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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Happy to share the first ever Blog Tour LA is here! Hosted by Modenus, kicks off today with the next several days packed full of events. As an alumni of Blog Tour London I am excited to take part and follow along with the LA group. I will also be hosting a walking tour of design showrooms with my counterpart, Christian of Maison21.

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Christian and I are leading a Design Tour of showrooms in the Los Angeles area of the La Cienega Design Quarter. We will be hosting showroom events at both Mecox Gardens and Dragonette Ltd. After, the group will be heading over to Kelly Weartsler’s design studio and shop for an exclusive tour.

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Walker Zanger is hosting one of the first events, along with Mayer Rus of Architectural Digest.

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After a full first day of events, Poggenpohl will be hosting an Oktoberfest dinner with Blanco and Gaggenau. Looking forward to this!

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Another greatly anticpated event taking place is the 55 Downing Street product presentation hosted at the West LA Lamps Plus store.

There are many more events taking place this week. To follow along on Instagram and Twitter,  follow hashtag #BlogTourLA and visit the Modenus blog.





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Last month I had the opportunity to cover the Las Vegas Furnishings Market for Summer 2013 at the World Market Center. The WMC is comprised of three high rise buildings packed full of showrooms and exhibitors. It is absolutely huge! Highly recommend a visit if you are looking for great resources and major showrooms under one roof. Here’s a recap of some of fun finds (yet only a fraction of what’s there to see).

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Saw many graphic area rugs with lots of color.

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Fun, bright, color blocking chairs!

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Loved this color blocking chair!

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Arteriors had some great lighting like this large scale pendant.

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A chic black and white console table.

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More trends in black & white, a graphic side table.

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An Ikat patterned side chair, among lots of graphic fabrics seen during market.

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Pretty globe pendants.

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More color & pattern in accessories, such as these throw pillows.

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Modular side tables from Noir.

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Sleek tufted sofa from Noir.

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Super cool lighting from Arteriors.

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Another stunner from Arteriors!

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Loved this orange and metal ottoman.

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Metal mixed with earthy accents from Palecek.

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Loved these glam side tables also from Palecek.

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Had fun touring showrooms with my friend and fellow blogger Typhanie Peterson.

Thank you to World Market Center for inviting me to attend Las Vegas Market.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

For more pics from market, check out my Instagrams here.





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Lamps Plus just released an online lookbook of their Color + Plus lighting collection (featuring a range of over 100 designer colors with custom-coordinated shades, bases, and finials). It was fun to be featured in the lookbook with several other designers, bloggers, and television personalities. To view the full lookbook, click here.

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I had an amazing past week at the Brizo Blogger 19 reunion that took place in Memphis, TN. Along with over seventy (!) other bloggers, fellow Material Girl and Chicago blogger Julia and I spent the past few days catching up with new and old friends, touring St. Judes Children’s Hospital, the Target House, the Delta / Brizo Factory, and numerous cocktail parties and dinners! Here’s a recap of my visit to Memphis and some highlights from the past week!

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Having arrived a day early, myself along with a few other bloggers got the chance to explore Memphis, TN. Above is a view of the Mississippi River from Riverside Lane and Downtown Memphis.

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And the Riverboats.

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We stayed at The Peabody hotel, a historic hotel known for the “Peabody Ducks” – the twice daily marching of ducks from the elevator to the fountain. The picture above was the view from my room looking out past buildings to the river at sunset.

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Of course, we couldn’t be in Memphis and not have BBQ. Our first night, upon recommendation, we had dinner at the very casual and tasty Central BBQ in downtown Memphis.

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After dinner, we walked the neon lit signs and blues clubs of Beale Street.

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One of the highlights of our trip was visiting Graceland. Here’s Christian of Maison21, Raina of A Stylist’s Life, me, and Tyler of Tyler Wisler Home standing in front of Elvis’ pad, Graceland Mansion.

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We loved the chic, vintage vibe of Elvis’ house. The living room fireplace features a sunburst mirror and mirrored tiles.

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How great is this console? Also in his living room. Love!

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The pretty yard and rear of house at Graceland (beyond this is a pool area).

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Christian checking out the golds (a seperate musuem adjacent to the house).

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Along with the Graceland tour, we checked out Elvis’ private jet. Here’s Christian, me, and Tyler in front of the “Lisa Marie.”

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Then came the cars: Elvis had lots of them. (Raina, Christian, and I pictured above.)

