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.


Love the colorful and graphic fabrics available from The Shade Store.


A highlight, and absolute favorite, the faucets and fittings from Franz Viegener – beautiful minimal streamlined design!


More from the Buenos Aires based company, Franz Viegener.


Beautiful hardware from Franz Viegener too.


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.


Another show favorite, the beautiful cabinetry from Bauformat.


Cabinet colors come in an array of colors and finishes, from Bauformat.


Fun tile selections from Bedrosians.


A fun section featured at Dwell on Design was the Outdoor area filled with great ideas and sources for landscaping.


StepStone, Inc had these cool hexagon concrete pavers.


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.


Lacava has the classiest vanities.



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



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:


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.



Sourcing shades for one of my online design projects.



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



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


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


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

For more info, visit


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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.


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


Coveted Louboutins

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Poppy Day wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Co

I recently got an exclusive preview of the Heimtextil Trends 2013/2014 which will be presented by Messe Frankfurt next month at the trade fair taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. The Heimtextil Trends 2013/2014 offers an in-depth view on influential developments in the area of home textiles.

This year, the current trends have been categorized into four distinct personalities: the historian, the eccentric, the inventor, and the geologist.

Here’s a look at the textile preview trends of what will be shown at the Heimtextil show in 2013:

Muted colors are seen in the Historian collection.

The Eccentric features vibrant colors and textures.

Vibrancy reigns in the Eccentric collection.

The Inventor features innovative textiles.

Undoubtedly earthy in the Geologist collection.

Pretty colors featured in the fabrics from the Geologist collection.

For more info, visit the Messe Frankfurt website for features on all the home and gift shows.

Tufted headboards, tufted sofas, maybe a tufted bench…How about tufted walls? Check out these rooms taking the tufting to a whole new vertical level!

[Image above via Elle Decor, by designer Jamie Drake]

A stunning dining room by interior designer Tobi Fairley, with an upholsted built in banquette and floor to ceiling tufted walls.

A settee taken to all new heights. Image via Pinterest.

A full height tufted headboard. Image via Pinterest.

An upholstered accent wall. Image via Pinterest.

Nail-head tufting behind a pretty desk. Image via Pinterest.

A dramatic headboard spanning an entire wall in a suite at the Soho Berlin.

Last but not least, an upholstered tufted door! In a bathroom of all places! Image via ToDaLoos.

While attending High Point Market last month, I also had the opportunity to visit both the Drexel Heritage and Thomasville Showrooms located in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC).  If you happen to be in High Point – be sure to check out the IHFC and visit both showrooms which are located directly across from each other. Until then – here’s a preview of what you might see!

The entrance to the Drexel Heritage showroom.

Cassandra from Coco + Kelley tests out a fun chair in a bright yellow fabric.

One of my favorites, this tie-dyed nail-head console.

Another spectacular piece, this statement headboard upholstered in a fun bug fabric!

The fabric room at Drexel Heritage – so well stocked and organized, with an inventory of just about anything you could possibly be looking for!

There’s also an abundance of finish assortments to choose from, including many options in wood tones and paint colors.

An entire section is dedicated to dining room furnishings, including bar stools, counter stools, and a counter stool banquette – as modeled by Cassie.

For the more traditional, an upholstered headboard and foot bench make for great classics.

Among the room vignettes are lots of great accent pieces, such as this Moroccan inspired nail-head upsholstered side table.

(Be sure to check out the Drexel Heritage blog – which features us on our tour during High Point Market!)

The entrance to the two story Thomasville showroom at IHFC.

There are some fabulous headboards in their collection, like this tufted scalloped version.

All shapes & sizes, and can be customized in many fabric options.

Cute little chair, in equally cute fabric! (I saw a picture of this chair go by on Twitter as the perfect chair for “tweeting” – true!)

My infamous “Chair model Cassie” testing out a glam chair she eyed.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

Thank you to Drexel Heritage and Thomasville for the extensive tours and inviting us to come visit the showrooms during High Point Market! Thank you to Lisa Hanly for coordinating our showroom tours for High Point Market!

Last week while attending High Point Spring Market, I had the opportunity to tour the Hickory Chair showroom in North Carolina. Hickory recently celebrated their 100 year anniversary – quite an impression, and a lasting one – so happy to know the longevity of a company, with it’s furnishings made right in our country, hand made, and built to last. I could not be more supportive of that!

Here’s a glimpse into the Hickory Chair showroom – only a fraction of what is to be seen as the rooms are packed full of amazing goods. I highly recommend a visit if you happen to be in High Point, NC – but here’s a start!

Off the main entry are steps that lead to room vignette after room vignette, including spaces dedicated to Hickory Chair’s exclusive designers, including: Alexa Hampton, Mariette Himes Gomez, Suzanne Kasler, Thomas O’Brien, & more!

One of my favorite rooms was the inspiration room by Hable Construction, featuring the latest Hable Textiles. Loved how creative the display was, inspiring indeed – and really loved all the textiles!

Just something really different – textiles from Hable Construction.

And in blue too!

More from the Hable Construction inspiration room!

Another highlight of our showroom tour was meeting some of the interior designer’s in their actual spaces at Hickory Chair! Here is my friend Sheena with interior designer Alexa Hampton. (The introductions went something like this, “Hi, I’m Sheena, your summer intern.”) Alexa is also very humourous by the way, I think we all had a good laugh talking with her.

Just part of Alexa Hampton’s room vignette – the wall color is an amazing, dramatic glossy navy blue.

In the next room over, we met interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez and her daughter Brooke. It was neat to engage with them and hear their stories. Nevermind meeting them in person!

An upholstered bed designed by Mariette Himes Gomez. I like that it’s not too feminine, yet not too masculine either.

