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Cozy or cool, sales abound

August 23, 2008|Barbara Thornburg and David A. Keeps

WHETHER your taste runs to a modern chair upholstered in a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print or wooden deck furniture with striped cotton sling seats, summer sales abound. We've listed a few below; for additional photos and helpful links to websites, go to latimes.com/home. There you'll find a longer version of this report, with the scoop on the annual storewide sale at Liz's Antique Hardware and deep discounts on lamps through YLighting and its sister website, Croft & Little.

European modern

The Diva Group of adjacent stores is holding its annual sale through Aug. 31. B & B Italia and Cassina showrooms are offering a 25% to 50% discount on in-store merchandise and 20% off all new orders. At Cassina, a floor sample of designer Piero Lissoni's Mex Cube sectionals -- four down-filled pieces in a creamy-white linen plus an orange ottoman -- is reduced to $13,027 from $20,041. 8815 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 278-3292; www.cassina.com.

At B & B Italia, the Metropolitan chair and ottoman (available in tan, gray, black or white) designed by Jeffrey Bernett, normally $6,917, is on sale for $5,188. 8801 Beverly Blvd.; (310) 278-3191; www.bebitalia.it.

Around the corner at Kartell, the manufacturer of plastic contemporary furniture, all in-stock items are 15% off. A $950 Mademoiselle chair by Philippe Starck with a Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print fabric is marked down even more, to $665. 313 N. Robertson Blvd.; (310) 271-0178; www.kartellus.com.

The Alessi showroom sports playful bath, kitchen, tabletop and bar accessories. It's offering a 10% discount on in-stock items and new orders and up to $30% off on select display items. A Juicy Salif juicer, left, will be marked down to $65 from $85. 301 N. Robertson Blvd.; (310) 276-7096; www.alessi.com/en.

Luxe riffs on beach bohemia

From Saint Bart's to Santa Monica, Christiane Celle's Calypso stores feature furnishings with a luxurious, boho-beach sensibility. In anticipation of fall arrivals, the Calypso Home store at the Brentwood Country Mart is offering 40% reductions on furniture by Bungalow 5 and Oly, 30% off handmade textile-print ceramic dinnerware by Terrafirma, and seasonal markdowns on bedding by John Robshaw.

Best buy: Folding deck chairs with vibrant, striped cotton sling seats woven on antique looms by Les Toiles du Soleil are reduced nearly 60%, from $165 to $69. The bone inlay chairs shown here, normally $1,940 apiece, are now $1,164. (310) 587-0703; www.calypso-celle.com.

Also at the Brentwood Country Mart: Organic Turkish cotton bath and beach towels in colorful stripes and herringbone patterns, formerly $92, are now $55 at Turpan, (310) 451-9500. Striped cotton place mats are $8 on a half-off table also featuring plates, glasses and picture frames at the Brentwood General Store, (310) 394-9225.

Find them all at 225 26th St., Santa Monica.

Cool and contemporary in Silver Lake

Living Room, the eclectic emporium of contemporary furnishings, is having a sale Aug. 30 and 31. Everything in the store and its parking lot will be 10% to 40% off. That covers art and custom orders too, including concrete tables and benches. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. 3531 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A.; (323) 665-5070; www.livingroomhome.com.

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