Designer Trip Haenisch
Designer Trip Haenisch

Despite a long list of celebrity clients like Courtney Cox, Cheryl Tiegs and Laura Dern, Trip Haenisch would rather talk about the design rather than the client, no matter the star wattage. Originally from Kansas City, Haenisch moved to Los Angeles over 30 years ago and has been creating eclectic interiors for Tinseltown’s bold face names. Fusing refined touches with unexpected, modern details, the result is always a luxurious and livable space.

Personal Space Trip Haenisch
L.A. designer Trip Haenisch. His new book, Personal Space: Trip Haenisch gives readers a glimpse into his luxe, livable interiors. For a Hollywood client, Haenisch dreamed up an inviting and chic dining space with a custom hand-painted Noguchi pendant light. Photos by Tim Street Porter.

We’re getting a rare glimpse into some of his most notable projects in his brand new book, Personal Space: Trip Haenisch. From celebrity homes in exclusive enclaves like Bel Air and Pacific Palisades to a mountain hideaway in Park City, Utah, Haenisch’s sharp eye, distinctive designs and clever whimsy is on full display The title is an essential for any design enthusiast’s library.

In addition to being dubbed “Hollywood’s Top 20 Interior Designers” by the Hollywood Reporter, Haenisch’s work has been showcased in C, as well as Architectural Digest, Los Angeles Times, and Vogue.

On the eve of his book launch, Haenisch was kind enough to share his favorites in and around the LCDQ. Our takeaway? We’ll have what he’s having.

My favorite places to shop around the LCDQ…

Hollywood at Home… Peter has fantastic fabrics. There is also well-priced and edited vintage furniture and accessories. Lee Stanton’s eclectic showroom features amazing finds from all over Europe. Timeless pieces that work in traditional and modern settings. Una Malan for beautifully crafted and designed furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and textiles. Lastly, Marc Phillips for beautifully designed handmade rugs as well as an exceptional selection of antique rugs.”

Marc Phillips, Una Malan, Hollywood at Home
Some of the designers’ frequent LCDQ stops include Marc Phillips, Una Malan and Hollywood at Home.

Best score ever was…

“A circa 1840s English sideboard in pristine condition from Lee Stanton.”

Biggest design weakness and where we can always get our fix…
“Vintage French modern furniture at Hollywood at Home.”

Harbinge Claremeont Alt for Living
Haenisch is currently searching for fabulous wallpaper at Harbinger, Claremont and Alt for Living.

I am currently on the hunt for…

“Wallpaper for a powder room for a home in Brentwood. I will be hunting at Harbinger, Claremont and Alt For Living.”

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

“I’ll to to Cecconi’s. It’s a nice crowd, good food and beautiful, spacious bar and great garden area. I love the Stumptown Coffee and pastries at Alfred.”

Alfred Coffee and Jay Wolf
The designer takes coffee breaks at Alfred on Melrose Place. He loves the “beautifully edited” array of menswear at Jay Wolf. Photos courtesy of Alfred and Jay Wolf.

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

Jay Wolf has a beautifully edited selection of simple, classic clothing with a modern edge.” 

Where I’d like to have a post-LCDQ cocktail…
“A Moscow mule at Soho House.”

The designer digs the Jeremy Hotel’s skyline views and pool area. Haenisch kicks back after hours with a Moscow Mule at Soho House. Photos courtesy of Jeremy West Hollywood and Soho House West Hollywood.

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

The Jeremy West Hollywood…for its beautiful, skyline views, and infinity pool deck. It’s the first hotel in WeHo in 30 years built from the ground up.”

An inspiring place to see around LCDQ…

West Hollywood Park is a work in progress with new off-leash dog parks, walkways, picnic areas and soon to come aquatics and recreation center.”

I think the hidden gem of LCDQ is really…

“Una Malan is tucked away behind a secluded central courtyard in a 1937 John Elgin Woolf designed property. It’s a beautiful mix of home furnishings, lighting, and textiles.”

Trip Haenisch: MY LCDQ

Alt For Living

808 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 323-406-6335


723 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-248-3841

Una Malan

822 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 424-335-0277

Hollywood At Home

703 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-273-6200

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Boulevard | 323-848-6534

The Jeremy West Hollywood

8490 Sunset Boulevard | 310-424-1600

Soho House

9200 Sunset Boulevard | 310-432-9200

Alfred Coffee

8428 Melrose Place | 323-944-0811


8764 Melrose Avenue | 310-432-2000

Lee Stanton

769 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-855-9800

Marc Phillips

815 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-652-9222

Harbinger Home

752 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-858 6884

Jay Wolf Clothing

517 N. Robertson Boulevard | 310-273-9893

See Where Trip Is Headed…