The La Cienega Design Quarter has been a cornerstone for cultured shoppers looking for top quality design for the home since the 1950’s. Known as LCDQ this district is made up of beautiful courtyards, alluring window design with loads of antiques, furniture, rugs, accessories and art. It makes sense that this design mecca is known as the “shopping heart” of the interior design profession. You can also visit some of L.A.’s yummiest and glamorous restaurants and bistros along with fashion boutiques and salons making LCDQ the West Coast Style destination.
We grew up hanging out on La Cienega Boulevard, roaming the clubs and hanging out in swanky restaurants in the 80’s. The design district is just over the hill from where we live at La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. No strangers to this posh design district, we made our first rounds beginning with the Sherle Wagner International showroom. Sherle Wagner is the premier source for luxury and bath fittings, accessories and hardware in LA. Our eyes feasted on materials such as crystal, porcelain and 18k & 24k gold finishes for the bath. They offer exquisite hand-painted basins, handles, sinks, counter tops and wall paper as well as customized designs. When you get that super fastidious client, this is the place to take them. Most memorable for us however, we were treated so nicely by the associates that work there. Hats off!
Sherle Wagner International
Just opened two months ago, we had the pleasure of walking into Cygal Art Deco, offering yacht-style furniture selections. This style furniture can be used for life at sea and also for a very distinctive look for any discerning client. We wish them the best of luck in the coming months and years at their new home on La Cienega!
Cygal Art Deco
It’s like the clouds parted and the heavens sang when walking into McKinnon and Harris – aluminum furniture for the estate, garden and yacht. The use of natural light to create a serene and meditative space with a highly edited palette is the result of collaboration with creative partner, Los Angeles architect Scott Natvig. You really must go see it. The La Cienega Design Quarter showroom is the third location joining New York City and London.
McKinnon and Harris
A fun place and always something unique to find is in the Mecox Los Angeles showroom. For that special piece, you can find local artists’ work as seen here in the alley by Tricia Strickfaden (leftmost paintings below) or re-edition and antique furnishings, books and accessories for the home. We’d just caught the tail end the book signing event by designers Susanna Salk and Jeffrey Alan Marks.
Mecox Los Angeles
Greeting us at the Hollyhock showroom were beautiful floral bouquets delicately propped in handmade pottery. A great partner to this offering are the hand painted waste baskets, dioramas and lighting fixtures. This is the place to find refined and exquisite antique, vintage and one-of-a kind pieces for the home.
Hollyhock Antique, Vintage and New Furnishings
As was the case with the LCDQ event, there were parties galore. Margaret Russell, EIC Architectural Digest and Michael Smith hosted an invitation only Tribute Party in the Jasper showroom on Thursday night. DJ’d music, tossed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, it was the place to mingle with designers sharing stories and making connections.
Architectural Digest Tribute Party, Jasper Showroom