The Nun at Legends 2016 Window design Kim Alexandriuk

Thousands Visit LCDQ For “One of a Kind” Programs And Window Designs During LEGENDS 2016

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(Los Angeles, May 9, 2016) – The La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual LEGENDS extravaganza, billed as the “spring break” or the Coachella of the design world, drew thousands to Los Angeles for 3 days of keynotes, discussions, book signings and social events from Tuesday, May 3, to Thursday, May 5, 2016. A total of 65 designers designed the windows of the shops and showrooms of the LCDQ on the theme of LEGENDS 2016: One of a Kind.

The eye-catching designs of Jamie Bush and Mark Cutler won the Editor’s Choice for Best Window. Birmingham, Alabama, architect Bill Ingram and Los Angeles designer Estee Stanley were chosen by a national team of social media ambassadors for their window designs at Kristen Buckingham and Laurel & Wolf, respectively. The people’s choice awards for best window design went to Nicole Sassaman and Onik Agaronyan.

This year nearly 70 moderators and panelists and 16 design authors from around the world congregated at LEGENDS to present an agenda of lively, informative and profound keynotes, discussions and Forums.

Programming centered on the 8 keynote panels helmed by such design stars as Nate Berkus, interior designer and television host; Editor in Chiefs Michael Boodro of Elle Decor and Sophie Donelson of House Beautiful; and Madeline Stuart, Architectural Digest Top 100 and Elle Decor A-List Interior Designer.

The panels covered a broad array of topics: “how tos” in design, themes in design, and exploration of design history:

  • Collected:  Living with the Things You Love in A Well Curated Home

Moderated by Nate Berkus, author, interior designer, author and television host

  • Big Personality: Creating Distinctive Rooms in a Standard-Issue World

Moderated by Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor 

  • Will You Be A Design Icon?

Moderated by Wendy Goodman, Author and Design Editor, New York Magazine

With panelists Alexa Hampton of New York, daughter of Mark Hampton; Hutton Wilkinson of Los Angeles, protege of Tony Duquette; and India Hicks of the Bahamas, daughter of David Hicks

LEGENDS 2016 marks the debut of a new type of programming: the TLC Forums. The La Cienega Design Quarter created The Legends Council (TLC) this year to recognize past and present LEGENDS window designers, panelists and moderators. And in collaboration with 1stdibs, the LCDQ introduced a special tier of programming for LEGENDS 2016 called Forums to which TLC members were invited. Forums were held in more intimate venues and had a more sophisticated subject matter.

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There were 4 TLC Forums at LEGENDS 2016:

  • Mindful Design
  • 100 Years Behind the Lens
  • Acquisitional Design
  • Creating a Legacy

The cornerstone of the LEGENDS event is the windows of the LCDQ, which are transformed on the year’s theme.  Berkus, along with celebrated British designers Nina Campbell and India Hicks, Robert Stilin from New York, designer and author Jay Jeffers of San Francisco, Ellen DeGeneres “Design Challenge” collaborator Jane Hallworth of Los Angeles, and “Flipping Out” star Ryan Brown of L.A.’s Brown Design Group were among the 60+ interior designers selected to transform the LCDQ windows on the theme of “One of a Kind.”  (Complete list of window designers is below.)

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. 


This year, 9 social media stars on Instagram have been invited to serve as LEGENDS Ambassadors:

  1. Will Taylor-Willis, @brightbazaar
  2. Justina Blakeney, @justinablakeney
  3. Amber Lewis, @amberinteriors
  4. Orlando Soria, @mrorlandosoria
  5. Anthony D’Argenzio, @zioandsons
  6. Sarah Sherman Samuel, @sarahshermansamuel
  7. Dabito, @dabito
  8. Holly Phillips, @theenglishroom
  9. Marisa Marcantonio, @stylebeatblog

For a list of all keynotes and programming booked to date, visit


ABOUT LEGENDS: In its eighth consecutive year, LEGENDS has attracted over 80,000 attendees and garnered more than 200 million media impressions in 2014 and 2015 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 150-250 at the programs held in LCDQ member shops and showrooms. LEGENDS 2016 presenting sponsors are 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews International. Chairish is the Social Media Sponsor. National media sponsors: Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors + Design, Metropolitan Home, Milieu, Objekt, Traditional Home and Veranda. Regional media sponsors are C magazine, California Home + Design, California Homes and San Francisco Cottages & Gardens. Fig & Olive is the Gala co-sponsor.


