Los Angeles has been receiving a lot of hype lately, luring people away from popular places like New York City, causing people to trade their East Coast lives for the warm and laidback weather, food, and rapidly expanding art scene of LA. It turns out the hype is undeniably true; the LA design scene is nurturing new interior designers with affordable studio spaces and a robust manufacturing base location. The New York Times even featured a piece in 2013, “Dreaming of the California Design Scene,” and a 2015 interior design show in LA brought out a surprisingly large and impressive mecca of West Coast designers.
This new wave growth of the LA design scene has been occurring over the last decade, largely driven by its Hollywood culture. For the most up to date information on Los Angeles’s design scene, take a look at Anthony Iannacci’s new book Hollywood Interiors: Style and Design in Los Angeles. Remarkable home interior design is essential in a city where status means everything, and art critic and architecture historian Iannacci illustrates some of the most notable and interesting interior design currently in LA.
There is a lot of diversity in LA interior design, from sleek oceanside Malibu abodes to Spanish revivals to immaculately restored midcentury homes. The LA interior design scene is made up of a wide range of beautiful homes and designs, but they all share a representation of the California dream of self-discovery still very much alive and visible in the city’s best interior design. LA has a place for all designers, both up-and-coming and established.