Jay Walking

For star designer Jay Jeffers, head of Cavalier in San Francisco, outfitting his new St. Helena home meant making the rounds of local design destinations. He shares a few favorite stops near his Wine Country home.

This article was published in California Home + Design's Spring 2013 issue. Click here to subscribe.

By Sarah Virginia White
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Steed Fine Hoarding and Tack

“When you walk down Main Street on Saturday and see a sign hung at the corner of Main and Adams, then you know they’re open. Owner Dione Carston has an irresistible take on rustic beauty and she stocks fabulous faux Hermès lamps.”


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Woodhouse Chocolate

“Their yummy chocolates are handmade in the valley, but the St. Helena shop ships anywhere in the United states.”


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Martin Showroom

“Erin Martin is one talented biotch. Besides being a great friend, her taste is spot-on. I can drop into her store and buy anything for my home, though her penchant for oversize items means I might not be able to fit it through the front door.” 

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St. Helena Cyclery

“I love this little shop on Main Street where you can rent bikes to cruise around town. I just went there to buy a great basket for my new bike.”

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di Rosa Foundation

“This 200-acre Napa site is home to a private museum of 2,000 works by Bay Area artists—including this Richard Shaw sculpture—as well as a winery and wildlife preserve. Peacocks roam the retreat, and bringing home a peacock puppet benefits the public trust.”


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“You can taste boutique wines and discover fine art in this turn-of-the-century Yountville manor. The Ilona chairs by Arne Norell would be fabulous in my St. Helena house.”

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