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ELLE DECOR Presents Legends of La Cienega Design Walk (Page 2)

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Saturday, May 9  2009

11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Easy Tips for Creating a Healthy, Green Home: Simple Things to Transform Your Home into a Green, Healthy Retreat by Mary Cordaro, author of A Healthy, Green Home
Bausman & Company
921 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Mary Cordaro is a healthy home environmental consultant and Certified Bau-Biologist. For 20 years she has helped clients who are concerned about, or sensitive to, conventional building and interior materials. Her team of specialists tests for and solves contaminant problems in the home using a unique approach that integrates the fields of Bau-Biologie, building science, and green building. As a consultant, she works with homeowners, architects, interior designers, and contractors on healthy (not just green) new construction and remodels. Cordaro is author of A Healthy Green Home, due out in early 2010.

11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
A Morning Tea with Eleanor Schrader Schapa
Dishing the Dirt: Stories, Scandals, and the History of Furniture
George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
804 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Eleanor Schrader Schapa tells the story behind many of George Smith’s historically inspired furniture pieces, including plenty of gossip and scandal. She also shares the why’s and how’s of furniture design and construction.

Schapa is an architectural and interior design historian and consultant who teaches the history of environmental design at UCLA and art history at Santa Monica College. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute in London and is a member of the American Society of Appraisers. As an active member of several arts-related organizations, she conducts architectural tours in Los Angeles and has worked for a fine arts auction house. She received the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award in 2008, the Department of the Arts 2002 Instructor of the Year Award, and has been named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Informal Modeling Presented by Fashion Designer Tory Burch
Baker Furniture and The Red House Interiors

11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.
Informal Modeling Presented by Designers Carolina Herrera, Mary Norton, Ports 1961, and Chloe
Jean de Merry, Therien & Co., and Bausman & Company Moderated by Merle Ginsberg, Founder of

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.
Glamorous Spaces Yet Intimate Places
A Conversation with Oliver Furth and Katie McGloin, Moderated by Alexandria Abramian-Mott, Editor of Angeleno Interiors
Lee Stanton Antiques
769 N. La Cienega Blvd.

12 P.M. – 1 P.M.
A Chat with Elizabeth Gill Lui, Author of Open Hearts Open Minds: Reflections on China’s Past and Future
Bausman & Company
921 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Elizabeth Gill Lui is a true Renaissance woman: acclaimed artist, traveler, writer, professor, and photographer. But the title she prefers is visual philosopher. “I think it’s much more appropriate for me, because it’s more about the ideas behind my work than the literalness of a photograph,” she says. “I think photographs are metaphors and allegories. They should direct our attention to some higher meaning and a higher purpose.”

Open Hearts Open Doors: Reflections on China’s Past and Future is a collection of more than 100 poetic photographs that capture the vernacular architecture and people of rural China. “Vernacular means a style that was not designed; it grows organically out of a cultural context. In China, it’s the courtyard houses. Any kind of Qing- or Ming-dynasty style didn’t have an architect, but grew out of the culture,” she explains

12 P.M. – 3 P.M.
A Demonstration of Oil Color Techniques and Color Theory by American Artist John Boyce
Jean Marc Gallery
906 N. La Cienega Blvd.

1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
A Book Signing with Annie Dietz, Author of California Revival
756 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Annie Dietz, co-author of California Revival, speaks about the historic elements of Spanish Revival and Monterey Furniture and answers questions.

California Revival: Vintage Décor for Today’s Homes showcases the indoor-outdoor design trend of the California Spanish Revival period from 1920-40.

1 P.M.-3 P.M.
A Book Signing by Diane Dorrans Saeks, Author of Santa Barbara Living and Orlando Diaz-Azcuy
Quatrain Inc.
722 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Best-selling author Diane Dorrans Saeks-author of Michael S. Smith Elements of Style and Santa Barbara Living-will sign her latest, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. Published by Rizzoli, the book presents a retrospective of interiors by the legendary California designer.

Saeks, who has authored 20 books, chats about the influential California designers she has encountered and discusses new trends, directions, and inspirations in California design and antiques. Saeks is the San Francisco Editor-at-Large for C magazine and contributes to House Beautiful.

1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
A Rug Weaving Demonstration
Woven Accents
525 N. La Cienega Blvd.

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Creating a Hip Hollywood Home with Jane Hallworth, Trip Haenisch, and Ruthie Summers in a Spirited Conversation Moderated by Andrea Borda Stanford, Design & Style Editor of C Magazine
Lee Stanton Antiques
769 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Young and creative Hollywood talents are enjoying a move toward personal and idiosyncratic solutions in design. This appreciation for all things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete reflects a worldview that is self-referential and intuitive. It is the appreciation of the undeclared beauty that waits to be discovered.

