hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

we have arrived to our next installment of favorite friday fridays! thanks for checking back in to see what wonderful products our team has sourced for you! what makes this next group of products very unique is they have actually all been used in recent projects. as this series keeps going, we will try and show you the completed spaces in which they were chosen for. for now, we hope you enjoy our picks of the week!

moravian star ceiling mount via kishani perera blog

moravian star ceiling mount mercury glass via ballard designs

gramercy single metal washstand via kishani perera bloggramercy single metal washstand via restoration hardware

contessa andalusia tile via kishani perera blog

contessa andalusia tile via walker zanger

fenwick pendant via kishani perera blog

fenwick pendant via currey & company

lindsay vanity via kishani perera blog

lindsay vanity via cole + co

hunt & gather: a vegan-friendly thanksgiving table inspiration

being an animal lover, you’d never see a turkey on my table, however, i thought it would be fun to bring the spirit of this and other beautiful creatures to this year’s thanksgiving table. decorative touches of animal decor are found in many of our design projects so it seemed fitting to add them here at our holiday table for fun and conversation! many of the tips we share on our design philosophy translate into our entertaining concepts as well actually. for example, always remember to remix your table — mixing vintage and new, textured and smooth, high and low — then add pops of color throughout to make it come alive. as i’ve said before, this gives a table whimsy, dimension and keeps the eye dancing across a table for all to enjoy. plus, you’ll have more fun putting your table together this way! the holidays are the perfect time to be adventurous, go ahead, let your imagination run wild!

thankgiving table via kishani perera inc.

  1. solaris dinnerware via z gallerie
  2. recycled wine punt glassware via west elm
  3. gratitude print tablecloth via pier 1
  4. peacock sword feathers via save on crafts
  5. dapper animal plates via west elm
  6. vintage copper ice bucket with lion ring handles via rummage
  7. variegated taupe napkins via amazon
  8. brass candle holder via rummage
  9. aureate plumes pitcher via anthropologie
  10. zellena flatware via anthropologie
  11. antique french marquetry box via rummage
  12. strawberry street vatican red wine glass set via target

 

hunt & gather: favorite five fridays

we’re constantly being asked what our favorite products are and we thought it would be fun to share some of those with you in a new series we’re calling “favorite five fridays”. some of these items we have been using in projects lately, so this is your first exclusive look to what you’ll be seeing in completed spaces down the line! others are products that have captured our imagination or hope to use in the future. the series will be weekly, you guessed it, on fridays! so, be sure to check back here every friday to see what we’ve been loving lately. do you have a favorite from this list? let us know your thoughts!

noir furniture vito chandelier via kishani perera blog

we recently used the vito chandelier via noir furniture in a hancock park project!

anthropologie lace printed mirror via kishani perera blog

lace printed mirror via anthropologie

bernhardt vintage patina posted bed via kishani perera blog

vintage patina poster bed via bernhardt

brown jordan kantan brass suncloth strap via kishani perera blog

kantan brass suncloth strap collection via brown jordan

rohl home bridge faucet  via kishani perera blog

one of our favorite go-to plumbing fixtures is this bridge faucet with metal levers and sidespray via rohl home!

hot off the press: luxe magazine los angeles

we are always so happy and humbled to be featured in one of our favorite design magazines! this month, luxe interiors & design magazine asked us to share a go-to source with all of you!

see our feature below to find out who it is!

aesthetically speaking: halloween

halloween is around the corner and it’s time to get your halloween atmosphere going! our whimsical halloweeny items will help you add that special spark to your celebration.

hej1. ceramic rubber glove mold 2. vintage display dome 3. vintage dental mold 4. vintage books

hhhhh1. vintage oval vase 2. pair of brass candle sticks 3. vintage ceramic pitcher 4. pair of mirrors 5. smoked drinking glasses 6. brass serpentine tray

hot off the press: lonny magazine

we are so honored and excited to be featured in lonny magazine this month!

we spent over two years involved in the rehab and design of michael c. hall’s home, and are so happy to finally share it with you! this project was a joy from beginning to end – not only did we have the opportunity to bring new life to a 1920’s spanish home, we then had the opportunity to collaborate on the interiors with michael on his new home.  from tile to lighting,  furniture and textiles, this home encompasses some of our favorite details and elements.

thank you again, to lonny for featuring our work!

all images via

rummage: 4th of july sale!

don’t miss out on our 4th of july sale of outdoor furniture and accessories!

