hunt & gather: arteriors la opening in west hollywood, ca

we recently had the pleasure of attending the grand opening for arteriors los angeles. this was a party we were not about to miss! on the corner of melrose avenue and huntley drive, the new los angeles showroom is truly beautiful and will undoubtedly become one of the newest jewels of the west hollywood design district! the beauty in the space just draws you in!

arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera blogvia arteriors

we have been specifying arteriors product for our clients for quite some time and we were delighted when we first heard arteriors would be opening up their showroom here locally.

client dining room with arteriors lighting via kishani perera inc.client master bedroom with arteriors lighting via kishani perera inc.currently, arteriors has showrooms across the country including dallas, high point, las vegas and new york. but this los angeles showroom will be different in that it is also open to the public! as their first retail store, it provides a great opportunity for us to bring clients in to personally see what we’ve been experiencing firsthand at the different home furnishings industry markets.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.you’ll recall from las vegas market last year and previous high point markets, we have been obsessed with quite a few pieces that have been launched from arteriors so it’s a welcome sight to see this local space where so many of our favorite resources are located.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.we were warmly greeted upon arriving by the founder and creative director mark moussa and patty price, the executive vice president and head of marketing. having some personal time to chat with both was great since we were so impressed by what the arteriors team has accomplished in this new space. and, it is so nice to welcome them to the neighborhood!

founder and creative director mark moussa in arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera blogvia arteriors

arteriors has a long history of producing absolutely showstopping pieces of lighting. they are really statement pieces that make a room feel even more spectacular! 

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.

arteriors los angeles showroom via kishani perera inc.we even came across wonderful pieces we’ve used in recent projects like these two pieces that we love!

arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom lighting via kishani perera inc.these are just some of the wonderful pieces of lighting, furniture and decorative accessories that are available to be experienced firsthand in the store! but, don’t take our word for it. visit arteriors los angeles so you can see for yourself! for more pictures from the arteriors los angeles opening party, visit here.

arteriors los angeles showroom decorative accessories via kishani perera inc.arteriors los angeles showroom decorative accessories via kishani perera inc.

 

 

hot off the press: hgtv magazine

we are so excited! just in time for spring, hgtv magazine shared a beautiful outdoor space designed by kp and provided a ‘get the look’ guide! this outdoor space epitomizes the timeless use of black and white with a pop of color, which also works so well with the dramatic black trim and white stucco of the home itself. the classic black and white also provides a perfect backdrop for changing out the pillows for a new season, or new trending color, for an updated look without needing to change the entire set of cushions. we are so honored that they selected this outdoor space to inspire you all for a new spring look! we love this space, and think this guide is a great and affordable way to get this look. thank you again to hgtv for sharing kp’s design!

hot off the press: roco mag

we are so honored and excited to share kp’s feature in roco mag’s issue no. 8! not only is roco a wonderful source of inspiration, but it is one of our favorite, go-to quarterly magazines. we would like to sincerely thank them for the feature, but most of all for their kind words. kp is grateful to be able to share her passion for design and all things vintage with people across the globe! her inspiration comes from anything; a colorful old schoolhouse she saw across town, to a beautiful array of flowers she saw while walking her three pugs. beauty is everywhere in everything, and her shop, rummage, is also a  perfect example of her talented eye. we again would like to thank roco mag for the feature and ability to spread inspiration globally! check out the entire feature below, and be sure to subscribe for additional inspiration!

hot off the press: family circle

it is so common to find yourself stumped on throw pillows for your sofa! in the store you may fall in love with a pair of pillows, but when you get home they just are not quite the fabulous trio with your sofa. well, kp knows how to effortlessly dress a beautiful sofa and she is gracious in sharing her secrets! this month, family circle asked her to share a few tips with all of you in their ‘get inspired’ feature! we are flattered they asked for our advice and of course, happy to share. see her tips below, and be sure to pick up your march copy of family circle!

