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Lamps Plus just released an online lookbook of their Color + Plus lighting collection (featuring a range of over 100 designer colors with custom-coordinated shades, bases, and finials). It was fun to be featured in the lookbook with several other designers, bloggers, and television personalities. To view the full lookbook, click here.

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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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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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I was recently specifying hardware for a kitchen remodel project and I took to DuVerre Hardware in search of some unique and interesting finds. DuVerre Hardware was also a sponsor of Blog Tour London, which I took part in this past Fall. When they first sent me their catalog, I was captivated by some of the pieces from their Designer collections (Clodagh, Heinz Pfleger, Goodman & Charlton…to name a few).

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This is a very sculptural pull by William Harvey, it comes in three widths and three finishes.

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A large square knob by Heinz Pfleger in antique brass.

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Another from Austrian designer Heinz Pfleger, a square pull in satin nickel.

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Lotus knob in oil rubbed bronze by William Harvey.

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A large pull from the Marcel collection in matte black.

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A square knob called Offset by Erin Adams in oil rubbed bronze.

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Inspired by nature, the Pomegrante series from Heinz Pfleger.

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The unique Primitive pull by Clodagh.

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Another by Clodagh, this pull is called Stacked and comes in two finishes.

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Yet another artistic piece by Clodagh, this is called Tribal and is shown in antique brass.

(*Please note all of the above pieces are available in a variety of finishes, sizes, and all are available in both knobs and pulls.)

For more info, visit DuVerre





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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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The other day I happen to drop by the Los Angeles showroom of Plantation LA, a furniture store co-owned by my friend Clayton. Plantation actually has multiple locations, the Los Angeles location that I visited on La Brea Ave, another showroom in Santa Monica, and yet another in San Francisco. Here’s a look at the La Brea showroom!

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Near the front entrance is a bed vignette set up with an interesting headboard and accessories.

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These table clocks make great accessories!

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Love this mirror!

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And love this chair too! (Both Maison21 & I are “fighting” over it!)

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But if I can have this chandelier then Maison21 can have the chair! (Actually the chair might look fun with the chandelier, nope – may have to have both!)

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Pretty pillows.

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Really love this sconce!

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And the pendant fixture too!

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Chic metal base bench for the foot of the bed.

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Corner chair and pretty mirror.

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Modern wall decor.

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Vibrant color chair surrounded by eclectic accessories.

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A view of the interior of the showroom.

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Visit Plantation LA!

144 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323 932 0511

[All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design]





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Posted By Jill-LA | Dec 15, 2012 | 2 Comments | Category: Kitchens, Shops and Showrooms

Having two friends that have both worked / one currently working at Bulthaup, a German kitchen design company, I’ve long been familiar with this exclusive contemporary kitchen product. I happen to pop into our local Los Angeles showroom on Robertson Boulevard recently for a quick visit.

A full kitchen is on display in the showroom to view the various cabinet styles and finishes.

Sleek countertops integrating a sink make a Bulthaup kitchen uber minimalistic.

The streamlined sink detail.

Part of Bulthaup’s “Kitchen Workshop” concept, a kitchen workbench with a cabinet for housing appliances and supplies.

A kitchen vignette showcasing lower and upper cabinets with open work space.

Everything has it’s place: functional yet minimalistic.

The appliance garage; one of my favorite features for any kitchen (& have incorporated them into a few of my own kitchen design projects).

Appliances integrated into tall cabinet storage.

…or concealed behind cabinet doors.

The bulthaup showroom in LA is located at 152 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

{Photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}

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