Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Here we are at the entrance to two show rooms Quatrain and Therien. Elegant and refined and oh so continental is all I can say. Oh, and also very, very beautiful.

I love a good bust, I know, pretty wonderful, huh. I loved this show room it was like a museum without the entrance fee. If you like European antiques, rock crystals, and some gild, this is your kind of place.

I have to confess I had never been in the Lee Stanton's showroom, which makes no sense to me at all, seeing how every piece in the store had my name on it. By the way Santa Baby, for me, the miniature swing set. 

I know what you are thinking, a box of doll parts, you are right of course, I was thrilled. But I'm jumping a head. Ralf above, was a delight and gracious enough to give us some cheese and crackers, as you can see from the above photos our blood sugar was dropping fast. Ralf's showroom was like a handsome English manor house minus the pipe tobacco smoke. Our next showroom is Pat McGann. Pat is hip and chic and has just enough bohemian style to make her shop a one of a kind on La Cienega.

Hollywood at Home has the finest fabrics in the city, but my favorite item in the store is a peculiar chair. If you recall in the movie How To Marry A Millionaire, the girls pawn off all the furniture in the apartment except some chairs. Well, Peter Dunham the owner of Hollywood at Home brilliantly remade those very chairs. The picture above is the bar stool version. Santa Baby are you listening.

So this is the end of a wonderful day full of some wonderful people. Thanks to everyone who was gracious enough to spend time with us and show us around. And thanks to my group of troopers who made it so much fun for me. I am going to leave you with some beauties from Quatrain and Therien show rooms. Please check back, I have more tours planned. Until then Happy Holidays!


ayeM8y said...

I love gild. Being a flamboyant decorator I’m known to close friends and clients as Patina Ormolu.

You bought the box of doll parts, right?

David Toms said...

I have died and gone to antique heaven!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wonderful, wonderful!

Casa Très Chic said...

Fantastic, love this post.
That rug is really gorgeous.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

looks like loads of fun. I love that chair!

classic casual home said...

Very fun. I have been to Lee Stanton but you make me want to drive up to see the others soon.
Mary Ann

Design Girl {Pretty Haute Mess} said...

You are sneaky, you got pics I didn't notice haha