Peggy Platner Collection at New Thomas Lavin Showroom in Laguna


Thomas Lavin has been one of our favorite showrooms to shop at in the Pacific Design Center for many years. We believe Thomas and his team are some of the most visionary curators in the design market right now.

We could not be more proud to have our Peggy Platner Collection fabrics carried in both the Thomas Lavin Showroom in Los Angeles, as well as in his brand new showroom that has just opened in the Laguna Design Center.

The new Thomas Lavin Showroom at Blake House in the Laguna Design Center is expansive and stunning. The showroom carries furniture lines by Christian Liaigre, Magni, and Rose Tarlow among others, and a vast array of textile lines in addition to the Peggy Platner Collection, that include other California-designer lines Link Outdoor, Chris Barrett Textiles, Katerina Tana Collection and more. We are honored to be alongside such gorgeous products in the showroom.

We had a wonderful time celebrating the opening of the showroom last week during Fall Market, joining Thomas, his team members, and fellow designers at the Inaugural Opening Party sponsored by Elle Decor. We were so pleased to spend time with everyone who made it there, and to celebrate the opening of the stunning new Thomas Lavin showroom in Laguna!

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Malibu Beach House Opens With Peggy Platner Collection Fabrics


We are excited to announce the opening of Malibu Beach House – a brand new home furnishings and accessories store in Malibu that is carrying our Peggy Platner Collection fabrics.

Malibu Beach House

Malibu Beach House

The store, opened by lifelong friends Lisa Houge and Laura Burdge, is one of the first to open in the beautiful, new shopping center at Trancas Beach, designed by Laura’s husband Doug Burdge. Peggy joined Doug on a panel at the Dwell on Design conference just this past June called Modern Design on the Coast.

Malibu Beach House Trancas Country Market

Doug’s design of the complex with its barn-style buildings done in antique barn siding, and Lisa and Laura’s exquisite curation of products at Malibu Beach House, combine to offer Malibu locals an inspiring new destination for design.

Upon walking into the store, you will see two Barclay Butera’s Bobine chairs and the Somerset sofa upholstered in our Peggy Platner Collection fabrics.

Malibu Beach House Peggy Platner Collection Fabrics

Barclay Butera Bobine Chair Malibu Beach House

Our rural Malibu-inspired striped fabric Sunset is on the Bobine chairs.

Barclay Butera Somerset Sofa Malibu Beach House

Our versatile woven Laguna is featured on the Somerset sofa.

If you are ever in need of a gift, looking to give your home a refresh with new furnishings, fabrics or decor, or simply looking for a beautiful spot to relax in Malibu, visit the new Trancas Country Market and stop in at Malibu Beach House!

Malibu Beach House

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The Best Stools: Inspired by the Brooklyn Museum Collection


On a recent trip to New York we visited the Brooklyn Museum. We went to view the new Ai Weiwei exhibit According to What?, which was spectacular, but we found ourselves spending a lot of time in the museum’s long-term installation called Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn, currently placed in the museum’s lobby. The exhibit displays similarly themed works from across cultures and periods, from the museum’s extensive collections of fine and decorative arts.

What really caught our eye was the museum’s collection of stools from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Brooklyn Museum Collecting Cultures Stools

Being one of the oldest forms of furniture, reimagined by cultures through the centuries, stools embody how beauty can be brought to the most functional of objects.

Inspired, and interested in how current designers are continuing to reinvent the stool, we looked around and picked out the best stools on the market that really speak to us. Enjoy!

Monolith Stool by Kelly Wearstler

Monolith Stool by Kelly Wearstler

Diva Stool by Azadeh Shladovsky at Jean de Merry

Diva Stool by Azadeh Shladovsky at Jean de Merry

Pony Stool by Christian Liagre at Thomas Lavin PDC

Poney Stool by Christian Liagre available at Thomas Lavin

Bazane Stool by Christian Liagre

Bazane Stool by Christian Liagre available at Thomas Lavin

Ikopod Ottoman by Dakota Jackson

IkoPod by Dakota Jackson available at Thomas Lavin

T1 Plus Stool with Suede Leather by Verner Panton

T1 Plus Stool with Suede Leather by Verner Panton available on

Pavilion Stool by Rose Tarlow

Pavilion Stool by Rose Tarlow

Malibu Designer Debuts Coastal Luxury Fabrics



“Beach Chic” Elevated to a New Level

(Malibu, September 2013) – Born of a deep coastal heritage in Malibu, California, the Peggy Platner Collection by Gaetano debuts in 10 showrooms nationwide this fall, starting with Pierre Frey in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 2, during Fall Market. Curated by the acclaimed Malibu designer, the collection introduces a completely new level of sophistication to fabrics intended for refined yet casual settings.

