Last Week’s Links

It’s hard, at this point, to wrap our heads around “Last Week”. The weeks have started blurring together and we find ourselves still trying to find our footing in this new world we’re living in. For the most part we are continuing on with our lives as normal but there is a heightened sense of uncertainty and anxiety that follows us around like a shadow we can’t shake. Although we live day by day in a state of not knowing what’s next we are managing to find a lot of joy in the things we’ve always loved and enjoyed. Our work has always been a source of fulfillment for us and now, more than ever, it offers a pleasant and happy distraction from any uncertainty that we may be feeling day to day. We are so grateful for our clients who continue to trust us with their homes, money and time. We do not take their projects for granted and we feel lucky to be able to keep doing what we love to do.

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Last Week’s Links

This Victorian Arts and Crafts home is full of so many incredible details. We love the arch at details leading from room to room, the carved fireplace surround, and the mullioned windows in the hallway alcove and in the kitchen. The kitchen is so beautiful with it’s dark, recessed cabinets and the juxtaposition of the soft marble countertops paired with the rustic metal pendant lights. Check out the tour right here.

Today, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite small businesses to help them out during this difficult time. If you’re a position to help, we know that anything would be so appreciated by them. And as always, thanks so much for your love and support of our team here at House of Jade Interiors.

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Last Week’s Links

We love the details in this mudroom, designed by Remedy Design.
The wooden built-ins with the white shiplap and the beautiful brick pavers in the herringbone pattern. These timeless elements will keep this mudroom feeling classic for years to come.

1. Have you seen Rachel Parcel’s new home? It was furnished by our friends over at Alice Lane and we just love it all so much. Can you even handle that view from her living room? Breathtaking!
2. Speaking of her home, you can shop Alice Lane’s collection of items from Rachel’s home right here. We love these French countryside sketches.
3. This blouse is so simple and pretty. We love it for the upcoming warm weather.
4. Elle Decor did an interesting round-up of 54 Decorating Trends they hope to never see come back. While we definitely agree with a lot of them (we’re looking at you popcorn ceilings and window valances), there were some that are definitely coming back in good ways. What are your thoughts?
5. Loving this sunhat with that cute scarf!
6. Did you know we have an Amazon store front? It’s full of things we’ve purchased for our own homes and love to use regularly.
7. These animal print sandals are so cute! And such a great price.
8. We love how Jenny refreshed her master bedroom with a few good pieces, none of which were furniture. Check it out here.
9. Easily the prettiest linen tea towels we’ve ever seen.

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Tips for Decorating a Small Bathroom

Today we want to share our tips for designing a small bathroom that doesn’t sacrifice style. The number one thing we do is to always have something that’s a statement. Because it’s a small space, you need something that’s visually interesting in there. That could be your vanity, or it could be wall tile or wallpaper, lighting. Something needs to stand out and be visually interesting.

In Erin’s powder bathroom, the brass faucet and artwork really stand out. We love the bold look of brass against a clean, white backdrop. And never underestimate the character a single piece of vintage art can bring to a space. The colors in the painting add depth to the space while still allowing it to be neutral and calming.

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Last Week’s Links

This rustic 1754 New England home is a real charmer. That flooring is original! Make sure you click through to see all of it because you don’t want to miss it. Trust us. Designed and rebuilt by Anthony Esteves.

1. These cabinet knobs are so cute and can easily be installed with the opening down or to the side.
2. After having kids and carrying diaper bags, a new pretty, small purse sounds so nice!
3. These built-ins made from Billy bookcases from Ikea are so good!
4. We’re getting really anxious to start gardening, so we’re in prep mode over here. We love the scalloped detail on these pots.
5. We love a good potting bench.
6. Kirsten’s getting ready to finish her basement and she’s drawing major inspiration from the English Cottage vibe.
7. How pretty is the kitchen in this studio space? We especially love the character the vintage art adds to the space.
8. Again with the scallop detail. These flats are so cute.
9. How cute is this swimsuit? We’re ready for a beach vacation. Get us out of this cold winter weather!

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How to Style Dark Shelving

When it comes to styling dark shelves, you have really be careful about everything you add in. Too dark and it will blend in with the shelving. Too much of one color and it will feel flat. So today, we’re going to walk you through how we styled the shelving in the office of our Midway Remodel and then at the end, we’ve rounded-up some of our favorite items for styling on dark shelves.

When it comes to styling shelves, it’s important to consider scale. You don’t want a lot of little things because then the shelves will feel cluttered and messy. It’s important to vary the sizes of the objects you’re using that way you can have some items that stand alone, allowing for some empty space around them, giving the shelves room to breathe. Additionally, varying heights and sizes also makes the overall look more appealing to the eyes as it gives them space to rest but also encourages movement.

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Combining Form and Function in a Kitchen

Today, we’re giving you a tour of Erin’s kitchen to give you some ideas of extra things to think about when planning your own kitchen, whether it be a new build or a remodel, like we did here. It’s important to consider things beyond just the cabinet style or color, counter top materials and faucets. You also want to give a lot of consideration to the functionality of the space. Do you entertain a lot? Do you cook a lot? Do you have a lot of storage needs and how would you prefer those to be? In drawers or cabinets? Let’s take a look at the things we did to help make the Morgan kitchen more functional for their family.

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Last Week’s Links

1. This wallpaper is so pretty and would look so good with a dark paint color.
2. We’re loving this trend back to caned furniture and think this caned bed look so good with the black frame.
3. These velvet bows are so pretty and such great quality.
4. These loafers from one of our favorite shops are so good!
5. We love these stackable birthstone rings.
6. Loving the green and the cuff detail on this simple top.
7. An easy way to revive rusty cast iron pans.
8. This top has the sweetest details.
9. This mirror is so pretty and at such a great price point too.

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own.

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How to Find and Define Your Design Style

When it comes to design, there are so many different styles to choose from. Knowing what these design styles are can be very beneficial for anyone who wants to design their space. It can also be helpful when working with a designer to be able to better describe your likes and dislikes in a way that allows them to understand you and your tastes better. But guess what? Your style doesn’t actually have to be defined into any one (or multiple) categories. Here at House of Jade, we like clean, fresh, layered design, and that can easily be implemented into every type of design style.

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How to Create a Mood Board

Mood boards are a designer’s bread and butter. They are the best, and simplest, way to see how all the elements of a project will look once they come together before you actually commit to anything. Today, we’re going to show you some sample mood boards and make the process of creating your own a lot easier. Mood boards can be made digitally or physically with product samples. When it comes to design projects, we prefer to collect samples and create a real life mood board, but we know that’s not always an option, especially when you’re just starting out with your design plan. It’s probably best to leave that for when you’ve nailed down the direction you want to go in so that you can see everything in person before you actually start to make the big purchases. This way you can see how the various colors will look in your space and you’ll get to feel the different textures. It will really give you a true idea of how something will come together in the end and if you’ll love it or not.

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