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This Week's Work...and...Habitually Chic

Good morning! Hope you had a relaxing and fun weekend.

 I had a great weekend and am ready to start this busy week.. sent client "A" her patio design board 
(more on that later)...

I am submitting photos and an article for the bedroom project I just finished up to a few publications this week so I can't show you just yet.. I know it may be a long shot, but I have to at least try! 

I am presenting to client "S" this week for her modern office..

And, I came across a new favorite blog "Habitually Chic", run by Heather Clawson. Take a look --I think you will like!

Here's a pic that inspired me this me thinking about doing bunk beds somewhere in my house.. I tell never stops over here..I could decorate FOREVER! Couldn't you?


via Pinterest


Send me Your Photos! And A Gorgeous Hotel

Hi Everyone!
I'm getting ready to head out the door to see good friends tonight.

 But, before I do, I was thinking how 
it would be great to do a post on best hotels you have stayed can be anywhere! 

SO SEND ME YOURS!  Send me a pic of one of your favorite hotels and location. Send to  

I haven't been to this hotel, but want to go.... Can you guess where this is?



My Office

TGIF!  I am glad it's Friday and am looking forward to this weekend.  I've been trying to clean out my office as it's been a bit of a mess. In any case, here it is.. black walls and yes, the Drexel Heritage lamps I'm in love with from HomeGoods. I used 2 desks from World Market to span across the space.

Have a fab weekend!


This is my huge bulletin board from Pottery Barn I love! So easy to pin stuff up!


Navy, Fuchsia and Turquoise

I am ready for a fruity drink, a pool (or pool cabana if I'm lucky) and of course a little fashion to boot

I was shopping online and came across the jewelry line Loren Hope and fell in love with this necklace! I've never seen one like can be worn with cute shorts and a white tee or dress up a maxi dress or solid colored outfit. 

 I love this color combo and wondered how those colors would translate for a room..

 I typically like neutral soft colors but this combo has got me thinking--when can I do a room with these colors?

Any takers??  What do you think?


via Pinterest


Project Updates (A Before Pic) and A New Sponsor

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a great week.  

A lot going on here. I'm finishing up my design board for the modern office I'm working on for client "S."  

I'm also working on re-designing a traditional living room by updating it with lighter colors, fabrics and furniture finishes. It's a beautiful home and I'm excited to be working on this! (See Before pic below)

Finally, I'm excited to announce that Chicago Luxury Beds is my newest sponsor starting in May!  Chicago Luxury Beds offers the finest quality luxury beds and accessories.  Choose from top-brand manufacturers Vi-Spring, Hastens, and more. You'll also want to check out their luxury linens including Sferra and the "Pillow Bar."


BEFORE Living Room


Take Me Away..A Great Escape

Whether you are escaping this time of year to somewhere far, far away or just to your own backyard, take a look at this pretty outdoor setup I put together using just a few outdoor pieces. Simple, comfortable, and pretty, I could easily buy these for my own outdoor space.  
Cozy up under a blanket, pour a glass of wine and gaze at the get the point! 


Santa Barbara Umbrellas
Crate and Barrel Outdoor Sofa
Dwell Studio Striped Blanket
Serena and Lily Stool


How to Use Coral

 It's no wonder Pantone named a coral color, Tangerine Tango for its Color Of The Year... I am finding a lot of coral everywhere I look these days..from fashion to home design, it is a beautiful color and can be paired with several other colors beautifully.  

For a light, breezy look, you can pair coral with light gray and white

For a dramatic, "look-at-me-now" look, pair with navy and white or black and white

For a fun, bright look, pair coral with turquoise and you have yourself some "pop"! 


I had to add in this gorgeous umbrella from Santa Barbara Umbrellas

All pics from Pinterest


Starting Off The Weekend Right and John Magor Photography

Just a quick Saturday post this morning.. My weekend is starting off right after I woke up this morning and my kids served me breakfast! 

On another note, yesterday was so much fun shooting a project I just completed. 
John Magor of John Magor Photography spent the afternoon 'clicking' away with shots of the girls' rooms.  Loved his website so be sure to check out his work! Thanks John-can't wait to see the photos! 



