Love Notes

Happy Friday! This felt like a shorter than usual week for us. We left for Las Vegas Market on Sunday and came home reallllllly late on Tuesday, and we’ve been playing catch up since! Market was incredible. I left feeling inspired and excited to get the Juniper Studio home collection up and running this fall. Our goal is value-driven products that are affordable and unique, and that ship VERY quickly. I think we found some really special pieces that I think will all fit the bill! I hope you saw a sneak peek of some of our picks on my stories. What did you think? What would you like to see more of in the collection? What do you feel is missing in the market today?

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I learned my lesson last time I went to High Point – comfort first when you’re covering miles and miles of showrooms! I wore these camel sandals and these Birkenstocks (that are SO comfy, but have skinny straps and thinner soles – love them SO much) and my feet were happy the whole time.

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One the way home from Vegas we stopped by the Seven Magic Mountains (top image here!) and we took some photos that might end up in the print shop. I have to admit it was cooler in real life than I expected!

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Aspen Creek Photo is our go-to place for printing large prints for our projects (like this giant 30×40 print of FLORA). They are having a 30% off sale on all sizes for just this weekend!! Use the code PRINTS30 at checkout. I am ordering a ton of giant prints for the shop. You just can’t beat their pricing, especially for the big sizes! With the sale, a 30×40 would be only about $30! INSANE. If you have been thinking about getting an oversized version of your favorite print (like our new best seller I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH), now is the time!! (PS We usually get ours printed in matte or luster finish.)

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FLORA print  //  Bed  //  Blue lamps  //  Sheets  //  White Linen Quilt  //  Indigo Pillow

Speaking of the print shop, we are retiring four more prints this week to make room for new prints coming next week. I’ll be sad to see these pretties leave on Friday night, but out with the old and in with the new!

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“Back to School” is in full swing around here and it’s the perfect time to get your entryways organized! We all know they will become a dumping ground for bags, books, etc. all too soon!

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We installed these DIY photo ledges with hooks in Lucy’s house last year and I think they are the perfect combo of form and function!

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Want to go a more simplistic route? We installed this hook series in a cabin project last summer. It couldn’t have been easier. Just a primed pine board from the hardware store and a series of these brass hooks! DONE!

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Here are a few hooks we’ve been loving and a round up of actually-cute back packs and lunch bags for those of you sending your kiddos back to school next week like I am!

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And finally, did you see Joanna posted a tour of her new apartment? This was the third apartment she has invited me to help her decorate and it was amazing to be a part of each! It was fun to find the right places for old pieces and to source a few new items that fit in with the old furniture and art we both love so much. Check out her post for all the beautiful images!

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Love Notes

Happy Friday, friends! Somehow another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the second edition of our new round up series we’re calling Love Notes. (And thanks for being as excited as we are about the series! I’m so glad you guys loved the first one!)

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1) Let’s talk about the biggest news first: There are FOUR new Jenny’s Print Shop prints!! I am SO excited about these summery, happy prints! And due to popular demand, we are keeping the Buy Two Get One Free code active through the weekend probably, so be sure to take advantage of the code soon to snag some of these new prints (or if you’ve been waiting on some of the older ones, now is probably the time!).

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Our plan is to introduce three or four new prints every other week and to retire three or four during the week between. I’m hoping this keeps the collection fresh and fun! We are launching an artist collaboration program this month as well. If you are a photographer or a painter and you’d be interested in having your prints listed on Jenny’s Print Shop, please email us through the site!

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**Also – Don’t forget to use the hash tag #jennysprintshop for a chance to win THREE prints every single week!! We will be picking a new winner every Wednesday.

2) Speaking of prints! You guys, these wall strips are our absolute best friends! We use them all the time around the studio. They are perfect for hanging single prints, putting together a gallery wall without getting stressed out about putting a million holes into your walls, and especially awesome for those of us who are constantly rearranging the art in their house (I know we are in good company here!).

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Another one of my favorite ways to display art is with picture ledges! They give you so much freedom to rearrange and swap art in and out. We just put up two 24 foot long ledges up in the new studio using this tutorial, but I did the ones at my mom’s house using three of these ledges, hung right next to each other and then caulked in the seams. Both methods are cheap and so easy!

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3) We have also been getting a lot of questions about what kind of frames we most often use for projects. It can be especially tricky to find affordable large frames! I just bought these basic white frames to have on hand for the studio and they are a great option! Super simple and affordable at only $18.99 each, especially for the 20×30″ size! Did you know you can get 20×30″ prints at Costco for only $9,99?! Such an easy way to fill up your walls without being a budget-buster! Here are some more of our other tried and true favorite frames.

