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Using Vintage Kilims for Furniture.

17 Jan

I have several clients who like the look of well-loved, vibrantly muted, geometric kilims. I like them, too. Sometimes people use them on the floor as rugs, as they were originally intended to be used. Sometimes people hang them on the wall; a technique that is great for stairway walls, because they can take up a vast amount of  what is usually awkward space without overwhelming a room. But most of the time, I hunt down ottomans that have been upholstered in vintage kilims and we use them as soft coffee tables. You can definitely have your upholsterer make one of these for you, or, you can find scores of them (often at great prices) at retailers like West Elm, One Kings Lane, or Anthropologie.

Here are five great pieces – from pillows to poufs – all upholstered in vintage, authentic, kilims. Enjoy and follow through with the links if you’re interested in purchasing them – that one-of-a-kind One Kings Lane pillow (#1)  isn’t going to last long!

Repurposing Kilims

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Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

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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.

Color Friday is: Red!

19 Oct

This week’s Color Friday – Red! –  is inspired by a few red things I’ve recently sourced for clients that are particularly fabulous. The glass pendant is one of my favorite recent finds; but I’ll give you  fair warning that it’s a light fixture on the pricier side, especially for its small stature!

Enjoy these fun red finds, and have a great weekend!  Mine is bookended with two school workdays and a sick husband, but thankfully I’m caught up on work and can relax for a few hours. Finally! Hope you’re up to something fun!

Tangled Glass Pendant, $898   Rug, $480  Ottoman, $99.95   Ornament, $12  Desk  Throw, $295   Dresser, $1495   Teapot, $56

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Color Friday is: Fall Leaves!

1 Oct

You guys. I’m the worst. I haven’t been blogging, I’m doing the Color Friday I promised on a Monday, and I made frozen pizza for dinner for my family several nights last week. (But I made a salad too, so it’s cool).

Things have been really busy. Lots of great clients, my little one is doing very well at preschool (but we’ve encountered our first fall illness this year – both of us), and my husband is working hard as usual. That said, it’s been a nice past few weeks and we’ve managed to spend time together and with family and friends, and that is what it’s all about.

Plus, IT’S HAPPENING. And by that, I mean the leaves are changing. We were sitting at a stoplight today and I had my car window open and a leaf just blew into my lap. Amazing! I just love this season.

So here is my Color…umm…Monday: Fall Leaves! You can also see the one I did last Fall, and the Fall before that.

 

Chandelier, $869; Paper Bull, $178; Artwork, $1,495; Lamp, $519; Pillow, $388; Settee, $1,249; Teapot, $56; Pouf, $90; Vase, $78; Pot.

Enjoy the colors, and have a great week!

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Color Friday….and, I’m BACK!

14 Sep

It feels bizarre not to have blogged for a while! I almost forgot my WordPress password! But please forgive me, because I’ve been staying away from blogging so that I could take better care of my clients. And boy, are there clients! September has swept me up in a cloud of school supplies, packed lunches, new renovations, and paint swatches unlike any September before this one. And I love it. But it’s keeping me on my toes.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the typical Friday routine: Color Friday! Today’s color is Navy. I’ve done it a few times before, sure, but it’s on my brain again with more than few clients. It’s also the primary color for a recent room I did for the Washington Post’s House Calls series. In November, my second room for the column comes out, and I can’t wait to share it with you! But today, I’m sharing the usual hodgepodge of goodies. Hope you enjoy!

Blueprint Throw Pillow, $35; Bunny Williams for Mirror Image Home, $979; Dessert Plate, $12; Navy Nautical Steamer Trunks, $690; Navy Shop Chest, $399; French Regency Style Chair via 1st Dibs, price on request; Agate Paperweight, $20; Racing Stripe Chair, $1550; Sunset Throw, $49

 

Have a great weekend! It really feels like fall now, doesn’t it?

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Basic Black & White Throw Blankets.

30 Aug

Fall is coming…which means you’re going to want some throw blankets to drag around your house sooner or later. And what’s a better versatile neutral than black and white? Probably nothing.

Here are five great throws that will go with almost any decor seamlessly. They’re all well-made and of good-to-excellent quality, so they’ll last you for a long time. This, however, means they’re not cheap. But not to worry – I’ll “throw” you a bone here with one fab Ikea find for under $15.

1.) Wool Throw from Jayson Home, $150; 2.) Greek Key Throw from High Street Market, $195; 3.) Vilmie Rund Trow from Ikea, $14.99; 4.) Richard Nixon Throw from Jonathan Adler, $295; 5.) Chevron Throw from Nube Green, $155

Which is your favorite basic throw for Fall?

 

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.

Color (Almost) Friday is: Peach!

9 Aug

Before you delve into this post, I’m editing it to add that I posted my Friday post on a Thursday. AND I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS THURSDAY until my cousin sent me an email saying “Happy Thursday” and I went “She’s crazy…oh…wait…it’s me.”.  See, it’s been a long week, and my husband has a big project due today that’s kept him working until later than 10pm most nights. But he’s done with it today, and my clients are almost done for the week, and I finally have child-care relief tonight! So that basically means today is Friday for me. But not you. In short: expect no post tomorrow.  Now…

I admit that this week I had to search my own blog to see what colors were being ignored. Turns out I had prevalent and recent hues of everything but orange. So since it’s the absolute tail-end of peach season (we can say that, right? It isn’t over, right?) today’s color is Peach!

Door  Peaches Room via House & Garden

How about that DOOR?! I love it. And I especially love the way the above images take a little of the saccharin out of super-feminine peach, and infuse it with some edge via the Moroccan-inspired graphic aesthetic (see the shapes? the cushions? the geometric curves and variety of metals?). Enjoy this plethora of perfect peach objects. Each one is ripe for your decor!

Peach PendantPeach LampPeach Twill Tape Pillow;  Peach Candy;  Cloth NapkinDresserTransparent Louis Ghost ChairBrooklyn Fox Theatre MirrorJuice Cup

Have a great weekend!

Design consultations for all styles and budgets: JGB Interiors.