It was here Patricia Giddings’ talent as an interior designer came into full
focus. Before she met Ed Giddings, she had established a background in art, fabric, furniture and antiques. True, she had already met the challenge of finding the ways and means of decorating Edward Giddings’ wide-open villas, of acquiring materials in far-off places in Mexico, of originating handmade work, of locating antiques. But in Southern California, she faced the formidable task of satisfying the tastes of some of the most discriminating clients imaginable.
“Soon after we arrived in California’s Newport Beach, I met Claire Robinson. This was an exciting event in my life, for she is a talented, gifted designer having designed homes for some of the most discerning of clients in California and throughout the world,” Patricia says today. “She joined me in creating interior design for much of Ed’s work. We worked closely together on Casa Buena Vida on Linda Isle, traveling to Mexico to buy antiques and art objects. Together, at one time, Claire and I established a design business and showroom in our office building."
For more on this topic please refer to our book, “Edward Paul Giddings Art and Architecture of Passion”