As I am having a full-on flirt with California (yes, I know, traffic, smoggy, pricey, shaky - hey, everywhere has its downsides) I lingered long over LA designer Jeffrey Alan Mark and Ross Cassidy's home in Elle Decor. Those kitchen barstools are knock-your-socks-off even for a town that is mostly sockless already.
So I clicked on over to check their site to see if the stools were regulars in their repertoire. Do take the time to visit; the scenery is great without the frustration of the 101.
Plenty of star sightings, but not the one I was after. So I asked. Mr. Cassidy tells me these antique barstools were purchased at Battersea in San Francisco.
As if a girl didn't have enough to love. (Though right here in town there are some tiny bronze sculptures that resemble these andirons at the River Market Antique Mall in Nick Carter's space. I'm smitten with those as well.)
Offering up a few souvenirs from the Battersea stock on 1st dibs. Even the prices look good.
Image, top, Elle Decor, June 2010, photograph by Simon Upton; next two images via jam design; remaining images via 1st dibs.