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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

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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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{logo creation by Ginna}

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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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bulthaup, Robertson Blvd

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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Celebs + Fashion

Posted By Jill-LA | 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}





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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}





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This past week I attended a dinner with Miele, focusing on Miele’s Better Living philosphy: “We want our consumers to live the best life possible.”  With that in mind, we witnessed the preparations of am amazing dinner brought to us by Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales, proprietor of Nirvana Grille in Laguna Beach, CA. She spent the evening with us at the Beverly Hills Miele showroom and prepared the most delicious four course meal, sharing her cooking skills and use of Miele appliances.

  The Miele showroom transformed to accommodate a large dinner party, guests included designers and bloggers.

The food preparations.

Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales demonstrating her cooking methods using Miele appliances.

Part of the appetizers and first course.

A very sleek and contemporary Miele hood.

An integrated Miele coffee system (which take the Nespresso capsules – my new addiction!).

The storefront as seen from inside the Miele Beverly Hills showroom.

Thank you to Miele and Chef Lindsay Smith-Rosales for hosting such a great event!

{Photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design}





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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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