our week

phew! we are a little behind here, but as you can guess, it is because these past few weeks have been insane! a few of us got hit with the flu at the exact time we got hit with new projects and demanding deadlines. that is always how it happens, right? sickness hits at the most inopportune times. the good news is, we are all back to 100% and there has been nothing but positive, exciting things brewing at the kpi office! if you missed the pugs’ first official press feature, you need to check it out here! those sweeties of ours are doing great and loving their new home. while someone in the office is super excited to dog sit the cuties while kp sneaks away for a top secret trip. don’t worry, details of this will come very soon! we must admit, with all of our site visits and slab yard explorations behind us for the week, we are all guilty of fully enjoying this rain for the weekend. speaking of slab yards, we loved this article covering alternate options to granite countertops. there are so many, and a few of our favorites are limestone, soapstone, and quartzite. we have stock piled so many other great finds to share with you below! as always, be sure to follow us on twitter and instagram, and like us on facebook to keep up with us all throughout the week!

hoping you all get to stay cozy inside and enjoy the rainy weekend! -dh

kp visited gracias madre recently and loved it! their menu is comprised of local, organic, non gmo, vegan, mexican food!

talk about a yummy complete package!

 

we keep seeing these little copper mugs and picturing them in our cabinets! they’re a total steal. worth the not-so-impulse purchase?

this just gave us all a good chuckle and we all agreed on these realities!

talk about a gallery wall! we love the daring mix of vintage frames on this packed photo wall! (third photo)

just this incredibly adorable panda photo we came across on pinterest. is this real life?!

we are so anxious to see how this will all turn out! would you purchase this if it was 100% safe?

kp was featured in house beautiful’s march issue! we are so grateful to have been selected!

have you heard?! three new target collaborations are coming from top pinners: oh joy, poppytalk, and wit & delight. here is the first peek from oh joy’s collab!

we aren’t much for the quotes and saying prints, but these lighthearted and simple pieces might make us think twice. we love a little unexpected humor!

one of our favorite custom rummage chandeliers sold this week! always bittersweet, but thankfully we can always custom make a new one!

this. scarf. enough said. actually no, ‘sale’ was another essential word! someone purchased this just in time for the cold and rainy weekend!

 

hot off the press: house beautiful

we are so excited that kp’s photo was selected for the march issue of house beautiful! they asked designers to send in photos of themselves with one of their favorite pillows. kp’s selection was one of our beautiful antique-kilim cushions available at rummage! the palette is beautiful, and we have many other similar options as well. (you can purchase the shown pillow here) be sure to pick up the march issue of house beautiful for many other delights, but in the meantime you can see the feature below! a big thank you to house beautiful for selecting our photo, we love sharing our favorite things!

our week

happy february! february is exciting, right? okay, maybe we just had a really nice week here and are now riding on our anticipation of the approaching weekend! even after a great week, sometimes we just get a little more enthusiastic on friday. this week solidified some new, big jobs that we are very excited about! we also packed the week full of site visits for many of our projects that are currently under construction. there is something about a site under construction that always seems to be colder than it even is outside. so of course, on this chilly week we spent plenty of time outside and in even colder shells of homes! we aren’t complaining (too much) because the progress is wonderful and dramatic! we have to admit, we were pretty excited for the cool weather. what a perfect excuse to cook our favorite comfort foods and lay low for a bit. and someone has also used it as an excuse to snuggle her pup and binge watch breaking bad, finally. she complained for days about being exhausted before admitting why! busted. unfortunately, we have all been guilty of this at one time or another!
while laying low after work this week, we came across some great links and items to share with you! we will also continue sharing some valentine’s day gift ideas we come across, so be sure to follow us on twitter and facebook for some unique finds for the loved ones in your life!

have a wonderful weekend! -dh

our first sneak peek of kp’s new home! gosh it is beautiful, we cannot wait to share more!

 

someone has a new fireplace that is just missing one of these on the mantel. it would also be a great accessory for a coffee table, or really wherever!

we love this artistic arrangement of algae art! reminded us of our blog featuring klari reis’ petri dish paintings.

stumbled across this little shop thanks one of our favorite blogs! we are especially into the artisan woven straw mats. we will take two of each of them, please!

between all of the artwork, the onyx wall, and the stunning paul evans sofa, this home has our mouth agape.

it was a bittersweet week for rummage. we parted ways with many beloved items, but welcomed in a vintage chandelier and antique camera we recently snagged!

the kpi ladies are pretty excited for valentine’s day this year. did you see our gift guide yet? also, the rummage gift guide has some serious goodies this year!

we still have mixed feelings about this human font. it is partially hilarious, but just so bizarre!

this cool down in los angeles has us craving warm, hearty, comfort foods like chili! the best part? this recipe is vegan!

