DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made

Posted By Jill Seidner | Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Looking forward to taking part in an Instagram takeover for the West Hollywood Design District this coming week, featuring a "Day in the life of". In anticipation of the annual DIEM event taking place November 14th, I will be posting some of my favorite design finds as a supporter of the WeHo Design District.

You can follow @WehoDesignDistrict ‪#‎DIEMevent‬ on Instagram on October 22nd.

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The Langham, Chicago

Posted By Jill Seidner | Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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On a recent trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened The Langham, an exquisite luxury hotel located at 330 Wabash (home of a Mies van der Rohe designed building). I have been a fan of the architect since my days in design school. The landmark building is located in downtown Chicago adjacent to the river, 52 stories tall, and boasts over 300 guest rooms and suites. The second floor lobby (pictured above) is a testament to simple refined elegance.

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A sitting area in the lobby with floor to ceiling windows with a view toward the river and downtown buildings.

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A sculptural ceiling statement.

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The interiors of Travelle, the hotel's restaurant, features a bar and lounge overlooking the river, and a dining room on the opposite side.

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The interiors of Travelle, a great nightlife spot, where I spent an evening hanging out with friends for drinks and food.

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The hotel room suites are contemporary, yet classic lines, of understated elegance.

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The entry features full height closets and a vanity.

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Sophisticated furnishings, neutral colors, and pattern such as the links in the carpet and bedding create a timeless look.

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I was in awe of the bar cabinet which features a tilt out for the coffee (happy to find my Nespresso addiction here!), a concealed bar fridge below, and the cabinet and drawers on the sides are stocked with all the hotel amenities you could ever want!

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The well-appointed bathroom features a wall mounted Geberit toilet, dual Kohler sinks, and Zucchetti bath fittings.

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The bathroom vanity with dual Kohler sinks and wall-mounted Zucchetti faucets.

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The walk-in shower is completely walled in minimalist stone with both rainhead and detachable shower sprays and a sleek minimal linear shower drain.

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A seperate WC features the Geberit Monolith toilet.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

Thank you to Edelman PR and Geberit for the opportunity to experience The Langham.

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And had a fun time hanging out at Travelle restaurant at The Langham with LA friend and actor, Declan Joyce.

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Off to High Point We Go!

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

After a whirlwind week speaking at the Fall Market Days at the D & D Building in NYC, it's off to High Point Market! So hard to believe that it's already that time of year again. I'm so excited to see what's new from some of my favorite vendors, discover new vendors, and of course reconnect with all of my fabulous designer friends from around the country!

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It's an action packed schedule as always! I'm thrilled to be speaking at the Antique & Design Center about my design aesthetic Modernique®, blending the old with the new, revealing the delight in unexpected pairings. I'd love for all of y'all to join me! Sunday, Oct 19th at 1:45pm EST. Find out more details here.

Hoping a get a chance to sneak away and shop around the Antique & Design Center as well! That is always one of my first stops. Gotta get there before all the one-of-a-kind goodies are snatched up!

 

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Next up, I'm joined by my amazing cohorts--Designers Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage and Timothy Corrigan, and the fabulous Crystal Palecek, founder and editor of Rue Magazine.

We will be sharing our "Tales from the Trenches" --How best to navigate your business and deal with design challenges & tricky clients, as well as how to best navigate High Point Market!

Looking forward to what's sure to be a lively discussion with this group:) Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct 20th, 9 am EST.

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So many showroom parties and people to see. Hope to see you in High Point!

Xx, Julia

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Back to the Big Apple!

