by Marisa Marcantonio

Just back from LA, where I attended the Gala opening of Maison de Luxe, held at Greystone mansion. Pamela Jaccarino, the editor in chief of Luxe Interiors and Design assembled masses of talent from around the country to create visions of grandeur in this storied Hollywood set of a house. She let them do their thing and the results are pretty spectacular. If you are in LA drop by, the house is festooned until December 22nd!

And so we begin the tour, with a look at Timothy Corrigan's crimson tinged grand entry foyer, first floor and grand center hall.

Masses of red Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and old Hollywood black and white photos from Jim McHugh made the massive entry inviting.

Wowza- a colorful marble inlaid console redolent of the Medici with a portrait from around the same time hanging above it sets the stage for what is to come.

With the holidays upon us, I can't think of a better way to bring on the glamour than with red everywhere. The enormous JF Chen orb hanging from the ceiling is a statement maker if there ever was one.

Red velvet upholstery surrounds a low cerused wood coffee table with ancient artifacts on it. Corrigan loves his antiques and who can blame him? He incorporates them beautifully.

This silver sconce is to die for.

Eric Butterbaugh Design did the magnificent flowers.

More to come! As they say in LA, please standby...