Last week we headed to LA for the annual three-day Legends of La Cienega design festival, featuring nonstop panels and parties and window vignettes by a range of designers (the theme this year was Novel Interiors, with designers taking inspiration from classics like A Moveable Feast). Here are a few snapshots of things we spotted (and admired).
Some favorite quotes from the panel discussions:
• “I tell my clients that framed family photos don’t count as art.” –Timothy Corrigan
• “Our main job is to educate the public about the power of original design vs. knockoffs. If you’re looking for inexpensive design, Ikea does a great job.” –John Edelman, CEO of Design Within Reach
• “Working with Philippe Starck changed everything. Overnight, we went from the Navy chair to being a design company.” –Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of Emeco
• “Rooms should look evolved, not installed.” –Timothy Corrigan
• “Don’t start with the carpet. That’s how you end up with a decorated look.” –Betsy Burnham
• “Is the shelfie the new selfie? –Alison Clare Steingold, C Magazine
• “A house is like a face. If it’s got good bone structure, you just need a bit of makeup. If it doesn’t, you need plastic surgery.” –Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Above: Waiters awaiting guests at one of the Legends events. Photo by JL Photographers.
Above: The scene at Lee Stanton Antiques.
Above L: A courtyard painting at Lee Stanton Antiques rendered in Benjamin Moore house paint; photo by JL Photographers. Above R: Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe at the opening night party at Therien.
Above: A social media panel with Todd Nickey of Nickey Kehoe and David John Dick of Disc Interiors (both are members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory) and Shiva Rose (see Bohemian Glamor with a Santa Monica Stylemaker). Photo by JL Photographers.
Above: A window inspired by Edie: Girl on Fire, a paen to Edie Sedgewick, by Clements Design at Lee Stanton Antiques; photo by Grey Crawford.
Above: Valerie’s manicure.
Above: Zak Profera’s textile line, Zak + Fox, is now available at Hollywood at Home.
Above: A detail of Zak + Fox’s Uroko pattern.
Above L: A detail of the Woven Accents window (note the cleat painted the same matte blue as the walls). Above R: A faceted concrete planter outside the Judy Kameon-designed Balenciaga gardens next door to Woven Accents.
Above: Margot took this shot of The Rug Company founder Christopher Sharp and his son.