ISSUE 8  |  LA Midcentury

Shopper’s Diary: Hollywood at Home in Los Angeles

February 22, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Zak Profera

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An essential stop for LA-bound interiors aficionadoes: the Hollywood at Home showroom on La Cienega, located in the heart of the design district. Opened by designer Peter Dunham in 2007, Hollywood at Home is a modern bazaar of eclectic findings that reflects Dunham's worldly perspective (he was raised in France, spent his summers in Spain, studied modern languages at Oxford, and lived in Manhattan before relocating to Los Angeles). With its easygoing global spirit, Hollywood at Home feels quintessentially Californian: a melange of new and old, classical and casual, Anglo-meets-Angeleno, or, as the LA Times calls it, "Merchant Ivory Moderne."

N.B. In March, Dunham is opening a second location of Hollywood at Home at 750 N. La Cienega; the new store will carry Dunham's furniture line, while the original boutique will focus on fabrics and textiles, including Dunham's own fabric line (a fresh collection of Indian and North African-influenced prints), as well as fabric collections by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Lisa Fine, John Robshaw, and Carolina Irving, and two new lines: RP Miller and Danielle & Sachrijara Handwoven Fabrics. To see a portfolio of interior projects, go to Peter Dunham Design.

Above: The red awning signifies Dunham's jaunty approach to design.

Above: Throughout the store, Dunham displays his finds against a backdrop of vibrantly patterned fabric offerings.

Above: "Vintage books are my favorite decorating device," Dunham says.

Above: A set of three Moroccan-Style Tole Lanterns that Dunham purchased at a closing sale of a famous Hollywood prop house.

Above: A pair of 1940s Armchairs Upholstered in Kashmir Paisley in tea/red; available on 1st Dibs.

Above: Pair of Mahogany Paul McCobb Armchairs upholstered in Dunham's Samarkand linen; available on 1st Dibs.

Above: Stacks of textiles on a vintage daybed.

Above: Details of exotic throws on offer.

Photos by Zak Profera and courtesy of Peter Dunham.