Designing with Passion

Designing with Passion

The historical Virginia Robinson Gardens home will explode with passion as top designers and artists present incredible displays that will visually stimulate the senses. The designer’s pieces will beautifully and fluidly complement the seductive botanical presence added by the florists, bringing together a magical experience for all to enjoy.

Each of these talented designers and artists has provided information about their work that defines what makes them stand out, thus giving you something to look forward to experiencing. Make sure to purchase your tickets at for this premier Beverly Hills event!

Castle Antiques & Design has been in business for over 40 years and has one of the largest collections and variety of antique furniture and home decor in the United States within its 35,000 sq. ft. showroom. It offers up-to-date fashioned finishes on its furniture, along with an amazing team of skilled carpenters. Castle Antiques & Design will be located in the Living Room of the VRG home.

Castle Antiques and Design
Castle Antiques and Design

Since 1836, Christofle has upheld its position as the foremost leader in the art of silver. An enduring symbol of luxury and refinement, silver continues to be a primary medium for expression, having served as a showcase for Christofle’s craftsmanship. With locations in more than 70 countries, Christofle is committed to maintaining its proud heritage, uniting time-tested excellence with a spirit of creativity that is always in step with modern trends. Christofle will be located in the Dining Room of the VRG home.
Silver cup collection from Christofle

Denis Bloch Fine Art is one of Beverly Hills’ premier art galleries, specializing in modern and contemporary original prints, drawings, vintage posters, sculptures, and Picasso ceramics. It strives to be a leader in its field, utilizing its knowledge and expertise to guide clientele towards making fine art acquisitions of the finest quality, condition, and relevance. www.denisbloch.comDenis Bloch will be located in the Galleria of the VRG home.

Tom Wesselmann Lulu, 1982 LITHOGRAPH 16.75 x 25 in – Denis Bloch Fine Art
Tom Wesselmann Lulu, 1982 LITHOGRAPH 16.75 x 25 in – Denis Bloch Fine Art
Original Rufino Tamayo Mixograph on Arches paper. From the signed and numbered limited edition of 100. Signed and numbered in white crayon. Pereda 238. Sold at Denis Bloch Fine Art -
Rufino Tamayo Watermelons, 1977  MIXOGRAPH  29 x 20.75 in – Denis Bloch Fine Art

Everage Design is a high-end residential design firm in Santa Monica, known for its California Romantic style. Krista and John Everage create exquisite interiors that blur the lines between inside and out, creating a California lifestyle of luxurious comfort and painterly beauty in equal measures. Their attention to every detail of the interior architecture, lighting and decor is their hallmark.  Instagram: @EverageDesign, Pinterest and Facebook: Everage Design, Everage Design will be located in the Loggia of the VRG home.

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. www.frette.comFrette will be located in the Guest Bedroom and Bath 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. Its knowledgeable and approachable team creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, while helping to create customized selections for projects of any size or style. That experience isn’t just limited to the confines of its four walls—Grande Maison de Blanc offers a concierge service to its clients, working on-site during the selection making process, right up to the setup of a space, creating the ultimate designer feel. Instagram: @grandemaison. Grande Maison de Blanc will be located in the Master Bedroom and Bath of the VRG home.

Grande Maison de Blanc
Grande Maison de Blanc Spring Collection

Heather Taylor Home is a line of home goods and textiles launched by Los Angeles-based Heather Taylor in 2013. Inspired by her love of travel and eclectic entertaining style, the HTH collection is stocked at numerous trendsetting retailers including Net-A-Porter, Jenni Kayne, Steven Alan, and Clare Vivier. Her handmade pieces—ranging from tea towels and table linens to scarves and baby blankets—have been featured in publications including VogueThe New York TimesLucky and Domino, among others. The collection is designed in Los Angeles and handcrafted by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Heather Taylor Home will be located in the Kitchen of the VRG home.

Hollyhock is very user-friendly,” owner Suzanne Rheinstein says. “You just have to be obsessed with the difference between handmade and machine made.” It has an eclectic mélange of 18th and 19th century antiques mixed with home accessories, art, contemporary furniture, and books on interiors, architecture, and living well. Instagram: @Hollyhockinc
Suzanne’s Instagram:  @suzannerheinstein Hollyhock will be located in the Library and Library Patio of the VRG home.

