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.


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.




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.

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Spring is just around the corner and with that comes the crisp whites, the pretty yet vibrant colors, and the trends: florals are showing up in both fashion and interiors. Here are some great finds in you’re thinking of incorporating a little flower power into your home or wardrobe.


Floral Pillow via Etsy

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Monogrammed Plate via Layla Grayce

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Regina Andrews Mod Floral Accent Table

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Rose Knob from Anthropologie

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Floral skirt from JCrew


Coveted Louboutins

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co

Costume Designers Guild Awards

Posted By materialgirls | Feb 27, 2014 | No Comments | Category: Celebs, Design Bloggers, Events, Fashion, Website News


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.


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!)


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


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


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


Icon Raquel Welch presenting at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.


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


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


The event was hosted by Lacoste.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Kelly Wearstler and guests.


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


I love how Marcia captured this lighting fixture in detail!


And the essence of these accessories.


Author Nancie Clare signing book copies.


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


Another great capture of signature Kelly Wearstler accessories.


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

Special thanks to Marcia Prentice for sharing your fabulous photos!

Mixing It Up!

Posted By materialgirls | Sep 15, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Color, Decorating, Design Inspiration, Fashion, Trends


In both interiors and fashion, sometimes it’s fun to break out of the norm and mix things up a bit, be it color or pattern or any mix of eclectic styles. These rooms evoke a balanced harmony despite a mix of colors and pattern – try mixing it up!


{A bold graphic rug with a pattern toile bedding.}


{A color combo seen in the area rug above.}


{Mixing color: greens and greens, moss and emerald.}

{All kinds of great color and pattern…and art.}

{Mixing it up in fashion too, color and graphics.}

{A mix of furnishings, area rug, and window treatment – creates a visual interest.}


{A muted background with a splash of color.}


{Adding an unexpected splash of color to an outfit.}


{A shared girl’s bedroom with two distinct color and pattern palletes, that harmonize so well together.}


{Bold colors that pair so well together.}


{Even bolder.}

All images via Pinterest.

On “The Coveteur” – Monique Lhuillier

Posted By materialgirls | Jan 28, 2013 | 1 Comment | Category: Celebs, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fashion

I loved coming across Monique Lhullier (Los Angeles based fashion designer) on The Coveteur today. The article not only features her clothing collection (stylish shoes, jaw dropping dresses, pretty purses) but glimpses into Bel Air home (which was once featured here on Elle Decor, and has always been a favorite of mine). For the full feature, check it out here.


{Fashion Designer Monique Lhuillier in her formal entry way at her home in Bel Air.}


{I know, I want this collection too. <sigh> }


{This is what I mean about jaw dropping: love this dress!}


{These are so pretty too!}


{In her living room, as once featured in Elle Decor magazine.}


{As quoted on The Coveteur: “If I wasn’t a designer I would be an interior decorator. I love creating beautiful and interesting spaces. A friend of mine from the Philippines has a company called Celestina. She finds stunning shells from the island to create these unique bags.”}


{Her blissful backyard.}


{Her charming Bel Air home!}

All images via The Coveteur – one of my favorite sites for a little voyeurism into the lifestyles of some fashionable people!

Check out interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s feature here too!

Celebs + Fashion

Posted By materialgirls | 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}

Art + Fashion

Posted By materialgirls | Feb 21, 2012 | 7 Comments | Category: Art, Fashion

{framed Hermes scarves}

When art + fashion collide…

All images via Pinterest

Brizo Fashion Week

Posted By materialgirls | Feb 14, 2012 | 5 Comments | Category: Design Bloggers, Events, Fashion, Kitchens

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Fashion Week in NYC, sponsored on behalf of Brizo Faucet, along with their unique collaboration with fashion designer Jason Wu. The three day event kicked off with a cocktail party where we were introduced to the other 19 bloggers invited to attend, which is now infamously known as “Blogger 19” based on the original group of nineteen participating bloggers and designers.

In taking part in the event, we had the opportunity to preview the collections from Brizo, including yet to be released concepts and the inspiration behind the designs. It was amazing to hear first hand from the actual Brizo designers themselves…and have them ask us for insightful feedback and input on products in the works!

While many of the products that are still in development can not be shared, one that is an up and coming release is this “handle-less” lavatory faucet! It operates by using Brizo’s hands free technology and adjusting the water temperature by rotating the finial on the top!

Fashion Designer Jason Wu’s exclusive collection of accessories for Brizo, inspired by Baroque design.

And of course we wouldn’t be invited to attend Fashion Week without an invite to the Jason Wu fashion show!

The packed crowd at the Jason Wu fashion show.

Sitting front and center at the show!

The dramatic red doors from which the models entered, the collection was very theatrical and inspired by Chinese inspiration (including the Chinese dynasty, military, and Hollywood regency). Check out a video of the fashion show here!

A model walking the runway.

I also got a backstage pass to check out the “behind the scenes” at the Jason Wu fashion show!

(Models being interviewed after the show.)

The hair & make-up inspiration board.

The set up backstage and behind the scenes.

Jason Wu being interviewed right after the show.

Following the fashion show we were invited to an intimate after party with Jason Wu at a penthouse suite with extraordinary views of the Manhattan skyline!

Jason Wu at the after party with the fabulous Brizo team!

A sincere thank you to Brizo for inviting me to attend and hosting such an amazing event and experience! I feel so honored to have been included among “the best Blogger 19 group” ever! (Shhh…that’s what they told us!)

Jason Wu for Target

Posted By materialgirls | Feb 05, 2012 | 4 Comments | Category: Designers, Fashion

Fashion Designer Jason Wu launched his exclusive collection for Target today in stores and online. The 53 piece collection includes accessories, handbags, dresses, and separates which all retail for under $60. Rumor has it pieces have already hit eBay and most stores sold out in minutes!

Jason Wu for Target Trench Coat in Black

Jason Wu for Target Peplum Top in Gold, Pleated Skirt in Black,  & Lace Clutch.

Jason Wu for Target Flared Dress in Black with Nude Patent Leather Belt

Jason Wu for Target Collared Cap-Sleeve Pleated Blouse in Red, with Pleated Skirt in Navy Floral.

Jason Wu for Target Straw Cluth

Looking forward to meeting Jason Wu this coming week during Fashion Week in NYC, sponsored by Brizo!

A very special thank you to Christian of Maison21 for nominating my name for the event! Check out the giveaway he is currently featuring on his blog for a Brizo Faucet, and read about his own trip to attend Fashion Week with Brizo!

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