How does one choose an interior designer with so many great ones out there?
In a perfect world, we'd do exactly what The House of Windsor did: Pick a different, fantastic designer for every room of our Bungalux.
Alas, that's not an option for us, but at least we can go somewhere to drool over great design.
So if you're finding yourself around Los Angeles in the next couple weeks and looking for a way to duck out of the gloomy weather, we highly recommend you do it at The House of Windsor, LA's design house which is open Thursdays through Sundays, July 1-17.
Veranda Magazine has teamed up with Windsor Smith to bring together some of the best Los Angeles designers to create the perfect combination of beautiful architecture and design and livability. (Though our motto has always been who needs livability when it's fabulous?) The designer list is impressive: Windsor Smith, Candace Barnes, Tara Shaw, Paul Robbins, Richard Shapiro, Richard Hallberg, and Stephen Block, as well as Peter Dunham, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and Kathryn Ireland of Million Dollar Decorators fame.
It's a secret where the house is – you only find out when you buy your tickets – but a little birdie told us it's in Brentwood, so you can pop over to the house and then dine at the newly opened and incredibly romantic Villetta. (We're lusting over their food and their modern garden by landscape designers Lizz Speed and Donna Rabin.)
Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door. A portion of the open house sales will benefit two of the best children's charities around: Children's Action Network and P.S. ARTS. Children's Action Network's mission is to harness the power of the media on behalf of children. P.S. ARTS is dedicated to improving the lives of children by bringing arts education to underserved public schools and their communities.
So we've found a way you can experience great design, eat, drink, be merry, and do good all in one day. Because that Hollywood club you went to last night may have involved good design and certainly involved eating, drinking, and merriment, but we'd be surprised if you were up to any good there.