BEFORE Entry
The brick path was put in place by the previous owners.

Appealing Entry
The winding path along the side of the sparkling blue-and-white home is surrounded by foxgloves and colorful delphiniums. Marina describes this area, complete with the lavender striped pots and periwinkle shutters, as “a little bit Alice in Wonderland.”

DETAIL Rosa Flower
Rosa ‘Lovely Lady’ is one of Marina’s favorites.

DETAIL Delphiniums
Foxgloves and delphiniums add to the pretty cottage feel of the home and help create a nostalgic palette.

Patio Chairs
Chairs with cushions in a Scalamandré outdoor fabric make pretty perches.

BEFORE Folly
Prior to the redesign, there was abundant land not being used, including this odd triangular space on the side of the house.

AFTER Folly
The once odd space now holds the garden’s focal point – a romantic folly. The idea started after Marina purchased the bench that now sits inside.

Arbors
Boxwood hedges and globes border a series of arbors. Red climbing roses and shrub roses provide delightful pops of color.

Patio
Beneath a tree, a table encourages alfresco dining. The Kriegsmans enjoy relaxing with friends on their patio.

DETAIL Patio Table
Cheerful yellow is the perfect accent to the pretty blue colors on the patio.

BEFORE Pool Area
Since she was a little girl, it has been a dream of Marina’s to have a pool for swimming.

AFTER Pool Area
Steps from the back of the house lead to the hot tub and a 40-foot-long pool with a system that creates a current to swim against, providing better exercise.

BEFORE Seating Area
A rotting wooden deck and gloomy garden once occupied the backyard.

AFTER Seating Area
Now, the backyard patio is a serene retreat. Frames of some of the outdoor seating pieces echo the folly’s latticework. Cushion colors link to the periwinkle shutters and the whimsically striped pots scattered around. Furniture is mostly from Janus et Cie and McKinnon and Harris.

DETAIL Chair
An antique iron chair’s graceful curves add a point of interest.

PORTRAIT Homeowners
Homeowners Marina and Steven Kriegsman bought their Pacific Palisades home, now “the Jewel of the Canyon,” in 1997.

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Latticework & Roses: California Garden

Nestled in a California canyon, a garden sparkles with latticework and roses

Written by Rebecca Christian
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BEFORE Pool Area
Since she was a little girl, it has been a dream of Marina’s to have a pool for swimming.