Connoisseur Antiques receives new European shipment

Connoisseur Antiques has just received a new European shipment of fabulous 18th and 19th century antique furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and decorative accessories.  Also we are now featuring a large selection of 20th century art.  Over the past year we have amassed a collection of over 800 lamps from the 19th…
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Be sure to “become a fan” on the LCDQ Facebook page.

In our continual effort to keep everyone informed of the happenings within the La Cienega Design Quarter, we have set up a Facebook page.  Once you have “become a fan”, you’ll be able to view future and past events as well as post your own photos and comments of events…
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Baker Celebrates West Week with The “New” Reception

We had a great event during West Week at our Baker Showroom at the PDC. We hosted a reception introducing a new McGuire outdoor collection and a new Barbara Barry for McGuire indoor collection and celebrating our Oscars Green Room furniture which is now on display in our showroom. We…
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April 2009 Press Round-up

Each month we highlight press coverage of our member showrooms for work they’ve done or pieces that designers have sourced from them.  Head on down to your local newsstand to pick up any or all of these publications and then if you’re interested in learning more or purchasing one of…
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To Do: George Smith Semi-Annual Floor Sample Sale

George Smith is having their semi-annual floor sample sale from March 21st-28th.  Don’t miss out on the chance to own what Domino Magazine called “the Birkin bag of home décor” at a generous discount.  All of the upholstered pieces that are part of the sale can be previewed on their…
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Learn More About Our Legends

The legends being honored during our ELLE DECOR “Legends of LaCienega” event this May were not only prolific decorators, but many also authored their own books on design.  If you’re interested in learning more, below is a list of books written about and by our legends.  Not all are still…
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March 2009 Press Round-up

Each month we highlight press coverage of our member showrooms for work they’ve done or pieces that designers have sourced from them.  Head on down to your local newsstand to pick up any or all of these publications and then if you’re interested in learning more or purchasing one of…
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George Smith continues its partnership with Soho House Group

Cecconi’s opened its doors this week in West Hollywood at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard, on the former site of the iconic Morton’s Restaurant.  As they have done for previous Soho House projects, George Smith collaborated with the restaurant’s designer and provided the custom turquoise mohair U-shaped…
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Fairfax

I love maps so, for me, this is cool, although, I’m sure it will generate plenty of controversy.  The LA Times is mapping out LA  in an attempt to establish once and for-all the borders of each of the many LA neighborhoods.  Call it overdue, helpful, quixotic, invidious, fun or…
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Toile, Or Not Toile

For a certain demographic I imagine that toile has never really gone out of style, but for another demo, mine, I can pretty confidently state that it’s never even come close to attracting any mainstream acceptance.  It’s more likely to inspire revulsion than delight, and that revulsion is more than…
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“A Little to the Left…”

…OK Perfect!  Outside Downtown has moved two doors down the street closer to their original Downtown store.  The new space sports a front showroom outfitted with wall-to-wall seagrass, a back garden area, a small, cozy library (that’s not quite finished) and a back annex across the alley, which houses as…
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To Do: Green/Healthy Design Discussion, Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, February 18th from 11:30am – 1:30pm, Bausman & Company will be hosting a discussion led by Mary Cordaro, a well-respected Green Consultant.  As part of the “Just Ask Mary” Series, this event is titled Green/Healthy Design: Early Questions to Ask Your Clients.”  A general Q&A will follow the…
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Oops!

Did you happen to see this?  That crazycool, geometric/polygon building in Beijing with the vast void in the middle of it – spectacularly burned on Monday. Designed by the starchitect Rem Koolhaas, the building, which actually wasn’t due to be totally completed until May, was to house a Mandarin Oriental…
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Falling like Domino(s)

News that is certain to disappoint many readers of this blog: Domino is joining the list of magazines that have collapsed under the weight of the flailing economy.  The Condé Nast book has been hurting for a few months, and rumors had been circulating that the end was near for…
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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

  vs.  Ladies and Gentleman, on the left wearing a golden silk caftan with the jaw-dropping necklace, weighing in at an undisclosed weight and height is the “Duquette Disciple,” Huuuuuutttttoonnnnn Willllllllkinson! And to the right, wearing a smart blue blazer with, you know, just a plain, white (or black, I…
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“Legends of La Cienega”

For three days in May, the LCDQ in collaboration with ELLE DECOR and Habitat for Humanity will throw an epic block party.  According to the press release, the event, dubbed the “Legends of La Cienega,” “will pay homage to the greatest of the legendary interior designers who frequented the showrooms,…
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