Legends of La Cienega 2017


legends of la cienega 2017 has come to an end. what a wonderful week. i think what makes this design event so special is how it brings together designers, editors and friends. you really get a sense of comradery. there’s a spirit of creativity, support and admiration throughout the event- it’s refreshing and nice. 

every year there’s a theme and the theme is played out in windows designed by designers from all over the country. this years theme was “your true colors”. 

so many of my friends did windows this year. i want to celebrate them along with their creativity and passion. we are living in crazy times, however it feels like everyone is finding solace in creativity and beauty. it’s time for all of us to show are trues colors!

thank you LCDqla for another great event- until next year! 

David Netto- Mckinnon and Harris

Amy Meier- Hollyhock

Amanda Lindroth- Marc Phillips

Meredith Ellis- Hollyhock

Sam Allen- Natural Curriosities

Andrew Brown- Marc Phillips

Bill Ingram- Stark

Betsy Burnham- Serena and Lily

Nick Olsen- Harbinger


every year around this time designers and editors emerge onto los angles for the legends of la cienega design event which happens to be where our office is. it’s really fun and get’s bigger and bigger every year. i heard there are 8,000 attendees this year. there are lots of parties, lots of panels, book signings and more parties. i think i went to 5 events last night. 

the highlight of the week is seeing the line up of windows that are designed by designers form all over the country- here is this years list of designer windows here. there’s always a theme, this your it’s show “your true colors.”

i have participated in years past designing windows. thought it would be fun to go back in time and look at my 2014 window i did at hollyhock- called it “the orient express.”. it was and ode to my first love- blue and white!

for all of you here this year for legends. please stop by mecox garden at 3:00 pm tomorrow for my beautiful book signing. i hope you enjoy this years event, so far it’s turning out to be legendary. 


you know how much i love a big white house. doesn’t really matter where it is, i’ll take it. in love with india hicks and david flint woods home in the english country side that’s featured in the new architectural digest.

david and india have mostly raised their kids in the bahamas (take a tour of their harbor island home here), but went back and forth for years visiting india’s family in england. finally they decided to build their own place near her mothers (sounds like 7 grand children visiting their grandmother might have been a little much).

india and david built a white stucco house that’s a cross between a danish farmhouse and a georgian rectory. the results are like a merchant ivory film, what’s not to like?! 

beyond the house itself and of course the allure of it being white, i was quite taken with how photographer miguel flores- vianna captured the family. miguel captured exactly what a home should be…a place that is fun and full of life, it also helps that it’s big and white.