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I am currently working on a project where the client has decided to demo the linen cabinets of an upstairs hallway and create a built-in desk in it’s place. ┬áThe space is on the children’s wing of the house and opens up to a loft playroom. I think this is going to be a great use of space! Of course, I had to go searching for inspiration…

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A compact work area (the inspiration picture my client likes).

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A small space maximizes a home office.

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A built-in nook blends seamlessly between this kitchen and dining space.

{via Simple Blueprint}

A converted attic space.

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A rustic chic wood work surface wall to wall.

{via Meet Butterflies}

A great use of space to accommodate a work area and window seat.

{via Elle Decor}

Dual work spaces and lots of room to display inspiration!

Happy Holidays!

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 26, 2011 | 3 Comments | Category: Holiday

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!

I spent the past weekend on Balboa Island in Newport Beach for a holiday getaway. On Christmas Eve, I got a special treat – I met fellow Material Girls blogger Emily who’s visiting Southern California from Dallas! Emily along with her husband Ben came to Balboa Island for a brief visit. It was fun to meet up and show them around a bit!

A Christmas Eve sunset from Balboa Island.

On Christmas Day I had brunch at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort (which I blogged about last year).

It was a really beautiful day having brunch overlooking Newport Harbor.

Despite the “summer like” day, the private beach at the Balboa Bay Club was empty!

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Here’s to 2012…Happy New Year!

(Photos by Jill Seidner)

This past Thursday evening, I attended the store opening event of west elm’s newest location on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood. The new 14,000 square foot space was designed by Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios. The event was packed with celebs and design bloggers alike, including Bri Emery, Emily Henderson, Amy Smart & Carter Oosterhouse – among others. A portion of the night’s proceeds was to benefit The Art of Elysium.

The very cool double height “living wall” features west elm signage.

One of the front window display vignettes, featuring this Chester Tufted Leather Sofa.

A festively decorated table setting.

Actress Amy Smart arriving at the west elm event.

And well, if you want a good look at Amy’s outfit – but I actually had my eye on Carter Oosterhouse!

View from the mezzanine of the retail space.

Host Bri Emery chatting with a guest.

The party ambiance & store view from the mezzanine.

Had a great time with my friends Morgan and Christian of Maison21!

{All photos by Jill Seidner}

Bathroom Basics

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 14, 2011 | 6 Comments | Category: Bed and Bath, Design Inspiration

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It seems as if bathroom remodels are on-going projects for me, having just completed a few with a few more in the works. In sourcing for inspiration, I often have to find bathrooms that are both functional and practical. Here are some that are fit the description!

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Glass subway tile, offset and installed vertically for clean, wipe-able walls.

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A simple, refined classic bathroom will always remain timeless.

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Clients often request plenty of storage, having a vanity with deep drawers & cabinets is practical.

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Roomy shower stalls with rainhead shower heads are a luxury…

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If room allows, open shelving facing the tub offers great storage for accessories & towels.

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A well lit bathroom is a must, this one offers flexible lighting in the way of a pendant, recessed, & sconces.

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An interesting solution to maximize space and accommodate a tub & (double) shower combination!

I’m a fan of fashion designer Tory Burch – and equally a fan of her chic flagship stores! The photo above is from her new Madison Avenue store in NYC – so glam! Check out some of her other locations across the nation – and globe!

The facade of her Atlanta location.

The interiors of her Dallas store.

A Philadelphia location.

A glam location in Dubai!

For the high rollers in Vegas!

Interiors of the Nashville, TN store.

East coast chic in the Hamptons.

Nothing conservative in this Washington, DC flagship.

Fits right in with Scottsdale, Arizona.

Last but not least – and local to me – the beachy vibe Malibu, CA location.

Be sure to check out Tory’s blog too!

{All images via the Tory Burch website}

Abstract Art

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 03, 2011 | 9 Comments | Category: Art, Design Inspiration

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Abstract artwork blends itself well in contemporary, traditional, & transitional interiors alike. I think it makes for such a sophisticated and eclectic mix!

{via Elle Decor}

{via Massuco Warner Miller}

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{via Everything Fab}

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{via 1st Dibs}

Last but not least – chair as abstract art!