Thursday, April 20, 2017

JVW HOME Studio News!

Hi y'all!  Feels so good to be back writing.   Finding time lately to blog, well is challenging to say the least.    
I'm embarking on a new phase of my design career that has spanned over 18 years.  Some of you know that I moved my home office, finally, into a commercial space 6 months ago with Andrea McLaughlin , my other design associate and another designer Tara Camp, of Scout Goods and Design.  All of us were really too busy when we moved in to really use the office space ,  and figure out our goals, ideas for the space.  Fast forward to April and we're getting ready for an Open House  May 4th for our local builders, designers, real estate friends and clients.
jvw home will fill a niche in this area for "on trend" wallpapers, window treatments and fabrics that can be ordered, amongst other design services and products.  Tara will fill a niche for "on-trend" lighting & mirrors showroom along with great furniture & decor discounts.  We will also feature other local interior decor products and introduce them along the way.
  We all share space with Direct Natural Stones which is a wonderful curated supplier of gorgeous granites, marbles and quartz.  Together all of us have collaborated to have the Open House to finally share with our community all that we have to offer.
Now, onto even more fun news.  We're SO over the moon excited to announce our latest addition to the tribe: Rachel Spadavecchia!  
Here's her bio here:
From a very young age I have been obsessed with all things home interiors and design. When I was young I would watch HGTV over any other channel on TV and still do. My husband Mehdi and I, with our two children Hendrix and Lila, have lived in 6 homes, in 6 years, in 3 states, building two of those. Some might think we're a little crazy and sometimes thats how I feel, but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love designing homes from the ground up and then seeing those designs come to life. We are already dreaming of our next build! I blog about our homes as well as my designs at I have always helped friends and family with their own home designs, and hope to be an inspiration to my followers.
My professional career has always been on the creative side as well, including digital marketing, social media marketing, and content creation. I have had the privilege of working with some amazing people in multiple different industries, including the fitness industry, real estate, and hospitality, but it has always been my dream to work in the interior design world! I am thrilled to come on board with JVW Home and apply the skills I have learned in other industries while I learn from some of the best designers in our area. 

We hope to start blogging and sending you newsletters along the way and keep you updated with our studio happenings regularly.  Stop by after May 8th , at our Spicewood locale to welcome Rachel,  peruse our wallpaper & fabric  books, set up window treatment or design consults and see what all we have to offer.  
Make it a great day and we hope to inspire you to create your own lovely in your homes!

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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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