Ken Fulk, Sam Allen, Cliff Fong and Jane Hallworth and rising design star Young Huh are among the 60 designers chosen to outfit the windows of the La Cienega Design Quarter, addressing the theme “Where Muses Dwell,” for the seventh annual LEGENDS event from May 6 to May 8.
The 67 windows will depict select interior designers’ sources of inspiration, including who, what, when or where inspires them most.
Ken Fulk, left. Jane Hallworth, right.
Kendall Wilkinson’s muse Blondie will be on display in the George Smith showroom, while the Gina Berschneider showroom will display Patrick Ediger’s interpretation of Marie Antoinette. Thomas Allardyce interprets the theme literally through his depiction of Euterpe, the Greek goddess of music, in the Janet Yonaty showroom. Annette English will depict her muse "A World of Beauty" at Downtown, while Jeff Andrews will depict his muse, “Proportion,” at Fuller & Roberts. Designers drawing from nature will include Betsy Burnham at Mecox and Jane Hallworth at Lee Stanton.
The 2015 Legends Ambassadors will spread LCDQ news on blogs and through social media, and include Marisa Marcantonio, Paloma Contreras, Will Taylor, Julie Carlson and Jennifer Boles, among others.
Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar and Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita.
In addition to a special appearance at the McKinnon & Harris showroom in the LCDQ by English interior design icon Nicky Haslam, events will include a discussion between Veranda editor Clinton Smith and several design stars on the evolution of the designer monograph and a conversation on repurposing design with Domaine Home’s Creative Director Mat Sanders, Jessica Alba and founder/curator of Chairish Anna Brockaway. Commune Design and interior designer and actor John Turturro will also take part in other LEGENDS 2015 showroom programs.
House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson will make her West Coast debut as a cocktail party guest of honor. LEGENDS VIP pass holders will be able to access signature social events such as the opening night gala on Wednesday, May 6, sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International, the Blogger Breakfast, Elle Décor Power Lunch, Tribute Party and After Party on Thursday, May 7, and the Friday Fresco Lunch and Closing Party on May 8. The LEGENDS VIP passes are available for $275 online and will sell out quickly; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the La Cienega Design Quarter Beautification Fund.
Prior to the kick-off of LEGENDS, Patrick Dragonette and Promemoria will host cocktails on Tuesday, May 5 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in celebration of the first annual Chairs for Charity, an initiative benefitting Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, at Dragonette (711 North La Cienega Blvd). Participating designers include Joan Behnke, Adam Hunter, Antonino Buzzetta, Mary McDonald, Timothy Corrigan, Amanda Nisbet, Cliff Fong and David Phoenix. RSVP via email.
Antonino Buzzetta, left. Amanda Nisbet, right.
Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief Pamela Jaccarino will host the Bloggers Breakfast on Thursday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m at Renaissance Design Studio (972 N. La Cienega Blvd). RSVP via email; complimentary valet parking will be available.
Jaccarino will also host the keynote “Makers as Muse” on Thursday, May 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets (501 N. La Cienega Blvd). Jaccarino will sit down with L.A. interior designers Betsy Burnham, Joe Lucas and Molly Luetkemeyer to talk about the craftsmen who inspired them.
Look online for a full list of events.
In addition to the official LEGENDS programming, a number of private events are taking place. For example, Serena & Lily, Nathan Turner and Domino magazine will hose a 60’s-Chic Soiree at Nathan Turner (8546 Melrose Avenue) on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to enjoy vintage-inspired design, classic cocktails and an all-American supper, and should RSVP by email. Also Domino Editor in Chief Robert Leleux will host a round-table discussion at the new Hollywood at Home (703 N. La Cienega Blvd) on Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Textile guru Peter Fasano will discuss bringing custom fabrics to life with L.A. designers Jamie Bush, Amy Meier, Christos Prevezanos and Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe. RSVP to Dana Grunow.
Amy Meier, left. Christos Prevezanos, right.