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As high end residential designers for almost 10 years now, JAC has seen the Great Room trend keep going and going. In fact, open floor plan ideas are here to stay, it's just the way we live now. It's modern and functional and aspirational because it allows for maximum space flow and communication of its occupants. It just makes sense in this busy world and allows us to connect visually in one big space versus just through our devices. For us,...

Hooray- maximalist decorating ideas are back! Call it a backlash against minimal Scandinavian design, we don't know but we are celebrating anyway! After the wave of minimalist design,  maybe people realized their homes should feel more personal…and less like the lobby of their dermatologist’s office. If this style feels a little out of your comfort zone, know this: Maximalism isn’t about splashing mismatched patterns, and knick knacks around for the sake of it. Not at all! So when it comes to maximalism vs....

At JAC, we are huge fans of wallpaper and its ability to transform a space more powerfully than paint. It really can set a mood, and add loads of visual interest and even texture. And if you consider the ceiling the fifth wall, then it begins to make sense that you may want to add some kind of fun detail to almost any space but on the ceiling. There are a few caveats though. Wallpaper on the ceiling looks best architecturally...

What are decorating trends for 2019? JAC is loving the Boucle design trend happening right now. And although this fabric has been around for ages, it's definitely having a moment in the spotlight right now. Both a yarn and fabric, bouclé is made from three single strands of a knobby, curly yarn with a loopy texture. Typically used in finely tailored women’s suits, the fabric is now produced in unique color-ways and includes metallic and cashmere threads and when...

I don't know about you but as soon as I feel a little crispness in the air I start to think about cozying up to the fire and the holidays to come. And then just as suddenly I begin to think of how I can change up my interiors for said upcoming holidays! At JAC we think a lot can be done without a major remodel, just little tweaks to hit the refresh button in your personal space. Just as...

How can you make your home look and feel more beachy? Summer makes us all wish we had a little pad by the sea. But even if you live nowhere near the shore, you can still make your home feel like a breezy retreat and with summer interior design trend colors and textures. Like artwork, color is one of those design choices that always feels deeply personal—everyone has a favorite, and everyone has a different idea of how to present it...

  At JAC, as interior designers in Los Angles, we realize that rattan is making a huge comeback as an interior design trend of 2019 and although that is not really breaking news, it is a reminder that texture, especially through natural materials like rattan, wicker and wovens is an essential part of making a room feel interesting and layered. I think a lot of people associate wicker with old lady outdoor patio furniture and rattan with boho/California style only....

  80's trends are back! Yep, you read that right. For the interior design trends 2019 and beyond you can expect to see nods to the 80s! This doesn’t necessarily mean that your least-favorite-living-room-era will be coming back to haunt you, it just means you may see some of the following characteristics popping back into the design world this year: Geometric shapes Primary colors and pastels Memphis design inspired; pop art, modernism, art deco elements, asymmetry Terrazzo tile If you’re looking to...

Spring is here and so are the spring 2019 color trends! Days are longer and warmer. Flowers are blooming and new trends are popping up. This Spring decor color palettes are stealing the show, but there are some basics that will help you stay cool, calm and connected to the best of what's happening out there interior design wise. And don't forget, spring is all about letting nature in - not only bringing in colors but also floral patterns, real...

While we may not be walking around in bell-bottoms and platform shoes, when it comes to interiors The Seventies are back and better than ever. The 70's was a time for rock 'n' roll, bold color shaggy textures, and letting your hair down. Rules were there to be broken; clashing wallpapers dominated, and seventies interior design is sneaking right back in where it came from, albeit in a more refined and toned-down way. As a child of the 70's, I have a...

At this time of year we love the 'no white after labor day rule', we don't really know the origin of no-white after labor day but that doesn't stop us from ignoring it!  Particularly this year when decorating with black is as hot as a sidewalk in the noon day sun. Suddenly everywhere we look, black is making a bigger debut than the Kardashian exploits!  It's no doubt that black invigorates a room or space with its grand aptitude for...

There's a real manhattan style decor movement going on right now that mirrors some of the other trends in food and travel and fashion. It combines vintage and classic pieces that have patina with modern lighting and found objects to remind us of our gentler, slower past. This look is super curated, full of texture and warmth and seems to be straight out of New York City, a very New York inspired interior design.  There's a  worn grit to it...

