The Conservatory Chair, $8,662, Resin Halma Man Table, $2,062, and Venus Chair, $2,887.
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Revered U.K. furnishings firm Soane Britain has opened at the San Francisco Design Center. “I’ve been traveling to the West Coast since I co-founded Soane 17 years ago,” explains Creative Director Lulu Lytle. “The California design community appreciates the skills of our craftsmen.” Plus, handmade pieces mean customization is possible— something that’s made designers Douglas Durkin, Mark D. Sikes and Suzanne Tucker longtime clients. The new studio displays signature furnishings alongside the full swoon-worthy range of wallpapers and textiles. 2 Henry Adams St., #M-47, S.F., 415-590-3260; soane.co.uk.
Pottery Barn Kids has debuted its first-ever capsule collection—one created by fashion designer and mother of two Jenni Kayne. “I knew we’d complement each other,” says the Southern California native of the line, which features 50-plus pieces
FAIRMONT MIRAMAR HOTEL & BUNGALOWS
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I’m planning a much-needed staycation so I can experience the newly renovated bungalow suites here, replete with soothing shades of gray and blue, faux bois wall covering and organic furnishings curated by L.A. designer Michael Berman. 101 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-576-7777; fairmont.com.
imbued with her coveted, easygoing aesthetic. Her favorite? “The teepee. It’s such a fun little hideaway,” she says. Bringing up baby just got a lot more inspired. 189 The Grove Dr., Ste. F30, L.A., 323-549-9344; potterybarnkids.com. Dipped teepee, $249, and Mini Kitty designer doll, $39.
The horticultural wonderland that is Inner Gardens has moved to a new 12,000-square-foot-plus space in Culver City, in walking distance of such galleries as Blum & Poe and Honor Fraser. Known for their deep archive of antiques and exotic plants and flowers, the shop will showcase vintage French planters alongside modern vessels by David Cressey for Architectural Pottery this summer, as well as a rare medallion sculpture from 1967 by Stan Bitters. “The space is magical—with old palm trees and bungalows on the property perfect for vignettes,” says owner Stephen Block. “I walked in and I said, ‘This is my new home.’” 5838 Perry Dr., Culver City, 310-838-8378; innergardens.com. C 00
A collection of turn-of-the-century Mediterranean terra-cotta vessels from Greece and Turkey at the new Inner Gardens.
WRITTEN BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN AND MAILE PINGEL. WEITZMAN: ROBERT RICHMOND. SOANE: DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON. INNER GARDENS: COURTESY OF INNER GARDENS
MODERNISM GALLERY I have a weekend trip set for San Francisco, and at the top of my itinerary is a visit to artist Michael Dweck’s “Nymphs and Sirens” exhibit, where highlights include a triptych of surfboards titled Triple Gidget. Through June 27; 685 Market St., S.F., 415-541-0461; modernisminc.com. 503FOUND I need to stock up on Jaipur-made Injiri napkins for all of the alfresco dinners I’m hoping to host this season and this is the place to do it. 503 31st St., N.B., 949-877-0147; 503found.com. SERENA & LILY There is nothing I like more than comfortable outdoor seating while watching my children play in our garden: The new Pacifica wicker sofa from Bay Area-based Serena & Lily fits the bill and then some. serenaandlily.com. GARDE When the sun goes down, a collection of natural bamboo lanterns arranged on our outdoor dining table—and sourced from one of my favorite L.A. design outposts—will cast the perfect glow. 7418 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-424-4667; gardeshop.com.