When actress-turned-mogul mom Jessica Alba needs some design inspiration, she turns to Mat Sanders, one half of L.A. design firm/shop Consort. Along with partner Brandon Quattrone, the former creative director and stylist-editor creates the kind of cool, comfortable spaces that everyone wants.

Mat Sanders

From the organic polish of Alba’s Honest Company HQ to the mod global-glam look of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Shay Mitchell’s Spanish hideaway, Sanders designs always marry authentic personal stories with a sharp sense of style all his own.

Read on to see where he finds the chic, unique pieces that his cool Hollywood clientele love and a few of his other faves around the neighborhood.

Mat Sanders
This Tribeca loft bedroom was one of my Sander’s favorite projects. “I love the challenge of using color in a way that still feels serene, and I think this bedroom screams ‘Calm DOWN!’,” he says.

Favorite thing about visiting & shopping LCDQ is…

“The proximity of the stores makes it so convenient to hop from one to another. Also, it fosters an incredible community of design inspiration, connection, and support.”

Best score ever was…

“A pair of 1950s Italian chairs with incredible black leather contrast welting
 from Hollywood At Home.”

Biggest design weakness and where I get my fix…

“Pattern play at Harbinger. I absolutely love Joe Lucas’s curation of fabric vendors, and how he’s constantly switching up the wall coverings and upholstery in his shop. It’s pattern on pattern perfection, and always so inspiring.”

Harbinger Showroom
A quick glimpse of the amazing pattern array at Harbinger at Home – a favorite of Sanders.

Where I like to take clients (or myself) before/after shopping LCDQ…

“My lunch spot is Soho House. The view and the vibe can’t be beat. For coffee, Au Fudge is the perfect pop of warmth and whimsy on even the most hectic day.

Au Fudge
The cheerful patio at West Hollywood’s kid-friendly Au Fudge Restaurant. ​

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

“A.P.C., Uri Minkoff, and Marc Jacobs. Fashion is at the heart of everything we designers do.”

Where I like to have a post-LCDQ cocktail…

“A Dirty Martini at Jar. It’s my go-to for a cocktail, because it feels like you’ve stepped through time, right into classic L.A. in its heyday.

The Jar
The sumptuous, warm scene at Jar, where Sanders likes his martinis dirty. Photo by Annie Fishbein

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

“The London. Have you seen that rooftop pool?”

Inspiring place to see close to LCDQ…

“The MAK Center for Art and Architecture. They have a vibrant and ever-changing program of modern and experimental exhibits, tucked away inside a stunning Schindler House in the heart of West Hollywood.”

MAK Photo by Joshua White
Always inspiring, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture is housed in a landmark space designed by Rudolph M. Schindler. Photo by Joshua White

The hidden gem of LCDQ is really…

“The courtyard behind Lee Stanton. It’s such a great hangout spot you’d never know was there, and it’s home to some incredible parties.

Biggest misconception visitors have about LCDQ…

“It is full of heavy, boring antiques. The shops are run and curated by some of the country’s top design innovators, and are chock full of incredible custom pieces, astounding vintage, and expertly curated handmade art from all over the world. It’s a world-renowned treasure trove of amazing finds, not to be missed.”

Mat Sanders: My LCDQ

Hollywood at Home

703 N. La Cienega Blvd. | 310-273-6200


8225 Beverly Blvd. | 323-655-6566


8420 Melrose Place | 323-848-8953

Uri Minkoff

8332 Melrose Avenue

Marc Jacobs

8400 Melrose Place | 323-653-5100

Au Fudge

9010 Melrose Avenue | 424-204-9228


752 N. La Cienega Blvd. | 310-858-6884

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture

835 North Kings Road | 323-651-1510

The London

1020 N. San Vincente Blvd. | 310-854-1111

Soho House

9200 Sunset Blvd. | 310-432-9200

Lee Stanton

9200 Sunset Blvd. | 310-432-9200

Watch Mat work his magic…