Love Notes

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Happy Monday, everyone! Sorry we are a little late with this week’s Love Notes post. Last Friday was a little crazy and I was in Salt Lake City for a really cool designer challenge at Overstock’s headquarters (stay tuned for more on that soon! And I PROMISE all the details and links on finished room will be in the post. Especially that rug you all were dying over in my Insta stories!! :)

We are doing some shooting for Domino tomorrow so now we are hustling to wrap up some of our studio projects, including our kitchenette. Our new lighting from Lucent Light Shop arrived this week and we are SO excited to get these installed today!! They’re beautiful!

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lucent cafe sconces

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Things are really starting to come together at the Gentry Project. We had originally planned to do a cement tile backsplash in the kitchen, but it just kept feeling hard to pull the trigger. You know that feeling? When you’re trying to make a design choice and everything you’re looking at is falling a little flat? That usually means it’s time to go back to the drawing board. And I’m so glad we decided to rethink that range surround area – I can’t wait to show you the design! And the great news is now we are going to incorporate some pattern on the fireplace! The tile on the far right was our original pick for the kitchen, but maybe it’s not the right choice for the living room? I think we are leaning towards the tile on the far left (called Amalia Gris) so the color and pattern can stay on the more subtle side. Which would you pick?

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We made a trip to Anthropologie last week to pick up a few items for the studio. How cute is this little face planter that we are using to hold matches?!

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face planter  //  gold candle  //  blue vase

We have used these hooks in other projects in the past and we just love them. I think these two are going to be used in our kitchenette. Won’t they look so pretty with our new gold wall lamps??

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Here are some of our current favorite items!

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World Market is offering 20%  online only through Friday!! We couldn’t resist these patterned kilim pillows or their new live edge coffee table that we put in the studio sitting area.

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pillow  //  rug 

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The coffee table is so pretty in real life. Check out that brass inlay on the top!!! So many heart eyes! And I can’t believe it’s only $230 with free shipping!

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coffee table  //  rug 

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Have you been following along with House Seven Design as they take on their new remodel house? It is absolutely stunning and of course we’re loving how Anissa incorporated some Jenny’s Print Shop prints into the space!

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BLUE AGAVE print

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ASPENS print

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Speaking of prints, we have been getting a ton of questions about framing. Framebridge is one of the best options out there if you are trying to get totally custom look with minimal hassle! All you have to do is upload your digital print to their site, pick a frame and mat option, and order! They are offering all first time customers 15% off their order when you use the code JENNYSPRINT15!!

PS – Don’t forget to enter the simplehuman giveaway in our last post!! We’re picking a winner in the next few days! xo

Floral Arranging 101 and a Give Away with simplehuman

This post was brought to you in partnership with simplehuman. They gave us one of their new sensor open trash cans for the studio and another one to give away (details below!!)! Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help keep LGN going. :)

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Do you have a list of back up jobs? Like, jobs you have in mind just in case your current job ever feels old or stale? I have two back ups, just in case this designer/shop owner thing doesn’t pan out. The first is a Labor and Delivery Nurse (because BABIES!!!) and the second would be a Florist. But given how much I really love interior design, and that I have four kids and that I also do my best to squeeze in as much florist moonlighting as possible around here, it might just be that I have the best of all worlds right now! :)

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We make between five and ten arrangements a week for styling our projects. So every Monday morning I go to the flower market and stock up. While our studio kitchen is under construction we set up a makeshift floral station using our beautiful new voice and motion sensor trash can from simplehuman and this standing desk we got in the IKEA as-is section. I didn’t notice until we got it back to the studio that part of the laminate had been torn off (eye roll). But I’ve always wanted to try the marble contact paper and this seemed like the perfect experiment. It was super easy to do and I love this little floral station now! We can just come over and grab whatever we need during the week for print shop shoots or client spaces. And our beautiful new trash can helps us keep the area clean and tidy! It comes in a ton of color and finish options, but I love our sleek white one!

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Most of my arrangements end up being loose and more organic with lots of greenery. I thought you might like a little tutorial on my general approach to flower arranging here!

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I almost always start with a floral frog or oasis to help keep the stems upright and in place, especially with bigger vessels.

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I always start with greenery as my foundation. I like to mix it up sometimes, but I pretty much always just want to use silver dollar eucalyptus. The bluey green color is my absolute favorite and the smell is amazing!! I use shears to cut the stems to size, so they hang a little long and loose. I’m also sure to remove the leaves that would be under water to help the arrangement last longer.

