May 9 – May 11, 2012

Now in its fourth consecutive year, LEGENDS is a three-day event that has attracted over 10,000 designers and enthusiasts. Today, LEGENDS is a prominent fixture on the national design event calendar. A fusion of art, fashion, design and culture, LEGENDS provides a unique combination of education and entertainment for those who appreciate design.

Each year, LEGENDS embraces an overarching theme to pay homage to the people or things that help to create and inspire excellence in design. From May 9th-11th, 2012, LEGENDS will celebrate the impact that destinations in the world have on design. In support of the theme LEGENDS will, for the first time, extend the reach of its program beyond Los Angeles by inviting the most highly regarded interior designers from across the country and around the globe to decorate the legendary windows in the La Cienega Design Quarter.

“With over fifty highly respected design showroom and gallery members, the La Cienega Design Quarter is one of the nation’s premier shopping districts for design. Our LEGENDS of La Cienega celebration has become the most anticipated design event in the country. It is truly a convergence of culture and design with a tremendous sense of inspiration and community spirit. In addition to the dynamic window displays created by top designers from around the world, we are looking forward to unveiling exciting programming details for this year’s celebration as we celebrate Windows to the World,” states Lee Stanton, President of the LCDQ Board.

Legends media partners include the nation’s most prestigious shelter publications, including ELLE DÉCOR, House Beautiful, Traditional Home and VERANDA. Regional media partners include California Homes, California Home & Design and luxe. interiors+ design.

LEGENDS will feature a diverse array of programming and events, including several signature parties, nine keynote panel discussions moderated by the nation’s leading magazine editors, eight book signings, several tea and cocktail receptions, round table discussions with personal appearances, trunk shows, demonstrations, special exhibitions and more.

Most importantly, a select group of designers will use global destinations as their inspiration to transform the actual windows of the LCDQ members’ storefronts. This year the LCDQ also selected several emerging designers to showcase their talents. Veteran Legends designers will serve on the Legends Steering Committee and will participate as hosts, panelists or window designers.

Heidi Bonesteel, Michele Trout and Jill Hall – Berlin at Mecox
Waldo Fernandez – Cuba at Nicky Rising
Mark Williams – Venice at Reborn
Kerry Joyce – Côte d’Azur at Lee Stanton
Thomas Buckley – Cannes at Antonio’s Bella Casa
Mark Cutler – Baker – The Armchair Traveler
Thomas Callaway – Maine at Ralfs
Tim Clarke – The Bahamas at Lucca
Trip Haenisch – Snow Hill Island, Antartica at Jamal Rugs
Kathryn Ireland – Toulouse at Navona
Jane Hallworth – Yorkshire at John Nelson
Joe Lucas and Parrirsh Chilcoat – Ports o’ Call at Downtown (south)
Brooke and Steven Giannetti – Paris Flea Market at George Smith (north)
Alissa Sutton – India at Dragonette
Tracie Butler – Paris at Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Nickey Kehoe – Icelandic Dreamscape at George Smith (south)
Jamie Bush – Rome at Outside Downtown
Joan Behnke – Compas
Jeffrey Hitchcock – Lidingo, Sweden at Szalon (south)
Tom Allardyce – Florentine Villas and Left Bank, Paris at Janet Yonaty
Lane-McCook – Kenya at Ralfs
Betsy Burnham – Quogue, NY at Fuller & Roberts
Barclay Butera – Montecito at Butera
SFA Design – Abu Dhabi at Gina Berschneider
Nathan Turner – Jaipur at St Coix|
James Radin – India at Elizabeth Eakins
Judith Hoffman – Budapest at Szalon (north)
Azadeh Shladovsky – Trancoso, Brazil at Jean de Merry
Rachel Winokur – Off the Wall
Los Angeles Chapter of ASID- Istanbul at Egg & Dart at Woven Accents

Christos Prevezanos – Athens, Greece at Bausman (north)
Adam Braum Straus – Scotland at Bausman (south)
Christian May – Palm Springs at Gray Morell (south)

Nate Berkus – Mexico City at Hollywood at Home II
Suzanne Lovelle – Reading Journeys at Hollyhock (north)

Suzanne Kasler – Belgium at Hollyhock (south)

Muriel Brandolini – Thien Mu Pagoda, in Hue Vietnam at Harbinger (south)
Philip Gorrivan – Morocco at Waterworks
Malcolm James Kutner – London at Claremont

William-Christopher Design – Dublin at Hollywood at Home (south)
Michelle Nussbaumer – French Congo at Dragonette

Ken Fulk – Provincetown, MA at Galerie XX

Idarica Gazzoni (Milan) – Istanbul, Turkey at Harbinger (north)
Michael Carey (London) – A Flat in Nottinghill at Nathan Turner
David Hicks (Austrailia) – Austrailia at Downtown (north)
Thomas Hamel (Austrailia) – Portugal at Therien

The Legends extravaganza will include several signature parties.