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4) I am always being asked about what sunglasses I am wearing in my Instagram stories. Have you discovered Quay yet?? I might be changing your life right now. Even at full price they are already really affordable for the quality, but these three styles are on sale right now for under $40! They are seriously my favorite. They don’t break or scratch like Old Navy ones do, but if you lose them your week won’t be ruined. :)

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5) While I really love the bedding I have (this is the white linen quilt I have – its on clearance right now!) I’ve been feeling like adding in some more color. Rather than investing in a whole new bedding set, I’m thinking a new throw or some new pillows will do the trick. Anthropologie is having a 20% off bedding and bath sale this weekend and that fringed number is whispering sweet nothings to me.

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6) We’re taking a team trip up to Las Vegas this weekend for Market! I’m SO excited to see all the new furniture and accessories! I’ve never been to the Vegas market before, but I’ve been to High Point several times (here’s a post from my most recent market trip), and if Vegas is anything like High Point, I know I’ll be coming home next week inspired and happy!

Have you ever been? Any tips for us? This will actually be my first time really staying in Las Vegas too. I’ve only ever passed through, so there will be a double learning curve on this trip! Hooray for new experiences though and for team bonding time. If past team road trips are any indication, I predict there will be lots of laughter and lots of Diet Coke.

Happy Friday, friends!

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Spanish-Inspired Cement and Patterned Tile Round Up!

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we’re going with a modern Spanish look with the Gentry Project, which means there will most definitely be a healthy dose of patterned tile!  I love that patterned tile brings instant personality into a home. We are working to finalize selections this week for two different patterns (one for the kitchen backsplash around the range and one for the master bathroom) that are unique but play well together. Trust me when I say we have searched to the ends of the earth and the internet for patterned tile (cement, ceramic and porcelain alike!) that is both on the affordable side and has that effortless California cool vibe and colors.

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Juniper Studio – Gentry Project

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories, you know all about our Gentry Project. I thought I would give you a little back story here!

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While I have LOVED doing client work for most of my career, some really big things are happening this year with Juniper Studio that have made it tricky to feel like I have a good handle on that client relationship that is so important to me.  So for a few months now I have not been taking on any additional clients while I focus on these new business ideas. It’s been scary to branch out and to have to turn down really cool client opportunities (there were a couple of commercial jobs that were so tempting!!), but I know that it’s so important to say no thanks to good things so we can say yes (more like, YES!!!!!) to the really great things.

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Many of you know that we live and work in Mesa, AZ, my home town, and I care deeply about this community of half a million that still feels like a small town. We have a great stock of historic and mid-century homes just waiting to be loved on and prettied up for the sweet, hardworking people that live here and want to raise their families in this community.

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One of my dreams for more than a decade now has been to rehab old houses in Mesa and other communities in the East Valley of Phoenix, and then also do a pop-up shop in the finished house before selling it. The timing finally felt right this year to move my design business to this model, and the stars aligned when my friend and brilliant real estate agent Amy from Sonny Daily introduced me to the amazing people at Treehouse Contracting Group. Honest, careful, cost-conscience and FAST are all words that come to mind after working with Treehouse as the contractors on the Gentry Project. Seriously, I can’t recommend them enough if you are looking for a good contractor in the Phoenix area!

 

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This post is not meant to skip over all of the good stuff, I promise! We’ll dig deep into the design process and plans with tons of posts and even video reveals that I’m super excited about. It’s mostly meant to be an update on why I am not taking on new clients for at least a few more months and a formal intro to this project that so many of you have shown love for on Instagram already! The really fun part is starting to happen, so I hope you’ll continue to follow along! The flooring goes in next week, which is when a project really starts to take shape for me. I can’t wait to see our beautiful white oak floors installed! And our custom modern iron frame front door going in the week after that is going to be a show-stopper! :)

Here’s a little video I took on my phone right before all the demo started. (Warning: the production quality here is coming in at a level zero! Ha! I promise the new videos will be a LOT better!) It was funny for me to watch this again and remember just how bad this house was before. The kitty litter rake in the gravel bath tub surround?! (gasp!) It was also funny to hear all the layout plans we had in the beginning that we have switched up now. Sometimes you just gotta get in there and open up some walls before you can really feel what needs to happen in a home, am I right?

I can’t wait to finish up this Spanish-modern, California-cool home in the next couple of weeks! Here are some of our inspiration images below. What would you like to see happen in this house?

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Check back in tomorrow for a round up of our favorite Spanish inspired tiles that we’re sourcing for the Gentry project!