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One of my best tips is to keep a tidy work station and clean up as you go. You guys, our new simplehuman trash can opens when you say “OPEN CAN” (!!!!). I mean, we basically live like the Jetsons now!

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ANNE STREET print  //  HYACINTH print  //  rug

It also opens when you wave your hand near the lid and it will stay open if it senses you are still using it! Crazy right? This trash can has been so handy here at the floral station and I’ve become so obsessed that I got one for my kitchen at home. It’s awesome when the can is just open and ready for you to dump right in those drippy messes (like chicken! :/) that are just a regular part of meal prep. The germaphobe in me absolutely loves the touch-free element. And can we just talk about how gorgeous and sleek the can is? What a beauty!

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You can plug in the can or use batteries and there is a built-in liner storage compartment inside the can that I think is just the coolest thing!

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The next step for the flower arrangement after the greenery is to place a couple of your biggest flowers. I used blush dahlias as my base flowers here as well as couple of bright pink garden roses.

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A good trick for measuring what length you should cut your flowers to is to hold them upright and trim to the height of your vase. Remember that it’s always better to cut a little long and have to maybe come back to trim a little more stem off than to be stuck with a too-short stem and a flower that keeps sinking into your arrangement! (I like to snip the ends right into our new trash can! Here’s a little pro-tip for you though: no need to say “close can.” I was saying that for a while until I realized it closes automatically! Hahahhaha.)

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After you establish a general shape with the big foundation flowers, I like to add color and texture and further define the shape of the arrangement with a couple of smaller flowers.

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I always like to add a touch of either black or really dark oxblood red to almost every arrangement for a little bit of contrast. These anemones do just the trick here!

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Tada!! All done! I would use something large like this for a big coffee table or an entry console. If we change the water every day, arrangements like this one can last for two weeks!

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Tell me, what are you favorite floral arrangement tips? I’d love to compare notes! And if you’re not arranging flowers with an touch-free trash can near by, you’re not living!! :)

PS We decided to give one of these gorgeous automatic-open cans to you! YAY! To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post with your dream household invention or your favorite simplehuman product.

Thanks again to simplehuman for sponsoring this post!

Feeling Those Fall Vibes

Even though we are still consistently hitting 100+ degrees here in Arizona, the slow decline in temps (especially in the evenings!) and intensity of the sun has turned a corner and it feels like fall is far away still, but at least on her way! :) It could just be my wishful thinking, but all I’m wearing, buying, thinking about lately is fall colors and textures.  Gimme all things camel leather, rust, oxblood, soft blush and a few dramatic pops of black thrown in!

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Has fall started to arrive where you live? I’m headed up to Salt Lake City for a work trip on Friday and I hear the leaves are juuuust starting to turn! :) I’m going to bring my camera and hopefully I’ll get a couple photos for the print shop!

PS This fall meme kills me every time! Hahahhaha.

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In case you missed it earlier this week, we announced a new Jenny’s Print Shop print, SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS! This is such a fun print and it’s a great way to inject a tiny amount of color into your space!

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SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS print

We absolutely LOVE seeing all of the Print Shop prints in your home!!! If you have any of our prints in your space, be sure to share them with #jennysprintshop. Here are a few of our recent favorites. Keep ’em coming guys!!!

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ASPENS print

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TULIPS print

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CLAIRE print

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HIDDEN HEART print

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SUNBURST print

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We have been scouring the internet for cute lighting options for the Gentry Project and we stumbled on these sconces. How cute are they?!? And would you believe they are only $15 a piece?! We are loving all of these fun colors!!!

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We use a lot of air plants in our designs and they aren’t always easy to find locally. We buy them from this etsy shop all the time and it’s a great option if you want some super unique air plants without having to hunt them down! Here are some of our favorites..

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llama plant holder  //  air plant //  console

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Have you seen the trailer for the new movie Home Again? As soon as I heard it was a Nancy Meyers film, I knew it would be amazing. She also directed The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated – all of which were completely stunning. And I’m not going to lie, the idea of sitting in a cold, dark theatre with popcorn and milk duds for two hours looking at scenes like these, could not be better sounding. Why is it that short weeks are so hard?! Just me?

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HYACINTH print  //  brown pillow  //  wall sconce  //  lamp  //  chair

side table  //  blue pillow  //  pink pillow  //  rug

 

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!!! At least the weekend is here a little sooner. :) See you on the flip side.