The spring of 2017 marks the second year of the Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase. The 2017 theme will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle. The title of this year’s showcase is Hollywood History: The New Classics.
So many of my favorite designers participated in this years showcase, so naturally I wanted to highlight some of the rooms I absolutely loved.
The magnificent Wattles Mansion was built in 1908, and was the original home of famous financier Gurdon Wattles who bankrolled much of early Hollywood. It’s a classic Mission Revival masterpiece designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the now gone Ambassador Hotel. Wattles Mansion features 47 acres of formal botanical gardens on a picturesque hill far above Hollywood Boulevard.
Let's take a little tour, shall we?
Front patio, design by Leslie Shapiro Joyal
Entryway by David Dalton
Living Room, design by Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design
Dining Room, designer Patrick Dragonette
Master Bedroom, designer Kym Rodger
Guest Room East, designer Ryan Saghian
Bar upstairs, designer Nicole Gordon
Ladies Lounge, designer Kelley Jackson
Private Retreat, designer Kathleen Beall
The conservatory room by Melinda Ritz and Mae Brunken on behalf of the Set Decorators Society of America -- I think this little room is my favorite, see the crystals!