Friday, April 4, 2014

Legends of La Cienega 2014


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Happy to share that I'll be taking part in this year's annual Legends of La Cienega design events as an official Ambassador, joining several other fellow designers and bloggers.  For those who will be in Los Angeles for the May 7-9 events and would like to attend, register here. Looking forward to sharing and highlighting event coverage not only here on the blog, but also on both Instagram and Twitter. Stay tuned for much, much more! #LCDQLA 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sink Envy

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These unique sinks may leave you feeling, well, sink envy. Here are some various styles of distinctive sinks that will have you thinking not every bathroom has to have a very standard / sub-par sink.

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A basin cut out from a wood, earthy and organic.

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A simple yet sleep slab of marble.

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An industrial chic tin.

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Teak is always such a great wood species for wet elements.

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A trough like sink is especially great for a shared vanity.

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Another marble slab, this one cut for two.

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Thick, over-sized, and over-hanging: great for lessening splash.

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Above, just a very chic sink / vanity combo.

All images via Pinterest.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss NYC Apartment


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Supermodel Karlie Kloss shares her first NYC apartment, located in the West Village, on a quiet street just a few blocks from the Hudson River. She enlisted interior designer Nate Berkus to help her create the chic look go her very first home.

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The goal was to create a look that reflects her style, in relating to fashion, to mix and match the same way she does with clothes.

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One of her favorite spots, she says, is the kitchen - where she has a passion for baking cookies. I love the multi-level / stairs to kitchen with the paned glass and tiny dining banquette.

All images via Vogue.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Flower Power

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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

Chic Celeb Spaces

Ever wonder what the interiors of some of your favorite celeb's spaces look like? Here's a recap from one of our favorite sites: Domaine Home (a great blog site for all things interiors, celebs, and living.

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Molly Sims space is all about combining comfort and livability. Her home is a traditional colonial in Beverly Hills, CA designed by Kishani Perera. Sims and her husband share a California cool vibe in their home, with the goal for it to feel young and modern.

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The dramatic dining room lends itself a modern statement.

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The California cool living room has a very livable vibe.

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Actress Jessica Alba defines her style as modern classic with a mid-century emphasis. Her home is located high in the canyons of Beverly Hills.

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We love her playful nursery.

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The Mad Men alum and co-owner of New Orleans boutique Hazelnut designs a glamorous house in New Orleans with his partner Tom Cianfichi.

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In all white kitchen is accented with colorful and vintage finds.

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Soleil Moon Frye's eclectic Hancock Park home has a Cal-Morroccan mixed in with Spanish style architecture.

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The dining room has a light and airy feel (California vibe) with a Moroccan lantern hanging over the dining room table.

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Lauren Conrad's West LA office space is chic and sophisticated.

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Glamorous headquarters for her fashion label Paper Crown.

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The sleek and sophisticated conference table.

All images via Domaine Home.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Costume Designers Guild Awards


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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 16th Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. The event happens to be produced by a high school friend of mine who works for Jumpline, producers of the annual awards show.

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On display and on loan from a costume house, were Dorothy's red heels from the Wizard Of Oz - so neat to see in person! (And apparently my friend Deme had these on her coffee table before returning - ha!)

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We were fortunate to have access to the VIP reception (celeb hangout), and I happen to catch actress Amy Adams in a flash.

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Typhanie and I had fun taking selfies in the glamorous old school mirrors at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the event took place.

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We also saw Mad Men actress, Kiernan Brennan Shipka, mingling before the awards ceremony.

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Icon Raquel Welch presenting at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

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Typhanie looking glamorous in front of a classic vintage Buick we spotted upon leaving the Beverly Hilton.

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The next day, I attended a post event brunch and panel discussion with several of the recognized and awarded costume designers.

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The event was hosted by Lacoste.

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On display were fashion designs by FIDM students representing various film genres.

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After the symposium was a rooftop brunch (at Siren Studios) with views of Hollywood.

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Shirley and I enjoying a gorgeous February, yes February, day in LA (a glimpse of the Hollywood sign was in our backdrop).

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And a very fun surprise: seeing our friend artist Gregory Siff art on the ground level entrance of Siren Studios.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Trivia: What's behind those crazy color names?

Have you ever been picking out paint colors and wondered about those crazy paint color names? Here's a little trivia on what goes into picking out those color names...along with some impressionable colors that'll keep you remembering!

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"Mole's Breath" came after the success of Farrow & Balls "Elephant Breath". Looking for a shade of gray? This one could be a good one!

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"Ship's Ahoy" references a nautical hue, but could be a nod to "Chip's Ahoy".

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"Exclusive Plum" was crowned by Sherwin-Williams as their color of the year. Move over, Radiant Orchid.

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"Chop Sticks" is used to describe a warm, neutral beige. Not a bad point of reference when you can't perfectly describe a beige.

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Thinking of going "Vegan"? This green is lighter than kale but darker than celery.

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"Functional Gray" makes a well-rounded neutral.

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"Miami Weiss" taken from the German word, "white" - this color pairs well with "South Peach".