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 1950s, 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 east-west street) continue to be the leading destination as top designers, celebrities and selective shoppers from nationwide source the most unique design in the world from the shops, galleries and showrooms of the LCDQ.


A list of 2016 participating window designers is below.


For further information about LCDQ and LEGENDS visit


Media Contacts:

Tamar Mashigian



Rich Pedine




LEGENDS 2016 “One of a Kind”

Window Designers

Alisa Moffett – Hollywood Sierra Kitchens

Amy Meier – Janet Yonaty

Andrew Brown – Dragonette

Bill Ingram – Kristen Buckingham

Brad Dunning – Jonas Fine Upholsterers and Curtain Makers

Brian Paquette – Cote Jardin Antiques

Brown Design Group – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Cari Berg – Reborn Antiques

César Giraldo for Tag Front – Sherle Wagner

Christina Karras – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Christos Prevezanos – Farrow & Ball

David Desmond – McKinnon & Harris

David Netto – Hollywood at Home

Delta Wright – Mehraban Rugs

Denise Kuriger – Remains Lighting

Elizabeth Dinkel – Serena & Lily

Erinn Valencich – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics

Espace Design – Tufenkian Artisan Carpets

Estee Stanley – Laurel & Wolf

Fogel Interiors – Compas

India Hicks – Nathan Turner

Jane Hallworth – Fuller & Roberts

James Magni – Stark Home

Jamie Bush – Richard Shapiro

Janice Francois & Kate Balfour of Abramson Teiger Architects – Natural Curiosities

Jay Jeffers – Arteriors

Jeff Andrews – Mansour Modern

John Turturro – Antique Rug Co. / The Rug Affair

Kate Stamps – Claremont Furnishing Fabrics Co.

Ken Kehoe – Reborn Antiques

Kim Alexandriuk – Downtown

Kimberly Colletti – Mehraban Rugs

Kirk Nix – Janet Yonaty

Lonni Paul – Gina Berschneider

Mark D. Sikes – Mecox

Malcolm James Kutner – Harbinger

Mark Cutler – Gina Berschneider

Marmol Radziner – Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Marjorie Skouras – Downtown

Maxime Jacquet – Jamal’s Rug Collection

Meg Joannides – Harbinger

Melinda Ritz – Hollywood at Home

Michelle Workman – Baker Furniture

Molly Luetkemeyer – Harbinger by Hand

Nate Berkus – Lee Stanton

Nicole Gordon Studio – Maine Design

Nicole Sassaman – Paul Ferrante

Nina Campbell – Hollyhock

Onik Agaronyan – Therien & Co.

Pamela Jewell – Woven Accents

Parker Kennedy Living – Barclay Butera Interiors

Patrick Dragonette – Dragonette

Platner & Co. – George Smith Handmade Furniture & Fabrics

Ramey Caulkins – Elizabeth Eakins

Robert Stilin – Lee Stanton

Sam Allen – Barclay Butera Interiors

Schuyler Samperton – Waterworks

Sebastien Leon – Jean de Merry

Sheldon Harte – Jamal’s Rug Collection

Studio William Hefner – Renaissance Design Studio

Tammy Connor – Hollyhock

Tommy Chambers – Reborn Antiques

Vance Burke – Nicky Rising

Vincent Jacquard – Compas

Woody Argall – JD Staron