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The Diary of a Cool Kid’s Room

In our faced paced world, we want our bedroom to be a retreat from the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life.  Well, just like us our kids and teens crave that same escape.  Creating a bedroom that expresses your child’s personality will make them feel loved and understood, as well as at home.   The Jigsaw Designers are continually creating fun and unique ideas for child and teen bedrooms that are approachable and can actually be adapted into any home…this is not a post on ‘extreme’ kid’s rooms, because let’s face it, not everybody has a forty thousand dollar budget to work with.  This post will show some special touches and guidelines to theme out your cool kid’s chic abode.

girl loft two Framed

What child wouldn’t want a swing in his or her room?  Sound crazy?  The following room pulled it off by having an uncluttered room to start with, and using a clean color palate.  Using white as a base color which gives a crisp look to the room, and then layering with gray and a pop of bold neon yellow for the eye to follow is a perfect combination for this featured boys room.  Once you’ve chosen your overall theme, or whimsical design idea, it’s best to stick to two or three main colors and begin building your story from there.  In the following photos in the Bubble swing girl’s room, the base color is white with pops of pink for color.  The Bubble Swing and furry poofs add hipster flair and whimsy to the space.

tire swing

girl furry poof

swing in room

A girly-girl’s room isn’t a girl’s room without at least a little bling.  For added sparkle add foil wallpaper to the ceiling and let it shine with one, maybe two, oh make it three chandeliers.  This is a room a girl can really grow into, tweaking the throw pillows and accessories over time.

teen girl

Channel her inner Marie Antoinette if that is just not enough by adding strands of crystal beads hung in a circle around a chandelier for a look that’s perfectly over the top.

girly elvis

Layered black and charcoal are the ultimate cool for the hip teen boy’s room.  This rock n roll chic look really pops with the light box table from DWR.  Dress the room up with their favorite bands memorabilia and they will be in their comfort zone.  Adding a touch of color to the black and charcoal palate is also very pleasing to the eye.  Bright orange, turquoise or neon yellow are great choices for a boy’s room.

teen boy gray

charcoal yellow boys

Keep your little athlete (or busy body) moving by installing a rock climbing wall in their bedroom.  Kits for home install can be purchased by companies like Atomic for those looking for a DYI project.  The possibilities are endless for designing your wall, and can be a fun bonding time project for you and your little one.

rock climb

A loft space is a great way to combine a playroom and a bedroom in one space, but with a feeling of two.   It gives them a sense of their own special place to relax and read, or play music with their friends while not taking over another room in the house.     We like the simplicity of these lofts for the minimalism and creativity.  These tricked out rooms take the idea of the bunk bed to new heights.

loft playroom

circle ladder loft

Loft nook

stone wall loft

Teenagers, as lovely as they are, are known to be loud and of course narcissistic.  We’ve found two great solutions for both of these…symptoms. First are upholstered walls!  What a fantastic way to sound proof their space where the music is always too loud.  And, we found a great solution for the era of the ‘selfie’…viola… Polaroid wallpaper.  With careful placement using Polaroid images will not only be a great history lesson about the pre-digital world, but it can create a really fun and interesting look for your teen’s room.

apolstered wall added soundproof


We all want our kids to view the family home as place they want to be.  Their refuge from the crazy world, and have it be cool at the same time to share with their friends.  Making their room over with their input will be great one on one time and allow them to help create a space to call their own.  Have fun and enjoy!


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black boys room neon yellow

Reinventing the Classics

We dedicate this post to the old adage that ‘history repeats itself’; and with that, no furniture designer/architect team continues to resurface like Charles and Ray Eames.  Interestingly enough Charles’ vision was so futuristic he was kicked out of the first university he attended for being too ‘modern’.

While both Charles and Ray were born and raised in the US, their tendency for the Danish modern style and techniques were the cornerstone of their illustrious careers.  This dynamic duo rolled out hit after hit and their fame is still growing today.

The classic designs are still being sold today through many institutions such as Design Within Reach and Herman Miller to name a few.  But, we are seeing these classic beauties pop up in fresh new ways.  Following are images of a few of our favorite reinvented  classic dining chairs; big bold floral painted prints, spray paint, and even…yes…white duct tape.  Why not?

