High-Fashion Furnishings Land in West Hollywood

Connecticut-based Interlude Home looks to make a stylish splash with its first West Coast showroom



Good things come to those who wait. After a four-year search, Interlude Home has established residence on a prestigious block of Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, joining the likes of interior designer favorites Cassina and Diva, among other luxury furniture showrooms.


INTERLUDE HOME Surrey cocktail table, $4,395, Surrey grand console, $5,655, and Surrey bedside table, $4,377.


When the Connecticut-based furniture and custom upholstery company began looking for a space on the West Coast, Wendy King Philips — who serves as creative director alongside her husband, Carl, Interlude Home’s owner and president — knew that location would be everything. Having started the search nearly half a decade ago, the brand’s first foray into the Los Angeles market came in the form of a shop-in-shop at H.D Buttercup in Helms Bakery District, already a Culver City hub for interior design.

“It proved that we were going to be successful,” Wendy says of the positive response to the shop-in-shop. “But we needed to be able to design our own space and be very fashion-forward with how we do it.” Now, with a stand-alone showroom all its own, Interlude is ready for its Golden State vision to be actualized.


CARL and WENDY PHILIPS. INTERLUDE HOME Diego chair, $1,398, and Diego counter stool, $936.


The newly opened showroom in West Hollywood boasts high ceilings and 2,500 square feet to not only display a wide range of furniture and accessories, but also to create a world that articulates the brand’s vision. Sectionals and daybeds have soft curves, taking the shape of a teardrop motif you might see on a paisley-printed frock fresh off the runway. Casegoods, like dressers and nightstands, are fabricated with animal hides, resulting in a perfect marriage of fashion and function. Accessories are abundant, offering sculptural decor ranging from interlocking bronze rings to knotted acrylic candlesticks to molecule-shaped objets with blush marble details.


“We needed to be able to design our own space and be very fashion-forward with how we do it”



Partners in life and business, Carl and Wendy make a dynamic duo. Wendy was working in fashion advertising when she met Carl, who owned Interlude Home, then a homegoods company that was selling mostly accessories at the time. Together they decided the brand needed to recalibrate to develop a distinct voice and began the journey of what Interlude Home has become today. While Wendy oversees the creative vision, leveraging her years of experience working in luxury markets at W Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, Carl handles the operational side of things but retains a keen eye for design.


INTERLUDE HOME Lila small side table, $1,554, and Channel chair, priced upon customization.


Explaining the brand’s mantra of “fashion-inspired living,” Wendy says interiors are similar to garments in that colors and textures have an inherent impact on the way people feel. The showroom’s predominantly neutral palette has a calming effect, but upon closer inspection, textural details such as plush sheepskin and charcoal ceruse-finished woods delight the senses.

With its 2006 acquisition of an upholstery manufacturing company based in Virginia, Interlude Home also offers American-made, custom furniture range in myriad fabrics. Acrylic has proven to be an enduring material for the brand — as seen in its extensive range of dining chairs and coffee tables — resulting in designs that manage to simultaneously make a statement while blending in. In a sea of beige, ivory and taupe, the earth tones are complemented by hardware details and shiny accessories — like an ensemble that’s been polished off with the perfect piece of jewelry.


INTERLUDE HOME Como mirror, pricing varies, Atherton Shagreen desk, $3,450, and Tristan Klismos chair, $3,564.


With its versatility and balance of details both subtle and dazzling, Interlude Home is poised to thrive in L.A., a city where laid-back SoCal living is contrasted with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Just like the city it now calls home: “It’s glamorous,” Wendy says of the decor and furnishings brand. “If you want it to be.”

8900 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 106, West Hollywood.


Feature image:  INTERLUDE HOME Nuage wood plinth sofa, price upon request, Camilla carrara cocktail table, $4,482, Targa chairs, priced upon customization, and Doutzen ivory sheepskin stool, $1,983.


Sept. 25, 2020

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