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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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Coveted Louboutins

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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





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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}





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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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“Welcome to High Point”

Art at Chic Art

Lighting from Currey & Company

Art from Trowbridge Gallery

Christian May & Ginna Christensen at Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Showplace at dusk

Rare birds at the Antiques Center at Market Square

Collage from Younger at 220 Elm

Lighting from Circa Lighting / Visual Comfort

Fabrics and furniture seen at the suites at Market Square

At the Four Hands showroom

Fun times with friends: Me, Annie from Empiric, and Ginna from 27Ground

Architecture in High Point

Colorful cow hide rugs seen at the suites at Market Square

The courtyard at 220 Elm

Rick Springfield in concert during High Point Market

Press breakfast hosted by the High Market Authority, focusing on fashion and design

Tie-dye, seen at Skyline, at 220 Elm

Blog brothers separated at birth: Scot Meacham Wood & Christian May

Showplace at night

Chic Art, as seen at the suites at Market Square

Get your party hat, er, house on, at the Proximity Hotel

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Blog Tour London bloggers reunite at the Halo Party: Cheryl, me, Christian

Lighting from Currey & Company

Chair from CR Laine

Area rugs from Marc Phillips

Old bank vault in the recently restored Radio Building in High Point

The suites at Market Square

It was great seeing so many designers, bloggers, and showroom friends alike at this past High Point Market! It was especially fun catching up with fellow Material Girls Chicago blogger Julia!

Images via Instagram,  @jsinteriordesign





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On my recent trip to High Point, NC for the Fall Furnishings Market, I had the opportunity to tour 220 Elm. One of several clusters of large scale buildings housing showrooms, 220 Elm is located right in downtown to High Point. The building features four levels of showrooms under one roof, ranging from residential to commercial, and is a go to source for contemporary furnishings.

Just outside the main entrance to 220 Elm is a colorful courtyard filled with contemporary outdoor furnishings, a great place for visitors to congregate.

One of the showrooms located within 220 Elm is the Leif Petersen showroom, which carries a range of European brand furniture lines.

A credenza from the Italian company Antonella Italia has a unique shape to it.

Loved these cluster of pendants (mounted from a single canopy) which is featured over a dining table upon entering Leif Petersen.

These colorful chairs by Flux are a hit! They come knocked down, folded like an origami shape, made of strong durable polypropylene, and are suitable for both interior and exteriors. Although they are surprisingly comfortable, cad add a separate cushion for extra padding and color.

The showroom also offers several flooring lines, such as this rug collection by Linie Design, the thick pile shaggy area rugs in a range of colors are all handmade.

A line of casegoods from Sangiacomo features many unique shelving and wall units. This wall mounted unit with a flip down panel and interior lighting makes for a great bar, especially in compact settings.

A contemporary, versatile wall unit for tv and storage also showcases various lighting features.

These modular, stackable drawer units are really cool – can stack to your desired height and vary the openings.

A larger rectangular version, which also come in a range of colors.

Within some are a single drawer panel disguised as two compartments, maintaining the clean, simple, modern look.

A selection of lighting lines is featured through out the Leif Petersen showroom, loved these globe pendants.

Some lines within the showroom are great for specifying commerical projects, such as these cafe tables and colorful chairs.

A really fun line is by Miniforms, which embraces technology with casegood pieces featuring iPod docks, iPhone charges within a side table, and other tech hookups conveniently built into the piece of furniture. We all proposed their side tables with iPhone charges be located within the lobby of 220 Elm – it would become our go to place for charging up during market!

Thank you to Heinz of 220 Elm for hosting us for a fabulous lunch and an afternoon of showroom tours!

Thank you to High Point Market Authority for putting together another great market, as always!

[All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design]

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