we will definitely miss philip seymour hoffman, but were very warmed by these featured quotes by him. we can all relate.

our week

this week was a calm one to end the month! we were all grateful to catch our breath and start working on some new projects. we also got to spend some time gearing up for valentine’s day and we have two lover’s day gift guides coming your way next week! with love in the air, the pressure was on the last solo lady in the office to look into tinder. she said ‘look into’ so no commitments yet! kp continues to unpack in her new home as the rest of the staff gets a first hand understanding of the collecting (hoarding) tendencies of a true vintage lover. she is buried in boxes to say the least! unfortunately, our pug pups got a little too rough with their usual wrestling and birdie punctured our little gus man’s eyeball! all is well, but it was quite the scare. with a calmer week and being on the hunt for the best gifts for your lovers, we came across some great finds to share with you this week! as always, be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up with us all week!

enjoy your weekend – dh

it doesn’t matter how long your day is, to come home to this washes it all away!

vintage rugs are generally a little awkwardly sized, so layering them is not only pretty, but often necessary! see a great example here

someone fell in love with this dark and moody wallpaper. we’re predicting a bathroom makeover soon!

you still have time to snag this week’s flash sale at rummage! be sure to follow rummage on twitter and facebook for weekly flash sales you cannot miss!

these works of art are incredibly unique and jaw-dropping gorgeous. any one of them would serve as a serious source of color inspiration for a room.

well, we love gin and who doesn’t love prosecco? we’re confirming this recipe as our new favorite cocktail and re-naming it ‘perfect’

now this photo is just about as sweet as they come and we cannot get enough!

we love this round up of vintage inspired bar carts with sizes and styles for almost any home! have you added a bar cart to your home decor?

this tumblr may be the most beautifully curated collection we have come across yet. such a wonderful place to pull inspiration.

there was something about these playful planters that caught our eye. we imagine someone out there needs this for valentine’s day!

this is pretty much the dream life for many of us! we love this gypsy tarot wagon and need to make a visit!

we still love this adorable balloon night light and the whimsical addition it would be in a child’s room

someone has to have this spoon for their father for valentine’s day! she swears he is grumpy until he eats his morning cereal!

our week

some weeks we feel as if the weekend will never arrive, while this week we are wondering where the time went! this week has been such a wonderful one that we cannot complain for one second. we were able to shoot two completed projects back to back days; one in the palisades and the other in los feliz. this means a trip to the flower mart downtown and a days worth of creating beautiful floral arrangements! the ladies at the kpi office love just about any creative outlet and it is a nice way to mix up the week – working with beautiful flowers and all! we were also able to spend these two full days with our favorite, incredibly talented photographer, joe schmelzer! on another exciting note, rummage is sending off two of our favorite chairs to a new owner and we will soon be seeing them in a magazine feature! we will be sharing once it comes out, of course. we are all looking forward to a weekend full of slightly cooler temps to enjoy the outdoors! kp will continue unpacking while some of us plan to visit one of the many, many museum exhibits on our list right now. be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to keep us with us throughout the week!

does this photo even need a caption? i mean…those head tilts.

 

these guest posts by jealous curator are too funny, we love the idea!

we told you our museum visit list is getting long, our priority must sees our here, here, and here

we just cannot get enough of this song this week, love her voice and makes us giggle

if you have plenty of time for some serious wanderlust and adoration of this beautiful photography, please enjoy this post

yes, we have three pups to swoon over all week, but this little sweetheart (who has yet to grow into those paws) just melted our hearts

never crossed our minds to wonder what the interior of a bullet looks like, but these photographs are incredible

spotted this feature of one of our favorites, mister finch, in one of our favorite magazines! if you don’t know his work, you need to check him out here

speaking of art, kp discussed art and everyday life recently with artspace magazine. great tips if you’re on the hunt!

we’re obsessed with these gorgeous tiles! just installed a floor to ceiling backsplash wall of the ‘asal’ that we cannot wait to show you photographs of!

 

hot off the press: artspace magazine

this past week kp was interviewed by artspace magazine to discuss art and everyday life! if you feel you don’t know how to buy art, or are unsure on exactly how to display your art, this article is for you! also note that art doesn’t have to be expensive, we have found plenty of great pieces that we love at flea markets for an affordable price. see the full interview below for some great advice and be sure to visit artspace for online art shopping!