MORE IS MORE- Hutton Wilkinson

last weekend i had the joy, the honor, the sheer delight to meet designer hutton wilkinson and his dear wife ruth at their new home in beverly hills. words that come to mind- glamorous, opulent, extravagant, according to him minimal! to me, a lesson in more is more!

what an experience- first a tour of hutton’s late business partner, the eccentric fantasy maker tony duquette’s, famous dawnridge home. words can’t even explain, almost too much to take in, the gardens, the stories, the color, the pattern, the details like i’ve never seen- what a moment! a moment of more is more!

next on the tour, right next door, hutton and ruth’s new home photographed earlier this year by christopher sturman for harper’s bazaar. where do i start? well we started in the 20 foot living room that literally overlooks the gardens of dawnridge- yes, right next door! coral red walls, animal print rugs and pillows, 17th-century venetian oil paintings, louis xv chairs- i could go on and on!

my favorite rooms were the master bedroom and ruth’s dressing room- chinoiserie wall paper, silk bed hangings, blues with greens, greens with blues- gorgeous! last not but least, there was a black crocodile hermes leather on the walls of hutton’s bathroom- he says minimal, i say more is more!

it’s not possible to fully describe the experience, if you want more read here and for even more make sure to watch the video of hutton talking about his design inspiration and his late business partner, the great tony duquette. i can’t wait to visit again, i want more!


master bedroom- a lesson in glamour!

chinoiserie everywhere!

ruthie’s blue and green dressing room!

a lesson in pretty!

the emerald green landing, also the library- a lesson in chic!

the dining room- a lesson in extravagant!

the black marble entry- a lesson in extravagant!

the 20 foot coral, gold and animal print living room- a lesson in more is more!

ruth and hutton at home- he says it’s minimal, i can’t wait to go back and see more!

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  1. mark…

    you are the best… ruth and i loved meeting you the other night… and look forward to seeing you again at “dawnridge”… anytime!!!

    keep in touch… all best… hutton

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