Friday, September 14, 2012

Architectural Happenings- Garden, Part 2

This is part 2 of the garden blog of a client/friend's home in Southern California.

 This use to be a full size tennis court and now it's party central!

I am big on eye falls and here they abound.

 Tents, umbrellas, fabulous peeling murals, bocce ball court and casitas -
take a look with me.

Peeling mural on one of the walls of the tennis court.

We bought this chandelier in San Francisco on a shopping trip. 
We spray painted it orange, then filled it with Christmas tree lights.

This is the fixture lighted for a party at  night time.

The chandelier we used is called the "Neo Baroque Chandelier" from Abigail Ahern. 
Pictured above is from her website.

They come in two colors and they have two different sizes.

 I used the large white one.

This is what it looked like before lights & spray paint.

This is looking towards the entrance to the tennis court, an oblique on the court.

This oblique moves around the garden - Here it is at the entrance of the house before a party.

One of the tents on the court!

Entrance to the tennis court with purple lanterns hanging.

An interesting eye fall - what your eye sees when you enter a home.

My client built these casitas (which means a small house) to use as storage on the tennis court. She painted and put tile roofs on them. Cool idea.

Isn't that fountain beautiful?

 A view of the casitas.

Bocce ball court

Chairs at the ready surrounding the bocce ball court.

We used rugs to shade a viewing portion of the bocce ball court.

These are the poles that hold up the rugs for shade.

I adore this whole outdoor area.

What great use of a unused tennis court.

What do you think of my client's home?

Dear readers, let me know.

Have a lovely weekend!




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  1. Having just seen a tennis court relagated to a vegetable garden, I am amused to see yet another use. Being a tennis player, I'd keep the court, but imagine having such a big blight on the landscape if you did not care for the game! Very smart!

    1. So glad you came over to the blog for a visit-it was an used tennis court put to grand use. love peggy

  2. Hi Peggy -
    Omgosh, this is really divine! Looks like something out of Italy. I love the peeling mural and the columns. A beautiful terrace to lounge and enjoy!!

  3. Thanks for the comment Loi-it is unspectacular, if I must say. come for a visit. love peggy

    1. meant to say spectacular don't know where that un came from-I am guessing Moi!

  4. Peggy, these photos are just gorgeous and they make everything look so inviting. I can't decide whether I want to curl up with a good book or party hearty with my BFFs (and perhaps a few cute pool boys!). Now, where do they keep the champagne?

  5. How sweet of you to come by + leave a comment. We will tell you later where the champagne is kept. love peggy