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Winter Decorating Ideas

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I'm back home and am so grateful for the time away with my extended family... 

I'm in full holiday mode, so wanted to share with you today some winter decorating ideas...  I love doing all things related to Christmas--getting our fresh tree with my husband and girls; drinking hot apple cider and cocoa; decorating the house while listening to holiday music; wrapping the gifts and more!

20 Decorating Ideas from the Southern Living Idea House. Amazing home and the porches are incredible! #slideahouse
via Southern Living Idea House

Silver and white table vignette with trees, tray of ornaments and bowl of ornaments
via Centsational Girl

candy flower vase - an easy way to decorate for Christmas

Holiday |
via Pinterest

4 Weeks to an Organized Christmas: 8 Simple Christmas Decor Ideas « Cha-Ching on a Shoestring™

Decorate your home with these simple Outdoor Christmas Decoration ideas! Pin this to your Christmas Board!

Front Porch Decor... love the lanterns in the flower pots
Amanda Carol At Home


From My Family To Yours--Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm going to take a break from the blog this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with my entire family. 

It's always good to get away and "re-charge."  Thanksgiving for me is the perfect time of year to reflect on all that is good in life and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

 I'm a big believer in positive thinking, and always try to give thanks daily for my life, my family's health and all that we have.  

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday with whomever you are celebrating with. And, if you aren't necessarily celebrating yourself, perhaps someone else would love to celebrate with YOU. 

I'm so thankful for all of my readers, colleagues,  IG followers and last but never least, my wonderful clients! I've become friends with so many of you over the years!

A special shout out to my assistant Betsy, whom has been a tremendous help during this busy time of year!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

You can follow me on Instagram @jwsinteriors this week!


Unique Spaces/ My Online Shop Opening Soon!

I don't know about you, but I'm drawn towards things that are different. I love the element of surprise or wonder and these spaces I found deliver just that. 

And, finally, I'm pleased to say that JWS Interiors' "The Shop" will be opening December 1!  

My small, curated collection of found objects (including the BEST hostess and holiday gift!) will be available just in time for the holidays. Everything I've selected I would put in my own home and hope you love as much as I do.   

Salmon colored table!
via honeyhouses.tumblr

Polka dot bathroom!
sophisticated polka dots!

Butterfly shower!

Creative bar area!
Digging this glammed up living room bar! :: from the @HGTV Canada blog, Style Sheet, Home of Gabe Gonda, Photography by Harry Gils


Crushing On Lavender: Fashion & Design

Although my typical picks for fashion are neutral--camel, black, white & gray--right now I am in love with lavender!  It is such a sophisticated color for your home or in fashion.   

Check out this design board I put together on my fav fashion and home picks. 

Which is your fav?

Crushing on Lavender


Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot With StyleMeBar

Today I wanted to share with you behind the scenes photos with a hot, new DC company-- StyleMeBar

StyleMeBar is a new DC-based "beauty-on-the-go" business.  It's so easy--you just book through the StyleMeBar website or app your next makeup application, blowout, haircut, or even color--and a professionally trained makeup artist and/or hairstylist comes right to your home or business and gets you glam for your event, trip, or whatever!

Industry veterans and co-founders, Tracey Garcia and Amanda Moran, have been doing makeup for more than 15 years with television, photo shoots, and salon work. 

Take a look at the fabulous job Tracey did with my hair and makeup for a magazine photo shoot I was involved in!



Happy Friday!

So excited to share with you today the JWS Interiors #JWSHOLIDAY Instagram Challenge Winner! 

Congrats to Ashley Cox  @ashleycox24 for her adorable styled bar cart! The deer head and gold print in the background sealed the deal!


Fall Fashion to Home-- Get the Look: Neutral Territory

Today's post I wanted to share this adorable outfit (doesn't she look great?!) and inspiration for the room I found on Design Sponge and loved.  .. I certainly couldn't get away with socks like that, but she certainly can! 

It's sweater weather here on the east cost and while we bundle up ourselves, we are also changing our home decor. For me, I get out warm blankets--faux fur and chunky knits and add them to our family room basket for anyone to grab and curl up on the sofa. 

This space is the epitome of comfort and chic. I love the marble table, but the textures in the rug, throws, pillows, and even the chair are what makes it. 

Enjoy your day  and stay warm!

Thigh high socks make any outfit like 10 times cuter



Magazine Photo Shoot This Week/IG Contest Deadline


This is such a crazy time of year in the design business, with clients needing their homes finished for the holidays and then all that goes with holiday parties, shopping, etc--you know the drill.

But, I'm excited that this week I'll be doing a magazine shoot ! I'm super excited about the opportunity and have been told to wear a glam outfit. So, of course, now I'm stressed trying to find what that outfit may be! 

Here's a quick photo I wanted to share of what I'm thinking I'll wear...  but definitely need another option...

Don't forget the JWS Interiors Holiday Instagram Challenge #jwsholiday ends Friday! 



Hello!  I was busy over the weekend preparing for a wine and cheese party I hosted for friends.

I wanted to share some of the decor photos with you today! I set up my kitchen and my dining room as two separate food & drink areas. These photos are pre-party and a few just minutes before guests arrived, so you note I didn't have drinks actually poured in my dining room display. 

I set up the bar area with a chalkboard to add a little fun to my kitchen, but my favorite part was putting down chalkboard paper on my island and then writing the names of the cheese on the paper!

All photos are by JWS Interiors.


A Cozy Bedroom

It's getting cold here in DC.. in the 30s to be exact. We are all bundled up in our sweaters, scarves, and cute pom-pom hats. 

I came across this gorgeous and cozy bedroom and wanted to share. I love all the trestle work in the ceiling--it makes you just want to read and drink hot tea all day.. Or sleep!

Have a good weekend! I have some fun posts and news coming up next week!

Maison Rika 002



A Great Resource for All Things Vintage --Fig House Vintage

Do you love Etsy? I do and I love finding unique items for my own home and for clients. 
Once again, I connected with an awesome shop via Instagram.

Fig House Vintage  is a great resource for vintage items--lighting, accessories, furniture and more!

Today I wanted to show off my new brass pineapple from Stephanie at Fig House! I'm in love with it and it makes such a nice statement on a table! 

Check out a couple photos of how nice it can look in your home. Thanks to Betsy, my assistant, for taking time to help style it for today's post!

And, if you're not in the market for this accessory, perhaps you 're looking for something else, so be sure to check out Fig House Vintage!


Vignettes/Coffee Table Styling I'm Loving

You already know if you're on Instagram that I'm addicted. I love to post beautiful photos of vignettes I've styled in my own home or that other talented designers have done. 

So, for those who aren't on Instagram, today I wanted to share some vignettes that I found by other designers and loved! 

Tomorrow I'll have photos of the Style Me Bar launch party in DC last night! So much fun! 

black + gold


Lucite tray, styling

My Nightstand!