Exploring the Loloi Rugs Showroom

Loloi Rugs has a reputation for quality and luxury in the design community and after a recent visit to their showroom I am reminded of how unique their product is. Their rugs are handmade in India with great attention to detail and color, and their brand offers hundreds of design options to choose from. They have truly created a rug to suit every aesthetic. Their newest collections on display will suit the color enthusiasts and traditional tastes alike.

Loloi’s showroom is quite large so when Jose Ramos, visual merchandiser for Loloi, offered to show me around I gladly accepted. He explained that one of Loloi’s theme’s for the newest collections are shades of French Blue. They are currently offering stunning ice blue rugs in traditional motifs, which have an unbelievable sheen to them. Then on the other end of the spectrum, the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines rug collection showcases deep blues on neutral backgrounds, which were equally impressive. There are also boldly colored rugs available from Loloi’s collaborations with Justina Blakeney (above) and Rifle Paper Company (below).

One of the more surprising collections at the Loloi showroom were the rugs and throw pillows from their Rifle Paper Company collaboration. This collection is based off of the illustrated artwork from Rifle Paper Company and translated into textile format. This collection was definitely different from the other selections in the showroom, showcasing just how broad Loloi’s offerings are. There is really something for everyone!

Loloi has also succeeded at creating bold and expressive rug designs showcasing neutrals and earth tones. Above you’ll find a small sampling of their neutral colored rug offerings, all of which provide major impact. On the far right, the linear rug design showcased is from the Magnolia Home collection, and it’s one of my favorites! Has Loloi peaked your interest? If so, visit www.LoloiRugs.com to browse all of their fabulous offerings!

7 Ways to Decorate with Orange

If you perceive orange as a difficult color to decorate with, then this blog post is a great opportunity to change your mind. The color orange is very versatile and always adds the perfect pop of color. The key is pairing orange with the right colors and in the right proportions. Read on for my tips for decorating with orange stylishly.

1. Mix orange with purple

via Suakoko Betty from Design Sponge
via Plascon

Orange actually works well with several colors. One of the more unusual color palettes worth trying are orange and pink. This atypical color combination is sure to turn heads, especially for those wanting to make a bold statement with their decor!

2. A pop of orange with white

via Concepts and Colorways from Pinterest

Paring orange with white simplifies the process of finding the perfect color palette to pair with orange… and this color combination always looks fresh and contemporary!

3. Try an orange rug!

Caitlin Wilson’s home tour via MyDomaine
Orange and Pink Geo Wool Gillian Rug – Great deal! ($199-$399)

Choosing a rug with a pop or orange is a low maintenance way of giving orange a try at home. If you aren’t ready to commit to an entirely orange accent wall, or if you’re feeling nervous about an orange upholstered piece of furniture, you’ll find that a rug with orange tones will be a welcome addition to add warmth to your space.

4. Be bold with an orange sofa!

Lauren Conrad’s home tour via InStyle, Photography: Douglas Friedman
via MyDomaine designed by Night Palm studio

If you want to go full bold, then having a piece of furniture upholstered in a luxe orange fabric will meet your design needs. I suggest a rich fabric choice like velvet or linen for your orange sofa. Your sofa will definitely become a conversation stater!

5. Pink and orange are fab!

via House Beautiful

Orange and pink together is another fun color combination that adds a youthful touch to a space. This House Beautiful bedroom shows how this color palette can add a fresh perspective to your home.

6. Paint an orange accent wall

via Coco Lapine Design
Essential Home via Pinterest

Choosing a specific space in your home to paint an orange accent wall can be very gratifying. I actually had a deep orange accent wall in my previous living room for years and received so many compliments. It was an unexpected yet sophisticated addition alongside my decor and furniture.

7. Buy an orange arm chair!

via Architectural Digest
(Left) African Beaded Chair in Tribal Orange // (Right) Sketched Safari Tillie Chair

Lastly, an orange arm chair is a high-impact purchase for your home or office’s decor. This addition will add a bold punch to your space, without the commitment of an entirely orange sofa or accent wall. An orange arm chair is almost always a stylish addition!

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The Best-of-the-Best in Silk Plants – Robert Lawrence Designs

Robert Lawrence Designs’ moss wall showcased in their Dallas studio.

