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5.31.2013

More Sneak Peek Part 2--DC Kitchen Nook

Happy Friday folks!

 Ahhh.. so glad the weekend is here.  We are trying to beat the heat here in Virginia. It's in the 90s!

So, yesterday I showed you a little snip from my iPhone camera (sorry quality isn't so hot) of the wallpapered entrance to the DC home I'm decorating.

Today, I wanted to show you a sneak peek of the kitchen nook we are doing. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cowhide rug. We got the great table from West Elm and ordered the acrylic chairs online. Wallpapered and then painted the rest of the house Benjamin Moore's Cosmopolitan--One of my fav grays!

We are waiting on the banquette, lighting fixture, as well as art....

Here's a shot MID-PROJECT:

Here's the BEFORE


5.30.2013

Sneak Peek on Project--Wallpapered Entrance in DC

Hi Everyone,
It has been crazy busy over here!

Yesterday I was at a secret location that I can't yet spill the beans on, but I promise to fill you in as soon as I can. Very exciting news coming!

Today I wanted to share with you the fun and fabulous wallpaper we just used in a client's entrance in their DC residence.  It is a beautiful shade of charcoal gray and provides that "WOW" factor when you first walk in. 

We've selected a stunning white lacquer console table that hasn't come in yet. 

Stay tuned for more pics when that arrives and our other selections!

What do you think?

XOXO
Jennifer



5.29.2013

The Elegant Abode -Light & Bright Interiors

I was super excited to come across some rooms that I adored. They were designed by the design duo Ariana Villalta and Ali Vanderpool of The Elegant Abode.

I love serene, calm, beautiful, white or light filled spaces and these ladies know how to do it right!

Check out a few of my favorite rooms they've designed! I could live in any of these rooms any day of the week.

XOXO
Jennifer









5.28.2013

Easy DIY Decorative Idea

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a restful holiday weekend!

I wanted to share with you a creative decorative idea I came across over the weekend.

This is super easy. 
All you need is a frame and a small piece of a favorite fabric to slip under the glass! 

If you wanted to make a larger "tray," simply use a larger frame and fabric. Set on your dresser, in the bathroom...anywhere you want to add a little flair!

XOXO
Jennifer



via Saucypants.com

5.23.2013

Exciting Stuff/Links You'll Love

Hi Everyone!

I'm switching it up today with Links You'll Love, since I won't be doing a blog post tomorrow. My next post will be Tuesday. 

XOXO
Jennifer

A lot of exciting things going on here at JWS Interiors.  

Arcadian Home recently asked me to curate a flash sale for them. I'll be giving you a sneak peek of the sale next week. My curated collection will run June 5-June 11. Keep your eyes out for more details here!  I found some gorgeous items that I hope you'll love! 
Thanks Arcadian for the opportunity!

I have some new portfolio pictures that I'm dying to share but can't just yet. Hopefully in the next several weeks. 

Onto Links You'll Love!!

1)  I came across Benjamin Moore's 2013 Color Forecast.. These were the colors they predicted would be popular this year.
2) I LOVE this sconce by Jonathan Adler !

3) This mirror from Kirklands is a great find and price! 

4)Finally, check out this FUN, COLORFUL coffee table from CB2.  If you are looking for a real stand-out piece, this is it!






5.22.2013

New Project: Gutting a First Home & Inspiration for New Design

Hi Everyone!
I've got a few new projects to share over the coming weeks.
 Today, I'm showing you the obvious BEFORE pictures as we just begin. 

I'm working with a soon-to-be-married couple whom are gutting a great first home and I mean --gutting. Check out these photos! It's going to be beautiful in the end!

They've tasked me with decorating the foyer, family room and master bedroom in phases. 

I'll be sharing the project with you over the coming months. I'm super excited and already bought a few things for their new home!

XOXO
Jennifer

AS IS NOW...




Inspiration for New Home..Isn't it gorgeous?  I hope to create this type of feel in their new place!


I bought this mirror at a flea market for somewhere in their new home.. I'm hoping the foyer..And the best part is that it was a GREAT price!

Isn't it pretty?










5.21.2013

Thanks for the Mention/TableScape Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to first thank Kirsten Krason of 6th Street Design School for including my playroom & basement makeover project in her new "Good Design With Kids In Mind" series.
She pinned several photos from the project here!

Moving on to tablescapes... I found these gorgeous ideas for summer entertaining!  Use what you have--garden flowers and even fresh fruits and vegetables can make the most stunning centerpieces!

XOXO
Jennifer

 via


Habitually Chic







5.20.2013

A Great Furniture Find Under $250/Natural Decor Ideas

Today I wanted to share a great furniture find...especially for all of you whom like natural and serene decor. This post is for YOU!

Check out these cool natural seagrass ottomans from Garnet Hill.