Unlike Modernism, which solicits the reduction of sensory information, this view thrives on the expansion of sensory information. In Modernism, people adapted to the perfection of machines. Today, people are adapting to nature or natural beauty. As our global community yearns for eco-friendly systems in all things that create our environment, there is a new understanding of the relationship between design, nature, and the passion for substance and reference in our homes.

1:30 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Informal Modeling Presented by Temperley London, Catherine Malandrino, Dolce Vita, and Alexander McQueen
George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics, Dragonette Ltd., and Lee Stanton Antiques Moderated by Merle Ginsberg, Founder of

2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Consultations on Repair of Fine Art Objects by Denis De La Mesiere from Edition Modern
Ralf’s Antiques & Fine Arts
807 N. La Cienega Blvd.

2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
A Book Signing by Hutton Wilkinson for His Book Tony Duquette and Stories About the Legendary Designer
Baker Furniture
360 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Hutton Wilkinson recounts his experiences with Tony Duquette and the celebrity crowd who surrounded this legendary designer.

2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
A Book Signing for High Style by Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield
Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design
724 N. La Cienega Blvd.

High Style is rich with inspiration and meticulously edited projects by Ron and Jaime Rummerfield, whose signature California-based design style can be found in the homes of noted celebrities.

The book presents gorgeous individual furniture pieces surrounded by photo collages, wallpapers, objects, and fabric swatches. Dynamic and surprising, the glamorous living spaces featured within its pages embody the philosophy that “you can live like a star no matter where you call home.”

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
A Talk on How Fashion and Interior Design Merge with Designer Trina Turk and Moderated by Elizabeth Jenkins, Contributing Editor of In Style magazine
The Red House Interiors
372 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Designer Trina Turk shares insight on interior design and fashion. Learn more about her new line, Trina Turk Residential by Schumacher.

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
A Conversation on Pushing the Envelope with Designer Windsor Smith and Susan McFadden, Editor of California Homes
910 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Recognized as one of the freshest designers in Los Angeles, Windsor Smith has built a client base on both the West and East coasts with projects featured in a number of national magazines. Rooted in traditional design, her work also incorporates many new elements, creating what the designer calls “living rooms”-spaces that serve a purpose in today’s environment.

Launched in 2007, Windsor Smith Home Collection features handcrafted pieces that are available both to the trade and consumers. It is the culmination of Smith’s eclectic aesthetic, love of tradition, and architecture of the past. In 2008, Kravet launched the Windsor Smith for Kravet Rug Collection and Windsor Smith for Kravet Fabric.

3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
A Fashion Show Hosted by Catherine Malandrino Followed by a Panel Discussion On Pop Design in Fashion and At Home with Fashion Designer Catherine Malandrino, Interior Designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Editor in Chief of Angeleno Magazine Degen Pener, and Fashion and Style Producer of Extra TV Brittany Weinstein
Catherine Malandrino Maison
651 N. La Cienega Blvd.


10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Exceptional Gold Jewelry from the 1940s to 1980s with Champagne, Fine Chocolate, and Piano Bar Music
Connoisseur Antiques
8468 Melrose Place

Enjoy exceptional vintage jewelry from famous makers such as Tiffany, Demner, Mauboussin, Hammerman Bros., Webb, Cazzaniga, Omega, and Lalaounis. A gemologist will be available to answer questions.

11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
View on-street displays of vintage cars

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
A Rug Exhibition with Carolyn Hendel from Line of the Spirit
756 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Carolyn Hendel presents new colors and designs from Line of the Spirit, including custom rugs and tapestries that draw inspiration from Native American and tribal influences.

For more than 25 years, Line of the Spirit has been an acknowledged leader in high-end rustic and lodge designs. Hendel‘s latest progression incorporates a modern twist in design, interpretation, and finish.

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
VIP Cocktail Lounge Benefiting Habitat for Humanity Sponsored by Finton Construction and Estate Gardens by Valley Crest. Tickets available at the Door 100% of proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.
Marge Carson

Hang with today’s most-celebrated designers, celebrity patrons of Habitat for Humanity, and the A-list party crowd on La Cienega. Tickets are available at the door, with all of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

Visit the VIP lounge from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and enjoy informal modeling by Carolina Herrera, Temperley London, Catherine Malandrino, Dolce Vita, Alexander McQueen, Mary Norton, Ports 1961, and Chloe.

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
View Competition Entries from L.A.’s Most Promising Design Students. Meet the Students Showing Their Interpretation of the Future of Legendary Design
Catherine Malandrino Maison
651 N. La Cienega Blvd.

View competition entries from LA’s most promising design students. Meet the students as they present their visions for the future of design.

11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
A Salute to Habitat for Humanity
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
926 N. La Cienega Blvd.

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