by Marisa Marcantonio

One of the most imaginative design events is the annual La Cienega Design Quarter's Legends of Design in Los Angeles. I am thrilled to be attending as an Ambassador this year,  and from May 7th through 9th the days are  filled with wonderful panel discussions, parties and launch events along the boulevard.  Showrooms and shops, sponsored by the fantastic list of publications and companies below, will have said events,  their windows decorated in the theme Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design.  I have covered the amazing designer-created windows before, where designers takeover the window displays of the participating design stores and showrooms along La Cienega, creating a theme-specific spectacle, appropriate for their proximity to Hollywood. This year, there will be over 40 windows designed around the the theme of bringing stories to life from the pages of classic novels and books (find the complete list below). I cannot wait to join fellow Blogger Ambasadors Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence, Ronda Carman of All the Best, Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage, Lisa Mende, Nicole Cohen of Sketch 42, Remodelista's Julie Carlson, La Dolce Vita's Paloma Contreras, and Jill Seidner of Material Girls. 

If you will be in CA, register in advance for the wide array of events here. Follow the goings-on I will be sharing on my Instagram: @stylebeatblog and @lcdqla at the hashtag #LCDQLA

There will be many La Cienega Boulevard drivers craning their necks to get a good look at the spectacular window designs created this year by:

Catherine Kwong – George Smith (north window) – Mrs. Dalloway

Christian May – Woven Accents – 1001 Arabian Nights

Christos Prevezanos – Stark Home

Cliff Fong – Dragonette (south) – The Beautiful Fall

Cloth & Kind – Sydney Harbor – Goldfinger

David Kleinberg Design Associates – Therien – The Custom of the Country

David Phoenix Interior Design – Jonas

Dee Murphy – MK Collection

Diane von Furstenberg – The Rug Company – Out of Africa

Doug & Gene Meyer – Dragonette (north) – The Fountainhead

Erin Martin – Jamal’s

Erinn Valencich – Egg & Dart (north) – Tender is the Night

Everage Design – Egg & Dart (south) – Enchanted April

Hallworth Design – Lee Stanton (north)

Harte Brownlee & Associates – Mecox – The Invisible Man

Hayes & Howells – George Smith (south)

House of Honey – Nanz/Remains – Animal Farm

Jackson Paige Interiors – JD Staron

James Rixner – Janet Yonaty

Jeff Andrews – Claremont – Fifty Shades of Grey

Jeffrey Hitchcock – Downtown– Fahrenheit 451

Jen Dyer of Jeneration Interiors – Gina Berschneider – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

JB Campise of Jon Brent Design – Jasper

Kathleen Clements Design – Lee Stanton (south) – Grace: A Memoir

Kerry Joyce Associates – Mansour – 1984

Kylee Shintaffer Design/Codor Design – Ralfs (North)

Madeline Stuart – Compas – Harold and the Purple Crayon

Mark D. Sikes – Hollyhock (both) – Orient Express

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design – Nathan Turner – Golden Eye

Maxime Jacquet – Jean de Merry – The Secret Garden

Molly Luetkemeyer of M Design – Harbinger – Lord of the Flies

Oliver M. Furth – Waterworks

Paul Brant Williger Architecture – Renaissance Hardware – The House of Mirth

Platner & Co. – Sherle Wagner – The Alchemist

Thomas Callaway – Harbinger – A Moveable Feast

Tim Clark Inc. (Chaz Brewer) – Downtown – The Odyssey

Timothy Corrigan – Fuller Roberts – Valley of the Dolls

Tristan Butterfield – Scalamandre – A Passage to India

See you in LA!