JOURNALISTIC

by Marisa Marcantonio

Sometimes you want to make a quick jot and pull an attractive notebook out of your tote, instead of a ratty old spiral bound excuse for a notebook. What's better than your favorite interior fabrics on accessories? Both Roberta Roller Rabbit and Peter Dunham's Hollywood at Home have attractive fabric-bound options to help keep you looking good while list making. Whether you keep a journal, sketches or musings, you will have the proper paper close at hand.

Peter Dunham's new fabric covered books in his signature prints and new West Hollywood map print, Star Map by artist Konstantin Kakanias are available at Hollywood at Home.

Roberta Freymann, darling of the jaunty Indian printed caftan, has new journals in some favorite patterns at Roberta Roller Rabbit. I spotted these on a recent trip to her newly expanded Palm Beach store.

Photo courtesy of Paper Source
Inspired by early botanical drawings, this Liberty fabric notebook from Paper Source has full blown peonies on it for an instant mood lift.

HOLLYWOOD AT HOME PART II

by Marisa Marcantonio

Interior designer Peter Dunham's Hollywood at Home California comfortable empire is expanding along La Cienega. He recently opened a shop in one of the best storefronts for his furniture, so he occupies 724 and 750 N. La Cienega Boulevard. A few spaces down from his other location, which I covered on Stylebeat here, the new locale is filled with his furniture designs as well as his accessories. With all of Peter's livable locations, this one also raises the question, "When can I move in?"

Photos courtesy of Peter Dunham
The bay windows face La Cienega and the back opens onto a courtyard. I love LA.

Peter moving in.

Framed wood block prints, an indigo striped rug and solid sofa with a mass of printed ethnic pillows say comfort central.

You may recognize the leaf patterned fabric shown here, it became a Peter Dunham fave years ago. The soft palette and finishes are wonderful because nothing screams "I am glaringly brand new."

Take your pick- pillows, accessories and chairs await.

If you need it now, you can buy off the floor, but you can also order com and have it made. Aren't the green lanterns cool?

With Peter, it is all about the mix- weathered finishes, textural rugs, striped and printed fabrics, pottery and glass lamps are displayed throughout.

This chaise is just waiting to be lounged in. The nice girls that work there get to enjoy the courtyard!

An accessories moment: patinated finishes and a colorful ikat shade.

Time for a tete a tete.

The casual cozy combinations in the store is what makes it so appealing.

Abstract art work and a rough hewn table and benches look great together.

And let's not forget the great vintage books he has too.

FUN WITH FABRIC: NEW LINE R.P. MILLER FROM RODMAN PRIMACK DEBUTS IN LA

by Marisa Marcantonio

While visiting the Hollywood at Home open house during Westweek, I discovered a brand new fabric collection, R.P. Miller. Designed by Rodman Primack, the textile collection was inspired by 18th and 19th Century Japanese woodblock prints, and comes in an earthy palette of deep reds, indigo blues, and easy to use neutrals. Rodman, an interior designer and art expert, brings his global perspective from time London as the Chairman of Phillips de Pury and Company into his warm modern interiors. As an expert in contemporary art, his career has included working for Larry Gagosian, Christie's, and most significantly for his design career, New York-based designer Peter Marino.
He explained how his grandmother inspired his design interest that influences him daily, "I have always been inspired by Japan and spent much of my childhood in my grandparents exquisite modernist Japanese home in Laguna Beach which was filled with textiles, antiques, lacquer ware, ceramics and art from their travels there. The collection is very personal and is in many ways an homage to my grandmother and all the beauty and adventure she shared with me. The Miller in RP Miller is for her, Mrs Miller. My love for all things Japanese led me to live in Japan for a time as a teenager and my appreciation for the aesthetic that imbues all aspects of life there has never abated".
Peter Dunham is the first to debut the collection at H at H, and I am so pleased he did!

I love the variety of pattern scales, from a large over scale floral to a tiny star pattern, the fabrics will work in many settings.

My favorite, the faux bois zig zag print on the sofa, resembles an old wood block print. It is made current by the large scale and fresh blue and white colorway.

The print is the center looks like rushing water with flowers, bringing the beauty of the natural world inside.

JOHN ROBSHAW TRANSFORMS HOLLYWOOD AT HOME

by Marisa Marcantonio

What fun is this! Hollywood at Home created a new designer room recently with John Robshaw. A designer creates their vision in the room, featuring their fabrics, furniture, and accessories to best display their collections. Lisa Fine and Martyn Lawrence - Bullard have also introduced their collection in this way, working their magic in the designer room area. Showcasing his newest block printed Indian textiles and accessories, the space is chock a block Robshaw. The hand printed collections have been there since June, and look incredibly chic mixed in with stylish Brit Peter Dunham's signature furniture line and vintage finds.

Little moments of fresh flowers and vintage books make Hollywood at Home so homey.

A wall of framed block prints really channel the wanderlust vibe.

A heavenly bed to instantly transport you to far off lands.

Layers of pattern and color make for a souk - like experience.

This patchwork wall of overlapping patterns is fabulous, how do I do that?!