 At JAC Interiors we know that the right lighting fixture type is everything! Additions of accent lights to interior spaces using a low power lighting source is an effective means of creating visual interest. As you probably know, LED lights have a longer lifespan, as compared to traditional lighting methods. When you couple this with the fact that they are also perfect for installing in hard-to-reach places, it makes them ideal for placement in areas to highlight artistic features or...

The JAC Interiors team recently visited the Las Vegas Market where we were inspired by new trends & colors.  We are especially delighted by the Pantone color of the year for 2018: ultraviolet!  We loved the previous pantone color of the year but this year is all about warmth in our color pallet.  JAC has a new color crush and we are excited to use it in our upcoming designs and beyond.  This bold color can be used in it's...

Last year the Washington Post ran an article about millennial home decor and indoor plant ideas with the headline, “Millennials are filling their homes – and the void in their hearts – with houseplants.” It was an apt (if not slightly depressing) assessment of a generation of people who consider themselves highly independent (even if they’re too often calling mom and dad for a handout). Like man’s other best friend, the dog, houseplants are living creatures and as with the knowing...

Monochromatic interior design is having a moment and this strikingly simplistic approach to color is addictive for so many reasons. The drama created with a super simple color palette can be magical and dynamic and calming all at once.  If you think about it, monochrome tones are restful, timeless and super practical.  By restricting your color palette, you can freely experiment with mixing pieces from different eras, add patterns and layer-in texture.  As in the picture above, any number of...

New Year… New Blog! Today marks the first in a series of once-monthly trips around the world with yours truly, JAC Interiors! Published every first Monday, this Transporting Design series will dive deep into a different world capital of design with each post, taking you on an exciting design journey with the intent to inspire and expose you to what’s new and trending in every corner of the globe. With that, let’s take off across the Pacific to one of the...

Open kitchen shelving has been trendy for a while now and has loads going for it. Curating your shelves is a very modern kitchen decor trend that can certainly make your kitchen seem bigger by losing the full cabinets and just floating some of your shelves. You can also add a layer of personality to your shelves, displaying your particular brand of pretty plate ware or mugs-- but be careful to NOT over do it.  You don't want mis-matched mugs...

Don't think you can pull off pristine white during the colder months?  Winter white room designs In shades of ivory, cream, and snow, are the perfect wintery colors for every space, from the powder room to the great room. JAC loves pairing winter white decor with loads of woods and textures to rev up that hibernation mode.  And of course we love how winter white spaces can create a simple backdrop for the views outside, snowy or sandy! White tends...

Let's talk marble kitchen designs, shall we. You may have reached the time in your adult life where you are finally psychologically, physically, emotionally and financially ready to take on that much delayed kitchen renovation or you're in the process of a new build. Good for you and congratulations! Let the blood, sweat and tears begin. But don't get discouraged, JAC is here to help. In our humble opinion, aside from custom cabinetry, luxury stone work is where you should...

Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?! We've warmed up with plush comfy rugs, now let's gather 'round and warm up by the fireplace! The hearth has for centuries been at the core of what makes a house a home (runners up include the kitchen and the family dog), but while in today's modern homes everyone may get a little distracted by their smartphones, there's still nothing quite like curling up in front of a fire...

If you are anything like us, the holidays always seem to sneak up on you. With our over scheduled lifestyles, juggling everything and everyone at once, it's hard to find the time to be thoughtful and nail down that perfect gift for the people you love most in your life. I know what you're thinking, that's a bit of a cop out, there's always time for the ones we love. But seriously, we get it, the struggle is real, the rat race is on and...

Now, it could be the fact that JAC just welcomed a baby girl so we are subconsciously in tune with our pink side, or it could also just be that this color gives us a really fuzzy case of the feels, but we are crushing on blush. Call it dusty rose, mauvey pink, baby blush or soft terra-cotta, this warm hue is a feminine kind of neutral that we can't get enough of lately. It's really a great way to bring...

The seventies may have been a bit tragic in the world of fashion and interiors for some but everything seems to be pulling us back there. The design world tends to work in cycles and this is more living proof that some trends just never die. Enter, Terrazzo! Strangely, we are totally jiving on this oldie but goodie and how its been modernized to fit the luxurious lifestyles of our Los Angeles interior design clients. Terrazzo, the forgotten floor material is...

