Morning Room: Anna Clark Designs and Lily Pad Floral Design
The gardens at Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills are known by many people. A visitor can make an appointment to tour them. The house however is not open to the public for tours. A guest is typically taken to the center hall of the house and can peer into the dining room, library, and living room. But there is one day that the entire house is open to the public and that is the day of the "into the Garden..." Tour that happens once a year during the month of May. Each room of the house is decorated by florists and interior designers and the guests can see the entire house in all its splendor before exiting out onto the Great Lawn for a garden party and lavish lunch.
This year's event was on May 13 and here are some images of the rooms embellished and adorned by some of Los Angeles' most talented florists and designers.
Dining Room: Christofle Paris and Marc Byrd Eventful Flower Design
Library: Suzanne Rheinstein
Suzanne Rheinstein with some of the beautiful botanicals from Hollyhock
Suzanne signing her new book "At Home"
Here I am with two of the wonderful friends I worked with on this event
Master Bedroom: Yves Delorme and Sticks & Stones Florist
Master Bathroom: Bel-Air Garden Club and Friends of Robinson Gardens
Galleria Bar: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books and Beverly Hills Garden Club
The Kitchen: Anthropologie and Teryl Designs
The newly refurbished stove, decorated by Anthropologie
Rear Patio Concierge Guest Seating: Wildflower Events
Close-up of Table
Rear Patio: Kristen Buckingham and Sally Paul
Entrance Hall: Mindy Weiss
This year's theme was "Under the Tuscan Sun" and you can see from the above photo how one of the designers brought it to life in the Entrance Hall. The 2011 "into the garden..." Tour turned out beautifully and I think the guests truly enjoyed seeing the Virginia Robinson House transformed by the talented florists and designers who participated.