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7.23.2014

A Reader's Favorite Room


Hi!

Today I wanted to share a photo that was sent in for my "Readers' Favorite Room" blog post where I asked for readers to send in their favorite photo of a room in their home.

Today's adorable nursery is from Sara Crook of Put Together, a blog that covers decor, food, organizational tips and more. I hope you love her adorable nursery and how she incorporated pops of yellow as a an accent color.  Thanks Sara!

XOXO





7.22.2014

Stacking Up: Great Uses of Bookshelves

The number one easiest way to decorate your home is with books. 

Here's why: they add life, detail, and don't have to cost a lot when decorating your space. 
 The good old library is a great way to get bargain books to fill your shelves! 

Books can fill out a coffee table, shelves, and even floor space! (You know you've seen those pictures of books stacked under tables and even used AS tables!)

I love it when (like this first photo from Architectural Digest) bookshelves are built in over doors. It's a great use of space, and a design detail that shouldn't be overlooked. 

Here are some fab examples of bookshelves. 

XOXO





via Architectural Digest


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full wall bookshelves. Amazing way to organize a room, save space and highlight different decor.

via flickr.com

It's all about the dark brown floor to ceiling bookcase...
blogs.babble.com


These floating shelves are much cheaper than Ikea's bookcases  & look cooler too!  If you can find them in Ikea's "as is" section for less AND on their 10% off "as is" Wednesdays- big score!  Or look for these type of shelves at other home improvement stores.  [IKEA lack shelves as bookcase]
bellemaison23.com


7.21.2014

Lavender Lust

Happy Monday everyone! 

I don't know about you, but lavender isn't the first color that comes to mind when I'm designing a room, but after doing my weekly design research and looking for inspiration, I'm smitten with this pastel hue.

Lavender is a sophisticated color and when done right can make an interior sing.  Check out these photos of great lavender rooms--from master bedrooms to chic living rooms--that look like a million bucks!

XOXO


Contemporary living room with lavender Louis XIV chairs, a Saarinen inspired coffee table with a glass top and purple hydrangenas
via Cococozy.com

symmetry, canopy bed, madeline weinrib rug, purple bedroom, sofa palette, bed curtains, bench at end of bed

via a lifesdesign.blogspot.com





Style Profile: Laura Tutun, lavender, grey and white changing room. luxury
Design by Laura Tutun


Girl's Room.  Kat Liebschwager
Design by Kat Leibschwager

Bold lavender, chartreuse, and aqua make a happy color combination. Design: Pat Healing
via House Beautiful












7.18.2014

Jet Setter: Barcelona

Happy Friday!

I'm so ready for the weekend and am actually skipping town for an extended weekend with a girlfriend and all of our kids! Packing in the car and driving together will be so much fun ~

Speaking of skipping town--Barcelona has been on my bucket list for some time now.  One of my clients--and now friend--is talking of going, so hopefully I can check this one off my list in the Fall!

I found these gorgeous photos to share with you.  If you've been, please comment and tell us what you love!

XOXO 


Places to Stay: 


Placa Reial, Barcelona, Spain

Abac Hotel and Restaurant

Barcelona A beautiful & lively city... Accented by the Mediterranean Sea... My mother's maternal side is from Barcelona.. Great place to see one's roots ❤️

Beautiful Interiors: El Palauet Living Barcelona Hotel

W Barcelona. Barcelona is on the list of possibilities for the big birthday blowout trip of Summer 2013
W Barcelona


La Rambla: The most colorful street in #Barcelona, with open-air markets, historic cafes and people dressed as statues! Don't miss this walk, which ends at a beautiful pier.
via ytravelblog.com



Gaudi steps in Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain

7.17.2014

Modern Architectural Details: Using Glass Walls and Doors to Add Interest

Hi Everyone!

Today's post was exciting for me to put together in that I have a love affair with architectural details such as large windows like these beauties I'm showing today.  They add so much life and extra "je ne sais quoi" about a space.  And truth be told, while I love the home we are in, it does make me want to build a home from scratch so that we can use these types of design elements.  A dream? Maybe, but I'd like to think we can make it happen in the next few years. Only time will tell...  

 I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did researching to show you today.

XOXO




steel frame windows
via Studio William Hefner


kitchen
via Studio William Hefner

Windowed Doors

via archdaily.com

windows
via southshoredecorating.com

indoor outdoor dining | Est Magazine
via thedesignchaser.com

7.16.2014

New Portfolio Photos: My Luxe Makeover For A Couple's Whole House Design

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to post all the pictures from my makeover of a Cape Cod style home that a nice 20-something couple hired me to design.  They pulled me into the design process with only wood studs up--no drywall, no floor, no electricity. 

After 7 months, we completed and here is the result!
So happy to share with you all!

Huge thanks to The Glitter Guide for featuring the makeover yesterday! 

Thanks to MA for the opportunity and Stacy Zarin Goldberg for taking the fabulous photos!

XOXO




Lower Level









Upper Level






Loft/Office


7.15.2014

Glitter Guide Features JWS Interiors Whole House Makeover

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to finally share with you my whole house makeover for a young 20-something couple as featured today on the Glitter Guide!

  They gutted an old Cape Cod style home and called me to design it.  We used a lot of neutrals--grays, creams, white and black for some drama.  

Check out the Glitter Guide article and the photos I've been waiting months to show you! I'll showcase more tomorrow.
 Special thanks to Stacy Zarin Goldberg who photographed the entire home.

XOXO
Here's a sneak peek shot, but hop over to Glitter Guide to see everything!

photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg copyright 2013

photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg copyright 2013



7.14.2014

DESIGN SALE! Furniture & Accessories For Sale

Happy Monday everyone!

Today, I am sharing with you great furniture--some old and some new--that  I am selling! I also have many pillows/pillow covers to sell if you are interested...

Local Northern VA Pickup only please.

Here are photos of everything with prices!  First come, first serve. *No returns*
 Email me at jwsinteriors@yahoo.com to arrange pick up. 

Happy Shopping!

XOXO


Selling this pair of White Nightstands/End Tables.
Dimensions: 29.5" wide x 17" deep x 29.5" high

 $650 for pair   Regularly $1100+ with shipping
 (*Please note there is a thin paint crack across the top of both nightstands--they are new and came that way but can easily be fixed or simply covered with books/accessories) 





This  Table I bought an an antiques fair (black legs)
Dimensions: 84" long x 42" wide 
 $680 
AND 
Eight (8) Faux Leather Chairs (Dark brown legs)
(Great for families with kids!) 
Spill proof! Just wipe up spills/messes
$80 each 
(Chairs with cutout in back as featured in this picture)






This CB2 lamp $75  
(BUT MINE IS ALL WHITE--SHADE IS GLOSSY WHITE, LAMP BASE AND ARC METAL, ALL WHITE)

big dipper arc floor lamp



Ballard Designs Black Round Mirror with Gilded Edge
Dimensions: 36" Round
$60