Bathrooms, Presenting Two Lovelys For Your Enjoyment

The texture here is delicious - heavy, knotty beams, old used brick, wide-wide plank flooring. It makes me want to barefoot walk in a soft comfortable robe ..... touching gently with fingertips the room's lovely parts:

- the bricks, feel their roughness

- the edge points of the elk rack holding the knubby towel

- the glass of the windows, its span, feel its width

- the sole chair, its curves and its decorative carving

I love this - but it is a whole different look, a whole different world. Unexpectedly I find the Far East. Unexpectedly again - check out the cement flooring and half wall. I believe the counter is cement also but with a glossy finish. It is coolness ..... it is serenity ..... its zen!

This bathroom is for the self of me that yearns for that sensual touch of Oriential, that spa-type self of me. This is for the self of me that loves simplicity and loves se - re - ni - ty. Yes .... I am seeing that self and I could translate and learn the spirit of the Orient. This minimalism look is good for the spirit.

Veranda Hosts Party At Greystone Mansion

Leave it to Veranda Magazine to throw a chic event at a nice Beverly Hills house. Greystone Mansion is a 45,000 sf, 55-room, Tudor-style house that sits on 16 acres and was the site of Veranda's first California Show House.

The Show House opening night was hosted by absolutely-fabulous designer Nathan Turner chaired along with Mary McDonald and Ann Getty, working with the (obviously successful) party theme "Chinoiserie au Jardin."

Partnering with the City of Beverly Hills and Friends Of Greystone, the hugely successful Greystone Mansion Show House was the result of some 24 top interior and landscape designers selected by Veranda whom restored and transformed Greystone.
The Los Angeles Times covered the event with photographer Gary Friedman (photos here of the reception room, the morning room, the grand salon ballroom and the master sitting room are from the Times piece). For more photos including a slideshow and coverage from that article, click here.

Nathan Turner is listed in our Directory of Designers listed geographically, his shop is located in Los Angeles.
Greystone House is now a public park within Los Angeles and its house and grounds has often been used in film and television. The house's descending staircase is one of the most famous sets in Hollywood.

Shot on Location
All of Me
Big Lebowski
The Bodyguard
Dead Ringer
Death Becomes Her
Gilmore Girls (The Chilton Academy)
I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That) (music video)
Indecent proposal
It's Like That (Music Video)
MacGyver (Season 1 Episode 12)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Benjamin Gates and Abigail Chase's mansion. Seen when Conner, Abigail's date, drives her up to the front door, filmed in the courtyard of the Mansion)
Rock Star
Rush Hour
The Disorderly Orderly
The Prestige
The Puppet Masters
Spider-Man 2[5]
Stripes (Outside Courtyard)
There Will Be Blood[3]
It's Like That(Mariah Carey song) (Music Video)
We Belong Together (Music Video)
The Witches of Eastwick
Winter Kills

Jan Pozzi - Impressionist Oil Painter And How We Met

"Moments and movements, frozen in time

and space . . . daydreams preserved . . . memories

hazy with the distance of time . . . a scene

blurred by the motion of passing . . . these are impressions.

Using an intensely personal style and technique, my

impressions evoke remambrance, imperfect

with the distance or time and imaginings."

- - By Jan Pozzi

I met artist Jan Pozzi because she was everywhere.

I was in need of an artist who did murals, who did trompe l'oiels.
I have been wanting to write about decorative painting such as color washing, marbling, sponging, ragging, in the creation of beautiful homes. I'd include the mastery of these various paint forms from recipe to wall beautiful. But I also wanted to share about the the transformation of an area with well done murals and trompe l'oiels.

Jan Pozzi was my girl - she had seemingly touched and had an impression on almost every spot in Rockford, Illinois.

My first introduction to her was the result of a trompe l'oeil (French, meaning 'to trick the eye') painting she did. The particular work I am referring to (not shown here) is a trompe l'oeil she did for the Rockford Womans Club in one of its bathrooms. We see a hankerchief on a trunk, with personal items lying atop - gloves, a pair of glasses, etc. To the eye effectively the items seem to be right there. But, what is right there however is a painting of a hankerchief on the trunk and the hankerchief 'draping' over the trunk sides. Similarly, painted images of gloves and glasses, appear and are done so well with her perfectly applied perspective and skill, that these items appear real. Trompe l'oeil is visual joke of a sort. Its intent is to deceive, which sets it apart from ordinary still life paintings. Jan Pozzi does this art form quite well.

Although she paints in almost every art style imaginable, Pozzi is an established impressionist oil painter - this is where she absolutely flourishs. Characteristics of impressionist painting include visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

Pozzi's impressionist oil paintings hang on walls of private homes, galleries and philanthropic organizations. As an editor of an interior design magazine, I'd be negligent not to share this talent with you.

Her portfolio is also full of murals, trompe l'oiels, that she has been commissioned to do and you never know where they may show up. They are on walls, ceilings, or other large permanent surfaces and include planes and paratroopers, landscapes, seascapes, hockey players, pixies and ice skaters and are in both residences, businesses and various sites that all seem to lovingly help support the walls of the City. Jan Pozzi is very well known for her significant amount of philanthropic work, donating her time, resources and of course her art for charitable causes.

Extremely talented, and certainly not in any way ordinary, artist Jan Pozzi may be contacted at 815-877-1901 or 815-519-5501.