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At The Beach

My family is at the beach this week in Cape May, NJ. I vacationed here as a kid and have fond memories of this quaint, family-friendly beach town.

Here are some pics from the week...  Hope everyone had a nice holiday!


Hubby and I cruising around shopping!

Our hotel bedroom..This headboard is actually a pearly white --and washable! Perfect for a beach hotel!

Pic of historic Congress Hotel


Project Hallway Vignette--Which Setup Is Best?

A little while back I showed you the table I purchased from HomeGoods for my hallway. Well, I FINALLY finished putting it together with a new wall gallery with photos taken by Meredith Puzenski of Meredith Puzenski Photography, a few accessories and two new lamps from HomeGoods.

I styled the table two different ways...which do you like best?


Styled Hallway 1

Styled Hallway 2


Cabana Time

It's finally Friday! This has been a very long week. Glad holiday weekend is here.

My family needs (as I'm sure you do too!) some R&R.. My youngest daughter ended her first year of preschool yesterday and even at 3 yrs old they seem to know that it's summer and time for fun!

We are headed to the beach later this week. Here are pics of our hotel (sorry they are a little fuzzy)...  Can't come sooner! 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'll have some vaca pics next week!



Wonderful White (and shades in between)

If you know me by now, you know I love white. Period. It is my go-to many a time.

It is always crisp (thanks to bleach for those slip covered upholstered items) and it goes with every color under the rainbow. 

So, in honor of one of my favs.. check out these gorgeous rooms.


Traditional Home

Traditional Home

via Greige



At night, I live, breathe and eat decor (well, almost) :) 

I have a limited budget at the moment, but would like to update and finish up my office space.  

 I'd like to take down the yellow chevron curtains and put up white drapes with black border for a cleaner look.

 THEN, I came across the 2nd picture below. And, of course, I'm ready to speed dial my painter and ask him to paint this detail on my back wall. 

What do you think? Was thinking of doing in white. Could look killer, right? Or is it too much?

Help me decide, please!


Here's my office NOW

Here's what I WANT TO DO--that beautiful border!!


Awesome Lighting

Happy Tuesday!

As a decorator, I naturally always love to shop, but there are a few decor items that I can't STOP shopping for because I love them so much.... One being--Lighting--I love a great lamp, chandelier, sconce, etc. 

So, when a couple months ago a client of mine needed to update her lighting in her home, I was psyched to start hunting! We found some fabulous ceiling fixtures as well as hanging pendants. 

 Check out some of my finds.

Which is your fav?



New Project; Stuff; Monday Muse

Good morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend.  

I first want to say THANK YOU to all my readers! I love waking up and writing/posting pictures that inspire us all.

Just a few things going on here ;) .  New project I'm working on--updating a sun room and family room for a good friend. Very fun! I've found some great pieces that are casual, family-friendly and design savvy! (Hint , hint KS!)  Also working with another friend on her very cool, modern office space!

In other JWS Interiors' news, my photos of the girls' bedrooms I was working on were accepted by a media company, so now I await to see what, if any, publications are potentially interested in using them! FINGERS CROSSED!! 

I'm disappointed I won't make it to Blogfest today in NYC, but will definitely get on the invite list for next year!

So, for Monday, here is my Monday Muse photo on this rainy day in Virginia. 



Weekend Photo

I'd like to be HERE today!



PB Teen Favs

I was devouring some of my catalogs last night and really enjoyed the latest PB Teen catalog.

Bright colors, fun home decor items and new prints made for great pins on my bulletin board and now today's post!

Get shopping folks!


Fur Desk Chair
Lattice Rug
Cottage Stripe Sheet
Chic Collection Dresser
Leaf Medallion Rug


Chicago Luxury Beds

For those of you who love to sleep and are looking for a fantastic, quality-made bed, look no further! Order yours today via Chicago Luxury Beds!  Check out their site (And don't forget the pillow bar)


The Folding Screen

Have you ever liked folding screens but weren't sure where or how to use them? 

