Celebrating the LaCienega Design Quarter | 267 | Part 1 of 4

For over 50 years, the LaCienega Design Quarter has been a design destination serving LA’s vibrant and extremely talented design community. This design district is special and has seen Los Angeles change from trendy studio town to a global creative powerhouse. For the past 11 years, Legends of LaCienega has been a celebration of design, showcase for amazing design talent and social gathering for anyone who loves design.

In 2019, Convo By Design was represented as an official media sponsor of Legends. I cannot tell you how amazing this was for me and how saddened I was when I learned that because of the coronavirus pandemic, the event was canceled this year. I think what saddens me most is that I personally will miss seeing all my friends and I imagine that many of you listening feel the same way. So, I wanted to take a look back and share some of the amazing designers from last year’s event. My hope is that this gives you a little bit of joy, I will republish this in a series of episodes so you can hear all about the 2019 designs and showrooms whose windows served as the canvas for these amazing designers. I would also like to again remind you how special the LaCienega Design Quarter is and suggest that when this is all over, please go visit the LCDQ showrooms again.

Laura Umansky/ Laura U Interior Design


Houston, TX.

Showroom: Janet Yonaty/ ICON: Kalef Aloten


Kenna Mazaros/ Studio Kenna


Los Angeles, CA.

Showroom: Hollywood Sierra Kitchen/ ICON: Angelo Donghia


Philip Nimmo/ Philip Nimmo Design


West Hollywood, CA.

Showroom: Mansour/ ICON: Toy Duquette


Sheldon Harte/ Harte, Brownlee & Associates


Laguna Beach, San Francisco & Palm Springs

Showroom: Paul Ferrante/ ICON: Jean Michel Frank


Scott Shader/ Shrader Design


West Hollywood, CA.

Showroom: Richard Shapiro/ ICON: David Hicks


Penny Drue Baird/ Dessins, LLC.


New, York & Paris

Showroom: Dragonette/ ICON: Mario Buatta


Nicole Fuller/ Nicole Fuller Interiors


New York & Los Angeles

Showroom: Galerie Carole Decombe/ ICON: Henri Samuel


Cathrine M. Austin/ Catherine M. Austin Interior Design


Charlotte, NC.

Showroom: Janet Yonaty/ ICON: Alberto Pinto


Kelly Schandel/ thinkpure


Santa Monica, CA.

Showroom: Marc Phillips/ ICON: Elsie de Wolfe


That is a wrap on this episode of Convo By Design featuring the amazing creatives who decorated and designed the windows of the LaCienega Design Quarter in 2019. I hope hearing from these creators brings you a little joy and I look forward to Legends of LaCienega returning in 2021.

Thank you LCDQ for having me, thank you, Walker Zanger, for your continued support and thank you for listening to the show, downloading each podcast episode and engaging through the socials. Make sure you never miss an episode of the podcast, ask Siri to help you, say, “Hey Siri, play Convo By Design podcast.” And she will! Thanks for listening and until next week, keep creating.