Presents Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, scheduled to start on May 8 and run through May 9th, offers book signings and lectures on L.A.-based decor tastemakers such as Billy Haines, Gerard Colcord, and Tony Duquette." /> Discover design history along La Cienega - Native Intelligence

Discover design history along La Cienega

I'm looking forward to the first annual ELLE DECOR Presents Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, scheduled to start on May 8 and run through May 9th.

There are several interesting panels and tributes evoking the legends of L.A. design, including a walking tour of designer vignettes on display in storefronts along La Cienega Boulevard, from Beverly to Santa Monica boulevards.

Highlights include:

  • Friday, May 8th at 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
A Fireside Chat with Jean Mathison, Billy Haines' Assistant of 30 Years Followed by a Book Signing for Class Act: William Haines by Co-Authors Jean Mathison and Peter Schifando Rituals 756 N. La Cienega Blvd. 310.854.0848

Legendary Hollywood decorator William Haines is known as the father of Hollywood Modern for using an exuberant mix of English, Modern and Neo-Classical to style Tinsel Town's top interiors. Class Act, published by Pointed Leaf Press, is the definitive book on Haines' history and the celebrities whose homes were enlivened by his custom furniture designs.

  • Friday, May 8th at 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
    A Presentation by Bret Parsons of Hollywood's Society Architect Gerard Colcord with Book Signing to Follow of His Book Colcord Home
    Bausman & Company
    921 N. La Cienega Blvd.

    From 1924 to 1984, Beverly Hills-based architect Gerard R. Colcord created a significant architectural legacy in Southern California that includes more than 300 residential estates and 100 remodels. He designed in a variety of architectural vernaculars: Tudor, Country French, Hollywood Regency, Spanish Hacienda, Monterey Colonial, Contemporary, and his signature genre, sprawling Country Colonial farmhouses. These homes are still coveted today, often commanding between 5 and 10 million dollars

  • Friday, May 8th 3 P.M. - 5 P.M.
    A Book Signing with Fran Drescher, Actress, Activist, Director, Philanthropist and Author of Cancer Schmancer
    Jean Marc Gallery
    906 N. La Cienega Blvd.

  • Saturday, May 9th
    11 A.M. - 12 P.M.
    A Morning Tea with Eleanor Schrader Schapa
    Dishing the Dirt: Stories, Scandals, and the History of Furniture
    George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics
    804 N. La Cienega Blvd.

    Eleanor Schrader Schapa tells the story behind many of George Smith's historically inspired furniture pieces, including plenty of gossip and scandal. She also shares the why's and how's of furniture design and construction.

  • Saturday, May 9th

  • 2 P.M. - 4 P.M.
    A Book Signing by Hutton Wilkinson for His Book Tony Duquette and Stories About the Legendary Designer
    Baker Furniture
    360 N. La Cienega Blvd.

    Hutton Wilkinson recounts his experiences with Tony Duquette and the celebrity crowd who surrounded this legendary designer.

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