When it comes to furnishing your new or existing home, Los Angeles offers a bounty of choice for every style and color palette. From the traditional showrooms like the Pacific Design Center, to the trendy shops along La Brea and Abbot Kinney, the City of Angels delivers on quality, variety and creative expression. Let’s do some shopping!
The Pacific Design Center is the Disneyland of furniture, accessories and textiles. It’s unlikely you’ll get through the 1.6 million square-foot center, representing more than 2,200 product lines. Shop designers from Armani to Mimi London, to Wolf Gordon or attend one of the open house events. Or, take the luxury way out and work with one of their designers. Then you can relax and enjoy dining at one of Wolfgang Puck’s on-site restaurants. However you chart your course at Pacific Design Center, you can take comfort that it is the West Coast’s premier resource for traditional and contemporary furnishings.
von Hemert Interiors has been furnishing Los Angeles homes for more than a century. It’s a family affair here, with the von Hemert family sharing in the selection process and buying trips. They specialize in hand-selected Italian furnishings, with an emphasis on “the pleasure of comfort.” Their showrooms often feature well-known brands such as Stickley, Century, Hickory Chair, Hickory White, Hancock & Moore, Councill, Theodore Alexander, Maitland-Smith, Marge Carson and Lexington.
With categories ranging from Timeless Heritage to Modern Classic, Grayson Luxury “showcases the absolute best products for luxury home interiors.” You can visit their design center for a custom blend of elegance that will turn the empty rooms of your home into a lush palace.
Here, you’ll feel an elegant, artsy vibe. Hammer and Spear was created by husband and wife team Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, and was “born of the couple's great love for their neighborhood and its inspirational community of artists.” Ranging from living room and dining room seating to intricate personal items like personalized fragrances, this combined showroom and interior design studio offers variety, sustainability and comfort.
H.D. Buttercup is best known for traditional design “manifested in California’s rich and iconic heritage of its carefree lifestyle.” You can’t go wrong here if you want variety, as the inventory here is constantly changing. You will discover an eclectic blend of genres ranging from Mid-century to French Country to Scandinavian modern.
Make a day of it, and peruse the boutiques and design shops on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Or, visit the more than 20 showrooms on La Brea for a taste of all things Los Angeles.