July 20, 2017

LCDQ Legends 2017

In: Favorites, Travel


La Cienega Design Quarter hosted its annual Legends of La Cienega at the beginning of May.  Being one of the most anticipated design events in the country for interior design, art, and architecture, we were delighted to attend and spend the week in Los Angeles.

Our group this year at Legends. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

This year’s theme “Your True Colors” encouraged designers creating vignettes for the showroom windows along La Cienega to express originality while also introducing the new “Century” pre-mixed paints from ​ Benjamin Moore.

True to the theme, we kicked off the week at a very colorful gala at Fig & Olive complete with the most amazing flower wall!

Fig & Olive {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

The remainder of the week included a variety of keynote presentations, luncheons, and parties hosted by brimming showrooms and our favorite publications.  We always enjoy catching up with old friends, as well as meeting new friends and discovering new designs.

Harbinger’s window display by Nick Olson. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

We attended several events at the  Harbinger showroom where we were inspired by the colorful displays and the new lines that were showcased.Mosaic House display at Harbinger.

A colorful vignette as you walk into the Harbinger showroom featuring wallpaper from Fromental, mirror from Kemble Interiors and sconces from Coleen & Company.

Rule of Three samples that were displayed after a demonstration of how these patterns are created. We love these classic “marbleized” designs and have used them for pillows on the banquet in the Lucas/Eilers break room. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

Some of the L/E group with Houston designer, Cindy Witmer at the Hearst cocktail party at Harbinger. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

Hollywood at Home. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

Hollywood at Home, another LA favorite, had endless amounts of unique and colorful displays in their showroom.

One of the window displays at Hollywood at Home.  {Photo source: Hollywood at Home Instagram}

There was a delightful mix of color, patterns, and textures everywhere you turned!

We love the simplicity and elegance of the McKinnon and Harris window designs which perfectly aligns with their exquisite furniture. {Photo source: McKinnon and Harris Instagram}

Of course, we were happy to support our fellow Houstonians, Bill Curtis and Russell Windham, of Houston architecture firm, Curtis & Windham, at their book signing event at McKinnon & Harris.

During our time in LA, we took hundreds of photos and feasted on a myriad of visual delights.  It is impossible to recap everything we saw, but below are a few places that we especially enjoyed and our favorite memories of the week:

Hollyhock hosted an interesting discussion titled The Power of Pink: Femininity in Design with several talented designers.  It was a treat to listen to the wisdom and experience of Hollyhock owner Suzanne Rheinstein and Texas designer Emily Summers. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

Beautiful Kate Schelter watercolors at Hollyhock.

It was such fun to visit with the iconic Rose Tarlow in her beautiful showroom. {Photo source: Rose Tarlow Instagram}

Natural Curiosities window design by Sam Allen. There were several new intriguing works of art that we are using on current projects. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

At the Jasper showroom with furniture designer, Keith Fritz. We have worked with Keith on a number of projects and have always been pleased with his designs!

Interesting hinges, hardware, faucet and tile design in a kitchen display at Waterworks.


Nicky Rising is a petite jewel of a showroom with a remarkable selection of fabrics, wallcoverings, lamps, and accessories. {Photo source: Legends 2017 Photo Gallery}

Legends is a rich and rewarding experience.  While there, we gathered interesting design ideas, visited countless showrooms, and met with the most inspiring and refreshing group of people in the design industry. You can be certain we will be back next year!


“To create something exceptional, your mind must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” – Giorgio Armani

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