La Cienega Design Quarter 2013

Lee Stanton Antiques window designed by Sheldon Harte and John Henry Kaufman
for #LEGENDS2013.

The La Cienega Design Quarter’s fifth annual LEGENDS event brought together the greatest talents from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture for a 3-day celebration of design. Starting on May 8 with a magical Gala co-sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker International Previews at Therien, more than 400 design cognoscenti raised a toast to the enduring appeal of LEGENDS in its celebration of decorative arts across the centuries.

On May 9 and 10, the nation’s top interior design talents and design authors addressed the theme of Legends 2013 – Time Capsule: The Past, Present and Future of Design, sharing their insights on various design and architecture-related topics during 30 Keynote discussions, panels, open houses and programs.

The LCDQ’s streets lit up thanks to the beautifully designed windows by prominent New York designers Thom Filicia, David Scott and Alex Papachristidis, with Florence de Dampierre from Connecticut, and local design powerhouses like Cliff Fong, Kelly Wearstler, Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorator” Mary McDonald, Woodson and Rummerfield, Jeff Andrews, Sheldon Harte and Molly Luetkemeyer, with new kids on the block like home and garden TV personality Brian Patrick Flynn and FORM’s Rafael Kalichstein and Joshua Rose. Sandra Espinet’s two theatrical windows at Mehraban drove home the message about timeless design through the ages and into the future.

Although what is being billed as the preeminent design event of the year is over, #LEGENDS2013 still lives on in its very own Time Capsule of images:

The #LEGENDS2013 windows can be viewed on Pinterest and Facebook.

For images from the #LEGENDS2013 Opening Night Gala event sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews please click here.

Images of all #LEGENDS2013 Keynote events, programs and VIP parties can be viewed by clicking here.

Thank you to our guests, window designers and participants of #LEGENDS2013!

A special thanks to the #LEGENDS2013 Sponsors:

Media Sponsors – Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, Traditional Home and Veranda.
Gala Sponsors – 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International
Window Sponsor – One Kings Lane
Programming Sponsor – Dering Hall
VIP and Blogger Lounge Sponsor – Merida
Contributing Sponsors – Angeleno and Interiors California, California Homes, California Home+Design, Domaine ( and The I. Grace Company

Last, but not least, a shout out to our Social Media Ambassadors:

Alissa Swedlow of The Goods Design
Kelly Lee of
Megan Arquette of Beachbungalow8