Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Family Pictures by Jylare Smith Photography

It's been a few years since Jylare took our family pictures.  As usual she did an amazing job. I love how good she is with our kids. She makes it really fun for our kids. We even got Jane to crack a few smiles which is rare for her. 

There were so many cue ones it was hard to pick a favorite. If you are wanting to get your family pictures done before the cold weather hits I highly recommend Jylare

Monday, September 29, 2014

Last Week's Links

Happy Monday! Two of my favorite links from last week feature one of my favorite wallpapers

image via Boston Magazine

1 || I can't get enough of this house tour
2 || This is a cute traditional room reveal.
3 || I love this stair runner.
4 || I NEED this dress
5 || It's always so fun to see how bloggers decorate their homes for the different seasons. 

6 || How sweet is this room reveal?!
7 || What a great roundup of bloggers favorite beauty products
8 || These balloons are so easy and cute. 
9 || Everyone needs a great hat for Fall. 
10 || What a fun and colorful way to decorate for Fall

Friday, September 26, 2014

My Favorite Cleaning Products from Honest Company

Lately I've been more aware of bringing natural products into my home.  Both of my kids have super sensitive skin so I've been using as many natural cleaning and laundry products as possible. I remember the first time Jett broke out in eczema I thought something was seriously wrong with him. My doctor recommended switching our laundry detergent to something without harsh chemicals and I instantly noticed a difference.  The same has been true with our cleaning supplies. That's why I was excited to try out the Honest Company cleaning products. 

Floor Cleaner \\ I feel like I go through SO many floor cleaners and this one is by far my favorite. My floors are dark wood and they get really really dirty so I'm cleaning them constantly.  What I don't like about my past cleaners is that they leave streaks, they are too slippery or they leave my floor really shiny.  This cleaner doesn't do any of those things! It's honestly perfect. It gets my floors clean without any of the residue other cleaners leave.

Multi-surface Cleaner // I was hoping that this would be a good cleaner for my stainless steel dining table. It works pretty well but it still left some streaking. I've actually found that just water works best for my table.  But I love this cleaner for my countertops! It's also been great for my stovetop, sink and microwave.  It smells amazing and cleans really well.  

Bathroom Cleaner // My bathrooms get trashed thanks to my 5 year old boy.  I really wanted a natural cleaner for my bathrooms because the surfaces in my bathrooms get used and touched so much. It may sound weird but using cleaning products that smell good kinda makes cleaning enjoyable. Kinda like a trip to the spa... okay not really but kinda...

I'm really excited to have found these great products and I'll definitely be ordering more in the future. And on another note we've been using their shampoo and conditioner for Jett and Jane and I'll never use anything else again! They are really gentle and they smell amazing! 

Have you tried the Honest Co. products? Which ones are your favorite? 

*this post is sponsored by the Honest Co but all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blue & Gray Living Room Reveal

I'm super excited to be sharing this reveal with you today! Thanks to Jylare for all these amazing pictures. 
Yesterday I shared the process of how Erin and I came up with this design plan.  Just for fun lets revisit the "before" living room. 

Now here is the after! 

The paint color is "Bone"by Jeff Lewis.  It's such a beautiful neutral. I love how much it lightens up the space.  The sofa is from Down East Home. The faux fiddle fig is from Wayfair

Pillows are available from Alice Lane Home Collection 
The spindle chairs are from Z Gallerie

The floor lamp is the Cole Task Lamp from Pottery Barn. 
The curtain rods are the Oversized Adjustable Rods from West Elm. 

Trays are available from Alice Lane Home Collection 
The teal side table is available through us. Contact us for pricing - houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com. 

The geode art is available through us. Contact us for pricing - houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com. 

Pillows are available from Alice Lane Home Collection 

The coffee table turned out great in the space. It's the Carrington Coffee Table from Ballard. 
Bowl is from Anthropologie 
The geometric cones are available through us. Contact us for pricing - houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com. 

The scallop pillow is made with Allegra Hicks Crescent fabric
The ombre pillow is from Anthropologie. 
The loveseat is the Paidge from West Elm. 
The art is the client's. 

We bought the coasters at a thrift store. I love how they look with this Asian Lamp . We replaced the shade with one we found at Home Goods. The side table is from Wayfair
Jack - Contact us for pricing - houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com. 

For the piano area we kept it simple. We added a focal sconce above the piano to customize the space a bit. We also had a custom slipcover made for the piano bench. 

Teal Vase and Plant available from Alice Lane Home Collection 
Disks on Stands- Contact us for pricing - houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com. 

For the entryway we kept the clients existing settee. 

We added a couple of pillows. The gray and white one is available from Alice Lane Home Collection  The chartreuse pillow is made with La Fiorentina in lime. 

We found this cute basket for shoes at Home Goods. 

It's always so rewarding to see how a space turns out. We have more fun projects in the works! I can't wait to share them with you.  

Are you wanting to transform your home? Contact us for details on our design services! houseofjadeinteriors@gmail.com 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Blue & Gray Living Room Planning

This week I am revealing a really pretty room Erin and I just finished up. But before I do I wanted to give you the back story on the space. We went out to a new client's house in the Spring. She wanted help with her entryway and living room.

The house was not "her style" at all. She showed us these images of homes that she loved.

She admitted to liking mostly blues and neutrals. Obviously this room needed to be brightened and lightened quite a bit! The first thing we needed to do was lighten up the walls. We sent her these paint options for the walls:

She chose Bone by Jeff Lewis. Then Erin and I got to work coming up with a design plan for the space. Here is the first board we sent over. 

We were also sourcing new pillows for the adjacent family room which is what the bottom row of fabrics were for. For the sofa our budget was around $1,000. I had found this sofa at Down East Outfitters that was just around that price. 

Some of the other options in that price range were:

Our budget for a loveseat for the space was $700. These were some of the options we liked:

Ultimately she wasn't in love with any of the options we sent so we decided to up the budget a bit to get something that was more perfect for the space. 

For the coffee table we wanted to bring in a wooden piece. We originally chose this coffee table...

But then we decided it would be too big for the space so we went with this one instead:

On the south wall we were doing the loveseat and we wanted some large art above it to fill up the wall. These were are our favorite choices:

Our clients weren't in love with the bird art. They wanted a landscape so we sourced a few but then our client offered this pretty piece that was her mother in law's. 

We just had it reframed and it worked perfectly above the loveseat! 

The room felt pretty traditional so we wanted  a graphic rug to modernize the space a bit. We liked these options:

She decided all the options were a bit too contemporary for her so we started looking for more traditional options.  

We thought the Gobi Wool rug would be a good option. We liked how much blue it brought into the space. 

We also liked the Safavieh Vintage Turquoise rug

We ended up finding this Damara Rug and she liked it the best! 

I'll be posting the reveal tomorrow! Here is a little sneak peak.... 

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