We recently enjoyed a trip down south to LA where we attended Dwell on Design. One day was spent exploring east LA on the modern home tour, and the other day was spent at the convention center- trade show. We explored the modern home tour a few years ago on the West side, and much preferred that one. Unfortunately the homes were really sprawled far apart (which made for lots of fun freeway on and off driving). The homes were also just not as impressive as we imagined them to be. Except for this one on the hill. The views of Silver Lake and the valley were pretty incredible.
Trade shows can often be crazy tiring- especially for pregnant folk! But Dwell does it in style. much like IDS West, no sham wow dudes at this event. Pure filtered design services and products that make you inspired to change up your space. Be it landscape or interior there were so many amazing resources to explore and learn about.
I love this combo of subtle moss inset in varied pavers.
This is an incredible architectural precast concrete paving stone that we have been wanting to use on projects for quite a while. These narrow modular pavers come in many sizes and dimensions- made by Stepstone.
Love these colors that were dotted throughout the main center of the show. And this arrow by Bendgoods.
Custom glossy painted plywood planter full of juicy succulents and grasses.The large landscape central courtyard was all designed by Shades of Green, a well known Landscape Architecture company based in Marin County.
I love the combo of colors and textures in the various sized custom planters.
Fermob, from europe makes incredible landscape accessories and furniture. I especially like the color palette you can pick from. The green rod in this picture is a sleek outdoor shower. Would love to use this line on a project that required bursts of color.
This is another fabulous line of furniture which is local to the usa- Loll, with an inherent concern for the environment and the impact of sustainable products. How ingenious is this chair with an inset for a resting wine glass.
I am currently obsessed with yellow/grey and white combo. Especially for a poolside retreat or a space with lots of light bright architectural features. This Lollygagger line (love the name) was insanely comfortable... as in, I couldn't get up.
A row of cute custom bird houses, also by Loll. World Reclaimed was in awe.
A sweet little modern dog water dish, also by Loll.
Some other great lines we saw (but didn't get any decent shots) were: