A Hollywood Kind of Home
By Karyn R. Millet
Interior designer Peter Dunham's spirit of tradition and adventure characterizes his store, Hollywood at Home, which he set up at a new La Cienega Boulevard address at the end of last year.
For the last two years Dunham ran the original incarnation of Hollywood at Home on Almont Drive, test-driving how his worldly wares—a treasure trove of fabrics, vintage books, artwork, textiles and furniture—would do in this market. The store’s current locale is larger and exemplifies the charm of its new neighborhood: Think bright red awnings and picture windows offering a glimpse into Dunham’s enchanting interiors favored by local designers such as Kim Alexandriuk and Elizabeth Dinkel.
Dunham grew up in France, Spain and England and brought his welltraveled design sensibility to Los Angeles in 1998. When he couldn’t find exactly what he wanted for his clients, Dunham launched his own signature fabric collection, Peter Dunham Textiles, which now boasts almost 200 variations of linen, cotton, chenille and velour. “Our peripatetic style works in LA,” says Dunham. “We buy both new or vintage things that have a lot of personality and price them fairly so it keeps people coming back.”
Merchandise moves quickly, so if you’re in love with a one-of-a-kind parrot pillow, red Moorish mirror or 1960s cork lamp, we recommend nabbing it now. Hollywood at Home, 724 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-273- 6200; hollywoodathome.com