Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Family Photo Table

Out of all the projects I'm working on for my upcoming wedding, I think I might be the most excited about the family photo table I am creating! I asked my mom as well as my fiance's mom to gather up photos from their weddings and their parents weddings as well. I even have a few sets of great grandparent's wedding photos too! I'm going to be displaying them around the guest book (thumbprint tree) for every to look at and even made little plaquards to let everyone know the couple's name and the year they were married. I didn't think this small project would be something I turned out loving so much, but I think it's going to look great! You'll have to wait till after the wedding to see how my picture table turned out!

via Style Me Pretty

Have you seen this done before at weddings? What's your favorite personal touch you've seen lately that a couple has incorporated into their wedding?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Project Sneak Peak

Good morning and happy Monday to everyone! I'm back again to share the details of a project I'm currently working on. . .

Floor Plan:

Design Board:

We're using creamy white shaker cabinets with a gorgeous quarts countertop and timeless subway tile backsplash. The floors will be a dark rustic hardwood which will go throughout the house. I selected a farmhouse sink and opted to do open shelving to the right and left of the window above the sink. The other wall has enclosed cabinets for concealed storage. The new appliances will all be stainless steel. The light fixtures above the bar area are chrome and have sort of a rustic country feel, but with a modern twist! The window above the sink will have bamboo blinds with a cornice made out of suzani inspired fabric. I selected Bortoia chrome stools for the bar area and the long, opposing wall will have a collection of framed botanical prints.

So what do you think of this kitchen remodel design?! I'm really excited about this project and am loving the way it's taking shape.

Whether you are interested in remodeling or just doing a little bit of redecorating, contact me for rates and services! JPM Design's goal is to provide clients with affordable, stylish design solutions. I offer extremely low rates and will help you create the home of your dreams, no matter what size your budget is.

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Saffron Marigold Giveaway Winner!

I'm super excited to announce the winner of last week's Saffron Marigold giveaway on this beautiful Monday morning! selected #9. . .

Congratulations to Camille from the blog The Vintique Object! She won a tablecloth or table runner of her choice from Saffron Marigold. Camille is a blogger friend of mine who lives just a hop skip and a jump away from me in the Bay Area!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to a comment and enter the giveaway! I have another awesome sponsor who will be hosting a giveaway next month, so make sure you check back regularly. I'll be back in a bit to share a big project I've been working on :) Man, I'm on a roll this morning! Do you have as much pep in your step today as I do?! It must be the detox juice I drank this morning. . . Starting today I'm doing a raw foods detox diet. 7 weeks to go until my BIG DAY and I want to loose a few lbs. to look great in my dress. Wish me luck!! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book to buy: Design*Sponge at Home

Do you love Design*Sponge as much as I do? Well, now you can get all of the awesomeness of one of the most popular design blogs in a book! Design*Sponge at Home is filled with 400 pages of inspiration including 65 home tours, 50 DIY projects, 50 before after projects, a floral workshop and loads of resources.

The book comes out September 13th and is available for pre-order here. This book is definitely going to find it's way to my coffee table soon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chevron Floors & Rugs

Chevron, chevron, chevron. Every where you turn lately you see this distinctive, bold and graphic pattern being used! Chevron (a.k.a. 'zig zags') is such a striking  design element no matter how or where it's used that I can't help but love it! I like to keep the pattern to a minimum in my tiny home (because it can be somewhat over powering when used in a small space) by just using it in accents like pillows. But if I had the space, I could imagine using the chevron pattern in a LARGE dose by covering the floor in it! Chevron inspired tile, hardwood, painted flooring and carpeting is a great way to make a bold and graphic statement on the floor, in any room. Check out a few examples;

via Grace Home Interiors

 via Pinterest

via Altanta Home Magazine

via Pinterest

via Jonathan Adler

via Decorpad

via Decorpad

via Design Sponge

via Live Like You

via Decorpad

via Coco+Kelley

via Jonathan Adler

via Mary McDonald

via Decorpad

via House Beautiful

via La Dolce Vita

via Making It Lovely

Want some chevron goodness on your floor, but don't want to commit to tile, paint or hardwood?! Here's a few affordable chevron rug options to choose from:

Are you addicted to this pattern as much as I am?!

