Earlier this month I had the privilege of attending the annual Cevisama trade show in Valencia, Spain on behalf of Tile of Spain USA. The trade show is a mecca for every type of tile and stone one can imagine, a visual of display, with over 65 countries represented. Of course, our tour was focused specifically on Spain. To a cultural extent, tile is apparent in everything architecturally and surfaces which we saw during the architural tours we were provided apart from the trade show.

The atrium lobby area between the trade show hall exhibitors at Cevisama.

For fun, colorful, and interesting patterns and design I took to the company Cevica, in the pics above and below, very graphic and bold decorative tiles on display.

A trend in tile pattern and design is the art of digital printing. Graphic patterns, arts apes, and the imitation of what looks like natural wood or stone can all printed on the surface of a tile.

I loved the tile murals from Aparici, featuring an array of fun patterns that evoke the look of wallpaper like the above or the “street art” look, like the below.

Another based Spanish company, Natucer featured trends in ceramic tiles in both pretty palettes and bold graphics.

Tile trends above and below, from Natucer Ceramics.

A staple favorite, the chevron pattern, was featured in a vignette by the company Tau Ceramica.

Equipe Ceramics featured eye catching wall tiles like the above which is both waterproof and has texture.

And last, another great play on bold pattern and graphics, from Natucer.

Thank you to Tile of Spain for the opportunity it be a part of this year’s group of design professionals and press. It was a great experience, meeting and making new friends, exploring the trade show and learning about the tile manufactures that are local to Spain, and lastly the amazing architecture that Spain has to offer along with the cultural immersion. If you’d like to follow along more check out the above social media platforms.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design. For more trip photos, you can visit my Instagram here.}


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.


A friend of mine was recently interested in upgrading his pendant lighting in his rental, a dining room area that needed better quality of lighting. He was intrigued with the idea of a drum shade pendant. Thanks to my friends at Lamps Plus, they were able to help out with just the right fixture.


Given a few options, he chose the Possini Euro Drum Pendant in white. The 20″ diameter size was perfect for his round dining table and the white shade provides added clear white lighting that the space needs.


The same fixture also comes in a bronze color.



The best part? The pendant was an easy DIY install that he was able to change out and install without an electrician. A little modifying of the cord length and it works perfect for his space!

Thank you to Lamps Plus!

Room photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design


Dwell on Design returned to Los Angeles this year for another round of great design events and exhibitions, seems like it gets better and better every year! This year I explored the show to see both new finds and old finds, but always interesting new showcases. From ideas on landscaping to space-maximizing bathroom ideas from Geberit, here are some of my highlights from this year’s #DOD2015.


Love the colorful and graphic fabrics available from The Shade Store.


A highlight, and absolute favorite, the faucets and fittings from Franz Viegener – beautiful minimal streamlined design!


More from the Buenos Aires based company, Franz Viegener.


Beautiful hardware from Franz Viegener too.


For a second year in a row, I’ve had the opportunity to team up with Geberit. I’ve since come to know their products and have seem many installed in both commercial and residential use that look amazing. Pictured above, is the Geberit Monolith and Sigma50 Flush Plate. Both save space, operate quietly and conserve water. For more, visit them on Houzz and Pinterest.


Another show favorite, the beautiful cabinetry from Bauformat.


Cabinet colors come in an array of colors and finishes, from Bauformat.


Fun tile selections from Bedrosians.


A fun section featured at Dwell on Design was the Outdoor area filled with great ideas and sources for landscaping.


StepStone, Inc had these cool hexagon concrete pavers.


Loved seeing the modular home designs as were on display, just like the ones on display last year. This year’s were even more uniquely designed from an interiors standpoint.


Lacava has the classiest vanities.



Fun, colorful chairs from Bend Goods!

Looking forward to next year’s Dwell on Design – the show that keeps getting bigger & better! Thank you to Geberit for inviting me to provide show coverage!

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

I’ve been using Art.com 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 Art.com: 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 Art.com 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.”


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



One tool that is a great feature on Art.com 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: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4083183488001?bckey=AQ~~,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 Art.com 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 Art.com website! And if you ever need design advice laying out a gallery wall with your selections from Art.com please feel free to contact me!


Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, will bring its spectacular array of products, conference programming, and many show floor features — all for FREE — to Orlando, Florida this year. Taking place April 14 – 17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, registrants can check out over 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, refine their skills and and learn more at over 75 free specialized training and education sessions.

