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Report from LA: Legends of La Cienega Recap

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 19, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified May 18, 2015

Every May, a consortium of designers and showrooms in LA splash out a three-day design event called Legends LCDQ (for La Cienega Design Quarter). Julie and I made the pilgrimage a week ago to take in the parties, panel discussions, and shop window vignettes—and we're only just now coming up for air. Here's a look at a few of the things we admired along the way. It's a tradition at Legends to invite designers to create showroom windows around a theme. This year's topic: Where Muses Dwell inspired odes to everyone from David Bowie to Edit Piaf. Memorable moments from the week: Photos by Julie and Margot, unless otherwise noted.   Above: At Woven Accents ' vast showroom, husband-and-wife duo Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham of Hammer and Spear  created a fantasy loft space that included a kitchen backsplash made out of carpeting. Photograph via LA Times . Above: Marble as headboard? Another inventive use of materials at  Hammer and Spear 's Woven Accents  installation. Above: UK wallpaper company de Gournay , longstanding makers of hand-painted Chinoiserie designs, branches out with a new pattern by Kelly Wearstler, available at Nicky Rising .  Above:  Lee Stanton  hosted opening-night cocktails at his eponymous antiques shop and set up a photo booth using some of his own inventory with a backdrop by  Codor Design . (Lee also makes a line of natural furniture polishing creams; see  Furniture Care: Tips from an LA Antiques Maestro .) Above L:  Elizabeth Dinkel 's tribute to Julia Morgan, California's First Lady of architecture, in the window of wallpaper and fabric specialist  Nicky Rising . Above R: Fabrics by Australian designer Walter G. at Nicky Rising . Above:  Remains Lighting  has a new line designed by Commune , including this  Table Lantern . Photograph via Remains. Above L to R: Lads from London: Legendary international designer Nicky Haslam made the trip, as did Will Taylor of  Bright Bazaar —a self-described "young chap from the UK who is unashamedly hooked on hue." Photograph of Nicky Haslam at a party for his new book, A Designer's Life , by JL Photographers   Above: Artist Valerie Sobel joined us for a courtyard lunch at Jonas , makers of memorably comfortable upholstered furniture. Above: For  Hollywood at Home , Todd Nicky and Amy Kehoe of  Nicky Kehoe , members of the  Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory , built a Wes Anderson-style work bench vignette, vintage model mansion and Italian Plexiglas lamp included. "We applaud Anderson's ability to express the quirky greatness of mankind in beautifully humorous ways," they say. Above: It was an extremely well-groomed crowd.  Above: Meeting of the minds: with LA interior design duo Brandon Quattrone (L) and Mat Sanders (R) of Consort  (Mat is also a creative director at My Domaine ).  See more at Legends 2015 LCDQ . More Stories from Remodelista A Rooftop Oasis in Downtown LA The World Is His Oyster: Saltwater in Inverness, CA The DIY Wedding: An LA Designer's Boathouse Nuptials






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