Local L.A. Scene

In the City of Angels, we find inspiration everywhere—in the must-sees and must-dos, the underground haunts and hidden gems—those special places that are unmistakably Los Angeles.

From contemporary works of art at the Getty to the iconic beauty of the Santa Monica Pier to ultraexclusive, invite-only cocktail parties in DTLA, the city is our muse. New ideas, eye-catching attractions, and all the of-the moment works call to us designers who consider Southern California home.

This is your chance to find brilliance in the everyday, in the extraordinary color all around us.

Our experts continue to search for the most interesting design happenings and the hottest of spots so you can appreciate the art and design culture growing in every neighborhood and county of California. We also track down the most exceptional color palettes—the colors trending locally from San Fernando to San Pedro. For on every road and in every community, color defines not only the everyday way of life but also L.A.’s nonstop style evolution.

Come rediscover the city you fell in love with. Invigorate your design sense and explore the place where you live, work, and play. This is your invitation to find inspiration in the everyday, in the extraordinary color all around us. Inspiration is closer than you think.

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Local Finds

Locate the mod neighborhood storefronts down the boulevard, the gallery across town creating a stir, and the eateries making a splash.

Between downtown events and new pop-up studios in every neighborhood, it can be difficult to know what’s worth checking out (and perhaps what’s not). In order to stay ahead of what’s trending, we’ve curated it all. From the breweries taking over the Arts District to the newest boutique landing in Beverly Grove, we’re always on the beat of what’s new now. Come discover the can't-miss spots in your neighborhood and beyond.

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Paint the Town

Paint the Town

Everywhere you look, arrangements emerge before you.

Steal a glance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and see how this architectural masterpiece plays with cool colors, shadow, and reflection. Or observe the interiors of the art deco Eastern Columbia Building and soak in the colors of luxury—glossy turquoise and gold. Within this city, the attractions are numerous—and the artistic palettes are endless.

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