image via decorpadIf there is anything that can add instant sophistication and drama to a room it’s a pair of french pleat curtains or tailored pleat draperies. image by Jylare Smith Photography In our Covey Residence we used a french pleat with a blue trim to add a touch of color. The room was somewhat formal so a french pleat made the most sense for this space. French pleat curtains are pretty in nurseries, girl’s rooms and formal living spaces. They have a soft feminine touch. The tailored pleat allows the curtains to hang evenly so you don’t get weird bunching or puckering where you shouldn’t. image by Nicholette Photography In our office we wanted to bring in a softer touch so we went with The Shade Store’s Tailored Pleat Drapes. The only way to make a tailored set of curtains better is to layer it with a woven shade. The texture mixed with the traditional panels create a winning combination. image by Nicholette Photography The Shade store was wonderful to work with! They will customize your product to your space so you don’t have to search and search for the perfect dimensions. The Shade Store also provides step-by-step measuring instructions. They also have a huge variety of fabrics to choose from. We chose the linen in white. When all else fails white will never fail you. It’s such a classic choice. Post sponsored by The Shade Store
In a normal world we buy books based off of the stories that are in them or from recommendations we get from a friend. We don’t care what the book looks like on the outside we just care about the inside. But when it comes to styling with books, the outside is the most important part. We still recommend buying books that interest you, just make sure they are fun to look at as well.
Books are a useful accessory which makes them more appealing to use in styling a space. They can add a pop of color into your neutral room. Or maybe some variation in height to your end table. Books can be used in almost every space in your home.
Adding new pillows to a space can refresh your space with out having to empty your wallet. The key is to make sure your pillows coordinate well together. We receive a lot of questions from our readers about how to successfully mix and match pillow patterns. Read on to find out our insight.
Photography: Becky Kimball
First you must remember to start with a solid. Either having an actual solid to break up the pattern or have a small pattern that gives the same effect as a solid color. A fun way to add a solid is through a textured pillow, like a faux fur.
The entryway to a home is your guests’ first impression, so it should represent the feeling of the rest of your home. We love how simple an entryway can be with still making a great statement. Some of our favorite home designs have started with great entryways.
Today we decided to share our knowledge on how to create that great first impression for your home
1// Art or Mirror
A piece of art or a mirror can create a focal point to your entry space. It really sets the tone of your style and what your design aesthetic is. Art is a great way to bring in color. Mirrors are a great way to bring in texture and make your space feel larger.
Hanging chairs are a fun way to make a space feel more livable and casual. We like adding them to homes that don’t take themselves too seriously. With that said, they are not for everyone. If you want to make your space more playful and unique, a hanging chair might be just what you need to add.
These chairs need to be anchored properly from a ceiling joist in order to not damage your ceiling. To in sure they are installed correctly, we recommend having the chair installed by a handyman.
Image Source: Chrissy & Co
1// Isn’t this fireplace just dreamy?
2// This light fixture would look gorgeous in an entry
3// The detail on this blouse is absolutely stunning!
4// A black and white check rug? Yes please!
5// We are trying to eat healthy with this New Year and this recipe might help.
6// We are obsessed with the turtle neck trend going on right now
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Neutral spaces can look stunning when they are done correctly. Some of our favorite projects have been full of neutrals! The most important thing to remember is texture. By adding textural elements to your neutral room you will make your space more visually appealing. We wanted to share our four easy steps on how to add texture to your neutral rooms.
Photography: Lindsey Orton
It is important to create contrast in a neutral space, by mixing different shades of neutral colors. Don’t just stick to ivories, light grays and beige. Its most important to make your space not feel bland. Try to have a darker gray paired with a light ivory or a wood piece on top of a dark metal. You need to create layers of color to make the room feel cohesive and not boring.
Happy New Year! We can’t believe it is already 2017 time is just flying by! 2016 was a great year for us with a lot of big changes to the House of Jade team. From babies being born, moving houses, adding 3 new employees, and a lot of new projects 2016 has kept us busy. We can only imagine what 2017 will bring!
With the New Year brings new design trends. Today we are sharing our predictions for what we think will be trending this coming year.
1// Natural Woods
Natural woods have always been in style and always will be, its timeless. But we are noticing natural woods are making a come back in cabinetry. For a while it was all about painted cabinetry. Now we are staring to see the trend of natural wood cabinetry from a white oak kitchen cabinet, or a dark walnut island, wood is back! Its not only in cabinetry though natural wood pieces through out a home are always stunning. Dining tables, coffee tables, side tables, doors, accessories, we love it all!
After putting together our “After Christmas Sales” post we couldn’t help but notice how many great items are on sale at Nordstrom for their Half Yearly Sale. Items from home decor, men & women’s fashion, shoes, jewelry, and so much more. Here is just a small glimpse to what you can find on sale today.
Lifeguard Stand Wall Art | Oryx Mirror | Faux Fur Trim Hooded Jacket | Smashbox Essential Brush Kit | Suede Bootie | Leather Wallet | Bracelet Watch | Driftwood & Indigo Candle | Birmingham Rug | Brushed Plaid Throw | Accent Pillow | Pom-Pom Reversible Quilt |
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
We know you all are probably all shopped out from the holiday shopping the last few weeks, but there are some many after Christmas sales that are too good to pass up. We have found all of the deals from our favorite online stores that are just too good to ignore.
West Elm– End of Season Sale- Up to 75% off on Markdowns