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.}





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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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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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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




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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.

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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

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co





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Las Vegas Winter Market is fast approaching! Kicking off the start of markets for 2014, I will be attending and covering Las Vegas Market. The five day event begins on Sunday, January 26th and runs through January 30th. The World Market Center in Las Vegas are a great source of all things furnishings, gift, and home decor related.

For more info and to register, click here.

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For the longest time I have been wanting to share the amazing rug designs from Shivhon Rugs, and the motivation to do so has finally come – especially now that Shirley (the proprietor / designer behind Shivhon Rugs) and I have become good friends! I’ve always been a fan of her colorful, graphic rugs. Most recently, Shirley has shared some of her inspiration and direction for her forthcoming Fall collection and I look forward to seeing those come to fruition! In the interim, check out some graphic faves I’ve pulled from her site along with some she sent me.

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The “pearl” is so cute, would be great for a children’s room or playroom.

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Graphically sophisticated, I quite like the “holly” area rug.

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A custom rug in the making, this is the Bella Rug.

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An image of the finished product, the Bella Rug.

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Like an abstract canvas, love the colors of the “shift” rug.

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A rug goes that goes “vroom” – I bet my nephew would love this one!

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Beautiful butterflies – “flutter” is earthy and organic.

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“Salem” is so artistic, love the movement.

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New for Spring, the “aqua” rug will take you right through summer!

For more info, visit Shivhon or contact Shirley directly, right here.





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On a recent trip to NYC I got a big dose of inspiration checking out street art through out the neighborhoods of lower Manhattan (the Bowery, SoHo, NoLita) with Ginna of 27 Ground, also the Creative Director for Marc Phillips Rugs. Ginna has been collaborating with artists to create unique, one of a kind area rugs for Marc Phillips to be auctioned off for charity in conjunction with PS Arts. Ginna and I spent an afternoon wandering the streets of NYC in search of street art followed by a visit to the Marc Phillips Rugs showroom at the D & D Building to check out an exclusive preview of the latest artists designed rug collection.

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A street artist mural in an ever changing street scape (this wall is home to various rotating artists).

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Art by Banksy.

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Graffiti art on a parked trailer in NYC.

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The work of Obey Giant, as seen on the side of a building in NYC.

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Artist Obey Giant’s area rug for Marc Phillips Rugs.

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A rug designed by Kenny Scharf for the Marc Phillips artist rug collection.

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As part of an homage to PS Arts, a child’s artwork was chosen to be turned into one of the area rug designs for the collection.

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A super fab design by Tracy Hiner of Blackcrow Studios, transforming her very chic wallpaper designs into a colorful area rug with vibrancy and movement!

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A graphic rug by artist Retna, for Marc Phillips Rugs.

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One of my faves, it’s stunning in person! By artist Cole Sternberg.

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For more, visit Marc Phillips Rugs.

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and, don’t forget to “be inspired”

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





The Rug Company, LA

Posted By Jill-LA | Nov 25, 2012 | 1 Comment | Category: Designers, Floors, Shops and Showrooms

{The Rug Company showroom in Los Angeles}

Recently I stopped by The Rug Company showroom in LA to check out some new arrivals (including an affordable new line of area rugs) as well as a chance to view the many other designer lines the company carries. Here’s a few highlights of some of some of the collections.

On display and in the showroom is the Union Jack and the Hummingbird wallhanging designed by Alexander McQueen.

A close up of the Hummingbird Ivory wallhanging designed by Alexander McQueen.

More wallhangings from the Paul Smith collection.

Lots of colors and patterns on display.

A close up of more rugs available in the showroom.

And yet still more amazing colors and patterns.

The beautiful Lavaliere rug by Giles Deacon.

Colorful yarn samples on display in the showroom.

The Rug Company Los Angeles showroom is located at 8202 Melrose Avenue, LA 90046

Tel: 323 653 0303

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design except numbers 3 & 8 from The Rug Company}





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]