It starts with 100 year old olive trees and doesn't stop there. Restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump's newest venue made it's online debut via Domaine. The interview of she and designer Jeff Lewis is as much about their witty repartee as it is the incredible features of the space. Reclaimed wood from around the globe and Parisian artifacts warm up the space in Lisa's signature perfect patina.
“I wanted to make people feel like they’d been transported somewhere else, somewhere distant, and do something totally different than anything else in West Hollywood.”
The patio, the restaurant, the entire presentation is beautiful. Plump pillows on elongated banquettes, white tablecloths, flowers on every available surface and those previously mentioned ancient olive trees. Yet what binds the space together is Lisa's warm vision for the potential of such an intoxicating environment. Lisa wants her guests to step in, feel transported to another place far, far away even if only for one evening. Perhaps they'll feel as though they've stepping into a romantic patio in Tuscany. IDesign has the power to do just that... to move you and whisk you away.
See the rest of this elegantly aged space on Domaine. And by the way, Jeff seemed to just be along for the stylish ride. According to him she makes every design decision herself. I don't doubt it at all. Her homes, her businesses... they all offer that special Vanderpump vibe which is every bit as enchanting as the grand dame of Beverly HIlls herself.