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5 Killer Rooms That Say Wow with Black Paint

One of my girlfriends came over last night and we got to chatting about--can you believe it--decorating!? LOL

She just purchased a beautiful town home, complete with a marble kitchen and 10 foot ceilings. 

We were talking about how to decorate this nook /separate section of her family room .  Since she wants it to be her office, the back wall would be the perfect place to do something fun and unique.  While we initially discussed wallpaper, I'm now thinking a gorgeous black wall would be killer. I mean killer. 

On that note, check out these rooms that have black walls.. Can't go wrong folks


Tour Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's Home: Tour Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's Home

Jenni Kayne's Home

Rug and black accent wall: Rug and black accent wall
via Home Adore

accent wall with paint, shelves, and frames: accent wall with paint, shelves, and frames
via 4men1lady

Oh my. I love this staircase. What will become of me if I don't immediately incorporate it into my house?: Oh my. I love this staircase. What will become of me if I don't immediately incorporate it into my house?
via Interior Collective

The Accent Wall // Why It Works: The Accent Wall // Why It Works
via my domaine


Ummm.. Yes Please!

I see design goodness every day--after all it's my job. BUT, its NOT everyday you see a bathroom like this

Can we say killer? Putting this in my file for "next home ideas"

What do you think?

#interiordesign: #interiordesign



The Washington Post Features JWS Interiors and Box of Chic

 Washington Post writer Jura Koncius gave me an extra spring in my step today! 

She wrote this wonderful article on JWS Interiors & Box of Chic.  I couldn't be more honored and thrilled!   

Here's a quick snippet of the article. Click here to read in its entirety. 

We finished curating the holiday box and I'll give you a hint--we have a marble piece in the box.  It's only $49 for the box ..can't say it enough when I say this is an awesome gift for someone who loves design and/or entertaining!

Thanks for letting me share my passion with all of you!


Mud Room Marvelous

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!
A special shout out to my Dad--we celebrated his birthday this weekend with our entire family. So grateful to have him in our lives! 

Today, and likely because I'm looking at my disorganized mud room, I wanted to focus on getting organized now that school is starting.

In fact, our mudroom door entry to the garage is so small, that it hits the dryer door if both doors are opened at the same time!

I've been dying to create a larger space in there but I  don't have any time right now to build it out and make it a neat place for my kids' coats, shoes, book bags, etc.

Which leads me to this glorious photo of a mudroom (with nice built ins in the family room) by Rebecca Loewke Interiors based in Menlo Park, California.

My favorite feature--the genius idea to have pull out drawers for shoes! Love!

What do you think?

Presidio Basement Mudroom


Brooke Shield's Home

Happy Friday!  

What a week here at JWS Interiors and Box of Chic!  

So thrilled to start shipping out orders this weekend to all of you who ordered! Also, stay tuned as I've soon have a sneak peek on our Holiday box and then a full reveal later in September!

Today I wanted to showcase Brooke Sheild's Hampton's home as featured in Better Homes & Gardens. 

Which room is your fav?

Check out Brooke Shield's Hamptons hideaway on
via Better Homes and Gardens


Lust List: Design & Fashion

I'm ready for fall--I love fall clothes and am excited for the air and the leaves change here in the DC area. 

Here are a few of my favorite items I'm lusting after!

Loving ponchos and big sweaters!

Olivia Palermo - all black. This is my typical fall weekend style. Boots, leggings, oversized top.

Loving these sweaters: 

Buy HERE and Buy Here

Luv to Look | Curating Fashion & Style: Street

Enzi Basket – The Citizenry
These  hand-woven gorgeous baskets can be used for anything--collecting magazines, holding blankets by your sofa; kids' toys and more!

Buy here! 


New Ideas For My Daughter's Room


So I may have mentioned this before, but my daughter wants to re-do her bedroom, and rightly so.  She needs new paint, a bigger bed, and well, she wants lavender. 

I've been doing research on different ideas for her space and wanted to share. 

Which is your fav?

luv the fluff and pop of purple

A pale lavender may be another option? It looks nice with white and green accents.

via Centsational girl
madeline weinrib rug in gorgeous bedroom. color scheme for a girl who likes purple.
via Atlanta Homes


A New Design Website --Hanover Avenue

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you today a gorgeous new design website that takes the guesswork out of decorating-

My designer friend Anne just launched Hanover Avenue with a new concept that everyone is talking about! 

Using 3-D technology and therefore to-scale spaces, Hanover Avenue depicts beautifully designed spaces so that anyone can help re-create the look in their home.   

Hanover Avenue offers:
-Design Guides
-Buying Guides
-Even videos so that you can become your own designer--save your money and spend it on your home!

I'm honored she is featuring my family room design today!  Below is just a small sneak peek of my room, all presented in Anne's super cool 3-D design technology. 

Check out the buying guide with direct links so you can pick the pieces you love and buy for your own home!

Be sure to click over to Hanover Avenue to learn about how I put this space together and where you can buy the pieces!




The Weekend/THANK YOU

Hello and Happy Friday!

I'm drinking my coffee and quickly writing up this post this morning . 

I'm ready for a relaxing weekend and wanted to first say thank you to all of you who sent me texts, emails and voice messages about Box of Chic being on The Today Show.  I'm so thankful for the opportunity but most importantly that you cared so much to reach out! 

We are selling out fast of our first box, so if you want one or have someone special in mind, we are packing them up, so buy yours today HERE   And, I'll have a sneak peek next month on one item that will be in the HOLIDAY don't want to miss out on this one--it's for anyone who likes to entertain! 

And, here's me... this is what I want to do all weekend (will never happen, but for a few minutes, I'll enjoy the quiet) 



What Dreams Are Made Of--The Today Show Features Box of Chic

Hi Everyone!

I am so amazed to share with you that The Today Show featured my new home decor subscription box, Box of Chic Wednesday morning!

This is a dream come true as I just got the call from the show a few days ago that they were interested in featuring it with Hoda and Kathy Lee! 

Check out the VIDEO and photo! 

We are offering our first boxes--a September/October box themed for your desk  and a Nov/December Holiday box (hint hint that will be themed for entertaining) for only $49!

Buy today before we sell out! 

Thank you so much for your support!