San Francisco Event

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 28, 2008 | No Comments | Category: Events

For any of you readers in San Francisco this is an upcoming event you may be interested in attending. After all, what better way to spend a few days after Election Day with your mind off politics to enjoy cutting edge design along with cocktails & hor d’oeuvres.

J’adore Louis

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 27, 2008 | 5 Comments | Category: Furniture

Our Marie Antoinette (pictured above) asked moi (yes, me personally) if I would feature the modern day buffet and wine rack she keeps in a chambre at her home in Versailles. Bien sur, how could I not submit a request by one of our very own Material Girls? (I was also a bit surprised, I must say, to discover just how much she drinks wine – albeit the finest – after a day among the rolls of les fabriques.)

Nevertheless, it is here: the “Louis XV Commode” she had commissioned from Axis Form Lab. It comes in plywood, mdf, or acrylic. (Marie opted for acrylic.)

Now, I understand what she means when she says “J’adore Louis.” C’est magnifique!

Sophisticated Halloween Decor

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 23, 2008 | 3 Comments | Category: Holiday

Leave it to Vivre to have the most in sophisticated Halloween decor. Everything from skulls, to gothic chairs, to a vertebrae lamp! If only I had an enchanting haunted castle!




Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 22, 2008 | 20 Comments | Category: Designers, Fashion

SO…Bravo TV’s show “Top Design” is now into their eighth week (Episode 8 airs this Wednesday), and although I’ve not been a faithful watcher (I just don’t watch that much tv!) I had to check the Bravo website just to see what Kelly Wearstler was up to – outfit wise, not design wise! (Okay, actually, I have to admit I did watch Season 1 but that was only because a designer I used to work for was on that show.) After seeing Kelly Wearstler’s outfits on the first season, I was intrigued to check back to see what she was up to for Season 2. No comment. But please feel free to leave your comments! 🙂

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

Episode 5:

Episode 7:

Just wanted to update the readers that Brocade Home has their website back up. (I reported a few weeks ago that they were redesigning the site and I had found their blog.) Thought I’d follow up with the news!


Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 20, 2008 | No Comments | Category: Books, Fabric

I’ve always been a fan of Lulu de Kwiatkowski’s line of fabrics and wallcoverings (see Lulu DK ).

Now she has a book out! It’s title is: LULU and it is a monograph of colorful, dreamlike, and autobiographical handmade collages. Lulu is also a prolific fine artist with an extensive body of work that has never before been published. Lulu’s artwork draws inspiration from her unique experiences, as well as from her travels all over the world. Lulu’s original multi-media collages combine painting, drawing, photography, and writing.

With a background in painting, textile design, and the decorative arts, Lulu’s work blends depictions of flora and fauna, with geometric studies of pattern and color. Memories often appear in the form of hand written text, as well as in portraits of herself and her family members.

These images are a glimpse from the book which is also available on Amazon or bookstores. Great coffee table book!

Angeleno Interiors

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 16, 2008 | 1 Comment | Category: Magazines

Very excited about the launch of the new magazine, “Angeleno Interiors.” Look for it soon on newstands!

LA Event

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 14, 2008 | 2 Comments | Category: Events

If you are a designer in the LA area, you may be interested in attending this event on Thursday. I just got the invite and I will be there!

Place Setting

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 14, 2008 | 5 Comments | Category: Dining Rooms, Uncategorized

Paper pop-up placemats? So cute! Decorating your table with these adorable placemats from Delight will surely add some fun to any breakfast room or kitchen counter. The placemats are made from 100% recycled paper, they are available in natural and white, and are 19″ x 13.” Cute AND fun!

Thomas Lavin

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 12, 2008 | 3 Comments | Category: Magazines, Shops and Showrooms

Just this past week, I received an email announcement from the Thomas Lavin showroom that the owner, Thomas Lavin, is featured in the October issue of Western Interiors. The Thomas Lavin showroom is located at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. I’ve frequented the showroom for quite some time now, and know Thomas since his days at Kneedler Fauchere. Love the feature of his home in the magazine!