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Entertaining: Hosting A Wine & Cheese Party

Happy Wednesday everyone!

If you are anything like me, I LOVE to entertain. I have many different types of parties as well as low key get-togethers throughout the year.

I'm planning on hosting a Fall wine & cheese party and have been collecting ideas via Pinterest (of course!). 

Here are some gorgeous photos for those of you who love to entertain and may be planning your own soiree!


olive & oil bar! love this idea for an appetizer setup...


Art of Antipasti

dinner by candlelight

Cheese and Wine Tasting Class at Epicerie, Austin | Photos by Kate Lesueur for Camille Styles

Herbed Olive Tapenade With Goat Cheese Bruschetta


Lovin' Navy


I was so excited to wake up this morning and start a new day. (And happened to find a great healthy shake recipe that I LOVE) .. If you might be interested in the recipe, leave a comment and I'd be happy to post.

Now, onto design matters.  I'm working on a super cool family room and dining room and am using bits of navy or a cobalt-ish blue as accents. I say super cool because this family is becoming quasi empty nesters and they have decided to go with a modern feel for their new home.  I've found some great pieces and will show you the design board at the end of the month after I present. 

I've pulled some great rooms using navy that I hope you'll love today. 

Which is your fav?

  Also, if I haven't mentioned it before.. if you are going to paint your walls NAVY, do it! It will turn out great if you use BENJAMIN MOORE HALE NAVY.

I've used it several times and folks I'm tellin' you--you will not be disappointed! 

I digress......onto photos for you!


Toddler Girl Room #navy #coral #emerald #silhouette
via j&j design group

i know ive posted this before but come on...look how gorgeous this room is

Exquisite suede navy couch.
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navy white and yellow room | Laundry mud rooms navy blue walls white yellow striped runner washer

Navy & white- Classic.
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Vaca Pics of Charleston & Kiawah/My Top Places to Visit

Hi Everyone!

We just arrived yesterday from vacation--we went to Charleston, South Carolina and Kiawah Island--both unbelievable in different ways. 

A quick huge shout out to my friend Shea and her family for a FABULOUS time! 

I've included a slew of photos for you --if you're anything like me, I love to see photos of new places so I know what to expect !

Charleston is a small town with cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture & coastal scenery, bike taxis (more on this!), outstanding and I mean fabulous restaurants, and above all, some of the kindest people you will meet in your life. 

Kiawah is an island about 30 minutes from Charleston and is known for its gorgeous coastal homes and famous resorts & golf courses such as the Kiawah Island Ocean Resort Golf Course (home of the 2012 PGA tournament) .  

There are multi-million dollar homes peppered throughout this island with beaches to die for (anyone like shells?)  You can rent a cottage, house or stay at the popular Sanctuary which doesn't disappoint. The girls and I spent the day there while my husband played golf.

Here are photos and my top things to do in Charleston and Kiawah(after photos)  I promise--if you ever plan to visit--you won't be disappointed! 


The Pineapple--A Sign of Hospitality!

The Sanctuary at Kiawah

Golf at Kiawah

Top Things to Do In Charleston & Kiawah
-Stay at the Harbourview Hotel 
-Eat at FIG
-Try the crab & FRIED GREEN TOMATO sandwich at Blossom
-Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (1 hr history tour is fantastic and kids LOVE!)
-Take a Bike Taxi
-Get pizza at Social 
-Check out the huge fountain (and perhaps cool off!) by the water
-Go see Rainbow Row
-Get a cinnabon bun at Bakehouse
-Go to Circa Lighting on Upper King
-Check out GDC Home in Mt. Pleasant
-Check out Candelabra in Mt. Pleasant 
-Get Gelato 
-Drive to Kiawah and its beautiful beaches /check out the beautiful homes or better yet stay at The Sanctuary (you'll never want to leave!) 


Vaca Time

Hi There!

I'm heading out on vaca soon---I hope you have a good week!

 And, I hope to be inspired by all things on my vacation and have great posts for you in the near future! 

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Weekend Outfit

Hi Everyone!

