Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase 2017

It’s show house season and this year WestEdge is proud to be a partner of two Los Angeles area show houses, the Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase and the Pasadena Showcase House of Design.

First up is the Wattles Mansion Showcase which will be unveiled this week and is open to the public March 23-April 16. The 2017 theme, Hollywood History:  The New Classics, will demonstrate through interior design how to reinterpret a historic home for today’s contemporary lifestyle.

The magnificent Wattles Mansion was built in 1908, and was the original home of famous financier Gurdon Wattles who bankrolled much of early Hollywood.   It’s a classic Mission Revival masterpiece designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, who also designed the Huntington Library, the Rose Bowl and the now-gone Ambassador Hotel.  Today the residence, owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, comprises the only remaining example of a pre-film industry Hollywood estate.  It continues to receive lasting improvements to help preserve its status as one of the finest turn-of-the-century estates in Hollywood.

Participants this year include such noted designers as Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design; Melinda Ritz and Mae Brunken on behalf of the Set Decorators Society of America; Patrick Dragonette; David Dalton; Ryan Saghian; Winslow & Cohen; Kym Rodger; Nicole Gordon; Fernando Diaz; Anna Hoffman; Victoria Reitz; Leslie Shapiro Joyal; Jessica Brende; Kelley Jackson with the generous support of Ofir Grushkovski, owner of Future Home Builders; Kathleen Beall and Williams Sonoma Home.

Sponsors include Snyder Diamond, Sherwin Williams, Sub-Zero Wolf, LAYKIN et Cie, City of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

In addition, this year’s showcase house will benefit three charities: No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), Save Iconic Architecture Projects (SIA) and Los Angeles Parks Foundation.

The Wattles Mansion will be open Thursdays through Sundays through April 16, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $40 per person and groups of 20 or more will be $35 per person.  For ticket sales, visit or





Opening Night Party to Feature One-of-a-kind Auction of Schwinn Bikes

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This year’s WestEdge floor-wide Opening Night Party will benefit Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.  A highlight of the evening will be the auction of one-of-a-kind bicycles, generously donated by Schwinn to support the LARMH mission of providing comfort, care and support to caregivers of seriously ill children .

25 leading architects, designers and taste makers are being invited to show their creativity and put their style mark on a bike for charity. Each bike artist/designer has chosen their favorite Schwinn bike model, and will then have 4-5 weeks to customize their bike. From painted frames and branded spokes, to covered seats, unique bike baskets, and other accessories… the sky is the limit.

Participating Bike Designers/Teams Include:

We can’t wait to get the bidding started Nov. 3. TICKETS to the event are on sale now so come join the design celebration!


Opening Night to Benefit Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House

We’re thrilled to partner with Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for this year’s WestEdge Opening Night Party on November 3.

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This festive evening of cocktails, fine food and shopping the best in design is a great occasion to network with the global design community including interior designers, architects, art directors, artists, set decorators, educators, gallery owners and other community influentials. And this year, we’ve aligned with Schwinn Bikes who has generously donated a collection of bikes for a one-of-a-kind silent auction; each bike will be stylized/customized by a luminary tastemaker.  If your design brand would like to put their creative stamp on a bike, please get in touch with us to discuss this promotional opportunity and fabulous way to support the cause.

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In case you didn’t know, The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House is the flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California whose mission is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. One of the few organizations designed specifically to support caregivers of seriously ill children, Ronald McDonald Houses are the primary enabler of family-centered medical care around the world.

And this year, the RMH has an especially important tie-in with the design community. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House to revitalize and redesign the common areas and guest rooms of the House over the next eighteen months.

Make plans to join us on November 3. Early bird tickets are on sale here and are $80 now through October 15.

Want to learn how your brand can get involved and support Ronald McDonald House. Click here for sponsorship details. We hope to see you there!