WHAT'S THE STORY: STORYTELLING BY DESIGN AT LA CIENEGA DESIGN QUARTER'S LEGENDS

by Marisa Marcantonio


High theatricality was on display recently along LA's La Cienega Boulevard and beyond, as over 40 interior designers shared their vision of Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design at this year's LCDQLA Legends event in the heart of the design district. Transporting the written word into visual moments, the creative designs were transporting and spectacular. Showrooms and shops along La Cienega, one of the best addresses to shop for antiques and vintage pieces, fabrics, furniture, art and more in California, are part of a longstanding, tight-knit design community.  My love for the design scene out there knows no bounds, and so I fully embraced participating as a Blogger Ambassador at this year's event.  Ahead, a look at many of the LA windows by night, the best time to see behind the glass. 

The surrealist window of Waterworks designed by Oliver M. Furth around the book "In Search of Lost Time"

Kerry Joyce's "1984" window stared out onto Melrose in a very creepy Orwellian way

With graphic charm, Madeline Stuart created a page from "Harold and the Purple Crayon" in Compas

Clements Design's silver foiled and painted window gleamed, re-creating their vision of Factory darling, "Edie: Girl on Fire" 

Photos by Grey Crawford courtesy of LCDQ

Photos by Grey Crawford courtesy of LCDQ

Designer Dee Murphy created a page out of "Memoirs of a Geisha" in the window of MK Collection

Mark D. Sikes went for blue and white in his "Orient Express" windows at Hollyhock

Molly Luetkemeyer of M Design Interiors channeled "Lord of the Flies"  at Harbinger

In the other window, Thomas Callaway created  "A Moveable Feast" with his new textile collection

 David Kleinberg Design Associates went all-out classic with "The Custom of the Country" at Therien

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Thomas Allardyce mixed antique styles to create "The Emperor's New Clothes" in one of the Janet Yonaty windows

Designed by Christian May,  the Woven Accents window filled with gold and rugs for "One Thousand and One Nights"

Sherle Wagner's window based on the book "The Alchemist" designed by Platner & Co. 

"Goldfinger" as imagined by design duo Cloth and Kind at Sydney Harbour Paint Company

An oversized green faux bois swirl provides the backdrop for "Frog and Toad" at Ralf's Antiques north window, designed by Kylee Shintaffer