Tony Duquette: Though he's not necessarily related to AvroKo's eastward excursions, O'Neal couldn't help but tip her hat to Tony Duquette as the ultimate master of the East-West remix — the interior designer was known for incorporating elements of Chinoiserie into his rooms. His own 150-acre Malibu home, pictured here, was a veritable Shangri-La. “He blended European and Asian forms to create his own myth, a kind of through-the-looking-glass version that’s totally inauthentic, which is exactly what makes it work,” she says. “That’s what we’re doing too — our designs are our interpretations. They’re not meant to be exactly what they are. It's about the designer's vision.”
13 / 13

Tony Duquette: Though he's not necessarily related to AvroKo's eastward excursions, O'Neal couldn't help but tip her hat to Tony Duquette as the ultimate master of the East-West remix — the interior designer was known for incorporating elements of Chinoiserie into his rooms. His own 150-acre Malibu home, pictured here, was a veritable Shangri-La. “He blended European and Asian forms to create his own myth, a kind of through-the-looking-glass version that’s totally inauthentic, which is exactly what makes it work,” she says. “That’s what we’re doing too — our designs are our interpretations. They’re not meant to be exactly what they are. It's about the designer's vision.”