A warm breeze travels across a grassy plain, gently stirring the flames inside mercury-glass candleholders. The flames’ reflections flicker against mirrors in intricate frames inlaid with mother-of-pearl and mounted on turquoise trellis “walls.” Vibrant pink roses wind through the latticework, their scent saturating the air. Rare textiles with rich patterns and palettes mingle with the colors of this lavish outdoor space.
This is interior designer Windsor Smith’s unique room—a backyard retreat that can serve as an exotic spot for entertaining or change at a whim into an office, game room, or nap central. And it’s not in some far-flung locale but on the property of her home in Mandeville Canyon, Los Angeles.
“This space has the comforts of a great salon—but it’s not indoors. It’s nestled in nature yet somewhat separate from the elements,” she says.
Windsor Smith, Windsor Smith Home, 149 S. Barrington Ave., Suite 268, Brentwood, CA 90049; 310/476-9603. Windsor Smith Home Collection, 818/222-7523, windsorsmithhome.com.
Text by Jennifer Wilson
Photography by Michal Venera
Produced by Jenny Bradley