Décor Stores for a Haute Home
Furnishings with rustic appeal at Nathan Turner.
Innovative design is A+R's stock and trade, and this Venice boutique has corralled an eye-popping assortment of globally sourced home products under one roof. Standout designs include Oskar Zieta's Chippensteel 0.5 chair, made from welded, air-inflated sheets of steel; and Nikolaï Carels's shapely Boomerang woks, named for their cupped, rounded edges. 1121-1 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-392-9128
Specializing in auction-worthy décor and furnishings, Dragonette Limited is a favorite vintage spot of interior guru Kelly Wearstler. Find vintage Tiffany & Co. bowls, brass wall sconces by Hans Grag, custom-framed original paintings, iron and brass folding stools by William Haines, and a cornucopia of collectible odds and ends—from pillows to Murano-glass vases. 711 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 310-855-9091
Launched in 1989, the Fendi Casa collection of furniture echoes the opulence of the Italian design house's luxurious fashions. Look for long, low sofas decked out in supple leathers and jewel-toned velvet; headboards swathed in quilted, patterned textiles; tables with stone tops and glossy steel legs; and elaborate chandeliers melding modern and classical aesthetics. 308 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-854-1008
One of the best resources for Midcentury Modern furniture in the city, Haus specializes in sturdily built replicas—and spin-offs—of iconic pieces from the era's seminal designers, including Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Find whimsical pieces (the circa-1968 Ovalia egg chair) along with stately classics (the squared-off Knoll loveseat in gunmetal-gray wool). 652 N. La Brea Ave., LA, 323-932-6580
Stunning home furnishings is one of Scandinavia's most impressive exports, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more charming collection of home décor from the region's emerging talent and iconic designers than at Huset. Spare yet playful pieces such as the Swedese Tree coat rack and the Design House Stockholm Cloud chair—an appropriately lumpy, cream-hued seat—add modern panache to any space. 1316 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424-268-4213
The locally made furnishings at Lawson-Fenning put a modern spin on 20th-century-inspired pieces by using mostly sustainably harvested woods and forward-thinking forms. Designers Glenn Lawson and Grant Fenning—who met while studying environmental design at the Art Center College of Design—create chic, earthy pieces that mix raw and cut woods with glass, laminate, and steel for beautifully bohemian results. 7257 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-934-0048
The interior designer's eponymous boutique is a one-stop shop for classically contemporary aesthetics. Think oversize floral art prints, rustic wood coffee tables, vintage glass lanterns, throw pillows swathed in retro African fabric, leather cocktail tables, and mod deck chairs in bright, Pucci-esque prints. 8546 Melrose Ave., LA, 310-275-1209
A vintage Italian school chart of insects intermingles with a dragon-emblazoned Tibetan rug at Rummage, the worldly and eclectic boutique founded by Kishani Perera—interior designer to stars including Gary Oldman, Molly Sims, and couple Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham. Perera scours the globe for such distinctive pieces as Art Deco chandeliers and ancient glass vitrines, while also creating custom pieces, including Eastern-inspired furniture and printed kilim-covered throw pillows. 7374 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-935-5483
photography by joni noe
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.