Genevieve Gorder's NYC Home

Posted By Rebecca | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We all know how busy the HGTV star Genevieve Gorder is designing fabulous spaces around the world but did you know that she's been working on her own masterpiece that she can finally call home?  For years she has lived in the top floor of a small Manhattan brownstone built in 1853 but when the unit next door became available it only seemed right to purchase it in order to combine the two.  Through many hurdles she was able to merge the spaces over an 18 month period, which for those of you who know, is a long time for what seems like a fairly simply project.  The results, which won't surprise you are fabulous and Genevieve has gladly shared some of her photos, decorating and space saving tips for city living:   - Optimize your kitchen space by building the cabinets to the ceiling and don't feel limited to only storing kitchen items in them - Mount televisions on the wall. It saves tabletop space and can serve as a centerpiece for a beautiful, eclectic art display.  She chose a Sanus full motion wall mount - Use reflective surfaces and oversized furniture wherever possible to make the space seem bigger - In rooms that lack natural light decorate with white and add neutral accents like grey and gold to keep it bright - Mix high end pieces with lower end finds to give the space contrast and a unique aesthetic  

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She chose to work with whites and neutrals in her bedroom to keep the space light and bright

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She added a fun swing and a few ethnic items in her daughters room

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Her office is also neutral because she's always working with patterns and colors which are easier to see and sift through in a white space.  As a designer you want a clean, stark room to work in

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Look at these fun tiles she chose for one of the bathrooms - some old and new combined always makes a space feel unique

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Her living room has a beautiful, rich charcoal wall which allows her to bring in fun objects and accents to play off it.  Her mix of materials - leather, metal and natural wovens give the space a fun and eclectic, cozy feel

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DIEM Opening Night Party

Posted By Jill Seidner | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment


The annual DIEM event kicked off last week with an opening night party at the Phyllis Morris showroom in West Hollywood. It was great to see design friends in anticipation of the next day's symposium events.


At the opening night party, with (L-R): Christian May of Maison21, me, Sara of Decorative Carpets / Lulu & Georgia, Ryan Farber of the West Hollywood Design District, and his girlfriend Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography.


And having fun with the boys, selfies with Joel of Cote Jardin Antiques and Christian of Maison21.


It was also neat to be featured last week on the West Hollywood Design District blog for my recent Instagram takeover in anticpation for this year's DIEM event, which you can read about here. Related Posts with Thumbnails

Sheats Goldstein Residence, A John Lautner House

Posted By Jill Seidner | Sunday, November 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment


I recently had the opportunity to tour an iconic home, designed by famed architect John Lautner, and referred to as the Sheats Goldstein Residence. The house was built between 1961-1963 and sits atop Angelo View Drive in Los Angeles. The original home belonged to the Sheats family and was then purchased by James Goldstein in 1972. The house blends with the landscape in it's organic form merging indoor and outdoor living. A unique quality to the home are the "drinking skylights": the coffered ceiling living room is pierced by 750 mini skylights. The home uses cross ventilation for cooling; there is no air conditioning and the floors are radiant heated with copper pipes. Exterior covered pathways lead to the guest bedrooms and the master bedroom, hence the indoor/outdoor living. The home is currently undergoing expansion work (a club and office spaces on part of the property), which is being handled by Nicolson Architects, the chief architect who has been working on the property since 1994.


The front entrance / pathway.


The living room, toward the entry.


A fully glassed faced living room with views to the pool and the city of LA.


A view of the city.


The living room juxtaposes the exterior.


The iconic roofline.


View from the exterior of the roof line and the living room.


The infamous living room.


The dining room and landscaped pathway beyond.


The master bedroom master piece: this is it from an exterior view.


And this it from the interior (i.e. bed facing!) view.


I was fortunate enough to get a shot in it.


Then there's the view from the master bathroom sink. Yes, SINK.


And the indoor/outdoor wraparound shower which leads to an open deck.


One last epic view from the tennis court.

Thank you to Architectural Digest and Cadillac for hosting us on an amazing tour. #DrivenByDesign

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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A Visit To Kohler, WI and Blogger Round Up

Posted By Jill Seidner | Saturday, November 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Kohler Bloggers Conference headquarted in Kohler, WI. We enjoyed two nights at the Kohler owned American Club Resort and got a behind the scenes factory tour in addition to visits to the Kohler Design Center and Kohler Communications offices.


The offices of Kohler Communications.


The chic lobby entrance at the Kohler Communications building.


Color, sinks, and faucets are all on display at the Kohler Communications headquarters.

Thought it would be fun to share some of the posts of the other bloggers that were also in attendance:


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Paloma highlighted our factory tour.


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Jeanne of Cozy Stylish Chic provided great coverage of the Kohler Design Center.


{image via Sketch42}

Love Sketch42's vintage then and now blog post!


"When in Wisconsin" - at Blackwolf Run with Josh of Sharp Communications.


Thank you to Kohler for hosting us!

{All photos by me with the exception of the blogger noted pictures.}

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The McKinley "As seen on Californication" House in Venice

Posted By Jill Seidner | Tuesday, November 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Last month I attended an event at probably one of the most interesting architectually designed homes, quintessential of California living, in Venice, CA. The home is more noticably recognzied as being featured on the hit tv show Californication. The architect is David Hertz and it is also his home. The event was hosted by Adorne, makers of switch plates and wall plates, that offer a seamless minimal contemporary design, a perfect fit for the McKinley House.


I truly felt very "at home" here!


Beyond the entrance is a living room, with a secondary "sunken" family room area.


