DwellStudio Goes Brick & Mortar

June 27, 2012 Haute Shops
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I’m so impressed and inspired by the way DwellStudio founder and Creative Director Christiane Lemiuex has built her ever-expanding brand. Launched in 1999 with a focus on bedding and soft goods, DwellStudio has since expanded to include chic, modern items for every room in the home including furniture, home accessories, rugs, tabletop and artwork as well as as a line of stylish baby and k …

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Inside Kelly Wearstler’s Flagship Boutique on Melrose

February 9, 2012 Designers We Love
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As  a designer Kelly Wearstler has conquered nearly every category imaginable. From magnificent residences, hotels, resorts and restaurants to fabrics, rugs, tabletop, bedding and home accessories, she has brought her signature style of modern glamour to the masses. Last Fall she added fashion designer to her list of credentials with the launch of her first ready-to-wear collection and s …

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Nathan Turner’s New Digs

January 26, 2012 Decorating
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After outgrowing his old digs in Almont Yard, interior designer Nathan Turner has moved his eponymous decor shop to a prime location on Melrose Ave and during my trip to LA last month I made sure to stop by to check out the new space. The shop’s vibe reflects Nathan’s eclectic and bohemian aesthetic and it’s filled to the brim with antiques, vintage, art and accessories plus treasures …

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Haute Shop: Rummage

August 25, 2011 Designers We Love
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My friend, interior designer Kishani Perera, recently opened up a lovely little shop called Rummage on Beverly Blvd in LA that’s full of one-of-a-kind vintage treasures re-worked with Kishani’s colorful, whimsical magic. It’s no secret that Kishani is the decorator of choice for Hollywood celebrities like Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel and Molly Simms, but now anyone can get a piece of he …

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A Chic Peek Inside Hillary Thomas’ Chic Shop Plus a Tour of Her Design Studio!

May 28, 2011 Design Scouting
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During a recent trip to LA one of the top items on my agenda was to get to Brentwood to check out interior designer Hilary Thomas‘ newly opened Chic Shop.  Hilary says she always wanted to open up a shop to showcase the wonderful treasures she’s collected over the years along with her some of her own designs so once her best friend Clara Hendon joined her as a business partner a year an …

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Nickey Kehoe

May 4, 2011 Haute Shops
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Whenever I’m in LA I always hit up the city’s best design shops but one place I never managed to get to until recently is Nickey Kehoe and I’m so glad I finally had a chance to check it out! Located on Highland Ave just north of Melrose, the rustic space is filled with a worldly and well-priced mix of furnishings and accessories, vintage treasures and one-of-a-kind finds. The shop’s …

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