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The Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2023, house/” class=”external-link” data-event-click=”{"element":"ExternalLink","outgoingURL":"https://pasadenashowcase.org/showcase-house/"}” href=”https://pasadenashowcase.org/showcase-house/”now open and on view through May 21, celebrates several full-circle moments. The 11,000-square-foot Stewart House, within which 32 design firms have reimagined the interiors, also hosted the 19th annual Showcase House some four decades ago. As it turns out, the Marston & Maybury–designed residence has been in possession of the same family ever since. 

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Much like the designer showcase, which was founded in 1965 and is considered one of the country’s oldest home and garden tours, the estate has a Pasadena legacy of its own. Two-plus acres from mining magnate Lucky Baldwin’s Rancho Santa Anita land holdings were carved out when W.L. Stewart, then president of Union Oil Company, bought the former citrus orchard as a wedding gift for his son, Arthur, and his wife, Ruth Nicholson Stewart. The Stewarts commissioned the lauded partnership of Pasadena architects Sylvanus Marston and Edgar Maybury to design the gracious Colonial Revival–style home, which was completed in 1933 for a total of $13,000. 

“It was lovely to see how respectful the designers were in the home,” benefit chair Matt McIntyre tells AD PRO, noting how the original character-defining features and even elements from Pasadena designer Edward Turrentine’s 1980s renovation have been incorporated into the latest decor interventions. 

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, the organizing entity, keeps its charitable mission at the core of the marquee event. Revenues will add to the more than $25 million that’s been raised over the showcase’s past 75 years for schools, music education programs, and arts organizations throughout the region. Legacy sponsor Dunn-Edwards continues to be the exclusive paint supplier, with several designers

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Persian creative Mina Alyeshmerni is bringing her online fashion boutique to a brick-and-mortar space with the opening of Maimoun at 8400 West Third Street in West Hollywood, not far from the popular Raquel Allegra and Noodle Stories boutiques.

Maimoun is derived from the Persian word “meh-moun,” meaning the company invited to visit one’s home for a gathering, and the store is designed to feel welcoming, with tasseled floor cushions inviting customers to stay and discover the up-and-coming brands Alyeshmerni has selected.

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“After being online for seven years now, it’s nice to have a home for everything and see it all together,” said Alyeshmerni, who moved from Brooklyn to L.A. during the pandemic. “I’m hoping to champion a little of New York in L.A., continue to work with emerging talent, and have this space continually change with one-off pieces or collaborations we might do.”

Maimoun

Maimoun

Taking a spin through the store, you’ll find blazers and cookie bags by CFDA award-winning brand Puppets & Puppets; digitally printed and shibori dyed pleated garments by German designer Julia Heuer; realistic orchid-shaped earrings made from polymer floristry clay by Baggira, and more.

“I wear a lot of SC103 — they create a lot of their own surface applications; it’s all small/medium, medium/large drawstrings, but fancy beautiful materials, and they do these purses that are very signature to them, using deadstock leather discs and linking them together,” she said of the selection, which also includes Eckhaus Latta, Maryim Nassir Zadeh, Anna Isabella and Rave Review.

“Maribaudi is one of our newer designers out of Spain. Her pieces are hand-appliquéd or ceramic,” she said, pointing out an oval link ceramic belt arranged on a low table.

Maimoun

Maimoun

For the store design, the retailer partnered with Persian interior designer and creative director Niloufar Mozafari,

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