Happy New Year

Thank you for helping make 2017 a great year for JZID! We worked with amazing clients, vendors and contractors. Just looking at these transformations in the carousel below makes me excited to see what 2018 has in store for us. 

Hope everyone has a great start to the year. Let's work on creating your best home in 2018 - whether that's a smaller furniture refresh or a full remodel. Contact us to get the conversation started

Merry Christmas from JZID

A happy holidays to you and yours from JZID!

To celebrate, have some fun with these modern DIY project: 

  1. Marij Hessel talks us through fab DIY baubles. You'll just have to use Google Translate on your browser to translate it from Dutch.
  2. I know I'm late for Chanukah this year, but this would be a great one for next year! Josef Frank Inspired Menorah by David Stark Design from Design Sponge.
  3. Wow your guests with a festive and bubbly champagne punch from Design Love Fest.
  4.  Create a modern wreath out of foliage and wooden beads from Homey Oh My. This wreath is peaceful enough that it looks great for the holidays, but could also work all year round. 

Have fun and safe travels to all of our readers. 

Happy New Year

2015 was a great year! I worked with some really great people and really enjoyed all of my projects. I'm very excited to what 2016 has in store. Hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve. I've been travelling a lot this month, so I'm looking forward to having a quiet night - out to dinner then watching the ball drop from home.  

5 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Are you starting to feel the pressure of hosting Thanksgiving this week? You most likely have your menu all planned out and most ingredients piling in your refrigerator, but what about your table presentation? Creating a festive tablescape that will wow your guests doesn't have to be time consuming or a drain on your resources. I've compiled 5 fast and easy table decor DIY ideas for you to knock out this week before guests flood in for your delicious food.


1. 5-Minute Fall Centerpiece 

This centerpiece idea from Julie Blanner is food-inspired and only involves 4 ingredients - a cheesecloth, apples, pillar candles and bunches of seeded eucalyptus. The pop of red against the earthy eucalyptus screams fall and will instantly make your table a standout piece without being overbearing. 

Here's what you'll do: 

1. Gather all of your ingredients (buy the eucalyptus branches or other dried/fresh branches if you don't have this around the house). 

2. Place your cheesecloth where you want it on the table.

3. Arrange the branches, starting at the ends and then filling in the middle.

4. Place your tallest pillar in the middle and then scatter the shorter candles throughout the branches. 

5. Place the apples where any holes need filled and voile! 

See step-by-step instructions here >>



2. Hand Printed Table Runner 

If you are serving your Thanksgiving meal family-style or if you are fitting more people around the table then would otherwise fit, then a large centerpiece may not be right for you. This DIY table runner from A Beautiful Mess can either be done as shown in it's tribal black or be altered slightly to include more fall-inspired colors. Create your own printed runner using burlap, paint, paintbrush, cardboard, cork, scissors and glue. The basics of this DIY are that you'll create a stamp using the cardboard and cork, paint the stamp then apply it to the fabric. 

See step-by-step instructions here >> A Beautiful Mess


3. Gold Dipped Pear Placecards 

Let's be honest, some families need assigned seating to avoid any family holiday drama; so, why not make the placards stylish? I love this color-blocked DIY project from Almost Makes Perfect. These fake pears are cheap (you can find them at any dollar store or craft store), easy to make and will last for years. I would even use them for any fall or winter dinner party, not just Thanksgiving! 

Here's what you'll need: craft pears, white spray paint, gold acrylic paint, blank labels, string, a plastic tub for dipping and fixative spray. 

1. Take your pears outside and spray them with fixative to prep them for paint.

2. Spray paint the pears white and let them full dry outside.

3. Pour the gold paint into a plastic tub and set out paper plates for drying.

4. Dip each pear in the gold paid while keeping the tub tipped to one side.

5. Let the pears dry then attach the name cards using string. 

See the full tutorial here >> Almost Makes Perfect



4. Scented Napkin Holders

How many times a year do you dig out your cloth napkins - once or twice a year, maybe? Such a special occasion item deserves a little love every once in a while. Leave it up to a Swedish blog, Vintage House, to  elevate plain white cotton napkins into a rustic and earthy showstopper. What I love about these napkins is that they not only look great, but they smell amazing. You can leave those scented candles alone this holiday and instead have the fragrance of fall emanate up from the table. The blog doesn't have a step-by-step tutorial for you to do this at home, but it looks pretty self-explanatory. Here's what I'd do: 

1. Gather long cinnamon sticks, twine, greenery from your yard (like fern leaves) and your linen napkins. 

2. Roll up your silverware in the napkins like you'd normally do. 

3. Grab 1 bunch of greenery and 1 cinnamon stick and place them on your napkin rolls. 

4. Cut about 2 feet of twine and wrap it around your napkins several times. 

5. Tie the twine in a loose, easy to undo knot and set your table. 

You can see more images of this beautiful tablescape here >> Vintage House



5. Sliced Log Trivet

A typical Thanksgiving meal will require you to be in the kitchen most of the day, so if you want your food to shine rather than decor items then that is perfectly understandable. This simple DIY from the DIY Network will literally put your food on a pedestal. Using fallen branches, cut your logs into even heights and bundle them on your table to create an elevated serving method. 

I particularly love this project since I can't tell you how many times I've run out of hot plates and trivets during dinner parties. This DIY is both functional and stylish!

See more information on this DIY here >> DIY Network

Have wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels everyone!  

Independence Inspired Interiors

Happy 4th of July from JZID! To kick start the holiday, I compiled different interiors that have a patriotic color scheme throughout the year.  Whether it is painting your walls in red white and blue, bringing in artwork that boldly makes a statement, laying tiles in the muted tone or setting a themed table - good ol' red, white and blue doesn't have to be limited to July. 

Have a fun and safe Independence day!

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Happy New Year from JZID

I just want to take a moment before the start of the New Year to thank everyone who made 2014 so great. Without the support of my clients, I wouldn't be doing what I am. I look forward to what 2015 has in store for my business and I can't wait to share it with my followers. 

To top off this great year, the lemon tree my boyfriend have been nursing for months just bloomed this morning! I think this is a good sign for 2015. 

Wishing you all the best for a safe and happy New Year. See you in 2015.