Fireplace Make Over – Simple & White is Oh So Right

Simple is the most difficult design decision to go with.  I think we all have a constant battle within to always want to do more, add that one more thing that will finally complete the look. 

Simple White Millwork Details surround a Classic Fireplace with Black Granite Surround

But the truth is like Van Der Rohe said,  Less is More!  Simple is So Right – So Often.

This was a Major home renovation I did a few years ago in Windsor.  The entire project Before was exactly the opposite of less is more! 


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After spending just a few short weeks working on the JSD Blog I’ve been swamped with all the ins and outs of blogging. 

Today I joined Bloglovin to follow fellow bloggers and to share the JSD blog.  Here’s to a fruitful result!


Beds, Beautiful Beds!

Bedroom Bliss can be found, if you have the right pieces.

Finding THE perfect piece of furniture is a great way to start a room.  Looking for some ideas for beds, here is a small collection of some of my favorites right now.  Each of them is a statement piece and can work with almost any style.  I happen to be partial to poster beds they have great presence and set the tone for the rest of the room.




Daily Dose

With Valentines Day Just Around the Corner
I’ve been Thinking Pink!


Shop the Look – Nautical Guest Bedroom

How cute is this little guest bedroom?

It’s an easy look to create, even if you are not ready to paint the walls. 

The basic of the room is the headboard against the wall color. 

1. White upholstered headboards pop off the blue wall. 

2. Blue Batik  Bedding. 

The Batik bedding brings pattern to the room.  If you do not want to commit to that much pattern – go with solid bedding and patterned pillows.

3.  White Night or Side Table between the beds. 

Here we used a white slatted wood table as a nightstand.

4.  White Glass Lamp

5.  Wood Seahorse Cutout. 

If you are not into seahorses, go with something else, mermaids, whales, shells anything beachy will work.

You could easily get the same look with white walls, just reverse the colors.  Let a Blue Headboard be the star of the room.  Still the same look without the commitment to a painted wall.

Here are some other ideas for a cute coastal bedroom. 

Art Palm Beach

Art Palm Beach was everything I expected and more!

Art Palm Beach Jill Shevlin Design

I had a great time this weekend visiting Art Palm Beach at the Palm Beach Convention Center.  The show exceeded my expectations and then some.  There was a great mix of art and a great varied crowd.  It was busy, but not crazy busy where you bump elbows with every person.  The exhibits were nicely spaced and the traffic patter to go through was great.  My favorite part was the interactive installations.  Here are some images from the show.  Pardon my amateur photography


Tropical Colors

A Colorful Breakfast Nook in a New Home

One of the things that makes this room special is the beautiful bead chandelier – what a statement!  We have one here in the showroom and just about e-v-e-r-y-one loves it.  It’s from a company called Low Country Originals you can visit their site by clicking this LINK.  If you just love this one and want to purchase it you can find it here from Perigold, a great online retailer. This fixture and most of what they have can be customized to create a one-of-a-kind yours only light fixture.  They have some really great and interesting pieces.

If you are looking for something similar here are a few beaded chandeliers in different style, but you can get the same look