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Look At These Pants (and other things that look like these pants)!

22 Jun

Long time, no blog. I know.

I’ve been running around from client to client and in the past two weeks there has been a deluge of end-of-the-school-year activities (examples: water day, field day, carnival day…these are all different things).

But now I’m back, and in the time I was gone I learned how to work a professional cotton candy machine very well. Despite the dozen or so ideas I’ve had for blogging in the past two weeks, the one that I am really most excited about is this one:

Look at these pants.

Look at these pants. I bought them last week. FROM THE GAP (can you even believe that?). I really like them and so do some of my Instagram friends. I think my husband likes them, but all he said about them when he got home from work was “Oh, wow. Those are some pants.”

So in keeping with my general theme here of interior design, here are a few home decor items that resemble my FAVORITE new pants.

Look at these pants!1.   2.   3.   4.   5.

They also remind me of some of the fantastic handcrafted terra cotta tiles from Tabarka Studio, which I’ve recently used in a project for the powder room. Here’s just one of their designs, which I absolutely love:

Look at these pants!

Hope you love the graphic finds as much as I do! Have a great weekend!

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

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Recently on Pinterest…

7 Jun

It’s been a long two weeks. Between work being busy and tending to a sick kid’s mystery illness (he’s fine…no longer a mystery) I haven’t have much time to blog. One thing I have been doing though, is pinning things to Pinterest. At first I regarded it as another site to demand my time, but now I’m finding it more and more useful. I still feel the same way about Twitter though, which is to say, I find it redundant and pointless and a tedious effort. (Sorry, tweeters.)

Here are five fun things I’ve recently “pinned.” If you like them consider “following me” on Pinterest!

 

An unconventional, super neat mantle-scape:

Recently on Pinterest...

 

A kitchen island with personality:

Recently on Pinterest....

 

A celebration of imagery from the Dutch Postal Service:

Recently on Pinterest...

 

15 DIY crafts you can make from a paper box!

Recently on Pinterest...

 

And last but certainly not least, this cake roll:

Recently on Pinterest...

 

Please follow the links thru for proper image crediting, as well as how-tos and more info on these fun projects.

Have a great weekend! Mine is already filled with clients, swim class, a baby shower, and a TRUCK TOUCH!

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Monday Color Explosion!

20 May

If there’s any day that deserves an explosion of color, it’s Monday.

Don’t you agree?

 

Color Explosion Monday!

1.)  Pillow  2.)  Towel  3.)  Dress  4.)  Chair  5.) Painting  6.) Tray

 

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Five Under $50: Cool Coir Doormats for Spring!

15 May

I am loving these fun, cheap doormats for spring. Especially after all the long hikes we’ve been taking as a family. Hooray for a child who can walk more than 1/4 of a mile, but sigh at the child who thinks it’s fun to jump in muddy puddles and step in the occasional pile of mysterious nature stuff.

Which is your favorite? I really like the understated two-toned mat in #4 – it comes in lots of colorways!

Doormats!1.) $34  2.)$34  3.) $34  4.) $26  5.) $10 + craft supplies

 

 

(Hey – don’t forget to enter my $75 Novica GIVEAWAY – you have until Friday!)

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

MAY GIVEAWAY! Win $75 from Novica!

13 May

Last month, a fair trade home decor and more retailer called Novica approached me and asked that I review their new website on my blog. When I agreed to, they graciously offered a $75 gift certificate to one of my readers! How lucky for you guys!

Win $75 from Novica!

Novica is a fair-trade online retailer, in a partnership with National Geographic, that supports artisians around the world. They offer lots of unique goodies in the form of home decor, jewelry, art, furniture, and clothing. They even have really neat musical instruments! I really like how they provide biographical information on each of their artists, thereby facilitating a real connection with the products; for fair trade items, that’s really fitting and very neat.

Here are my top five picks for “home” from Novica. Each items is unique and lovely:

Win $75 from Novica!

1.) Vase  2.) Basket  3.) Table   4.) Mirror  5.) Painting 

They offer a wide range of price points, which makes Novica a fun place to shop even for those on a budget. For example, the rattan basket is under $60 while the painting is over $450. I scored this lamp for about $85 (notice it from the sneak-peek last week?):

Win $75 from Novica!

Interested in some fair trade goodies of your own? Well, here are three super easy ways to enter into the drawing for a $75 gift certificate:

– you can COMMENT on this blog entry

– you can “LIKE” this blog post here on WordPress

– you can “LIKE” or “SHARE” this giveaway post via the JGB Interiors Facebook page

That’s it! But make sure you enter before noon (eastern standard time) on Friday, May 17th.

I’ll announce a winner on Monday the 20th.

Good luck!

(Disclosure: In addition to providing a $75 gift certificate to a random winner, Novica provided the blogger with a $75 gift certificate as well. )

 

UPDATE: The winner is Sarah (comment #2)! Thanks for all your shares/likes/comments! This was my biggest giveaway yet at over 40 participants! I hope to do another soon!

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Animal Pillow Round-up!

1 May

I’m a huge fan of animal pillows, but sometimes, they’re a little too technicolor or kitschy for my taste. Here are five great neutrals that will be at home in a forest of beige or in a technicolor landscape. Take your pick…either way, these add punch! Bonus: they’re not very expensive, either. 

Neutral Animal Pillows

 

Raccoon Pillow    Bison Pillow    Cat Pillow    Monkey Pillow    Elephant Pillow

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Pink and Green Picks!

18 Mar

Pink and green is a super classic combination (I could tell you about it via the tile floor in my childhood home…but I’ll save that for when I find photographs one of these days) but it’s often depicted as a extremely pop-ish or overly sweet. Not that there’s anything wrong with that approach, which is beloved by teenagers all over the world, but I want to point out that it can definitely be done in a way that is both a little more refined, a lot more subtle, and quite a bit less girly.

Here are five pink and green items that caught my eye because they take a typical combo and update it a bit.  I especially love the globe! Enjoy the round-up!

Pink and Green!1. Globe  2. Jar  3. Hoodie  4. Art  5. Sofa

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.