This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
On Oct. 26, THR, and the related companies will open the one-of-a-kind "Design Hollywood at the Century" showhouse at the Century tower, where 14 of L.A.'s top designers each have created a display of decorating virtuosity. Begun in June, each room -- seen on the pages to follow -- is inspired by a Hollywood icon, from Marmol Radziner's moody bedroom for a David Fincher type to Kathryn M. Ireland's colorful South of France kitchen for a Parisian actress.
The showhouse unfolds over two luxury condominiums on the 20th floor of the 2-year-old tower, built by acclaimed architect Robert A.M. Stern. "We're known for our commitment to inspired architecture and design," says Alicia Goldstein, senior vp at Related (which also built New York City's Time Warner Center). "L.A. is exploding culturally, and for us this is like an exclusive museum exhibit, a way to showcase the best design in Los Angeles." Famous residents of the building already include Paula Abdul, Nobu Matsuhisa and Candy Spelling, who is renovating two floors purchased for $35 million.
The showhouse is open Fridays (1 to 6 p.m.), Saturdays and Sundays (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) from Oct. 26 to Nov. 18, with ticket sales ($40) benefiting Beverly Hills' Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, set to open in 2013. For tickets, visit THR.com/designhollywood.