Check Out These Shops Bringing Exciting Design To L.A. And San Diego


In Atwater Village and Hillcrest, these two design destinations offer eclectic offerings for every aspect of your home.

Interior of deKor shop with a white built-in fireplace, a white armchair and ottoman and varied stoneware

deKor’s Atwater Village Shop Is An Eclectic Mix Of Textures + Colors


Designer Isabelle Dahlin of deKor has moved into a larger Atwater Village location—a converted 1930s theater—that now combines her interiors studio and home furnishings shop. Offerings include her line of DTLA-made furniture as well as vintage textiles, midcentury finds, European antiques, and books. “I love an eclectic mix of textures and colors, but nothing too opulent,” Dahlin says. “In Swedish, we have a word, lagom, which means ‘not too much, not too little,’ and my design sense is just like that.” For summer, she has added scented candles inspired by her homeland, as well as new outdoor furniture, to the store’s thoughtfully curated selection.  


Interior of Brian Brown Studio & Showroom with a framed landscape photo, a white abstract sculpture and a dark couch

Brian Brown Studio’s Hillcrest Shop Has A Youthful Vibe


Hillcrest’s historic Design Center is now home to the Brian Brown Studio & Showroom. “It has a casual elegance that reflects how this area has evolved—the vibe is more youthful now,” San Diego-based designer Brian Brown says of his eponymous space, which he conceived to have a residential feel. Visitors will find well-known brands like Verellen, Élitis and Caesarstone, as well as boutique items including locally made candles, Italian throws, Portuguese tableware and even super-chic dog bowls from Australia. “Nothing is fussy,” Brown adds. “It’s all very livable, but not typical of what you’ll find elsewhere.”