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8.31.2015

The Washington Post Features JWS Interiors and Box of Chic


 Washington Post writer Jura Koncius gave me an extra spring in my step today! 

She wrote this wonderful article on JWS Interiors & Box of Chic.  I couldn't be more honored and thrilled!   

Here's a quick snippet of the article. Click here to read in its entirety. 

We finished curating the holiday box and I'll give you a hint--we have a marble piece in the box.  It's only $49 for the box ..can't say it enough when I say this is an awesome gift for someone who loves design and/or entertaining!

Thanks for letting me share my passion with all of you!









8.30.2015

Mud Room Marvelous

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!
A special shout out to my Dad--we celebrated his birthday this weekend with our entire family. So grateful to have him in our lives! 

Today, and likely because I'm looking at my disorganized mud room, I wanted to focus on getting organized now that school is starting.

In fact, our mudroom door entry to the garage is so small, that it hits the dryer door if both doors are opened at the same time!
Crazy!

I've been dying to create a larger space in there but I  don't have any time right now to build it out and make it a neat place for my kids' coats, shoes, book bags, etc.

Which leads me to this glorious photo of a mudroom (with nice built ins in the family room) by Rebecca Loewke Interiors based in Menlo Park, California.

My favorite feature--the genius idea to have pull out drawers for shoes! Love!

What do you think?


Presidio Basement Mudroom

8.28.2015

Brooke Shield's Home


Happy Friday!  

What a week here at JWS Interiors and Box of Chic!  

So thrilled to start shipping out orders this weekend to all of you who ordered! Also, stay tuned as I've soon have a sneak peek on our Holiday box and then a full reveal later in September!

Today I wanted to showcase Brooke Sheild's Hampton's home as featured in Better Homes & Gardens. 

Which room is your fav?


Check out Brooke Shield's Hamptons hideaway on domino.com
via Better Homes and Gardens




8.27.2015

Lust List: Design & Fashion

I'm ready for fall--I love fall clothes and am excited for the air and the leaves change here in the DC area. 


Here are a few of my favorite items I'm lusting after!



Loving ponchos and big sweaters!

Olivia Palermo - all black. This is my typical fall weekend style. Boots, leggings, oversized top.


Loving these sweaters: 

Buy HERE and Buy Here



Luv to Look | Curating Fashion & Style: Street
via luvtolook.net




Enzi Basket – The Citizenry
These  hand-woven gorgeous baskets can be used for anything--collecting magazines, holding blankets by your sofa; kids' toys and more!

Buy here! 

8.25.2015

New Ideas For My Daughter's Room

Hi!

So I may have mentioned this before, but my daughter wants to re-do her bedroom, and rightly so.  She needs new paint, a bigger bed, and well, she wants lavender. 

I've been doing research on different ideas for her space and wanted to share. 

Which is your fav?


luv the fluff and pop of purple
via Brit.co

A pale lavender may be another option? It looks nice with white and green accents.

via Centsational girl
madeline weinrib rug in gorgeous bedroom. color scheme for a girl who likes purple.
via Atlanta Homes



8.24.2015

A New Design Website --Hanover Avenue

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you today a gorgeous new design website that takes the guesswork out of decorating-

My designer friend Anne just launched Hanover Avenue with a new concept that everyone is talking about! 

Using 3-D technology and therefore to-scale spaces, Hanover Avenue depicts beautifully designed spaces so that anyone can help re-create the look in their home.   

Hanover Avenue offers:
-Design Guides
-Buying Guides
-Even videos so that you can become your own designer--save your money and spend it on your home!

I'm honored she is featuring my family room design today!  Below is just a small sneak peek of my room, all presented in Anne's super cool 3-D design technology. 

Check out the buying guide with direct links so you can pick the pieces you love and buy for your own home!

Be sure to click over to Hanover Avenue to learn about how I put this space together and where you can buy the pieces!




JENNIFER SCHMIDT LIVING ROOM

Sofa-View-_-JWS-Interiors


8.21.2015

The Weekend/THANK YOU


Hello and Happy Friday!

I'm drinking my coffee and quickly writing up this post this morning . 

I'm ready for a relaxing weekend and wanted to first say thank you to all of you who sent me texts, emails and voice messages about Box of Chic being on The Today Show.  I'm so thankful for the opportunity but most importantly that you cared so much to reach out! 

We are selling out fast of our first box, so if you want one or have someone special in mind, we are packing them up, so buy yours today HERE   And, I'll have a sneak peek next month on one item that will be in the HOLIDAY box..you don't want to miss out on this one--it's for anyone who likes to entertain! 

And, here's me... this is what I want to do all weekend (will never happen, but for a few minutes, I'll enjoy the quiet) 

XOXO
Jennifer







8.19.2015

What Dreams Are Made Of--The Today Show Features Box of Chic

Hi Everyone!

I am so amazed to share with you that The Today Show featured my new home decor subscription box, Box of Chic Wednesday morning!

This is a dream come true as I just got the call from the show a few days ago that they were interested in featuring it with Hoda and Kathy Lee! 

