Monday, August 10, 2009


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Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas, the duo behind Lucas Studio and Harbinger, are all smiles, happy opening day has finally arrived.

Almont Yard has a new addition, the Harbinger Showroom. Located in a renovated 1920's cottage next to Lucas Studio and Harbinger shop, it houses special collections of fabrics and wallpapers culled from around the globe. Neighbors include Peter Dunham's design studio and shop Hollywood at Home, and Nathan Turner Antiques and Interior Design, rounding out this must visit design destination in West Hollywood.

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Prints Etc handprinted fabrics, Idarica Gazzoni's Italian wallpapers and prints, and Pintura Studio wallpapers get top billing with hand painted signs.

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Katie Ridder wallpapers, John Stefanidis fabrics from England, Coleen and Company lighting, furniture and accessories collections are also represented. I am sure more lines will be on board once they see how well done the whole thing is.

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No boring fabric wings to flip through here. By making their shop look like a great room you want to hang out in, Joe and Parrish have created a beautiful space. The feature wall contains fabric samples and ledges hold mounted squares showing wallcovering . They created a fresh way to look at fabrics with natural light. These designers are onto something good.

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Fabric lengths in juicy colors hang together.

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Coleen and Company's Tole Tent Lanterns light up an antique chest.

Pillows in niches flank the entrance doors- so alluring and easy to buy.

Lanterns hang from the ceiling, and a seating area provides a perch for perusing wallpaper books. Their Zinc Trestle Console can be customized as a cocktail or dining table.

A John Stefanidis print covers a darling slipper chair. Each time I see a cute slipper chair like this one, I want it.

Coleen and Company makes this fantastic concrete ottoman. Why not have tufted furniture outside? It can stand the rain.


Alison Duffy said...

How wonderful!

Chic Coles said...

Thank you so much for this post! I enjoyed it so much. I am putting Harbinger in my file to visit. I love the 1920 is so perfect! The signs on the door are such a fun way to show the collections!