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In the Paint

Stephanie Elias Murals

stephanie elias murals!

You spent nine months agonizing over every detail of the animal-inspired nursery. Cut to three years later. Turns out butterflies are the only creature Sophie can stand.

If the writing is on the wall for your nursery decor, let Stephanie Elias transform the space with a custom mural.

After years of designing products for the likes of Pottery Barn Kids, LeapFrog, and Maclaren, Elias is returning to her artist roots, creating modern backdrops for kidlet bedrooms.

Big-picture planning starts by conferring with Mom and Dad. Once the parental units have set parameters, the real inspiration comes from a sit-down with the room dweller herself. Armed with your little one’s fantasy and taking cues from Japanese toys, Elias designs a dreamy mural before precisely painting it into place.

Created with zero VOC and nontoxic paint, the wall-size artworks are safe to wash with soap and water and guaranteed to please even the toughest critics.

No betting on the wrong horse.

Available online at seliasdesign.com, $800 and up.

this week in los angeles!

GIVE
The Fifth Night

What: Kids celebrate the Hanukkah tradition by donating a gift to a child in need.
Why: They’re never too young for a mitzvah.
When: Sun., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Vista del Mar, 3200 Motor Ave., at Manning Ave., in the gym. Info at 323-377-9733. Reservations (required) to fifthnight.org. Admission is free.

LEARN
Family Art Stops

What: Parents and kids (5 and up) view a single piece of artwork with a gallery teacher, then explore it more with hands-on activities like puzzles, drawing, and role play.
Why: Art’s a family affair.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 & 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Getty, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr., at Sepulveda Blvd. (310-440-7300). Admission is free.

CAROL
Holiday Sing-Along

What: The whole family lifts voices in chorus to Christmas and holiday tunes.
Why: Sing, sing a song, let the whole world sing along.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., b/t First & Second Sts. (323-850-2000). Tickets online at laphil.com. Adults and children, $33-$85.

Photo: Courtesy of Stephanie Elias

LOCATIONS
Vista del Mar
3200 Motor Ave
@ Manning Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
310-836-1223
1200 Getty Center Dr
@ N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-7300
111 S Grand Ave
bt W 1st & W 2nd Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-850-2000
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