Windsor Smith
Designer Windsor Smith

Clients like Gwyneth Paltrow and a-list Hollywood insiders seek out Windsor Smith to create glamorous modern interiors that are as luxurious as they are practical.

A self-described “lifestyle architect,” Smith believes in more than just creating a pretty interior (though she can do that with her eyes closed). Her philosophy reveals a responsibility to “give people spaces that support their families.”

Villa M Wells
Windsor Smith’s interiors are known for their modern-yet-timeless grace, letting the
subtle textures and details do the talking. Photo by Michael Wells.

Her lovely, layered spaces are featured in a book she authored, Homefront: Design for Modern Living (Rizzoli) and in the pages of Elle Decor, GQ, Instyle, Veranda and more. She also created Room in a Box—an online luxury decorating service. Then there’s her collections including bespoke furniture, lighting, fabrics, and rugs.

We were thrilled when she took time from her very hectic week to share her insider tips and sources from around the LCDQ.

Favorite thing about visiting & shopping LCDQ is…

“The convenience (so much in one place) and the variety (vintage, latest lines). I can spend the day there, hit all the shops, and get a varied offering. Just love the boutique nature and great restaurants within a stone’s throw.”

Best score ever (personally/professionally) was…

“A vintage Cartier lighter from The Row.”

Biggest design weakness and where I get my fix…

“My biggest weakness is actually Pinterest. It’s a well of inspiration that I go back to constantly, especially for product. It’s a great tee up for shopping LCDQ. I like Dessin Fournir and Harbinger which have the best hardware, great textiles and ready-made product when you’re grabbing for accessories; Lucca Antiques for handsome masculine product to counter balance my more feminine aesthetic; and it’s always inspiring to go into Kelly Wearstler.”

Kelly Wearstler & Dessin Fournir
Smith takes her Pinterest board on the run to shop at Kelly Wearstler, Dessin Fournir (above), Harbinger and Lucca Antiques (below) in the LCDQ. Photos: Courtesy of the LCDQ

Lucca Antiques & Harbinger


Currently on the hunt for…

“A unique garden sculpture and constructivist art by unknown artists. I need it for a gallery room I am working on for a client.”

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

"Alfred for coffee. Lunch at the The Ivy on Robertson. I love the atmosphere of both and of course the quality is amazing.”

the ivy
Windsor Smith loves both Alfred on Melrose and The Ivy on Robertson for their dreamy atmosphere and high quality. Photos: Courtesy of Alfred Coffee and The Ivy.

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

Zimmerman and Monique Lhuillier. They are both girly and fabulous and I love the decor. I especially love Zimmermann for the simple, fresh aesthetic—I often compare Australians to Californians, as they have the same beachy, relaxed mentality.”

Zimmermann
The designer is drawn to the girly fab looks found at Zimmerman (pictured) and Monique Lhuillier on Melrose Place. Photo: Courtesy of Zimmerman

Where I like to have a post-LCDQ cocktail…

“A Moscow Mule at The Nice Guy.”

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

Petit Ermitage for the great service and gorgeous rooftop.”

petit ermitage rooftop
Smith recommends West Hollywood’s Petit Ermitage for the stunning rooftop and h.wood Group’s restaurant The Nice Guy for a great Moscow Mule. Photos: Elizabeth Daniels (The Nice Guy) (Petit Ermitage).

The Nice Guy

Inspiring place to see close to LCDQ…

MOCA and the West Hollywood Public Library. I love the the light quality, the smell of books, and the sense of community.”


Windsor Smith: My LCDQ

The Row

8440 Melrose Place | 310-853-1900

Desin Fournir

716 North La Cienega Boulevard | 310-657-4615

Harbinger

752 North La Cienega Boulevard | 310-858-6884

Lucca Antiques

744 North La Cienega Boulevard | 310-657-7800

Kelly Wearstler

8440 Melrose Avenue | 323-895-7880

Alfred Coffee

8428 Melrose Place | 323-944-0811

The Ivy

113 North Robertson | 310-274-8303

Zimmerman

8468 Melrose Place | 323-746-5456

Monique Lhuillier

8485 Melrose Place | 323-655-1088

The Nice Guy

401 North La Cienega Boulevard | 310-360-9500

Petit Ermitage

8822 Cynthia Street | 310-854-1114

MOCA

8687 Melrose Avenue | 310-289-5223

West Hollywood Public Library

625 North San Vincente Boulevard | 310-652- 5340


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