This month, Business of Home editors rifled through the pages of three books, all with their own take on blending history and heritage with cutting-edge style—a survey of timeless interiors from Sandra Lucas and Sarah Eilers, a warm Southern welcome from James T. Farmer III, and ultrachic California cool from Nicole Hollis.
For L.A. showroom owners, it’s the classic dilemma: the building or the street? For interior designer Michael S. Smith, the building has won out. This summer, his renowned multiline showroom, Jasper, will open its doors in the Pacific Design Center.
With her new company, The Eye, L.A.-based interior designer Estee Stanley aims to apply the talent agency model to the design world. If she’s successful, it could mean new industry standards for pricing and professionalism across the board.
The iconic San Francisco gift, home and jewelry retailer reopened earlier this month with a test store. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports that what happens next depends on how it goes this holiday season.