“Welcome to High Point”

Art at Chic Art

Lighting from Currey & Company

Art from Trowbridge Gallery

Christian May & Ginna Christensen at Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Showplace at dusk

Rare birds at the Antiques Center at Market Square

Collage from Younger at 220 Elm

Lighting from Circa Lighting / Visual Comfort

Fabrics and furniture seen at the suites at Market Square

At the Four Hands showroom

Fun times with friends: Me, Annie from Empiric, and Ginna from 27Ground

Architecture in High Point

Colorful cow hide rugs seen at the suites at Market Square

The courtyard at 220 Elm

Rick Springfield in concert during High Point Market

Press breakfast hosted by the High Market Authority, focusing on fashion and design

Tie-dye, seen at Skyline, at 220 Elm

Blog brothers separated at birth: Scot Meacham Wood & Christian May

Showplace at night

Chic Art, as seen at the suites at Market Square

Get your party hat, er, house on, at the Proximity Hotel

Antique & Design Center at Market Square

Blog Tour London bloggers reunite at the Halo Party: Cheryl, me, Christian

Lighting from Currey & Company

Chair from CR Laine

Area rugs from Marc Phillips

Old bank vault in the recently restored Radio Building in High Point

The suites at Market Square

It was great seeing so many designers, bloggers, and showroom friends alike at this past High Point Market! It was especially fun catching up with fellow Material Girls Chicago blogger Julia!

Images via Instagram,  @jsinteriordesign

On my recent trip to High Point, NC for the Fall Furnishings Market, I had the opportunity to tour 220 Elm. One of several clusters of large scale buildings housing showrooms, 220 Elm is located right in downtown to High Point. The building features four levels of showrooms under one roof, ranging from residential to commercial, and is a go to source for contemporary furnishings.

Just outside the main entrance to 220 Elm is a colorful courtyard filled with contemporary outdoor furnishings, a great place for visitors to congregate.

One of the showrooms located within 220 Elm is the Leif Petersen showroom, which carries a range of European brand furniture lines.

A credenza from the Italian company Antonella Italia has a unique shape to it.

Loved these cluster of pendants (mounted from a single canopy) which is featured over a dining table upon entering Leif Petersen.

These colorful chairs by Flux are a hit! They come knocked down, folded like an origami shape, made of strong durable polypropylene, and are suitable for both interior and exteriors. Although they are surprisingly comfortable, cad add a separate cushion for extra padding and color.

The showroom also offers several flooring lines, such as this rug collection by Linie Design, the thick pile shaggy area rugs in a range of colors are all handmade.

A line of casegoods from Sangiacomo features many unique shelving and wall units. This wall mounted unit with a flip down panel and interior lighting makes for a great bar, especially in compact settings.

A contemporary, versatile wall unit for tv and storage also showcases various lighting features.

These modular, stackable drawer units are really cool – can stack to your desired height and vary the openings.

A larger rectangular version, which also come in a range of colors.

Within some are a single drawer panel disguised as two compartments, maintaining the clean, simple, modern look.

A selection of lighting lines is featured through out the Leif Petersen showroom, loved these globe pendants.

Some lines within the showroom are great for specifying commerical projects, such as these cafe tables and colorful chairs.

A really fun line is by Miniforms, which embraces technology with casegood pieces featuring iPod docks, iPhone charges within a side table, and other tech hookups conveniently built into the piece of furniture. We all proposed their side tables with iPhone charges be located within the lobby of 220 Elm – it would become our go to place for charging up during market!

Thank you to Heinz of 220 Elm for hosting us for a fabulous lunch and an afternoon of showroom tours!

Thank you to High Point Market Authority for putting together another great market, as always!

[All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design]

The Fat Cow

Posted By Jill-LA | Oct 21, 2012 | 2 Comments | Category: Commercial Spaces, Designers

The Fat Cow, a new restaurant from Chef Gordon Ramsay, has officially opened at The Grove in Los Angeles. I happen to stop by recently to check out the very chic, rustic, industrial vibe interiors (designed by AK Design Network). The restaurant features communal dining tables, tufted leather booths, rugged industrial lighting with Edison bulbs, & details such as vintage wall decor. There is both indoor/outdoor seating, a bar, and the infamous “The Moo Bar” – a walk-up counter for old-fashioned style ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, etc.

The interiors of The Fat Cow, Gordon Ramsay’s latest restaurant to come to LA.

Vintage-y style decor line the walls, like this cow embossed glass window frame.

A cluster of individual bar height tables and stools are in close proximity to the bar area.

There are two convenient entrances, one facing the move theater side and the other on the storefront side, with The Moo Bar between.

Industrial chic lighting like these suspended crates creates quite a vibe for the casual dining spot.

Folded paper menus adorn the tables, to further set the tone for the ultra rustic atmosphere.

The menu is quite diverse, while partly English gastropub (Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie), it also features a range of entrees from Salads to Stone Baked Pizzas. Chef Mathew Woolf, formerly of West Restaurant and Lounge, which I featured here, is now the Executive Chef at The Fat Cow.

As I had come by for an early lunch, I opted for something light, the Beets & Burrata salad was fresh and flavorful. I am looking forward to coming back for dinner and have my eye on the Flat Iron Steak or the Grilled Organic Salmon (listed on the menu above).

