Style At Home: Heather Taylor Of LA In Bloom

Written by on January 29, 2013 in Lifestyle, Style At Home - 11 Comments
Style at Home: Heather Taylor of LA in Bloom | Photography Jessie Webster for Glitter Guide

Heather Taylor is right on the pulse of the cultural scene in Los Angeles. She not only owns a trendy art gallery right in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, she also spends time highlighting the best the city has to offer for her personal blog LA in Bloom, and owns her own online store where she sells homewares and textiles. With a life so integrated in arts and culture it’s no wonder that the place Heather Taylor calls home is eclectic, beautiful and totally envy inducing.

Photography: Jessie Webster 

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  • Tell us about your art gallery and why you started your blog LA in Bloom?
    In 2006, my husband and I opened Taylor De Cordoba in Culver City, an area that has become a thriving arts district. We had discovered a great community of emerging artists in LA and wanted to create a serious yet accessible space for them to show their work. In addition to curating solo and group shows, we host a reading series (Eating Our Words, which I founded with the poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi) and other fun happenings like fashion presentations and trunk shows.

    I started LA in Bloom out of a desire for a creative outlet of my own. I was feeling so inspired by LA at that moment and loved the idea of having a venue where I could feature all the people, places and things that I was discovering.

  • Your yard is breathtaking. Any tips for creating a beautiful landscape?
    Thank you! I’m always keeping my eyes open looking for ideas and inspiration. My thumb is not nearly as green as it might appear so I do a lot of reading about plants and how to best care for them. For example, “How to Prune Roses for Dummies” is on my nightstand.

  • You recently launched your own line of linens. Can you tell us about it?
    Would love to! It’s a small collection of table linens inspired by traditional textiles I have admired while traveling. The first three designs are specifically inspired by Mexico. Everything is hand-embroidered on 100% natural un-dyed linen.

  • What inspired you to launch your own line?
    I love the idea of using beautiful linens on a daily basis and find that I get most of my inspiration while traveling. I love cooking for friends, and setting a beautiful table is a fun part of that experience. I couldn’t find linens that I loved without visiting some exotic locale, so I decided I would design some myself.

    “We have eight citrus trees in our backyard and we got married underneath our grapefruit tree in 2011. I love working in the garden and wish I had more time to dedicate to it.”

  • Do you have a favorite piece from the collection? 
    Right now it’s the Pink God’s Eye Table Runner, which currently lives on my dining room table.

  • Your home is so beautiful and eclectic. How did you decide on the interior style? 
    Thank you! I never really decided though. The space organically came together and continues to evolve. It’s eclectic and filled with family heirlooms. Above all, I want to create a cozy space that’s nice to come home to after a long day of work.

  • Do you have a favorite room in the house?
    The kitchen is where I’m my most creative.

  • Where do you like to shop in LA for home pieces? Online?
    Nickey Kehoe and the Rose Bowl Flea Market are my favorite spots in LA. I love shopping at my friend Joanna’s site Kneeland Mercado for home.

  • “I’m always experimenting with new cocktail recipes, specifically different types of margaritas. My secret weapon is Controy (the Mexican version of Cointreau), which I picked up while traveling in Baja.”

  • Since you’re an artist, your home has many great pieces. Where do you look for art and do you have any tips for decorating with art?
    I am lucky that I work with so many talented artists, so I look at their studios or in our inventory at Taylor De Cordoba. There is a website called Artsy, which is a great place to discover work by artists both emerging and more established.

  • What are your favorite flowers to place around your home?
    I love peonies and roses for small, cozy spaces like my office or bedroom, and I love orange marigolds for the dining room. I’m always filling the kitchen with lots of fresh herbs and whatever else I can find from my garden. Poppies, dahlias, ranunculus and lilacs are other favorites. Truthfully, I am addicted to flowers and I’ll take whatever is beautiful and in season.

    “I love ceramics and collect lots of different types. Here we have a few German pieces from the 60s and a newer piece by Adam Silverman, which he made for Heath Ceramics. Towards the back is one of my favorite pieces of art, a photograph by Helen Leavitt. I acquired it when I was working at a gallery in New York in my early 20s. I don’t have a lot of framed pictures around the house but my friend Clare Vivier gave me this one of me and my husband as our engagement present.”

  • “I’m still using the same Ikea desk I have had for years, but I disguise it as something fabulous by covering it with a Moroccan textile and lots of fresh flowers. This is such a productive and creative space for me. I usually have a Coqui Coqui candle burning and a Fresh Air podcast playing on my iPad. Baskets of yarn, weaving projects and samples of linens I am designing are scattered all over the desk and floor.”

  • How do you sparkle?
    Lots of yoga, trips to the spa, early morning walks outside, fresh organic juice, date night with my husband and evenings spent drinking wine and laughing with my girlfriends.

    “I inherited this chaise lounge from my parents and I have covered it with a handwoven Mexican rug from Kneeland Mercado. I have been knitting this cotton throw for over a year and hope to complete it within my lifetime.”

  • Kristyn

    I love her! I find her style and voice so refreshing and original.

  • Klangwelt

    Lovely read and lovely home – so cozy and warm :) Very beautiful!

  • brooklynite

    would love to know where her dress is from (in the first few slides)?

  • Laura

    I love Ms. Heather Taylor. Lovely home.

  • Salveen

    this is hilarious. why all the outfit changes??

  • Annoyed Reader

    Why does this woman want to be in every online magazine? There are other interesting people in LA. Lovely home, though.

  • ElleFiorentino

    I love Heather and follow her great blog! Thanks for featuring her lovely home.
    PS: and…..I love all the outfits!!!!!!!

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  • laydeeday

    love the table and benches! does anyone know who they’re by?

  • Rachel

    beautiful space! and she looks amazing & real in all the shots.

  • Mollie

    I am in love with the Moroccan fabric! Anyone know where to purchase something similar?

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