As a lover of plants, I know just how difficult it can be to keep certain varieties of plants alive, and I also know how disappointing it can be when it’s time to throw away an intricate live floral or plant arrangement you’ve purchased that has come to the end of its lifespan. Luckily, there is a stylish solution for both of these problems! The solution is silk flowers & faux plant arrangements, and Robert Lawrence Designs is at the forefront of the industry.

You may have noticed silk floral arrangements or faux trees while shopping at stores like HomeGoods, but the reality is the quality just isn’t as life-like as those of us with an eye for design would prefer. I was incredibly impressed by how realistic Robert Lawrence Designs’ floral arrangements looked! Their arrangements are fresh, chic, and will last forever. The perfect combination when investing in floral arrangements and house plants, especially when your arrangement happens to be more elaborate.

These tulips are truly stunning! Robert Lawrence Designs’ quality in silk plants is unmatched.

One surprising element at the Robert Lawrence Designs’ studio is their rotating collection of fine art on display. They have created a curated showroom of their faux plants and arrangements, each complemented by colorful, contemporary art. Their unique approach of selling floral arrangements and plants alongside artwork, allow studio visitors to get a sense of what their plant creation could look like next to home decor and beautiful artwork. Not to mention it adds an enjoyable, experiential element to visiting their shop.

I truly enjoyed the Texas-based artists on display during my recent visit!

During my visit to Robert Lawrence Designs, I met Thomas Flynn who personally created my own custom arrangement using driftwood. He is incredibly talented and has a great aesthetic eye for creating timeless floral and plant designs. Here you can see him in the middle of the creative process constructing my original driftwood arrangement, which turned out beautifully. It was really exciting to see it come together!

Thomas Flynn II… the man with the glue gun! Fantastic job, Thomas!

Thomas and I worked on the design for my plant arrangement together, and decided that driftwood would be a fresh and exciting element to work with on this project. I love that the finished product is truly a 360 degree design, that looks attractive and colorful from every angle. You can see the finished arrangement below. I am thrilled with how it turned out, and as mentioned before, it will last forever! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new faux plant arrangement!

Driftwood and succulents combine in this 360 degree plant arrangement.

Robert Lawrence Design’s creations have been showcased in homes across the United States. Here are some of their arrangements and faux trees in luxurious interior settings. All of Thomas Lawrence Designs’ pieces have found great homes!

Robert Lawrence Designs is located in the Dallas Design District, providing their floral and plant design services to customers across the United States. Be sure to reach out to Robert Lawrence Designs when you next need a special floral arrangement, or perhaps are looking to add a large-scale potted tree or even a green wall to your space. They will meet your needs with style and creativity. Special thanks to Thomas Flynn for working with me to create a beautiful and original plant arrangement. (Robert Lawrence Designs: 214-748-2222)

Watch our video with Robert Lawrence Designs below:

Photography: Julianna Carl // Video editing: Nikhil Clayton

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Looking for wood furniture? Try Unruh!

Unruh Furniture showroom manager Kaitlin Kusch gave me a great showroom tour!

Stopping by the Unruh Furniture showroom in Dallas, TX proved to be a very educational experience. I learned about the differences between various types of wood, in addition to learning about just why Unruh Furniture is so great. This Kansas City, MO based furniture company has recently opened their Dallas showroom where you’ll find a range of made-to-order wood furniture options available for order. One of my favorite selections available at Unruh Furniture are their live-edge walnut tables, shown above, which always add a touch of drama. Read on for more details on Unruh’s quality wood furniture!

One of the nice things about shopping with Unruh for wood furniture are the range of customizations available. I really like that they display all of their options for wood type and wood stain clearly on their showroom wall. Each wall sample is also quite large, perfect for getting a good understanding of what each type of wood offers as far as grain pattern is concerned before making your selection. If you want plenty of knots in your wood for a more rustic look, they have that available, and of course if you want a smooth finish they offer that as well!

Unruh Furniture’s grand wall of wood options!

Unruh also sells solid wood chairs to accompany their dining tables, in addition to allowing you to customize the thickness of your wood table top along with selecting the specific length needed for your dining table. And that is not where their customization stops. You can also choose the specific style of legs you would like for your table. I love the curvy table leg options they provide!

Also available at Unruh are furniture options like bookcases, beds, dressers, nightstands, and coffee tables. You will also have your choice of wood type and stain color (or natural) for their other furniture items as well. How fabulous is their hairpin-legged coffee table below?!

