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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.

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

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

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More from the Buenos Aires based company, Franz Viegener.

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Beautiful hardware from Franz Viegener too.

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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.

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Another show favorite, the beautiful cabinetry from Bauformat.

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

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Fun tile selections from Bedrosians.

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

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StepStone, Inc had these cool hexagon concrete pavers.

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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.

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Lacava has the classiest vanities.

 

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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





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This year we welcomed the 7th annual Legends of La Cienega to the La Cienega Design Quarter with a host of events and parties.

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{Fun with friends at the Viyet hosted party during Legends week, left to right: Ginna of Woven Accents, Will of Bright Bazaar, Brooke of Brooke Mason Photography, me, Kam, and Ron}

If there’s anything I like most about the annual Legends of La Cienenga, well let’s just say it’s the socializing and parties! It’s a chance to see many friends and it’s by far become the who’s who of the design world. This year brought bloggers and designers alike from around the globe. While the traditional kick off gala event typically begins mid-week, this year got a head start with events hosted by CA Home and Design and Viyet a day early.

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UK blogger Will with Australian photographer Brooke.

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Will, Brooke, me, and Kam at the Viyet party at Palihouse.

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The next evening came the biggest party of all: the gala event hosted by 1st dibs to kick off the official start of Legends of La Cienega. This year’s packed party was held at STK Steakhouse.

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And lastly, the one day early event came with a celebration for Cinco de Mayo at West Hollywood’s Tortilla Republic hosted by CA Home and Design magazine.

Looking forward once again to next year’s Legends of La Cienega!





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The annual Legends of La Cienega event is taking place next week and I am looking forward to a few days of parties and events and seeing many friends in town! This year the Legends Abassadors include not only a nation wide team but an international blogger too, my favorite UK friend and blogger, Will of Bright Bazaar!

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I am also looking forward to the event at Woven Accents with a panel led by my friends Ginna Christensen and Mat Sanders of MyDomaine and with actress Jessica Alba!

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Be sure to follow along @LCDQLA #LCDQLA





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I’ve long been a fan of Madeline Weinrib area rugs and graphic designs. The collections of pillows and fabrics are fun additions – and now they are all coming to LA for a sample sale! Previous celebrated events took place only in NYC but for the first time a west coast sale will be taking place at HD Buttercup from May 7th-10th.

A range of products including: Carpets, Pillows, Furniture, Fashion, Fabric by the Yard and Accessories will be included in the sale from 40%-70% off.

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Additional items included are: one of a kind samples, inspiration materials, off-dye lots merchandise, R&D samples, discontinued collections; accessories including pillows, and one of a kind pieces from Madeline’s travel & inspiration archives; lingerie bags, table linens, and select bespoke clothing pieces; floor coverings; fabric by the yard;
and furniture (mostly chairs.)

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The Los Angeles sale will be taking place in store only (no online sales) at:

HD Buttercup at the Helms Bakery, 3225 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90034 (310)558-8900 May 7th-May 10th





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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.

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

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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.

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

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Her dark mirrored bar includes a black laquered ceiling.

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

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

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

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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 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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Happy to announce starting next month, I will be a contributing blogger for 55 Downing Street. Joining several other respected design bloggers, I am looking forward to sharing my design interests and expertise. 55 Downing Street is a subsidiary of Lamps Plus and offers lighting and furnishings via an online site. The blog offers great ideas and resources for all things design related.

55 Downing Street can also be found on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter

Looking forward to sharing my posts here on the Material Girls Blog too!





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Designer Kelly Wearstler recently launched a line of stationary and invitations with the online company and popular app Paperless Post. Over 50 unique designs that display Kelly’s signature style are featured in the line.

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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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