These would look great paired under a console; paired next to a coffee table for extra seating; or even next to a chair to prop your feet up.

CLICK HERE to check out my "Natural Decor" Pinterest Board which features some inspiring spaces! 

XOXO
Jennifer



Water Hyacinth Seagrass Cube


5.19.2013

Lucketts Design Flea Weekend Photos

Check out my photos from this weekend's design fair at Lucketts, a well-known antique & flea fair!


XOXO
Jennifer






I bought THIS European vintage lamp for one lucky client!! 

5.18.2013

Trick out Your Bathroom With A Tray

Just wanted to share this beautiful display on a bathroom sink. It is amazing how a simple tray can help pull a space together and make ordinary things look beautiful. Add a few simple flowers, and voila, you have yourself a nice little setup!

Enjoy your weekend!

XOXO
Jennifer


Kyle Knight Design

5.17.2013

Navy, Gray & Coral/Links You'll Love

HAPPY FRIDAY!!
Wow, it's been a whirlwind of a week here.. I've met with some fabulous clients and am very excited to be working on their projects. 

For one client, we are simply doing an update on her family room. I say update, but really it's just a matter of adding accessories, pillows, a new rug and pulling everything together. 

For this project, I thought navy, coral and gray would be beautiful. The client already owns a great modern gray sofa, so I've decided to add a navy and white rug and then we'll pick out some great pillows to tie the room together.

Here are some great examples of how well navy, coral and white can make a room stand out.

As well, I've included some links I hope you'll love!

XOXO
Jennifer
Links You'll Love:
  1. If you saw my post yesterday on FB--I just made these delicious lemon bars.. Easy to make, I promise!
  2. Just came across these gorgeous pink silk pillows on Etsy
  3. I want to buy this book on how to run a successful blog




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5.16.2013

Thanks for the Mention!!//What I'm Eyeing and Buying



Hi Everyone,
I hope your week is going well!

Wanted to share with you and shout out to Caitlin Wilson of Caitlin Wilson Textiles for featuring several photos of the family room I just completed using her pillows from her collection on her Lookbook page!  As you know, she is a very talented textile designer and blogger.  
You can see it here.  Thanks again!

For today, it's all about what I'm Eyeing and Buying!

XOXO
Jennifer


I am dying over this Yellow and Black Rug! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to use for a client project. This would look fantastic with a white sofa and pillows trimmed in black grosgrain ribbon!



Yes!  Not going to lie--this Marc Jacobs black and white maxi is so sexy, yet still completely "wear-able".  I can't afford, but I'd buy if I could!


I DID buy this affordable and chic white linen blazer!




5.15.2013

The 3 C's of White

Chic, Clean and Classy.. The 3 C's of White!

I can't get enough. I showed you a couple months back my design board for our master bedroom.  Well, due to the volume of client work, I have not been able to move forward with it. Needless to say, it will eventually get done--with a big white headboard and bedding--my absolute favorite.

Click here to take a peek of the board I put together!

Check out these beautiful spaces using white. 
Which is your fav?

XOXO
Jennifer



Love, Love, Love, the white sofa paired with the gold scones. The art pops against the white walls. LOVE!!!!
via The Every Girl


via Fresh Home


Versace Home



5.14.2013

FAMILY ROOM REVEAL! BEFORE & AFTER

I'm skipping Tablescape Tuesday to show you final photos of the family room I started back in December! 

This was for a lovely retired couple who enjoyed hosting many family gatherings and needed a major overall. I wanted to lighten and brighten the space, especially since they had beautiful french doors leading out to the patio and high ceilings.

What we did:

-Painted entire brick wall white
-Kept the great sectional and chair and had them re-upholstered (bye bye, plaid!)  
-Took down the outdated lattice wallpaper
-Painted the room Benjamin Moore's AC-31, Hot Spring Stones. 
-Painted the original dark green ceiling beams 
-Hung drapes from the top of the walls
-Created a modern wall gallery of family photos
-Added more pattern and pops of color with pillows & accessories

This was a total transformation!  Before Pic is featured last. And the sneak peek mid-project post is here. 


XOXO
Jennifer

AFTER













Here is the BEFORE:


5.13.2013

Decorating Around A Flat Screen TV

I met with a client over the weekend and one topic we discussed is decorating around her flat screen TV.

 It is on an asymmetrical wall, so it's a tricky space, but it does need to be "filled" with art, photos, and/or other decor.  I've been brainstorming what we can do, and I wanted to share with you some images I found to help me decide what to do. 

I'm thinking about doing a combination of pictures with a floor lamp on one side. 

Which of these ideas do you like best?

XOXO
Jennifer



Shelves...

 Pinterest(image source unknown)



Art paired with lighting

Design Sponge


Asymmetrical wall art gallery
Roomenvy.com