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NapaStyle Introduces Celebrating the Flavor of NapaStyle, A New Blog Offering Free Design Advice for Bringing Wine Country Living into Your Home

  (August 30, 2011)

Yountville, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2011

NapaStyle (http://www.napastyle.com/home.jsp), the artisan home and food products retailer founded by Chef Michael Chiarello, is now providing free design advice on its newly launched blog, Celebrating the Flavor of NapaStyle. Every month at http://www.NapaStyleFlavor.com, Napa Valley resident and design expert, Lisa Holt, shares her favorite seasonal design solutions, drawing inspiration from the people, places, and heritage of Californias Napa Valley wine region as well as the pages of the NapaStyle catalog.

What most people dont realize is that virtually any space around the house can be magically transformed by adding a few key elementscomfortable seating, flexible dining surfaces, lighting and great tabletops, said Lisa, who, in addition to authoring the NapaStyle blog, is an award-winning Napa Valley-based interior designer and creative director of DLS and LHDG, which designs hotels and residences both locally and internationally. I am so excited to be working with NapaStyle to help people around the country incorporate the colors, textures, and rich heritage of the Napa Valley lifestyle into their homes.

While most retail stores, catalogs, and magazines are already featuring photos of autumnal landscapes and cozy products for Fall, Lisas first Celebrating the Flavor of NapaStyle blog post urges readers to hold on to that summer feeling as long as sunny skies continue into warm evenings. Lisas favorite place to enjoy the lingering days of summer? The various outdoor rooms shes created around her vineyard home. Here are a few of Lisas tips for composing your own perfect Outdoor Room no matter where you live:

  •     Great seating. Mix-and-match stools, benches, chairs, and lounge seating. And dont be afraid to bring your indoor pillows out.
  •     Flexible dining surfaces. Another must is tables or surfaces sturdy enough to hold plates and glasses, as well as bottles and serving dishes.
  •     Lighting. It doesnt get more magical than running some lights into your trees, or simply stringing them across a terrace area.
  •     Great tabletops. Bring your good stuff outside! Your existing china and cutlery is an extension of your personal style.
  •     Scent. The scents of fresh citrus, basil, rosemary, and mint are quintessentially summer in the Napa Valley, and its easy to grow herbs and miniature citrus trees in pots.


Visit http://www.NapaStyleFlavor.com to discover more of Lisas tips for creating perfect outdoor rooms. You can also join Lisa Holt and NapaStyle on Facebook for an exciting one-hour live Q&A on September 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Visit http://www.facebook.com/NapaStyle to become a fan and get more information about this Facebook Event.

We strive to provide our customers with more than just great products, said Renee Thomas Jacobs, president of NapaStyle. Our goal is to enhance their homes and gatherings with individual flavor as our customers make our products their own. We look forward to sharing our knowledge of the Napa Valley lifestyle and design with them. We also hope our customers will share their questions and ideas with us.

Visit NapaStyle at http://www.NapaStyle.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NapaStyle, and follow us on Twitter @NapaStyle.

About NapaStyle
Founded by Napa Valley chef, vintner, TV host and author, Michael Chiarello, NapaStyle showcases an eclectic mix of handcrafted and exclusive home goods and artisanal specialty foods that celebrate all things cooking, entertaining, wine, garden and home. NapaStyle products, such as artisan-made salami, salts & spreads, reclaimed barnwood furniture, vintage flatware & antiques, and specialty barware & tabletop are available through the NapaStyle retail stores, online at http://www.napastyle.com, and in its catalog.

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