As the article concludes, “I wanted to create an environment where you felt transported to a different time and place,” says Stanton, a prominent Los Angeles antiques dealer, lounging on the drawing room’s balcony. Specifically, he had in mind Britain during the Arts and Crafts era. “From my buying trips in the English countryside, I started to study the work of two great architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Baillie Scott,” the Anglophile explains. “Both borrowed techniques and elements from many periods and countries, and that’s what I wanted to do here because my collections are very eclectic.”
I am pleased to be featured in the October issue of Architectural Digest. My home in Laguna Beach has evolved after years of collecting and many buying trips to England and Europe.
The dining room is layered with a mixture of 18th and 19th century elements including 18th century armchairs from France, an early 19th century dining table from England, an 18th century painted marble top table from Italy and an 18th century gilt wood and crystal chandelier.
This view of the drawing room is one of my favorite areas in my home. The pair of late 19th century upholstered chairs from a manor home in England is accompanied by a early 19th century marble top gueridon table from France and a 19th century twisted leg table from England. The large wheel on the wall on the balcony is actually a cog from a factory in England.
The sitting area in my bedroom is anchored by an 18th century trompe l’ oeil Armoire from Italy with a Lois XVI daybed from France, a pair of 19th centuryupholstered chairs (available in Lee Stanton Editions) and an 18th century camphor wood chest from England.