The latest addition to the Sycamore Arts District – home to design havens Blackman Cruz, Ralph Pucci, Apparatus and JF Chen – Holly Hunt’s new flagship is a nearly one-block warehouse reimagined by architectural firm Johnston Marklee as a welcoming complex. It includes two villas that showcase choice pieces from the brand’s nearly four-decade-old portfolio of lighting, furniture and textiles. Hunt’s pieces, which include works by designers such as Vladimir Kagan, Christian Astuguevieille and Elizabeth Lyons, appear in the homes of everyone from Regina King and Gwyneth Paltrow to Beyoncé and Kaley Cuoco. 945 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, hollyhunt.com
“California is where I grew up, and I’m still hugely inspired by the California coast – that’s where my design journey began, and it’s only fitting that Atrio’s debut is here too,” says interior designer Jeremiah Brent (Ellen Pompeo, Shawn Levy) of his first store.
Located on the Culver City platform, the 2,300 square foot lifestyle boutique features exclusive collaborations including Cultiver linens and Serax dinnerware, florist, pantry, homewares and clothes. The design and name of the graceful one-stop shop, which means atrium in Portuguese, nods to Brent’s grandmother and the glass-enclosed veranda where she took her morning tea. “I remember dreaming one day of having a space of my own that encapsulated all of the values and interests that I hold dear, so it’s really a looping moment for me,” he says. A restaurant, Juliette, is opening soon. 8888 Washington Blvd., Culver City, shopatrio.com
In 2016, Rhett Baruch opened his Koreatown apartment as a commercial space. It is filled with the work of talented young artisans, ceramists and furniture designers – Taidgh O’Neill, Jessica Ayromloo, Shino Takeda, Sarai Delfendahl, Keita Jackson, Francie Bishop and Francis River among them – as well as intriguing anonymous pieces he found in his travels around the city. Now he has opened a Baruch Gallery space in Melrose Hill, giving him another outlet for their work as well as that of his growing list of fine artists, including Colt Segar, Jonathan Todryk, Gwen Hollingsworth and Doug Meyer. Kelly Wearstler and David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect find unique items there. 6057 Melrose Ave, Melrose Hill, rhettbaruch.com
The experience of the large communal shop
Complementing their online store, Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht of Commune Design have opened a store in the 1925 Spanish Colonial building in MacArthur Park which also houses their studio. The space showcases items from the West Coast’s most exquisite artisans, including textile artist Adam Pogue and carpenter Bruce Mitchell. Common fans include Tracee Ellis Ross, Julianne Moore and costume designer Arianne Phillips. 2502 W. 7th Street, MacArthur Park, communedesign.com
The pomp and circumstances of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral have heightened appreciation for all things UK. It is therefore fortuitous that House of Hackney, a British luxury interiors, fashion and lifestyle brand, appeared in Pierce & Ward’s Los Feliz boutique until the end of the year. year. Founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle create intriguing Victorian-inspired botanical and animal prints, featured on wallpaper, fabrics and pillows, which can be found in the homes of Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds . 1956 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz, houseofhackney.com
Members-only club Soho House has brought its home deals to Los Angeles
Inspired by the design of Soho House clubs around the world and created in-house, Soho Home products include mid-century style floor lamps, sleek velvet sofas and Italian marble coffee tables, so members – and non-members – can bring home home. 8540 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, sohohome.com
Steve Pallrand has long been a strong advocate for green building, creating and renovating homes that exceed sustainable building standards. Now he’s formalizing his engagement with a new design firm, CarbonShack, and a showroom, just below their offices in Cypress Park near Mount Washington. The space showcases interior design products, from lighting and textiles to decorative tiles and cabinetry, that are both durable and beautiful, with designs inspired by the natural world and made by local artisans. “People want their values to permeate their way of life, their home and the things they own,” he says. CarbonShack is the starting point. 715 Cypress Ave., Cypress Park, carbonshackshowroom.com
San Diego-based HiFi record console manufacturer Wrensilva has opened its first Los Angeles showroom in West Hollywood, right next to the Pacific Design Center. The store showcases the brand’s hand-crafted reinventions of classic recording consoles, which incorporate high-performance sound that lets music lovers switch seamlessly between vinyl records, Sonos and Bluetooth.
“Whether you’re listening to vinyl or streaming music, a beautiful recording console is like a musical campfire to gather and enjoy together. Our goal is to bring that timeless HiFi spirit into the present and the future at a level of performance and quality that belongs in the most demanding spaces,” says Greg Perlot, CEO of Wrensilva.
The decor of the new store is adorned with works by artist and illustrator John Van Hamersveld, including several of his famous album covers and photographs from the Rolling Stones recording sessions for Exile on Main St. 8625 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, www.wrensilva.com
A version of this story first appeared in the October 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.