I was recently introduced to the eBoutique: Perry Clark Home, an online source for unique finds and goods relating to decorative accessories, art, textiles, tableware, furnishings, & more. It’s an artisan influenced of well curated selections.


Some of my favorite Fall finds and gift giving items are their lush textiles and throws in neutral earthy tones.


I am loving these Kashwere Houndstooth Luxury Throws. They come in black / cream, slate gray / white, & malt / cream.


A worldly collection of art featuring architecture and street scenes are available.

Some of the unique tableware items on the site are these:


I like the rustic and modern look of these pepper and salt mill set. They are made from brushed stainless steel and acacia wood.


These “dash” and “pinch” salt and pepper cellars are cute too.



On the whimsical side these bicycle plates designed by Artisan Rae Dunn are available in four distinctively designed bikes.


The rustic theme flows into the furnishings category. This Farmhouse Dining Table is custom made by Sovie Woodworking exclusively for Perry Clark Home. It’s handcrafted of old growth pine reclaimed from a turn of the century barn in Northwest Ohio.


Last but not least, pretty scented candles always make great gifts!

For more visit Perry Clark Home.

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I’ve been using as a source for specifying art for client projects and using on client concept boards to convey how art selections will fit into a room setting. I recently had the opportunity to experience a new app from the SwitchArt app. A fun app that allows you to upload images (your pictures) to the app, select to be printed, & easily switch out with a magnetic backing for an ever changing art look.


“The SwitchArt app from Art.comSwitchArt is the simplest way to change out prints, often and easily, in the same frame. Watch a tutorial here to see how it works. The great thing about SwitchArt is if you want a new look, simply peel off the print and replace it with a new one in seconds. No hammer required. No need to buy a new frame.
The new SwitchArt App makes things even easier and allows you to bring your photo stream straight to your walls. Simply download the app, buy a pack, and begin uploading personal photos from their your camera roll, Instagram feed or Facebook page. Each pack includes a SwitchArt™ Magnetic Frame in the color and size of your choice, and a number of prints you select.”

Print’s line up of mobile apps for art selection and ordering.



One tool that is a great feature on is the ability to view different frames and mat features for art pieces. I use this for client project selections and screenshot the images for my concept boards. It’s such a great way to incorporate the right look into a room design – or helpful for the consumer trying to select the best frame option.


Incorporating art ideas and selections into a gallery wall concept board for a client.

“The SwitchArt app from Art.comSwitchArt is the simplest way to change out prints, often and easily, in the same frame. Watch a tutorial here (Please link “here” to:,AAAAMEmW8Lk~,3OBbkV8xdICO09fK59yGx_V4sQCb4c0P&bctid=4084766967001) to see how it works. The great thing about SwitchArt is if you want a new look, simply peel off the print and replace it with a new one in seconds. No hammer required. No need to buy a new frame.
The new SwitchArt App makes things even easier and allows you to bring your photo stream straight to your walls. Simply download the app, buy a pack, and begin uploading personal photos from their your camera roll, Instagram feed or Facebook page. Each pack includes a SwitchArt™ Magnetic Frame in the color and size of your choice, and a number of prints you select.”Have fun playing on the website! And if you ever need design advice laying out a gallery wall with your selections from please feel free to contact me!

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I was recently introduced to the online source of Fiber and Water: a collection of accessories, including wall art and pillows, printed on burlap. Hand-crafted in Maine, with many patterns having a nautical theme, I was instantly attracted given my beach and boating upbringing on the Southern California coast. So much so, I encouraged Phoebe of Fiber and Water to reach out to our local boutiques, especially those of my hometown of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Here are some of my favorite finds!

Love this coral pillow in teal.

The Reef Knot: Remiscent of my boating days.


A classic sailboat.


A collection of map prints are available in both pillows and wall art.

Of course, I had to find my home state.

Vintage prints are also available.


Monograms and custom prints make for great gifts.


For the dog lovers: cute pug prints.



Last but not least: I’m loving all the pattern prints!

A fun orange chevron.


For more, visit:

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Supermodel Karlie Kloss shares her first NYC apartment, located in the West Village, on a quiet street just a few blocks from the Hudson River. She enlisted interior designer Nate Berkus to help her create the chic look go her very first home.