If you need new wood furniture, definitely consider stopping by the Unruh Furniture showroom in Dallas or Kansas City (or shop online!). They have a very knowledgeable team and all of their offerings are heirloom quality, timeless pieces of furniture. If you stop by, let them know that Jacquin sent you! Special thanks to Kaitlin Kusch for showing me around!

Photography: Julianna Carl

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Fort Worth for Design Lovers – Video Series

Today we are launching a NEW, original video series called “The Design Lovers” series. This is travel segment in which I’ll show you the best shops and destinations for design lovers in a given neighborhood or city. We are kicking off the Design Lovers series with a special Fort Worth edition. I have hand selected the most unique and stylish locations for design lovers to visit in Fort Worth, TX and you will love these shops! Learn about what these amazing shops have to offer: Tribe Alive, Winton and Waits, Modern Lantern, and The Greenhouse 817. These shops are so, so good! Check out our video showcasing “Fort Worth for Design Lovers”!

Tribe Alive

Tribe Alive is a worldwide artistic collaboration and boutique selling minimalist apparel and accessories with a designer touch. Their passion is handmade products, and empowering women to raise themselves out of poverty across the world through the sale of their beautiful artistry. One of my favorite details about Tribe Alive’s is that their apparel is made of natural fibers and showcases unique, contemporary cuts for the modern woman. Their designs are not only natural and cutting edge, but they also partner with female artisans globally to bring their designs to life. When you purchase an item from Tribe Alive, you are supporting women artisans from Guatemala, Haiti, India, and Hondorus, as well as local Forth Worth artisans. Not to mention, the Tribe Alive boutique is beautifully curated!

Winton and Waits

Winton and Waits is a uniquely creative shopping experience that everyone should experience. They are community collaborators, they carry products that are intentionally designed to tell a story and are sold to create an impact both locally and globally. At Winton and Waits you’ll find affordable home decor, fashion accessories, apparel, baby clothing, candles, artisan soaps, and more! As you meander the Winton and Wait store, handmade products will capture your attention at every turn and their warm and friendly team will be happy to share with you the individual stories behind the products you are purchasing. When you stop by, tell owner Jenna Lee that Jacquin sent you!

Modern Lantern

Modern Lantern is a cordless lamp company that sells a large range of chic lighting for your home or business. If you’re the type of individual looking to achieve a magazine quality interior, then you’ll be glad to learn about the availability of stylish, cordless lamps. No more unsightly cords! Hooray! I love their colorful range of lamp options and there are so many unique shapes available. Fun fact, Modern Lantern can turn your vintage or existing lamp into a cordless lamp too! Their lighting products run off of rechargeable batteries and would be a fabulous addition to any space. For business owners, you also have the option to have custom lamp selections made in bulk in the color of your choice to cover your design needs.

The Greenhouse 817

The Greenhouse 817 is NOT your average flower shop! This design studio specializes in unusual plant specimens and they will totally surprise you with their unique botanical arrangements. Shop owner Deryk Poynor gave me a tour and introduced me to some reaaaaallly unusual plant specimens. They can create specialized botanical arrangements around your home’s decor and they offer the type of arrangements that will grow and last for years, beyond the shelf life of your average floral arrangement. Watch the video to get a glance at my experience at this unique plant shop!

Photography and Video credit: Kendall Zapoli

Stay tuned for our next “Design Lovers” video showcasing Oak Cliff for Design Lovers in Dallas! Until them, stop by and say hello to these lovely shop owners in Forth Worth!

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Touring Pittet Architecturals – Video

Exploring the world of antique architectural elements at Pittet Architecturals was an inspirational afternoon filled with history and amazing design finds. Pittet Architecturals is located in Dallas and houses a wide variety of antique architectural elements ranging from antique fountains, to unique doors, ancient basins, antique European columns, sculptures, and a large selection of antique stone and marble mantels. I was shown around their retail space by Robinson Pittet, a second generation antique and architecture lover who shared the fascinating histories behind many of their products.

Take a look at our video feature to get a sense of Pittet’s stunning and rare architectural offerings, while listening in on the vast histories behind these architectural elements.

