Design, Furniture and Art, egoreview Coups de Coeur
- November 27, 2017
Our design gems
FINALLY A FURNISHING PROCESS AS SMOOTH AND STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE
Now in its eighth year, Graye, the full-service furnishings and lifestyle atelier on Robertson Boulevard, has become a go-to destination for million-dollar decorators and anyone seeking a personalized shopping experience and modern high-level interior design. Maria Cicione, the founder, creative director, and informal ambassador for the L.A. design community, curates sophisticated, clean-lined collections of furniture by globally recognized trendsetters as well as local design talents with a focused approach to detail, material, and quality. Graye’s design team employs expertise in the custom manufacturing capabilities of such European manufacturers as Italy’s Piero Lissoni and David Lopez Quincoces of Living Divani, Giorgetti and its bespoke, handcrafted immersive environments, and Jean-Marie Massaud’s sleek office-space solutions for MDF Italia. The company also offers custom closet and storage solutions by Porro, task seating (aka ergonomic office chairs), interior and exterior lighting design, outdoor furniture, carpets, and space planning. Insiders know to visit Graye Annex, the private, appointment only creative space bursting with sophisticated furniture, lighting, and art in Hollywood’s newest design neighborhood, just east of La Brea Avenue.
316 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Design. Art. Events.
On a quick drive-by, the Hängar might appear to be a mere furniture store, but the moment you step inside this Mar Vista marketplace it reveals itself to be a one-of-a-kind gem. Set in a re-purposed hangar, the ceilings are high and the space is open. Comfortably navigate and peruse an eclectic mix of new and vintage furniture and accessories, and pop in often—the collection is replenished weekly. You may find an item you had no idea you needed, or that elusive love-at-first-sight solution you’ve hunted for years. If you’re looking for something in particular, staff is happy to take your wish list and use its international sources to make it happen. The Hängar also exhibits and sells a rotating collection of local artwork, and regularly hosts artist receptions and other events. Truly community oriented, this unique boutique exemplifies what feels best about shopping local.
3472 South Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Art. Design. Decor
If Kimba Hills’s decor shop rumba feels homey, it’s because the charming Santa Monica operation is just that—her home. She opened it in 2003 on the cozy thoroughfare of Ocean Park Boulevard, and like the surrounding neighborhood, rumba exudes at once a peace and a vibrancy. It showcases handsomely refinished and reupholstered vintage furniture alongside new pieces with customizable options, singular light fixtures, contemporary art, tableware, and pillows and accessories. The bungalow behind the storefront serves as residence and design studio for Hills; it’s also open to the public as an extended showroom and gallery. Featured pieces skew modern, with clean lines and sumptuous textures. The space is constantly evolving as Hills, an interior designer and decorator by trade, re imagines it regularly to showcase her latest finds.
Rumba by Kimba Hills
1740 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Creme de la Creme Design, at half price.
Sarah Whipple and Stacia Vinar are the design lovers and curators behind Modern Resale. They are L.A. urbanites and champagne-problem solvers with more than 25 years of design experience and Hollywood contacts between them, and they sell only authenticated, high-end designer furniture, lighting, and accessories. The women source from celebrities and the Los Angeles elite and deliver the merch directly to your door—after a top-to-bottom, seam-to-seam, professional deep cleaning—anywhere in the United States at up to 50 percent off showroom retail prices. Their luxury warehouse space is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and by appointment on weekends.
4413 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016