Showroom by The Expert launches with curated collections by Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon’s design gurus
Words by ANDREW BARKER
Interior designer and The Expert co-founder JAKE ARNOLD. Photo: Jazmin Estopin.
The Expert, a digital interior design consultation platform which launched during the pandemic, has gone one step further with Showroom, a multibrand e-commerce arm with designer-curated collections you can buy, not to mention an appointment-only gallery space.
The first five collections come from some of The Expert’s biggest names including its co-founder Jake Arnold, who has completed earthen-hued homes in sumptuous textures for the likes of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry and Aaron Paul.
“We’ve spent the past year learning from [our clients] and our amazing roster of designers and have translated that experience into building the absolute best shopping curation with the most sought-after brands from around the world,” Arnold says.
The Expert’s new Culver City showroom. Photo: Michael Clifford.
The Expert Vintage midcentury Danish cabinetmaker easy chair, $9,000, 1950s floor lamp, $2,000, and Goodee Frama AML stool, $582. Photo courtesy of Cailley Dischinger.
So now you can get the look of Gwyneth Paltrow’s preferred designer, Brigette Romanek, whose selection features a Le Corbusier LC1 chair.
Or you can ape Jenna Lyons’ style: The long-term former J.Crew creative director turned interiors guru has a Lawson-Fenning cane headboard bed and vintage-inspired lamps from Roll & Hill inside her digital showroom.
The final two collections (with more to follow) come from Reese Witherspoon’s interiors go-to Mark D. Sikes, whose signature blue-and-white living rooms have graced the cover of many an interiors bible, and Heidi Caillier who redefines rural chic.
With 50 brands on the site, including Anna Karlin, Saved NY, Nickey Kehoe and Hollywood at Home, and over 1,500 unique pieces of furniture, lighting, rugs, fabrics, art and wallcoverings, it’s as if your Pinterest board became shoppable, with the hard part all done for you. Simultaneous to the e-commerce launch, a 2,000-square-foot gallery space has opened in Culver City with pieces from Armadillo, Apparatus and Creative Art Partners, in addition to The Expert’s own vintage and made-to-order collections. theexpert.com/showroom.
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of C Magazine.
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