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Desert inspired interior design can come in many forms, but when JAC does desert design it has a decidedly luxe look and feel. Living or vacationing in the desert really does mean loving the aesthetic of indoor and outdoor living, in all its forms: colors, textures, patterns, light and of course the weather and plant life. Our desert chic decors really blends the outside with the inside in the same way that desert living weather affords that same experience. But...

Go big or go home, so the saying goes, and that’s certainly the maxim that applies to maximalist design.  So, if your'e ready to infuse a whole lot of personality into your personal space, just ignore functionality and rationality. Forget about the whole maximalism vs. minimalism movement! In maximalist home decor, less is definitely NOT more! Leave white space at the door, and say hello to every single design trend you like, then pile them all together, lol. Actually it's...

In interior design, mixing patterns is one of the more advanced things that you can learn to do, and since fabrics and patterns are actually meant to be layered and combined, it's usually all good. But doing it the wrong way can look like a hot mess. At JAC Interiors, doing it well can be the difference between designing a dream room, or going back to the drawing board, so we like to get it right! The first thing you'll...

 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...

There are people who consider the bedroom as the most sacred area in a home, because it’s a place of retreat where people rest and recharge. It plays an important role in replenishing your energy every day, which is why the environment should be comfortable and conducive for sleep. From a design perspective,  JAC interiors knows there are many elements that can make a bedroom more sleep-friendly, such as adding a touch of nature. JAC Interiors recently discussed why plants are...

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...

Romantic valentine's day themed bedrooms shouldn't be reserved for one day a year!  We want to share some JAC approved modern valentine's day decor and design inspiration for a year-round sultry vibe. All the deep red tones and cozy textures in this bedroom are to die for whether you have a significant other or not. We also can't resist the anti-valentine sentiment for those of us who don't have that special someone on this day for lovers.  This neon sign adds...

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...

JAC loves working with people so their home can be ready to be sold, and we have also worked with plenty of realtors to prepare a house to be market ready. While there are so many important aspects to getting your home up to snuff to sell, we have realized through the years that one of the most important basics to sell your house fast is with the right realtor. A top realtor will know the best way to price...

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...

We love to JAC-up our holidays with unique holiday decor and want to share some of our favorite ways to spread that festive feeling. And even though we know not everybody celebrates Christmas, if you do and are itching for something that will make everyone around delight in your holiday decorating ideas, try hanging your Christmas tree upside down and from the ceiling! Crazy modern holiday decor idea right? But impressively effective at...

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...

Thanksgiving is not just about food and family, but rather the perfect time to exercise your decor muscle on a relatively small scale--the dining table! There are so many ways to decorate the table from elegant tablescapes to unique and story making Thanksgiving centerpieces, having a great table just takes a tiny bit of thought, and JAC can help! At JAC, one of the top interior designers in Beverly Hills,  we get our holiday decor inspiration everywhere, the season, the turning...

Keep the cold outside and warm up with modern area rugs! Especially helpful to have  winter decor ideas if you live in a colder climate, but equally essential in JAC’s home turf of Southern California (see the pic above!), rugs help heat up a space literally and visually. Don’t fret that a rug is going to cover your expensive hard word or stone flooring, treat it as you would a painting on a wall – a beautiful addition that adds comfort...

Don’t be scared… Halloween home décor should be exciting, not frightening! Whether inside or outside, Halloween home decorating can become a fun activity for the entire family. Of course, because JAC is always mindful of the latest design trends, we’re not just going to let you run off to the nearest Party City and stock up on the same old paper skeletons and orange streamers! Instead we’ve come up with what we think are some great Halloween decorating ideas to...

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 home office can be one of two things; a torture chamber that illicits painful guttural feelings when you walk by it on the weekends. A place where all your odd unwanted furniture has just happened to land and has been left to die. A sad setting for long arduous hours of staring at your computer, where you'll find any excuse to not be. Or, it can be a modern eclectic design sanctuary, a bright collection of your thoughts, passions...

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...

Color blocking is a bit urban mid century, a touch of 80's loft, a splash of Euro art deco, but all totally bodatious. With it's deep, clean lined saturation of color, stark contrasting accents and seriously modern impact, this decor style may not be everyone's taste but it still makes for something really great to gawk at. Creating a color statement by opting for color blocking will definitely take some guts and commitment, but if you're down, this bold design is...

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,...

Art is a direct reflection of your personality, which is a wonderful way to express yourself in your home but is also what makes choosing art for a client so difficult. When we take on a client, initially you get a sense of what that person's taste level is, their broad interests and what they are relatively attracted to or repulsed by. As you spend more time together throughout the design process you build a better understanding of someone's personality...

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...

  We could seriously talk pillows for days on end, let's get real. They are the magic sprinkle of personality and pop of fun that tops off any project.  These puffy accessories allow us to play with pattern, shape, size, color and texture until our hearts are content. Here's a little JAC lesson on how to layer our favorite comfort accessory. The most obvious place for seriously strong pillow game, is in the bedroom. Now, there is a method to the pillow...

Contact us today to start realizing your dream space! Its no surprise that JAC has a crush on wallpaper, but did you also know we feel the same way about designing kids rooms? Creating an inspiring space for little minds is not only a treat, its a privilege. There are few boundries to where our creativity will take us and we love to amplify this with wall coverings. There are a few JAC inspired routes you can take when picking a wallpaper...

Contact us today to start creating your dream luxury space Feeling like your bedroom reads more after thought than stand out sanctuary? Listen up, here are a few JAC approved methods to add instant luxe to your space without breaking the bank. Start with the walls. Master bedrooms are a great place to throw an accent wall and wallpaper is the best, most fun way to achieve this. Try a great texture like a grasscloth or silk, a high powered pattern like...

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 and let us help you brighten your home! If ever since seasons have changed and night creeps in at 4:30, you feel the walls closing in on you, you’re not alone. Take the extra few hours of in home lock down as a chance to transform, lighten and brighten your space with a few easy tips. First and probably most satisfying, is to paint. White walls are on trend and they have the ultimate power of lightening up your...