(Los Angeles, March 4, 2015) – Designers and bloggers from around the U.S. and the world are preparing to descend on Los Angeles for the La Cienega Design Quarter’s seventh annual LEGENDS event, May 68, 2015.

Showman designer Ken Fulk of San Francisco, design wunderkind Sam Allen of Fairfield, Conn., Ellen DeGeneres collaborators Cliff Fong and Jane Hallworth of Los Angeles, and rising design star Young Huh of New York will be among the 60 interior designers selected to transform the windows in the quarter on the theme of this year’s LEGENDS event, Where Muses Dwell.  And English interior design icon Nicky Haslam will travel from London for a special appearance at the McKinnon & Harris showroom in the LCDQ.

One of the most anticipated design events on the national calendar and the largest event of its kind on the West Coast, LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design that brings influencers, enthusiasts, top design editors, and purveyors of design to the LCDQ for keynote panels, cocktail parties, receptions, book signings, personal appearances and trunk shows.

Participating interior designers will bring to life their muses – their sources of inspiration – in the 67 windows of the shops, showrooms and galleries in the La Cienega Design Quarter and reveal WHO, WHAT, WHEN or WHERE inspires them most.

San Francisco designer Kendall Wilkinson will present her muse, Blondie, at the George Smith showroom, while Patrick Ediger edifies Marie Antoinette at the Gina Berschneider showroom. Nature is a popular muse: Betsy Burnham will unveil wild animals at Mecox and Jane Hallworth – Mother Nature at Lee Stanton. Some designers are inspired by the ethereal: Annette English will venerate “a guiding genius” at Downtown and Jeff Andrews – “movement” at Fuller & Roberts. Thomas Allardyce’s interpretation of the theme is literal: His window at Janet Yonaty will celebrate one of the 9 Muses in Greek Mythology, Euterpe, the goddess of music.

Last year’s keynote panels and other programs were overflowing, with standing-roomonly audiences. This year, Clinton Smith, Veranda’s editor, will delve into the evolution of the designer monograph and the design book that has yet to be written with his panel of design stars. Domaine Home’s Creative Director Mat Sanders will lead a conversation on repurposing design with Jessica Alba and Anna Brockaway, founder/curator of Chairish.

Other showroom programs during LEGENDS 2015 will feature Commune Design, fresh off their Green Room for the 2015 Academy Awards, and “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston’s interior designer John Turturro.

On the social front, House Beautiful’s new editor in chief, Sophie Donelson, will make her West Coast debut as the guest of honor at a cocktail party, and LEGENDS VIP pass holders will have a reprise of their favorite signature social events, including the Gala on Wednesday, May 6, sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International; the Blogger Breakfast, Elle Decor Power Lunch, Tribute Party and After Party on Thursday, May 7; and the Friday Fresco Lunch and Closing Party on May 8.

Access to the Signature Social Events can be had with a LEGENDS VIP pass, which is $275. This year proceeds from the sale of VIP passes will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the La Cienega Design Quarter Beautification Fund.

ABOUT LEGENDS: In its seventh consecutive year, LEGENDS has attracted over 60,000 attendees and garnered 130 million+ media impressions in 2014 alone.  The parties, lunches and programs are a huge draw, with as many as 800 people at the kick-off party in previous years and capacity audiences of 150-200 at the programs held in LCDQ member shops and showrooms. LEGENDS 2015 presenting sponsors are 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International. National media sponsors are: Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, Milieu, Traditional Home and Veranda. Regional media sponsors are California Home + Design and California Homes.

ABOUT LCDQ: The La Cienega Design Quarter was founded in 2008 to promote the burgeoning antiques and design neighborhood on one of Los Angeles’ oldest thoroughfares. Since the 1950’s, La Cienega Boulevard has been the leading destination for interior design, shopped by icons like William Haines, Elsie de Wolfe, Tony Duquette,  Frances Elkins, Chet Chidester, Michael Taylor and Kalef  Alaton. Today La Cienega

(running north south through Los Angeles and West Hollywood) and Melrose (an EastWest street) continue to be the leading destination as top designers, celebrities and selective shoppers nationwide source the most unique design in the world from the shops, galleries and showrooms of the LCDQ.

