Category : distinctive-decor
Pool Party Plants
Pool party season is upon us and as the temp rises we look more and more longingly at the pools as we pass through the beautiful properties on our Tuesday rounds. A landscape feature that’s caught our eye twice in two weeks is the draping poolside planted bed. Here is one filled with lavender in Brentwood:
And another with jasmine in Bel Air:
Something to consider if you are trying for a new look before this season’s first poolside bash…
Photos from the MLS
Brentwood property listed by Ron De Salvo, Coldwell Banker
Bel Air property listed by Jeffrey Hyland, Hilton & Highland
Steampunk at the Redbury
We needed a design decoder for this one. The L.A.Times called The Redbury L.A.’s first ‘steam punk hotel’. Translation: Victorian-Meets-Rock-Star style. We thinks it looks plan old bad ass/wicked awesome/chic. Maybe try it in your pad…
Photos from The Redbury.
There was no limit to the eye-catching details in this 1929 Mediterranean on McCadden in Hancock Park – dramatic staircase, wrought iron, moldings, faux finishes, gilding, painted beams, stained glass, secret door – but our favorite was the entry tile:
We snapped a pic to make into Blackberry wallpaper (yes, we still have Blackberries!!)
Photos from the MLS. Property listed by Sherri Rogers and Anthony Stellini, Nourmand & Assoc.
The Architect Makes the Difference
We were in a gorgeous spanish yesterday just west of Hancock Park. We see a lot of pretty spanish homes but this one just felt right. Could have been the meticulous restoration efforts on the part of the owner but also obvious is the deft hand of Los Angeles based architect Paul Williams (1894-1980).
Photo from the MLS. Listed by Rick Llanos, Coldwell Banker – HP North.
We talk about Williams regularly – having designed over 2,000 private homes and a number of public buildings (he helped design the futuristic Theme Building at LAX and did Saks BH) we come across his work fairly often. He is also the architect who reportedly learned to draft upside down so white clients wouldn’t have to sit side-by-side with their black architect and he could wow them from across the table – not an easy anecdote to forget.
Williams worked in a range of styles. Here is some examples currently on the market:
The Sieroty House 1002 N Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills – renovated by Williams
Photos from the MLS. Listed by Nora Wendel, Coldwell Banker – Brentwood.
1721 Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills P.O.
Photos from the MLS. Listed by Ginger Glass, Coldwell Banker – BH North.
Something to feed your stomach and brain!
Saturday, October 1, marks the starting day of some amazing exhibitions here in Los Angeles. LACMA and A + D Museum celebrates LA art (1930-1965) with furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion, textiles, and design. The exhibits will portray a great array of California midcentury modern design, as well as an inspiring display on the beauty of common objects.
California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way“
Resnick Pavilion, LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012
A & D: Eames Designs Exhibition
6032 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 1 – January 16 2012
Discover more exhibit openings at Pacific Standard Time!
Also happening this Saturday is the 13th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival.
October 1, Saturday
Visit Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock for more information.
More exciting news…DineLA restaurant week is back! Beginning October 2-7 and October 9-14, venture out to some of the best restaurants in town for a fraction of their prices. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their dineLA menus, visit: Discover LA.
Photo from Wiangya.