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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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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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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

For more, check out all my Instagrams here!





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This past week, the Design Bloggers Conference took place here in Los Angeles – and with that came lots of events, parties, and the arrival of so many fabulous designers and bloggers that I’ve come to know and love! This year, it was an honor to attend the actual conference itself, as the Material Girls were nominated for a Hall of Fame Award in the category of Best Overall Blog!

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The start of the three day event kicked off with an invitation (courtesy of the lovely Bethanne of Currey & Company) to interior designer Michael Berman’s house for a dinner party. We were fortunate enough to have had a really beautiful day with this amazing view of the downtown and LA basin from the backyard pool of Michael’s house!

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As always, I attended the party with my “design partner in crime” Christian of Maison21, pictured here with interior designer Michael Berman.

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Of course, all my favorite boys where there too: Christian of M21, Andrew of Andrew Joseph PR, Sylvestre of Fuse Lighting, and Clinton of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle Magazine.

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The interiors of Michael Berman’s chic mid-century modern home.

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Here’s M21 pictured in Michael Berman’s breakfast room…being silly and using a real old-school wall mounted telephone! (Even the original oven was still in the kitchen!)

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When we weren’t being silly, we were taking amazing pictures of the gorgeous LA view (pictured here with me is Sylvestre).

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A detail shot from Michael Berman’s latest collection: Bronze Studio (image courtesy of Maison21).

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Fun parties aside, come Monday was the start of the Design Bloggers Conference. By noontime, Tobi Fairley (a recipient of last year’s Hall of Fame Awards) emceed the awards with her hilarious presentation (read about it here – the pics are the best!). While it was an honor to be nominated, the Material Girls did not win (always next year!). However, it was thrilling to be in the room when the crowd applauded and our blog was flashed on the big screen (pictured above).

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It was fun to see so many design blogger friends at the conference, and while I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures, I did meet up with Sara from Decorative Carpets and Lulu & Georgia during one of the brief  breaks.

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As glamourous as LA can be, an invite to an intimate dinner party hosted by Duralee at the Chateau Marmont is a great honor! On Monday evening, I joined the likes of Tobi Fairley, Brooke Carter Wallace, Christian May, Clinton Smith, Vanessa de Vargas, Andrew Joseph, and both Allison and Samantha of Duralee for a fun filled evening! (Tobi and Brooke will make you laugh to tears! Just request their impression of the girl named “Dur-ah-leeee!”)

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Our dinner menu for the evening – everything was SO good!

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While photography is not allowed at the Chateau, we rebelled – and took more than a dozen self-portraits (me, Samantha from Duralee, and Andrew Jospeh) having fun after dinner!

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Last but not least, we were each given a copy of textile designer John Robshaw’s latest book (& I was lucky enough to score an extra copy for a soon to be giveaway here on the blog – stay tuned!) [Image via M21]

It was great to see so many design friends and bloggers this past week here in LA. Next year’s conference will be taking place in Atlanta, GA for those of you who could not make the trip to LA. Many thanks to Lynn of Decor Arts Now for sharing her conference ticket with me!





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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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Celebs + Fashion

Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 09, 2012 | 1 Comment | Category: Celebs, Events, Fashion, Shops and Showrooms

Last week I attended an event in West Hollywood at the Kitson store (co-hosted with Frankie B.) featuring a bevy of celebs. It was a fun fashionable night of cocktails, shopping, beauty bars, and perusing the fun items at the Kitson store (including fashion and decor). Of course, the highlight was viewing the “denim carpet” arrivals.

A peek inside the Kitson store on Robertson Boulevard.

Kelly Rutherford, of Gossip Girl, arrived wearing sparkly Frankie B. Denim jeans.

Actress Shenae Grimes shares the denim carpet with Daniella Clarke, creator and designer of Frankie B.

Actress Kelly Monaco wearing her Frankie B. Denim with a loose tee and blazer.

Loved seeing Kimora Lee Simmons arrive – she is amazon tall in those heels!

Actress/model Ashley Benson looked cute arriving at the event.

Lisa Vanderpump being interviewed by EXTRA.

Kelly Rutherford and Daniella Clarke shared a playful moment on the denim carpet.

The event took place in the center courtyard between two Kitson locations.

Mixed drinks were provided by funkin cocktails.

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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I recently got an exclusive preview of the Heimtextil Trends 2013/2014 which will be presented by Messe Frankfurt next month at the trade fair taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. The Heimtextil Trends 2013/2014 offers an in-depth view on influential developments in the area of home textiles.

This year, the current trends have been categorized into four distinct personalities: the historian, the eccentric, the inventor, and the geologist.

Here’s a look at the textile preview trends of what will be shown at the Heimtextil show in 2013:

Muted colors are seen in the Historian collection.

The Eccentric features vibrant colors and textures.

Vibrancy reigns in the Eccentric collection.

The Inventor features innovative textiles.

Undoubtedly earthy in the Geologist collection.

Pretty colors featured in the fabrics from the Geologist collection.

For more info, visit the Messe Frankfurt website for features on all the home and gift shows.





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This past week I attended a dinner with Miele, focusing on Miele’s Better Living philosphy: “We want our consumers to live the best life possible.”  With that in mind, we witnessed the preparations of am amazing dinner brought to us by Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales, proprietor of Nirvana Grille in Laguna Beach, CA. She spent the evening with us at the Beverly Hills Miele showroom and prepared the most delicious four course meal, sharing her cooking skills and use of Miele appliances.

  The Miele showroom transformed to accommodate a large dinner party, guests included designers and bloggers.

The food preparations.

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales demonstrating her cooking methods using Miele appliances.

Part of the appetizers and first course.

A very sleek and contemporary Miele hood.

An integrated Miele coffee system (which take the Nespresso capsules – my new addiction!).

The storefront as seen from inside the Miele Beverly Hills showroom.

Thank you to Miele and Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales for hosting such a great event!

{Photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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Happy to announce a new Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs showroom is coming to Los Angeles! This past week I attended an event for the breaking ground party, in a very new and raw space, soon to be the LA flagship. Along with several friends, local artists / designers / and bloggers we kicked of a wonderful evening celebrating art and design.

The street side windows covered in Tracy Hiner’s very, very cool wallpaper!

Inside the raw space, a current gallery of featured artists.

At the party with friends (l-r): Morgan of ML Designs, Eileen of Christopher Guy, me, and Typhanie of Shoebox Decor blog.

Graffiti art, with a nod to PS Arts.

[All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design]

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