Blk Wht Eames

DYI Paint Duct Tape Eames

Painted Eames

Already have the classic but want to update it?  Simply add a camo print or a sumptuous Sherpa slip cover.

Sherpa Eames

Camo Eames

Launched in 1956 the Eames Leather Lounger and Ottoman are the most comfortable of the Eames designs and certainly the most copied.  Nevertheless the copying still continues as you will see in the following photos.  We love the plaid redo on the Eames original; or Eames meets West with the cowhide lounger found in a variety of colors.

Plaid Lounger

Eames Hipster Fabric


The iconic business office chair or “work” chair being part of the Aluminum Group is steadfast and true.  The official “desk” chair of the Jigsaw Design offices, I might add, is also popping up in printed fabrics instead of leather.  The pink and white print could make a great substitute for a glider in a baby nursery and the womb lounger is just so cool covered in Proenza Schouler fabric.

Pink Eames

Womb Chair print

The Eames’ mass produced their futuristic yet timeless designs for airports, train stations and hospitals to name a few.  The Jigsaw Designers love the look of these reinvented vintage airport chair sets in place of a sofa or love seat in a sitting room.  Don’t plan to get cozy enough to watch an epic film, but perfect for high tea or happy hour with friends!

Airport Egg Chair

Black Airport Eames

Orange Airport

Oh Eames, how much do we love thee, let us count the ways…too many style to love and continue to love.  We hope you are inspired to seek out a reinvented classic or reinvent one yourself.  Let us know how you transform your Eames.  We like hearing from you!

Eames rocker and hammock

Eames Bikini

Eames For Herman Miller

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NuLoom Lounger

Relax-Unique Outdoor Spaces

In the heat of the summer, the pool calls your name and the sun draws you outdoors into its presence.  Create a unique boutique hotel poolside escape right in your own backyard and enjoy a” stay-cation” this summer.  In this post we will cover chic and sexy tips for creating a mood altering outdoor retreat for you to worship the sun, dine with friends, and even catch some zzz’s.

When creating your unique outdoor space the first rule of thumb is to bring some elements of style from the indoors to the outdoors.  For example, if your style is modern with bold black and white colors throughout your home, then it’s best to look for clean modern lines for the patio furniture.  Furthermore while bringing some black and white onto the patio; you have the freedom to add a pop of color for the outside.  This will make the overall look of your home flow well.

Clean moroccon

Once you’ve chosen your theme and design elements to compliment your indoor space, it’s time to pull together the décor.   We’ve been searching for unique furniture ideas to create a one of a kind space that is completely functional.  We are in love with the hanging beds in the following images…getting sleepy already?

Hanging Bed hang bed 2

On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic we strolled on a beach lined with these wicker orbs.  Imagine a lazy afternoon in one of these in your own backyard, dreaming you’re away on a heavenly vacation.

Wicker Orb

The poolside lounger is a must have for that St. Tropez tan we all desire.  The Jigsaw team just installed a black and white themed outdoor living space in Palm Springs, CA.  The designers used Black and White polka dot loungers for a pop of whimsy at this chic California home.

MP Polka

Other loungers we are drawn to are meant more for reading and relaxing that sunning.  The mid-century modern pink lounger adds a bold pop of color, while the circular lounger is a statement making art piece.

pink lounger Curly Chair

Another trend that keeps popping up is fake grass.  As the craze continues for real grass yards to be replaced with faux grass, we continue to see this kitschy element sneaking into the furniture and accessory markets.   Grassy chairs, ottomans, bars and pillows.  In the following images you will see an entire outdoor space constructed of natural and faux grass.  Though we are not sure how comfortable that might be, it is thought provoking.

Astro Turf Grassy Lounge

If you find these images enticing but don’t have a patio or terrace…no problem, just create one.  Using a large piece of fabric for a canopy and a little imagination, you can create an outdoor space anywhere.  Here you will see how a great functional space was created using white fabric as a canopy and white rocks to distinguish the space from the rest of the yard.

