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Last month I attended an event at probably one of the most interesting architectually designed homes, quintessential of California living, in Venice, CA. The home is more noticably recognzied as being featured on the hit tv show Californication. The architect is David Hertz and it is also his home. The event was hosted by Adorne, makers of switch plates and wall plates, that offer a seamless minimal contemporary design, a perfect fit for the McKinley House.

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I truly felt very “at home” here!

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Beyond the entrance is a living room, with a secondary “sunken” family room area.

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Adorne outlets and switch plates are featured in the entire home, for a very seamless look.

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A stair detail I love!

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The switch plates installed by LeGrand and Adorne.

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A fun art gallery wall featuring children’s artwork seen in an upstairs hallway.

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In conjunction with the interior courtyard, comprised of indoor / outdoor living spaces, is an outdoor bathroom with a sink and shower. The outdoor areas also include a full kitchen and media room.

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Outdoor dining and music during the event.

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The poolside area is great for entertaining.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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On a recent trip to Chicago, I had the opportunity to stay at the newly opened The Langham, an exquisite luxury hotel located at 330 Wabash (home of a Mies van der Rohe designed building). I have been a fan of the architect since my days in design school. The landmark building is located in downtown Chicago adjacent to the river, 52 stories tall, and boasts over 300 guest rooms and suites. The second floor lobby (pictured above) is a testament to simple refined elegance.

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A sitting area in the lobby with floor to ceiling windows with a view toward the river and downtown buildings.

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A sculptural ceiling statement.

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The interiors of Travelle, the hotel’s restaurant, features a bar and lounge overlooking the river, and a dining room on the opposite side.

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The interiors of Travelle, a great nightlife spot, where I spent an evening hanging out with friends for drinks and food.

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The hotel room suites are contemporary, yet classic lines, of understated elegance.

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The entry features full height closets and a vanity.

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Sophisticated furnishings, neutral colors, and pattern such as the links in the carpet and bedding create a timeless look.

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I was in awe of the bar cabinet which features a tilt out for the coffee (happy to find my Nespresso addiction here!), a concealed bar fridge below, and the cabinet and drawers on the sides are stocked with all the hotel amenities you could ever want!

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The well-appointed bathroom features a wall mounted Geberit toilet, dual Kohler sinks, and Zucchetti bath fittings.

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The bathroom vanity with dual Kohler sinks and wall-mounted Zucchetti faucets.

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The walk-in shower is completely walled in minimalist stone with both rainhead and detachable shower sprays and a sleek minimal linear shower drain.

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A seperate WC features a wall-mounted toilet from Geberit. The European, contemporary design of Geberit’s wall-mounted toilet complement the Langham’s existing aesthetic. Many European luxury hotel designers have turned to Geberit for the sleek design and space-saving benefits for decades, and designers in the U.S. are beginning to follow suit.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

Thank you to Geberit for the opportunity to experience The Langham.

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And had a fun time hanging out at Travelle restaurant at The Langham with LA friend and actor, Declan Joyce.





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Last month I attended the 4th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, a four day long event featuring different tasting events & venues. The event represents major chefs and vineyards, along with sampling unique and flavorful foods. I had the opportunity to attend a champagne and caviar event at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with two of the Lexus Grand Tasting events in downtown LA.

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The rooftop setting for the champagne and caviar event held at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Attending the champagne and caviar event on a really gorgeous summer evening.

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Watching chefs in action, both presentation and samplings were perfection in every tasting.

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At the Lexus Grand Tasting event.

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Sashimi sampling.

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Lotsa tacos.

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Unique samplings.

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The highly anticapted Lexus Live on Grand event (recommend) featured hundreds of renowned chefs and wineries. It took place in downtown LA on a red carpet adjacent to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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The magnficient outdoor setting under the open sky and high rise buildings for Saturday night’s Lexus Live on Grand event.

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Live music featuring international musicians and a late night performance by Common.