4th of july 1.1940s french outdoor recliner  2.vintage yellow side chairs  3. majolica turquoise planter  4. new gambibgo pot basket  5. vintage les lunettes sunglasses  6. vintage world’s fair parasol  7. castoria vintage glass bottle  8. medium vintage seaglass bottle

 

art house: lacma’s latin american art galleries

one of the benefits of living in los angeles is our access to some of the finest art museums in the world. lacma is truly one of our favorite museums to explore! and because we live so close, we do so at our leisure to look for design inspiration.

we recently stopped in to take a closer look of some of the treasures housed in the art of the americas building. and, it did not disappoint! in recent years, lacma has been paying particular attention to developing more of their latin american art galleries, especially spanish colonial, modern, and contemporary holdings. so, if you have not been there in recent years, get ready for quite the transformation.

we were particularly drawn to the various forms of decorative storage. simply exquisite! you have to see for yourself in person, but we do want to point out a few key pieces that you should take note of when you are there. the scale of some of these are beyond amazing! we immediately thought how perfect these would be in a kpi project since we love to remix the new with the old, and infuse rooms with character and charm.

mexico chest via kishani perera inc.

adorned inside with beautiful geometric designs, this leather bound chest with curved lid and covered in iron nails made our heart pitter patter. muy bueno!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

sewing boxes of this time period were anything, but simple! this features mother of pearl and tortoiseshell. so divine!

peru or phillipines sewing box via kishani perera inc.

of course, we loved this particular sewing box so much we had to get a different perspective so you can appreciate it from all sides including from top.

philippines chest via kishani perera inc.

when we laid eyes on this very detailed carved trunk, our heart just about skipped a beat. just beautiful!

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

gorgeous view from inside a sewing box from the late 17th century, which is on loan to lacma from collector patricia phelps de cisneros.

peru sewing box via kishani perera inc.

love the exterior detail of this large sewing box in inlaid mother of pearl!

peru chest via kishani perera inc.

this peruvian chest is made of exotic woods and ornamented with very lavish materials, including mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. a wonderful representation of the more refined decorative arts!

mexico sewing box via kishani perera

apparently, sewing boxes were very highly valued during spanish colonial times. we can see why! you can tell the extra care that went into them to make them very special.

museum tip: on the second tuesday of every month, general admission to lacma is free to all. la residents also have the option of getting in free every tuesday, thursday and friday after 3pm. so, plan a date for after work or take yourself to experience the beauty of latin american art!

rummage: 6 gift ideas for father’s day

father’s day is just around the corner! men can sometimes be difficult to shop for. we’ve all been there! we hope our gift guide below is useful for you!

FATHERS DAY1. this vintage earth globe will not only be a perfect addition to his office space, but it’s great for planning his next adventure!

2. for the backgammon enthusiast on the go! he will find this handsome pierre cardin backgammon travel set ideal on his travels!

3. add an elegant and vintage touch to his office with these antique fountain pens with blue inkwell!

4. buy his favorite cigars and put them in this lovely vintage montesino cigar box. the box can be kept as a keepsake or to refill with more cigars after!

5. for the beloved handyman in your life! this vintage metal tool box is a practical gift for father’s day.

6. drinking from one of these vintage smoked drinking glasses will definitely make your dad feel ultra cool and stylish!

hot off the press: better homes and gardens

most of us probably know by now that paint can be one of the most difficult decisions to make when decorating a room. even selecting the correct neutral shade can seem like a task. well, thank you to better homes and gardens for their feature on creamy paint colors this month where they asked kishani to share her secrets! we were honored to have the opportunity to ease your decision making and simplify your sampling process. when it comes to selecting the perfect shade of white, kishani’s go-to has always been benjamin moore’s decorators white. it has yet to fail us, and we don’t foresee that ever happening! see the article below for more expert tips and again, a big thank you to better homes and gardens for letting us share a helpful tip!