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  • Valentine’s Day Trunk Show 2-11 & 2-12

    Because we LOVE our clients and community, we invite you to join us this weekend!

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  • Priscilla Woolworth Book Signing at Rumba

    On Saturday, December 12 (the day of our trunk show!) rumba will be welcoming a special guest: Priscilla Woolworth.

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  • Sweet Dreams: Bedding with Comfort and Style

    Even on the shortest, darkest nights of the year, a well-dressed room of cozy fabrics and textures promises to fill you with warmth. Winter’s subtle tones have inspired rumba’s new bedding collection—the perfect antidote to the season’s chill.

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  • Brass Beauty

    Amber leaves on frosty branches, orange flames in a stone hearth, caramel simmering on a blustery day…all these winter treats seem to live inside the golden tones of brass.

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  • SpeedDesign on Good Morning America!

    I’m just catching my breath from my latest SpeedDesign, which I’m honored and excited to have done on Good Morning America! The show offered me a challenge: turn a ho-hum Airbnb space into a wow—with a week-or-less timeline and a $500 budget. Love before-and-afters? Read on…

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Don’t fear using our favorite color in the powder room! Orange is a flattering, warm hue, complementing all skin tones, and isn’t that what we all want in a powder room? We also love the idea of salon-style hanging small works of art in a cozy little loo, as it lends great fun and sophistication. …

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  • How the pros do the Rose Bowl Flea

    Want to know how the major players in the design industry (dealers, shop owners, designers, and collectors alike) take on the 2,500 vendors at the Rose Bowl Flea Market? Check out my tried-and-true personal tips (as well as pearls of wisdom from the likes of Scott Jarrell of Hammer & Spear and Bianca Chen of …

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    Goodbye, October! Hello, November! In honor of this last FCF of the month of October, we’re featuring an orange-obsessed collage from Beth Hoeckel’s CHROMA series. Carrots and candles and bowties and more… Happy weekending, everyone!

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  • Favorite Color Friday

    This installment of Favorite Color Friday brings you an uber white apartment in Goteborg, Sweden, spotted on freshome.com. The bright orange runner in the kitchen is absolutely perfect! (in full disclosure, we’ve used similar runners in a client’s home before!) Hope you’re getting ready for a wonderful weekend!

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  • D I G I T A L opens at rumba on October 18th

    We’re thrilled to present D I G I T A L, an exhibition featuring the abstract work of artists Max Estenger and Steven Van Nort. The opening reception at rumba is on October 18th, from 5-8 PM and this show will be on view until December 12th. D I G I T A L combines …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Visiting Nashville: Part One

    Truman Capote once said, “Southerners always go home. Even if it’s in a pine box.” Having just spent a week in Nashville, surrounded by dear friends and family, great art and music and food, I get it. And while I love my Santa Monica life, I am still a Southern girl at heart. Within the …

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  • rumba in Angeleno Magazine

    I was one of Pressed Juicery‘s first customers when co-founder Carly Brien launched her vision of bringing health and nutrients back into our daily diets through juicing. Renowned for its delicious citrus, root, and green combinations and innovative cleanses, the shop has quickly become a success and opened locations throughout Los Angeles. I met Carly …

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  • Culver City SpeedDesign

    Just last week, what seemed like moments before our summer WAREHOUSE SALE was beginning, we finished a SpeedDesign™ job for a fantastic client in Culver City. The original meeting and floor plan was for the client’s Santa Monica Canyon home, but she relocated to this Culver City house, won over by its gorgeous outdoor space …

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  • Round Top, Texas (Part Three)

    Hitting the show pretty early, we immediately headed for Jimmy’s tent in the Excess field, excited for the much-ballyhooed unveiling of the new container. Upon arrival, we immediately sensed we were completely outnumbered. Not only was the owner of this particular entire field poised at the parked truck’s edge, hauling off leather club chairs and …

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  • Our smallest satisfied client

    Darling Matilda’s parents wanted to get their custom rumba Boomerang chair completed before Matilda entered the world, so last September we were choosing possible upholstery options with Nicole and Ian, promising to meet the deadline! Since all our custom pieces are made-to-order in Los Angeles, they had their beautiful Boomerang chair in Knoll’s gorgeous Venue …

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  • Round Top, Texas (Part Two)

    We were somewhat dubious about reaching Wellspring Retreat in the dark, given that the owner, Linda, had been out when we called for address confirmation and her sweet husband, Bob, answered the phone, momentarily unsure as to the bed and breakfast’s address. But with Tom Tom in hand and the power of the iPhone, we …

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  • Photos from the PS Modernism Show

    At long last, and with some goading and requests from friends and rumba lovers, we’re finally posting a handful of photos taken at the recent Palm Springs Modernism show! Many thanks to my friend Annie Pressman, who provided some serious comic relief, as well as being our resident photographer. Enjoy.

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