Storefronts of the La Cienega Design Quarter
First stop: Remains Lighting
The moment I walked into Remains Lighting, I was immediately wowed by the first few things I came across in the showroom – black and white checkerboard floor, brass glass top coffee table, navy blue chesterfield sofa – each a statement in its own right, but together? I could have stayed all day.
Remains Lighting consists of three lighting collections: The Permanent Collection, which is handcrafted by skilled artisans in the Remains Lighting facility in Brooklyn, NY, The Antique Collection, which is just what the name suggests. Each piece has been professionally wired and is ready to be hung, and the Duquette Collection, which is based on the original designs of legendary Hollywood set designer, Tony Duquette.
Second Stop: Downtown
Downtown consists of two divisions, the vintage and antiques, and the classics collection, which is made in California by local artisans and modeled after vintage pieces, and both collections blend together seamlessly in the showroom, where at times it is difficult to tell one apart from the other.
Third Stop: Dragonette
Dragonette is a place like no other – I can’t even describe it other than it is “totally awesome” for lack of a better word. A bit of WeHo risqué on one wall, photographs and art representing a range of styles and time periods on another wall, a touch of Hollywood regency glamour in one corner of the showroom, and a little bit of chinoiserie influence in another, a little bit of mid-century in yet another corner. It was a nice mix of all the best pieces from all the different styles and time periods I have grown to love.
If you are ever in the area, be sure to drop by any one of the showrooms I mentioned above. Each is unique in its own way and you will be sure to come across something interesting at every turn.
By the way, today is my first post for Belle Maison, where I am a guest blogger/design contributor. Be sure to check out my post, as I am giving yet another recap on the trends I saw recently at High Point Market. If you enjoyed my post on High Point a few weeks ago, you’ll be sure to enjoy today’s post for Belle Maison, as I go more in depth on topics I only touched upon on my original post. Enjoy!