• Flash Art Sale at rumba

    Happy autumn! While we’re preparing for our next art exhibition (which will be amazing, by the way), we’re offering a flash sale on all in-house David Warren Gibson paintings. These resplendent figurative paintings and magnificent large-scale still lifes will be 20% off until Friday, October 17th. Previously a director, choreographer, and dancer, David studied at …

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Happy Favorite Color Friday! We’re celebrating our favorite color with this awesome vintage screen-printed linen Springboard fabric by Lucienne Day (b.1917) for Heal’s. UK, 1954.

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Another exquisite shot from Montreal photographer Ali Inay. A misty morning in the White Mountains featuring our favorite color in the woods and, better still, reflected in a beautiful pond. Happy Friday!

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Indeed, Francis. Indeed. Happy Friday, y’all!

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  • Welcome to Sunset Park, Minnie T’s!

    When I opened rumba ten years ago, I knew this Sunset Park neighborhood held a special kind of charm and, since I live in the neighborhood, as well, I feel strongly about championing my vibrant, thriving community. In recent years, Ocean Park Boulevard has become a Westside destination for shopping, strolling, eating, and enjoying, so …

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  • Vintage Piece of the Week

    Our Vintage Piece of the Week is actually a PAIR of exquisite beauties! Two metal frame chairs and ottomans, upholstered with a French linen. The word “stunning” does not suffice. These will be up on our site soon! But if you need them now, just give us a shout — info@kimbahills.com and 310.392.3103

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    How magnificent is this orange in a palatial building in Mexico? (source: Flickr)

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Nature makes an insane range of incredible and wonderful oranges, doesn’t it? Loving this collection of cut flowers from Floret, (a family-run “flower farm” and floral design company based out of Skagit Valley, Washington, they’re worth checking out Wishing you all a safe and lovely weekend!

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    How can you not adore this combination of wonderful shapes and versions of orange in this old school and classic punch buggy in Lubeck, Germany? Photo credit: Vancouver Sun

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  • Mixing it up at the rumba showroom

      If you know us at all, you can rely on our inevitable, inescapable desire to switch out our showroom space every couple of weeks. We love moving things around in the store, as well as the annex, and tend to reconfigure both spaces entirely within the course of a day, almost like a mini-SpeedDesign™. …

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    We love these gorgeous orange doors and window frames in Montreal. Photo credit: Ali Inay (http://inayali.com/)

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  • From White to Blue

    We love a good Before + After. You might recall our lovely client (and friend), the writer Kathleen Hughes, whose Jane Street, New York loft we designed was featured on 1stdibs’ “1stPerson Introspective” series earlier this year? Kathleen, along with her husband and their two kids, spends most of the year in their airy and …

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  • Cynthia Wick in Harpers Bazaar Russia

    Congratulations to artist Cynthia Wick for her inclusion in Harpers Bazaar Russia this summer! Her orange tree and pink cupcake iPad paintings are featured alongside none other than David Hockney’s woods. We happen to have several of her pieces at rumba, should you want to snatch up one of these beauties for yourself — here, …

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  • Happy 4th of July!

    rumba friends and followers and fans, we’ll be closed tomorrow (Independence Day) through the weekend and will open again at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 8th. Have a safe, fun, and relaxing weekend, everyone!

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  • Made in LA — our newest sectional

    Our sectional is, like all of our custom-made furniture, made right here in Los Angeles, where we’re a part of its creation from beginning to end. It’s built and upholstered by a small family business we’ve worked with closely for nearly a decade. We’ve custom-made our sectional for several of our recent (and past!) interior …

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  • Rock Star Status

    Enormous thanks to Havenly for including our Jane Street, New York SpeedDesign™ among their weekly top three Room Design Rock Star Awards, honoring spaces they feel “exhibit great style and creativity.” The Jane Street SpeedDesign™ was one of our most interesting and fun projects to date, utilizing both coasts to make a New York loft …

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  • Concepts and Colorways

    Thanks to Concepts and Colorways for including Kimba Hills Design as a “how-to” in their “Color of the Day” feature! Honoring Benjamin Moore’s Cotton Balls (BM OC-122), one of our favorite neutral, wonderfully creamy whites to use in our design projects, they share a photo from our SpeedDesign™ at the historic Sovereign in Santa Monica. …

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  • David Warren Gibson’s paintings at rumba