Browsing Pittet Architecturals feels as if you’re exploring a hidden world of European history amidst their showcasing of the world’s finest architectural features. Their team travels to nations across Europe several times a year sourcing some of the oldest architectural finds in excellent shape, with a large portion of items from France, all to add a touch of antique beauty to your home or next commercial project. Shopping at Pittet Architecturals is the kind of experience that makes an antique lover out of everyone, and is the apex of exclusivity for those wanting to add one-of-a-kind architectural elements to their property.

Many of their pieces are quite transitional despite being antiques, and would make a wonderful addition to many spaces. This antique door turned coffee table, topped with custom glass, is a fabulous example of just this point. See also the carved wood furniture piece below – it’s fantastic!

Pittet Architecturals also offers antique mantels in a range of amazing finishes. I was especially interested to learn that you can take any of their antique mantel silhouettes and have a limestone version of it cut fresh in the necessary dimensions for your space.

“Shopping at Pittet Architecturals is the kind of experience that makes an antique lover out of everyone, and is the apex of exclusivity for those wanting to add one-of-a-kind architectural elements to their property.”

-Jacquin Headen, Interiors by Jacquin

My favorite architectural element during my tour with Robinson Pittet were these amazing doors! They have an especially interesting story about how they came to be in their Dallas shop that you can hear all about in the video. Pittet Architecturals’ inventory of such rare antique elements truly makes this shop a special gem in Dallas. You can visit Pittet Architecturals at 318 Cole Street in Dallas, TX or their store can ship any item you would like to purchase direct to you nationally. This store is definitely worth a visit for for the antiques guru and design lover alike!

Photo credit: Kristen Chilstrom // Video credit: Kendall Zapoli

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Terrazzo, Pavers, and Other Concrete Creations!

‘Venetian Mixed Chip’ terrazzo from Concrete Collaborative. Love this!

Learning about innovative company Concrete Collaborative has opened my eyes to the exciting range of possibilities available withing concrete flooring and tiles. From terrazzo to pavers to traditional tile, Concrete Collaborative has manipulated concrete into all sorts of chic selections. Their products are sustainably made in the United States and available to meet both your interior and exterior project needs. Let your imagination run wild as you peruse the world of concrete showcased below!

Concrete Collaborative’s “Strands” collection is their modern take on traditional encaustic tiles, with crisp patterns and clean lines. This collection is available in a large variety of colors and patterns available for purchase by the box at ConcreteLove.com. The Strands collection is offered in 8″ square or hexagon formats. The patterned pink tiles below are also from their Strands collection. Perfect for someone with a bold & contemporary design aesthetic. Above is their ‘Hex Racing Stripe” tile and below is their ‘Stripe and Circle” tile, both of which are offered in more color varieties than shown here.

For a taste of Italy try Concrete Collaborative’s terrazzo tile creations. Above is one of their Terrazzo tile options used as a backsplash by company This is Maison in NYC. Specifically, this is Concrete Collaborative’s ‘Venice Alabaster Mixed Chip’ slab. I really like how this project turned out. Terazzo is perfect for adding texture and color all in one design element. Terrazzo can also add a touch of romance to a space. The terrazzo slab below in their blush toned option definitely has me feeling the love!

Concrete Collaborative also sells pavers. These concrete pavers add a lovely pattern to this Chicago commercial space. The project shown here is still in the works, but will be finished with a pop of green turf between the squares. Great idea for a residential outdoor space as well!

With such a large variety available from Concrete Collaborative it is really hard to choose a favorite, but these black and white triangle pavers from their ‘Trails’ collection just might be it! This selection is available by the box at ConcreteLove.com and is also offered in a range of colors as previously mentioned. Between Concrete Collaborative‘s website and Concrete Love, you’ll find all of their tile collections ready to enhance your next design project. Feeling inspired yet? I know I am!

At home with Jacquin – My bedroom tour!

Welcome to my home! Check out these stunning Michael Aram “Palm” frames above. My favorite photo frames for a touch of gold! Read on for more!

Hi friends! I am sharing a peek into my home today, specifically sharing my bedroom tour with you all. There are a lot of exciting features showcased, and I will share the links to all of the decor resources throughout this post. I have to give a shout out to my amazing (and patient) photographer Esther Huynh for making these photos really pop! Thank you, Esther! I have made a few changes to my bookcase styling since this photoshoot, but this blog feature still captures the essence of my bedroom decor. If you want to see how I’ve updated my bookcase styling, then head over to my Instagram stories to see what’s changed since then. Now back to the home tour details…

One decorative element I set out to include in my bedroom were matching mirrors above my nightstands. I wanted to brighten my room and I knew that reflective surfaces, like mirrors opposite of my windows, would do the job. These mirrors are from Hansen Wholesale and I just love their dreamy shape… and of course they are highly effective at reflecting sunlight throughout my bedroom.