Outdoor Plants/Decor..Need Your Opinion

I'm on the lookout every day for great photos of outdoor spaces as I mentioned the other day. 

 I love boxwood to use for planters, but don't have a green thumb so any recommendations for hardy bushes/plants that don't need a lot of care would greatly be appreciated! Anyone?? 

Here are a few more beautiful photos. Which is your favorite?

PS-Today is my photo shoot for the girls' rooms final pictures. I'm so excited..wish me luck! 





Design News..Here and There..And Outdoor Inspiration

Thought I'd switch things up a bit and dish out some design news..both here in DC area and nationally.

Locally, Jonathan Adler in a few weeks will be opening his first DC store in Georgetown on May 22 on Wisconsin Avenue. Very exciting as I am a big Adler fan.  

In national design news, many of you may have seen new Target ads announcing its new boutique online shops that will showcase hundreds of new items, but ONLY available online. The specialty shops will run for six weeks beginning May 6. The first shops to open will be The Candy Store, Cos Bar, Polka Dog Barkery, Privet House and The Webster.  I'm hoping for some cool accessory boutiques... :)

Finally, I hope to be decorating our new deck this summer.. since we are in a planned community with homes immediately behind our home, for now I am going to have to likely spend a fortune on cool pots and plants and maybe trees to adorn our outdoor space to give us a little privacy. 

Here is one of my all-time fav pics from Architectural Digest. 
I LOVE the Restoration Hardware planters. 



A Few Of My Favorite Things

Good morning everyone!  I'm exhausted from all this week's activities thus far, but am thankful for all my projects and writing assignments!   I thought I'd put together a few of my favorite home decor items to share with you this morning!  As always, thanks to all of you loyal Affordable Luxury readers!  


Coral Jaipur Fabric: Serena and Lily
Gray Chest: Noir Furniture LA
Owl Bookends: Z Gallerie
Arteriors McHale Pendant


Think Pink! Fashion to Home

Good morning! I'm on a pink kick at the moment. Recently wore my new hot pink dress--LOVE--and then I came across a couple cool websites and blogs and thought you would all love these cool pink accessories too. I know I write about home design, but fashion and decor do go hand in hand if you ask me. 
Soo.. check out these cool accessories, art, and of course pink rooms.


From a "new" blog to me: Jess LC

Love this poster. Add a cool frame and you have yourself some cool wall art

Pink Rooms!


A Lot Going On and A Designer's Work I Love

Good Morning!   Hopefully Monday is starting out well for everyone!   There is so much going on with JWS Interiors and I am keeping very busy. 

Welcome "S" and "D" clients! Also, I'm hoping to get final shots of the girls' bedrooms I just completed keep your eyes out for those pics. 

Finally, I recently came across Melanie Turner's work and this designer is so talented. I absolutely love her style. Here are a few pics of her projects. GORGEOUS!



Project Complete: New Photos of Family Room, Bedroom and Dining Room

Thanks to "S", an old client, who just sent me photographs of her home which I decorated years ago! She had it professionally photographed by and here it is! Thanks again!


Sneak Peek: Project Almost Complete: Girls' Rooms

As many of you know, I've been working on twin girls' rooms and we are wrapping things up soon with this project! It has been so much fun and their mom has been FANTASTIC to work with. Here are a few sneak peek pictures before we finish the room. Final pics come next week!



New Project: Home Office

Hi Everyone!  I was excited to get a call the other day from an old client who has great new digs and asked if I could help her design her home office (of course I said yes!) since she is super swamped with a new baby girl. I am so excited as I love her modern style and she already has a great eye for what she likes. 

Here is the pic of her office now.  In the coming weeks I will be designing a plan and will show you my ideas... 


Here's the closet space. We are going to use this space very wisely!


Posh Interiors, My IT List For Travel

One fabulous blog I read is {this is glamorous}. Covering fashion, design, travel and more, I now am always sure to check out the 'take me away' travel feature. This week featured Portugal; another post that caught my eye was Greece.  So, thanks to this stylish blog, here are a few pics and my IT list for traveling to posh places with of course, posh interiors. 

What cities are on your IT list?


Hong Kong