C California Style

Permanent Vacation

by C California Style

It’s fitting that McKinnon and Harris has opened a Los Angeles showroom dedicated to enduring beauty;

after all, estate and garden furniture is intended to weather the elements. In the four skylit galleries, there’s old French limestone underfoot, strong rift-sawn oak and a trove of stone antiquities such as 16th-century columns flanking the entry, a noble second-century Togatus and stylobate-platform marble lions. Mirrors for depth and a profound lack of color—rather, a rigorous commitment to endless shades of white—pay subtle homage to British decorator Syrie Maugham’s timeless aesthetic.

Meanwhile, there’s furniture: the demure renderings of the past such as spins on Tudor, Gothic and Arabesque silhouettes; riffs on the France Elkins loop; curvaceous pedestals; and concentric-circle tops. Pieces are crafted in McKinnon and Harris’ Richmond, Virginia, workshop out of aluminum, then powder-coated in the purveyor’s proprietary hues. Offered with custom covers for durability, and extra-comfortable tailored cushions, this seating is plush, and built to last. To the trade; 915 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-734-4425; mckinnonharris.com.

Written and edited by Alison Clare Steingold.