CARL HANSEN & SON
The revered Danish modernist furniture company put down West Coast roots in Culver City with an expansive showroom boasting pieces by design “gods” such as Hans Wegner, Kaare Klint, and Ole Wanscher. Concrete, steel, and bowed ceilings are softened with polished wood and the elegant offerings of Scandinavia’s premier high-end furniture, lighting, and textile makers.
INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss Japanese starchitect Tadao Ando’s functionalchic Dream chair on display. 8745 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-842-8656; carlhansen.com
A play on both “en garde” and “avant garde,” this elegant, airy shop specializes in “modern natural,” one-of-a-kind gifts and home accessories. Curated by former fashion-biz exec Scotti Sitz, items include chic American and international textiles, jewelry, bath goods, art, lighting, and furniture, including LA-perfect pieces by cuttingedge Brit-chick designer Faye Toogood.
INSIDER TIP: Check out the vast selection of reasonably priced tabletop items. 7418 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-424-4667; gardeshop.com
HAMMER AND SPEAR
After years of collecting, lifestyle expert and interior designer Kristan Cunningham and her husband, Scott Jarrell, opened this well-curated boutique selling lifestyle products.
255 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA, 213-9280997;
With constantly evolving eclectic designs, HD Buttercup provides a home-furnishing shopping experience like no other. 3225 Helms Ave., LA, 310-558-8900; hdbuttercup.com
Known for her chic, Cali-cool aesthetic, Kelly Wearstler specializes in must-have home décor, jewelry, and fashion accessories at her iconic Melrose flagship. 8440 Melrose Ave., LA, 323-895-7880; kellywearstler.com
Shop prefabricated and customizable Midcentury Modern-inspired home furnishings with the original manufacturer of the Eames fiberglass chair. 7366 Beverly Blvd., LA, 323-933-0383; modernica.net
Browse carefully curated collections that pair modern, minimalist aesthetics with comfort, warmth, and quality at RH Modern’s luxe WeHo gallery. 8772 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-281-1326; rhmodern.com
A city within a city,
Metropolis offers residential towers, pools, skyparks, dining, and an upscale hotel in the heart
of Downtown LA.