Behind the Design with Massuco Warner Miller: Miramar fabric
Spring is a time of growth, new beginnings…and Legends. The LCDQ Legends event in LA, that is. This event is a highlight in the West Coast interior design world. Three days packed with keynotes, showroom open houses, book launches, and glamorous social events. It is very LA and very fun.
A favorite aspect of Legends - the window displays in LCDQ showrooms, created by top interior designers. I’d long admired the work of pattern loving design duo Massucco Warner Miller from afar, and was honored to be a part of their window this year (which happened to be at one of my absolute favorite showrooms, Hollywood at Home)! Melissa Warner Rothblum, one of the principals at MWM, was kind enough to share some insight into the design process for their Sister Parish- inspired window, as well as her approach to designing her own home. Read on!
KM: Hi Melissa! To start off, can you share with us how the selection process works for LCDQ Legends windows?
MWR: This year we received a beautiful package in the mail inviting us to be a window designer – such a treat! From there, each designer is responsible for linking up with a showroom. We’re big fans of Hollywood at Home so were thrilled when we reached out to them to design their window and they accepted.
KM: Each window this year paid tribute to a legendary designer. How did you feel upon finding out your muse was Sister Parish?
MWR: We actually got to pick our muse from a list that the LCDQ panel supplied us. Sister Parish was a natural fit for us as we share a love of pattern – it was a lot of fun to channel some of her favorite design elements into our window.
KM: You've participated in Legends windows before. Is it a different experience every year? Does it get easier?
MWR: We love that each year feels different, especially because each showroom and theme have a different energy. And yes! It does feel easier as the years go on and we get more in the groove of doing a window which is for sure a different spin on decorating a room.
KM: What was your vision for this year's window display?
MWR: Sister Parish had some favorite design elements that she repeated over and over again in much of her work. We wanted to incorporate those elements into the window and add in our own twist as well.
KM: What drew you to Miramar fabric and how did it fit in with the rest of the design elements?
MWR: With Miramar it was love at first sight! We used it on cushions for oversized sculptural wicker chairs and we needed a fabric that didn’t compete but could still hold its own. It was the perfect fit!
KM: I was obsessed with those chairs! Melissa, you also chose to use this fabric for an accent chair in your own home. I'd love to hear about your vision for this space and why Miramar was the perfect fit!
MWR: After running around with the sample for our window, I couldn’t stop thinking about using it for my home as well. My living room has a lot of pattern going on in it already, and again, Miramar worked perfectly because it didn’t compete and definitely holds it own. It’s incredibly versatile and the pattern is so unique that it mixes in well with other patterns. I didn’t design my living room all at once – it’s a combination of pieces I’ve collected over the years – so adding to it can sometimes be a challenge. I’m so happy with how Miramar fit in!
Thanks so much to Melissa for taking the time to share your thoughts and insight - and for incorporating Miramar fabric into these two gorgeous spaces! You are your team are truly pros when it comes to pattern mixing and I can’t wait to see future projects.