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Tuesday, October 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

I had the extreme pleasure of speaking at the Decoration & Design Building in NYC earlier this year about my design aesthetic Modernique, and I am SO honored and thrilled to returning to the D & D next week!! This time, it's all about FASHION and INTERIOR DESIGN. Two of my fave things. As part of their Fall Market Days, I will be joined by amazing fashion designer Ralph Rucci and Barbara Bundy, VP Education at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for From the Runway to Residence, for a panel discussion exploring the intersection of fashion and interior design.  And who better to moderate than Mieke ten Have, Home Editor at Vogue magazine.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 11.22.59 AMFashion and interior design always go hand in hand, inspiring and forming each other, and creating great synergy. Whether it is color, patterns, textures, materials…this list could go on and on…fashion and interior designers often share the same fabulous taste in style-and sometimes blurring the lines between the two!

I noticed several similarities in trends from Ralph's latest fashion show and one of my favorite pillow vendors, Pyar & Co….

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Designer Proenza Schouler was right on target with Pyar's new fringed pillow as well!

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I do LOVE me some Louboutin as well….These fab heels go right along with the fabric I chose to reupholster these antique french gilded chairs in my Chicago Showroom

Of course I can't resist a pop of hot pink in any space! Do ya like the pink ottoman in a recent North Shore project of mine? Kind of crushing on those shoes too….

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Fur is a huge trend in both fashion and design….I sported some in a recent project in the entryway for some whimsy + surprise.

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And the same similar vibrant colors can often be seen both in the rooms that I design and the runway!

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And last, but certainly not least…in one of my latest projects were these ah-mazing fringed chairs from Bradley! I cannot even tell you how excited I am for my Fringe Lanvin bag this season :)

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I can't wait to talk more fashion and interior design with my esteemed cohorts at the D & D on Thursday, Oct 16 at noon.

Space is limited and reserving a seat a huge plus. For more information, visit the D & D here. Hope to see y'all there!

Then up next, High Point Market. It's going to be a whirlwind October fer sure.

XX, Julia

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Blog Tour California: It's Coming!

Posted By Jill Seidner | Monday, September 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Welcoming another Modenus adventure, this one is not just a city, but an (almost) entire state: California! As a native of Southern California, I couldn't be more thrilled to welcome a group of international bloggers and designers. As an alumni of both Blog Tour London and Blog Tour NYC, along with taking part in hosting last year's Blog Tour LA group, I am looking forward to meeting up and attending many of the events taking place here in LA in just the few days the group will be here, before they head up the coast for some amazing activities! Welcome Blog Tour California! (Blogger profiles here) For a highlight of what Modenus has planned for the roadtrip that will be Blog Tour California, you can read the latest post here. For me, I am looking forward to attending the WestEdge Design Fair for it's second annual show here in LA, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. There will also be events in LA hosted by sponsor DXV (who hosted us on Blog Tour NYC too) and Miele. The aptly named BlogToberFest will also be taking place at WestEdge to welcome the bloggers.  

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For all the latest, follow along on Twitter @Modenus with #BlogTourCali and #BlogToberFest

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Design Resource: HomeByMe

Posted By Jill Seidner | Monday, September 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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I was recently introduced to a site called Home.By.Me, a free online resource for creating 3D design where you can create your entire home in 3D and experiment with thousands of products and textures before sharing your projects with friends and experts.

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The program allows you to import plans (already drawn) or develop your own plans using the software.

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It also allows you to select furniture from top designers and manufactures, to scale in with color for a realistic look of your potential conceptual design.

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The download also offers the ability to adjust the time and date to simulate seasonal sunlight changes.

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In addition, you can export image files to share by email and social media or even view in 360 degree.

For more info, visit the site for a tour and free download.

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A Visit to Kohler

Posted By Jill Seidner | Friday, September 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Looking forward to attending the 2014 Kohler Blogger Conference early next month in Kohler, WI. We have been invited to stay and experience The American Club, a resort owned and operated by Kohler. In addition we'll have the opportunity to experience the latest products from Kohler, including a factory tour of the Kohler Design Center. I am looking forward to connecting with several of the other bloggers that I know will be in attendance - and a first time ever visit to Wisconsin! (But first I'll be starting off with a visit to Chicago where I will meet up with Julia, our Chicago-based blogger, and a visit to her design studio!) More to come on the blog!

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