Florence de Dampierre’s Window for Hollyhock: ‘Chic, sexy and Chinoiserie’
“I wanted to create a setting that is chic, sexy and Chinoiserie! A whimsical combination encompassing past, present and future! It is spiced up with art and topiaries. Classic mixed with modern. The perfect LA setting,” says New York designer Florence de Dampierre as she described her #Legends2013 vignette in the window of Hollyhock.
Her illustrious career started with her eponymous New York city shop solely devoted to 18th and 19th century painted furniture. Besides being an accomplished interior designer, furniture historian and lecturer, de Dampierre has written five best-selling interior design books. She is the author of The Best of Painted Furniture, The Decorators, Chairs: A History, French Chic: The Art of Decorating Houses, and Walls: The Best of Decorative Treatments. She has recently launched with John Richard her own line of furniture, accessories, lighting, wall art and botanicals, some of which is available online at Horchow and Neiman Marcus.
Suzanne Rheinstein opened Hollyhock over 20 years ago to sell all the things she loved for the home but couldn’t easily find in Los Angeles. The showroom has an eclectic mélange of 18th and 19th century antiques mixed with home accessories, art, contemporary furniture and books on interiors, architecture and living well. It also features the “Hollyhock Home Collection,” Rheinstein’s unique line of custom upholstery, furniture and lighting. It represents several international product lines, including the colorful hand-thrown lamps of Christopher Spitzmiller, Roy Hamilton ceramics, William Yeoward glass, Vladimir porcelain, Libeco and Gayle Warwick linens, and Rheinstein’s Lee Jofa fabrics.
For further information about Florence de Dampierre, visit www.florencededampierre.com.
Hollyhock is located at 927 N. La Cienega Blvd., visit www.hollyhockinc.com.
For further information about the La Cienega Design Quarter’s LEGENDS event, visit www.lcdqla.com/legends-2013.