Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Shop: Henry Road

Paula Smail spent her childhood in a house on Henry Road in South Africa. Since then, she has traveled extensively and includes London, Paris and New York in the long list of places she has lived.  

Currently based in Los Angeles, her design aesthetic of bold color is influenced by Marimekko blinds in the house on Henry Road, women wrapped in swathes of stunning African cloth and the work of artists like Rothko and many of his contemporaries.  A self-taught designer, her professional life includes au pairing, crewing on a yacht, and being a corporate executive. Paula’s style is a happy, eclectic mix of color, eras and ethnicities fueled by a life spent rearranging furniture, scouring flea markets all over the world and reading piles of design magazines.

The Henry Road collection includes textile based home and personal goods designed by Paula and made in Los Angeles, California USA.

Henry Road
3949 Laurelgrove Ave, Studio City, CA 91604 
p: 818.762.8966 | f: 818.762.7278

Photos copyright Henry Road, 2009.


TheEclecticElement said...

Wow! Look at all that wonderfully awesome stuff...
That is my dream to travel the world and collect vintage items =]
Thanks for sharing.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Love the upholstered chair!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

eclectic: I'd just be happy starting with all the awesome vintage shops in my city, haha! :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

julie: If you mean the black and white chair, I'm so with you on that one! I like the pink one, too, but have no idea where I'd use it.

Review UPrinting.com said...

Fantastic. I enjoyed this post.

Paula said...

Thanks for the mention:) Best, Paula

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