The Magic Of Deeply Personal Spaces, $2.75MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
On the outside, a classic Los Feliz Monterey Colonial. Inside, classic in a very different way, a magical amalgam of favorite pieces, evoking the owners’ favorite places, books and memories.
It belongs to artist/author Lisa Borgnes Giramonte and her husband, recording executive Piero Giramonte. Borgnes Giramonte works in a kind of outscale needlework, highly charged riffs on the notion of appropriately feminine activities and 19th Century samplers (at top) plus she’s the author of Novel Spaces: Living In Enchanted Rooms Inspired By Literature and a memorable IG account. Entryway and stair hall wallpaper is Flowering Quince from Clarence House.
What We Love: The deep, almost black tones and an adept use of pattern; like all interesting and deeply personal homes, loaded with patina, worn surfaces, and memory.
Above, the dining room, opens to a sheltered terrace. The trompe-l’oeil wallpaper is Deborah Bowness’ Genuine Fake Bookshelf. Just beyond, the Borgnes Giramontes installed a new but period-appropriate kitchen and in the nook, the Timorous Beasties’ Thistle wallpaper looks like it’s been there forever.
More books (real) in Borgnes Giramonte’s private retreat on the second floor.
Photo Credit: Juwan Li, courtesy of Compass