Bourgeois Bohème opens atelier on Beverly Boulevard
Bourgeois Bohème, the French vintage furniture and design studio known for its high-end Parisian style and loft-y aesthetic, has relocated to Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.
"I always liked this part of Beverly Boulevard since it is the heart of the Los Angeles historic district," co-owner Frederic Lazare said about the rapidly evolving area, which also plays host to a new location for British antiquarian Brenda Antin.
Bourgeois Bohème's 4,500-square-foot space is larger than its previous location on La Brea Avenue. The new store is refined industrial, with a sandblasted and pigment-infused waxed concrete floor.
The setting suits the inventory: a pricey, unusual mix of new designs under the Bourgeois Bohème Atelier label as well as antiques and furnishings crafted with old factory materials, such as the mahogany-topped trestle table ($12,000), above, surrounded by a re-edition of 1928 Nicolle studio stools ($1,300).
A striking range of lighting fixtures includes the hand-blown glass Vendôme chandelier ($6,350), right, which plays with the concept of a hanging bare bulb. It is shown with the goatskin Elysee bench ($3,400), which has leather-wrapped legs.
The Bourgeois Bohème Atelier furniture collection takes its cues from spare 20th century French designs done up in luxury materials, such as the Valmont armchairs ($2,900 each), below, which are covered in suede. They're shown with a one-of-a-kind coffee table ($6,900) made from a 1920s French industrial wheel.
Bourgeois Bohème, 7266 Beverly Blvd. (323) 936-7507
-- David A. Keeps
Photo credit: Bourgeois Bohème