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La Cienega Design Quarter / ELLE DECOR Student Design Competition


Choose and research one of the following 20 Legends of design to use as your inspiration for your project:

Angelo Donghia
Kalef Alaton
Anthony Hail
Mark Hampton*
Billy Baldwin
Billy Haines and Ted Graber
Michael Taylor
Chet Chidester
Sister Parish
Dorothy Draper
Steve Chase
Frances Elkins
T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings
Gladys Belzer
Tony Duquette
James Northcutt and Lou Cataffo
Val Arnold
John Dickinson
Elsie de Wolfe

Students may work individually or in teams of up to three people.

Work should be presented on (2) 20″ x 30″ boards.

Finished boards should be of a professional standard appropriate to be published and used in a portfolio.

Students may choose what type of room they wish to design e.g. bedroom, living room, kitchen etc.

The boards should contain at least a floor plan, but any perspective drawings and/or elevations are welcome.

All furniture, materials and color schemes should be displayed on the boards.

Each board should have the students name(s) on the front AND the type of room e.g. living room, bedroom, AND the name of their inspirational legend e.g. Sister Parish.

Students should put their contact details on the back of the boards.

Entries must be submitted to Jayne Osborne on the second floor of the L.A. campus by 5:00 pm on Monday 4th of May.

The top ten entries will be displayed at Catherine Malandrino’s new store on La Cienega Boulevard beginning Monday 7th May.

The competition will be judged by five of the contributing interior designers.

The winner will receive coverage in ELLE DECOR magazine.

If students look on the LCDQ website they can view a list of the participating stores and all these places will be happy to help students in any way they can with tear sheets, fabric samples etc.

If anyone has questions please don’t hesitate to contact Paul on

Deadline for Entries is May 4, 2009

Winners will be exhibited at Catherine Malandrino Maison

Good luck to all!

* LCDQ, Legends of La Cienega Design Walk and Tim Clarke are not sponsored by, licensed by or affiliated with Mark Hampton LLC or Alexa Hampton Inc. MARK HAMPTON is a registered trademark owned by Mark Hampton LLC, an independent company founded by Mark Hampton in 1976 and currently owned and operated by chief designer Alexa Hampton.