Thursday, January 21, 2010
It's a Mod, Mod, Mod World!
On the way to our friend Annie's birthday party the other night, my friends, Oscar and David, and I stopped by Kari French's house for a pre-party cocktail. Mrs. French (pictured above) has been a colorful figure in the Los Angeles Retro, go-go, burlesque and performance art scene for many years. She is an authority on all things Mod, Pop, and groovy. Aside from being a hip girl on the go, Kari also loves to decorate in the style that most inspires her. Her home and handy work has been published and celebrated in such books as "Pad: The Guide to Ultra Living". Kari received us in in a purple psychedelic dress and white go-go boots. She poured our libations and led us downstairs into her new office/lounge she had just finished decorating. She did all of the work herself, including the far out painted floor pictured below. Kari wanted to utilize many of her large patterned fabric remnants by creating a funky, pop patchwork multi-purpose room. Kari has finally decided to help the public at large up their groovy quotient by offering design consultations and setting up fabulous and funky installations for home, office, or parties.
Kari made this chair/ottoman out of a vintage nightstand. How clever!