On the third installment of my series on the Los Angeles design landscape, I am focusing on Formations (sister company of Dennis & Leen, which I featured on Part II). Unlike Dennis & Leen with its European flavor, Formations has a more country, rustic look albeit a country rustic that oozesglamour. The store is laid out via different generous rooms that feature large tables with turned legs, leather chairs with exposed nail heads, fireplaces, distressed gilded mirrors, wooden chandeliers, stone and plaster sculptures, and many sconces. I particularly loved the oversized carved wooden candle sconces. There are a lot of pieces made of rough stone too like cantilevered tables, planters and bowls. Wood figures prominently as well, either polished or untreated, as furniture and decorative objects.
I see the furniture and accessories at Formations working in a house on a vineyard in Napa or on the French countryside or in a farmhouse in Upstate New York. Richard Hallberg, one of the designers/owners of the store designed a house featured in the current issue of Veranda magazine with this same aesthetic. It’s worth checking out to see how these pieces work in a home setting. You can view the feature here.