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Heading to Dallas!

Hi Everyone!

I hope your week is going well.

I'm heading out today to Dallas to participate in the 
 Interior Design Society's National Conference

 I'll be joining a panel discussion on "Building A Breakthrough Brand" with host Barbara Vietri and fellow panelists Nina Magon of Contour Interior Design and  Nick May of The Chaise Lounge -both acclaimed professionals in the design industry.  

We'll have fun answering questions about building our brands, successes we've had and how to learn from failures. 

Click here to find out more.


My Master Bedroom Closet Reveal with California Closets (Before & After)

Hello, hello!

We are back from a great spring break with our daughters and today I'm excited to share my master bedroom closet reveal with my local Chantilly, VA based California Closets

Special shout out to Duval Reynolds who made my dream closet come true!

I was in need of a major overhaul of my closet. I had builder grade wire shelving; mismatched dry cleaner wire hangers, and basically had a big mess. 

My husband and I have separate closets and while mine isn't large, I was just thrilled to have it organized, pretty, and be a space that I actually liked to walk into. 

I wanted an all-white closet (shocker, I know!), so I opted for white shelving from California Closets.  I had my contractor pain all the walls Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White after the wire shelving was removed. 

California Closets came in, measured, asked me how I wanted to arrange my clothes, shoes, and accessories.  They ask you detailed questions so that they can really tailor your closet to YOU!

After the easy, several hour install with CC, I had my new blush-colored crystal light fixture installed. 

I realized after I saw how light and bright my space was, I needed to ditch the wire hangers and purchase all white, wood hangers. What a difference, a quick shopping trip on and I bought all matching hangers that were affordable and arrived in 2 days. 

(Jump down to see what my closet looked like before and Duval's tips for an organized, fashion-friendly closet )


DUVAL's Tips For An Organized Closet

Never design a closet around items that can be thrown away.  Otherwise you are practically investing in a system that houses junk.  Get rid of it!

Pair Similar Items
Now, this can mean different things for different people.  Some dress according to color.  Some dress according to style.  And others, according to mood.  

No matter how you like to get dressed, make things easier by pairing similar pieces.  This way, when you’re pulling an outfit together, you know where the shirts are, the colors you want, the mood you’re feeling.  It saves more time and energy than you’d think.
        Plan for accessories.
Often people fail to plan for small items, assuming they’re not as important.  But try planning an entire closet, then failing to give room to that belt you wear almost every day! 

And most likely, the belt, that scarf, those rings, could be the items you’re using more than any other item in the closet.  So, it’s best to make room for them now, rather than later.



A Kiawah Island Home To Die For

My family went to Kiawah island three years ago and fell in love with this beautiful, serene place while visiting nearby friends. 

It is a family oriented spot--you'll see gorgeous streets lined with trees and families riding bikes. It's a peaceful, relaxing place, marked by multi-million beach homes.

Take a look at this spectacular home on Kiawah built by SBCH Architects. I love how SBCH used dramatic, tall windows , paired with the concrete to build out the home. 

kiawah island house entrance

kiawah island house front view
kiawah island house kitchen island

kiawah island house door to the pool

kiawah island house living area

kiawah island house master bedroom

kiawah island house poolside

kiawah island house bedroom

kiawah island house dining area

kiawah island house living room


Black and White Sophisticate

Happy Friday!

It's been a busy week over here at JWS Interiors and I'm excited to soon show you a couple reveals of rooms I've been working on in my home. 

I love black and white--this sophisticated palette works well in fashion and interior decor.

Take a look at these favorite rooms!

Take inexpensive bookcases from Target and turn them into built ins. Great hack and tutorial!  black and white living room.:

Condo tour: Modern boho chic - Style At Home:
Style At Home


This black and white room is perfect. Interior Inspiration: Eclectic Glamour:


Making A Statement in A Room

Sometimes when decorating you hear people say , "I'd like a statement piece" and other times I've had clients who ask for a "wow" space. 

How do you make a statement in a room? There are a ton of ways--you can use bold colors, graphic wallpapers, large scale patterns in fabric (such as the first bedroom photo).  If you there is a singular piece you want, it might have a unique shape to it, finish, or color. Artwork is yet another way of making a room "pop."

Take a look at both these statement rooms and pieces. Which is your fav?

Need decorating inspiration for your summer house? In a guest room at decorator Lorenzo Castillo's oceanside escape in Spain, a tropical-inspired fabric covers a pair of twin beds. |

bright room colors for home decorating, modern interiors with bright walls, room furniture and decor accessories:

Stairway Bench. Stairway Window Bench. Stairway window seat Bench. Grand stairway with bench under wall of windows. #Stairway #Bench #Windowseat Via Christies Real Estate:

Custom shower designs are modern ideas that bring spectacular natural materials and interesting architecture into homes and combine them with stunning luxury and unique style. There is no shortage of:

Traditional powder room in gold and black! So chic with the black alligator wallpaper print:

velvet / pink / tuft:


White Done Right and A Favorite Link

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share with you these gorgeous white spaces.  Which is your fav?

Also, check out my new favorite accessory from Target! 
 Click here! 

white + clean:

Stunning doors:

Chic dining room features a white sideboard cabinet topped with clear glass tasseled lamps under a ...:

Two Goodman Hanging Lamps in Antique Brass stands over a white kitchen island topped with gray and white quartzite lined with round brass and wood counter stools, Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Counter Stools.:


Favorite Links for the Week

Today was absolutely beautiful here in the DC area--mid to high 70s--everyone was outside eating lunch, sunroofs open, and music blaring! 

I'm so happy for sunny weather, so here are my inspired links to love for the week.

I hope you like!


I've hinted on Instagram that I recently overhauled my closet so I'm on the hunt to finish it up with a small ottoman
 (my closet isn't this big!)   

I am loving this ottoman

Dream closet. Those cream drum shades with the metallic interiors and the aqua leopard ottoman — love.  (via pinterest):

Off-the-shoulder tops are very on trend. Loving this one from Free People

Free People 'Show Me Some Shoulder' Off the Shoulder Cotton Blouse

The Best New Breakfast Food That's Healthy

I've started making Chia Seed breakfast puddings and am in heaven. 
Try out this one:



Thomas O'Brien's Soho Apartment

For those of you design lovers, Thomas O'Brien is one of those timeless designers whom I love. His style is clean , perfectly pairing old and new together. So, it's no wonder why I love his Soho apartment shown here. 

What’s one easy way to add personality to a plain room?:

How do you mix formal and modern elements?

Where do you find design inspiration?

What’s a smart decorating element to save on? What should you always save money for?


A Room To See!

I came across this room and fell in love!  The AMAZING ceiling and banquette couldn't be more perfect!  

What do you think?

Eating Nook. This is a winner! Eating Nook Ideas. #EatingNook #Interiors #HomeDecor: