"Some people like to look at gardens, I like to live them." Marella Agnelli.
Conservatories, garden rooms, sun porches.....these are our favorite rooms to design and admire. Plants and flowers thrive among open windows, plenty of light, wicker, floors of tile, painted wood and sisal, along with beautiful planters and garden objets. We call it Gardening Chic! As we prepare for our booth at the Ladew Garden Festival on May 6, here are the garden rooms and their contents that inspire us. (Photo credits when found are noted.) Above, Marella Agnelli's Villa Frescot in Turin, Italy. Photo by Oberto Gilli.
A modern chic take at Lasata, Delphine and Reed Krakoff's estate on Long Island. Photo by Ivan Terestchenko.
CZ Guest's Templeton on Long Island. We will have several finds from Templeton acquired at auction available at the Ladew Festival! Photo by Michael Mundy.
Hubert de Givenchy's Le Jonchet. This room has inspired all others.
Carolyn Roehm's Weatherstone in Connecticut. Photo by Lesley Unruh.
Daniel Roumaldez for Tory Burch's home in the Hamptons. Photo by Norman Jean Roy.
Pure elegance. Bruce Budd for clients' Houston home. Photo by Bjorn Wallander.
Old world grandeur at Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid home. Photo by Simon Upton.
The visionary Furlow Gatewood in Americus, Georgia. Photo by Max Kim Bee.
The great Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's home in Connecticut. Photo by Tony Vu.
And of course, the ultimate in Gardening Chic, Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm Library in Middleburg, Virginia where rare volumes about gardening live among Rothkos.