Everyone knows I love Wearstler. She uses color combinations and geometric patterns that have me swooning. Add chocolate to the mix and I’m catapulted into a divinely unhealthy infatuation. Comparte – located at 912 S. Barrington Ave. Los Angeles is a jewel box of a chocolate shop.
Oceany greens, petina’ed coppers, marble greys – all accented by the colorful pastel, papered chocolate bars, and brass lighting and shelves. The grey marble, which lines the shelving nooks and spills out onto the floor like an accent carpet takes on an almost violet hue when paired with the green palette. The stores narrow footprint, and high ceilings feel La La Land magical – a tiny anteroom to a Versailles Palace. Instead of tea, prepare yourself for the frozen hot chocolate station.
It’s the prettiest palette I’ve set my peepers on in a while. Wouldn’t I love my next condo to feature this combo. Grey marble always makes me feel grounded. I breathe a little easier when it’s part of my scheme, the other swirls of paint are the watery jewel tones of my seaside dreams.
The display behind the receiving desk is a geometric sculpture inspired by Louise Nevelson. Born Leah Berlawsky in 1899, Louise and her family left Russia to start a new life in Maine. Louise found her way to NYC where she attended high school, and later The Art Students League she became known for her monumental, monochromatic wooden sculptures. Today she is considered one of the most important figures in 20th century American sculpture. Wearstler’s signature geometric patterns are not only a wonderful owed to Nevileson, but showcase her knowledge and appreciation of those that have contributed to our artistic heritage.