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An Evening with Birchbox.

28 Jun

On Thursday night I was lucky enough to be invited to a get together for Birchbox at the fabulous Malmaison on K Street.

Dinner with Birchbox!

Birchbox is a subscription service that sends about five little beauty products to your door every month for the bargain price of $10. You can then purchase full sized products if you like the trial sized ones from their website, but there’s zero obligation to. So Birchbox is perfect for product junkies who are always on the hunt for the next best thing, and for people who just want a little happy in their mailbox every few weeks. They’ve also recently launched a “man box,” which I think is super cool.

I’ve had my eye on the company for a few years now but have never actually become a member. So imagine how fun it was for me to arrive last night and see THIS at my place setting:

 

Dinner with Birchbox!

Here’s what was inside my box:
Dinner with Birchbox!Dinner with Birchbox!

I can’t wait to try the hair oil and the headband. And I adore the chevron lining of the box!

I didn’t get a chance to take many photos of the space, but you can see and read a little more about Malmaison here at BYT (which is also the source of the photo below). Here’s what it looks like from the exterior: a little touch of glam right under the Whitehurst!

Dinner with Birchbox

What a neat space for a neat event! I even got to meet and chat with a bunch of fun lady bloggers, so if you’re interested in reading more about DC Style, check out Worn Magazine, Spicy Candy DC, The Seventh District, Miss Lyle Style, and The Glossarie

Have a fantastic weekend! I’ll be trying out some new products courtesy of Birchbox!

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Rainbow Church Wins the Weekend!

11 May

This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in DC in a while. We spotted it this morning, on the way back from Pentagon City (we took a little detour thanks to the race).

Rainbow Church Wins the Weekend!

This is the work of painter Alex “Hense” Brewer, an Atlanta-based artist, who was commissioned to paint this vacant church at 700 Delaware Avenue, SW. The building, formerly Friendship Baptist Church, was built in the early 1900s and was designated a historic site about 10 years ago. The painting was done in November of last year.

Here’s another shot of it, courtesy of the artist’s website.

Rainbow Church Wins the Week!

And another (via Miguel Martinez and Alex Brewer via WJLA.com).

Rainbow Church Wins the Week!

We need more of this stuff in DC.

I LOVE IT.

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Super Mario Inspired Metro Map!

19 Mar

Graphic designer Dave Delisle has created a fantastic map of the Washington Metro, in the style of Super Mario Brothers. It even includes the new silver line!

 

Super Mario Metro!

 

You can purchase a print here. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting one for my public-transit-obsessed son.

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

 

Coming Together…

24 Jan

A project that I have been working on for several months in the U Street/Logan Circle neighborhood of DC is really chugging along…

Here is a dark, mysterious, shadowy photo of it. The details are really incredible, and the blue (in many shades) color pops are everywhere (hard to see, but believe me, they are).

New Project!

 

If you think this looks smashing, I can’t WAIT to show you the real photographs (when we take them)! Stay tuned…

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

ANOTHER Sneak Peek: A Great Green Space!

14 Nov

I certainly haven’t been blogging regularly lately, but…as promised…I have another sneak peek to share!

This client wanted an urban, casual yet grown up, simple and green space on a fairly modest budget. I think we managed quite nicely and I am thrilled with how it turned out.

For my clients who think they recognize the Otis Chairs and Seguro Coffee Table: you certainly do. I was 100% honest when I told you “I like to use these a lot.” Because I do.

 

I really like the textures here, and the way that the neutral walls give the art some room to breathe. …and those vintage wallpaper bolts by the fireplace are a favorite find of mine from Trohv.

Hope you like it, too!

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Sneak Peek!

5 Nov

I snapped some photos today at a longtime client’s house, where we’re working on finishing up three kids’ rooms. I’m in love with the little girl’s space, and can’t wait to see the little boys’ rooms completed.

Here are a few sneak peeks:

 

This is a little girl’s room where we used an amazing light fixture as the focal point, and blended just the right shades of pink and green to create a space she loves and her parents can happily live with.

 

 

…and this is more of a staging area right now for a bunch of little boy items. Not quite ready yet, but it’s coming together. I do love the rug!

 

I haven’t taken portfolio pictures in long time, so there are many more to come in the next few months because I’m really overdue with documenting my projects. I’m super grateful for all of my clients – I love them all – and I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to document our projects.

…If you’re interested in working together on one, I’m now booking for 2013!

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Mood Boards for Monday!

29 May

I like to share my work on my blog, and there’s nothing I like to share more than the process of design. With many – or even most – of my clients, I like to start off with mood boards. My mood boards are typically the kick-off to a multi-step process, and are usually presented when we’re still getting to know each other. They allow me to get a better handle on my clients’ preferences, and allow my clients to experiment with stepping outside of their comfort zone. Sometimes people go on to buy lots of items that I’ve featured on a mood board. Sometimes we mix the options up and ultimately create a blend of all of the boards. Sometimes they are in love with a particular item that happens to be in price range that is unfathomable, so we use it for inspiration.

This weekend I presented a new set of living room boards to a couple who just purchased a home right outside of the city. I gave them three options, and I’d love to share them with you here. They had a definite, no-contest, absolutely-positively-sure-about-it favorite. Can you guess which one it is?

 

Here’s the first option:

 

And the second:

 

And the third (which was a bonus, as we’d agreed on two):

 

Which one is your favorite? …and is the same as my client’s?

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

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