Cozy leather tufted booths line one wall opposite the communal dining style tables.

The Fat Cow is located at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, Open Daily 11am-11pm

{Photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 17th Annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show Opening Night Party held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The event features over sixty prestigious national and international exhibitors and benefits the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Decorative Arts and Design Council. In attendance were both Hollywood celebs and designer celebs mingling together under one roof for a fabulous evening. (Click here for a link to the Getty Images.)

My date for the evening, Maison21 and I.

Reform Gallery, based here in Los Angeles, exhibited some fantastic artwork.

Always a fan of colorful abstract art, as seen at Reform Gallery.

More art and accessories at Reform Gallery’s space.

Vintage accessories seen at Joannes Lucas.

Loving this table lamp featured at Joannes Lucas.

Art and console in the space representing the LA based showroom, Habite.

One thing Maison21 and I agree on: we both loved almost everything in the Christopher Anthony Ltd space, a vintage store located in Palm Springs, CA.

A vintage bar cart at Christopher Anthony Ltd, pretty much puts every other bar cart to shame.

More fabulous finds from Christopher Anthony Ltd.

And yet, still more.

It was fun to see (& meet!) artist Lana Gomez in person. Emily recently featured Lana on the Material Girls blog (here)- we are a huge fan of her work!

Artist Lana Gomez pictured here in front of one of her large scale abstract paintings.

Dragonette, another Los Angeles based showroom located on La Cienega Blvd, featured a range of furnishings and accessories in their space.

A vignette at Dragonette.

A close up of a vignette showcased in Dragonette’s space.

JF Chen, a recipient of the 2012 Design Leadership Award Honoree, featured some dramatic pieces in his space.

“Newspaper” chair and ottoman, seen at JF Chen.

Lighting love, from Downtown, a La Cienega Blvd showroom.

Bejeweled encrusted boxes at Downtown (I spied Kelly Wearstler checking these out!).

For a full list of exhibitors, click here.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

Thank you to Period Media for including us for a fantastic evening.

I recently had the opportunity to attend a trade preview of Kelly Wearstler’s latest accessory line along with a newly added furniture line. The private event was hosted at her design studio here in Los Angeles. The entire line will be available on her e-commerce website, and most of the furniture is made to order. Here are some of the newly added pieces along with glimpses into her very chic design headquarters!

The entrance vestibule to Kelly Wearstler’s fabulous design studio.

One of the chairs that are part of her new furniture line.

A decorative light fixture featured in the entry foyer.

A vignette just off the elevator in the entry.

One of my favorite rooms: the conference room.

Large scale abstract art as featured in the conference room.

Another room off the entry for design meetings.

More exquisite lighting as featured in Kelly’s office, this one above the work stations.

Accessoires included in the latest decorative home furnishings line.

A fun tray featured in the line.

A colorful decorative box.

Loved the counter stools – and they are available for sale!

Chicest gift bags ever!

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

Since returning from Blog Tour London it has been fun catching up on all the blog posts the other bloggers have been featuring for the past few weeks. Each and everyone of us seems to have a different story to tell, a different angle, and all the variety of posts I’ve come across so far have been very interesting! Thought I would share a round up of some of the posts making the internet!

One highlight of the trip was meeting designer Marcel Wanders at a press breafast with Moooi. Lynn of Decor Arts Now featured her wonderful interview this week with Marcel here on her blog.

One afternoon, we had a little time off to go exploring. That day, I spent with Jennifer & Lynn. We had the best time together visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum followed by lots of walking, shopping, & dinner together. Check out Jennifer of Dec-A-Porter’s blog post on our visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum here.

Maryam of My Marrakesh featured a post on our wonderful brunch together hosted by sponsor Mr. Steam. She also featured a great post about our start to Blog Tour London and our time together as a group.

I enjoyed meeting and spending time with Robin of Urban Gardens. One of our first nights in London we attended an event together and after went out for dinner, talking and chatting like old friends! Robin featured a lovely post on our visit to Tom Dixon and Portobello Dock here.

Igor of Happy Interior Blog has included stunning images on our showroom visit to Blog Tour London sponsor, Lapicida. Check out the post here.

Nyla of Nyla Free Designs blogged about design junction, one of the many London Design Festival events we attended. Her post on trend spotting features many linear furnishings seen at the show.

James of Lighting Design by James Bedell highlighted some his best take away from Blog Tour London in this post. (Also a big congrats to James for completing the 20 mile hike along with Tim in support of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre’s!)

A few glimpses into the start of Blog Tour London is featured on Raina’a blog: A Stylist’s Life here. Love her photo (above) of The Gun, a pub where we had our first night’s dinner together.

If you want to know all about what a blog tour is – check out Patti of Chatti Patti Talks Design blog post here!

Vitania of Verdigris Vie has some great pictorial pics on her blog post titled London Story. One of my favorites is this picture of Jennifer exiting a London taxi cab!

Covering 100% Design, Cheryl of Design and Details features some design details from the show on her post here.

Last but not least, Rashon of Mr. Goodwill Hunting has some fantastic images from our brunch hosted at the Samuel Heath showroom on his blog here.

Blog Tour London: Still more to come! Stay tuned!


Thank you to Carmen at The Decorating Diva for featuring one of my room design’s in her latest Look Book series! To view the feature, click here – and to check out more Look Book features, view here.