Descanso Gardens – Part II

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

2 Replies to “Descanso Gardens – Part II”

  1. 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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