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Thursday, October 7

JF Chen

Since I am sharing some of my favorite places to shop in Los Angeles from my latest trip, I can't go without mentioning the designer "secret" and "favorite" place to find a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

What a combination of eclectic pieces! Mid- century, Asian, old and new. You name it.
Joel Chen buys and collects THE MOST interesting pieces. It feels like a warehouse, but not really at all. More like a curated museum (where you can touch it all!) Everything is displayed mixed together in the most beautiful vignettes.

Michael Smith, Kelly Wearstler and Ralph Lauren each call this one of their favorite places to shop. Can you tell why?

JF Chen has to be one of my favorite stores around. I am like a kid in a giant candy store. I have been visiting JF Chen since I was teenager (growing up in Los Angeles) and always remember just being WOWED with every visit. A Los Angeles institution!

I remember being 16 or 17 years old and I would drive myself to the showroom and walk around for hours and ask questions on pieces and history and about how things were made. Maybe it was here that my love of interior design was formed?

Make sure to add this to your next visit to Los Angeles! (They are on as well, but it doesn't even begin to show the magnitude of what the showroom has) Or better yet- why not just fly to LA for the day and go for a visit, it is worth the price of the plane ticket, I promise!


Brillante Home Decor said...

This is my kind of candy store too, so much life and stories in each piece. Regarding my comment on FB for a suspended chair I was talking about the Egg chair by Pierantonio Bonacina, gorgeous for a teenager's room. Hope it helps.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Thanks so much for the suggestion!

Lacquered Life said...

I'm kind of dying over that final pic console table ... is that bone? ? ? And I looove those stools. Next time I'm in La La Land I will be sure to check out JF Chen!

Grant K. Gibson said...

The last table was parchment. It was so dreamy. Perfect for a clients home office. Crossing my fingers on that one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip...fabulous things!

Judi Wallner

Kathy said...

Grant...Thanks for sharing this fabulous venue! That's one more stop for me when I visit Los Angeles next week! By the way...the vignettes you highlighted with your photographs are perfect. K

ashlina {the decorista} said...

totally! JF CHEN is the best source for anyone who knows and appreciates design. I love the Chens.
id love to shop there with you, and see what you are drawn to, your eye is killer.

Mark Newman said...

Can't wait to stop by on the next LA trip-thanks Grant!

La Boheme said...

Makes me really want to book that ticket and fly down for a day! This place is a treasure! xo

Hilary said...

Thanks for sharing, I live very close by and have completely missed this one.
Not an L.A. native I need the inside scoop;)

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Thanks for the great shots. Will have to pop over to 1st Dibs today and do some hunting!

Anonymous said...

GKG--Your blog concerning JF Chen was super...thanks...I love that place!

Marcus Thomson

Karena said...

Grant, that table with all of the white porcelain and pottery, I adore it!!

Art by Karena

Kat said...

will be going to LA in November for a few things will certainly check this out! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! LOVE the gieuderon table with the tole lamp on top.

IIDA said...

Gorgeous collection of pieces. right up my ally - thanks for sharing.

Jamie Herzlinger


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