To get excited for this year’s show, Coverings has shared their top tile trends of 2015 to be on the lookout for at the show. Want to see it in person? We’re giving a way a free trip* to Coverings, including round-trip transportation and accommodations at the show. To win, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram of your favorite stone or tile inspiration with the hashtag #Coverings2015, and be sure to follow @MaterialGirls, @Coverings, and @CoveringsShow (Instagram) to qualify as a winner. (Contest is open until March 6th!)

Here are some of the latest trends to expect at this year’s show:


Once considered a more “retro” design, hexagons are now making a huge comeback, adding a unique element in designs modern to traditional. Hexagon tiles are available in sizes from small to large, with a 10-11” size among the most popular. You can find it in porcelain, ceramic, stone, and exteriors, as well as 3-dimensional and even paired with the other trends – including wood.


A suitable choice for both interior and exterior, wood porcelain has become very popular over the past few years. Seen as an attractive and easy-to-clean alternative to real wood, digital printing techniques have allowed the wood tiles to look as close to the real thing as possible. Manufacturers are now adding additional style and design by printing patterns on top of the “wood,” such as damasks and other bold prints.



The emergence of pop art-themed tiles has been quite prominent across design trade shows, including Cersaie 2014. These tiles are designed with bold colors and often incorporate the use of 3-D, a technique Alena has seen across many emerging trends. Artist collections are also hot, as Alena highlights collaborations with Keith Haring and inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein.

  •  ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of any one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Current Coverings exhibitors are not eligible to enter.
• PRIZE: Giveaway includes round-trip transportation from anywhere in the continental U.S. to Orlando, Florida, as well as accommodations throughout the show (April 14-17, 2015, 3 nights, 4 days.) Transportation to not exceed $400.
• CONTEST PERIOD: You may enter the Contest between 12:00:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time (ET) on February 23, 2015 and 4:59:59 pm on March 6, 2015.
• TO ENTER: Share a photo of tile or stone that inspires you, and include the hashtag #Coverings2015, as well as follow the appropriate accounts: @MaterialGirls and @Coverings on Twitter, @CoveringsShow on Instagram.

Guidelines and Restrictions

• Submissions must be primarily in English
• All submissions must be received by 4:59:59 pm on March 6, 2015
• Each individual Entrant is allowed a total of one (1) submission
• Limit of one (1) Winner Prize per Entrant



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: www.fiberandwater.com


I like black. While I love color too, there is something about black being basic, classic, elegant, and perhaps a basis for a neutral. Plus when used in a specific way, can become high contrast. It stands out. It is, of course, all the colors mixed together.


Come on in. Nothing like high gloss black doors.


Black kitchen cabinets: Classic, timeless.


Yet contemporary too.


Black exterior siding on a house.


Some black with white contrast and pops of color.


Black + White = Simplistic + Minimalistic.


Black furniture: vintage chic.


This black bathtub is the epitome of luxe.


I am sure this black matte refrigerator would be a conversation piece in any kitchen.


Graphic tiles with black.


Natural wood “almost black” cabinetry.


Black becomes very masculine in this bathroom.


Black framed glass shower doors: chic.


Coveting these black sconces.

{All images via my Pinterest boards}


Lauren Conrad’s chic and colorful Beverly Hills penthouse was recently featured in InStyle magazine. Pictured above Lauren sits in her home office on a punchy orange tufted sofa and an area rug seen on the floor made from recycled silk saris.


Continuing with puncy colors is a custom rounded banquette in her breakfast nook complemented by an Eero Saarinen table.


Her high ceiling living room with graphics and a black and white theme is remiscent of an airy New York loft, which she wanted the room to have a feel for.


To add visual interest to the living room, she added moulding and brick veneer, then had it white washed to look more aged!


Her dark mirrored bar includes a black laquered ceiling.


The dining room table and chairs are vintage complemented by a contemporary light fixture.


A classic looking kitchen in all white with open shelves for stacking white dishes.


And the grand finale! Her dressing room closet: A full walk-in wardrobe.

All images via InStyle


I recently toured a home in Bel Air while on an architectual tour with Architectural Digest and Cadillac. The house tour is also featured on Houzz and profiles Geberit fixtures. Check it out here!