April 23, 2015

Legends Names 2015 Theme as Where Muses Dwell


The 2014 window “1001 Nights” by Christian May at Woven Accents. Photo by Grey Crawford.

The annual

Los Angeles La Cienega Design Quarter

(LCDQ) event,


, will take place May 6 to 8 and is expected to attract as many as 10,000 designers, influencers and enthusiasts. This year 62 designers were selected by LCDQ’s seven board members based on their support of the Quarter, their talent, their profile and visibility, and the uniqueness of their design styles. The designers were asked to give life to their muses to illustrate who, what, or where most inspired them: “Where Muses Dwell” is the 2015 theme.

“The Legends event has become a prominent fixture on the national design calendar,” says LCDQ board president

Lee Stanton

. “Visitors can expect to be inspired in a festive atmosphere of networking and socializing amongst the nations leaders of design.”

LCDQ was established in 2008 to promote the area and its businesses. Since its inception, Legends has drawn 60,000 people from 40 states and three countries. They visited the West Hollywood galleries, shops and showrooms—since the 1950’s the intersection of La Cienega and Melrose has been some degree of design destination—paying special attention to the windows created by interior designers.

“Our concept is ‘a window to a world of beauty’ with the backdrop being a bold kaleidoscope pattern,” said Annette English, principal,

Annette English & Associates

, a first time contributor to the event. Too hectic in years past, this year she “jumped at the chance” to participate because of the event’s growing importance. Her window “A World of Beauty” will be at



“Given some of the significant designers involved we knew we had to swing wide and present a window and design that could stand alone and represent our brand,” said Ms. English. Our installation is 3 dimensional and multi-colored. We begin by installing fabric panels that create a floating, layered effect (like looking into a kaleidoscope). We then have a stunning sculptural chair and bold light fixtures that have a strong contrast to the graphic wallpaper they sit in front of. The elements together create a window that looks into a world of beauty.”

Other 2015 window designers include:

Kate Lester Interiors

, whose muse “Father Time” will come to life at

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens


Kendall Wilkinson

, whose “Blondie” will be at

George Smith


Ryan Saghian

, whose “Iran” will be at

Janet Yonaty

; and

Scott Mitchell Studio


Denise Kuriger

honoring muses “Charles Gwathmey and Naomi Leff” at




The 2014 window “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Madeline Stuart at Compas. Photo by Grey Crawford.


The 2014 window “Girl on Fire” by Clements at Lee Stanton. Photo by Grey Crawford.

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