Los Angeles-based designer Schuyler Samperton is best known for her modern-classic style - an imaginative blend of low-key and elegant pieces with a youthful, West Coast flair. Vogue Living showcased her as one of “Today’s Tastemakers” in its 2006 inaugural issue. Schuyler’s work has also been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, W, Departures, InStyle, and the Los Angeles Times. In 2003, House Beautiful listed her among “America’s Top Young Designers”.
Schuyler launched her design career through a 4-yr stint with legendary decorator Michael S. Smith, managing many of his high-end residential projects across the country.
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.
VIEW STYLE SHEETVIEW ALL STYLE SHEETS
The Artists of The Bloomsbury Group were comprised of English intellectuals active from the early 1900's until the 1930's, who painted and met for discussion in the Bloomsbury area of London in the early 20th century. Their work deeply influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism, and economics as well as modern attitudes towards feminism, pacifism, and sexuality. Its best known members were painters Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Dora Carrington and Roger Fry.
Charleston, an 18th century farmhouse close to the foot of the South Downs, was home to Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and is now a memorial to the Bloomsbury Group…
"Above all, Charleston was a place where creativity was a way of life. Art was something everyone could do. Paint and clay, mud, glue and matches, were all endlessly available..... There is a wonderfully uninhibited, irreverent quality to the decoration of the house which is that of a child let loose to experiment and which is extraordinarily libertating. Part of the exhilaration that people experience from looking at the brilliantly colourful designs that crowd the Charleston walls and furniture, comes from that sense of confidence and fearlessness.” –Quentin Bell