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Serene Spaces + New Blog I'm Lovin'

Well, it's Friday.
I hope you've had a great week!  
Today I wanted to share with you my all-time favorite colored rooms--white! 

I found these few pictures which to me are calming and make me happy.
I think this first picture of a well-decorated space is supreme. 

The black laterns play off the serene white kitchen. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

PS--I am LOVING this blog I found-- Kelly Market. You MUST check it out here. It's addictive!


via Blanco Interiors blog



SNEAK PEEK: Client's Kitchen: Beamed Ceiling

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to share with you a sneak peek of one of my client's homes. They have gutted the place and have exposed the beams.  
These are photos are of their kitchen eating area.  I thought it would be dramatic and a great design element to paint them they are with a Ballard Designs' pendant!

We are doing the french style marble table....

You can see the original design board here.  I gave them several options, so you'll soon see what pieces they chose!

What do you think? 



Some of My Favorite Design Picks & Links to Buy

Hello, All!
It's been a bit nutty over here with work, but I'm loving it and keeping super busy.  

I'm finishing up my super cool DC client's home and am so pleased with how it is turning out.. stay tuned in the coming month or so for those final photos of the wallpapered entrance, our new breakfast area tricked out with a banquette and awesome art, and a styled bar buffet! 

For today's post, I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces for rooms.

What are some of your favorites?? Please share with everyone! 


All time favorite:  Bennett Entertainment Console. It comes in 20 colors and is AMAZING folks! . So versatile in all design settings..traditional, modern, transitional...

Buy it here


Easy & Glam DIY IKEA Hack

Happy Tuesday folks!

As you may have noticed, I'm in to gold at the moment from jewelry to home decor. 
I stumbled across these gorgeous barstools and was looking where to purchase and voila, I found Brenda Bird's blog and how these are actually IKEA stools she spray painted gold!

Check out her article on how she did with her secret tip!  


via Brenda Bird


Large Art

Hello All!

I've pinning away and found some great photos this weekend of rooms displaying large art.  I think art can bring such drama to a room and these photos prove it! 

I love the first picture of the soothing grays and blueish greens.. Perfection!

Which is your favorite?

Up tomorrow--an IKEA DIY idea from another blogger that had me at "gold" ;)  


 via Alice Lane Home

via Design Indulgences

This is Kate Spade's dining room

Weekend Pics --Out & About

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are having a nice weekend.

We've had a busy one, as usual, around here!

Here are some snapshots!


"Tailgating"  with juice boxes at the orchard! We picked blackberries, pears and apples!

Mike & I ate at a fabulous Tapas restaurant in DC!


Saturday Room Eye Candy

Happy Saturday! 
It's beautiful here in Virginia. My daughter and I made lemon scones this morning and I think we are all going to the orchard to do some peach and blackberry picking this afternoon. 

As I quickly logged on my computer I found this photo and felt it had so much eye candy. From the black walls to bright painting. I love the gold accents. And, check out that chandelier!

The only caveat with this photo is that you see the cords from the TV!! I feel that should have been hidden for the photograph.

What do you think of this room?




JWS Interiors' Design: Chic Home Office/Loft Space

Hi Everyone,

My super client "M" has asked me to design her loft/home office area which is adjacent to her master bedroom (you'll see that design board soon).  I was thrilled because I knew I wanted to continue the black, white, and gold theme from her bedroom to her office space.

So.... below is my design board.  This space is so unique.. It is a loft area with slanted ceilings so we'll keep it all white and then punch up the floors with this fun and glam spotted cowhide rug! I love the black velvet chair with gold leaf detail..a perfect 'perch' to read....



Pink Pretties

Good Morning!
Today I happened to find some rooms that were peppered with pink accents and wanted to share. I normally decorate with pink unless it is for a child's room, but these rooms are sophisticated with how the pink was used. 

What do you think?


Design by Candice Olson

via Arianna Belle

via Paris Night and New York Lights

Chic Kids' Rooms. Interior Design: Cynthia Brooks.
via Cynthia Brooks Design


Gorgeous Style..via A Scarf!/ Fashion Blog You'll Love

So, I'm thinking of Fall as I went shopping over the weekend and picked up some cooler weather items.

  I came across this picture (so glamorous!) and fell in love with this hairstyle and scarf!

 I could only hope to look that good with my hair pinned back.... but a girl can try!? 

What do you think? Is this do-able? 

Would this be a good Fall go-to when you need to pull your hair back?

What say you? :) 


PS--Check out this fashion blog that I fell in love with!

via wysocosky


Pattern Play: Gorgeous Rooms

Happy Tuesday!
I have to say my week has started off great. I have the BEST, repeat BEST clients in the world! 
To those whom are reading--I hope I'm not jinxing anything, but I can honestly say that I'm thrilled with every project I'm working on right now and each is so different.  So..thank you!

Now.onto today's post ! :) 
Patterns....I'm really a simple gal when it comes to patterns because I prefer solids..but I'm realizing that more and more I'm drawn towards some pattern.. 

These rooms have obviously a lot of pattern or simply a bold pattern.

