For many years one of my favorite artist is Robert Kuo, his sculpture and furniture design is timeless. Incorporating classic elements as cloisonne and repousse copper and the most beautiful lacquered finishes that create a soft honed patina. Roberts designs are always the perfect touch to both traditional and contemporary interiors. You can find the Robert kuo collection at Gump's San Francisco and his showrooms to the trade in Los Angeles and New York. A visit to the Robert Kuo showroom is a good dose of "aesthetic inspiration" To see more of the collection, find it here.


After six months of planning and installing, finally we get to the finishing touches of this home on the Newport Coast.

I enjoy planning the gardens and outdoor spaces while working on the interiors, here we used vintage Michael Taylor log chairs in a small courtyard off the main entry. The black and taupe Sunbrella fabric balances the black Mosaic tile in the fountain,

A stunning white marble sculpture is placed at the end of this colonnade, this view is pictured from a large window off the dining room.

I love the sculptural lines of the infinity pool, a constant theme is repeated throughout the residence blending contemporary and traditional elements.

In another side garden we placed this stainless steel sculpture on a floating concrete wall, always considering the view from the interior we placed the wall opposite a pair of french doors from the breakfast room.

The client has a wonderful collection of Summit teak furniture we moved from there previous home, here we give it new life with an Ebony stain.

On the main staircase we replaced carpeting with bleached walnut and placed this sculpture by Robert Kuo in copper repousse.

The living room has two curved banquettes of my design surrounding a beautiful Robert Kuo lacquer table.

A large wood Buddha rests on a bronze base half way up the curved staircase, we screened the window with a shoji panel.

Outside the powder room we created this niche to show an important Egyptian sculpture.

The view from the kitchen through to the living room, we placed a wood stump table from Mimi London. This area was originally outside space, we removed the three sets of french doors and relocated the entrance to the back garden. Matching and extending the original bleached walnut floors resulting in more flow from room to room.

The dining room has two stone tables with twelve chairs and a very beautiful eight panel screen

Antique kilim rug, original Tang dynasty horse, stainless steel abstract painting and zebra textile. A nice combination when entering the family room.

The master bedroom is a study in neutral texture complimented with antique tribal rugs and large scale contemporary paintings.

This project was such a pleasure, after designing the clients previous home over twenty years ago we were able to "redeploy" most of the original furnishings and give this home a unique personality. That says something to investing in quality when you can with an eye to enduring design.