Almost two weeks ago I was in Los Angeles to attend LCDQ Legends 2017 for my fourth year running! It’s an annual design festival that sees interior designers, decorators, stylists, edtiors and members of the design community from across America descend on the LCDQ area for three days of seminars, talks and events. LCDQ Legends 2017 had the theme of ‘Your True Colors’, where designers are tasked with designing window displays and decorating showrooms to reflect the theme. Given the focus on color I was, of course, in my element. Did you see the total #MakeYouSmileStyle window display Betsy Burnham did for Serena & Lily’s showroom on my Instagram feed?! LOVE! Here are ten other moments from LCDQ Legends 2017 that made my design-loving eye smile.
2. Lara Nesburn nailed this 360 degree Nantucket display in Mecox Gardens. As you know, I’m a lover of all things blue and white, so this showroom is always a standout for me, but I have to say that this year it looked extra special. Now, I just want to shingle everrrrrrrything! 😉3. Sam Allen’s ‘Neon Jungle’ window display caught my eye straight away. I loved his use of shapes and the play off between the circular shapes against angular lines. Those Chinoiserie pots were nothing short of divine, either!4. Citrus wallpaper for the win over at Harbinger! I mean, this couldn’t be more #MakeYouSmileStyle if it tried, right?! Let’s not fail to mention the beautiful texture of this vintage armoire, too!5. Hollywood at Home is my favorite showroom in the LCDQ and I look forward to nosing through their stunning fabrics and furniture each time I visit the area. This room set was particularly stunning, don’t you think? That painting – just beautiful!6. One of the ‘Color Cocktails’ in my first book was called The Monochrome Magic and this gallery wall inside Hollywood at Home is a fine example of how to nail the look. Love!7. Speaking of books, it was such a thrill to see my books on display at Mecox Gardens. A true honor!8. I’ve been growing increasingly fond of intense, deep green shades and this room set in Harbinger only deepened my new found love for the hue. Watch this space…!9. Plenty of pattern porn went down at Harbinger’s showroom. I liked how the large scale triangle pattern of the upholstery was referenced in the smaller chevron of the indigo woven rug below. Scale is so important when mixing patterns – and this is how to do it right!10. Lee Stanton is the king of antiques and his delightfully cozy showroom never fails to charm. These vintage paint swatch canvas from a French paint store caught my eye the moment I walked inside. What’s catching your eye from my LCDQ Legends 2017 round up? Any favs of your own? To everyone at LCDQ Legends, thanks for having me back again! Until next year!