Ok, can someone lend me $55,000? I happened to wander into this cool new space called The Melrose Project just across the street from the Pacific Design Center and fell immediately in love with this enormous peacock wall hanging:It turns out that this piece is actually a rug which is part of the Gypsy/Maturin line (designed by the mother and son team, Kathleen and Tommy Clements who also are the brains behind The Melrose Project) in collaboration with the artist Kaki Foley. The scale is magnificent. It must be 20 feet tall and the tail feathers are three-dimensional strips of fabric: If only I had a room with a ceiling high enough to handle this! I don’t think I would have the heart to put it on the floor. If you have the space and the pocket change, I highly recommend you trot over to see it in person. While you are there, take in the range of gorgeous goodies curated from top LA furniture, rug and art dealers (think JF Chen, Lee Stanton, Woven Accents, Obsolete). The space is enormous and the pieces are creatively showcased. I love to see pieces displayed in unexpected ways:
One of my favorite touches was the runner painted on the back stairs. It is simple but clever and dressed up this pedestrian space:Doesn’t it make you want to jazz up your own stairs? With a little tape and some paint, you could have this look with not too much effort. Get after it and enjoy!
Chair image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times