Sunday, October 15, 2017


One of my clients was tired of her sofa & wanted something new.
    She found this gorgeous sectional at Decorum and changed up her living room:
The sectional is alot larger in scale than her previous sofa and so now we needed a long sofa table but skinny in depth because the Dining Area is just next to it.  She went with this beautiful aged grey wood table from Luxe Decor:

For a few days I gathered stuff  to decorate the new table and then arrived with multiple bags and boxes, days later. 
Any stylist/designer knows to go into a styling project with a ton of stuff and then have options to choose from. I try my hardest to map out in a drawing what I'll do...but having some extras always helps cuz I honestly have to just play with the balance and scale of everything else in the room... sometimes you tend to add/delete items when you're in the actual space.   Also, sometimes I'll grab something the client has in another area and move things around a bit.  I have always had the nicest clients that let me just do what I want, with what they have, or the shopping part.   Luckily with this installation, I ended up just returning a few items :).  Cuz we all hate returning things right?

Probably my most fave item I found was this gorgeous very heavy crystal lamp.  

Other fave lil pieces I've added in the other part of the room:

One of my "trade only" items we can order is this wood finial.  It's a large, tall, heavy piece and beautifully carved aged grey wood from Kalalou below.  Blue porcelain remains classic in interiors and I have this thing for any gorgeous stones or rocks in a home such as the agate bookends from ZGallerie:

Like what you see?  If you want to see more of this beautiful lakeview home for sale, then click this link HERE.   My client has changed up some of her styling in the kitchen since the real estate pics were taken too.  It's a great home in the beautiful Lakeway area,  top rated Lake Travis School District and has an amazing lake view plus a tennis court below.  You can also keep your golf cart in the garage and mosey over to the various golf courses in the area.

I'm really working on the regularity of blogging.  I dropped the ball for months and just didn't feel like writing.  I stay active the most on our IG or FB pages because we're always short on time.  A quick snapshot here and there is well, EASY.  But I know that there are some of yall that have asked about more blog posting and I appreciate it because I really didn't know that many people read them.  Rachel and I are going to work on a system where one of us regularly writes about design and what we're up to....and in the coming months we're working to get some photos of recent projects.  Our website/portfolio  is way over due for updating as well.   All of this takes time but we'll get there!

Cheers to the weekend,

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

JVW HOME - First Event Party

Finally getting around to sharing some pics of our first Open House Event, from May 4th.  
JVW HOME hosted the event along with Tara Camp of Scout Lighting and Design Goods
and  Lea & Stephen Veras of Direct Natural Stones.  We all share a beautiful property out in Spicewood, Texas.  Where is Spicewood?  We're outside of Austin, in the Lake Travis area, close to Lakeway, Bee Cave and Marble Falls.   Direct Natural Stones is up front with JVW HOME in a cute , cozy log cabin with a welcoming front porch.  In the back, SCOUT has an amazing warehouse of gorgeous lighting and other design goods.
(left to right:  Tara, me & Lea)
JVW HOME TRIBE (left to right):
Rachel(Design Asst.) , Me (Lead Designer) & Andrea (Design Associate)

Some pics of my studio before the guests arrive:

We quickly discovered that the cute lil round table just doesn't cut it when you're going through wallpaper books with clients.  We hang out on the floor sometimes showing clients our books.  We'll be replacing the small table soon with a larger table so it's easier for everyone :).  

We didn't get a pic of our wallpaper books!  But yall we have loads of great books so come in and see all the fun stuff we're carrying.  Some of the lines we showcase right now are Claire Bella Studio,  Thibaut, Schumacher, Kravet,  Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Home, York Wallcoverings, Innovations, Caitlin Wilson, Hygge & West, etc....we'll be adding more lines every month and welcome your requests of new vendors!

Here's our conference room where we normally have client meetings/presentations and our quartz displays.

For the event, the  lovely and charming Katya of Lyukum Cooking Lab brought in her amazing Ukrainian appetizers.  Katya is a local Spicewood Chef and Caterer.

The adorable Brazilian couple behind Direct Natural Stones:
Lea Pedrosa Veras and Stephen Veras

The Veras import gorgeous stone countertops such as marbles, granites, and quartz. They are so kind to their clients and want to give you the best deal.  If there's a stone they don't have, then they'll find it at an area stone yard and fabricate & install it for you.

Walking out to the back of our cabin, you'll find Tara's very cool warehouse of lighting & design goods.  Look at the gorgeous steel doors she bought from another downtown ATX designer!  The designer had them in his downtown home but didn't realize how the local Austin music would reverberate noise in his house with the glass. He had to sell them and replace with wood doors to keep the sound down....gotta love Austin and our live music scene!

Pictured left to right:  Tara, Bill Thomas, Stephen & Lea Veras

Our featured vendors we also represent are:  Roots Design Co., One Market, and The Gathering Table Co.

Vincent Willey's Band played some great music for us.

Bennett of local El Gaucho Wines provided the delicioso wines.

Cloche Designs of San Antonio created the beautiful tablescapes for the tables:

Check our Facebook page (jvw home) and also our Instagram page (@jvwhome) for updates on our hours.  We are only open on certain event days.  Other days are by appt only.  
Please also check our other vendors for their open times, because they have different hours.

Have a great week ahead,

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