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Others on the local watch list

In a city that's all about keeping up appearances, these local trendsetters are worth watching this year.

January 05, 2006|David A. Keeps

Jane Hallworth: On her own, and in collaboration with Lisa Strong (www.studiocollaborative.com), the energetic British designer with a keen eye for prized Modern furniture has earned the trust and loyalty of the hard-to-please young Hollywood A-list. Lately she is much in demand for kitting out vintage trailers for actors on location.

Will McGaul: Where the Ivy League meets the Ivy at the Shore, you'll find this showroom designer for the Baker and Henredon furniture companies. He mixes East Coast traditional and West Coast surf shack chic. wmcgaul@ hotmail.com

Judith Lance: The Los Angeles partner of William Sofield, who redesigned hundreds of Gucci boutiques, Lance practices Couture Moderne -- customdesigned environments and furniture rich with lacquered surfaces, Lucite pedestal bases that make tables and chairs float and hardware that looks like pieces of fine jewelry. info@studio sofieldwest.com

Tim Clarke: Funny men such as Ben Stiller and Matthew Perry take Clarke seriously for rooms that are classic or contemporary with quirky accent pieces. With a new retail space in Santa Monica, Clarke has expanded his vision, offering a chic take on classic country looks. www.timclarkeinc.com

Molly Luetkemeyer: As a UCLA student, she interned with Kelly Wearstler and Antonia Hutt. In her own practice, she creates visually provocative Modernism with vintage furniture, Hollywood Regency wallpaper and accessories, updated rustic and ethnic elements and jolts of electric reds and blues. www.mdesignla.com

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