settings. Custom lounge pillows in our cheerful palette adorned the guests’ chairs as well as the lounge furniture set throughout the pool house. Stationers Olive-Route Design created bold escort cards, menus, and bar signs to complement our color scheme and pick up the interlocking patterns at the heart of our design. We are so grateful to photographer Angie Silvy Photography for capturing every detail of this amazing shoot!