At Home With…

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Mariel Haenn

In our first edition of Inner Gardens “At Home With,” renowned stylist Mariel Haenn lets us inside her Venice Beach sanctuary. The stylist turned to her friend and interior designer Jessica Fogel Scott and Inner Gardens to transform her space. Photography by Michael Clifford.

Mariel Haenn (left) and Jessica Fogel Scott (right)

Mariel Haen standing near indoor plants by Inner Gardens

Mariel in her living room with Rare Specimen Succulent in Antique Indonesian Burl bowl by Inner Gardens.

Los Angeles-based interior designer Jessica Fogel Scott met celebrity fashion stylist Mariel Haenn at their children’s school and quickly bonded over their mutual obsession with black olive trees.

When Mariel and Jessica sat down to create the vibe of the home, Mariel stressed the importance of “Wanting my home to be a neutral calm sanctuary.” Whilst her busy lifestyle consists of styling some of the most famous women in the world (such as JLo, Camilla Cabello, and Gwen Stefani, among others), this lifestyle lends itself to lots of traveling and constantly being on the go.

“Coming home to a zen environment enriched by textures and colors that were grounding became the goal” said Jessica. She worked closely with Jana Feifer, Interior Plant Stylist at Inner Gardens, which specializes in plants that evoke rare shape and form.

Celebrity fashion stylist Mariel Haenn and interior designer Jessica Fogel

Mariel and Jessica

Ficus Petiolaris in grey ceramic planter
Ficus Petiolaris in Vintage Grey Cast Stone Planter by Inner Gardens.
Stan Bitters Thumbprint Planter Shown with a single-trunk Brachycition

Stan Bitters “Thumbprint Planter” shown with a single-trunk Brachychition from Inner Gardens.

Vintage Planter Carved of Limestone with Black Olive Tree
French Antique Limestone Vessel with Specimen Black Olive from Inner Gardens.
Having purchased a black olive tree from Inner Gardens for her own home, Jessica began utilizing plants as art and sculpture for her clients’ homes.

Mariel and Jessica were inspired by their mutual love of nature. Soon, the unique tiered shape of the black olive dictated the design of the space and Jessica came to Inner Gardens to source a linear black olive tree for Mariel’s living room.

Jessica then layered pieces with a patina of age and texture by accessorizing with vintage and antique vessels. Jessica and Mariel both enjoyed the process of pairing pieces like the Stan Bitters mid century modern “Thumbprint Planter,” shown above, with a distinctive limestone vessels found in Indonesia (all sourced through Inner Gardens).

“Plants are art and sculpture… they bring life into the home.” Jessica has such a love for her own collection of plants that they all have names, from “Mr. Miagi” to “Dancing Tina”… and we can’t forget “Cher”!

Inner Gardens specializes in pairing rare and unusual plant specimens with extraordinary vintage and modern planters and art.

Founder and celebrated landscape designer Stephen Block travels to the farthest corners of the world seeking art for the garden. He sources rare and unusual vessels, pottery, fountains, statuary, and objets d’art in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Our showrooms and nurseries in Los Angeles and Malibu are inhabited by rare plants and extraordinary vessels from around the world.

Feel free to reach out for a consultation!

Vintage bench for Inner Gardens, holding succulent and art books
Rare Opuntia Subulata in a low profile cast stone planter from Inner Gardens.


Pro Artisan Tall Phoenix Planter by David Cressey Stoneware C.1960

Pro Artisan Tall Phoenix Planter by David Cressey

Inner Gardens Collection round Avignon cast stone planter

Inner Gardens Avignon Planter

Vintage mid century bowl planter in black

Vintage Mid Century Bowl Planter