The goal was to create a look that reflects her style, in relating to fashion, to mix and match the same way she does with clothes.




One of her favorite spots, she says, is the kitchen – where she has a passion for baking cookies. I love the multi-level / stairs to kitchen with the paned glass and tiny dining banquette.

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Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the crisp whites, the pretty yet vibrant colors, and the trends: florals are showing up in both fashion and interiors. Here are some great finds in you’re thinking of incorporating a little flower power into your home or wardrobe.


Floral Pillow via Etsy

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Monogrammed Plate via Layla Grayce

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Regina Andrews Mod Floral Accent Table

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Rose Knob from Anthropologie

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Floral skirt from JCrew


Coveted Louboutins

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co

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…or the simplicity of art.











It’s for you to decide.

Images via Pinterest.

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The 18th annual Los Angeles Antiques, Art + Design Show opens this week, kicking off with an opening night party on Wednesday. The show opens to the public Thursday, October 10th and runs through the weekend. I attended the opening night party last year as well as toured the show – have to say, it’s a great event and not one to miss if you are here in LA! For a recap of my coverage from last year, check out my post here.


The opening night party benefits the Decorative Arts and Design Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In addition a star-studded opening night Host Committee has been announced: Diane Keaton, Will Ferrell, Kelly Wearstler, Newell Turner, Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow, Suzanne Tucker, Clinton Smith, Kay Saatchi, Margaret and Joel Chen, Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Michael Boodro, Nate Berkus, and Liv Ballard.


This year’s event includes 43 participants (view a full list of exhibitors here) as well as panel discussions to be taking place in conjuction with the show. Design LA is a star studded panel hosted by sponsor 1st Dibs.


Looking forward to checking out this year’s new locatin: 3LABS Studio in Culver City.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the Los Angeles Antiques Show webiste here.

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I am very excited to be attending and covering Las Vegas Market later this month! I have never been (for market) and looking forward to seeing and exploring all there is to offer in the realm of furniture, home decor, and gifts. Las Vegas Market takes place July 29th – August 2nd. If you plan to attend, registration is now open and you can sign up online here.

In checking out some of the “First Look” previews on Pinterest – looks like there are some amazing decor accessories and furnshings to be seen, both the classics and the trends:


Loving the Spike wall mirror from Palacek.


The Tang Etagere is a great modern yet timeless piece from Thomasville Furniture.


The sleek clear crystal Genie Lamp from Robert Abbey.95f5eb0faff6b7c06c1f8f4205a88fee

Pretty floral rug with rasberry tones and light grays, by Feizy Rugs.

Stay tuned for more highlights of Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market! Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter with the hashtag #LVMkt

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High Point Market – that is!


This past Spring market, the Material Girls (along with other fab bloggers!) were invited to participate in “Suite Spot Tours” at the International Market Centers in High Point, NC. As part of the tour, we were each allowed to select vendors through-out the market suites to feature as part of our intimate guided tour:

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To highlight a few of the vendors I included on my tour (& some of my favorite finds!) – here’s a re-cap:

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Marc Phillips Rugs – always love their collection of area rugs, and especially the new unique artist designed rugs that I also featured here. One in particlaur was on display at High Point Market, the Obey Giant designed piece.

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Another collection I enjoy, is the graphic pillows from V Pillows & Rugs, a company based out of Miami, FL.

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Los Angeles based designer Kim Salmela is a new favorite – loving, loving, loving everything coming out of her product line – which you can view here. Kim was nice enough to share with our group her background and design collections for Spring!


…and when I wasn’t busy with my own tour, I went on over to another High Point building fave: 220 Elm to tour W. Schillig with my bestie: Maison21 (& shout out to him for a big help on my tour…let’s just say he helped “keep the pace.”) BUT here’s the thing: he gets to his tour, finds this super comfy leather sectional sofa to recline back on and tells me, “Now you go take the rest of my tour, I am staying put right here!” See how that works! (If you don’t believe me – well, the picture above tells exactly the story!)


