INTERIOR DECORATOR, LIGHTING DESIGNER AND AUTHORITY ON ALL THINGS HIP, AMES INGHAM DIVULGES HER SECRET ENERGY-BOOSTING ESCAPE, LUST-WORTHY HANDBAGS WITH L.A. ROOTS AND AN Inviting FURNITURE Shop with Accessories GALORE.
I rarely have down time as I am usually working or playing with my two boys, so when I do sneak off for a little «me time,» my secret indulgence is Erewhon on Beverly Boulevard. While rushing around town, I slip in for a quick 100-percent organic cold-pressed juice, and for those few moments of pure bliss, I feel completely rejuvenated. Choose this over coffee in the afternoon; your body and mind will thank you!
SKIES THE LIMIT
I designed my first lantern about 10 years ago when I could not find the exact chandelier I was looking for. From there blossomed my original line of simple metal frames with oversize glass lanterns that transfer seamlessly from modern to traditional spaces. They are handmade here in Los Angeles and, because I offer custom sizes and designs, I have had the most fun collaborating with local and international designers.
I am looking forward to adding an outdoor line soon, so stay tuned!
I am a big fan of L.A. local Clare Vivier. She recently opened a store on the corner of Sunset and Micheltorena, which has fashionistas buzzing with excitement. The navy blue siding and framed windows could easily be a Parisian storefront on Rue du Bac as the handbags beckon from the street. Each gorgeous bag bears a moniker stating that it is locally made; a nod to the company’s social consciousness. My only problem: how to choose just one?
Lawson-Fenning in Silver Lake has the finishing touch to your latest home project—from pours to baskets to delicious-smelling candles by Sydney Hale Co. (my favorite is Magnolia + Rosewood) and the cute little glass bottles with matches inside are perfect accompaniments. They also carry a great lighting line by local artist Jason Koharik. He makes the coolest Serge Mouille-esque sconces that are simply timeless and oozing with midcentury charm.