September 13, 2017

The irresistible blush pink sofa – Splurge vs Save

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My new  Jill Inc. office is still on my mind.

With all the negative events happening in this country and in the world right now I feel the need more than ever to have a space with a comforting vibe.

The first item on my must have list  is a blush sofa. Here I’ve rounded up some inspiration…

via Sarah Sherman Samuel

Super chic design office.

Love this sweet country room with a blush sofa mixed with orange.

via A Beautiful Mess

via Addisons Wonderland

Here is a delicious pink sectional mixing with natural woods and blues.

A perfect area even for a man!

In this simple room just a blush sofa adds enough warmth and femininity to makes it irresistible.

via Addison’s Wonderland

Here is a round up of whats out there.

1 Matrix Sofa

2 Art Deco Sofa

3 Aubrey Sofa

4 Chesterfield Sofa

5 Margot Sofa

And here he is  round up of more budget friendly blush sofas.

 

1 Holmsund Sleeper Sofa

2 Brittany Convertible Sofa

3 Emil Sofa

4 Söderhamn Sofa

5 Gabrielle Mid-Century Sofa

P.S. For more inspiration follow my company and brand at JILLSORENSENLIFESTYLE@INSTAGRAM.COM

September 9, 2017

Dreamy inspiration for my new office

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The home renovations here have been at a standstill for a few weeks due to various issues. It’s thankfully finally back on and the house is waiting for stucco. However after all this wait (two years all in all!) I can’t imagine what it will be like working in an office now with loads of space AND an outdoor room.

The decision to work from home a few years back has been both positive and negative. Being a single parent it’s been easier because I’ve been able to spend more time at home, but having an office at home has also given us a lack of privacy since my business life has blended so much with my personal life.

Thankfully I’ve been lucky to work with a great group of (mostly women) and probably they as much as me will feel relived!  No more crowded unorganized spaces!  Building this addition gives us an entire floor of the guest house, separate yet connected to my home.

Okay so this is where it’s at today. A mess but windows are in….

This will be the main office area.

There will also be a storage area and a private studio.

Lately I’ve been missing Sweden way to much and feel the need to bring part of Sweden to my work space. I also want the space to be very feminine.

Here are some my inspiration pictures. I always start with the color combination in mind…

Love yellow and white.

I want a country feeling while still modern.

The color combination and the relaxed vibe feels right.

Design by Claire Brody.

Loads of plants and terracotta with floors and ceiling painted white.

This dreamy home office by LA designer Sarah Samuel Sherman is perfection.

Interiors here and above: Sarah Sherman Samuel

I want to incorporate lots of light/blonde Swedish wood colors.

Love these three colors together in an image from Valspar.

 

 

I want to continue the Art Deco vibe I started in the rest of the house just in pink, yellow, black,white and wood.

And…I won’t be able to resist a little Pippi Longstocking vibe.

Image via ELLE UK

Then of course there is the outdoor space I need to start thinking of…

Design by Kelly Wearstler

Hmm…lots to think about.

 

September 2, 2017

My TOP 10 paint colors for the BEDROOM (that will help you sleep)

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Paint colors. One of my favorite subjects.

While I love bold paint colors in a home (and lots of them), in the master bedroom I prefer peaceful soothing colors as a back drop. The bedroom is your sanctuary, the space you refuel and regroup and gather strength for the following day.  In the perfect bedroom you should be able to close the door and be shielded from the rest of world in a comforting cocoon tailored just for you. Seriously this is where to go all out with the creature comforts.

The perfect wall color should soothe you and help you relax so you can to go to sleep, yet it also needs to be a color that you want to wake up to. Therefore I personally stay clear of black and other dark hues. There are certain colors that are proven to also actually aid you in falling asleep such as pale blues, silvers, pale yellows, moss green…

Here are my Top 10 paint color picks for a soothing bedroom. All colors are from Benjamin Moore.

Image via House of Turquoise

Image via Studio Mc Gee

 

August 25, 2017

Color loving client – sneak peek from install day

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Sharing a sneak peek from an install day of a colorful design project on the east coast.

I love color (surprise!) and when a client can’t get enough of strong colors and patterns I’m more than eager to please. I’ll share this project as soon as we get it photographed in the meanwhile I can’t resist sharing some glimpses from some of the design details.

It’s amazing how happy a space can become with color and pattern.

In the dining room we reupholstered the clients existing dining room chairs for use in the new house.

We had custom painted chinoserie silk wallpaper done for the dining room walls. Black and white marble in the foyer.

In the foyer bathroom we customized a reclaimed wood piece for the bath cabinet and used a really fun wallpaper and an ornate gold mirror to accompany it.

Love this room!

The clients loves color in the ceilings, so a lot of rooms have fun surprises.

The kitchen hood rocks.

Cambria stone walls, counters and back splashes are in the kitchen.

In a kid’s room we went all out with pinks and corals for a Guatemalan girl’s room theme.

Here is a pic from setting it up, love this wall color!

Peek of laundry room wallpaper.

Design detail from the movie theater bathroom.

My favorite space might be the rust colored mud room with plaid cushions.

Ready for flight back to LA – exhausted!

PS. If you live on the east coast and want to work with us we have an e-design program so reach out contact@jillsorensen.com if you want to know more as it’s not on our website yet. For a full service design I take on a very limited set of clients across the country so I’m really excited about the E-design.

August 17, 2017

Five dorm room looks

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It’s that time of year when moms walk around with a lump in their throats preparing their kids for the beginning of their grown up life – college. It’s a day I’m personally already dreading!

Luke is sixteen but I can already be in a puddle of tears just thinking about it.  I’m well aware it’s also an exciting time and all change brings positives, but that still doesn’t make it less difficult. In hopes to help make the transition for moms (and dads) a little easier I created some fun affordable dorm room looks.

My dear friend Bobbi and her daughter Bella are in full force preparing her dorm room.

Bella is going off to college in Boston to study communications and preparing for life across the country is scary yet exciting for both.

Bella and her room mate have already agreed to a gray and white dorm room theme. I think we underestimate the effect interiors can have on us so depending on what you are looking to become/achieve/feel while at college I think can already be represented in your dorm room decor.

Here is a grey/white suggestion for Bella and her roommate…

 

Rug // Desk chair // Headboard // Desk Lamp // Nightstand

Sheet Set // Ivory faux fur pillow // Asphalt Mark Pillow

Personally couldn’t survive living in a boring room where all the furniture is the same and the walls are white. If it was me I would go all out! (watch out Luke…)   I know most colleges won’t let you paint the walls, however some allow it as long as you paint it back.

I don’t know what you are setting out to become, but here are a few really affordable dorm room looks to can help guide you.

Retro Desk Lamp //   Panel Headboard   //    Black Lucky Duvet and Shams

African Mud Cloth Pillow  //    Grey Faux Fur Pillow  //    Rug

Nightstand

Future marine biologist?

Upholstered Headboard //  Ivory Faux Fur Pillow //  Turquoise Key Shams

//  Rope Desk Lamp  // Rug//  Nightstand

The next culinary entrepreneur?

Upholstered Headboard  //   Sheet Set  //  Black Bang Bang Euro Shams  //   Blush Faux Fur Pillow

Desk Lamp  //  Black and White Cowhide  //  Yellow Nightstand

A career in medicine, curing future illnesses?

Upholstered Headboard //  Grey Faux Fur Pillow //   Powder Pink Deco Shams

Nightstand //  Rug   // Desk Lamp

Do you want more dorm room ideas?

E-mail us at contact@jillsorensen.com with a picture and let us know what you are studying and we’ll create a look for you and share here on the blog.