The Deal: 25% off at Nickey Kehoe's NK Shop
I love August. That's when interior designer shopkeepers start coming back from their shopping trips and decide to put everything on sale so they'll have space in the store for their latest finds when the shipping containers arrive. Such is the case with Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe, principals of the design firm Nickey Kehoe and owners of NK Shop.
"We went shopping in France and need to make room, so we decided to put everything on sale," Kehoe said. The storewide 25% reductions, which run through Saturday, apply to vintage items as well as the NK Collection of furniture, which includes a tufted headboard, early 20th century Viennese and French neoclassical-inspired dining chairs, upholstered ottomans and the recently introduced industrial-chic doggie bed, above.
Modeled by Hedy, who belongs to Nickey, the 8-inch-thick bed has a polyester filling and a removable cover made of vintage army tent fabric. It comes in two sizes: The small (originally $150, marked down to $112.50), shown here, is 30 inches by 20 inches; the large (originally $185, marked down to $138.75) is modestly larger, 40 inches by 30 inches. (Sorry, Marmaduke, you're out of luck.)
Though it is known for 20th century American and Scandinavian designs, NK Shop also carries rustic, industrial and Continental pieces. Among them: French slipper chairs, a carved English armchair and these 1940s Spanish side chairs. Newly recovered in burlap with brass nail heads, they have turned wood frames and tooled leather backs. During the sale, they are reduced from $375 to $281.25 each.
One exception to the price reductions: Matteo linens, which are made to order, are not marked down.
730 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 957-0370.
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Stephen Simon (top); 1stdibs