What's New? Joshua's Top Picks!

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe 2018 is over and 2019 is here already! Where did the time go? In the past year, we completed over 80 e-design projects while also sharing some of our favorite 2018 e-design projects via our Instagram and Facebook page. We are very excited about some changes that already happened and coming soon for 2019!

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Introducing Joshua’s Top Picks

We decided to replace our Shop The Look with all new Joshua’s Top Picks. In the past year, we’ve come across so many different pieces for our online interior design clients all the over the U.S.A., Canada, and Greece to find just the right items for their needs. We saw so many beautiful pieces that we think would look fantastic in some of your own spaces and thought you would appreciate seeing some of these select put together in a format that creates a cohesive design expression.

We started with one of our all time favorite styles, California Casual, focusing on three different rooms; a living room, dining room, and bedroom. You’ll learn a bit on why we selected those items and how it works with the design. Take a look at these three different Joshua’s Top Picks by clicking on the image to lead you to these page below.

California Casual Living Room

California Casual Living Room

California Casual Dining Room

California Casual Dining Room

California Casual Bedroom

California Casual Bedroom

We will add more when we can! We will let you know when we add new Joshua’s Top Picks via the social media. What would you like to see us to add to Joshua’s Top Picks for you?

Joshua's Top Picks For Fall Decor

It is hard to believe that fall is here already! I love to see all the tree leaves changing color and the weather cooling which is my all the time favorite season! Every late summer or early fall, I always get excited to look at stores to see what kind of fall decorations they have in stock.

I understand that fall decorations are usually focused on a couple specific styles - country or farmhouse style and it’s typically what most retailers stock. However, I know not everyone is crazy about those styles, so I managed to find some great fall decor that works with different styles such as rustic glam, industrial, bohemian, eclectic, and modern.

Below is a great fall decoration inspiration photo that represent industrial style from Pottery Barn.

Photo credit: Pottery Barn

Photo credit: Pottery Barn

I am excited to share with you what I found online that could look great with any different styles than just country or farmhouse styles. I have created a shopping list below to make it easier for you to look at these or even purchase it for your home or workplace or even would be perfect gift for someone that you know would love it.

Mixing these pieces with real pumpkins our gourds is also fantastic and helps balance any look; which is what I do in my own home.

Happy Shopping & Decorating!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and by clicking on them incur no additional cost to you. JJones Design Co. will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking on the link. Please understand that JJones Design Co. has experience with all of these vendors, and recommends them because they provide excellent customer service and quality products. We do not base our designs off of vendors that provide affiliate link commissions.  Do not feel obligated to spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals for your design.

Joshua's Top Picks for Dorm

Are you entering college this fall, or have children entering university or college, then first of all, congratulations! It is an exciting time to start planning a new life away from home.  That also means trying to make a home out of a utilitarian and typically drab dorm room.

Looking back to my college days, there were some things that I wish that I have considered before I moved into my dorm and lived with a roommate. My top recommendation, which I mentioned in other blogs, is to make design decisions and purchases that can transition with you during your life and can be reused.  This can ultimately save you money as you go from dorm to an apartment or home. I didn't do that myself in my college days and it could have saved me money. Let's avoid that mistake I made and let me help you to get your money's worth for the rest of your college years and possibly beyond.
 

Dorm inspiration by  PBTeen . 

Dorm inspiration by PBTeen

I created three style boards with clickable shopping lists of three top styles popular with young adults: Bohemian, Industrial Chic, and Modern Eclectic. Fortunately, these styles can also be budget-friendly. All of the designs include three different functional aspects of a dorm room such as a small living area, a bed, and a desk.

Before you or your children start to shop or decorate - please check with your particular college for dorm policies to find out what is allowed or not and make sure there is space for some of these pieces.

In general, most dorm beds are a bit bigger than standard twin size and called Twin XL so please double check the size before you go out and buy and bed sets. I personally have seen parents become upset when they showed up in the room to learn they purchased the wrong size bedding for their kid. That is something we don't want to deal with.

Bohemian

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Bohemian(known as Boho) is known for being earthy, high spirit, calm, fun, and colorful. It lends itself to create a comfortable and relaxing environment; a great place for having friends over and a meditative space for studying. If your school allows, you could add plants to your dorm to improve the quality of life and indoor environment. I selected a fun color accent chair to add a personal touch to your dorm and then mixed with different colors, materials, and textures shown on the style board above. If you're not a fan of the pink- no worries, there are different color options from the vendor. This dorm should have fun bold or lighter colors wall arts to balance the dorm look but also get you inspired. This participlar style is known as being very affordable and something we can enjoy it for years. 

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Industrial Chic

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Industrial Chic is perfect for anyone that doesn't want a lot of color and appreciates a more masculine tone. Industrial doesn't mean that everything must be either rustic or a metallic look. It can be cozy and homey too. I created this design to be simple but functional for your needs. I mixed the materials to work with this style but still create a comfortable environment just for you. It would be ok to add a couple more colors or plants to the design to match your personality since the current design palette is neutral and would work well with  most colors. An art gallery style wall would also look nice in this kind of space.

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Modern Eclectic

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This particular style, modern eclectic is ideal for anyone that loves pieces from various different styles while still being cohesive. For instance, I love this emerald green chair so much, so you could have that chair and mix it with different patterns, materials, and colors to make it a unique space just for you. Life is short, let's make the dorm fun and stylish! That's why I selected that chair with the wall art set of Lunar prints plus faux cowhide rug to make a stylish statement for your dorm design. 

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I hope you find these different dorm designs inspiring and get you excited about decorating your own dorm to make it a home just for you. I wish you the best of luck in your college career and future aspirations. 

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and by clicking on them incur no additional cost to you.  JJones Design Co. will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking on the link. Please understand that JJones Design Co. has experience with all of these vendors, and recommends them because they provide excellent customer service and quality products.  We do not base our designs off of vendors that provide affiliate link commissions.  Do not feel obligated to spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals for your design.

Modern Bohemian Dining Room For The Holidays

Modern Bohemian Dining Room with Holidays Decorations

Modern Bohemian Dining Room with Holidays Decorations

It is great time to think about how to get your home ready for the holidays. Currently, I'm inspired to design a modern bohemian style dining room in a high rise condo in downtown Vancouver; with the holidays in mind.  We usually see city dwellers in high rise condos with modern, contemporary, minimalist, or Scandinavian styles but what about modern bohemian? This particular style would work fabulous for high rise dwellers too!

What is modern bohemian? It is modern version of traditional bohemian or boho style. It tends to be a bit more simple with a minimalist feel while still adding character to the space. Elements of this style include rustic wood, faux fur pillows or blankets, metal and brass finishes, simple textiles and sometimes have bold colors to make a statement. Of course, it has to come with natural elements such as plants. You can't have bohemian style without plants! This time I included two trees that are designed to use for the holidays. For the round year, you would want to have live plants for your space too.

For this particular style, it doesn't require you to go over the top with your holiday decor. You can keep it simple but still have an elegant look for your space. This dining room design I'd suggest to decorate the dining table with three metal trees with tealight candles to add a little warmth and create a more cozy and inviting space.  With the white faux fur on the chairs and added sheepskin throw; it gives a sense of an elegant white Christmas.  Hope this design inspire you.

Like this look? You can purchase any item by click any item image and it will take you direct to the vendor website. Happy Shopping!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links and by clicking on them incur no additional cost to you.  JJones Design Co. will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that JJones Design Co. has experience with all of these vendors, and recommends them because they provide excellent customer service and quality products.  We do not base our designs off of vendors that provide affiliate link commissions.  Do not feel obligated to spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals for your design.