Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Nicky Rising and her eponymous showroom have a new home a few doors down from Urth Cafe in the design mecca that is West Hollywood at 8625 Melrose Avenue. I loved visiting her space recently, where boutique fabric lines Mally Skok, Plumwich, Tulu Textiles, Katherine Rally, Chapas Textiles, and De Gournay papers are joined by Carleton V in an artful mix of vintage finds and punchy fabrics. Next time you are in LA, drop in to visit Nicky where you are likely to run into a designer you know!

Beep beep. Nicky zooms around town in a pale blue VW convertible. How she got this spot in front of her showroom I'll never know...

The fabric wings include Carleton V, in their new home with Nicky. They have migrated to the street from the PDC, who follow them?

Mally Skok, Katherine Rally, Plumwich and Tulu Textiles hang all in a row.

A hand-painted De Gourney paper with a pink ground looks great with a famille verte porcelain lamp.

Mixing styles, a bone inlaid dresser from India with a pair of figurine lamps on it and a decadent gilded mirror.

An elaborate mirror hangs against a De Gournay hand-painted paper.

A chair stacked high with vintage suzani's. Nicky loves so much she is reluctant to sell them!

Stacks of fabrics and pillows in front of the sample window are a feast for the eyes.

Here is a closer look at some Tulu prints from Istanbul:

A vibrant watercolor stripe, Doris.

Melvin in hot pink on black was an instant favorite.

Lola in apricot has a tiny black dotted line resembling an embroidery stitch.

In a blue as rich and varied as the sea.

Pascal's round medallions in fun colors is incredibly unique.

Do you recognize Stella in red from Jeffrey Bilhuber's newest tome? It is hot, hot, hot.

I want you Alvin in Pink.

Jubilant prints all in a row.

The navy ground makes Mahmut in pink extra alluring.


Hamptontoes said...

Oh my, that is a storefront that I could lost in...looks fabulous!! Happy New Year!

The enchanted home said...

Hi Marisa and happy new year, wishing you all of lifes best in 2012! Looks like a beautiful vibrant use of color, looks like its worth a visit next time I go to California hopefully sooner than later! Besides I would go just to drool over the De Gournay paper:)


gorgeous prints! wishing you a very Happy New Year--love your Optimistic Outlook! xxBarbara

mary said...

That textiles are great, but the antique and vintage furnishings and lighting are also spot on. Great shop! Mary

Anonymous said...

Nicky rocks! She is by far the nicest and most professional business woman I have met so far. Not only is she so excellent but the textiles she represents are fabulous! Nicky Rising really sets the standard for interior designers.

kayce hughes said...

looks like heaven!

Andrea said...

This show room is amazing! I just borrowed one of your images for my roundup of rooms covered in pink de Gournay wallpaper!