“Fun and formal” is the motto of the owner, Kristina Knapic who bought and refurbished the sprawling Acacia Mansion in 2004. Nestled in the center of the Ojai Valley on what used to be hundreds of acres of orange groves is now a walled Estate close to Downtown Ojai.
Enjoy this photo shoot showcasing Acacia Mansion put together by a team of Modele vendors:
Amber Hiatt – Model
Attasalina Photography – Photographer
Felici Events – Visionary; Producer
La Tavola Linen – Linen
Sarah Jackson – Hair and Make up
Shell’s Petals – Floral Designer
Sugarcube Press – Invitation / Paper Design
During the town’s earliest days, many came to learn the teachings of Krishnamurti of the Krotona Institute and one wealthy follower, a widow named Madeleine Baird, built her dream home. Madeleine brought many artisans from Europe to create a jaw dropping two-story entryway with alabaster floors and stained glass windows. Many of the ceilings are hand painted and the sweeping iron staircase is a beautiful backdrop for photos. Here is a taste of the mansion with images featured in our first issue.