• Kick-off Party hosted by Rose Tarlow Melrose House.
• Power Lunch hosted by Elle Décor Editor-in-Chief, Michael Boodro at Compas
• Tribute Party hosted by Traditional Home Editor-in-Chief, Ann Maine at Lee Stanton
• Al Fresco Lunch hosted by Architectural Digest Style Editor, Anne Monoky
• Finale Celebration co-hosted by VERANDA Editor-in-Chief, Dara Caponigro and JONAS at JASPER

Don’t Miss the ten inspiring keynote panel discussions.

Visions of the World: Morocco
Unearthing the Design Magic
Experts in Moroccan design, culture and architecture explore fascinating artisanal design traditions and their applications in current design.

The Bucket List
Where To Go…before YOU Go
Top designers share their most desired earthly destinations for worldly inspiration.

Visions of the World: England
Classics Redefined from Period to Present Day
Industry leaders discuss the empirical evolution of British designs and explore how these classic designs will continue to shape future global design.

Visions of the World: Asia
The Far East Edge
A look into how Asia’s stylish statement-making cultures influence design in the world.

Visions of the World: Cuba
The Roadmap to Designs in Cuba
Late 16th century architecture to modernist present-day high-rises – now all you need is a passport to
experience contemporary Cuba.

Jet Set
High Design Takes on a Whole New Meaning
Whether designing private jets and yachts, or working on multiple projects simultaneously in luxury destinations all around the world, these renowned tastemakers explore the world of design on a global level.

The Mixology of Design
How Design in LA interprets the World
Tastemakers discuss the perfect blend of worldly possessions and the concept of multi-cultural design.

Through the Looking Glass
Museums as Windows to our World
Museum leaders discuss scholarly arts, the curation of fine collections and how provocative exhibits can or should influence interior design.

American Decorating in L.A.
A behind-the-scenes look at how designers and craftspeople in L.A. are transforming American decorating.

Enjoy round table discussions and other showroom events.

Paul Williams/ICAA Event
Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style (May 2012) will be signed by author and granddaughter Karen E. Hudson. Libations, light fare and conversation presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Southern California Chapter.

Interior Drama
Broadway actor-turned interior designer Adam Hunter shows how he mixes Manhattan glamour with California comfort as he and architect Steve Giannetti transform the mega-mansions of L.A. into intimate, exciting and memorable living environments.

Secrets of a Master Upholsterer
With 35+ years experience in luxury upholstery design and manufacturing,
Gina Berschneider shares essential insider secrets for superior upholstery from conception to completion. Reception immediately following.

Trunk Show and High Tea, Bollywood Style
Meet exotic jewelry designer Carolyn Rodney as she introduces her first home collection of intricately hand-beaded and embroidered textiles and pillows. Enjoy tea with Indian sweets.

Rediscovering the Value of Traditional Design
ASID Designers Monique Lafia, Darrell Schmitt, Krista Everage and Mark Cutler discuss the relevance and appeal of fusing traditional furniture in contemporary design with Susan McFadden, Editor in Chief – California Homes. Followed by cocktails.

New Frontiers in Rug Design
Barry Amiri, an expert in decorative and collectible carpets, will illustrate continuing and new trends in area rug designs.

Experience Real Food Daily at Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with savory and sweet tastings from Real Food Daily’s organic vegan menu and coffee made with Miele’s latest popular coffee system. Also on view is the New America kitchen display featuring Quality Custom Cabinetry. (Thursday and Friday 12-5 )

Open House: Debut at Jean de Merry
Please join Jean de Merry as they premier exclusive, new collections of artisanal textiles and wall coverings by Destombes, Coleman Taylor and Callidus Guild to Los Angeles. (Thursday and Friday)

Open House: Katie Leede
Come get happy and snappy as we toast the launch of Katie Leede’s latest line of textiles. Stop in and join us for delicious fare, wonderful company and refreshing Pimms!

