Who we are.

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

-Frank Lloyd Wright

Slowly sloping towards the ocean, Los Angeles is a bazaar of curiosities, marvels, and sun-soaked fantasy. But cradling this dream by the beach, acting as segue from the make-believe to the reality of the surrounding deserts is the Chaparral. It is a landscape in between. It is from this terrain and culture that Chaparral Studio fashions it projects into reminders of these possibilities.

A creative studio based in Los Angeles, California – Chaparral Studio weaves together nature, a sense of humor and an ethical approach to design. The studio creates and designs both objects and landscapes. Learn more about what we offer on our services page.

Bianca D’Amico studied art, receiving a BFA from Otis and an MFA from CalArts. Her affinity for playing with plants, a few of which are like her, native to California, led to creating terrariums, floral design and landscapes. With a prominent feminist agenda, hands-on-can-do attitude and an obsession with sustaining a studio based lifestyle D’Amico founded Chaparral Studio in 2012.

When not in the studio or on a job site Bianca can often be found hiking or driving her truck off road seeking adventure with her trusty companion an Australian Shepherd named Joni Mitchell.

Bianca D’Amico (& Joni Mitchell)
Artist / Founder


leaning

Maite Quílez D’Amico
Garden Designer / Creative Collaborator

As a small child, Maite D’Amico moved from Bilbao, Spain to South America. It was in the lush and verdant Venezuela that her nascent fascination with nature began.

In Los Angeles, she followed in her father’s footsteps and carried her own sharp sense of aesthetics and design into the role of Art Director, Creative Director, and ultimately, management of an agency.

The intricately dovetailing amalgam of mountains, beach, and desert that forms Los Angeles always provided a respite from the stresses of advertising and an inspiration for creation and play in her own garden – both a laboratory of experimentation and a constant source of awe.

Bringing together these passions, sensibilities, and skills, Maite continues to listen to and understand what thrills or what soothes people. In her new turn as a Garden Designer, she is now excited to help tell someone’s story in their own surroundings.

 

Elsewhere.

press & blog mentions

chic mama la gift guide / 2013
la times handmade holiday gift guide / 2013
la i’m yours / artistic environmental retail / 2013

the wash / girl crush / 2013

justina blakeney / on my radar / 2013
apartment therapy / meet the maker / 2013
emma dime / lovely lady
/ 2013
daily candy / spring 2013 LA wedding guide
100 layer cake/ the cream los angeles part 1 /2013
100 layer cake/ the cream los angeles part 2 /2013
100 layer cake/ the cream los angeles part 3 /2013
100 layer cake/ the cream los angeles part 4 /2013
emma dime / chaparral studio / 2013
justina blakeney /chaparral’s lady caves / 2012

smashbox studios / the weekend round up / 2012

 

 

Services.

SHOP

Each object in our shop is lovingly hand made in our Los Angeles studio or carefully hand picked. The collection ranges from jewelry to accessories for either your person or habitat. Our wares highlight a California-centric humor and political edge glazed with our insatiable love of nature. As a finishing touch each and every piece is presented with thoughtfulness to be gifted or personally cherished.

Custom gifts are a common and welcome request. Get in touch to learn more about how we may be of service.

WHERE TO BUY

Visit our online shop here.
Check out our list of stockists for a nearby location.
On occasion we do a pop up or host an open studio sale.
Join our mailing list below or follow our instagram account for more information.

 

GARDEN DESIGN

Whether your garden is a large plot of land or a small patio in need of some potted elements consider our garden design services. As a collaborative team, as mother and daughter we tackle your garden needs and dreams by accounting not only for the horticultural details that can sustain our warm southern California temperatures but will entice you to consider your outdoor areas as a destination for entertainment, relaxation, play or all of the above.

Our designs emphasize the use of drought tolerant and California native flora. We are invested in creating habitats that address your use or desired use of your space while supporting the surrounding eco system.

Beyond plants we can also be called upon to seek out furnishings, lighting and hardscape elements.

We are very proud of our friendly and experienced team and also offer maintenance services to keep that green space lush and happy. 

To see our most current garden projects follow along on our garden design dedicated instagram account and / or check out our pinterest board portfolio of gardens we have designed.

PLANT DESIGN & STYLING

Bringing plants indoors has been scientifically proven to be both beneficial for your personal health and  the environment. Not sure who to pick or where and how to include plants in your homestead, place of business or headquarters? That is where we come in.  We can introduce you to a whole new world of indoor gardening by curating and installing plants for your interior spaces that will not only satisfy your need for green with a designers touch but we carefully consider your spaces potential and make considerate and educated choices that are honest and will thrive.

Detailed plant care instructions and / or plant care services are also available.

For arrangements of flora less permanent consider our styling and art direction. We boast a wealth of experience, knowledge and resources for attaining interesting materials and concocting intriguing arrangements for projects ranging from shop windows to commercial spaces, projects and events. A handful of our previous clients and collaborations are listed below.

clients / collaborations / events

aesthestica events
atx
bash, please
caraevents
cartier
the cream
coachella
dwell on design
disney / abc television group
eastside handmade
826la
firefly events
flo design studio
found rentals
gagosian gallery
global green
gravillis inc.
h&m
hulu
jennifer lopez
laure joliet photography
lunafest
madewell
maker city la
makeready
maybelline new york
nve: the experience agency
one kings lane
open house la
partners and spade
people magazine
pop tv
rachel allen architecture
shades of green
shondaland
showtime
skechers
smilebooth
soho house
target
unique la
urban palate
warby parker
west coast craft
west elm
women’s center for creative work: wccw

 

Say hello.

contact@chaparral-studio.com

P.O. BOX 50964 Los Angeles, CA 90050