Spooky Trend

When planning a trip to Prague, I was intrigued by a story I had seen on the “Church of Bones”. A little creepy, perhaps; a little out of the box, definitely! However, I knew I had to see it for myself.  A short train ride to an obscure looking church in Kunta Hora, Czech Republic and we stood outside the Sedlec Ossuary. Nothing particularly notable about the exterior but step inside and you certainly notice something special.

Sedlec was originally a place of burial. During the plague in Europe …

Vacation Inspiration

On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I held my camera constantly by my side.  Never knowing where inspiration mind find it’s place, I could not help but snap away.  Between the birds, scenery and great friends, there was inspiration everywhere.  I was drawn to the serenity of these beautiful cairns along the Paquare River just outside our lodge.  And while resourcing window treatments for a client today, I could not help but notice these accessories at the Wesco Showroom and a smile came across my face as I …

March through April and Spring into a Fresh Look for your Home

You’ve survived the holidays, spring break with the kids, and tax time. Now it’s time to renew your energy and the out-of-date-out-of-style house that you once enjoyed.  A few tips to get you started…

  1. Paint like you see in color: A bold color on the walls can dramatically change the feel of a room. Brighten your space with “Coral Essence” or “Breath of Fresh Air” from Benjamin Moore.  Remember, paint is inexpensive and easy to change so don’t be afraid to do something different. 
  2. Talk to your walls: A

The Art of Accessorizing

Many clients come to JJ Interiors to achieve results that look like they came out of a magazine or select completed projects they love from our portfolio and want their home to feel the same way.  During the course of a project, we might spend months selecting finishes that will last and look timeless, we might spend months selecting and installing furnishings and window treatments that are stylish and comfortable.  But when it all comes together, one of the key elements to creating the complete, finished space is the “jewelry” of room…the art and accessories. Simple and Elegant Accessories

It is worth the special attention paid to hang art in the proper location, and thoughtfully mingle new accessories with items collected over time.  These finishing touches add personality and character that a simple sofa may not be able to provide to a room.  Books of places that you have been or want to go, photos of your beautiful family and friends, or a kooky piece of art that you bought at the street fair just because it made you laugh can all inspire you in your completed room or home.

When planning ahead, consider important pieces that need priority.  You can use that colorful canvas you bought from the artist at their studio in Santa Fe to build the color scheme for the room.  Make sure you have the proper lighting to showcase the art so it stands out and looks its best.  Allow room in your budget for the quality and quantity that is necessary to fill where needed.  Each flat surface may be calling out for something special to decorate its top and bookcases often require more than you think you need.  Give yourself room to expand, especially if you are collector or connoisseur and don’t be afraid to try more than one arrangement.  Balance and harmony may not be achieved in the first try so you might need to shift things around until it feels right.    

If you enjoy doing it yourself, set aside time to do it right and look around.  If you prefer some help, with resources for budget minded clients to more unique and one of a kind items, we can work with you to help achieve the finished space you desire.