Peggy Platner is a Los Angeles based interiors designer who has been cited for her unique ability to interpret, complement and enhance a client’s vision. Peggy innately creates refined, livable spaces and homes that radiate elegance and warmth throughout A passion for creating timeless sophisticated interiors, down to the very last detail led to the creation of her interiors design firm, Platner & Associates, in Malibu, California.
Peggy draws inspiration from iconic architecture, her travels around the world and most of all, beautiful fabrics. Whether designing custom furniture, textiles or finding one-of-a-kind antiques, Platner creates environments that appear to have evolved over the years.
Platner is a member of IIDA, US Green Building Council and is a Green Leader with the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.
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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an influential American painter and a major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. His work has been honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at the Tate in London.
He and Krasner had a studio-house on Long Island where he perfected the technique of working with paint with which he became permanently identified. He began painting on canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his “drip” technique. He used household paints, instead of artist’s paints, as “a natural growth out of a need.” He used sticks, hardened brushes and basting syringes as paint applicators.