If you’re looking for an eclectic blogger with a sense of luxurious style and aesthetic variety, don’t miss Jewel Marlowe of Jeweled Interiors. Her blog currently follows the updates she is making in her beautiful Washington DC home.
Featuring many distinct patterns and textures, her home updates are inspiring and fun. See how her latest incorporation of Grandeur Hardware enhanced her home makeover.
What set your blog, Jeweled Interiors, apart from the rest?
Jeweled Interiors is an interior design blog I created with the intent of providing inspiring design for my readers. I have a unique, bold, and high-end look, and love to play with patterns, eras, and colors. People have a hard time categorizing my style, it’s not traditional, it’s not contemporary, and it’s not boho or preppy…but there are threads of all of these styles in each of my rooms.
How did you go about choosing your home?
When we initially bought this home seven years ago, we fell in love with the highly desirable neighborhood, great schools, and proximity to all that Washington DC has to offer. The icing on the cake was that the house was relatively well appointed and full of potential. We still love all of the things that initially attracted us to the home, but now we have decided it is time to update and upgrade.
How did you choose the hardware featured in your home? What attracted you to Grandeur Hardware?
I had heard of Grandeur from a friend who raved about the weight and quality of her new door handles. After grilling her on the phone, I realized this was really my best option. I wanted to find a style of handle that was both statement-making yet timeless. There were several handles and backplates I loved, so it took me a couple of days to decide. It’s always nice when you get to choose between several great options.
How did the pre-attached knobs work for you? Is there any feedback you can provide?
The knobs are stunning and bring me so much joy each time I use them. I am shocked at the difference between these and my former handles. Now I’m spoiled and want to replace the rest of the knobs in the house.
Will you use this hardware again in other projects/areas of your home? If so, why?
Definitely! I will be updating our kitchen/family room and bedrooms upstairs. The hardware change would be an excellent way to elevate these spaces as well.
Did you do a remodel on your entire home? If so, were there specific rooms that were more challenging than others? Why?
We are in the process of upgrading each room in our home with high-end moulding, fresh paint, stunning lighting, and eclectic décor. To keep our sanity, we are only tackling one room at a time. We allow ourselves about four to six intense weeks per space, so over the course of 18-24 months, we hope to have the top two levels of our home complete.
What are some recommendations for readers who want to do a large remodel project in their home? What are some tips for readers who want to make a transformation to their entryway?
There are some design decisions I have made because it brings me immediate joy. However, there are three major improvements I anticipate will stay in the home forever. These are the thick and intricate panel mould hung on the walls, the stunning ceiling medallions, and now the beautiful hardware we installed on the doors. Because there are seven doors in the entryway, I knew that hardware would be an important design feature.
What is your design style and how do you incorporate those decorating decisions within your homes?
I have a colorful, eclectic, and dramatic style. Unexpected and soulful pieces add so much to the feel of a home, and I love the tension created when combining two or more unlike styles.
Where or whom do you get your design inspiration from?
I am inspired by designers such as Kelly Wearstler, Miles Redd, and Christine Dovey. My favorite design periodicals in print are Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, and Domino.
When starting a design project, how do you stay organized?
I start with a mood board, keep track of my expenses in Google Sheets, and have a constantly updating to-do list.
What is next for you and your renovations/business?
I find joy in helping other people through the design process and I love bringing joy to other’s homes. So, while I will spend the next two years finishing our home and developing the Jeweled Interiors blog, I plan to eventually offer design services.