Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, co-owners of the Los Angeles design firm Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, are true California style makers, thoughtfully combining Hollywood opulence and sleek modernity into their creations.
They decorate breathtaking homes for some of the most dynamic and eclectic personalities around the world, and often make appearances in magazines and television. Ron and Jaime have taken their trendsetting aesthetic to another level by introducing W&R Home, a whimsical and fashion-forward collection of furniture, wallpaper and accessories, and they launched their first book, High Style in 2008.
A deep-rooted appreciation for Hollywood history, California landscape, and the “high style” inherent in a city steeped in groundbreaking culture, architecture and design allows Ron and Jaime to bring their glamorous take on life into everyone’s home.
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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Franz Kline (1910-1962) was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in Wilkes- Barre, Pennsylvania. He studied painting in the art department at Boston University and at Heatherley’s School in London. He returned and settled in New York and began panting views of New York in the tradition of Sloan and Glackens, and he also did portraits and seated figures. Some of his works circa 1946 were abstract or had a Cubist structure. He began in 1950 to make large-scale calligraphic abstract paintings in black and white. His first one-man exhibition was at the Egan Gallery, New York in 1950 and this quickly led to his recognition as one of the leading Abstract Expressionists. From 1958 he introduced strong colors into some of this works.
“You paint the way you have to in order to give. That’s life itself, and someone will look and say it is the product of knowing, but it has nothing to do with knowing, it has nothing to do with giving”.