well, really it's the new restoration hardware in west hollywood, but as we entered into the double height entry with enormous bird cage chandeliers overhead, we couldn't help but think "hogwarts". all that was needed was a few mail owls winging about...
the dark and masculine interior vignettes kept the illusion going too- couldn't this almost be one of the common rooms of the castle?
outside though, the mediterranean- inspired garden is a little too sun-drenched to be hogwartsian, but it is still movie-set dramatic nonetheless, with mature olive trees and crushed limestone underfoot (this spectacular outdoor space was particularly magical when lit by candles during the opening night party).
well, i guess this water feature is still a little castle-like...
and goodness knows this seating area looks like it could seat hagrid the giant comfortably
hogwarts, beverly hills, i mean the new flagship of the restoration hardware chain, "the gallery", is open now, and worth a visit, if only to marvel at the theatricality of it all. they spent some serious bucks on the store and it shows (did we mention the in-house florist, and the tea shop?)
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