We love traditional home decorating, especially when it's jazzed up with pops of color and glam accessories, such as in the work of Hillary Thomas Designs. The interiors firm has been dolling up homes since she hung out her own shingle in 2009 after partnering with branding expert Clara Hendon.
Recently, the design duo has opened a Brentwood gift shop that brings their eclectic preppy style to the public. Chic Shop is a tiny retail store that's full of pairs--turquoise foo dogs ($165), porcelain Staffordshire dogs ($560) or kitschy-cool flamingo figurines ($90).
The shop's collection of finials is especially appealing. Like bits of jewelry for your home, these screw-in tops for lamp shades ($55 to $85) come in 23 rough-cut minerals such as fossilized seashells, petrified wood and chrysoprase, as well as carved jade.
Other offerings include stitchable gift tags ($10) and journals ($30) and monogrammed boyfriend pillows ($340). We're stopping by during our holiday shopping; we're sure we'll find something for our fellow interior-design buffs--as well as ourselves.
Hillary Thomas Designs, Brentwood Town Green, 11973 San Vicente Blvd., #202; 877-287-9708 or chicshopla.com