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best of the city d e s i g n Sitting pretty Stylish interior designer Natasha Baradaran fits right into her design scheme. toP FIVe: Home StAGerS pLaying houSe an impressive interior staged by meridith Baer home 1 With a client roster that includes actress Kate Hudson, X-Men director Bryan Singer and Latin crooner Luis Miguel, interior designer Natasha Baradaran is a shining star in her own right. Her family may hail from Tehran by way of Milan, but she’s a born-and-raised Angeleno. In fact, she grew up in the Brentwood house made famous by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air . Raised with an international mindset and a jewelry-designer mother whose clients include Sophia Loren, it’s no surprise that Baradaran melds a global aesthetic and a meticulous eye with ease. “My mom taught me everything I know,” she says. “But I appreciate different aesthetics. I like the challenge of doing something new.” This winter, the designer launches her first line of furnishings at Jean de Merry on Melrose Place. “It’s a chance to realize my own artistic expression,” she says. What else fills her roster in 2014? Projects in Como, London, Vietnam and Dubai—and here at home, of course. Catch her if you can. 310.278.6003, Meridith Baer home With a 100,000-square-foot warehouse space for her furnishings collection, Meridith baer can deliver any style a client wants. it’s no wonder hollywood comes calling for this 15-year veteran, who has staged homes for Amy Adams, Robert Pattinson and Michael c. hall. 310.204.5353, meridithbaer. com designing woman Stage to Sell Annie Pinsker-brown of culver city-based stage to sell transforms houses into homes with her signature warmth. in addition to working on shows like bravo’s Million Dollar Listing , she also finds time to help habitat for humanity with some of its local projects. 310.384.1084, stagetosell. biz 2 3 Interior Illusions the design firm known for its high-end styling also offers staging, headed by chris hallisey. clients, including beyoncé and charlize theron, have employed his modern, approachable look to help sell their homes. the firm is currently at work on its own reality show. 888.463.3744, interiorillusionshome. com A Fine line Although born in Vienna, architect Richard Neutra will always be associated with L.A., the city that became his home and muse for most of his prolific career. The modernist master created countless iconic residences throughout Southern California, often filling them with his equally innovative and minimalistic furnishings. Now, more than 30 years after his death, L.A. is welcoming the reissued Richard Neutra Furniture Line . A collaboration with German company VS, the 28-piece collection—with classics like the 1945 Boomerang chair and 1951’s folding Camel table—will debut Feb. 20 at the A+D Museum with a 10-day exhibit. All creations will also be for sale through VS’s Silver Lake showroom. 2902 Rowena Ave., L.A., naturaL SeLection The iconic 1945 Boomerang chair, 310.384.9553, vs-network. com 5 Platform sarah brady and cordelia Reynolds are behind Platform, located in highland Park. the duo bring a craft aesthetic to their installations and are launching a furniture line based on their vintage finds. they’re also at work on a youtube channel that will deliver staging tips and tricks. 323.364.3847, theplatformexperiment. com part of the newly reissued richard neutra Furniture Line opposite pAge: Hopewell worksHop pHoto by tiM Melideo Modern Mecca Run like an upscale design firm, Modern Mecca offers home staging on a boutique level. claudia Andrade-Desbiens, the mastermind behind the business, only takes on a few projects at a time, ensuring impeccable interiors in keeping with L.A.’s modernist spirit. 310.245.6097, modernmecca. com 4

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