I won’t be lying when I tell you that I had a mini fantasy of moving back to LA, so that I could dress my apartment with some of the deals in the discount section of H.D. Buttercup. I hadn’t been to the store since they purchased new real estate and expanded within the Historic Helms Bakery of Culver City. The Re-design within the original building was a ton of fun. It has always amazed me how much they move their inventory around. Seems like they had more vintage pieces than ever and though its still broken up into sections for different ‘manutailers’ there was an interesting continuity of style and progressive ideas in home decor.
I talked to Sarah about the store and she asked me to explain the new inventory. The best I could do for her was describe some stuff as “Vintage British Smoking Parlor”, with other favorite areas giving nod to “Industrial Schoolhouse Design”. There was a very romantic masculine feeling in the pieces I took note of… Tons of great chandeliers, industrial desks, tufted leather, striped wood furniture, I was impressed with the ideas I was getting for Bachelor Decor. (of course I was probably prompted by the decor starved bachelor dungeons I stayed in while I was in LA.)
Unfortunately, I made it to California with two cameras and no batteries… So I only got to snap pics with my iphone.
nothing says masculinity like a large Chrome Stallion
I did a little online searching for better images and was surprised to find that H.D. Buttercup is just now warming up to the blogosphere and social networking game. They have a brand new blog, a new twitter with no followers and a new facebook page. Check it out. (My friend Joel also pointed out that they recently received mention in the ultimate Bachelor series, Entourage)
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