Get interior inspiration at these top home decor stores in Los Angeles.
Adapted from Home Style by Suzanne Ennis in Where Los Angeles Magazine March 2016
L.A. has long offered great resources to help you feather your nest, but top shops across the county are bringing fresh energy to the local design scene. Stop in to find interior inspiration and decor to bring home, and feel free to go big: Isn’t that why white-glove delivery was invented?
They’re go-tos for A-listers like Jessica Alba and Jimmy Kimmel, and now the Consort interior-design duo, Brandon Quattrone and MyDomaine’s Mat Sanders, are bringing their playful and chic style to you. With partner Marie Goble, they filled their new shop with Consort custom furniture (including the ‘80s-inspired bed on our cover)as well as vintage and new finds. Also look for souvenir-perfect items like locally made ceramics and a brass sculpture of a hand flipping the bird. 6918 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.930.5688. consort-design.com
RH Modern Gallery
In a move that speaks to L.A.’s design cred, juggernaut Restoration Hardware picked West Hollywood for the site of its first freestanding RH Modern Gallery, home to the brand’s new line of modern furniture. There you can see (and order) thousands of items to furnish every room of your home, all featuring clean lines and neutral tones that harmonize with the brand’s more traditional designs. 8772 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 424.281.1326. rhmodern.com
Serena & Lily
A little bit preppy, a little bit Cali, Serena & Lily pieces are as fresh as an ocean breeze. The Sausalito-based lifestyle brand’s first L.A. design shop sports a textile-swatch wall that inspires you to mix and match colors and patterns, as well as original art, bedding, select furniture pieces and much more. All in-stock items ship within a week, so most finds can be waiting for you when you get home. 8422 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.852.3191. serenaandlily.com
This semi-hidden Hermosa Beach gem, owned by designer-builders Steve and Farnaz Reneker, marries modern and Scandinavian-inspired design with contemporary beach living (think durable, clean-lined and cheerful). Picks include Sagaform picnic blankets, Louis Poulsen lighting and Skargaarden teak outdoor furniture. This month, also check out work by L.A.-based photographer Jill Paider. 618 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, 310.374.4300. hermosa-design.com
HD Buttercup’s new downtown Arts District location is a 30,000-square-foot former warehouse filled with furniture, carpets and accessories, with a salon-style installation of modern and contemporary art occupying the second floor. 2118 E. 7th Place, downtown, 213.223.9800. hdbuttercup.com
From bespoke lighting to antique furnishings, Paul Ferrante has been the L.A. design community’s go-to for the last 50 years. Shop their Melrose Place showroom or Pacific Design Center outpost for custom reproduction pieces that are perfect for today, but pay homage to traditions of the past. 8464 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323.653.4142; Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B-362, West Hollywood, 310.854.4412. paulferrante.com
They do make ‘em like they used to, evidenced by this boutique rug company founded by L.A.-based Erik Lindström. The Venice flagship is a kaleidoscope of hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs made from fine natural materials in contemporary and transitional patterns. In addition to leading an in-house design team, Lindström collaborates with top artists to create special collections. For example, Karim Rashid developed Korgamy, an example of which is seen at left. 1733 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Suite A, Venice, 310.306.8700. lindstromrugs.com