Homeboy Industries is Los Angeles’ gang rehab and re-entry organization. Homeboy breaks barriers to employment and integration into society for former gang members and felons. It helps men and women break a cycle of violence and despair and replace it with hope and healing. It will impact the lives of more than 9,000 people this year with life-changing programs, and job training and placement. With Homeboy’s help these individuals will develop the strength and skills to change their lives and contribute to our community. Homeboy takes a holistic approach with therapeutic and educational offerings (case management, counseling, and classes); practical services (e.g., tattoo removal, work readiness, and legal assistance); and job training-focused business (e.g., Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café & Catering, and Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery). Homeboy provides healing alternatives to gang life, while creating more inclusive and healthier communities. Homeboy Bakery will be located in the Kitchen of the VRG home.

Homeboy's famous Double Cinnamon bread will be served at Garden Tour
Homeboy’s famous Double Cinnamon Bread will be served at the Garden Tour

IRO, a Paris based fashion brand, combines great craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the finest materials. The Beverly Hills location is the largest store with 100% of its inventory.  The store itself is an exquisite place to shop and IRO prides itself on an excellent customer experience, where you will find your favorite pieces, while receiving complimentary styling. IRO will be located in the VRG Pool Pavilion.

Join us to experience The World of Jo Malone London where luxury lifestyle begins. Its expert stylists will work one on one with each guest to create a bespoke scent through the ultimate indulgence of our signature Hand and Arm Massage.  As an added pleasure, Jo Malone London can create tailor made scents for your home, and assist with all your gift giving needs. Jo Malone London will be located in the VRG Pool Pavilion.

Juan Bastos is an American portrait artist of Bolivian descent. Juan shares, “I often hear that my portraits go beyond a mere likeness. They demand attention, my clients say, capturing their souls, rendering them in an attractive and flattering light, and in doing so, paying homage to the great portraits of the Old Masters.” Juan Bastos Portrait Artist will be located in the Loggia of the VRG home.

Oil on canvas portrait of Mexico's famous art collector, Eugenio Lopez by Juan Bastos
Portrait of Mexico’s famous art collector, Eugenio Lopez by Juan Bastos

Kazanjian Brothers Jewelers is a 103-year-old, fourth generation estate jewelry company that specializes in buying the greatest gems and jewels from private families all over the world.  Kazanjian is the largest buyer of estate jewelry in the Western United States and realize that each client relationship is more important than any transaction.  The company has uncovered a number of historical gems including the world’s greatest red diamond — the 5.05 carat Kazanjian Red Diamond. Kazanjian Brothers Jewelers will be located in Ivo’s Office of the VRG home.

Kenneth Boyer (see featured image of the 2015 Virginia Robinson home library design) 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.  [email protected]. Kenneth Boyer will be located in the Dining Room of the VRG home.

Lladró continues to make all its pieces by hand as it did back in 1953, in its only factory in the world. It exports its porcelain creations to over 120 countries on the five continents, yet it has always remained an artisan workshop. After over sixty years of revolutionizing the field of decorative arts with its consummate control of sculpture, the Spanish brand keeps moving forward, exploring the multiple possibilities of this material, with new creations for interiors and home décor in the most different styles. From minimalist interiors to the most sophisticated styles, Lladró offers lighting and decorative creations with a life of its own in a range of different sizes and colors, including customized solutions. Lladró will be located in the Morning Room of the VRG home.

Sugarfina is a luxury candy boutique for grown-ups, featuring 150+ gourmet sweets from small artisan candy makers around the world. Named “Best New Candy Shop” by Food & Wine, Sugarfina offers a unique range of candies that can’t be found anywhere else, such as Dom Pérignon-infused Champagne Gummy Bears and Kyoto Blossom rainbow sugar candies imported from Japan.  Loved by celebrities and tastemakers, Sugarfina candies are beautifully packaged and presented, perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.  The Sugarfina Candy Concierge offers a range of personalized services including corporate gifts, custom favors, and private events. Sugarfina will be located in the VRG Pool Pavilion.

There is life and beauty in everything, if one only looks deeply enough. This is a guiding principal at Zale Design Studio. Linda Zale possesses a gift for creating mood in interior spaces and reflecting the individuality of its inhabitants. Harmonious colors and textures, homage to historical context, and functional space planning are all significant features of her work. Zale Design Studio will be located in the Master Bedroom and Bath of the VRG home.

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Post by Diane Jenkins
Co-Chair, 2016 Garden Tour
Friends of Robinson Gardens

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