Saturday, March 4, 2017


I've been working with a few clients lately on infusing their west Austin homes with "modern Texas farmhouse style."  I could post a ton of pics to give you examples .

 Here's just a small, curated sampling of what I love to incorporate :

Barn lighting in many shades of colors

Ship lap/horizontal wood & wall mount plumbing, simple vanities.

Modern landscaping elements such as concrete pads and pebble stones with groupings of plants.
Lighting with clean lines ......

Galvanized metals

Furniture with a modern edge or industrial edge.  These are new bar stools from World Market.  Loving the new design and grey wicker.

Horizontal woods/fencing.

House numbers  with a modern font.

Architectural details over the windows.

Exterior architectural details and modern planters with boxwoods.

HardiPlank siding running vertically (board and batten style)

Of course, barn doors, but also adding brick for a traditional, industrial look.

Modern graphic wallpaper in small amounts.

Reclaimed woods

Farmhouse tables & benches....

I can't wait to share a before/after of this current Texas stone home.  We're adding some of these elements soon and hope to share the reveal later.   
Here's a close up of the front doors that I'm hoping they'll keep!
Have a great weekend and we'll catch up again soon,

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p.s. most items above can be ordered via "jvw home".  

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Pantone's color of the year is "Greenery".
After many months of dismal grey outdoors, green sounds great, fresh.
However, not all clients prefer a bright green like Pantone's Greenery.  So, tone it down a bit if you have to,  in another varying shade of green.
 Green brings the beauty of the outdoors in and creates a harmony between the interior and exterior of a home. 
 Greenery (or a close shade)  can even be great as a statement on your front door (especially with charcoal greys):

Not on the green band wagon?  How about in  small doses such as pillows: 


or a lamp:

or just a  pop of green on an accent piece of furniture:

And then for those with an adventurous spirit, do it in large doses!

Green is amazing with a pop of blue or navy!

Pantone's color of the year trickles down into not only home decor but fashion also.  A green silk top is beautiful for this Spring. Love how they mixed it with a blue & cream skirt: 

Or add a green jacket this Spring with your jeans:

And you gotta love the green KitchenAid mixer :

HOUZZ recently honored me  with some greenery too, with this badge.

And this week, this badge came in.  Thank you HOUZZ!

  I'm always grateful for their shout out because it brings in new design friends like you.
I've got a small tad of green in my new home and I hope to share my home  with you soon.  
What about you?  Will you bring some green into your designs this year?  Outside or inside?
Here's to the new year and hopefully more consistent blogging!
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(lamp is from Stray Dog Designs, pillows are Schumacher's Betwixt fabric )


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