For the Messner family, one of the many joys of summer is spending time together at their home in California’s wine country. During the warm season, the landscape around their historic farmhouse is uniquely Californian – golden, dried grass (the Messners don’t irrigate), live oaks, buzzing bees amongst the lavender, and edible plants heavy with produce.
Labor Day is an especially wonderful time in Calistoga for the Messners, who find themselves outdoors from morning until night, playing baseball, building forts, exploring the creek, and barbecuing. Although the days are hot, there is often a whisper of cool wind amongst the trees, and in the evenings, temperatures drop low enough for cozy gatherings.
Here, we rounded up the outdoor furniture and decor pieces that bring to life their home’s outdoor spaces during the summer and the transition to fall.