The Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase returns for its second year to the historic home, built in 1908 in the Mission Revival style by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the former Ambassador Hotel. Designers and companies participating this year include Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, Kym Rodger, Ryan Saghian, Sherwin-Williams and Williams Sonoma.
Victoria Reitz, of Reitzhaus Productions, which produces the showhouse, shares: “Last year’s showcase, the first ever to take place in the beloved Wattles Mansion, was so well received that we have been asked to reprise the showcase with a brand-new theme. Since the 2016 house was dedicated to the first 100 years of Hollywood cinematic history, this year’s showcase will focus on how to smartly modernize a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle. Some of the most important names in the design world will be participating, as well as notable sponsors such as Sherwin-Williams. We are all very excited.”
This year’s theme is “Hollywood History: The New Classics." The showhouse will debut March 22 with a private event and will be open to the public March 23 through April 16. It will benefit the charities No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) and Saving Iconic Architecture (SIA).