Driving down Melrose Avenue, one of Los Angeles’ most historic avenues, one is afforded some of the most magnificent sites. Traveling end to end, Los Angeles home owners can be treated to the historic Paramount Pictures lot, a bevy of high end clothing designers such as Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta, the legendary Groundlings Theater where a number of comedy greats started and a concentration of the finest restaurants and bars in the city among many more. However, one of the reasons that many home owners are flocking to the avenue recently, is that it has established itself as one of the finest design destinations in all of Southern California.
The design district on Melrose Avenue lies along the stretch of road between Fairfax Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard, and features an array of home decor options ranging from the very inexpensive and quirky to the finest, high-end furniture and design retailers out there. Diversity is a strong current among the retailers and home outfitters that line the avenue. Here, retailers that are represented throughout the entire country such as Jonathan Adler and Blu Dot mingle with the most exclusive, independent design brands such as Paul Smith.
As a part of one of the most historic Los Angeles thoroughfares, the design district along Melrose Avenue contains its own little pieces of the city’s iconography. Many storefronts have been on Melrose for years, including the Weidman Gallery and custom frame shop, which opened in 1963, and the vine-covered landmark that is Fred Segal, which has been on the avenue since 1965.
New Luxury Home Decor Vendors Continue to Populate Area
It is perhaps this long history of success and well-established status as a home decor destination that is attracting a number of new vendors to the area in addition to helping Melrose-veterans expand their spaces and brands. Some of the newer vendors along the avenue include Cisco Home, a Pasadena-based furniture store that offers sustainable, earth-friendly products with an eye toward repurposed goods. Chic Design is also a newer addition to the area. The store specializes in bringing contemporary furnishings by European designers to the more affluent home owners of Los Angeles.
At the very tip top of the high-end design galleries on Melrose is Kelly Wearstler’s flagship store, a glamorous homage to everything that is chic, unconventional and over-the-top. Wearstler’s designs are as irreverent as they are luxurious, making the store’s home on the peculiar stretch of Melrose Avenue that also includes a nail salon that exclusively serves men appropriate.
Many different businesses are finding favorable conditions along Melrose. Jonathan Adler, the boldly modern accessory store, expanded its square-footage by more than a third last year. Bo Nuage, a parisian-inspire pastry shop, has been thriving among its stylish neighbors was recently recognized by the American institute of Architects for Jessica Marx’s exquisite interior design of the space.
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