The first offering is the Playa Collection, whose fabrics are named after California beaches. As varied as the beach communities after which they’re named, the fabrics are appropriate for a wide array of living environments – modern, rustic, sophisticated, cottage, chic. The collection embodies extraordinarily textured cross-hatch wovens, herringbones, lush velvet pinstripes and hardy linens enlivened by a palette of soft French blues and greens, silvery grays, frosty charcoals and other hues taken from the tones of the earth and accented with spikes of gold, teal and bronze. Rooted in natural elements and effortless Southern California style, the fabrics speak to universal sensibilities at their most exquisite level.

The Playa Collection is the genesis of Malibu interior designer Peggy Platner’s vision of fabrics she wanted to live with at the beach. “I grew up in the artists’ community of Laguna Beach, and upholstery choices were polyester in orange and plaid. When I started my own interior design firm, I was determined to surround myself with something more sophisticated.”

Platner, who had previously enjoyed a career at the helm of several home furnishings stores, set sail as an interior designer in 2002. She quickly established a reputation in Malibu for creating sublime and timeless interiors for some of the nation’s most dynamic entrepreneurs. In the trade showrooms, she became known for her sophisticated selection process. (The sales staff at the Thomas Lavin showroom frequently refers to “the Platner Palette.”)

She also caught the attention of Thomas M. Fish, founder and president of Gaetano. For more than 20 years, Gaetano has been a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of luxury fabrics to the trade as well as a trusted source of private label manufacturing for some of the largest fabric houses in the world. Fish, whose successful fabric ventures have made Gaetano one of America’s top fabric purveyors, approached Platner with the idea of creating a fabric collection.

“By incorporating Peggy’s eye for design, impeccable taste and signature color palette, we have created unique fabric collections that capture her essence and design style,” says Fish. “These collections clearly demonstrate Peggy’s exceptional aesthetic sensibility. Already respected and admired in the interior design trade, Peggy will now bring these beautifully curatedfabrics to market for all to enjoy.”

This fall the Peggy Platner Collection by Gaetano debuts at Pierre Frey in New York, Thomas Lavin in Los Angeles and Sloan Miyasato in San Francisco, and a wave of seven more showrooms launching on through winter.

Pierre Frey, which is taking the lead in introducing the collection, will host a lunch for Platner to present the new fabrics on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 1 pm, during Fall Market at the D&D Building.

“The Peggy Platner Collection shares the same level of quality and creative spirit that our clients expect,” says Patrick Frey, director of the French luxury design house. “The freshness of the palette and the value the collection represents are important for us.”

There are 35 patterns in the Playa Collection in several color ways representing 301 individual skus. The fabrics are luxurious blends of cotton, viscose, linen, silk, polyester and acrylic woven in Italy and India. Several of them have very high commercial ratings, including Mandalay, Ocean Beach, Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach and Tourmaline, a luscious satin velvet that can take 100,000 double rubs.

The Playa Collection will be introduced in two phases, with another release planned for early 2014.

High resolution images of flat shots and additional styled shots beyond those included in this press kit are available upon request. Yardage is available for photo shoots with prior notice.

For more information on the collection and a list of showrooms, please visit


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The Pasadena Showcase House of Design Featuring Platner & Co.


Platner & Co. is honored to be involved in The Pasadena Showcase House of Design as the designers of the Office and Bathroom in this year’s Arcadia, CA estate.

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is an annual interior and exterior design event in which firms are invited to design rooms in a historic, Pasadena-area property - showcasing their talents and generating support for deserving local youth and arts organizations.

This year was Malibu-based interior design firm Platner & Co.’s first time participating in the Pasadena Showcase House. Peggy Platner and her team created a “Gentleman’s” Office and Bathroom fit for a “Mad Man” and inspired by the style and sophistication of the 1950′s and 1960′s.

Incorporating their passions for working with local artisans and use of fine, customized materials in their projects, all walls and ceilings of the Office and Bathroom are covered in hand-applied Venetian plaster, featuring hand-blown glass light fixtures in both rooms, as well as meticulously planned and placed Carrera marble slabs throughout the bathroom.

Each piece of furniture is custom-designed by Platner & Co., who have been creating custom furniture and architectural details for over a decade. The collection of Art Deco and Mid-Century furnishings include a natural walnut executive desk and cabinet finished in a high-gloss resin with antique brass details, a finely tailored reading chair upholstered in Hermes slate-blue fabric with the fashion house’s iconic horse-bit pattern, as well as a solid brass rolling bar cart and wall mirror.

A finely curated collection of period antiques sit alongside their custom furnishings watched over by lithographs from ’70′s op-art pioneer Karl Benjamin and photographic work from Lillian Bassman. Platner & Co. has created a space that is innovative and contemporary yet reflects the energy and feeling of the era from which it is inspired.

After an exhilarating three months of construction and design by the over 20 design teams involved, the Pasadena Showcase House has opened its doors to the public for tours Tuesday through Saturday, ending on May 19th.  Tickets cost $35 with all proceeds going to support the work of The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts as it brings arts education opportunities to youth across Pasadena.

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