Sheet Canopy Sheet Canopy Lakeside

If you are looking to create something more substantial, consider converting that old shed or detached garage into an adult playhouse.  These custom created get-a-ways are perfect for adding the outdoor space you need if your home doesn’t have a built in patio or deck.

Garden Structure Beachy Structure Tee Pee Curved structure

Whatever type of outdoor space speaks to you albeit chic mid-century modern or a Moroccan bohemian Kasbah; step outside the lines of norm and have fun creating your unique get-a-way.  In the busy world we live in everybody needs one.  Bon Voyage!

Michelle Patio

TWisted Tree Lounger

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Vintage Table

The Spanish Evolution

The quintessential ‘Spanish style’ in interior design has truly evolved. Think white, light and airy when it comes to the new modern take on this classic hacienda style.  The fine line between Spanish and Mediterranean is thinning as the shift from dark and heavy décor moves into bright seaside whites with touches of classical iron and cherry wood.  The days of over cluttered and ornate accessories and art are becoming a thing of the past as the Spanish style transitions to a more minimal approach.  Lines are becoming cleaner and more elegant which lends itself to show off important pieces of elaborate art, tapestries and patterns.  In the image below, this light and airy room is so inviting with its crisp white walls, curtains and sofas.  The touches of iron for the curtain rods and lamps reflect the root of the Spanish style as well as the exposed beam ceilings.  The lines in the ceiling seem to sweep you softly to the outdoors among the cactus garden in nature’s own flora and fauna landscape.

White Living Room

The spirit of the Spanish style always feels like a vacation, but the contemporary hacienda has a chic new twist.  Clean nearly blank walls all in white, with one bright accent wall to pop a piece of Spanish artwork.  Mixing modern or mid-century modern furniture and flooring makes this new modern Spanish style unique and fresh.  Brightly colored tiles mixed with neutral or grey walls and antiques create a youthful vibe with old world bones.  Spanish style and tiles are really coming back but with more color and pattern options.  More options than the traditional brown and gold tones we used to be limited to.  The Jigsaw Designers love mixing these floor tiles in a bathroom with rustic modern pieces like a large black pained shower glass doors, reclaimed cabinets with Carrera countertops, and a vintage iron chandelier.

Modern span Mexican tile spanish tile

Consider wall tapestries and Spanish theme artwork when you update your decor. While giving focus to the room, wall art is an excellent opportunity to enhance your hacienda design theme.    While keeping the overall look white and bright, add a color indigenous to the Mediterranean and Spanish regions in colors of creamy ivory, gold, turquoise blues, rich greens and deep red and of course terra cotta.  High ceilings, concrete floors, and exposed beams are all typical elements of the Spanish style and can be the perfect canvas to express the Hacienda flavor.  In the bedroom image below the ceilings are very high, the color palate in greens and terra cotta, and while being a bit dark (which is typically Spanish), it is not cluttered with art work and accessories.  The space and rich colors are simply allowed to flow and the look really works.

Orange bedroom

Combining the grandeur of bold artwork with the organic look of iron wall decor and the rustic appeal of Spanish Hacienda furniture can make your rooms feel more interesting and inviting.  Furnish your space with touches of iron candle holders, candelabras, lanterns, hurricanes and wall sconces which are classic to Spanish and Mediterranean design.  All with keeping the lines cleaner and color palette brighter will give focus to the room and provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your updated Spanish-chic decorating theme.

Span Outdoor outdoor colonade

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Brick Wall Interiors

Exposed brick walls are an attractive way to add a rustic modern touch to your home.  Regardless of the style of your home this trend can be adapted into most interiors and blend beautifully.  The organic feel of the bricks have an overall industrial look with a historical quality.  Therefore from the modern to traditional home this stylish trend can work well in a small area or an entire room.  Bricking one wall in a bedroom or bathroom may be just enough to achieve the look without overdoing it.  See the images of the bedroom below, the soft palette coupled with the brick and chandelier are inviting and timeless.  The brick wall is so flexible that this bedroom could be in an industrial loft, beach house or even a Provencal home in the south of France.