Fall is right around the corner and not only does that mean sweaters, boots and pumpkin spiced lattes, it means the newest modern interior design trends are upon us. Since we will inevitably be spending more time indoors it only seems appropriate that we maximize our Fall Decor Style and adopt a few trends that will usher us into hibernation in true JAC fashion. Color of the season, drum roll please, is Okra. Please think earthy, olive, khaki green, not slimy, southern vegetable...

If you've been scanning Pinterest, Houzz, or any other Social Media design platforms lately you may have noticed an overwhelming industrial influence popping up out there. JAC loves an Industrial style space for it's precise blend of salvaged materials with vintage and antique furnishings. Modern and clean but still eclectic, fantastically collected and curated. The main players of this trend seem to be black steel framed windows, clean subway tile, concrete floors and counter tops, rustic raw wood finishes, exposed brick,...

Bar carts have certainly become a staple in modern home decor.  It's the perfectly curated way to display your totally posh, totally together, hostess with the mostest style. A nod to the Mad Men era, bar carts are a bit vintage, a little kitchey, but all around a really great touch of sophistication in any entertainers space. Bar carts are multi purpose, have loads of thoughtful eclectic style, are compact enough to fit in most spaces and exude major style leaving...

Click here to have JAC help inspire you in your Nursery Design. Cat’s out the bag, JAC has a baby girl designer on the way! So naturally we are in tune to what’s happening in the current baby design world. Nurseries have become a total statement and extension of personal style in the home. This environment is created to inspire, comfort and subliminally mold your child towards your aesthetic, let's be honest.  The child has zero opinion in the matter, but we know what's...

Need assistance with your lighting your space? Click here, we'll help you out! Watch out kids, there is a new bulb in town! JAC has its finger on the pulse of design trends and our sources and guts tell us that the newest trend in dining, bathroom, bedroom WHATEVER room lighting design, is the bubble chandelier. This cluster of bubble bulbs gives us some serious retro vibes but can translate from laid back to modern glam to total whimsy. Amber tinted glass bulbs help soften...

JAC strongly believes no space is complete without a gorgeous green houseplant, and while we’ve all seen the rise of succulents and the fiddle leaf fig in recent years, there are even cooler plants out there that offer a bit of a twist on your usual greenery. Below is a new take on the omnipresent fiddle fig tree which should help get our minds right in preparation for spring. Chinese Money Plant: This little guy is ideal for a desk, kitchen...

Contact us today to help with your custom bathroom build or remodel When it comes to proper indoor lighting, no place is more important to showcase some modern glowing style, than in the bathroom. For most, its the first place you take personal inventory in the morning and the last place you evaluate how hard the day hit you at night. So why not make sure you're getting the most out of the view. This room's style and attitude comes with...

Contact us today to start designing your dream home. Do we dare say this LA winter has been brutal! Thankful to be out of the drought but sooooo ready for Spring. I know you East Coasters are rolling your eyes right now, but come on, we’re not equipped for this type of weather. One benefit to being total shut ins this past season is our new found familiarity wth the age old Danish decor ideal, known as Hygge. Pronounced “hoo-guh” the Danish...

Contact us today to start creating your dream home! Spring is creeping in and we need to be ready! With this glorious season we innately feel motivated towards change. Whether this means investing in those long awaited upgrades, simple furniture and lighting refreshers, or a total style re-haul, we are in constant pursuit of the perfectly cool, modern, functional home. Below is our 2017 interior style forecast, to give you a jump start on the whole game. Open and airy places has...

Contact us today to start realizing your dream home There is no mistaking that JAC definitely has a thing for lighting. Basically our philosophy is, you can never have enough options when it comes to illuminating a home. After the dust from construction has settled, the chandeliers, flush mounts and sconces are hung with care, there is a NEED for scattered lighting to properly finish a room and set the mood and function for each space. Sorting through and determining proper heights,...

Contact us today for help with your home's paint selection. The reviews are in and the new paint colors of the season are upon us! Check out how gorgeous these rich hues are and how beautifully they transform these spaces. Enjoy these rich, modern and eclectic inspiration and see how maybe they are a fit for your home this winter. Roycroft Rose: Dusty Rose has a new maker in Sherwin Williams with this soft flowery, terracotta-esque hue. Feminine enough for a little girls...