Those candlestick holders on the right are from renowned Copenhagen design house, Broste, and are a moment all on their own! I found these candlestick holders at Amara.

You may have seen the blog post I did last year on company Flowerbox Wall Gardens, but if you haven’t the wall garden above happens to be from their company and is a preserved flower garden that can last over 2 years! I highly recommend their beautiful selections, although I must admit that I could have gone with an even larger wall garden. Nevertheless, they did a fabulous job and it is always a conversation starter in my room.

As an art lover I had to make room for a small gallery wall in my bedroom, and I am so glad I did! (see below) Having these warm and colorful works of art in my room is always inspirational and adds a little sunshine to gloomy days. The painting shown on the far left is my most recent artwork find, and is by the artist Isabelle Feliu. I went to the Michael’s store to have this work framed and had a lot of fun selecting colorful mating to make this work of art stand out even more.

Let’s also talk about statement outlet & switchplate covers! You’ll see that I didn’t miss a moment to even decorate my electrical outlets (see above). These painted glass outlet covers are from Knobs.co and are available for your light switch covers as well.

When it comes to books, this small showing on my bedroom bookcase is far from my full collection! One of favorite activities with my husband is visiting thrift stores to find books for our personal library, and let’s just say our collection has grown exponentially since picking up this hobby. These specific books however are some of my favorites right now. I specifically recommend checking out the books Matisse in the Studio (my favorite artist!) and as a speaker on negotiation related topics, I must also recommend the book Ask For It, which explores the negotiating power of women, and why we aren’t using it. For further training on the topic of negotiation tactics, I recommend participating in one of my upcoming negotiation training workshops! These negotiation workshops are available for both individuals and groups, virtually as well as in-person. Email me for details.

Thanks for joining me for this mini home tour! I will be sharing other unseen photos from my bedroom tour on my Instagram stories. Head over to my Instagram account for more behind the scenes fun!

Photo credit: Esther Huynh

Mekeka Designs – Bringing Ugandan artistry to the U.S.

I am pleased to introduce you to Mekeka Designs, a textile brand working alongside expert weavers in Uganda to create beautiful products for your home and beyond. Showcasing and supporting globally inspired design brands is a large passion of mine, and Mekeka Designs embodies a brand that takes a philanthropic approach to working with native design techniques. Mekeka Designs is owned by Lesli Robertson, a textile expert in her own right, who has traveled to Uganda and utilized traditional weaving materials (grass cloth) to create stylish new products for the Western audience. During my video interview with Lesli she explains how Ugandans traditionally utilize woven grass cloth, and how she has developed products that put a fresh spin on how this material has been used traditionally.

I have divided this video interview into a Part 1 and Part 2 below. In Part 1 Lesli shares the meaning of ‘Mekeka’ and dives into the process with a behind the scenes look at the artisans in Uganda. Part 2 expands on Lesli’s unique background in academia teaching fiber arts while also sharing some of Lesli’s exciting travel experiences from Uganda to Armenia to Kuwait. You will definitely want to watch both short videos!

Part 1 – Getting to know the Mekeka brand and process:

‘Shadow” throw pillow design.
Collection of Mekeka Designs woven throw pillows, available for purchase on their website. All sustainably sourced.

Mekeka Designs also sells woven clutch purses in a range of stunning designs.

In Part 2 of our video you’ll hear all about Lesli’s exciting global travels including the interesting stories behind these travel souvenirs!

Part 2 – Lesli Robertson’s background and exciting travel experiences:

Front: ‘Sekamu’ throw pillow. Back: ‘Coral Arrow’ throw pillow.

Support the weavers of Uganda and the Mekeka Designs brand by purchasing one of their stunning throw pillows or clutch purses. Each product is sustainably sourced and handcrafted with care.

Be sure to subscribe to the Interiors by Jacquin blog to receive updates on the upcoming Interiors by Jacquin x Mekeka wall art and rug design collaboration! More to come!!

The artwork in the background of this photo is from talented artist Delaney Smith.