The Luxe Life: Susan Manrao

The L.A. connoisseur of style talks about the objects of desire currently on her radar
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Age:
37
Lives in: Santa Monica
Works at: Susan Manrao Design
Profession: Experiential Design
Personal style: “Indie luxe. I like the idea that vintage and avant-garde can also be professional and sophisticated.”


bulbs
“These hanging bulbs by Lee Broom are as gorgeous as Baccarat crystal.” $295 each at A+R, Mid City, 323-692-0086.

book
“ Visionaire’s limited-edition magazines are pure creativity. I’m looking forward to No. 64 in particular.” $304 each at barnesandnoble.com.
hat
“I call this ‘Anaïs’ straw cloche by my favorite milliner, Karema Deodato, my winter hat. Well, winter by L.A. standards anyway.” $299 at karemadeodato.com.

scarf
“Ink & Tailor’s ‘Hurricane’ scarf reminds me of my teens, when I rode the rides on the Santa Cruz boardwalk.” $220 at the Studio (MDR), Marina del Rey, 424-228-4265.

pillow
“A zillion colored threads went into this meticulous Aubusson-weave pillow from Alexander McQueen. It is truly a spectacular piece.” $895 at the Rug Company, Beverly Grove, 323-653-0303.

bubblegum
“These hand-blown glass ‘Bubblegum’ paperweights by Esque Studio are the perfect irreverent desktop accessories.” $180 each at shop.esque-studio.com.