Open House: 20th Century Design with an Edge
After 30 years on Melrose, Off The Wall Antiques brings to La Cienega a variety of design curiosities, including 2 silver tufted sofas from “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” 1st class chairs from the Normandie oceanliner, a 1955 Fornasetti screen, Donald Deskey pool table – and a few museum icons. You’re invited to come play in our Vintage Pinball Tournament. 1940’s prizes will be awarded for high scores!

Neo Deco at Szalon
Please join Szalon Antiques as they premier exciting, new collections of lighting, seating and case goods to their Revivals Line of contemporary furnishings

• CEU course on The History of Wall Covering at St. Croix Collection
• CEU course on Motorization of Drapery, Blinds & Shades

Meet authors at ten book signings.

Living Traditions: Interiors by Matthew Patrick Smyth (April 2011)
by Matthew Patrick Smyth

Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style (October 2010)
by Mary McDonald

Marrakesh by Design (May 2012)
by Maryam Montague

The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors (October 2011)
by Muriel Brandolini

Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Inspiration and Cues from Today’s Top Designers (March 2012)
by Susanna Salk

Barclay Butera Living on the Coast (March 2012)
by Barclay Butera

Coastal Modern: Sophisticated Homes Inspired by the Ocean (April 2012)
By Tim Clarke

Paul R. Williams: Classic Hollywood Style (May 2012)
by Karen E. Hudson

The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors (October 2011)
by Michael Connors

Made to Order (October 2010)
by Campion Platt

Don’t miss the all day exhibitions.

Bare Society
Entertainment and media pro Elaine Trebek Kares launches Gallery GO with her own acrylic sculptures on canvas. Her “Body” of work, titled Bare Society, features whimsical life-size sketches of “plastered” nude men and women.

Fine art photographer, Kimerlee Curyl’s evocative photographs capture the raw emotions of American wild horses.

Gary Laskin
Orange County artist Gary Laskin’s dramatic new work involves photography, sculpture and painting. His part abstract, part realistic images are colorful and energetic.

Mariano Fortuny
A special exhibition of 25 rare dresses and velvet cloaks by Mariano Fortuny. Join Fortuny principals Mickey and Maury Riad as they present a cache of antique Fortuny fabrics and unveil 30 exquisite new fabrics.

Billy Haines
Legendary decorator Billy Haines defined the ultimate in Hollywood chic from the 1930s to 1973. On view are select classics from the Warner House in Beverly Hills and the homes of Hollywood elite such as Joan Crawford, George Cukor and Frank Sinatra.

Holland & Sherry Bespoke Trunk Show
Holland & Sherry will feature custom and off the rack shirts for men and women, sweaters, dresses as well as accessories including neckwear, hats, scarves, cufflinks, belts sunglasses and suspenders. Home accessories will include candles, barware and picture frames.


Panelists, Hosts and Steering Committee

Chris Barrett
Christopher Sharp
Cliff Fong
Darrell Schmitt
David Phoenix
Donna Livingston
Elizabeth Dinkel
Jaime Rummerfield
Jeff Andrews
Jeffrey Alan Marks
Jiun Ho
Kathryn Ireland
Katie Leede
Kevin Corn
Campion Platt
Kim Alexandriuck
Krista Everage
Madeline Stuart
Malcolm James Kutner
Mark Cutler
Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
Mary McDonald
Maryam Montague
Michael Berman
Michael Carey
Michael Connors,
Molly Luetkemeyer
Monique Lafia
Muriel Brandolini
Natasha Baradaran
Oliver Furth
Peter Dunham
Philip Gorrivan
Richard Hallberg
Ron Woodson
Schuyler Samperton
Sheldon Harte
Suzanne Kasler – Meg
Suzanne Lovell
Suzanne Rheinstein
Suzanne Tucker
Thomas Buckley
Thomas Hamel
Thomas Kligerman
Timothy Corrigan
Trip Haenisch
William Hefner



Window Sponsor: One Kings Lane / Program Sponsor: 1st Dibs / Product Sponsor: Glaceau Smart Water
VIP Lounge Sponsor: Joss & Main

Media Sponsors: Veranda, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, California Homes,
CA Home+Design, luxe interiors+design

For sponsorship opportunities or to get involved in Legends, please contact: Lee Stanton