Paint and soap are displayed in the bungalow's old laundry room.

Kaari Meng Moves French General to Los Angeles

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Ready for another change in 2003, Kaari moved her business to Los Angeles. "The Hollywood glamour from the 1940s and '50s was coming back to L.A.," she says, "and I wanted to be a part of that." French General is now stationed in a 1928 Spanish-style bungalow, where Kaari displays home goods of her own design on a French farm table, a coat rack, and even a washing machine. "We grew up in a house that was filled with a very eclectic collection of things my parents would find on their travels," she says. "I'm sure that inspired me."
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