Looking to add a little modern eclectic touch to your home? Contact us today! Lucite is a totally cool alternative to the traditional wood, metal and stone pieces we most often turn to in design. It’s modern and luxe in a bold way, which is interesting since it's literally translucent. The fun with lucite comes from it’s simple, clean illusion of floating design. Curate a lucite console and the accessories are the star. Hang a lucite curtain rod and your drapes...

Contact us today to start your dream kitchen or bathroom Graphic tile work is a great way to add custom, bold detail to your home through color, texture and pattern. We’ve previously discussed how great patterned tiles can be on your floors, but let’s explore the other surfaces in your space, primarily the kitchen and bath. We know, it may be hard to get truly excited about bathroom and kitchen tile design, unless of course you’re in the midst of your own...

Contact us today to start your home makeover Do you remember back in college when bean bag chairs were an acceptable form of seating? Well get ready for the foam bead filling revival, bean bags are back! This time with a really modern twist. This bohemian floor cushion/pouf trend is taking the cozy home to the next level. The twist is in the size, shape and material. Long triangular hand woven wool cradles, vintage leather oversized poufs, linen REALLY oversized pillows, felt...

Contact us today to start realizing your dream home. Marble accents in the home are popping up all over this season. You may not be in the market for an entire slab at the moment and we’re not talking wall to wall marble entries and marble pillars in the bathroom, but little more subtle accessories that will add a trendy spin on your home decor that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ways to marble-ize your home that are...

Contact us today to start your design journey with our amazing team There are some classic patterns that we never seem to grow tired of. A good hardy plaid is one of them. This patterned transcends generational lines, continental lines and decor style lines. It can translate as traditional, preppy, coastal, avant garde, country or modern but across all areas, its just plain chic! It can act as a simple compliment, or can stand on its own as a focal point. Check...

Contact us today to start realizing your dream space Ok, so you have a gorgeous kitchen nook or newly developed snuggle corner of your home that's missing a little life, so you want to add something unique, organic, chic, modern and magical. Look no further than a woven pendant light. Large, small, circular or oblong, natural or architectural, the simplicity of this new trend is so sweet it will make your teeth hurt. These woven gems are airy and put off gorgeous,...

Contact us today to start creating your dream home There are a plethora of gorgeous hand crafted coffee tables to pick through when redesigning your living spaces. Finding one that speaks soft nothings to you and that can withstand the test of time and family, is the hard part. Metal framed are always modern, chic and durable. Wooden are warm, gorgeous and traditional. Marble or stone are exquisitely modern and luxurious, but one type of coffee table situation that really is...

Contact us today to start creating the home of your dreams! We realize the cactus trend is not a new thing in interior design, especially for all our desert dwelling friends, but after years of killing countless house plants we are all about a little cactus action. Water once a month, that's something we can get a handle on. A living, spikey, sculpture that breathes light, life and good green vibes into your home...

Black and White color palettes are modern, sophisticated and totally JAC. Its seems too simple, two contrasting colors, one completely void of color and the second the strongest of all the colors, working together to create a sophisticated, inviting feeling throughout a space. Your eye instantly is drawn to black when you walk into a room and its important, from a design standpoint, to have at least one element of black in your space. It helps to anchor a piece...

There's a hot new trend in the air, and I'm sure you've seen it, but let's discuss and embrace how beautiful these patterned tiles are! If you've ever traveled to Spain, Greece, Portugal or Morocco, among others, you know that these gorgeous, intricately patterned tiles have been around for centuries and Americans have finally seen the light, thank god. These colorful porcelain, glass and cement patterned tiles are popping up all over it seems-in your favorite posh dining spot, shop or...

This week is all about the accent walls: bold colors, graffiti murals, grasscloth, textured wallpaper, geometric wallpaper, wallpaper made to look like it's been hand painted, gold lame, floral wallpaper, did I mention we really like wallpaper? For those of you with an adventurous spirit, wallpaper is our favorite way to add color, energy and personal style to a space. Wallpaper has come a long way from your grandmother's cherry blossoms in the dining room that curled at the corners and...

From chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, decorative accessories, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures, metallics are inspiring designers with their industrial appeal. From brass to copper, metals are perfect for adding an element of luxury to any space. ...