Where Hollywood Is Shopping for Chic Home Design Finds Around Los Angeles
The Sycamore Arts District’s latest addition — which also houses design havens Ralph Pucci, Apparatus, Apparatus, and JF Chen — Holly Hunt’s new flagship , a nearly block-long warehouse that Johnston Marklee reimagined as a welcoming compound. It features two villas that highlight selected pieces from the brand’s nearly four-decade-old portfolio of lighting, furniture, and textiles. Hunt’s pieces include works by Christian Astuguevieille, Vladimir Kagan, and Elizabeth Lyons. They are found in homes ranging from Gwyneth Paltrow and Regina King to Kaley Cuoco and Beyonce. 945 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, hollyhunt.com
“California is where I grew up, and I’m still hugely inspired by California coasts — it’s where my design journey began, and it’s only fitting that Atrio‘s beginning is here, too,” says interior designer Jeremiah Brent (Ellen Pompeo, Shawn Levy) of his first store.
Located at Culver City’s Platform, the 2,300-square-foot lifestyle boutique showcases exclusive collaborations, including Cultiver linens and Serax tableware, a flower shop, pantry, home goods and clothing. The name of the charming one-stop shop (which means atrium in Portuguese) is a nod to Brent’s grandmother and the glass-enclosed sunroom in which she used to have her morning tea. He says, “I can remember dreaming of having a space that encapsulated all my values and interests. It was a full circle moment for myself.” A restaurant, Juliet, opens soon. 8888 Washington Blvd., Culver City, shopatrio.com
In 2016, Rhett Baruch opened his Koreatown apartment as a shoppable space. It is filled with the work and designs of young, talented artisans, ceramicists, and furniture designers — Taidgh Oleson, Jessica Ayromloo and Shino Takeda — as well as interesting anonymous pieces that he discovered on his travels around the city. Now he’s opened a Galerie Baruch space in Melrose Hill, giving him another outlet for their work as well as that of his growing list of fine artists, including Colt Segar, Jonathan Todryk, Gwen Hollingsworth and Doug Meyer. Kelly Wearstler and The Future Perfect’s David Alhadeff both find unique items there. 6057 Melrose Ave., Melrose Hill, rhettbaruch.com
The Great Commune Shop Experiment
As an adjunct to their online shop, Commune Design’s Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht have opened a store in the 1925 Spanish Colonial building in MacArthur Park that also houses their studio. The space features items from some of the West Coast’s finest craftspeople, including Adam Pogue, a textile artist, and Bruce Mitchell, a woodworker. Commune’s most beloved fans are Tracee Ellis Ross and Julianne Moore, as well as Arianne Phillips, costume designer. 2502 W. 7th Street, MacArthur Park, communedesign.com
House of Hackney
The pomp and circumstance surrounding Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral have increased appreciation for all things U.K. So, it’s serendipitous that House of Hackney, a luxury British interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand, has popped up at the Los Feliz shop of Pierce & Ward until the end of the year. Frieda Gormley, Javvy Royle, and Javy M. Royle are the founders of House of Hackney. Their Victorian-inspired botanicals and animal prints can be found on wallpapers, fabrics, and pillows in the homes and offices Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Vanessa Hudgens. 1956 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz, houseofhackney.com
Members-only club Soho House has brought its home offerings to L.A.
Inspired by Soho House’s clubhouses around the world, Soho Home’s products are made in-house. Soho Home’s products include sleek velvet sofas, midcentury-style floor lamps and Italian marble coffee tables so that everyone can bring their house home. 8540 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, sohohome.com
Steve Pallrand has long been an outspoken advocate for green building, creating and renovating homes that exceed sustainable building standards. He now has a new design company, CarbonShack, and a showroom located just below their offices in Cypress Park, near Mount Washington. The space showcases interior design products, from lighting and textiles to decorative tiles and cabinetry, that are both sustainable and beautiful, with designs inspired by the natural world and made by local artisans. He says that people want their values to be reflected in their lifestyles, homes and possessions. CarbonShack is the best place to start. 715 Cypress Ave., Cypress Park, carbonshackshowroom.com
San Diego-based HiFi record console maker Wrensilva has opened its first L.A. showroom in West Hollywood right near the Pacific Design Center. The store features the brand’s hand-built reimaginings of classic record players. They also offer high-performance audio that allows music fans to seamlessly switch between Sonos, Bluetooth, and vinyl records.
A beautiful record console is like a music campfire where everyone can enjoy the music together, regardless of whether you listen to vinyl or streaming. Greg Perlot, CEO of Wrensilva, stated that the goal of Wrensilva is to bring the timeless HiFi spirit into the future and present at a performance level and quality that befits the most discerning spaces.
John Van Hamersveld’s illustrations and album covers were used to decorate the new store. 8625 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, wrensilva.com
This story was first published in The Hollywood Reporter magazine’s Oct. 5 issue. Click here to subscribe.
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