Attached is a list of participating window designers and their muse. For a schedule of LEGENDS 2015 events and program highlights, visit www.lcdqla.com.

High resolution images of window designers, panelists and moderators, as well as event photography from previous years’ LEGENDS events are available upon request. Interviews with designers, moderators, panelists, LCDQ board members and LEGENDS sponsors require at least 24 hours’ notice.

Media Contacts:



(Interior Designer – Showroom Window – Muse)

Alexandra Loew – Jamal’s

Amanda Richards – JD Staron – Edith Piaf

Amy Meier – Marc Phillips – My Mother’s Workroom

Annette English – Downtown – A Guiding Genius

Barondes Morris – Egg & Dart – Gustav Eiffel

Betsy Burnham – Mecox – Wild Animals

Cami Wright – Sherle Wagner – The South/ Texas

Christina Rottman – Mansour

Christopher Kennedy – Marc Phillips

Cliff Fong – Dragonette

Commune Design – Remains – Viennese Secession

Curated – Downtown

Elizabeth Dinkel – Nicky Rising – Julia Morgan

Gary Gibson – Lee Stanton –Sculptor Martin Puryear 

Geoffrey de Sousa – Tufenkian

Hallworth Design – Lee Stanton – Mother Nature

Hammer & Spear – Woven Accents

Jason Oliver Nixon/Madcap Cottage – Baker

Jeff Andrews – Fuller & Roberts – Movement

Jeneration Interiors (Jennifer Dyer) – Ralph’s Antiques John Wooden – Mansour

Julia Buckingham – The Rug Company – Slim Aarons

Kate Lester Interiors – Hollywood Sierra Kitchens– Father Time

Katie & Jason Maine – Jean de Merry

Ken Fulk – Therien – The Movie Inside My Mind

Kendall Wilkinson – George Smith – Blondie

Kerry Joyce – McKinnon & Harris

KM Nelson – Egg & Dart – Pauline de Rothschild

Konstantin Kakanias – Jasper

Kylee Shintaffer – Hollyhock

Larry Rizkowsky – The Rug Affair  – Bank Vault

Laura Kirar – Baker

L’Esperance Design – Dragonette – The World of Cartier

Mark Sikes  – Hollywood at Home

Matt O’Dorisio – Cote Jardin – Yves Saint Laurent

Maxime Jacquet – George Smith – Andy Warhol

Maya Williams – Marc Phillips – Women of Rock

Michelle Workman – Mehraban – Starlettes & Set Decorators of the 1940’s

Natasha Baradaran – Claremont – La Dolce Vita

Nathan Turner – Lily & Serena

Patrick Ediger – Gina Berschneider – Marie Antoinette & Thalia

Philip Gorrivan – Harbinger

Platner & Company – Stark – Rose Cumming

Ryan Saghian – Janet Yonaty – Iran

Sam Allen – Hollyhock

Scot Meacham Wood – Mehraban

Scott Mitchell – Jonas

Stephen Shutts Design– Sherle Wagner – Eden

Studio Tim Campbell – Elizabeth Eakins

Susan Cohen – JD Staron – Coco Chanel

Tag Front – Renaissance – Maria Felix

Thomas Allardyce – Janet Yonaty – Euterpe (Greek Goddess of Music)

Tim Barber – Waterworks

Timothy Corrigan – Compas – Jean Charles Moreux

Todd Nickey & Amy Kehoe – Hollywood at Home – Wes Anderson

Vance Burke – Reborn Antiques – Albert Hadley

Windsor Smith – Arteriors – Renee Perle

Young Huh – Harbinger

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