Thursday, February 16, 2012

Harbinger LA

When you were a kid, did you ever read the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? It is  a story about a pair of siblings who run away and decide to camp out inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art...and it elicited such a thrill in me when I read it in the fifth grade.

As it turns out, I still dream of sneaking into an inspiring space during the day, hiding until closing, and then living it up there overnight. If I could realize this dream, I'd love to spend the night in the showroom of Harbinger in Los Angeles. 

The truth is, this showroom so perfectly combines gorgeous textiles, fabulously diverse furniture and the most worldy accessories that it's hard to believe this place isn't just some chic person's home.

To plan my own little Frankweiler experience, I'd probably hide under this glorious settee:
I'd duck behind that tall tree:
I'd roll myself into that duvet and keep very, very still:
I'd wear a red print to camoflage myself against this loveseat:
Yoohoo, it's me behind this screen:
I'd ask that deer side table to keep look out for me:
I'd cower under this sawhorse desk and enjoy the view:
And, when the coast was clear, I'd luxuriate in this glamorous canopy bed and fall into a stylish slumber.
(all via Harbinger LA)

So, if you open the newspaper soon and read about a crazy design-obsessed girl found sleeping in a Los Angeles showroom, it's probably me...but really, could you blame me?


  1. This is the cutest post ever. I felt right there with you on the adventure. Now this is a children's book that I would read over and over again, as an adult.

  2. one of my favorite books ever. Ever. This place doesn't look too shabby, either!


  3. ummm that green coffee table needs to be mine- I'm totally on a green kick lately.

    Oh and that awesome frog wall paper is by Brunschwig & Fils and its called Frog Trellis

  4. You crack me up.

    This place is seriously stunning. Why don't we have stores like this in Philly?

  5. Ashley! I loved this book as a kid -- my Auntie read it to me. And it always made the read aloud list when I taught 5th and 6th grade. Are you Claudia or Jamie, rolled up in that duvet?

  6. I wouldn't blame you at all! In fact, I might already be there too! This showroom is nothing like I have ever seen! It's so eclectic and beautiful. Definitely a one stop shop! I love the fabric on the settee in the first image. Happy to find your blog. I'm your newest follower!

  7. This is my cousin's store. So if you ever go, tell him you sold me a yellow pot!


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