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A friend of mine was recently interested in upgrading his pendant lighting in his rental, a dining room area that needed better quality of lighting. He was intrigued with the idea of a drum shade pendant. Thanks to my friends at Lamps Plus, they were able to help out with just the right fixture.

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Given a few options, he chose the Possini Euro Drum Pendant in white. The 20″ diameter size was perfect for his round dining table and the white shade provides added clear white lighting that the space needs.

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The same fixture also comes in a bronze color.

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The best part? The pendant was an easy DIY install that he was able to change out and install without an electrician. A little modifying of the cord length and it works perfect for his space!

Thank you to Lamps Plus!

Room photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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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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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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I’ve been using Art.com as a source for specifying art for client projects and using on client concept boards to convey how art selections will fit into a room setting. I recently had the opportunity to experience a new app from Art.com: the SwitchArt app. A fun app that allows you to upload images (your pictures) to the app, select to be printed, & easily switch out with a magnetic backing for an ever changing art look.

 

“The SwitchArt app from Art.comSwitchArt is the simplest way to change out prints, often and easily, in the same frame. Watch a tutorial here to see how it works. The great thing about SwitchArt is if you want a new look, simply peel off the print and replace it with a new one in seconds. No hammer required. No need to buy a new frame.
The new Art.com SwitchArt App makes things even easier and allows you to bring your photo stream straight to your walls. Simply download the app, buy a pack, and begin uploading personal photos from their your camera roll, Instagram feed or Facebook page. Each pack includes a SwitchArt™ Magnetic Frame in the color and size of your choice, and a number of prints you select.”

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Art.com’s line up of mobile apps for art selection and ordering.

  

  

One tool that is a great feature on Art.com is the ability to view different frames and mat features for art pieces. I use this for client project selections and screenshot the images for my concept boards. It’s such a great way to incorporate the right look into a room design – or helpful for the consumer trying to select the best frame option.

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Incorporating art ideas and selections into a gallery wall concept board for a client.

“The SwitchArt app from Art.comSwitchArt is the simplest way to change out prints, often and easily, in the same frame. Watch a tutorial here (Please link “here” to: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4083183488001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAMEmW8Lk~,3OBbkV8xdICO09fK59yGx_V4sQCb4c0P&bctid=4084766967001) to see how it works. The great thing about SwitchArt is if you want a new look, simply peel off the print and replace it with a new one in seconds. No hammer required. No need to buy a new frame.
The new Art.com SwitchArt App makes things even easier and allows you to bring your photo stream straight to your walls. Simply download the app, buy a pack, and begin uploading personal photos from their your camera roll, Instagram feed or Facebook page. Each pack includes a SwitchArt™ Magnetic Frame in the color and size of your choice, and a number of prints you select.”Have fun playing on the Art.com website! And if you ever need design advice laying out a gallery wall with your selections from Art.com please feel free to contact me!





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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend an event with Bosch Appliances at their headquarters in my (native) Orange County, CA. The two day event included a handful of designers and bloggers to experience, learn, and interact hands-on with the Bosch line up of products. (One thing I can say is we were very well fed over the course of just a few days!)

Our first evening began with cocktails and this view, from Laguna Beach, CA at The Deck restaurant.

The evening progressed to a sunset dinner hosted by Bosch at The Deck restaurant where we met and talked with many of the a Bosch team members.

Bosch even added their “stamp” to our desserts.

 

Early the next morning we were straight over to the Bosch Experience & Design Center, a full showroom of product displays and a full functioning kitchen. I took to Bosch’s integrated coffee machines. The built-in coffee makers provide everything from coffee, espresso, cappuccino, at the touch of a button in record making seconds. As a coffee connessier, I was addicted. And kept going back, for more, and more, and more. As everyone knows! So good.

By late morning, we were learning everything about Bosch design and engineering with demonstrations in their modern state of the art kitchens.

