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ReadeRs’ ChoiCe: FaVoRiTe design sToRe Modern, retro or classic, these galleries and showrooms haved interiors covered. 1. TWenTieTh stefan lawrence’s design gallery and exhibition space still comes first after 15 years in the biz. 7470 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.904.1200, twentieth.net 2. design WiThin ReaCh a perennial favorite across the u.s., the brand’s year-old, 10,000-square-foot west hollywood outpost has become a modern design mecca. 8612 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.653.3923, dwr.com 3. PaCiFiC design CenTeR the 1,200,000-square-foot, multiuse “blue whale” hosts a multitude of showrooms, a branch of moca and two wolfgang puck restaurants. 8687 Melrose Ave., West Holllywood, 310.657.0800, pacificdesigncenter.com 4. ResToRaTion haRdWaRe the new flagship has quickly become a design district heavyweight. 8564 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.652.0323, restorationhardware.com 5 . minoTTi the beverly boulevard stalwart was the italian brand’s first flagship showroom in the world when it opened in 2004. 8936 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.278.6851, minotti-la.com ON DiSPLAY The gorgeous interior of design gallery Twentieth setting up shop West Hollywood has long been a shopping hub, but not until 1996 did it blossom into the West Hollywood Design District . Stretching along Melrose, Robertson and Beverly, the area is home to hundreds of industry leaders, including seven new design shops that arrived last year. Our favorites are Arteriors (arteriorshome.com) , the first store for the Dallas-based brand; Restoration Hardware’s (restorationhardware.com) glorious new flagship; and Mass (massbeverly.com) , a gallery-like showroom from Minotti’s Mary Ta. Over at the West Hollywood Library, check out the Decades of Design exhibit, on view until February. wehodesigndistrict.com eNGLiSH ROSe From creating product lines and designing homes to pitching a new TV series and publishing her fifth book, Kathryn Ireland managed to do it all in 2014. BEST OF THE CITY BRiGHT iDeA The Oriole Pendant ($1,200) is available at Arteriors in the West Hollywood Design District. DESIGN 82 angeleno JanUaRY 2015 twentieth photo by daniele albriGht; kathryn ireland photo by robert benson For British designer Kathryn Ireland , who has called L.A. home since 1986, 2014 proved a banner year. Aside from relocating her office and workrooms to a spectacular 8,000-square-foot space in the midcity area, the former star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators created product lines for Scalamandré, Grange and C2 Paint. Concurrently, she was styling weddings, staging homes, teaching designer boot camps, pitching a new television show and publishing her fifth book, Inspired By... ($45, Gibbs Smith). With so many irons in the fire, it’s no wonder the designer, a brand ambassador for Aga ranges, is looking to buy a home in the Scottish countryside. But she isn’t pulling up roots. “The great thing about America is that there’s room for everyone’s ideas,” she says. “If you have the energy, patience and, above all, passion, you can do anything here.” This year, Ireland’s adding to her signature line of colorful hand-printed textiles and offering four more boot camps. Her new book may be about the people who have inspired her, but she is perhaps the most inspiring of all. kathrynireland.com Worldly goods

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