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Setting the scene for our fall photoshoot, we naturally thought of our friends and longtime parters at Rombauer Vineyards to be a part of showcasing this new collection.
Setting the scene for our fall collection shoot, we sought to incorporate a fall color palette with natural elements to paint a warm and inviting scene. We love to share our love of pretty things - whether that be jewelry or something more abstract like a getaway spot or entertaining tip. The backdrop of our fall photoshoot is Susan's beautiful wine room: a lovely entertaining space.
In their home, Susan and Eric have built a French inspired wine room suitable for long dinners with close friends. Sharing our love of family and entertaining, Rombauer seamlessly fit into the scene.
Laura Rombauer has carried our pieces in her St. Helena shop, Napa Valley Vintage Home, for years. Her husband, KR Rombauer, is 2nd generation Proprietor of renowned Napa Valley winery Rombauer Vineyards.
We love the family and multi-generational aspect of the Rombauer family operations - as we too, are family owned and operated. Rombauer Vineyards Founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their family to the Napa Valley in 1972 after Koerner retired from a long career in commercial aviation. Rombauer Vineyards first wine release was in 1984. Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay quickly put the winery on the map as a Napa Valley institution and destination. With a family history rooted in appreciation for the culinary arts and wine, establishing a winery of their own felt natural. Founders Koerner and Joan have now since passed, but both 2nd and 3rd generation Rombauer Vineyards family members are actively involved in the family business, passing down the knowledge and expertise that has made the brand a household name.
The Rombauer family shares a love for entertaining across generations. The Joy of Cooking was written by Irma Rombauer, Koerner's great aunt, who championed reliable recipes that became a staple in the American kitchen. Today, Laura Rombauer and 3rd generation daughter, Ransome Rombauer, expresses their family entertaining style through their thoughtfully curated shop, Napa Valley Vintage Home. Laura's love of entertaining, setting a beautiful table and cooking for friends and family is clearly evident at both the family home, the winery and at the shop. Laura's passion for entertaining and her husband's, "KR", for the wine business complement each other and make way for memorable meals together centered around family, food and wine.
Photography by Nicole Marino, Bigshot in Winecountry Media
This fall we are embracing natural elements when setting the table. For this shoot, we arranged deer sheds (a nod to our South Texas roots) to the table's center. They combined beautifully with the seasonally hued florals set in Blue & White porcelain. Flickering candles putting off amber light added an additional warm feeling to the space, inviting guests in to sit and stay a while. While you may be all dressed up, everyone wants to feel at ease at the table.
Bringing the tones and textures of fall to the table will cultivate an inviting space, encouraging long and joyful meals for making memories. Don't hesitate to layer similar textures and tones - just like with jewelry, more layers adds more personality!
Fall comes with a plethora of opportunities to entertain. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving or having friends over to watch football, an excuse to dress up a space and enjoy company is always welcome. Playing into fall color palettes on your table is a simple way to make a big impact.
Like this styled table at Rombauer Vineyards, natural elements are your friend this season! Whether that be with fresh greenery, deer sheds, or neutral toned linens, natural textures add interest and dimension. We would love to see how you dress up your space this fall!