Interior Design Stores
By Michael Ventre
Mohawk General Store & Amsterdam Modern from Left to Right: Midcentury tubular multi-armed chandelier, Teak G-Plan nesting tables, Charlotte Perriand stools
MOHAWK GENERAL STORE & AMSTERDAM MODERN
In August this spiffy boutique migrated from its cozy location on Mohawk Street to West Sunset, on the west end of Sunset Junction, then merged with Midcentury Modern furniture wholesaler Amsterdam Modern. The result: Mohawk General Store & Amsterdam Modern, a chic but understated treasure chest for the interior design buff. Although the 1,400-square-foot space (about four times larger than the original Mohawk General Store) also offers clothing and shoes, it’s the items for your house that really make you feel at home. Visit Kevin and Bo Carney, the married owners, to buy a pair of suede desert boots by The Generic Man, and you may just leave with a set of Roland Rainer stacking chairs. The furniture moves in and out so quickly, there’s rarely a need to dust. 4011 W. Sunset Blvd., LA
|Top: Sei bedding line, Below: Matteo Vintage linen line|
The Matteo factory showroom is actually made from salvaged pallets, immediately giving you that “I smell a bargain!” vibe. You can find luxury linens, bedding and apparel at the space—which sells to the public in addition to retail stores, designers and hotels. Matteo specializes in items made from Egyptian cotton, Baltic flax and Peruvian alpaca, some of which are woven in Italy and all of which are made in LA: sheets, pillowcases, quilts, napkins, clothing and more. This might be the most comfortable shopping you’ll ever do. 912 E. 3rd St., LA
Fashion shoot: December 2013 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.