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by Julie Wolfson

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Designer and artist Leila Fakouri seems to constantly percolate with ideas. After several years of successful events and projects at Madrone Lounge in San Francisco, Fakouri recently headed to Los Angeles, creating a whimsically magical space downtown to let her imagination run wild at her new company, Madera Design.

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Hidden away on Central Avenue near the 10 freeway, entering Madera Design House feels like walking into a dreamland. Vintage and contemporary elements, saturated color, and unique objects fill very corner. Fakouri's transformations of figurines with monochromatic paint, light sculptures created from moss and restyled vintage furniture with photos embedded into the surface make for visually-electric and unusual decor.

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Madera Design offers multimedia design for events, installations, commercial spaces, films, sets, and photo shoots. They also rent their downtown space for events. A framed wallpaper wall houses a large screen for films, a kitchen allows for food preparation, and there's enough eye-popping imagery for photos shoots galore. Madera Deisgn hosts art shows and multimedia performances as well, turning the space into an oasis of creativity in the industrial neighborhood. With the motto, "Living IN Art", Fakouri brings her dreams to life.

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