Check out the VIDEO and photo! 

We are offering our first boxes--a September/October box themed for your desk  and a Nov/December Holiday box (hint hint that will be themed for entertaining) for only $49!

Buy today before we sell out! 

Thank you so much for your support!



8.18.2015

Lust List: An Oval Tulip Table

I don't know about you but I like to switch things up in my home--furniture, pillows, you name it.  I guess it's part of my nature and my job!

I want to update my breakfast room. It's a beautiful space filled with windows and the current table we have--well--is not my favorite. 

I'm looking for a beautiful oval tulip table.. Thinking marble is gorgeous but won't work with my kids, so I've decided a white lacquer may be best.



Dining Space by Studio OINK

dining rooms that double as workspace / sfgirlbybay - for Donna - dining chair inspiration (comfort)
via sfgirlbybay.com

Saarinen Oval + Danish Midcentury Chair + Serge Mouille Lamp
via La Dolce Vita

8.17.2015

Mixing Pillows/Heading to NYC for Box of Chic

Good morning JWS readers! 

I'm back from sunny California and missing my good friends but am ready to start the week.

I'm heading to NYC today for Box of Chic and am so excited! More news on that soon.

For today,  I wanted to showcase how you can mix and match your pillows--geometric with florals and more!

Tres chic!




Linens by Leotine. Custom bolster pillow in Josef Frank fabric.
via House Beautiful
Preppy-chic pairing of geometric trellis fabric with a soft floral.  Simple color palate, & using similar scale on all prints keep this combo from reading as too busy.

via House of Turquoise

Spotted Headboard | Bang Bang Duvet & Shams | Orangerie Pillow
via The Hunted Interior


8.10.2015

California Bound/Box of Chic Featured on RUE Magazine and StyleMePretty Social Media

California Bound.... 

I'm so excited to go on vacation, just in time before my girls go back to school.  The best part is that we are visiting my friend from the Harper's Bazaar NYC trip in California, who so graciously invited us to stay with her!


After months and months of working tirelessly, I'm happy for a break.  I also wanted to thank Rue Magazine and StyleMePretty for featuring Box of Chic on their social media this week!

I'm so excited to share this subscription box with you!  
Buy one and try it out!  

You can get on the wait list for membership subscriptions now by simply signing up on the website. 

Thanks again and I'll be offline for just a little while. 

Enjoy your week!




Box of Chic and Your Ideas



Hi Everyone!


If you've been following me, you saw that last week we announced our new company, Box of Chic, a new home decor subscription box!  Your feedback on social media has been nothing short of amazing!

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments and of course orders!

 I created Box of Chic to provide good design and styling tips to share with everyone at an affordable price of $49

If you missed our news, you can check out Box of Chic now and pre-order our very first box themed for your desk.  Makes for a great college-bound gift for a young lady! Add a ribbon like we did in the photo and voila--done! 

 Our holiday box which ships out in November (HINT HINT-will be geared towards entertaining for the holidays-so makes for a great gift for a girl or guy) will be equally as fun!

Which brings me to my next question!  What would YOU like to see in a Box of Chic box?

Post your comments here-I would love to put together a "READER FAVORITE" box!







8.06.2015

My BIG NEWS: ANNOUNCING BOX OF CHIC -- A NEW HOME DECOR SUBSCRIPTION BOX

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to finally announce our news! 

Today my new company, Box of Chic, @boxofchicstyle,  went "live!"

Box of Chic is a new home decor subscription box delivered right to your door.  

You all know Birchbox for beauty, StitchFix for fashion; and now there's Box of Chic for home!


We are accepting pre-orders for our first Sept/Oct box, themed for your desk. Shipping begins September 1. Limited quantities so order today for yourself or it makes for a beautiful gift!

We are also accepting pre-orders for our Nov/Dec holiday box.

Check out Box of Chic and share with friends and family!



XOXO
Jennifer





8.04.2015

Decorating Like A Pro--Finding the Vignettes In Your Home

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to write up a quick blog post about decorating like a decorator---what I mean by this is finding vignettes in your home (a chest with mirror over, fireplace mantle, coffee table, an end table with accessories, a bar area, etc) and decorating that particular space just right so that it feels "finished."  

If you take a look around your home, I bet you can find a lot of vignettes that are worth re-arranging, updating, or perhaps even overhauling. This may help you when you want to "finish" or "update" a room and you don't know where to start.  

Here are images of vignettes  I've done across several projects.  My stellar photographer Stacy Zarin Goldberg took all of the photos.









8.03.2015

HOW I WANT MY BREAKFAST ROOM/COUNTDOWN TO NEWS

Good morning JWS readers!

It was a relaxing weekend for me which is exactly what I needed after an extremely hectic work week. 

I found this gorgeous breakfast nook on Instagram and had posted yesterday, so for those of you not on Instagram, here it is.   I've decided this is very similar to how I want to decorate my breakfast room.  

What do you think?

Also, the countdown is on for our big news over here at JWS!  Hooray! Months and months of work by me, my web team and one very trusty resource (you know who you are) are coming together ! This is going to be exciting!