Designers Shine at the “Oh! Naturale” 2019 Virginia Robinson Gardens Showcase Estate & Garden Tour!

Designers Shine at the “Oh! Naturale” 2019 Virginia Robinson Gardens Showcase Estate & Garden Tour!

The Friends of Robinson Gardens is so grateful to the creative talents who will transform the rooms of Virginia Robinson’s home into settings of enchanting beauty for the annual Garden Tour “Oh! Naturale” on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Don’t miss this breathtaking event! Each designer is listed along with the room/area they are decorating so that you will know where to find them when you visit the Showcase Estate at Robinson Gardens on Garden Tour day.

We are so proud to honor Elena Baldi of Giorgio Baldi and Edoardo Baldi of E. Baldi restaurants who are our Grand Marshals. Their father Giorgio Baldi opened the legendary, eponymous restaurant in 1995 that attracted throngs of celebrity and Hollywood devotees. He passed away in 2011. Elena is now at the helm of this exquisite restaurant in Santa Monica, and she states, “Our rules are simplicity, authenticity, the love of tradition and full respect for our customers. Our establishment is appreciated not only in California, but also the rest of the country.” Edoardo Baldi opened E. Baldi in 2006 in the heart of Beverly Hills. Specializing in Tuscan food with an accent of Emilia-Romagna,  E.Baldi will transport you to the coast of Italy, and all agree that Edoardo pours all of his love into every meal. He combines a few ingredients to showcase their true flavors in a distinctly creative and delicious way310-248-2633. 310-573-1660. www.giorgio-baldi.comE.Baldi and Giorgio Baldi are located in the kitchen of the VRG home, and tantalizing bites of Edoardo’s and Elena’s outstanding cuisine will be served.


Elena and Edoardo “Edo” Baldi


Based out of Beverly Hills, Mindy Weiss is a full-service event planner that has successfully grown her brand to become a lifestyle expert with books, product lines and spokesperson partnerships. Mindy and her amazing team are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected décor accents and exquisite attention to every last detail. She is well-known for creating weddings, parties and baby showers for clients including: Fergie & Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres & Portia Rossi, Jessica Simpson, Lala and Carmelo Anthony, Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Ciara, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Heidi Klum, Pink, Sofia Vagara and Joe Manganiello, Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, Russell and Nina Westbrook. 310-205-6000. Mindy Weiss will be designing the Concierge area.


Mindy Weiss


Interior designer Carrie Livingston of CL Design has an exquisitely sophisticated signature style: a mix of both modern and classic, her love for vintage finds, and her passionate affinity for art. She sources unique pieces from around the world to create stunning residential and commercial projects in destinations as far-flung as Moscow, St. Barts, Sardinia, and Angola. Livingston and her work – known for its seamless fusion of luxury and livability, with bold accent pieces such as custom neon fixtures – have appeared in the pages of VogueElleTown & CountryCoastal Living and Angeleno, to name a few., email: [email protected] and [email protected]; cell (310) 463-6543; office (310) 550-1204. Carrie Livingston Designs will be located in the Morning Room of the VRG home.


Carrie Livingston Design


Kenneth Boyer of Atelier K directs his talents in a multifaceted approach to design. Embracing current trends—while alluding to classic roots, form, and function—he continues to evoke creativity and balance in his work. His passion for interiors is similar to music that captivates you—there is a beautiful melody and rhythm that draws you into every interior. Kenneth Boyer of Atelier will be located in the Loggia of the VRG home.


Kenneth Boyer – Atelier K


Rolling Greens’ original nursery location sits on 2 secluded acres nestled in the hills of Culver City, complemented with breathtaking views of the city of Los Angeles. This location boasts eight greenhouses that cover four terraced levels and house seasonal blooming color, topiaries, exotic orchids, exterior plants, cacti, succulents and foliage from tropical lands in the U.S.A. A series of enclosed warehouses hold over ten thousand square feet of antiques, eclectic found objects, fountains, baskets, decorative stones and seasonal home accessories, ranging from holiday ornaments to artificial greenery.

In 2009, Rolling Greens opened its second location in the historic Town Tire Co. building on Beverly Blvd in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. This location is all about the home; from the remarkable assortment of containers and planted arrangements to one-of-a-kind found objects, furniture, candles, gifts and pantry must-haves, our assortment does not disappoint! The Arrangement Bar is also featured at this location where our Baristas create unique planted living + faux arrangements in collaboration with our customers. Our Los Angeles location has quickly established itself as a premier destination for those searching for something unique, original and new. 310-559-8656; 323-934-4500. Rolling Greens will be located in the Galleria of the VRG home.


