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Husband and wife team Maurizio and Kathleen Almanza take regular trips to their house in Rome, which they use as a base, to scour the continent for unique antiques, accent pieces and architectural elements.

Kathleen White Almanza, a former Hollywood set designer, has long called Italy home and knows how to find every fabulous flea market and estate sale.

Don't expect a typical dusty antique shop: Eccola stocks extraordinary centuries-old pieces but also gives a whimsical nod to modern design.

Eccola is Italian for here it is and it is the eponym of this Hollywood showroom that is filled with eclectic imports, Italian modern and a smattering of custom contemporary pieces.

The merchandise in-cludes pieces by Gio Ponti, Franco Albini and Osvaldo Borsani, as well as Italian and Spanish foosball tables from the 1950s and Soqquadro tables by the architect Raniero Aureli.

Kathleen White & Mau
picture by Bethany Nauert