Pom Pom Interiors

Home decor is one of my absolute favorite things to indulge in, and it’s even better when you find a store that literally “speaks” to you. As cliché as that sounds, that is what happened when I first stepped into Pom Pom Interiors. The minute I walked in not only did my eyes begin to sparkle, but my heart was racing. It was like meeting the man of your dreams and all you could do is stand there and take it all while trying to hide your excitement. The white, silver, crystal, gray,  and wooden palette of the store was incredibly chic and all I wanted to do was scream and say how gorgeous everything was! Just from walking in you begin to feel like you’re in some sort of luxurious mansion but without the stuffiness and with a welcoming and friendly vibe.

Pom Pom Interiors impressed me in more ways than one. Sure, everything inside was eye-catching and desirable, but the energy of the store was exceptional. The staff is not only friendly, but extremely knowledgeable. As someone who asks a lot of questions, the lovely staff answered all of them with a clear passion in their voice.

After perusing the store for a good hour, I came across so many inspiring trinkets, and many to-die-for pieces, like soft-to-the-touch comforters, Eiffel tower napkin holders & basically a whole outdoor patio (furnishings & all) that I wanted to transport into my own home. By just walking into the Santa Monica Pom Pom Interiors store, I felt a rush of inspiration and that is one of the reasons why I love this unique store. Many interior design/home decor stores don’t have a welcoming and inspiring vibe that Pom Pom Interiors has.  Everything is separate and it’s almost like trying to choose a table as you would choose a suspect through a glass window in the police department. It’s not warm, and it’s not inspiring. Pom Pom Interiors is a store that is fully decorated and it’s done in a way that is elegant, classic and extremely inspiring.

Pom Pom Interiors is a family run business, which also adds to the appeal. You will usually find one of the owners in either of their stores and their helpfulness and warmth is one of the best parts about visiting this place.

Reza, Sam & Hilde Leiaghat

Thanks to Pom Pom Interiors for the Above Images

The day I went to check this hidden gem out, I fortunately had brought my trusted camera along with me. I took over eighty images, and as much as I would like to post them all, here are a few items that truly caught my eye, as well as the “I want to stay here forever” patio display that I wish I could be in right now as I type this.

Enjoy!

This gorgeous set-up needs to be in my future home.
How adorable Eiffel Tower napkin holder?
I could envision myself reading a good book here.

Hilde Leiaghat, owner and designer, was sweet enough to answer some questions I had conjured up. A special thanks to her!

How did you get into this business & what were the inspirations for the business?
I have always had a passion for decorating and collecting beautiful things. There is something special about creating that homey feel and it is something that has been a part of me since I was young. Even when I was in the restaurant business, I was always more concerned with how the decor looked than anything else.
Where did the name “Pom Pom” stem from?
Well, we were looking for a catchy name for a store and we couldn’t think of anything that stuck out to us. One night, I was reading the story of BaBar(the French Elephant) to the kids and one of his son’s name was Pom. The kids were not paying attention and asking a million questions and out of a little bit of frustration I kept on repeating the son’s name to answer one of their questions: Pom, Pom. Reza, my husband, walked by their room and thought it was fun and that’s how it came to be!
What is the concept for the Pom Pom stores? What makes Pom Pom different from other home decor/interior design stores?
Pom Pom is about bringing a fun element to your decor.  We never took it too serious. We always tried to pay attention to the fun and artsy aspect of decoration, while staying classy at the same time. This is what helped in the success of our business.
When we started out, I remember we had a dresser that had peeling paint on it. It was different. A few days later, the L.A. Times wrote a two page story about it. We always try to find special and original pieces, which always brings people back. Original, fun and well-priced are goals we strive for when looking for items for our stores.  We always focused on being high-end while affordable.
Where do you get inspiration for the pieces designed in the stores?
A lot of our inspiration is from our travels and European flea markets. We have found that flea markets often set the trend.
What trends are you currently seeing with home decor?
Reclaimed wood, the return of vintage original pieces and integrating unusual objects into your decor. For example we recently sold a vintage canoe to a loft in Downtown L.A.
What advice do you have for people when decorating their homes?
I recommend people to go with their gut feeling. Don’t be scared and do what they think works best for their lifestyle.
What is in store in the future for Pom Pom?
It’s impossible to predict what’s in the future. We have always done what we love and this has been and continues to be that for us. Only time will tell…
For more information on Pom Pom Interiors, check out their website & online store! Be sure to enter the promo code “pompomlefashion” for a discount when you checkout! 
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Store Locations:

POM POM – HOLLYWOOD

1401 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone:             323-851-1342
Fax: 323-851-1349

Email: Hollywood@pompominteriors.com

POM POM – BEVERLY HILLS

432 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone:             310-248-4440
Fax: 310-248-4441

Email: BeverlyHills@pompominteriors.com

POM POM – SANTA MONICA

1021 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica CA 90403

Phone:             310-395-0770
Fax: 310-395-7733

Email: SantaMonica@pompominteriors.com

1 thought on “Pom Pom Interiors”

  1. Nice review! I feel like I went through the store with you. I love the easy-breezy feel of the merchandise & the photographs both.

    Glad I found your blog today! 🙂

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