Last weekend I had the opportunity to walk around the design district in Los Angeles, and visit so many inspiring stores.
Here is my first selection, I wish I could stay there forever, but I will be back, there is so much still to explore and discover!
1. Kelly Wearstler
We are gonna start with the amazing designer Kelly Wearstler, in her glamorous store you can find jewelry, lighting, furniture, quirky art, and so many more things.
2. Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams
A client introduced me to this brand, Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, I had the pleasure to visit their massive showroom in Beverly Hills, where you can find an interesting mix of modern and traditional designs.
4. Restoration HARDWARE
The relatively new 40.000 square foot Restoration Hardware West Hollywood gallery is impressive, unlike other stores that bedroom, living room and bathrooms are separated categories, here they have created an environment that blurs the line between residential and commercial, interiors and exteriors, offline and online....
5. Nathan turner
This amazing boutique makes you travel into Nathan Turner's world, filled with vintage finds, classic pieces, all with a coastal vibe appropriated for a fourth generation Californian. They were getting ready for a design event that same afternoon, but they were so kind to let me in. He is also known because of his part on Million Dollar Decorator tv show. His pal on the show Martyn Lawrence Bullard has his studio next door.
A quick coffee break in this lovely coffee place Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in the little alley of Melrose place
Great colourful space I found on my way Maharan, a fabric store.
6. Big Daddy's Antiques
Big Daddy's Antiques is one of my favorite shops, you can find vintage and antique pieces, the stores are stage in a certain way so people see objects in a new way, they also create custom light fixtures using different vintage pieces. It's a paradise to get lost in!
7. HD Buttercup
A massive showroom style store with all types of furniture and styles, great place for inspiration. Also have a huge variety on rugs.
8. Design Center
And of course The Pacific Design Center, which I was totally shocked by the size of it, so I could just explored briefly, but took a great map to know all the greta vendors of furniture, fabrics, floor covering, architectural items, wall coverings, lighting, kitchen and bath products and accessories
And after this, running to the airport to be back to San Francisco.
L.A. it's being a pleasure, will be back soon :)