It's hot, hot, hot here in Virginia ... I'm wearing my favorite navy and white polka dot "blouse-like" tank with navy shorts. Cool and yet still hip (much like this pic below)

I hope you are having a fashionable weekend !




Jill Rosenwald Shop--Great Rugs and Accessories For Your Home

Happy Friday!
Whew..what a week! It's been a very busy, but fun week here at JWS Interiors. I'm working with a new client that I'm excited about. More on that later...

For today I wanted to share with you Jill Rosenwald Shop.  I've been a big fan of her rugs, but what I didn't know was that this cool company sells pretty, modern bowls, home accessories and pillows. 

Check out these gorgeous designs for your own home! Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!


How pretty this vase would be on a desk, coffee table, kitchen island....
Links Peony Vase

Plimpton Flame
Plimpton Flame : Gray 

Fabric & Pillows in Navy

Great cocktail tray for entertaining!

Jill's Key Cocktail Tray


Sexy Rooms To Swoon Over


Sometimes, a room just speaks to you. I was researching for a new client on Pinterest last night and came across these pictures and stared for a few moments.  These are fantastic designs and oh so sexy. I love each and every one!

And, look at that sexy tablescape folks.... it doesn't get any hotter than that! I would love to dine like that ANYWHERE! Wouldn't you??

Which of these would you love to have?


Everything glamorous.. Ceiling to die for!
awesome ceiling


This is the 'Bedroom Of My Dreams' - fur, parquetry, high ceiling, wall panels, white line bed, stark white walls, big french doors and and it's probably in Paris - freakin' amazing.\

Umm.. yes, I'd like to have this bathroom
this bath

Jennifer Fisher's office (Photograph by Rima Campbell)
Jennifer Fisher's office (via Pinterest)

Just plain sexy!
Bohemian Beach Party


Decking Out My Master Bedroom / Crane & Canopy Bedding

Hi Everyone,

So if you've been following along, a few months ago I posted this blog post about decorating my master bedroom. 

Well, plans have changed with the design--the cool black and white console is now in my living room, and I've decided against the white headboard (I can image my 4 year old coming in with sticky hands), so I opted for an entire new bed, not just headboard. 

Today I wanted to show you my updated design board  for our room as well as tell you about a fabulous bedding company!

 I am picky about bedding. I like white, white and more white, but I want it to be different and pretty.

I'm so excited to share with you a beautiful, quality (and affordable!) bedding company called 
Crane & Canopy. They have beautiful items and I am thinking about buying the Gray Embroidered Sheet set--I love the scallop detail!
(Scroll down for more!)

Also check out this duvet here...gorgeous!

What I also love is that you can now order swatches before you buy if you aren't sure about the color or pattern in your home.  Click here to see swatches available.

Check out them and order away folks--it doesn't get any prettier or budget friendly than this!




Hi Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you an E-Decor project that I just completed for a young couple. They wanted a fresh and modern family room design.  They loved neutral colors, but wanted a pop of color for accessories. 

Here's 2 boards showing all the pieces--and even better news is that this project was done a smaller sized budget!  

Don't forget that if you are in need of design help but either don't live in the Washington DC area or don't have a lot to spend, my E-DECOR Service may be a good option for you as it is priced lower than my full design services.

Check out examples of other E-Decor Design Boards I've done here.

What do you think about this board?



Project Complete: My Family Room

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend. I had a restful weekend at my parent's lakehouse, filled with good food, so it's time for me to get back at working out and watching what I eat! 

I wanted to share with you the final photos of my own family room, which I updated a few months ago. We needed additional seating--one sofa for all four of us just wasn't cutting it, so I found these gorgeous linen-like sofas at World Market.. Yes, World Market. They were a steal and the color to die for since I wanted to keep the room soothing and serene. 

I updated our mantel with new artwork and two vintage iron outdoor finials found at a flea market. I added in pillows from HomeGoods. I still don't have the coffee table I want, so I did some re-arranging and brought in my Oly Studio look-alike Pippa coffee table and added a tray (vases for photo purposes). 

I love that this is kid-friendly and didn't blow my budget. 

What do you think?