Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Well it's a looksy anyway!






For many of my clients,"privacy is crucial" is an understatement. While I'd love to show more of the interiors, I do not feel comfortable sharing their inner sanctuaries (we're working on getting them published in magazines and in decor books so that's another reason I'm unable to share). However, the grounds are so spectacular at this Malibu home that I think you will enjoy seeing snippets of the landscaping just as much....
I'm particularly crazy over the dramatic statement of these succulent wall planters:



I can show you this WOW piece I'm having custom made for a client!
Crafted from three antique French shutters purchased in Paris....  First cut to our need of six short shutters and then highly-talented craftsmen begin the process of  matching the entire cabinet to match the antique doors, including new frames for portions of the shutters. It's difficult to see where the old stops and the new begins!
......Antique glass and hardware will complete the look.  If interested we can craft something to fit your needs; Similar to shown: $10,000-15,000.





A perfect piece for a beach home where the owners want a light palette of Swedish and French influences. THIS, folks, is reproduction distressing at its finest!

7 comments:

Country French Antiques said...

That piece is absolutely awesome!!!
Fabulous my friend!!

High Desert Diva said...

Well...a peek is better than nothing!
Best of luck with the book! That would be amazingly cool.

I'm a big fan of succulents in wall planters, too.

I have a friend who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes. She had a dining table and china cabinet made using antique doors, etc. Amazing paint job, too. I'm a big fan of making something new out of something old!

Tres Belle said...

What a beautiful piece!! I love the way the shutters become the focal point. So rustic and comfortable. Not stuffy. Love the planters too. In Texas, planters filled with succulents would thrive.

The book sounds interesting. I love french interior design books.

Kris

Lisa Jay said...

I really want a similar piece! Unfortunately I can only spend..um.....1/32 of that! hahah
Love the malibu garden peek, too!

Brandi (Savannah, GA) said...

I too love the succulent wall planters, the road to their home (looks like a road to a a park!!!) and of course, the start of that cabinet!! I would love to have you build me one for our home. What will $100 buy me?
:)
A girl can dream! Brandi

Meg / Garden Designs said...

That entry looks familiar! Stunning use of landscaping to hide the pathway lights and lamp posts. The succulent look is always a popular favorite with clients. Nice and clean and area appropriate. MEG

vosgesparis said...

I just love the shutters.... did you came over to see the beautiful old grey shutters I got last month?? They are sooooo awesome and real ;)