Make sure you enter the latest giveaway for a chance to win a gorgeous tablecloth or table runner from Saffron Marigold!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Room of the day

You know me. . . I'm a sucker for white walls and white furnishings combined with pops of color in the accessories, so there is no denying that I am obsessed with this space! The white beams on the ceiling and the dark wood floors combined with the large windows that let the light stream in is just about perfection in my book. What do you think? Love this living room as much as I do?!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I just wanted to pop in real quick and share with you a flower arrangement I made for my soon-to-be mother in law for her birthday earlier this week. . .

It looked so pretty sitting in my entryway that I almost didn't want to give it to her and keep it for myself to enjoy! The flowers were a $16 bunch I picked up from Costco. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. See you back here next week for some more design goodness!

p.s. Make sure enter the Saffron Marigold giveaway if you haven't done so already! :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Giveaway from Saffron Marigold!

I'm ecstatic to announce today that Saffron Marigold will be giving away one of their gorgeous tablecloths or table runners to one lucky JPM Design reader! Saffron Marigold is a luxury bedding and linen company that hand makes all of their products. Each and every piece is unique, global inspired and GORGEOUS! Here's a few of my favorites;

One lucky reader will be able to choose a tablecloth size 70" x 90", or a table runner size 18" x 90" of their choice. To enter, you must be a follower of JPM Design. (If your not already, it's easy. . . just click the 'Join this site' button on the right sidebar.) You have three opportunities to enter:

1. For the first entry, go to Saffron Marigolds website and select which tablecloth or table runner you love best then come back and leave a comment letting me know which one you would select if you win.

2. For a second entry, you can 'like' Saffron Marigold on Facebook, and come back and leave another comment letting me know.

3. For an additional entry, go to JPM Design's Facebook page and become a fan by clicking 'like' and leave a comment letting me know that you follow us on Facebook as well.

It's that easy! Just make sure you are a follower of this blog, and leave a comment for each entry. The giveaway ends on Friday, August 26th at 5:00 pm Pacific. I'll use to select a winner and notify the lucky lady (or gent) by email and then announce the winner on Monday, August 29th. Good luck!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Room of the day

I'm loving the fun wallpaper pattern, unique coral nightstand and all the yellow accents in this cozy but chic bedroom from House Beautiful!

Announcement: Make sure you check back tomorrow for a giveaway you seriously don't want to miss!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Sneak Peak!

I have been busy busy working away on projects for my upcoming wedding! While I don't want to ruin all the surprises for the actual people who will be attending, I will give you a few sneak peaks since it's killing me not to share all the details and fun/crafty stuff with ya'll!

Dollar Store & Goodwill picture frames about to be painted. . .

Flags for burlap banners being cut. . .

This one I'll keep a surprise, but you might be able to figure out what they are. . .

By the way, here's the beach in Aptos where the ceremony is going to be held. . .

Lets hope for sunshine and clear skies like this on our big day! Hope you enjoyed the small sneak peak. I'm DIY'ing my own invites and MUST get them done soon, so that's what I'll be working on vigorously in the next couple of days!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ceramic Garden Stools

Ceramic garden stools are every where these days, but have been a staple in home decor for quite some time. There's no denying their popularity indoors and out. I just love that these compact pieces are so versatile! You can use them as an end table, extra seating, as a portable accent table or simply just as decoration.

 via House of Turquoise 

via House Beautiful 

via Belle Maison

 via Apartment Therapy

 via Muse Interiors

What's great about these little guys are that they fit in right at home with all different design styles and in any room of the home. They are literally like the perfect accessory! (Or is it a piece of furniture? Depends on how you look at it and how it's used, I guess!)

via Wisteria

 via Pinterest

via Decorpad

via Traditional Home

via Ashley Witaker

via Decorpad

Imagine my excitement yesterday when I was perusing the isles of bargain furniture and accessories at Ross and I spotted an entire section of ceramic garden stools!

Most of these stools were priced at $39.99 and $49.99. They had a variety of colors and styles to choose from too. But heck, at these prices, you could always take a can of glossy colored spray paint to one and paint it any color you wish! I was praticularly found of this purple garden stool, below.

They even had a couple of the uber-trendy elephant shaped ceramic garden stools. These were reasonably priced at $69.99.

This white one below reminds me of this stool available at Horchow for $200!  

It was like I had died and gone to ceramic stool heaven! My head was spinning with excitement over these awesome deals! Have you found any great bargains on home decor items lately? Tell me I'm not the only one who gets this crazy excited over stuff like this. . .    :) 

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