After a two days of shopping in LA…a whirlwind with John last Thursday and Friday, all weekend I felt like I had been run over by a truck. Now that I have picked my head up from my pillow to sort through all the images and ideas we gathered to complete the interior design of our most recent project, a modern and sustainable beach house in Montecito, CA., I see that I’ve accumulated enough information to write a month’s worth of posts.
Just a little glimpse into the mad swoop in search of the perfect pieces. In-Out, Snap- Snap, Vroom-Vroom, Check-Check! ..and a lot of feeding the meters.
Our first stop was The Helms District in Culver City, where we were off to a great start when we found a great rambling sectional design for the living room sofa. And then we ran into these: Slim Aarons, fine art photographs, which convey the high style, yet relaxed vibe we are going for.
A quick stop off at the bright pink Paul Smith building to pick up a suit Gregg had on hold. John had to scoop me up from the book section there, where I was flipping through The New Gypsies by Ian McKell. Looking back, I see some irony here, combined with John’s little snippets about my gypsy-looking outfit the next day; maybe there is some ancestry?
And on to some of my favorites: Environment, Emmerson Troop , Orange, and Modern One. We found a great coffee table at Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams and some good bar stool prospects at Design within Reach.
Finally, Day 1 ended at The London Hotel to drop our bags in our suites and head straight to the roof for a couple of ‘Cucumber Viper’s’ before our dinner overlooking the city with a sunset backdrop.
My favorite stop on Day 2 was James Perce. I had no idea he had a furniture line, and a very “suiting” style for what this house wants to wear. Casual Elegance is how I would sum it up.