(Los Angeles, May 7 – 9, 2019) – Twenty internationally renowned authors will converge upon the LCDQ for book signings, talks and special appearances among the prestigious windows and alongside the conversants and moderators on the dais at LEGENDS, May 7 to 9, 2019. For design aficionados who want to meet designers they admire, LEGENDS is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted as design authors are accessible at receptions and group book signings.

Bunny Williams, one of the Living Legends will have two opportunities for a book signing during LEGENDS 2019 including the Lunch with Legends (VIP registration is required to attend the lunch).


Here are the best places to meet authors during LEGENDS.

Dragonette Ltd

711 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 am

Lunch with Legends

at the Legendary Green Room
910 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Thursday, May 9, 12:00 pm

Bunny Williams, author of Love Affairs with Houses
In this story-filled monograph, Bunny Williams presents new work through 15 houses she has decorated and loved. She tells the tale of each “affair,” tracing the style of the spaces, what drew her to the projects, and her approach to decor that evolves with the lives of her clients. She offers personal secrets for choosing classics—and for decorating with flexible pieces that can play more than one role in a design scheme. Along the way, she offers many amazingly chic, but always comfortable, residences whose interiors she has designed during the latest phase of her astounding career. As Bunny tells it, “The best pieces have the best stories,” and in this book, she shows readers a fresh collection of projects that demonstrate just that.

Hammer and Spear

765 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Wednesday, May 8, 2:30 pm

A convenient opportunity to meet 4 design powerhouses in one location.

Adele Cygelman author of Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design
Adele Cygelman, a former editor at Architectural Digest, has been mining Palm Springs’ modern architectural landscape. Her second book, Arthur Elrod: Desert Modern Design, profiles the wunderkind of the midcentury, who charmed Hollywood as he dressed the homes of Walt Disney, Lucille Ball and other A listers.

Penny Drue Baird author of On Interior Design
It is a marvel that a designer as prominent on the East Coast as Penny Drue Baird would take time out from her busy schedule to write a handbook on design, answering such questions as crown moldings or cabinetry, Vintage or Victorian, orange or ocher? Penny details choices, layer upon layer of color, texture, pattern, embellishment, and more. But the plethora of choices available in the early twenty-first century has made it almost impossible to assemble these layers thoughtfully. Prominent decorator and author Penny Drue Baird is here to help with On Interior Design, an incisive exploration of the essential aspects of contemporary interiors.

Patrick Sutton author of Storied Interiors
Baltimore-based interior designer Patrick Sutton grew up touring the world with his travel journalist father and fashion model mother. Storied Interiors, Sutton’s first book, offers glamorous presentations of 10 residences and four hotels and restaurants, including the award-winning Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Baltimore, but so much more. Each project is accompanied by the designer’s narrative of a family, an historic estate, a restaurant. Sutton details the eight design principles, from proportion and balance to the effect of different ceiling treatments, through which he translates this narrative, or story, into a complete, evocative interior.

Landry Design Group author of Modern to Classic II: Residential Estates
Modern to Classic II: Residential Estates by Landry Design Group explores the Los Angeles firm’s recent work, defined by an eclectic range of references and styles. Emphasizing the unique stories that inform each of the projects, the monograph’s 15 chapters―each dedicated to a single completed residence and opening with a conceptual sketch by principal Richard Landry―demystify the process behind creating the grand estates the firm has become known for.

Alt for Living

808 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 pm

Fawn Galli author of Magical Rooms
Known for her witty and whimsical interiors with a bohemian flair, Brooklyn-based designer Fawn Galli shows us how to create magical rooms ourselves without breaking the bank.


725 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 pm

Wendy Moonan author of New York Splendor
Design authority Wendy Moonan takes the reader on a tour of some of New York City’s finest residential rooms–past and present.