Rolling Greens


Nicole Antoine is the head of her Los Angeles based interior design firm specializing in high-end custom homes & commercial spaces. With experience in refurbishing and creating both traditional & contemporary settings, she provides an extensive range of luxurious design solutions to her clients. Nicole has had the great fortune to work with some of the top names in the profession. Her degree in International Studies & travels throughout Europe, particularly France, vastly influence her design aesthetic. Nicole Antoine Design offers interior design, architectural design & project management services. Nicole is accustomed to & welcomes the opportunity to work in team environments with clients, architects, landscape architects, contractors & other artisans. (310) 858-8819. Nicole Antoine Design will be located in the Master Bedroom of the VRG.


Nicole Antoine Design


Randy Esada’s lifestyle decor business is showcased at the store Prospr. Shopping is a delight in this large, airy space arranged with a fabulous mix of modern designer and antique home furnishings, and decorative art.  Esada is excited about offering Scalamandré zebras to clients interested in securing that iconic wallpaper and fabric for a fun twist for an entry way or powder room in a traditional house. In 2017, PROSPR launched its own line of designer lighting and period reproduction furniture. Randy has also designed a private label line of candles with different scents inspired by LA’s toniest neighborhoods, starting with Hancock Park, Larchmont, Malibu Beach, Westwood and Beverly Hills. There’s even one for Park Avenue for the bi-coastal customers. Esada believes in helping people live well. For him that means surrounding yourself with people and fun things you love. Hence the name “Prospr”!  310-934-0509. [email protected]. Randy Esada Designs/Prospr will be located in the Library of the VRG home.


Randy Esada Designs – Prospr


Nan Rae’s Chinese brush painting combines the grace of the Literati style with an impressionist approach to color. An internationally exhibited artist, Nan adds, “We prize our collectors and customers and make every effort to assure us that they are delighted with their purchase.” 818.842.6489. [email protected]Nan Rae will be Ivo’s Office of the VRG home, demonstrating her beautiful painting style.


Nan Rae Studio


K Spiegelman Design Studio is renowned for its distinctive collection of rare antiques, original designs, accessories, and art. Kathleen states, “We also create custom and reproduction pieces, design staging layouts and offer restoring and refinishing services for your treasured pieces. We have numerous celebrity clients who value our sophisticated aesthetic taste and appreciate our innovative approach to collecting beautiful quality objects. We encourage you to visit our showroom and design studio in Los Angeles to browse and fully experience our style.” 310.273.2255. www.kspiegelmaninteriors.comKathleen Spiegelman Interiors will be located near the Lily Pond of the VRG home.


K Spiegelman Design Studio


Blue Peony Events is a luxury event planning and styling boutique in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Malibu. Call Sepideh Miniaby for a free consultation. 310-321-2222. Blue Peony will be located in the Back Patio of the VRG home.


Blue Peony Events



Since 1860, Frette has endeavored to produce linens and home furnishings of unparalleled quality. From its bases in Monza and Milan, Frette employs only the finest fibers and most skilled artisans to craft a range of products that have come to embody luxury, comfort, and creativity across the globe. Known for its chic, original design, and inimitable finish and feel, Frette bed linens can be found in many of the world’s most prestigious hotels, from Claridge’s to The Peninsula, as well as in the most discerning private homes, yachts and aircraft. (310) 273-8540. www.frette.comFrette will be located in the Master Bedroom of the VRG home.




Inspired by the small-town spirit of Beverly Hills, Grande Maison de Blanc represents a vast library of offerings from the finest European bedding and bath collections. “The experience is our focus,” states Katherine. The knowledgeable and approachable team creates a warm and inviting atmosphere while helping to create customized selections for projects of any size or style. “Our in-house designers provide a complimentary concierge service to ensure you get the best out of your luxury experience.  After all, you spend 1/3 of your life in bed.  Enjoy it!” continues Katherine. (310) 598-1982. www.gmblanc.comGrande Maison de Blanc will be located in the Guest Bedroom of the VRG home.


Grande Maison de Blanc


Post by Linda Meadows
Friends of Robinson Gardens Board Member



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