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Gorgeous Tile From New Ravenna Mosaics!

26 Jul

This week I have a project in construction that is using a lot of tile from New Ravenna Mosaics, a business based in the Eastern Shore of Virginia. A sustainable, local, and woman-owned small business that has an INCREDIBLE product can be a rare fine, but New Ravenna is doing it with ease, and I love what they’re doing.

Some of my favorites, clockwise from top left, are Baby Galaxy, Djinn, Promenade Mini, and Des Cerceaux.

(images via New Ravenna Mosaics)

This master bath I’m currently working on has a lot of “Del Greco,” which is a gorgeous geometric marble that features both honed and polished tiles: a classic but modern neutral that is anything but boring.

(image via New Ravenna Mosaics)

The “cloud nine” color marble exhibits a lot of peach and olive undertones that pair so well with the brushed bronze finish we’re using for fixtures.  This might be hard to see, but I’m sure some of you with very trained eyes can glean the color variation from the picture.

(image via Hinkley Lighting)


I’m so excited for the completed room to be unveiled, and can’t wait to share it!



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Chevron Here, Chevrons There, I See Chevrons Everywhere!

18 Jul

Chevrons are everywhere, and they show no signs of going away. This is just fine with me because I really like their bold and graphic impact: pillows, rugs, and even furniture can be punched up with a little zig-zag! I’ve found a few unique interpretations of the chevron that I adore nthat differ from the typical color-on-white graphic we’re used to seeing.  Take a look…

This mirrored chevron entertainment console from the home of Laura Day was featured in a 2010 issue of Lonny. It’s so subtle but makes such a huge impact. 

(image via Lonny)

I love this yellow room with the custom carpet and coordinating art panels:

image via The Tile Shop Design by Kirsty)

 These “Scattered Chevron” drapery panels from Anthropologie are a much less jarring take on the wide bold chevrons we’re used to seeing:

(image via Anthropologie)

For a twist on floor textiles, Flor even offers a carpet tile in what they call the “Sophistikat” pattern. I love it…especially the subtle imperfection of the way the edges meet (or don’t).

(image via Interface Flor)

This watercolor is simple yet so interesting. I’d love it in an all white room, or against a navy wall. 

(image via entrenous)

And finally, these refinished Queen Anne chairs from Etsy seller Nenavon (unfortunately, already sold) are just adorable!

(image via Etsy seller Nenavon)


Have you seen any other chevron-themed decor items you love lately? If so, please share!


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Pounding Mill Press Winner and a Pretty Picture!

10 Feb

Congrats to Nicole, winner of a pack of note cards of her choice AND 12 pieces of customized stationery!  Please contact me at jessica@jgbinteriors with your information, and I’ll set you up with Pounding Mil Press for your prize! For those of you who didn’t win, thanks for entering and I hope you learned about a fun new product: well-designed stationery never goes out of style.

On a completely different topic, check out this gorgeous painted floor that’s featured in the current issue of Better Homes and Gardens:

(image via Better Homes and Gardens)


Done for less than $1oo in paint, it’s surprisingly durable and unexpectedly fabulous! No rug necessary, which is great for a messy dining room.  Wouldn’t you just love to sit at that table and write notes on these?

Cards of All Stripes by Pounding Mill Press, $8 (image via Pounding Mill Press)


Thanks again to all who entered the giveaway!  Be on the lookout for another fun contest in a month or so, and have a great day!

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A Great Way to Experiment with Carpet Tile!

19 Oct

As most of my clients know, I really like Flor.  Flor is a company that makes carpet so much fun with easy to use, economical, and often whimsical carpet tile designs.

Three very different rooms -- made from CARPET TILES! (images via Flor)


It’s not for every space or taste, but it’s definitely a versatile and stylish option that I am always finding a reason to recommend: indoor/outdoor spaces, casual family room, mudroom, kitchen, playroom, doormat, or office area, I bet you have a space that would benefit from some of these 19” x 19” squares.  Still, at $9 to $30 per tile, adorning an entire room in these tiles can cost just as much as a rug (and a fairly nice rug at that…) so pulling the trigger on a product that’s been labeled as institutional and drab for decades is hard to do.  Until now…

I was just perusing the website and Flor is offering 2-tile rug kits – perfect for a door mat or kitchen mat! They are priced from $15 to $54, and are as vibrant and durable as the rest of their offerings.  Pictured below are just six of the fifteen recommended rug kits.  I’m sure you can find one that will work for you…and if not, you can always make your own rug kit from any of their hundreds of tiles, which are sold individually!

Colorful, conservative, or playful! (images via Flor)

Trendy, sophisticated, or crazy! (images via Flor)


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