So where do designer’s get their inspiration… sometimes it’s just in the marketplace. On a constant search for new inspiration from the denizen of artists and designers past and present, LA’s every changing landscape has so much to offer. Here’s a few new and old friends in town that have moved over, moved in and moved me on my way to being constantly inspired.
Kristen Buckingham‘s wonderful boutique has a collection of “to the trade” pieces and disparate, antique gems from lighting to art.
True favorite find this week is Gray Gallery.
This is an amazing gallery, albeit for a sophisticated eye, that is the collabration of 2 designer brothers that have put together an amazing group of artists with products that you will find internationally or can bring to your own home. Featured artist Peter Lane is worth exploring. A feast for the eyes. Play his slideshow for more on this talented and inspired artist.
At the opposite extreme and on the opposite side of the street… welcome back to WeHo, Richard Mulligan. The longtime seller of great painted american furniture. They do great classic pieces, both reproductions made for todays lifestyle as well as antique gems sprinkled throughout. I especiallly love the painted wicker that is fully upholstered in this last go around… Beautiful gray and gray blues represented at the showroom.
Many of the showrooms are “to the trade” only. Don’t be a hater, just peak in the showroom and call your favorite designer….