Suzanne opened Hollyhock to sell all the things she loved for the home but couldn’t easily find in Los Angeles. That was over 25 years ago and since its opening Hollyhock has been an exclusive resource for designers and discerning shoppers. Originally opened as a neighborhood shop on Larchmont Boulevard, Hollyhock is now housed in a charming cottage in the La Cienega Design Quarter. Suzanne carefully chooses every item in the shop with a particular point of view, including wonderful, quirky pieces that can’t be found anyplace else.
“Hollyhock is very user-friendly,” Suzanne says. “You just have to be obsessed with the difference between handmade and machine made.” It has an eclectic mélange of 18th and 19th century antiques mixed with home accessories, art, contemporary furniture and books on interiors, architecture and living well.
It also features the “Hollyhock Home Collection,” Suzanne’s unique line of custom upholstery, furniture and lighting. It represents several international product lines, including the colorful handmade lamps and accessories of Christopher Spitzmiller, Frances Palmer handmade ceramics, William Yeoward crystal and furniture, The Lacquer Company furniture and accessories, Scanlon Apparati accessories, and Suzanne’s Lee Jofa fabric and rug collections.
In keeping with Suzanne’s commitment to supporting the cultural life of Southern California, Hollyhock is known as “the city’s liveliest salon”.