Which do you prefer?  
I am LOVING the black and white floor in the dining room... would love to do that in my office!


via English Room

Design by Grant K Gibson

via Delight by Design


Twin Beds & Bunks

Morning lovelies! 
I hope you are excited to start a new week.  I'm excited to be working on a slew of projects and planning a trip to New York next month . 

So, I am going to soon be working on a bedroom for twin girls. We will need either bunks or twin beds..Space is limited so my initial thought is using bunks.

In the meantime, check out these fabulous twin bed rooms.. It doesn't get better than this! Love the simplicity of the first picture..Design by one of my favorite designers Melanie Turner...


via Melanie Turner

Kids Bedroom (Bunk) | Sarah Richardson Design
via Sarah Richardson Design

photo by Joanna Crain Album - Twin Beds
via Joanna Crain

twin bed style

2 twin beds\

Lovely twin beds

twin beds

Twin beds
via Libbie Grove Design


A Cozy Place

On this dreary, rainy day in Virginia, I thought I'd share this cozy, pretty spot. Wouldn't you just love to sip some coffee (or whatever you prefer!) and read a book here???

Enjoy your day!




Quote Of The Day

For all of you whom have a little "sass" in you....this one's for you! 

Hope you're having a fab weekend!


via crashingintolove.tumblr


Fall Fashion: What I'm Eyeing & Buying

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was GORGEOUS in Virginia.. A mild 75 degrees when normally it's hot and humid here.  

I'm ready for Fall and have already purchased a few fashion items including this J Crew Peter Pan Collar Tee and the Camo Flats.   (Guess what--these cute flats are only $20 at Target!) I just wore mine and received several compliments! Easy to throw on for errands! 

We are going with friends (and all our kids) to a fun winery since the weather is going to be nice. Pack a picnic, buy some wine, bring a soccer ball and we are set! 

What are you doing this weekend?   Would love to hear if any of these items strike your fancy!



A Touch of Pink!

I had a late night with a good friend, so this blog post is going to be short today. ...

I found these images the other day with touches of pink (and actually purple) and fell in love with them. They are not 'too sweet', but rather, 'just right' in my opinion.  

That bed looks so comfortable..I could sit and read magazines there all day!

And who could resist a photo of peonies, my favorite, to add in more color! :)

I hope this Thursday is a good day for you!  



CURRENT PROJECT: Chic Family Room--Gray, White, Taupe & Navy

Hi Everyone,
I'm currently working on a family and dining room and wanted to show you my original design board today!

The couple has modern taste...I love this design with the light sofa, geometric rug and navy chair.  I selected the wood tones to warm up the space.  We've since made some adjustments, but this is the original design I put together. 

What do you think?
PS- I would love to hear more from you guys!  JWS Interiors has about 15,000 visitors a month and would love to know what types of posts you like best!  

I love blogging and whenever I get a comment from you I'm thrilled (and feel like I'm actually writing for SOMEONE).... Don't be shy! :) As always, thank you!!



My Fav 6 Accessories

Hi Everyone!

As I am about to finish up some projects next month, the accessorizing part is the last but also a very important step in the decorating process. 

Below are some of my picks (some just introduced to the market too!) to help you decorate your home.

Which do you like? Would LOVE to hear from you!

And, don't forget if you want to follow me --just sign up to follow me via email (on right side of this web page) and all posts will go right to your inbox! 




Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. I just got back from my parent's lakehouse so it was a nice respite. I caught up on my reading--I read 4 fashion magazines, 2 home decor magazines and all my favorite blogs! There are so many pages I ripped out with fun fashion or decor that I loved! 

I'll be sharing a bunch of links with you this week.  Here are a couple today I wanted to share.

1) My new favorite home accessory from C Wonder!
2)  I've been looking for a cute navy jacket. Check out this one
3) I've seen this hair product in all the magazines.. am thinking of trying since I have fine hair texture

Today, I wanted to share iPhone cases with you. I've been searching for the perfect case for the last few weeks and have yet to find the right one. My old black one is looking pretty shabby.  So, for now my phone is , eh...  naked... 

 I have the iPhone 4s, but am getting the 5 I've found cases for both models ......

Here are some beauties I'm contemplating. Can you see..I'm digging a little gold right now?!

I need your help--which should I buy???


Gold iphone case by Marc Jacobs

Aztec Gold iPhone Case - Bycsera

Tory Burch T Logo White Case for iPhone 4 TCC48


Glamorously Chic /I'm Hiring


I was surfing on Pinterest and stopped in my tracks with this photo. It is utterly chic and so gorgeous. I found it on this website.The photography is by Indlekofe & Knoepfe .

Also, I'm Hiring!
I'm looking for a part-time SOCIAL MEDIA & DESIGN guru--someone in the Washington DC area--whom is a WHIZ at Pinterest, Twitter, FB, and more to help me build my interior design brand. Must be detail oriented! Ability to space plan on grid paper (no CAD required) a must. Drawing skills a plus.  Hourly rate. Please send resumes to 

Enjoy your weekend. Make it wildly fun!!