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LCDQ LEGENDS 2015: MUSES BEHIND THE WINDOWS

“Where Muses Dwell” was the theme of this year’s highly anticipated LEGENDS windows. 67 designers were invited to present the person, place, era or object that is their muse (or source of inspiration) in the windows of the LCDQ storefronts. For the first time, a contest was held to vote of the best window in three categories.  When looking at the windows, I considered the following criteria…the uniqueness of the idea, the execution of the concept, and the overall aesthetics of the space. The window designers outdid themselves in terms of creativity and originality. The competition was heated with even Kris Kardashian Jenner joining in promoting her favorite designer on social media. A special thank you to all of my friends who rallied the troops to vote! All of the windows can be viewed by clicking here.

Here are the winners and several other windows that caught my eye…

EDITOR’S CHOICE: KEN FULK AT THERIAN

therian-ken fulk Ken FulkPEOPLE’S CHOICE: JEFF ANDREWS AT FULLER & ROBERTS

Fuller & Roberts

 

Fuller Roberts

AMBASSADOR’S CHOICE: SAM ALLEN AT HOLLYHOCK

Hollyhock-Sam Allen

Sam Allen

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Julia Buckingham

Mecox-Burnham

Betsy Burnham

Buckingham

Kristin Buckingham

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Claremont

harbinger

Young Huh

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Andy Warhol

Harbinger-Gorrivan

Phillip Gorivan

MC

Madcap Cottage

Marc Phillips Amy Meier

Amy Meier

Compas-Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan

Sherle Wagner-Cami Wright Cami Wright Dragonette-Cliff Fong Cliff Fong Hollywood at Home-Nicky Kehoe Nicky Kehoe Arteriors Windsor Smith Windsor SmithNathan Turner Serena and Lilly

Serena and Lilly

Tufenkian

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Tuten

LA LOVE: THE WINDOWS OF LEGENDS: NOVEL INTERIORS: STORYTELLING BY DESIGN

The most highly anticipated attractions of the LCDQ LEGENDS event are the showroom windows that are decorated by 40 top designers from around the world. I am in constant awe and delight of the creativity of the design community and these windows were beyond extraordinary! This year’s theme was “Novel Interiors: Storytelling By Design.” 

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the LCDQ LEGENDS event has attracted over 12,000 guests and all funds raised go towards Habitat for Humanity and the La Cienega Design Quarter Beautification Fund. The LCDQ was established in 2008 to promote the flourishing antiques and design community in one of Los Angeles’ oldest thoroughfares. Since the 1950s, it has been a shopping hot spot for designers such as William Haines, Else de Wolfe, Tony Duquette and Frances Elkins.

All of the windows created for the event were spectacular.  Below are a few of my favorites in which the designers truly outdid themselves in terms of originality, execution of the novel idea, and aesthetics. Enjoy!

Hollyhock Windows
Detail via Mark Sikes
Detail via Mark Sikes

Remains Lighting Window

Ralf’s Window

MK Collection Window

Dragonette Window
Dragonette Window Detail
via Quintessence

Once I read the incredible post by Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence  I fully appreciated the effort that went into Doug Meyer’s imaginary dreamworld for his window. Instead of featuring Howard Roark from The Fountainhead as originally planned, Meyer created a fictitious universe at The Enright House, the famed building on which the book is based. In Stacey’s interview with Meyer, he elaborates on the project, “Over its storied 49 year history, the Enright House has been home to some of the world’s richest people. It’s owner self made millionaire Roger Enright, was the seventh richest man when he passed away in 1969.  Notable residents included members of America’s first families, European nobility and Hollywood and Broadway royalty.”

His imaginary world includes stories that may have occurred in the building and depicted in his dioramas as seen in the ballroom diarama above.“One night…regular Willem de Kooning taught Julia (an Enright resident) a new dance called the Cha Cha. She was ecstatic and in less than 24 hours had commissioned Gio Ponti to design a ballroom she would name the Cha Cha Room. Many nights the residents of Enright House would start off their evening at Bar Alfred and end dancing the night away at Julia’s glamorous duplex apartment.” 

Be sure to read the full story on Quintessence here. The fabulous story would make an incredible screenplay!

Waterworks

Harbinger Window

Harbinger Window

George Smith Window

Nathan Turner Window

Woven Accents Window

*All images via Grey Crawford for LCDQ unless otherwise noted.