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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Style, Defined. Los Angeles

{A Bedroom by Massucco Warner Miller}

I’m heading to Los Angeles and Newport / Laguna Beach next Monday! I am super excited for my trip, which I am sure will feel like a whirlwind. While I will be busy with work the majority of the time, I do hope to be able to soak up some of that signature L.A. style. I know that everyone has their own interpretation of style, but more often than not, it seems that design lovers identify certain cities with specific looks. For example, the grand majority of design lovers in Houston opt for a very traditional, French-inspired look with linen, seagrass, and slipcovers. That doesn’t mean that everyone in Houston goes for this look in their home, but it has become rather ubiquitous. When I think of L.A., I picture glamorous interiors with a touch of Hollywood Regency; bold colors, playful shapes, and modern pieces mixed with vintage touches.


{This room, like most of the rooms designed by Woodson & Rummerfield embodies an old Hollywood spirit that is slightly over the top. Their designs often remind me of the sets of wonderful old movies like Auntie Mame.}

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{A Fabulous, very L.A. Bedroom by Domicile ID}

{I don’t think it’s possible to think of interior design in L.A. without thinking of Kelly Wearstler or picturing the Wearstler-designed Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.}

{A Chic Cabana at the Viceroy}

{The Viceroy’s Famous Plate Wall}

{I love the use of bold colors and vintage elements in this living room by Kishani Perera.}

{The living room in Jennifer Dyer’s former home is the very definition of Hollywood Regency.}


{A little more traditional, but no less glamorous, this living room by Peter Dunham fits right in with what I would picture in Beverly Hills.}


{In her current home, Jennifer Dyer employed a few regency items, but took a more subdued approach. This is one of my favorite rooms of 2010.}


{The View of Dyer’s Home in the Hills- I am so excited to spend time in a different landscape. Houston is flat as a pancake.}


{How incredible is this outdoor space by Erinn Valencich?}


Do you have a similar vision of Los Angeles style? How would you describe the style in your city?


Julie said...

Enjoy! The weather for you should be fantastic. Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places on earth - welcome!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

So much pop, fizz and color here in these images -- so quintessentially L.A.
And the weather looks amazing.
Have a wonderful and inspiring trip.
Alcira Molina-Ali

Courtney said...

Ooooo, have fun! Clear-lake-ian here, so I feel you on the flat landscape!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

THIS IS EXACTLY what LA design is like....cant wait till you get here! :)

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

I used the same Peter Dunham image yesterday as a contrast to "typical" Atlanta design in my blog A Curated Lifestyle! As a designer doing California design in the south, I love your post.

Rachael said...

I'm from LA and I totally agree...when I think about Newport/Laguna Beach more specifically I think crisp and simple

Morgan said...

I love all of these images! It's so interesting to see how decor is defined in different cities. I always equate LA with Hollywood Regency. Have a great trip!

Lonely Wife Project said...

This is 100 percent LA! Great photos.

Jami - XOimagine said...

You're not even from LA and you've captured the "look" perfectly in these images! hope we can meet up while you're here!

Rebecca June | Sea Island Drive said...

If you have any free time and need any advice for the Newport/Laguna Beach area, I am right there and would totally give you places to go or stores that are a must!

email me!


Rebecca June

designRN said...

I am sure you are going to be super busy, but if you have a minute for a fan and fellow blogger... I'd love to buy a Sprinkles Cupcake. You can't come to Newport without having one!

Carpe Diem said...

I would say your definition of LA style is spot on...but I would add something about the Spanish and Mission influence that perpetuates the architecture all over California. The contrast between traditional lines in this type of architecture and old Hollywood regency is drop dead gorgeous.

designchic said...

I definitely equate LA with glitz and glamour...these photos are beautiful!! Great post -

kristen dickson said...

I LOVE these rooms! Particularly the black & white quatrefoil rug & the diamond wallpaper. ❤! haven't ever been to the Viceroy, the plate wall is amazing. Have so much fun! Enjoy the weather!