3.30.2012

Spring Break

Hello everyone,
It's my kids' spring break so we are heading out!  Chic Coles will be guest posting for me on Tuesday. Until then, have a great week!

XOXO
Jennifer



In2Green Eco Blankets--Ikat, Morocco, and More

I recently walked into a local home decor and fashion boutique and fell in love with these beautiful, modern, and very soft blankets by In2Green, who sells environmentally responsible products.  These blankets are so soft and warm and come in a variety of colorways. Would be perfect for cool summer nights, especially at a beach house! Makes a great housewarming present too. Price is approx. $115.  Here are a few of the patterns:


XOXO
Jennifer



3.29.2012

Jonathan Adler Sale

3.28.2012

Great Find: Console For Less

Hi Everyone,

I was in HomeGoods yesterday, part of my weekly run, and came across this console and fell in love. I've been looking at consoles--not only for clients but for myself as well--and was so excited to find this!  I loved the size, the uniqueness of the legs, the color and the simple pull rings. And, the price was right at only $225.

 I've decided to keep for myself because it fits in my hallway nicely. Now I'll just be playing around with the tabletop arrangement. I just set a couple of items on top, but will decorate it soon.  What do you think?

XOXO
Jennifer




3.27.2012

Bold Fabrics, Affordable Prices

Need a little design lift?  Bold patterns, colors, and textures can help elevate a space in minutes if done right. I'm always on the lookout for beautiful, inexpensive fabrics that can dress up a room via pillows or even re-upholstering an old piece of furniture.

These lively prints from Waverly I found on Joann Fabrics and fell in love. If you're not sure about the exact color, you can order an 8x8 inch swatch for $3.  How would you use these?

XOXO
Jennifer









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3.26.2012

Glam Up Your Place: Chic and Sleek

I love all things lacquered...especially in white or a bold color like turquoise. so, when I came across Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' tree-trunk tables--all very glamorously lacquered--I was excited.  They come in gray, white or onyx for $370.

I'd put one next to a chair or sofa, or put two together for extra seating. Approx. 16" high x 13" round.

XOXO
Jennifer


3.23.2012

SNEEK PEEK: Family Room Project Using Gray Paint

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday everyone!  I went to my client's house yesterday and voila..no more yellow paint! So excited to see the freshly painted white fireplace and walls painted Benjamin Moore's Cosmopolitan.  Coming along nicely! The rug and chairs are in.. waiting on the rest!  Check out the BEFORE pic and the room now..... What do you think?

XOXO
Jennifer

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3.22.2012

Foyer Design Board

Just a quick post on a foyer I'm working on. Here are all the main pieces.  We'll fill in the bottom console shelf with decorative items. We used affordable pieces from Ballard Designs including the Benedetta Console and  Courbe ottomans in Domino-Chocolate fabric.  I think it's a fresh, modern and fun design.

XOXO
Jennifer



Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

Hate painting? Looking for an 'easy' paint to roll on perhaps for a weekend project?  Check out Chalk Paint by paint expert Annie Sloan. It's an all-purpose paint for large and small projects. It's approximately $35 a quart, plus finishing wax is approx. $25.



House of Fifty

I'm always scouring the web for great pieces, new manufacturers and of course inspiring publications. Recently, I've been reading House of Fifty and am drooling over every page.  This print publication--and also gorgeous blog--has so many beautiful photographs, DIY tips, accessory ideas and more. I highly recommend you take a look...hopefully you'll be as pleased as I am to have found it!  Below are pics from the blog. Enjoy!

XOXO
Jennifer 






3.21.2012

Malibu Estate For Sale; Gorgeous Rooms

I admit it. I'm on a kick right now of all things summer. If you've read some of my posts in the past month--there is a theme-I'm looking for inspiration for a summer trip. And, I think I found it!  Malibu is so beautiful and now I'm hoping my family can take a trip there to relax by the ocean.  Check out this Malibu home for sale by Sothebys.


XOXO
Jennifer










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3.20.2012

Modern Colorful Lamps.. Best Bang For Your Buck

I'm working on a foyer right now and my client and I are looking for great, stand out table lamps to go on a black console with a white lacquer mirror.  After a little research, I came across these Belly Lamps from The Company Store for only $119 each. What do you think?  Any of these could add that "pop" of color and designer-y feeling to a space.

XOXO
Jennifer






3.19.2012

Monday Mania; Beach Cottages

Good morning to everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. I had a busy weekend between client meetings, getting the girls' photographs taken and nights out with friends. 


Spring has sprung here in Virginia, although really it already feels like summer...gets me thinking about summer getaways to rest our minds and bodies. Here are some pics I found that have me day dreaming of beautiful beach cottages ! 

XOXO
Jennifer







3.16.2012

E-Decor Design Board

Hi,
Another post this morning. Here is one of the boards I put together for a great client who lives in South Carolina. She has a cute little place and just needed a few things to spruce up her home.  Don't forget JWS Interiors does E-Decor Design--all via email. Clients receive all links to products so you can click and buy immediately!

XOXO
Jennifer



Family Room Project Update; Gray Paint; New Accessories

Helloooo. So glad it's Friday!  I popped in yesterday to check on the painting of my client's family room, foyer and well, almost the whole house!  We are changing the oh-so-yellow color to a beautiful gray. Did I tell you the color we decided on?  We decided on Benjamin Moore's Cosmopolitan. It's a sophisticated gray with a bit of tan in it.. We also painted the brick fireplace standard white and whoa.. what a difference. It's so exciting to see a space come together.

We are now working on the foyer and I picked up a great white lacquer mirror for $79 and a foyer rug at HomeGoods. Here are the snapshots..(yes, I know they aren't great pics...but nonetheless, you can see what I have)

Have a great weekend!
XOXO
Jennifer



3.15.2012

HGTV Dream Home

Morning!  Was scanning news from HGTV and thought I'd finally post some pics from the Dream Home 2012. Here they are! What do you think? What's your favorite room? I think I'd call this look perhaps rustic elegance :)


XOXO
Jennifer









3.14.2012

JWS Interiors Family Room Mood Board Featured On Layla Grace's Pinterest

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that furniture & accessories website Layla Grace posted my family room project mood board on its Pinterest page! You can check it out here 


XOXO
Jennifer

A Quick Trick... Making Picture Hanging Easy

I was at a client's home the other day with my contractor hanging a picture gallery up her staircase. I always think that hanging pictures, especially a gallery of photos, can be tricky. In the past, who knows how many holes I've created in my walls that shouldn't be there!  BUT, I am here to tell you that thanks to Stephen, my contractor, I no longer use nails to hang photos. I use the Command (damage-free) velcro strips.  For a decorator, this is next best thing to Pinterest! Ha! Seriously, today I wanted to hang another photo over my desk and I just picked up the strips for $5 at Target and voila my picture was up in 5 minutes.

Perhaps now you won't feel as overwhelmed as I do when I'm going to do a DIY project like this. Take a look at these picture walls and get going!

XOXO
Jennifer











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3.13.2012

A Look I Love... Zinc

I have always loved the modern, yet 'comfortable' look of zinc. Crate and Barrel a while back sold a beautiful zinc table that I always wanted but its dimensions were too small to use as a dining table. Over the years, I've clipped magazine articles of both indoor and outdoor interiors featuring zinc pieces.  Here are a few pics I found where a zinc piece was incorporated in the design of the room.   LOVE!

XOXO
Jennifer