Japanese design principles and a beachy L.A. vibe unite in a serene backyard sanctuary
Photo by Bret Gum; written by Sharon Cohoon
The elements of shibui, according to André: peaceful and quiet. Subtle beauty with underlying complexity. Tranquil but not boring. He evokes these principles with the staghorn ferns hung over the sofa, which mimic the stag antlers that he found in Oregon and mounted at the wall’s top.