March 9, 2017

My TOP 10 Modern Rustic Nightstands

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Adding touches of reclaimed wood or distressed wood in a home is a design style I love of late.

There is no surprise that the modern farm house was voted one of the most popular design looks of 2016. Surrounding your self with reclaimed woods gives your space an instant cozy feel.

Here I’ve picked out my top ten modern farmhouse nightstands, from inexpensive to fairly affordable.

Do you like this look?

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January 30, 2017

Mid century terrace inspiration

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Our LA house wont be complete  until the terrace and garden is outfitted with mid century creature comforts, pots and greenery.

Here are some ideas I’m looking at…

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Hanging chairs….

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Mid century dining area.

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Cozy bohemian little seating areas with pillow ottomans.

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Out door swings.

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Cactuses and succulents.

Lots of them.

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Some retro seating.

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Most importantly lots of layered potted plants.

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June 13, 2016

TOP 8 irresistible accent chairs

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Happy Monday!

First off I want to welcome all the new Swedish readers to my American blog. (Välkomna! Lämna gärna kommentarer på svenska) I stopped writing my daily blog last week for the Swedish magazine Skona Hem and I’m excited to  be able to blog here again on a regular basis.

A busy week is coming up. We’re in full sourcing mode over here working on a big east coast project. It’s always the perfect way to catch up on all the great new products out there.

Here are my TOP 8 most irresistible occasional chairs right now. Whether its a killer swivel chair, a sleek rattan chair or a 70’s inspired brass chair these are about as cool as it gets.

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June 2, 2016

Jana Bek’s dreamy apartment

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You might already have seen talented designer Jana Bek’s sweet makeover in the One Room Challenge but I can’t resist sharing it with you here. It’s such a refreshing feminine space filled with pastels and chicness.

I particularly of course love how great her new floral pillows and fabric mix with my black graphic bedding! Feminine with a bit of edge is perfect.

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Palm Beach blooms and Brushstroke pillow mixes with our Black Deco Duvet and sham.

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Love all the breezy mint and black.

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The breezy Aqua brushstroke fabric as drapery with the super glam chair by Selamat design, another irresistible brand.

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Blush brushstroke fabric on this daybed.

Just in case you can’t get enough of her brushstroke fabric, she also designs and sells these gorgeous brushstroke lamps in just about any color you can think of.

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March 28, 2016

My bedding in delicious new colors

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Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

Color as some of you know is something I can’t get enough of.

I’m happy to let you know that a few weeks ago we started offering the bedding in 18 custom colors. Designers and customers have e-mailed for a long time and requested certain colors so I’m happy to finally be able to offer endless design possibilities with the bedding.

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I added new colors that I thought would be pretty in a bedroom yet feel modern.

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One of my current favorites is BRASS…

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…and POWDER PINK.

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If you need help with suggestions or have any questions you can e-mail contact@jillsorensen.com and my fantastic new office manager Emily will help you with anything you need.

After having a difficult fall learning from some mistakes I made running my business, I’m excited to a have a fantastic team in place and a whole bunch of new products to launch!

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March 14, 2016

My TOP 10 Kitchen pendant picks

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One of the fastest and most affordable ways to refresh a kitchen is switching out those tired kitchen lights for some modern beauties. Whether you’re doing a complete kitchen overhaul or just new cabinet paint, adding well proportioned pendants over an island in just the right finish can give a kitchen en entirely new look.

My current favorites are brass, gold, structural and wire.  I’m also a fan of over sized globe and cone lights, and in just the right setting basket weave can be just the perfect touch.

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Do you have any current favorites?

(Follow on INSTAGRAM@JILLSORENSEN for daily updates.)

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February 25, 2016

TOP 6 irresistible light fixtures!

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I’m in the midst of sourcing for some new big projects.  I’m currently obsessing over modern, mid century inspired, gold, black and straight cut crystal light fixtures.

Here are my TOP 6 irresistible gold light fixture picks that I want to use in just about every project (including my own).   Use them in a transitional interior or even an industrial farm house look, they are bound to add a dose of elegant cool.  These don’t have the friendliest price tag but if you can it’s worth splurging on at least one great designer light fixture in the most used room in the home.

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Guess which one I just purchased for my living room today?

Keep up with my projects on JILLSORENSEN@INSTAGRAM.

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December 3, 2015

A refreshing & cozy family room

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I’m surprising myself a lot lately by loving more neutral spaces.  However….I should clarify neutral spaces with something going on of course!

I love the pretty and fresh vibe in this family room designed by Studio Mc Gee. It’s neutral, relaxing yet with textures and a touch of something unusual.

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What do you think?

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September 7, 2015

Which firescreen should I pick?

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Hope you had  a great Labor Day weekend. Summer is officially over and it’s time to get focused!  For me that means get this house done once and for  all!

The double sided fireplace needs a fire screen – can you help me pick out a favorite?

I need to select one for the kitchen side first.

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The windows have black shutters and the kitchen has a lot of gold accents.

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Black windows and black doors…

You can see through the fireplace in to the TV room that has note yet been done.

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This is the carpet that will go below a grey cement top dining table with black X-legs.

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Now what fire screen would you pick?

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# 1. Loops in gold

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# 2 Plain black one from Crate & Barrel

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# 3 One with fancier circles?

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# 4 This Chevron one from Crate & Barrell and powder coat it in gold?

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# 5 Twiggy Leaves from One Kings Lane.

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# 6 Or this sweet leaf and birds patterned one from Horchow?

Do you have a favorite?

If you have any other great suggestions or sources, please leave links in comment section. Thank You!

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August 25, 2015

Do I dare to paint our house like this?

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Thank You for your comments regarding the front door.  Seems it was a toss up between navy and yellow?

Thankfully I still have a little time to decide.

First we’re going to start next week by painting our house a nice white color.  After that is done, I’ll see how it feels and decide what color the windows, window frames, eaves and gutters will get.  First after that the front door color has to be finalized.  However…my ideas just got a bit more extreme after I saw this picture on Domaine Home.

Feeling kind of obsessed with painting all the exterior windows black…

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Although we have a very different house, it’s still a Spanish house although with a low-slung mid century vibe. We do have a tile roof and a brick baseboard that would work really well with black and white.

I’m really tempted to follow this  painting plan…(gulp)

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It’s a depressing sight outside right now, but nothing a coat of the right paints won’t fix!

I’m planning on planting coral and fuchsia bougainvillea on the terrace columns as well as a couple of the house walls.   The covered terrace is also getting a long wood dining table with a bench and chairs.

My new obsession is also spreading to the indoors….

Although I already dared to paint the interior windows in the kitchen black, I now think I need to paint a few more. The look is kind of addictive.

Perhaps in the living room like this picture…

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It adds instant elegance I think.

We don’t have steel windows, but I think it looks nice on all sorts of windows.

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What do you think of the black window look? Do you have them in your home?

Do you think this is something we will get tired of, or is it a new classic?

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…. should I dare to paint the exterior windows black???

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