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Weekend Update: Legends of La Cienega Recap

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by Julie Carlson last modified May 18, 2014

Last week we headed to LA for the annual three-day Legends of La Cienega design festival, featuring nonstop panels and parties and window vignettes by a range of designers (the theme this year was Novel Interiors, with designers taking inspiration from classics like A Moveable Feast). Here are a few snapshots of things we spotted (and admired). Some favorite quotes from the panel discussions: • "I tell my clients that framed family photos don't count as art." —Timothy Corrigan • "Our main job is to educate the public about the power of original design vs. knockoffs. If you're looking for inexpensive design, Ikea does a great job." —John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach • "Working with Philippe Starck changed everything. Overnight, we went from the Navy chair to being a design company." —Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of Emeco  • "Rooms should look evolved, not installed." —Timothy Corrigan • "Don't start with the carpet. That's how you end up with a decorated look." —Betsy Burnham • "Is the shelfie the new selfie? —Alison Clare Steingold, C Magazine • "A house is like a face. If it's got good bone structure, you just need a bit of makeup. If it doesn't, you need plastic surgery." —Martyn Lawrence Bullard Above: Waiters awaiting guests at one of the Legends events. Photo by JL Photographers. Above: The scene at Lee Stanton Antiques . Above L: A courtyard painting at Lee Stanton Antiques rendered in Benjamin Moore house paint; photo by JL Photographers. Above R: Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe at the opening night party at Therien . Above: A social media panel with Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe and David John Dick of Disc Interiors (both are members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) and Shiva Rose (see Bohemian Glamor with a Santa Monica Stylemaker ). Photo by JL Photographers. Above: A window inspired by Edie: Girl on Fire, a paen to Edie Sedgewick, by Clements Design at Lee Stanton Antiques ; photo by Grey Crawford. Above: Well-shod antiquarian Lee Stanton with dapper Elle Decor interiors editor Robert Rufino. Above R: A whale tie clip sported by designer Joe Lucas of  Harbinger  and  Lucas Studio . Above:  Thomas Callaway's  window for  Harbinger  was inspired by A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Photo by Stacey Bewkes of  Quintessence .  Above L: An arrangement at  RTH Shop . Above R: Artist Valerie Sobel, a former interior designer and founder of the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation . Above: Valerie's manicure. Above: Zak Profera's textile line, Zak + Fox , is now available at Hollywood at Home . Above: A detail of Zak + Fox's Uroko pattern. Above L: Frances Palmer with one of her signature vases at Hollyhock . Above R: Kit Kemp's Egg and Dart rug at Christopher Farr .  Above: Christian May of  Maison21 Interior Decoration  was inspired by One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh in his window for  Woven Accents . Above L: A detail of the  Woven Accents  window (note the cleat painted the same matte blue as the walls). Above R: A faceted concrete planter outside the  Judy Kameon -designed Balenciaga gardens next door to Woven Accents. Above:  Hayes & Howells'  window at  George Smith  was inspired by The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Photo by Stacey Bewkes of  Quintessence . Above: I Married Adventure, the zebra-patterned 1940s classic, inspired a window by  Better Shelter  at  Remains Lighting . Photo via  Curve Improvement . Above: Margot took this shot of The Rug Company founder Christopher Sharp and his son.  Above: Designer  Jennifer Dyer  was inspired by Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at the Gina Berschneider showroom; photo via  Jeneration Interiors .   More Stories from Remodelista Required Reading: Lunch at the Shop by Peter Miller Shop the Bungalow: Friends and Neighbors in Austin, TX Makié Clothier on Thompson Street





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