A fun, girly room designed by Suzanne Kasler. (Of course, Cassandra from Coco + Kelley immediately declared this was Ashlina from The Decorista’s future girl’s bedroom – and had to text her to tell her!)

And then ALL the girls wanted their picture taken in the room (they fit in so well!). Here’s Ashlina of The Decorista, Crystal of Rue Magazine, & Cassie from Coco + Kelley.

Another fun surprise was seeing fellow blogger and designer Tobi Fairley’s furnishings at Hickory Chair. I really think they greatly reflect Tobi’s design aesthetics!

Love this chair by Tobi too!

Also saw some interesting pieces of furniture, and lots of pretty colors too – like with this chest!

And this fun, colorul zig zag print fabric!

Pretty colors on this ottoman bench and sofa fabric and pillows, as seen at Hickory Chair.

Perfectly pretty side table as seen in a bedroom vignette.

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design

A special thank you to Hickory Chair for inviting me to tour the showroom and experience High Point. Many thanks to Laura Holland at Hickory Chair for her expertise and knowledgeable showroom tour. 

{The official High Point Market Spring 2012 poster}

I’ve just returned from a fabulous trip to High Point Market Spring 2012! Hardly made a dent in all that there is to see – but here’s a highlight of some of the things that did catch my eye!


Seeing a lot of the natural and organic, this rope chandelier at Regina Andrew really caught my attention!

And these little side tables too, also from Regina Andrew.

Noir Furniture had a ton of great accessories, furniture, and lighting – Katie of Matchbook Magazine was eyeing some of the accessories!

Oomph was fresh and vibrant – lots of colorful items in their collections!

Pretty sure this is the prettiest backgammon table I’ve ever seen!

All the little side tables from Oomph are fun in their assortment of colors and patterned tops!

Dransfield & Ross had some very pretty bedding, bathroom accessoires, and pillows in their space at High Point. I loved some of the soft muted colors in their bedding collections.

All of these bathroom accessories from Dransfield & Ross are gorgeous!

This nautical pillow in their collection has been a long time favorite of mine, perhaps stemming from my year’s of being around boats.

The Halo showroom is always where it’s happening…gotta love that edgy industrial chic vibe with a British edge by Timothy Oultan.

The fab lighting at the Halo Styles showroom.

“Kids in the window” – at the Oly showroom with Christian of Maison21, Ashlina of The Decorista, Crystal of Rue Magazine, Mandy, & Cassandra of Coco + Kelley.

So fresh and pretty and Spring-like at Oly!

There were some very pretty upholstered pieces, like this headboard from Thomasville.

And this side chair too, from Thomasville.

Loved this headboard at Drexel Heritage!

This console table from Drexel Heritage with the tie dye effect fabric and nail-head trim really caught my eye – and so did the whole vignette, love the Arabesque mirrors too!

Over at Hickory Chair, these “painterly” textiles from Hable Construction were a favorite of all of us.

The painted effect seems to be popular, as also seen on this chest at Hickory Chair.

More vibrant colors on the fabric in this Hickory Chair.

As one of the featured designer collections at Hickory Chair, Suzanne Kasler’s girl’s room vignette was oh so pretty!

As always, the Currey & Co showroom space was magnificent, filled with all their amazing lighting (& furnishing) pieces!

I spotted these fun and colorful pendants at Currey & Co from across the room!

Loved this elegant table lamp from Currey & Co named “Cassandra” after our own Cassandra from Coco + Kelley!

We had the most fun and fantastic tour of CR Laine given to us by Holly. All of us enjoyed visiting the showroom – we even got to pick out fabrics for pillows that are being made for us! Can’t wait to share that! This is the entry to the showroom space. Again, seeing lots of pretty colors and a fresh, Spring like look!

Cassandra of Coco + Kelley and Ashlina of The Decorista fit right into the CR Laine showroom!

Global Views was filled with so many great accessories & furnishings – it was like being a kid in a candy store! And lots & lots of color!

Thought this tall headboard at Global Views was very chic.

In awe of this credenza from Global Views, too – love the detailing and hardware.

The ever so cool Four Hands showroom had a lot of great things going on (& not just because they throw the best party in town during High Point Market!) – loved these cluster of pendants and the round dining table.

These colorful Moroccan lanterns were seen all through out the Four Hands showroom.

And if you are looking to catch a breath of fresh air, step out onto the balcony at Four Hands which is filled with beautiful outdoor furniture and overlooks the buildings of High Point!

All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design.

Stay tuned for more blog posts about High Point and my tours of Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, and Hickory Chair!

{the mural in “Mrs. Doheny’s” bedroom at the Greystone Mansion, designed by Woodson & Rummerfield}

Lately I have been noticing a lot of peacocks in interior design – everything from artwork to accessories! It may be a classic motif, but it certainly has made a resurgence. Take a look!

Painted peacock feathers on a platter at a show house in Austin, TX. Image via Houzz.

Peacock pillow from Dwell Studio (we actually purchased this for a client of mine).

Peacock wallpaper from Schumacher.

A peacock on a fireplace mantle – sure to be a conversation starter! Image via Houzz.

And to have that “conversation starter” – might want to sit in this peacock print chair from The Divine Chair.

Peacock napkin rings, via ZGallerie.

Peacock bench from Horchow.

Peacock mirror from Restoration Hardware.

Peacock printed wallpaper – and wall decor. Image via Houzz.

Deco Peacock Rug from Company C.

Trina Turk peacock fabric by the yard via Layla Grace.

Peacock bedding from Serena & Lily.

Peacock pillow from Chiasso.

If you’re passionate about peacocks – there is so much out there!