Styling

JZID Project Reveal - 7SEVENTY7 Penthouse

Nothing is better than Milwaukee in the summer, we get to enjoy all that the lake has to offer and the city is alive with events. It makes perfect sense that a luxury high-rise apartment building has sprouted up in the heart of downtown. 7SEVENTY7 is reinventing downtown living and offers an alternative to the Cream City brick (which we love) with it’s high-end hotel feel and sprawling views of the lake and city.

Last Fall, 7SEVENTY7 reached out to us for assistance with creating a model unit in one of their spacious pent house floor units. Using a few items that were already in a model unit on a lower floor, JZID brought in a few new pieces and styled the unit for future resident tours.

Our brief was to create a design that blends contemporary lines with glam finishes and draws the eye to the gorgeous view of Lake Michigan.

Bed Linen Loves for Fall

It's getting cooler in Milwaukee. I'm a huge fan of Fall (and not because of the pumpkin spice lattes), so the drop in temperature is welcome. Fall colors - yellow, orange, reds - aren't exclusively used September through November, but I'm definitely really feeling this color palette. 

In my latest master bedroom redesign, I created a plush bed with a grey braided quilt from West Elm and a deep yellow throw from Crate and Barrel.  Check back tomorrow to see how I used other fall colors in the master bedroom redesign. 

Let's get cozy - Surviving Cabin Fever

Winter is here in full force! Sure, there are some really great things that winter brings: winter sports, hot chocolate, sitting by the fire, an excuse to put eggnog in coffee. But let's get real, looking out the window has become a bit depressing - shorter days, little light and blistering wind seeping through my old windows. Here are a few simple tips to help cozy-up your home for the winter so you don't get cabin fever during the hibernation season. 

1. Bring the outside in: Not talking about the weather here. Invest in indoor plants, the more the better. Besides making your space more inviting, extensive studies have been done to prove that indoor plants help purify your air quality and even improve your mental health. If you don't have a green thumb then get low maintenance plants like bamboo, succulents, pothos or palms. These plants will survive anywhere!

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Get creative with your placement - no room should be off limits. I just love the use of the Vipp trash bin and tree print!   

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2. Layer textures: Sheepskin rugs and throws have skyrocketed in popularity the last couple of years... and I'm still not over them! Here are some great examples of how to use sheepskin and other [fake] fur to warm up your space. 

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Fur isn't the only options, you can also go for wool, cashmere, knits and any other comfy fabric. 

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3. Light the fire: Spruce up your fireplace mantel and hearth to really make it a gathering space. There is nothing more cozy than curling up in front of a roaring fireplace!

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If you don't have a fireplace, load up on the candles. I personally love the minimal candle collection by H&M's Home line:

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