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Up On The Roof

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For a while now I have been toying with the idea of doing 
a series...of series 
Hopefully the beautiful images and design ideas I come across in my daily work will be just the thing to spark a long held design dream of yours.
That being said, I would like to introduce you to my first Series entitled "Up On The Roof"...and what better way than to start with a roof garden I am sure is close to all our hearts.
One of Paris' best held secrets. The luxurious Hermes Roof Garden,
high above 24 Faubourg Saint-Honore 
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Cherubs whisper  secrets holding guard as you entry this area from the upper paved walk
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 roses, sage, rosemary, hibiscus, balsam, hawthorn, magnolias, lilies  were chosen specifically to perfume the air

Pears and apples were chosen as well for their spring bloom
A small grass area was included for laying out and watching the beautiful Paris sky go by
In house and head perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena taking a moment to enjoy
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And the woman behind it all Hermes head gardener Yasmine clips , prunes , waters and perfects this magical  site
all images via Pinterest


  1. Thank you for showing me the 'Hermes roof garden'
    wonderful to think all that can grow on a roof.
    Look forward to seeing more in your series.

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  3. Roof gardening is an art unto itself. Not only for the plant limitaions due to winds & pollution but also the soil and drainage issues. I am glad you appreciated.
    Unfortunately it is open by invitation only.

  4. Very nice indeed!

    Is there a list of the plants available?