Nina Freudenberger
Designer Nina Freudenberger loves the variety and fabulous finds around the LCDQ.

Photo: Jessica Alexander

Known for her effortless mix of natural, warm texture and color and clean, modern lines, designer Nina Freudenberger has a portfolio and devoted following that belie her years.

After working for several design firms in NY, she branched out on her own in 2007 and opened the influential Haus Interior shop in New York’s Nolita neighborhood in 2009.

Now based in L.A., she opened a second shop in Venice and caters to clients on both coasts and around the world. She and her work have been featured in Elle Décor, NY Magazine, Lonny and on HGTV. Last year, she published a book of enchanting and envy-inducing coastal homes aptly named Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living By the Water.

Life as a busy mother and sought-after designer keeps her busy but she was kind enough to take a few minutes and tell us where she seeks out great design finds, fabulous food and cocktails, and more around the LCDQ.

Favorite thing about visiting & shopping LCDQ is…

“I love being able to walk outside between the shops and showrooms. We are so lucky to live in beautiful California and enjoy the sunshine between stops. I’m from NYC so it couldn’t be a more different experience to me then the NYDC.”

Haus Interior
Freudenberger’s interiors are known for their clean lines, sophisticated color and tonal texture.

Photo: Brittany Ambridge.

Best score ever (personally/professionally) was…

“An incredible pair of French 1940’s rattan side chairs I purchased for myself at Harbinger.”

Biggest design weakness and where I get my fix…

“Wallpaper at Nicky Rising.”

Currently on the HUNT for…

“Vintage glass pendants for a beautiful Waterworks kitchen island I just finished in Santa Monica.”

Harbiner and Nicky-Rising
The designer scored a vintage pair of chairs at Harbinger for herself and often browses the distinct wallpaper at Nicky Rising LTD.

Photos: Courtesy of Harbinger and Nicky Rising LTD

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

Croft Alley on Melrose Place. It is so simple but the food is delicious and quick. This is where I stop if I am on my own and in the area shopping for clients.”

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

“Love stopping by The Line while I’m in the area. They also have a great collection of vintage furniture pieces that come in from time to time. I also love Isabel Marant and Rachel Comey as well.”

Where I like to have a post-LCDQ cocktail…

“Margarita, on the rocks, no salt at Gracias Madre. I don’t stay for dinner but I love the cocktails.”

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

Sunset Tower Hotel because it is classic and comfortable.”

Chateau Marmont and Gracias Madre
Chateau Marmont has the old Hollywood charm that Freudenberger loves. A margarita at vegan Mexican hotspot Gracias Madere is the designer’s drink of choice.

An inspiring place to see around LCDQ is…

Chateau Marmont. I love the old Hollywood charm that still resonates here—it’s wonderful to have a cocktail here, people watch and soak it in.”

Nina Freudenberger: MY LCDQ


752 N La Cienega Boulevard | 310-858-6884

Nicky Rising

8625 Melrose Avenue | 310-289-1385

Croft Alley

8428 Melrose Place

The Line

8463 Melrose Place, 2nd Floor | 323-746-5056

Isabel Marant

8454 Melrose Place | 323-651-1493

Rachel Comey

8432 Melrose Place | 323-852-3152

Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Avenue | 323-978-2170


Sunset Tower Hotel

8358 Sunset Boulevard | 323-654-7100

Chateau Marmont

8221 Sunset Boulevard | 323-656-1010


8431 Melrose Place | 310-289-5211


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