Descanso Gardens – Part II

Posted on February 23rd, 2010, by Petra

Descanso Gardens is not only a delight for lovers of flowers, but also for connoisseurs of architecture and interior design. Overlooking the garden area sits the “Boddy House,” built by the Los Angeles architect James E. Dolena, well known as the “architect to the stars.”

In 2007 Boddy House was completely renovated and restored to all its glory. Interestingly each room was done by a different interior designer with only one rule applying: The redecoration had to be done in “Hollywood Regency Style.”

The result is nothing but spectacular. Hollywood Regency is all about the glamor. A design style from the early 60s, this style has the minimalist details of modern design, infused with ornate and classical details. It is the perfect meeting of the minimal with decorative scroll work, shiny metals and opulent fabrics.

Boddy House is a place I would not mind living in!

Foyer

Foyer

Salon

Salon

Formal Diningroom

Formal Diningroom

Every corner is just so beautifully done

Every corner is just so beautifully done

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  1. Karen Says:

    How interesting. I see some elements of 60s, but even a lot from other eras.

  2. Petra Says:

    Yes, one can take this style rather far towards both sides – to opulence or to the minimal. In this case they splurged – and certainly enjoyed it!

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