L.A. Style File – Design Digs About Town

Los Angeles seemed such a long way to go for just the two days of the Design Bloggers Conference, so I was thrilled to go a couple days early and tag along with designing friends Suysel and Anne of Tilton Fenwick while they did a bit of client shopping. While it was a tad disappointing to discover that many of the charming West Hollywood shops are closed on the weekend, we still managed to visit several chic outposts of L.A. style.

Cain Modern is a well respected source of mid century and modern classics. Open to the public as well as the trade, they offer full design services as well as their curated collection of investment grade furnishings. I loved this custom designed side board with Greek key detailing. Hand painted in brushed silver and applied gold, it would be a fabulous statement piece in any room. The gorgeous Karl Springer brass pedestals are intended to be used for a dining table but I think their anthropomorphic shape would be stunning as occasional tables as well.

Lawson Fenning home design store in Los Angeles

Lawson Fenning is all about distinctive design combining a love of vintage with a respect for craft. Merging mid-century and Scandinavian inspiration with contemporary styling, their capsule collection, all made locally in Southern California, includes versatile pieces that have a chameleon like quality. Their chic Madison Desk for example could function fashionably in a bedroom or library, adapting to traditional or modern decor. Available to match a wide variety of standard paint colors, the chic lacquer finish is a designer’s dream.

Dragonette is an eclectic emporium of design finds occupying a coveted spot on the desirable La Cienega strip in West Hollywood. From art and collectibles to seating and lighting to vintage and runway jewelry, this airy establishment has it all. Spanning decades and disciplines, this shop is feast of eye candy.

1) A large folk art piece anchors a wall display  2) A fabulous collection of jewelry kept me occupied for a large portion of my visit  3) The elegant Lauren chair is designed in house and is a custom order requiring 3 yards of COM fabric  4) A beautiful vintage Dorothy Draper chest is a change from the ubiquitous gold trimmed design  5) Who knew that the handsome actor Alain Delon designed furniture? He created this incredibly chic chrome, brass and copper backgammon table for Maison Jansen c. 1972.

Merely the tip of the iceberg, I wish I had had more time to explore the many inspired design offerings on La Cienega and West Hollywood! But do stop back for more from my L.A. style file!

17 thoughts on “L.A. Style File – Design Digs About Town

  1. The jewelry quickly caught my eye. Gorgeous. I am supposed go to in LA for a day for work in a couple weeks, but your shopping tour is making me wonder if I shouldn’t extend my stay for a few days!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hope fun to tag along with a couple of girls who certainly have an amazing eye. Can’t wait to see their window at Lillian August next week for the launch of NYC&G! Hope you’ll be there, too.

  3. So jealous! To shop around LA with the Tilton Fenwick duo just sounds like the best time! I’ve decided your having too much fun and you really need to knock it off! (#bitter?me?)

  4. Stacey,
    Love to meet you in Tarrytown one day as there are wonderful shops there with great finds. One has to scout a bit, but the hunt is worth it when one finds a treasure! Thanks, I am ordering a few things from Haus for my new studio…..
    Next I’ll be on a plane to get that backgammon table….ha!
    Happy weekend,

  5. Serious photoshop envy is seeping out of my pores. The game table is off the hook, I’m pinning it momentarily. Come by and see my post on Casa Contessa, Dawnridge Garden and my cute little guest digs–died and gone to heaven.

  6. I want to put a piece of glass on that game table and turn it into my vanity. It is amazing.
    One would think I’d be all over that modern shop but Dragonette has me swooning.
    We popped over to So. Cal for the weekend but I’m afraid the only shopping I’ll be doing is of the junking variety.

  7. Whew, add me to the list of swooners–swoonees?–over the game table. I wouldn’t have thought Mr. Delon had it in him! And of course, I can totally imagine you trying on ALL of that jewelry. :)
    Bon weekend, Stacey!

  8. Agree that the Karl Springer brass pedestals would make wonderful side tables! Dragonette is my kind of store!! And, yes… that backgammon table – fabulous, and the jewelry and all!! ox

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