Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Antonio Treatment

I don't know what's gotten into me lately but I've been watching a lot more HGTV. First my new obsession with Sarah's House, and now The Antonio Treatment. I watched Antonio Ballatore win last season of design star, and although I don't really share his funky, slightly punk rock, design aesthetic, I do appreciate his edgy set designer style.

I tuned in to the most recent episode of The Antonio Treatment because he was redoing a retail space in Silver Lake, a clothing store called Pull My Daisy. Retail design is something I've never done, but has always interested me, so I thought maybe I could learn a thing or two...and I did!

I really enjoy watching the construction side of things and seeing how the designer and crew work through problems that arise and get the job done. Here are a few before and after photos from the project. (Please excuse the poor quality of photos, I had to copy still frames from the video online, as no other photos of the project are available.) You can watch the episode here.

The clothes and accessories in the store looked kind of amazing, so I'm thinking a Saturday trip up to Silver Lake is in order.



I'm pretty sure they scored these deco chairs from the Wertz Brothers Antique Mart in Santa Monica.


  1. Such amazing design, speechless! Also love the design of the bar! I didn't vote for the guy but I am his number one fan today!

  2. Don't like the palm tree's domino, it's like a surfer's store


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