Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Respond

Robinson Gardens Annual Garden walk, ‘Pathways to Paradise’.

We are so happy to share our project  for the Robinson Gardens Annual Garden walk, ‘Pathways to Paradise’. We collaborated with world famous designer,  Hutton Wilkinson of Tony Duquette Studio


Hutton selected the loggia, an outdoor covered patio, with a view of the famous King palm garden.


My favorite piece of furniture is Hutton’s coral colored reproduction of an 18th century, Chinese root chair originally in the Randolph Hearst collection. The silk chenille leopard cushions are the perfect finishing touch for this over-the-top, more-is-more  piece.


Our custom-made temple birdcages were a direct inspiration from the gardens at Dawnridge, Tony Duquette’s Beverly Hills studio.  We fabricated the cages with faux bronze finials and glass bead trim. For the show, we embellished the cages with garlands of fresh orange Mokara orchid garlands and Tillandsia trim.


The canaries were so happy singing and eating from my grandmother’s seed filled Limoges tea cups and saucers.


We created a succulent garland on this beautiful wood carved gilded Buddha sculpture. The table and chairs were antique carved ‘Blackwood’ from India painted white.


We combined the  most beautiful coral peonies, purple Aeoniums. Tillandsia Xerophytum, Mood Moss and string of pearls succulents arranged  in Tony Duquette’s iconic  giant clam shells.


Hutton’s newly designed line of china in Lapis Lazuli were so beautiful. Purple Rothschild’s orchids formed live floral chargers for a finishing touch.


A Tony Duquette signed custom-made malachite rug  formed the base for this table setting.  A collection of coral branches, billy balls, succulents and orchid stems filled this vintage mother of pearl mosaic bowl.

We are thankful for the talent and the creative eye of  Susan Bordelon for the beautiful photography.

Tony Duquette

Robinson Gardens

Susan Bordelon Photography




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