brick bedroom

The Jigsaw Designers love to merge the styles of rustic modern and Hollywood glam with a brick wall being the common denominator.  The rustic rough surface of the bricks with their geometric layout, coupled with the crystals and curved lines of the ultra-feminine chandelier create a cozy space and bridge the gap between masculine and feminine.  Here you will see two great examples of mixing the rustic and glam looks together for a room you may never want to leave.

brick chandelier dining

brick chandelier

There are a few options for adding a brick wall to the interior of your home.  The first is to expose existing bricks.  Older homes often have brick underneath the plaster walls, and the brick may still be in good condition, if not it will need to be restored.   The second way is to have actual brick and mortar installed in your home.  This method is more authentic than panels, but labor-intensive (aka cost intensive) and be prepared to lose several inches of space along the wall or the entire room if you plan to brick the full room.  Lastly and most easily installed are brick panels called brick veneers.  In this method thin bricks are bonded to the drywall much like tile.  Due to the veneer being thin, you don’t lose the space like real brick, and if you are handy and have a wet saw (or access to one), you can do this project yourself.  Keep checking back for the Jigsaw Design DIY Brick Wall video-blog, due out this summer.

process brick

The Rustic Modern look is on top in trends right now.  It is a very versatile look and a great way to combine masculine and feminine.  The exposed brick wall is the pinnacle of this look and can be easily achieved.  We hope this post will inspire you to add your own brick wall and let us know how your project turns out.  We enjoy hearing from you.

brick curved ceiling

Emily Wren Photography

Brick loft dine

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Nature Does It Best

Living in the environmentally conscious age we live in really inspires each of us to think outside the box.  Granted we have always been taught to go green, recycle and not to ever waste water…but who knew that 70 year old barn my grandfather built would be worth so much money…torn down that is.  Reclaimed wood is one of the many ways designers and architects are thinking in a sustainable format.  Essentially, the wood found in barns, snow fences, and other outdoor buildings that have stood the test of time have a proven record of sustainability and are still ready for good use.

Cedar and cypress wood are a few of these hearty materials that are being used in a myriad of ways.  Known as “Reclaimed Wood”, this natural resource is extracted, de-metaled, cleaned and sometimes treated if necessary.  The wood can then be used for the exterior of the home, interior walls, stair cases, art and furniture.  The Jigsaw Designers like mixing the rustic look of vintage wood into a modern home giving it new life, for example installing a reclaimed wood wall with polished concrete flooring giving a new twist and added interest and texture to the home.   A formal dining room can be given an earthy warm feel while still being perfectly proper and luxurious when adding a reclaimed wood dining table.  Combing old with new brings a vintage-fresh feel and cozy familiarity to your home.

While at one time being hard to come by, reclaimed wood can be found easily from a variety of resources on the internet.  One of our favorite operations is called Trestlewood based in Utah and Idaho.  The cost of recycled lumber varies, and in an “as is” condition will be more expensive than new, green lumber.  While furniture is quite diverse in quality, style and price, it can be found through small custom mom and pop operations to chains like Restoration Hardware.  We love this gorgeous sustainable credenza by Urban Woods LA included in the photos below.  Also on the rise, sustainable restaurants are a trend we are seeing a lot more of.  The Jigsaw Designers remodeled the local LA eatery, Fatty’s Public House,  and installed a unique reclaimed wood ceiling and eye catching wood interiors throughout as seen in the photos below.

Using natural and reclaimed materials is a trend that we know will evolve as these things do, but buying sustainable and reusing will never go out of style.

No trees were harmed while writing this blog. Ceiling Wood Fattys wall Reclaimed Wood 2 Reclaimed wood 3 Reclaimed Wood west elm wood

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Love Your Living Room

The living room is truly a special place. It is the gathering place for family and friends to spend time playing games, watching sports or simply taking time to visit. This space serves as a comfort zone for everyone in the family to relax as well being a statement room of who you are when welcoming guest. Much like the approach of the bedroom interiors, our designers will bring the client’s personality to life while making it special for everyone to share. Combining masculine and feminine touches to the living room can give the room a universal mood and make all who enter feel at home. Jigsaw’s experienced team will bringing personality to your living room, and find the right balance for the entire family to enjoy.

Lounge in with the finest knowing your time is well spent.

Lounge in with the finest knowing your time is well spent.

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