2012 Design Quarter Holiday Crawl

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural 2012 Design Quarter Holiday Crawl.  This open house event in Los Angeles’ La Cienega Design Quarter featured thirteen participating showrooms coming together in an effort to raise funds for the Charitable Children’s Guild, which supports LA’s Orthopedic Hospital. I was thrilled to have my friend and fab kitchen designer Rebecca Reynolds in town for this great evening.  We started at Egg & Dart Home, (which c0-hosted the event) where we were able to experience some of the industry’s finest home fashion designs.  This exquisite showroom sparkles with spectacular lighting fixtures by Niermann Weeks, Borghase and Ron Jesse Lighting… which highlights the most elegant furnishings from Adriana Hoyos,  Christopher Kennedy and many more in between. Egg and Dart Home After our personal tour from Egg & Dart Home owner Keith Hudson, we grabbed a shuttle to Mecox Gardens, a fabulous source of antiques, re-editions and original designs from around the world.  Their collections are so well curated that there is no shortage of sourcing pieces for any type of home design style.

Mecox Gardens

While at the Holiday Crawl, I got to meet and chat with Kathy Levine, an incredibly talented woman who designs and manufactures fine antique-style pillows and other accessories.  As an avid animal lover, I fell in love with her Belgian Linen dog and horse appliquéd pillows….a must have!

Applique pillows

She also had hand-embroidered Suzani pillows and appliqued hand towels, which would make the perfect hostess gift for the holidays!

Hand-embroidered Towels

All told, it was a wonderful event and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.  What is your favorite holiday event in LA?