When interior designer Allison Caccoma, a self-proclaimed “through and through New Yorker,” moved to San Francisco eight years ago, she realized that the east coast style she loved was nowhere to be found. So, she decided to bring it there herself.
Last year, Julie Benniardi and Debbie Ouyang launched ReWeave L.A. to create one-of-a-kind goods from unwanted fabric samples, donating a portion of profits to charity. Here’s how the duo behind the growing brand balance eco-consciousness with design vision and business savvy.
Stephen Block, founder of Inner Gardens in Los Angeles, has long been one of the design industry’s most quietly sought-after experts in gardens and greenery. With a recently revamped wholesale line and a new social media strategy, Block and his brand are ready to bloom.
This month, we’re taking the pulse of the design book market—and where better to do it than at one of Los Angeles’s best design bookshops? We checked in with third-generation owner Brett Hennessey to find out what titles are flying off the shelves.
At the end of the month, Patrick Dragonette’s famed La Cienega Boulevard showroom will close. Dragonette tells Business of Home about the industry’s bittersweet evolution and how his brand will become more accessible even as he relocates to Palm Desert.
San Francisco Design Week, which runs June 20 through 28, features the theme “CommUNITY,” a Dynamic Minds tour series by Diane Dorrans Saeks, and exclusive studio tours including Ken Fulk’s historic church turned arts society and Aidlin Darling Design’s Modernism Gallery.
The Los Angeles Design Festival kicks off June 20. Co-founder Haily Zaki let BOH pick her brain about spotlighting the city as a design capital, coordinating a large-scale show, and balancing authentic programming with brand sponsorships.
Sweeten, a digital platform that matches people with vetted general contractors, is launching in Los Angeles. Founder and CEO Jean Brownhill tells BOH about the data-driven West Coast expansion strategy.