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Sneak Peek: JWS Kitchen Before & After

You know when you dream of a beautiful white kitchen but have a not-so-pretty brown one? 

Check out a sneak peek on this kitchen we did--this was a budget job that looks twice as expensive. Why? Because we painted the cabinets and used super white granite instead of marble. 

Super white granite has a similar look to marble but without the headache. It's durable--no water rings, stains, etc. 

For the luxe touch, we did use a marble back splash that was only $15.99 a square foot.

Stay tuned as we show more on this fun project. 


Boho Chic


So I've been a little absent from the blog (obviously!). It's been a crazy week as I was in NYC for a new, exciting project that I can't wait to share with you soon!  It's going to be super fun!

While my style tends to lean modern with a glamorous twist, I'm finding lately that I am very drawn to more boho chic, industrial or even Scandinavian design.  

I loved this image below and wanted to share today.  



Design Trend: Mixed Materials In The Kitchen

One design trend I'm seeing for 2016 is mixed materials in the kitchen. The use of stone, metal, wood, and more is becoming so popular. 

Take a look at these gorgeous, urban kitchens.

navy top cabinets + natural wood cabinets below + subway tile in glass front cabinet | via Modern & Classic Kitchens ~ Cityha├╝s Design:

via Cityhaus Design

Black kitchen. Emma Persson Lagerberg photo: Andrea Papini:

Gold Metallic Kitchen Cabinets & Island Trend | Apartment Therapy: Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets | Apartment Therapy:


Weekend Links To Love

I don't know about you, but it's freezing here in the DC area, which leads me to my weekend links to love. It's been a very hectic month and there are very exciting things on the JWS Interiors' horizon! I can't wait to share with you soon.  

Closed knit jumper & knit socks. Via Mija | The Fifth Watches // Minimal meets classic design:

Weekend Links to Love

I love this sleeveless sweater for Valentine's weekend 

These moccasins are not your mother's .. These are COOL

This hotel looks so amazing in winter!

Peach and Blueberry Brioche Tart Recipe:


Sneak Peek On The JWS Interiors Office Re-Do!

As a designer, I see so many ideas a day that I love when it comes to my own decor.  So much to choose from on a daily basis! 

The need to update my own office was crucial for me as we started 2016.  JWS files, fabric swatches, client folders, and most of all Box of Chic inventory was making a mess of my office. I needed to break up with my old organization habits and welcome in a more practical approach to my office--from adding in new storage and making the most overall use of my office space. 

  I felt I needed a new desk--I found an affordable white lacquer beauty and decided to float it in the middle of the room, allowing two pushed-together desks in the back of the office to serve as work space for others. 

I've still got some work to do, but if you haven't seen these on Instagram, here they are! Details on sources will be presented once the entire room is featured, so stay tuned!


My gallery wall

Loving our new bar cart--I use it to store fabric swatches.. still tinkering with accessories, but here's the "first draft" 

My favorite design element of the whole room--a new gold urchin light!


A Comfy, Sophisticated Design Board

A comfortable, yet sophisticated family room was my edict for this client.  

I always provide clients with multiple design boards depicting different options so that they feel they have choices for key pieces. It's fun to see it all come together.

  This one I tinkered with to present to you for the blog.  Let me know what you think! 


Valentines Day Gift Guide


Family Room Design Board

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I posted a design board, so let's start off 2016 with some of my ideas for clients. This client already owned the sofa shown and just purchased the TV console.  She wanted a "natural" look but something a little glam that is put together and all in all, pretty. 

She liked the idea of mixed metals, so I incorporated the faux fur stools she loved with gold legs and added in my favorite silver floor lamps.   

Gorgeous Staircases You Don't Want to Miss

Who knew staircases could be oh so chic? 

This first picture I'm in love with! 

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend. There are a lot of exciting things going on here at JWS, so stay tuned ! 

Light and dark wood make a beautiful pairing on a staircase that links the main floor of a four-story Alabama lake house to the bedrooms. Designer Susan Ferrier used the same finishes throughout the house. Walls are whitewashed, rough-cut pine planks. Steps are in a dark Jacobean stain.
Susan Ferrier's home