I touched down in LA and headed straight to West Hollywood to take a look at all the window designs coming together for the upcoming La Cienega Design Quarter's Legends event that begins on Tuesday. I made my way to a few of my favorite spots which I share below. Over the next few days, I will be participating in Legends, as a social media ambassador and moderating a Keynote panel. Follow along on my Instagram @stylebeatblog to see the best moments of the week. I will share the highlights next week, fueled by strong coffee and creative inspiration brought about from the design community gathered in Southern California.
First stop: the newly expanded Harbinger Home to see my friend Joe Lucas. I ran into Molly Luetkmeyer and Malcolm James Kutner putting the finishing touches on their Harbinger windows.
I got to catch up with Brian Paquette, in from Seattle for LCDQ, on this very cozy sofa
Next stop! Hollyhock. Suzanne Rheinstein is the original saloniste of the Los Angeles design scene. No one entertains like Suzanne, and her shop offers the best in classic decor with beautiful antiques and stunning decorative accessories found on her travels.
Designer Tammy Connor created a lovely window around a flora and fauna theme, with a handpainted flower adorned wall and blooming tree. I can't wait to see the finished window from the street.
Then I headed next door to Mecox Gardens. You can count on the Mecox locations around the country for the latest colorful accessories, trends and materials, merchandised like a well-styled home.
One of the newest additions to the La Cienega design shopping scene is Maine Design. Katie and Jason Maine, LA-based interior designers, have opened a store that captures their love of statement antiques and one-of-a-kind unique pieces in unusual materials.
Jason was hard at work preparing for their upcoming LCDQ debut