I think if used properly they can serve many purposes and be equally design-friendly. 

Use a folding screen to hide storage; in place of wall art'; to divide a room; or just use as a unique design element. 

Check out these rooms as how they using folding screens.


via Apartment Therapy


Sneak Peek/Project Update: Modern Family Room

 I've been waiting for 3 large pieces to arrive (and lamps and accessories)  to finish up a modern family room that was once very traditional.  Here is the BEFORE pic and IN ITS CURRENT STATE.  

What do you think?





Black & White

Good Morning everyone!
I love black and white interiors.They are usually so chic and the best part is that you can throw in any third color to decorate with! Here are some pretty spaces--all decked out in black and white. Also, don't forget to check out designer favorite  Celerie Kemble's Black and White interiors book!



Sneak Peek: Chic Traditional Living Room Design Board

Hi Everyone!  For all the mothers' out there, I hope you had a fabulous, relaxing weekend. I feel refreshed and am ready to start another busy, but fun week!

As you may have seen yesterday's post, Northern Virginia Magazine featured JWS Interiors/Affordable Luxury in an online article about favorite local design blogs! So excited to be included as one of three blogs featured. 

Finally, I presented last week to an awesome client with a beautiful home. Here is the living room design board I put together. I think it's a pretty design plan.
  (upholstery colors are not representative of actual fabrics will also note I gave them the option of glass/gold coffee table or ottoman)



Weekend Snapshots

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  I had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I got away with my husband for some R&R and then had a lovely picnic and quality time with my family Sunday. 
Here are a few shots of our weekend. 


JWS Interiors/ Affordable Luxury Shout Out from Northern Virginia Magazine

Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine For including my blog in its Blog Lovin' feature today! Check it out! 


(JWS Interiors excerpt)

Abode Blog Lovin’

By Lynn Norusis
Inspiration comes in many forms: a magazine spread, a scene on the screen or a blog. We’re inspired on a daily basis by those who make interior design a lifestyle, and a hobby. Here are just a few of those who are inspiring us through their home and design work.

Jennifer Wagner Schmidt of JWS Interiors
JWS Interiors
Jennifer Wagner Schmidt started her blog, JWS Interiors, in October 2011, and has consistently been inspiring homeowners with bold designs that can be incorporated into any design, and she does it in an affordable way.
Her showcase of client projects and celebrity abode peeks, give followers a sense that any whim can become a well-thought out design. Her latest post that had us making a renovate list was her musings on outdoor inspirations. The variety of bohemian backyard paradise to urban-cool hangout, with southern garden gathering in between is giving us some weekend projects to seriously think about.

 (Photo Courtesy of JWS Interiors)

 (Photo Courtesy of JWS Interiors)

(Photo Courtesy of JWS Interiors)

 (Photo Courtesy of JWS Interiors)



Couldn't resist posting this gorgeous Hot Pink House this morning!  Something about it makes me smile. :)




Project Updates and The Tufted Ottoman

I keep thinking it's Friday, but alas only Thursday. Busy, busy week.  
I have a new client presentation today--very excited to be working with this family on a traditional living room. I love the colors I'm using--creams, tans, browns, and spa gray-green.. Very serene. 

Also working on a family's screened-in porch area (see outdoor design board posted earlier this week). 

For the modern family room project, we are waiting on more pieces to arrive in the coming months. The beautiful star burst wood mirror was hung on the painted white fireplace--perfection! 

FINALLY, what got me thinking about the tufted ottoman is that while normally I like more streamlined, non-ornate furniture, I've actually become fond of the tufted ottoman,as I researched for one for the traditional living room project.  

Check out these beautiful rooms using tufted ottomans. Bigger is better if you ask me! 



via pinterest

via pinterest


Outdoor Inspiration

Morning! Hope you are having a great day thus far!

Summer is almost here, so I thought I'd post some more outdoor decor ideas! 


via House Beautiful

all pics via Pinterest unless otherwise noted