Adorne outlets and switch plates are featured in the entire home, for a very seamless look.


A stair detail I love!


The switch plates installed by LeGrand and Adorne.


A fun art gallery wall featuring children's artwork seen in an upstairs hallway.


In conjunction with the interior courtyard, comprised of indoor / outdoor living spaces, is an outdoor bathroom with a sink and shower. The outdoor areas also include a full kitchen and media room.


Outdoor dining and music during the event.


The poolside area is great for entertaining.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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Swank City!

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Tuesday, November 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

I will admit it. I have an addiction to lighting.

Lighting is extremely important to my designs...It is quite frankly the ‘jewelry’ of the room. I LOVE a great statement lighting piece that adds a huge  ‘!!’ factor to the space. Another addiction (true confessions time) is for vintage murano glass. Put the two together, and how can one resist the beautiful, colorful, vintage pieces that Swank lighting offers??!

I am a huge fan of theirs, so when they asked me to catch up about lighting and my new endeavors, of course I said yes!

Check out the whole interview here where I discuss my inspiration for my new line of home furnishing's with Global Views.

I always love accenting my design projects with their gorg lamps. These envy- worthy vintage lavender murano glass lamps were just placed in one of my fave recent projects.

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 We had them custom mounted on mahogany bases and they were the perfect finishing touch within this dining room project that combined all of the right measure of Modernique touches.

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In this master bedroom project, I used a pair of classic designed vintage murano lamps in creamy white filled with gold dust. Yes, GOLD dust. I was tempted to keep these for myself, I have to say!

They are absolutely stunning! Late 20th Century--a classic iconic design, a la Barovier and Toso.

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An oldie but goodie, these amazing crystal lamps flanked the console vignette of the 2011 Infant Welfare Lake Forest Showhouse.

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And last but certainly not least, I just had to have these millefiori vintage lamps in my Arizona vacation home. Pretty perfect, yes??

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Check out the interview as I dish what I can about my new home collection with Global Views, arriving Fall of 2015!

SOOO excited!

Xx, Julia

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It's a Three-Peat!

Posted By Julia Buckingham Edelmann | Saturday, November 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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It's another BIG BI+D Day with the news that we are included - alongside some of the worlds best Interior Designers - within the latest Andrew Martin Interior Design Review! Woohooo! It is the third year in a row that our design work has been a part of this magical book. This time feels just like the first...such an honor.

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Founded in 1978, Andrew Martin International is a UK brand with global authority within the world of interior design. It is the go-to place for tastemakers in search of individual interiors with a twist. This influential 'Interior Design Review' book is now in its 18th year and is described as the "Bible for the Interior Design World."Every year, winners are hand selected from entries from all over the world. It is truly such a privilege to be recognized amongst incredible designers that I admire and respect so much.

The book is now published and on order, coming soon to the Buckingham Interiors + Design Showroom! Here is a sneak peek of the feature. I can hardly wait to have this book in my hands!

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Congratulations to all of my esteemed colleagues around the globe!

Xx, Julia

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Houses of Westwood

Posted By Jill Seidner | Friday, October 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Happy Halloween!


I love walking through neighborhoods and seeing houses. So, the other day I happen to take a stroll through a Westwood neighborhood, in the heart of Los Angeles, just east of Westwood Village and near to UCLA. The neighborhood still retains many of the orginal homes that were built between the 1920's and 1960's.


A beautiful original home with the highrises of Wilshire Boulvevard as a backdrop.


A quintessential Spanish style architecture with tall palms.


A charming Westwood home.


A traditional style decorated for Halloween.


Another Spanish style home, this one more modest in size.


A house on the hill.


Another charming traditional.


Homes in Westwood are in the spirit of Halloween.


All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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Cozy Up for Fall

Posted By Rebecca | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Fall has arrived and it's time to cozy up in a beautiful, warm bed.  I've been shopping for a lot of bedding for clients lately and I was really happy to find this custom designed line at ABC Carpet - Kerry Cassill.  Fortunately, they have a larger collection online that includes bedding, clothing, accessories, tabletop and more.  The patterns and colors are fun, bright and unique and all stem from Kerry's love for travel and fondness of Indian prints.  As most designers do, Kerry let's the world inspire her so she can create bedding and accessories for everyone to enjoy.  A few of her patterns are below but there's much more to see online.  











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A Visit to Buckingham Interiors + Design

Posted By Jill Seidner | Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment


On a recent visit to Chicago, I had the opportunity to meet up with my fellow Material Girl's blogger Julia at her showroom and design studio. While Julia and I have met up on several occasions (both in LA and at High Point Markets) I had yet to visit her in her base city. Along with our friend Lisa Mende, we spent a morning checking out the fab Buckingham ID showroom followed by brunch at SoHo House in Chicago - and had a great time all of us together!


The storefront view window of Buckingham ID.


A photo of Julia and me catching up in her showroom, captured by Lisa Mende.


Color Love: Julia loves orange and I love how this piece creates quite the statement in her showroom, against the backdrop of the white painted brick walls.


Accesorized shelving and shaggy colorful stools define Julia's Modernique style.


Showroom displays include table settings and fun industrial chic stools.


A colorful vignette.


A crazy fun skeletal chair! (And Julia has a cute story about how when the store alarm was once set off, the police dispatched ended up wanting pictures in the chair, that of course, after all was checked out and in the clear!)


Pattern on pattern, seating display.


The BID headquarters office space.


Buckingham I + D Showroom is located at 1822 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL


After our showroom visit, we headed over to SoHo House for an all girl's brunch! Thanks Julia for treating us!

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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