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The next day, came the important part of our trip, we toured the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where we learned about the history of the center, walked the wings of the actual hospital, and engaged in a bit of volunteer work. Here in the atrium are international flags, as the center welcomes anyone, from anywhere.

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We also toured the Target House, a center for patients and their families to stay in while receiving treatment. The facility features public living areas such as living/sitting rooms, a dining room, a play/craft room, a gym, and media room (above).

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Corridors of the Target House are lined with a collection of artwork contributed by celebrities. The colorful drawing above is by John Travolta.

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After a long day of tours, we cultimated our day with a dinner and entertainment in one of the historic ballroom’s at The Peabody hotel.

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The next day, we toured the Delta Factory headquarters in Jackson, TN. (Picture above via Instagram)

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On our last night in Memphis, we had a farewell dinner at the infamous BB Kings Blues Club (where there just happens to be a private club on the second floor called Itta Bena, formerly a speakeasy!).

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The dinner menu for the evening.

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Our farewell dinner party at Itta Bena restaurant overlooking Beale Street.

Many thanks to Brizo for hosting all of us bloggers for the Blogger 19 reunion in Memphis, TN!

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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Brizo Bound!

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Looking forward to attending the upcoming Brizo Reunion for Blogger 19 taking place this week in Memphis, TN! Can’t wait to join my fellow 19 bloggers, meet up with many other design bloggers I know, as well as meet some new faces! During our few days in Memphis we will be touring the Brizo Manufacturing Facility as well as St. Jude Hospital, of which Brizo has generously donated to. Additional evening events are taking place, including a dinner at a private Memphis Jazz Club!

#Blogger19 is the hashtag to follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and newly on Instagram: @BrizoFaucet





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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:

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Loving the Spike wall mirror from Palacek.

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

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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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It’s finally happening! Blog Tour, presented by Modenus, is coming to Los Angeles this Fall – for the first time ever!  Blog Tour LA will be taking place October 1st-6th. While the details for Blog Tour LA are still being ironed out, I was able to catch up with Veronika of Modenus this past week for a little preview of what’s in the works (including privy to one lucky blogger who is going to be invited to attend – whom I cannot wait to see in my city!). Have to keep mum until the announcements are made in the coming weeks (although could easily be swayed by monetary bribes!). As an alumni of Blog Tour London last Fall, greatly looking forwarding to tagging along while hosting all the fabulous bloggers in “my city”!

 

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One of the big events in conjunction with Blog Tour LA is the West Edge Design Fair, to be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, October 3rd-6th. Blog Tour attendees will be at the design fair with special events to be taking place – looking forward to being a part of this too!

 

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A highlight of bringing bloggers from around the globe, is to provide them with a “my city” tour of some of the hidden spots and great charms. We had the opportunity to experience this too while on Blog Tour London. I am looking forward, along with other LA bloggers, to hosting a walking tour that is slated to be held around the Avenues of Art & Design, the La Cienega Design Quarter, and the neighboring streets around the Pacific Design Center.

 

Stay tuned for more! Be sure to follow @Modenus with hastag #BlogTourLA for all the latest deets!





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For the longest time I have been wanting to share the amazing rug designs from Shivhon Rugs, and the motivation to do so has finally come – especially now that Shirley (the proprietor / designer behind Shivhon Rugs) and I have become good friends! I’ve always been a fan of her colorful, graphic rugs. Most recently, Shirley has shared some of her inspiration and direction for her forthcoming Fall collection and I look forward to seeing those come to fruition! In the interim, check out some graphic faves I’ve pulled from her site along with some she sent me.

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The “pearl” is so cute, would be great for a children’s room or playroom.

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Graphically sophisticated, I quite like the “holly” area rug.

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A custom rug in the making, this is the Bella Rug.

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An image of the finished product, the Bella Rug.

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Like an abstract canvas, love the colors of the “shift” rug.

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A rug goes that goes “vroom” – I bet my nephew would love this one!

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Beautiful butterflies – “flutter” is earthy and organic.

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“Salem” is so artistic, love the movement.

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New for Spring, the “aqua” rug will take you right through summer!

For more info, visit Shivhon or contact Shirley directly, right here.





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High Point Market – that is!

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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!

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…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!)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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Next came the Halo party – always a packed house!

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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).

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And more mirrors! (Edyta, me, Ashlina)

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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.

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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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