Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chic in LA: Peter Dunham and Hollywood at Home

After Almont Yard, I highly recommend a visit to La Cienega Boulevard. It's chock full of great design shops including interior designer Peter Dunham's chic shop Hollywood at Home. It used to be in Almont Yard so make sure you know that it's moved!

When you walk in the door and turn to your left, you're automatically transported to Marrakech through Martyn Lawrence-Bullard's fabulous fabrics! The print upholstered on the walls is called Majorelle and the one on the ceiling is actually called Marrakech!

Sorry this photo is a little dark but I wanted you to be able to see the ceiling.

Hollywood at Home represents quite a few textile lines including Jed Johnson Home seen above, Carolina Irving, Lisa Fine, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, and his own Peter Dunham line. That's him posing above.

Hollywood at Home also sells custom furniture that Peter found hard to find for his design business. They draw on "a blend of Spanish, mid-century Mediterranean, and Anglo-Indian influences."

I love that most all the LA design shops have wonderful seating areas for meetings and socializing! Also, the How to Marry a Millionaire Rush Side Chair above is one of Peter's most popular and well known designs that is a re-edition of one bought at auction that was seen in the Marilyn Monroe movie. The original is attributed to T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

Peter Dunham also designed the family home for Juicy Couture co-founder Pamela Skaist-Levy that was featured in Harper's Bazaar magazine.

I really wish New York showrooms hung their fabrics from grommets and hooks. I love that you can take them down and see them in different light before you request a sample you might not want.

The front entrance to the shop is this beautiful and flattering pink color. Pink is definitely starting to grow on me! Oh, and the mirror is for sale through Hollywood at Home too!

More fabrics are displayed behind the reception desk.

While Christian, Andrea and I were hanging out chatting with Peter, Madeline Stuart came in with one of her assistants. As I mentioned previously, Madeline recently moved her office to La Cienega and it's across the street from Hollywood at Home. We joked that she was following us but she really came in to shop for fabrics! A designer's work is never finished!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

12 comments:

Amanda said...

One of my favorite showrooms! They are always so nice too.

little augury said...

Heather-as a sidebar, I think it is phenomenal that 263+thou. has visited your HC this month. Congratulations. Do find Peter Dunham to be-chic, Madeline Stuart has never looked more chic than in your pics of her. pgt

Foodie said...

As a fellow New Yorker, it is such a pleasure to get to see what's going on in L.A. We tend to be so insular as Manhattanites. While
1st Dibs is great, it's not all there is. You are really doing us a service by showcasing some of the best stuff the industry has to offer. A slighly different point of view. Delightfully refreshing...like you!
Thanks!!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

That squiggly pattern in the first few photographs reminds me so much of a similar pattern in the home of Surrealist Edward James. Fantastic looking space by the way. Peter Dunham is genius, no?

Habitually Chic said...

Amanda - Everyone in LA was so nice! Such a nice change from the NYC showrooms! Ha!

Little Augury - Thanks! They were both so chic and nice! Peter actually asked Madeline if she dressed for work like that everyday! It was cute!

Foodie - New Yorkers sometimes forget there is a big world out there with other designers! As much as I love the internet, there is nothing better than seeing a showroom in person and touching the fabrics!

Aesthete's Lament - The squiggles reminded me of rikrak! Ha! A little less high brow! I loved that room! In person, it is even more stunning!

ana said...

OMG amazing things they have in that store!!! I want to take all the fabrics they are so gorgeous!!!

jamigoldsmith-imagine said...

Just drove past here on my Hollywood Star Tour on Monday! Love this area!

Jami

Nancy Marcus Gueret said...

What a beautiful showroom! I have to admit, I wasn't just drooling over the fabric, I LOVE the tufted chaise in these photos!!!

Hayley said...

This is my favorite of your L.A. posts - love the fabrics and his awning too!

Cyn said...

Any idea what color that pink is in the entry way? - would love to know for my daughter's bathroom. Many thanks

R.Maddox said...

The wonderful Pink paint color in the entry of Hollywood at Home is by Fine Paints of Europe CG36. Hope that helps!

carrie said...

I am reading your post for research/ inspiration for my upcoming trip to the area. I can't wait and thanks for not only the beautiful pictures but the great info.

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