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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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Back in June, I attended a breakfast event with Panasonic in conjunction with the Dwell on Design event taking place in Los Angeles. Our breakfast was hosted at the fabulous downtown LA restaurant, Faith & Flower, designed by AVRO | KO. I was taken by the interiors and photographed the space. For a full view, visit the Faith & Flower gallery website here or the designer website. Below are some of my highlights. (The food is great too, highly recommend!)

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Greeted by the exterior trellis.

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An elegant tufted banquette in the formal dining area.

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Goregous lighting, such as this chandelier, makes an eye catching statement.

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Stunning wall details.

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The overall dining room ambiance.

Many thanks to Panasonic for hosting us.

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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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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So happy to share that my wonderful friends, Jaime Rummerfield & Ron Woodson (pictured above) of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, have debuted their design of the new Stanley Furniture showroom in Las Vegas. Official opening was held during Market last week at the Las Vegas Design Center. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the opening party but Jaime was nice enough to share these images of the new showroom space (which I was dying to see!).

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A formal living room vignette at the Stanley Furniture showroom reminiscent of Woodson & Rummerfield’s design essence.

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A formal dining room vignette arrangement in a lacquered wall corner of the showroom.

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A cozy living room set up outfitted with wall decor accessories that tie in well with the leather high back chair and nail-head trim sofa.

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Another formal dining room, this one filled with a fabulous bookcase along with a graphic area rug and artwork that tie in the look of the dining room furnishings.

Looking forward to seeing their next redesign – a new 60,000 square foot showroom space at High Point Market which will open in April for Spring Market!





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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]





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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}





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As I am eagerly awaiting my trip to London next month, as a particpant of Blog Tour London 2012 with Modenus, I have become in awe of the hotel that we will be staying at. The citizenM Hotel is a boutique hotel located at the Bankside, near to the Tate Modern Museum and London Bridge. It features 192 luxury rooms, in addition to it being a super stylish hotel!

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{The lobby with it’s own bookstore: Mendo}

{Self service check in kiosks in the hotel lobby}

{All rooms feature XL king size beds, ambient lighting, rainhead showers, furniture by Vitra, electronically controlled window shades, along with several other amenities, wi-fi and global plug outlets included.}

{And the fun might just begin with the tablet mood pad included in every room: controls the room, tv, window shades, temperature, lighting and more – plus Internet browsing and access to Facebook, Twitter – the important things to keep connected to while traveling!}

Looking forward to my stay at citizenM London!

Visit the CitizenM website for a listing of all their hotels.

CitizenM London Bankside was designed by the award winning Dutch Design Firm Agency Concrete.

All images via CitizenM’s Facebook page.





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The Hotel Angeleno is located in Los Angeles on the border of Brentwood next to Sunset Boulevard and the 405 Freeway. At the top of the hotel is the West Restaurant & Lounge, a great place for drinks or dinner for both hotel guests and locals, like myself. Recently, the restaurant sent out letters inviting local residents for dinner as part of a welcoming of the new menu and chef. I have frequented the West Restaurant & Lounge many times, but was looking forward to trying out the new menu – and it did not disappoint!

 

The new menu features fresh, seasonal foods by chef Mathew Woolf (whom we had the pleasure of personally meeting!).

Chef Mathew Woolf brought us three appetizers to try! Pictured here are two of the three – on the left the crispy egg over arugula and on the right the cheese plate. As for our entrees, we had the lamb and the pacific snapper – everything was amazing!

I now have a “preferred guest” card which entitles me to free complimentary valet parking, discounts off food and beverage, and hotel stays. Super great value! Makes going to my local jaunt even more rewarding!

The restaurant also has a lounge side with views from the highest floor of the hotel. On some occasions they have events and live music.

On the first level of the hotel is a pool with outdoor seating and a fireplace – another great place to lounge!

The lobby of the hotel is contemporary and inviting.

At the entrance to the hotel is a very cool wall covered entirely in pebbled stones!

If you happen to be visiting LA the hotel is a great west side location to stay at – and whether a visitor or a local definitely check out the West Restaurant!

Hotel Angeleno

www.jdvhotels.com

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