Kristen Buckingham’s New L.A. Showroom

You may recall the eclectic home of Kristen Buckingham and her husband, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame from the January 2010 issue of ELLE DÉCOR. I know it’s been etched in my memory ever since. Her home is filled with so many amazing, unique details that it has managed to stand out among the many, many interiors I look at day in and day out.

A self-described aficionada of period-details, Kristen finds the 1920s homes of Los Angeles architect, Walter Neff (her own included) to be the ultimate design challenge. Kristen's aesthetic puts a subversive spin on otherwise traditional design elements. I love the way she marries pieces from various periods, design movements, and cultures to create a perfectly layered look. The result is very bohemian and feels very European. Ultimately, Kristen fuses the modern and traditional, looking to the past for inspiration while creating harmonious spaces that suit the needs of present-day families.

{The Buckingham's kitchen features a Murano glass chandelier from eBay, custom cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore's Night Shade, and cement tile flooring from Mission Tile West. The large kitchen also features carrara marble counters and backsplash, an abundance of storage, and a large island, painted white with a butcher block top.}

{This room belongs to Kristen’s 10 year old son. The bedding was custom made using Clarence House fabric and the framed prints are pages from a vintage children's book.}

{I love the glamorous, traditional elements in Kristen’s dining room. It almost reminds me of a stately New Orleans home. How cute is that pup?}

{This lovely bathroom features a pair of the Carlyle Mirrors from Kristen’s line of furniture and accessories.}

{This boho study features the glamorous Porter Bookshelves, which are part of Kristen’s furniture line.}

{This spectacular dressing room feels very dreamy as a result of the antiqued mirrors, crystal chandeliers, and soft color palette.}


Kristen recently opened a showroom in Los Angeles’ vibrant La Cienega Design Quarter. The showroom features Kristen’s fantastic collection of custom furnishings, casegoods, upholstery, outdoor furnishings, mirrors, and lighting fixtures. It’s definitely on my list of places to visit when I head back to Los Angeles in the new year!


{The high gloss black and turquoise door at the showroom is so inviting!}


{An amazing array of vintage finds and pieces designed by Kristen Buckingham coexist beautifully in her new showroom.}


{I love showrooms like Kristen’s because they carry an assortment of styles that appeal to a broad array of clients. She also understands the importance of layering fabrics, textures, patterns, and styles to create a chic, perfectly-cultivated look. Notice the fabulous Mr. Guy chair in the left corner of the photo. Love it!}


{I am particularly obsessed with Kristen’s amazing collection of outdoor furniture. Many of the pieces are shown here. The Laurent Etagere is easily the most gorgeous piece of furniture I’ve laid my eyes on in some time. Be sure to take a look at it on her website to get the full effect. It is beyond!}


{So many lovely pieces! The beauty of incorporating vintage and vintage-inspired furnishings into one’s home is that they not only add tons of character, but they don’t end up looking dated two years later. Check out the fabulous art on the walls!}


{Pieces from Kristen’s lovely outdoor collection comingle with glamorous crystal chandeliers in the front of the showroom.}


{Not only do I love the tufting on this sofa, I am also crazy about the dramatic mirror and amazing art on the wall in this vignette.}


{Images Courtesy of Kristen Buckingham and ELLE DÉCOR}

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