After purchasing their residence in 2005, Max and Lubov Azria (Chief Creative Design Directors at BCBGMAXAZRIA) chose to renovate the home (originally built in 1938), turning it into a personal oasis that fulfills the need for family, friends...and acts as a luxury vacation destination. Our Editors asked the fashionable power couple if we could take a tour of their sprawling estate.
There is a touch of Hollywood Regency in addition to a worldly influence, with my French background and Lubov’s Ukrainian heritage bringing an international spirit to our home.
"My wife Lubov and I remodeled the house to be a home for our entire family. All of my six children and Lubov’s parents have rooms. The guest list changes with the season. We have family from France, friends from China…and, of course, their newborns and pets are welcome as well! The décor is inspired by our different travels and favorite hotels and restaurants. There is a touch of Hollywood Regency in addition to a worldly influence, with my French background and Lubov’s Ukrainian heritage bringing an international spirit to our home." -Max Azria
Nature was a big influence. The harmony of sun, earth, fire and water are present in the décor. We named it “House of the Sun” because of the many antique French soleil mirrors covering the walls. In the front entrance hall, a crystal chandelier hangs from the double-height ceiling and spills dramatically over an earthy, petrified-wood table, pooling on the ground like water.
My purpose of remodeling this home was to create a place where our family could gather. The goal was to have everything within hand’s reach. I wanted to create the ultimate playground for my family and friends. Important elements of the house are color, texture and pattern—the same elements as fashion design." -Max Azria