And by noon we were in the kitchen ourselves, with interactive cooking and preparing our lunch for the day! (Bloggers seen here teamed up with Bosch employees.)

Fortunately everything cleaned up well, in the quietest of dishwashers from Bosch.

 

Our afternoon was spent with presentations by Dwell and round table discussions.

Thank you to Bosch and Dwell for hosting us! 

{All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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I was recently introduced to the online source of Fiber and Water: a collection of accessories, including wall art and pillows, printed on burlap. Hand-crafted in Maine, with many patterns having a nautical theme, I was instantly attracted given my beach and boating upbringing on the Southern California coast. So much so, I encouraged Phoebe of Fiber and Water to reach out to our local boutiques, especially those of my hometown of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. Here are some of my favorite finds!

Love this coral pillow in teal.

The Reef Knot: Remiscent of my boating days.

 

A classic sailboat.

 

A collection of map prints are available in both pillows and wall art.

Of course, I had to find my home state.

Vintage prints are also available.

 

Monograms and custom prints make for great gifts.

 

For the dog lovers: cute pug prints.

 

 

Last but not least: I’m loving all the pattern prints!

A fun orange chevron.

 

For more, visit: www.fiberandwater.com





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Last month, just before the holidays, I received an invite from the cool guys at Clutter, to attend an event at Fleurish which included drinks and food and floral making arrangements. Fleurish is a local florist in Brentwood (Los Angeles) that provides a “bar” to create and make your own floral arrangements. A fun concept and a great place to team up for an event or party as the Clutter guys did!

And the question: Who/what is Clutter? They are a new company revolutionizing the idea of storing your extra “clutter” or perhaps a few things around the house you’d like “out” yet not ready to part with and maybe just don’t have the space to store it either. The people from Clutter will come and package up those extras, haul it away, inventory it, and store it. All until you are ready or needing for them to bring it back!

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The walk-in floral fridge to pick your own flowers!

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Signage seen within the retail space.

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The “flower bar” where creations are made!

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My creation. It was deemed “organic” while my partner in crime Deanna (a wedding planner), churned out something much more architectural in design. Ironically. She has a keen eye inherent of her event planning business.

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Gift bags and sweets, courtesy of Clutter, to take home.

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And a special shout out to Josh from Clutter. He has skill when it comes to assembling gift bags. Thank you for the gifts Clutter! I have a special gift certificate giveaway to come!

For more info, visit Clutter.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design





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I was recently looking for a window treatment company for one of my online design projects and came across DaVill Blinds: a competitively priced site for shades, shutters, and blinds backed by the trust of two former interior designers. Given their motto is they never have a sale, I felt the stability of pricing and being able to buy when ready (vs the sometimes rush to buy my clients get to score a sale). In other words, a great resource for clients who may implement the selections on their own time and budget.

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Sourcing shades for one of my online design projects.

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DaVill offers various types of blind options, such as these basswood versions.

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Blackout roller shades (great for bedrooms) come in a variety of colors.

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Solar shades, like the above, along with other cellular and roller shades are available too.

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And blinds that are available in a range of color options, metallics too

For more info, visit www.DaVillBlinds.com





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The Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard, in the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, is in full festive holiday mode. The front windows are decorated with gifts and an elegant white tree among sophisticated Christopher Guy furniture pieces. I happen to pass by the other evening en route to an event and catpured a few pictures of the glam window display.

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A view from the sidewalk of the Christopher Guy showroom on Beverly Boulevard.

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Christopher Guy’s iconic display of a tree, reminiscent of one I saw at Decorex while on Blog Tour London with Modenus.

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One of the most elegant and glamourous holiday window displays on Beverly Blvd.

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A glimpse into the showroom.

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And on the other side is another window display – a complete living room vignette turned facing the street!

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Would love your vote for a chance to win a spot on the Ambiente Frankfurt Blog Tour with Modenus, please click “Like” here and check out all the other great holiday window display pictures!

Happy Holidays!

Photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

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