Light My Way

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 31, 2009 | No Comments | Category: Lighting

A client was in need of a new light fixture for her nondescript narrow stair landing, a hanging fixture from the ceiling. Her look and style is Contemporary Asian. Here are some unique finds that can work in a narrow landing and have a streamlined Asian look.

Reed Pendant from Y Lighting.

Koshi Pendant from Y Lighting.

Pendant from Lighting Universe.

Pendant from Lighting Universe.

Coco Bead Pendant from Modern Dose.

Teardrop Lamp from Spacify.

Bamboo Tranquility Pendant Chandelier from Lamps Plus.

The George Nelson Triple Bubble Lamp Fixture by Modernica available at Velocity Art And Design.

Textile Art is currently selling their Marimekko Collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics from $29.99-$34.99/yard. They are printed with fade and mildew resistant dyes and can be used for upholstery. The collections feature color combinations of blues, citrus, reds, and neutrals.

New LuLu DK Fabrics

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 26, 2009 | No Comments | Category: Fabric

New LuLu Dk Fabrics!

WestWeek ’09!

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 25, 2009 | No Comments | Category: Events

If you live in LA, WestWeek starts tomorrow and over the course of the next two days are many events, lectures, and showroom parties! For all the event listings, visit the Pacific Design Center website.

Hamptons Getaway

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 21, 2009 | 4 Comments | Category: Designers, Magazines

This home in the Hamptons is designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz and was featured in Veranda magazine. Many of the rooms I enjoy seeing as there are some refreshingly new ideas, finally something a bit different – especially of a traditional Hampton home (which are all very beautiful too). While the project retains it’s very “high end” look it also mixes in furnishings from some very accessible sources (which I’ve highlighted).
The living room with Noriega-Ortiz designed loveseats, back-to-back Room & Board sofas and daybed, Wisteria lamps.

The entry is stunning! Royale sheers, chandelier by Noriega-Ortiz, Country Swedish chair, Stone Yard table.

The dining room done in a saffron color with Crate & Barrel chairs upholstered in a Larsen fabric. The sideboard is from Room & Board.

The kitchen with plexi-craft barstools at the counter and Noriega-Ortiz designed the curtain of beads as a chandelier around the stove hood!

The kitchen eating area is a custom banquette which runs the length of the room. The tables are of black metal bases and plexi-craft white acrylic tops with Room & Board chairs.

The master bedroom.

The porch steps extend the length of the 40-foot pool.

The chaises are from West Elm with Sunbrella fabric.

All images courtesy of Veranda.

Pillow Talk

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 18, 2009 | 5 Comments | Category: Decor Accessories

So I was on a search for throw pillows for a window seat in a young girl’s bedroom when I came upon these great finds from PB Teen. Why is it my “last stop” is always the best find? After looking thru other sites, nothing really stood out to me – and then, of course, I leave PB Teen for last (I was honestly trying to find the more unique and different sources) – but alas, when my client is on a budget and wants to get something fast – this is the answer! I fell for these options.

For the sophisticated girl, Sparkle Medallion Pillow Cover $19.

Bon Bon Ribbon Pillow Cover $25 (my favorite).

These pillow covers are only $8.99! Look! One already has my “name on it!”

A few of these Pom Pom pillows are exactly what we need for the window seat. ($29.99)

And while you’re on the site looking at pillows, check out these cute chairs:
Ooh La La Armchair $199 (sale).

Grace Vanity Chair $149.

And last, but not least, look at this steal from Overstock – love this table lamp! Only $59.99 and it’s called the Celine Table Lamp. (Please don’t all buy them out – my client may need to purchase one!)

Green Envy

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 17, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Color, Holiday

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would delight in all things green. From a room filled with shades of greens, to accent pillows in moss, to a goldish green pendant…various shades of greens work for almost every room. More bold? Try kelly green – such a fun color! It’s okay to be green with envy…

Throw pillows from Design Public.

Dining chairs in green.

Paint color from Farrow & Ball.

Outdoor furniture from Smith and Hawken.


Bedding from Pottery Barn.

Drapery panels from Smith & Noble.

Kelly Wearstler designed bathroom at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.

William Sonoma Home hand woven ikat rug.

A pendant light from Y Lighting.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

French Beds

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 15, 2009 | 9 Comments | Category: Furniture

I was on a search looking for French style beds when I came upon this UK company called Frenchie Interiors that has some great collections of French style lighting, mirrors, furniture, beds, and other items.

All Dogs Go to Hollywood

Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 11, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Commercial Spaces

Ah, Hollywood. It is THE place to visit, is it not? Palm tree lined streets, sunny days, drinks by the pool, cruising the boulevard, hikes to the Hollywood sign. Who wouldn’t want to come stay in Hollywood? Even your dog wants a trip to that place they call Tinseltown. So in booking your dog’s next vacay, why not consider D Pet Hotels in Hollywood? The Standard, the Mondrian – so over! D Pet Hotels is a luxury resort and spa for the distinguished dog. The luxury suites include queen size beds, flat screen tvs, & extensive room decor. There is an indoor park, a spa, a boutique, and even chauffeured transportation. Heat exhaustion got ya – there’s a 24 hour doc on call. I bet your dog is just scratching to go!

The lobby. Lobbies of Hollywood hotels are always sightings for celebs. Perhaps one of those tv commercial dogs might be checking in for a stay.

The rooms look spacious and accommodating. (I wonder if they provide turn down service and leave a bone on the bed?)

An on site gym for those morning workouts. Perhaps your dog prefers to skip the treadmill and opt for yoga instead – he may just have to inquire about getting a yoga mat if that’s the case.

A little doggie shopping never hurt anyone. The hotel, of course, has it’s own in house boutique should your dog decide to splurge:

Rooms are going fast, so book your dog’s stay now at:

If you wish to accompany your dog on his trip to Hollywood, well, there is a motel up the street. For you.


Posted By Jill-LA | Mar 09, 2009 | 3 Comments | Category: Commercial Spaces

I so despise not only fast food but the look of fast food restaurants. I am certainly one to “judge a book by it’s cover” when it comes to the bright colors, bright lights, and icky interiors of any given fast food restaurant. Now that I voiced my opinion on that subject, I can actually move forward with saying someone is finally going in the right direction when it comes to fast food interiors. Thanks to NYC based Studio Gaia, the infamous McDonald’s is getting that much needed McMakeover. Take a look:

A communal bar is featured with the notion that they want more people to come into the restaurant (vs. drive thru) and have a more inviting atmosphere.

The chair colors still incorporate McD’s signature yellow and red.

The idea was to give the chain a more modern makeover, about making it more hip.

The concept was to use inexpensive, straightforward materials such as tile, fabric, laminate, and wood with the idea that simple materials actually look more luxurious than they really are.

Furnishings were specified from good contract sources such as Knoll, Davis Furniture, & ISI Furniture. Wall Graphics are from MDC Wallcovering, tile from Dal Tile & EuroWest.

I can name a handful of fast food restaurants who should McMakeover themselves too!