11 Ways To Design Your Best Life this May


Attend the La Cienega Design Quarter Legends Event, May 7-9. The 11th year of this annual celebration honors iconic designers of the past. Sign up to take part in its 3 action-packed days of events and lectures. Be sure to schedule time to “walk the quarter” and enjoy the windows of the area’s 50 shops and showrooms that have been transformed for the occasion.

Flight, one of the latest offerings available from Philip Jeffries.

Visit Philip Jeffries new San Francisco Showroom. Located at San Francisco’s Design Center, the 2,600-square-foot space will offer their complete range of products, ranging from wood veneers to wovens to boyant, fanciful designs. This is the fourth stand-alone showroom for the brand which also has spots in Boston, Atlanta, and London (as well as being carried by twenty other showrooms around the world). For more information, see here.

Nathan Turner is one of the designers on A&E’s new “Working The Room”

Watch “Working the Room” on A&E. The new 3-episode half-hour television series premiers on FYI on Thursday, May 9. The makeover show brings to life the creative processes of interior designer Nathan Turner, Mat Sanders and Tiffany Riggle, as they come to the rescue of their overwhelmed clients, including how they choose items to help anchor each reimagined space from Sotheby’s Home, the online consignment marketplace specializing in vintage furniture, decorative objects and accessories.

The Rove side table in white from Dims.

Stop by the Dims. Pop-up at Poketo at ROW DTLA. Modern online furniture company Dims. partners with Poketo at Row DTLA for its first pop-up which will run through the end of June and coincide with the Los Angeles Design Festival. For more information, click here.

Beam, one of the new pieces from Brendan Ravenhill premiering at ICFF

Check out the latest in great design at ICFF in NY, May 19-22. Brendan Ravenhill and Cerno are just two of the companies who will be launching new and exciting products at ICFF, which runs from May 19-22 (open to the public only on Wednesday, May 22nd). The high-end furniture fair, which takes place at New York’s Javits Center, is a dazzling display of what’s new and what’s best in luxury design across the globe.

Photo by Ranier Hosch

See Peter Shire: Good Taste at Farrow & Ball, May 7-11. LA’s experimental, pop-up design gallery FURTH YASHAR &, British paint and wallpaper brand Farrow & Ball and California Home & Design are pleased to announce a special exhibition for Legends 2019: Peter Shire: Good Taste. The special exhibition, curated by Oliver M. Furth and Sean Yashar at Farrow & Ball, celebrates colour as a tool for pushing design boundaries, serving as a catalyst for ending the sculpture/object divide. Farrow & Ball, 741 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Dystopian Opulence by Black Crow Studios (also first image above)

Paper your space with Black Crow Studio’s Dystopian Opulence. Part of the “Rebel With A Cause,” initiative that began with her Caliber collection, art prints and photographs made of and with gun pieces obtained from evidence archives and gun buy-back programs, Black Crow Studios founder Tracy Hiner is now taking the impact of her beautiful wallcoverings a step further. She’s pledged to donate up to 50% of her personal proceeds from Dystopian Opulence, her new collection which pulls from nature and twists it with colors and textures of the digital interface, to environmental groups, Sea Legacy and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The Craft & Cigar Retreat by Nicolette Taukamoto of Studio Akiko at The Pasadena Showcase House of Design. Photo by Peter Christiansen Valli.

Visit The Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The annual event, which runs through May 19th, is now in its 55th year. Tickets from the event, which sees 27 designers reimagine the Boddy House on the grounds of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, benefits arts and music programs throughout Southern California. 

Pick up some new design books for your coffee and bedside table. Spring always brings a rush of new design tomes. Two we like: Jeff Andrews’ The New Glamour: Interiors With Star Quality, not only compiles the dazzling designer’s beautiful work, peeking inside the homes of Kaley Cuoco, Kourtney Kardashian and Kris Jenner, among others, but breaks down his thought process so you can bring his sparkle into your own space, while Erin Gates’ Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life speaks to how to live stylishly among the chaos of family life. Who says you have to forego beauty in the face of pets and kids? Gates sets out the how-tos.

Spruce up your space with Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s latest Living Spaces Collection. Now that you’ve Marie Kondo’d your space for spring and embraced a more thoughtful aesthetic, check out the latest offerings from Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s collection for Living Spaces. The well-made, timeless pieces include beautiful upholstery and case goods with plenty of space for storing and displaying the stuff you decided to keep.

A pair of Pierre Jeannert chairs

Peruse a rare collection of ​Pierre Jeanneret finds at LECLAIREUR. LECLAIREUR, the art and concept store in West Hollywood, debuts a collection of rare Pierre Jenneret finds, authenticated by Pierre Jeanneret expert and historian, ​Jacques Dworczak​. With this exclusive collaboration between Dworczak and LECLAIREUR, ​collectors will now be able to find their favorite of these iconic pieces, including The Committee Armchair, all in one place.

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