Galerie Carole Decombe

8629 Melrose Ave.

Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 pm

Lee Ledbetter author of The Art of Place: Architecture and Interiors
Edited by Architectural Digest’s West Coast editor Mayer Rus, New Orleans architect and designer Lee Ledbetter’s first book shows his deftness in incorporating historical precedent as well as regional and environmental context into cleanly tailored and modern interiors.

Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 pm

Emily Evans Eerdmans author of Henri Samuel: Master of The French Interior
The first book dedicated to Henri Samuel, considered one of the pre-eminent French interior designers of the twentieth century and acclaimed for his mastery of historic design, as well as his eye for contemporary presentation and furnishings-a high-point addition to Rizzoli’s continuing coverage of the masters of the field.

HOFA Gallery

819 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Dean Rhys Morgan, editor of a new second volume on the master of interior design illustration, Jeremiah Goodman, chronicles Goodman’s life and work, drawing on paintings and photographs taken from his own extensive archive.


8629 1/2 Melrose Ave.
Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 pm

Designer and author Hutton Wilkinson author of Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge
Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge chronicles the luxe and historic home’s transformation. The book is organized by the three main houses, and Wilkinson elaborates on the spectacular design elements in each room and shares the stories behind the spaces.


919 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Thursday, May 9, 2:30 pm

Margot Shaw author of Living Floral
Brimming with top stylemakers’ and designers’ innovative floral design ideas to enliven the home, Living Floral will resonate with those who appreciate the beauty and everyday luxury of flowers.

Jeff Andrews author of New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality
Interior designer Jeff Andrews reveals his decorating secrets in a refreshing, youthful, and livable take on what glamour today can be.

Suzanne Kasler author of Sophisticated Simplicity
For her lavishly illustrated new tome, influential interior designer Suzanne Kasler shares her approach to the art of home decoration, from the fundamentals of room arrangement to finishing touches.

Veere Grenney author of A Point of View: On Decorating
The first book from AD100 designer Veere Grenney—the master of streamlined, glamorous, classical rooms with an English touch—eloquently explores not only the hows but also the whys of decorating.

Kerry Joyce author of The Intangible
Emmy Award winning interior designer Kerry Joyce showcases eight of his diverse projects in a beautifully produced and large format book. Quietly poetic text and gorgeous photography illustrate his mantra of creating well-being and tranquility – The Intangible. Foreword by Whitney Robinson, editor in chief of Elle Décor.


8600 Melrose Ave.
Thursday, May 9, 2:30 pm

Mark Epstein author of Mark Epstein Designs
Mark Epstein recalls his life and major design projects as well as his favorite recipes and gives table-setting and entertaining tips.

Una Malan

822 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 pm

Emily Summers author of Distinctly Modern Interiors
The first book by AD 100 designer Emily Summers, featuring interiors that celebrate a new idea of American modernism.


806 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Thursday, May 9, 4:30 pm

Firooz Zahedi author of City of Angels
Los Angeles’s dramatic setting, Mediterranean climate, and outdoor lifestyle have long attracted creative individuals to its diverse neighborhoods. The thirty houses and gardens featured in City of Angels, designed by renowned architects, interior designers, and garden designers, offer a rich mix of quirkiness, elegance, glitz, and Hollywood pizazz.

Richard Shapiro

800 N. La Cienega
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 pm

Scott Shrader, author of The Art of Outdoor Living: Gardens for Entertaining Family and Friends.
For anyone who wants to live well in their garden, Shrader serves up a guide to creating stylish and livable outdoor spaces – for entertaining, playing and relaxing.

Hollywood at Home

703 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Thursday, May 9, 5:00 pm

Stephen Drucker editor of Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years
Most decorating books focus on one designer; the rest focus on one period, one trend, one room. This book, for the first time, has the big picture: ALL the names everybody must know from the entire 100-year history of interior design. Each designer is profiled and illustrated with three to four photographs of their best work; what we can learn from them—and how they changed decorating forever—is clearly highlighted to catch the eye.

Register for LEGENDS 2019

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