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The bolts of fabric beckoned Dean Jones when he walked through the Pacific Design Center, and his life changed forever. He decided to quit his job at a credit company and take the leap into the world of wall upholstering. Dean had studied international business in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles, where a friend taught him the steps of upholstering walls with fabrics: lining walls with strips of wood, stapling fabric-like silk or linen to the wood and hand-sewing the fabric panels together. Since 1989, Dean has upholstered everything from powder rooms to the Grand Ballroom of the Century Plaza Hotel, and has worked for luminaries including Cher, Tom Selleck and the Sultan of Brunei. And although Eddie Murphy's new house is now only a hole in the ground, soon Dean will be upholstering its walls.

941 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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M-F 10-5; SAT 12-5

Decorators William Sofield, Bunny Williams and Thomas Jayne browse this store, opened in 1977 by Joel Chen, for its wide range of offerings, including seventeenth-century Italian, eighteenth-century French Regency, nineteenth-century German Biedermeier, 1920s Art Deco and 1950s modern.

148 North La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
T-SAT 10-6

"Photography is the art of today," says David Fahey who, with partner Randee Klein Devlin, sells rare, vintage and contemporary photographs by 50 artists, including Man Ray, Irving Penn, Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts, out of a spacious gallery that mounts changing exhibits.

2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery A7
Santa Monica, CA 90404
T-SAT 11-6

Former independent film producer Peter Fetterman started a small salon-like gallery in 1990 to indulge his love of classic black-and-white romantically evocative, journalistic photographs by masters like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt.

2049 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Lime slices pressed against the inside of the vase and low, full arrangements of pink or white roses are signatures of the small New Orleans–inspired shop, which cares for the plants running down the center of Rodeo Drive.

1812 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Custom-made frames of welded-corner stainless steel and hand-carved 22-karat gold leaf are the specialty of this store that also stocks reproduction antique frames and original oil reproductions of antique paintings.
—Bart Boehlert 

Photography credits: Hahey/Klein Gallery (photograph © Tom Baril); Peter Fetterman (photograph © Elliot Erwitt)