Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Peter Dunham and Hollywood at Home






I just returned from a trip to California and was fortunate enough to visit some of Los Angeles' finest design shops. Seriously- I write about them so often that I had to see them firsthand. My biggest challenge was that there are just too many fabulous shops to visit in three days time. Still, I managed to see quite a few and thought I would share some photos with you this week.

One store that has generated buzz as of late is Peter Dunham's Hollywood At Home. The jewel box of a store, located behind Nathan Turner's fabulous shop, not only carries Dunham's eponymous line of fabrics but Carolina Irving's textile line as well. Quite truthfully, these two fabric lines are a match made in heaven. Additionally, the shop sells vintage design books, furniture, home fragrance, and accessories. I think what I like most about this shop, though, is that in a way you feel like you've walked into a witty and stylish salon where inspiration abounds. How could you not be charmed by a stairwell in which you can walk on a red carpet replete a velvet rope banister and Dunham's star print wallpaper? Get it? It's your very own red carpet moment!



Dunham's airy, breezy fabric:





Carolina Irving's fabric:






The Red Carpet:



26 comments:

  1. What a great shop - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love it!! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Hope you got plenty of R&R!!

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  3. Thanks for this great tour! What a treat.

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  4. Jennifer - we missed you! The shop looks great, and, I could use a red-carpet moment.

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  5. Both Dunham and Irving are brilliant.

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  6. Patricia- Don't we all need a red carpet moment!!!

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  7. Aesthete- I agree, and I think it helps to see the fabric in person to really appreciate it. The colors in both lines are gorgeous!

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  8. Lucky you! AND what a cute wait to do a staircase in a back hall or up to a third floor. I wonder who carries Irving's line in Houston? I'm dying to see it.
    WELCOME BACK!!! I've missed you girl!

    Joni

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  9. Sounds like a great trip! Peter Dunham is wonderful.
    Did you bring home some nice souvenirs? Lana

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  10. Anonymous2:30 PM

    What a great tour, and great shots! How were you able to take snaps in-store like that?

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  11. I echo Cote's comments, especially the last bit.

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  12. Anon- I asked and they were really nice about it- especially since they're a new store. But I realize that not all stores allow photography.

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  13. This is the trip I want to take next. Glad you had a nice time and welcome back.

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  14. wow what a lovely shop! they were very nice to allow you to take pictures :-)
    Did you buy anything?

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  15. Bright & Beautiful- Unfortunately no, although I was sorely tempted to! It's a great shop!

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  16. Oh you lucky thing! I did not realize you were on a trip to LA, but I echo the welcome back! And lucky us! We get to see all of your gorgeous finds. I have GOT to get down to see this store!

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  17. How much fun is it to travel and discover new places?! I love Cali for that in particular, such a mix of the past and present. And I adore the red carpet stairs! p.s. Spellbound is on tonight :)

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  18. The paper on the stair is particularly fetching ... I find myself drawn repeatedly to light, graphic, vaguely Indian-print fabrics like those produced by Dunham and Irving ... also Kathryn Ireland and Les Indiennes ... why is that, I wonder? Likely an appreciation of the boho-ness of it all but also the simplicity and reverse-chic of it too ...

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  19. The shop looks like fabric heaven.
    thanks for sharing.

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  20. Aesthete- I agree, and I'm drawn to these prints too. Perhaps it's the boho element, but I don't consider myself a boho chic kind of girl. Perhaps it is the simplicity of them, or the naive aspect of the designs?

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  21. Hi! I work for Carolina Irving. If you are interested in her fabrics, have a look at her website (under construction). I also worked for Peter Dunham in the past...and they are both incredible artists!
    www.carolinairvingtextiles.com

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  22. Angela- Thank you for the link to her site. You're right, they're both wonderful!

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  23. I saw an article in a magaine of this shop recently and thought it was such a neat shop! Thank you for posting about this and all the great photos you had! I particularly enjoyed the red carpet :-) For royalty...

    Karen

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  24. love the top pic of nancy and entry way. quite elegant.
    not big on the guest room, too much. but i do like the green bench at the foot of the bed.

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  25. Oh, wow - you lucky thing - the shop looks beautiful! You must have been very inspired when you left!! I know I always get inspired when I travel!
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