    I first spotted David Warren Gibson’s wonderful artwork on the walls of Caffe Delfini in Santa Monica Canyon over a year ago and he and I exchanged a few emails back and forth. Finally, after a recent visit to his studio here in Los Angeles, we brought a collection of his figurative and still life …

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  • New Spring/Summer Hours

    It’s a new season and therefore, new design studio hours! Our spring/summer hours are as follows :: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM Sunday – Closed Monday – Open by appointment only But don’t worry – you can always reach us via our website and email us …

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  • A few of our favorite (new) things

    In between several simultaneous SpeedDesign projects, a couple new (and fantastic) hires at rumba/Kimba Hills Design, and some traveling for business and pleasure, I’ve managed to do some shopping for amazing vintage treasures and bring some new pieces into the showroom. Here are just a few candid shots from the showroom and back house. (Note: …

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  • For the love of dogs

    This past weekend, the incredible photographer Sam Frost (whose work we have on display here at the showroom) came by for our 1stdibs photo shoot. As it often is after a SpeedDesign (which we’d just completed on Friday), the showroom was in a state of major flux, with new pieces being brought in and sofas …

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  • And for the men . . .

    Power tools? Another tie? New slippers? Worn out, overdone, uninspired gift-giving for your favorite dude on Valentine’s Day. Why not get uber creative and get something entirely one-of-a-kind and unique, perhaps equally as unique as the gift’s recipient? A pair of vintage teak Dansk salt and pepper mills, a cork and cardboard Frank Gehry wine …

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  • Our top five Valentine’s picks for your lady love

    We’re making it a bit easier for you to get something great for your lady love! Samantha Grisdale leather and metal cuffs and handmade clutches to stay well-accessorized; colorful Buddha bowls to inspire some zen (both of which are made here in Los Angeles); lush and lovely throws for staying warm on winter nights; works …

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  • Kimba Hills on HOUZZ

    What an excellent way to start the new year, with wonderful words on Houzz from some of our happy SpeedDesign™ clients. More kind words to come and we promise to shamelessly share them all with you. Included here is just a small sampling. And stay tuned for some big changes afoot here at rumba and …

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  • Seven days, one Manhattan loft, an indecisive writer, and a fearless interior designer (yours truly) tackle one of our fastest SpeedDesign projects yet!

    Our one-week Jane Street loft renovation, accomplished by sprint-shopping Manhattan, Hudson, NY, and Stamford, CT (with a bit of Palm Springs thrown in for good measure), was charted by the wonderful and talented writer Kathleen Hughes, a self-admitted chronically indecisive shopper, in 1stdibs’ “1stPerson” series! We’re so thrilled. And many thanks to Kathleen for her …

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  • Happy holiday wishes to you and yours

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  • LA Magazine’s Top Shops – The December Issue

    The December Issue of LA Magazine, naming L.A.’s Top 54 Shops, also features an “Insider Knowledge” conversation with high-end real estate stager and interior designer, Meredith Baer, wherein she’s asked “Where do you shop?” Her answer? “rumba in Santa Monica for midcentury everything.” *You might recall our spotlight in Meridith’s HGTV series, “Staged to Perfection,” …

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  • MIXXCENTURY features Kimba Hills as a MixxMaster

    I sat down earlier this month with Holly Palance, co-founder of MIXXCENTURY an online marketplace of wonderful vintage pieces from all over the world, for a little Q+A feature as a MixxMaster. We chatted about my first vintage purchase, my favorite vintage shopping hotspots, my “more idiosyncratic inspirations,” what makes a piece collectible, and much …

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  • See you at Saturday’s Sidewalk Sale and Trunk Show December 7th!

    We’ll have loads of amazing gifts to help you finish up your shopping early this year, as well as delicious treats and refreshments to fuel you through your Saturday. Party begins at 11 AM and ends at 5 PM!

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  • An Intimate Q+A with Writer/Artist/Creator Patricia Knop

    We are beyond thrilled to present Patricia Knop’s one-of-a-kind, semi-precious jewelry this coming Saturday, December 7th (11 AM – 5 PM). A painter, sculptor, screenwriter and jewelry maker, Knop is the sort of person who instinctively finds the passion and beauty in life and makes it tangible. Her necklaces, combining vintage Bakelite, jade Buddhas, and …

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