Another showroom at 220 Elm I had the opportunity to visit (thanks to a friend of mine who was helping out there!) was Mat Orange. They have a range of rug collections (many graphic, and colorful) – one of which I absolutely love – pictured above.


In addition to showroom tours, I had the opportunity to attend a press tour for the Traditional Home Showhouse located in Greensboro, NC. The Adamsleigh Estate is a magnificent 15,000 square foot mansion that boasts 33 rooms and covers 13.5 acres which includes a lake, tennis courts, pools, gazebo, & five car garage. A handful of amazing designers transformed the home into one amazing room after another. Above is the powder room. For more info on the home and designers included, click here.


Next came the parties. Lots of them! One of the most anticipated was the unveiling of the new Stanley Furniture showroom. The entire two story space is stunning. The most exciting was seeing the work of our friends, Los Angeles based design duo Ron Woodson & Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design and their showroom gallery space for Stanley Furniture. Above is Maison21 and I photographing the gallery wall of mirrors which we loved!


Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield at the Stanley Furniture opening party with fellow blogger / designer Sarah Sarna.


While at the Stanley Furniture party, Christian of Maison 21 took a little time out to be interviewed by Shane Inman.


Next came the Halo party – always a packed house!


Between design events & parties, we stopped to take a few pics – or, in other words – wherever we saw mirrors! Like here in the courtyard at the Baker Furniture Showroom (with Ashlina of The Decorista and Edyta of Edyta & Co Interior Design).


And more mirrors! (Edyta, me, Ashlina)


We had a fun afternoon hanging out at the Younger Furniture showroom (located at 220 Elm) for the launch of designer Traci Zeller’s new textile line. Pictured above is Traci with Ashlina.


Last but not least, came the grand finale of High Point parties: the always fun Four Hands party. I had a great time hanging out with my “twin” & Blog Tour London buddy: Raina of A Stylist’s Life.

Many thanks to High Point Market Authority for organizing yet another succesful market!

Thank you to IMC (International Market Centers) for inviting the Material Girls to High Point for a great opportunity!

220 Elm & Heinz – thank you for hosting us all for an amazing lunch!

If you haven’t yet been to High Point Market – it is defintely worth a trip! For details and planning for Fall Market, visit the website here.

{For additional pictures from High Point Market, check out my Instagrams.}

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This past week I attended the opening party for the Los Angeles Modernism Show, taking place through the weekend at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The show features over fifty exhibitors displaying 20th century furniture, decorative and fine art from across the US and Europe. Most all the exhibitors (with a few exceptions) are based here in Southern California. The event also benefits P.S. Arts, a charity working to improve the lives of children by providing arts education (a charity I’ve mentioned and featured greatly on the blog). The show featured some amazing  finds – and here is what caught my eye (among the celebs in attendance)!


It was lovely to meet and see actress Courtney Cox! (Her fellow Friends star Lisa Kudrow was also in attendance.)


My “design partner in crime” and fellow blogger Christian of Maison21 attended the event with me too.


Loved this glam gold console featured in one of the exhibitor booth’s at the Los Angeles Modernism Show.


Lots of artwork among the vendors, including abstracts, pop art, and geometric pieces like this one.


Maison21 looking quite serious among some modern colorful pop art.


I would say the Joannes Lucas booth was the most eclectic of all the vendors, with the theme “Zoo” going on.


But I have to say, I quite liked this guy.


And wouldn’t doubt this would be a conversation piece at any party.


One of our favorites, is the Christopher Anthony Ltd space (which we had also seen at last Fall’s Art & Antiques Show). Again, another hit – featuring some great finds – including the console and accessories above (and below).


We had our eye on this vintage fireplace screen.


I thought this gilded geometric wall sculpture was pretty cool.


More from Christopher Anthony Ltd – modern metal and glass side tables.


Off the Wall Antiques featured some great items, too – such as this large scale chandelier.


These textured wall tiles were a fave of Maison21’s.


I quite liked these retro textured pair of doors.


Lot’s of abstract art was on display, both gallery style among the aisles and in the vendor booths. I think seeing all the various pieces of art was one of my favorite things (well, among so much else!).

If you missed the show this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year!

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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