Thank you Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival for the invitation.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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This year marks the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival taking place here in Los Angeles. Events kick off now and through the weekend. I am looking forward to attending some of the city wide events over the next few days including a champagne and caviar event rooftop at the chic L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills along with the Lexus Grand Tasting Event in Downtown LA.

For all the festival highlights, you can follow LA Food & Wine: Facebook Twitter  Instagram Pinterest and #lafw

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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.

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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.

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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.

All images via Vogue.com





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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. The event happens to be produced by a high school friend of mine who works for Jumpline, producers of the annual awards show.

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On display and on loan from a costume house, were Dorothy’s red heels from the Wizard Of Oz – so neat to see in person! (And apparently my friend Deme had these on her coffee table before returning – ha!)

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We were fortunate to have access to the VIP reception (celeb hangout), and I happen to catch actress Amy Adams in a flash.

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Typhanie and I had fun taking selfies in the glamorous old school mirrors at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the event took place.

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We also saw Mad Men actress, Kiernan Brennan Shipka, mingling before the awards ceremony.

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Icon Raquel Welch presenting at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

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Typhanie looking glamorous in front of a classic vintage Buick we spotted upon leaving the Beverly Hilton.

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The next day, I attended a post event brunch and panel discussion with several of the recognized and awarded costume designers.

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The event was hosted by Lacoste.

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On display were fashion designs by FIDM students representing various film genres.

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After the symposium was a rooftop brunch (at Siren Studios) with views of Hollywood.

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Shirley and I enjoying a gorgeous February day in LA (a glimpse of the Hollywood sign was in our backdrop).

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And a very fun surprise: seeing our friend artist Gregory Siff art on the ground level entrance of Siren Studios.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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This past week I attended a special event at Kelly Wearstler’s flagship boutique on Melrose for the celebration of the book, “In The Spirit Of Beverly Hills” published by Assouline. In attendance was both Kelly Wearstler and Nancie Clare, author of the book. The amazing photos in this post were taken by my friend and photographer, Marcia Prentice.

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The book “In The Spirit Of Beverly Hills” by Nancie Clare and published by Assouline.

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Kelly Wearstler and guests.

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Guests enjoying the ambiance of the boutique which displays accessories, furnishings, & clothing.

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I love how Marcia captured this lighting fixture in detail!

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And the essence of these accessories.

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Author Nancie Clare signing book copies.

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A street side table & chair, with the Kelly Wearstler signage in the background.

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Another great capture of signature Kelly Wearstler accessories.

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Many thanks to Assouline, Kelly Wearstler, & HL Group for hosting the event.

Special thanks to Marcia Prentice for sharing your fabulous photos!





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Nespresso recently opened their first ever flagship store here in Los Angeles, a boutique on Beverly Drive. With locations in both NYC and San Francisco, it was great to welcome a retail space here in LA. I happen to be a huge fan on Nespresso (as my Instagram and Twitter followers may know) and was excited when I received an invite to the exclusive launch party.

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The new concept store features a slightly different vibe than previous stores. Contemporary furnishings with lighter finishes, such as the flooring, are all part of the new direction. The Beverly Hills location features a lounge area, an espresso bar for ordering drinks and food, and a retail space for purchases.

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Nespresso welcomes tastings, a bar set up with machines is the perfect spot to come in and sample while browsing the assortment of products.

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The colorful array of capsules are eye-catching (& make for a great display!).

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At the opening night party I got to experience the great indoor / outdoor feel of the open space – perfect for Southern California weather!

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The launch party was a packed crowd complete with performances by David Foster and American Idol alum Michael Johns. Along with Tim Gunn, who we had the pleasure of meeting, hosted the night’s event.

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If you happen to be in Beverly Hills, be sure to check out the new Nespresso Boutique at 320 N Beverly Drive.





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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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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)!

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

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

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

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

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Maison21 looking quite serious among some modern colorful pop art.

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

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

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

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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).

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We had our eye on this vintage fireplace screen.

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I thought this gilded geometric wall sculpture was pretty cool.

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

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

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

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I quite liked these retro textured pair of doors.

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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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