Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why Hire A Designer ?

(1)  Saves hassle and expense of working around the unexpected
          (2)  Keeps your ideas focused
                       (3)  Saves errors in space planning, color, and lighting ....

Many homeowners express a desire to work with a designer and yet are often afraid to make the call.  Design fees and project plans can be tailored to your needs and budget.

Do you need additional pieces to complete your room or an entire house furnished?  Do you need to update your home? ........  bring new color to your space?........give new life to a room?   I can provide floor plans, paint colors, and shop on your behalf for sofas, chairs, tables, flooring window coverings, lighting, accessories - whatever your heart desires

Most of all we will save you months of research, provide you personal service, create your personal style, and help you "translate your dreams into reality!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Renewal, Rejuvenation, and Optimism


So many many colors many patterns and textures to choose!   How can you renew your favorite space, bring new life to a tired room, or start all over again for a fresh look?  Making a conscious choice in terms of color and materials that satisfy our need for brighter, more positive surroundings is the first step.

You would be surprised what a difference taking the first step will make.  Sometimes we just need a bit of guidance to set a plan in motion.  Do you love the radiant quality of a sparkling ocean or crisp greens that are accented by coral pink, violet or sunny yellow?  Maybe you prefer the exotic warmth of dusty earth tones with clay, gold, brown, soft orange...........which translates easily into global inspired patterns in upholstery, rugs, and exotic shapes in furniture..  Maybe the new neutrals with a certain strength gives you a great base that translates taupe or charcoal that is livened up with vivid bright accents, dashes of color in pillows , paint or decorative accessories.

I would be glad to help you "translate your dreams into reality".  Would a consultation help you get started?

We could put together a package that will fulfill you needs -  from consult to completion.  Call 858 755-3593 or email: for a personal appointment.  Spring is here...........this is a great time to start.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tips to Create Change in Time for the Holidays

Yikes!  Thanksgiving has passed and we are approaching December 2012 at lightening speed, but there is still time to make major changes that look like a big splurge.  You can get lots of style without spending a fortune.

Here are some tips that I hope will help:

     (1)  Paint fireplace - change outdated brassy trim
     (2)  Change panels on doors or bookcases by painting or wall covering
     (3)  Create a new space plan - better conversation areas, comfy niche
     (4)  New lamp, fixture or lighting (nothing shows in the dark)
     (5)  Add or change an area rug to define a space or add color
     (6)  Redress upholstery with pillows
     (7)  Add trim, nail heads to sofa, chair.....perhaps headboard
     (8)  Change artwork, photographs...........table to wall.......vica versa
     (9)  Use special pieces in new adventurous
    (10) Think outside the box - with color, furniture, texture and fabric

Let me know what you think.  Please take some pictures and feel free to ask questions.  You can reach me 24/7 at:  If you need some help with time, let me know.  This is a good time to create new spaces that you can enjoy for a long time.

Wishing you a fabulous holiday season.  Hugs,   Sheila

Friday, August 10, 2012

Monica and me - LVWM 2012

Monica Pedersen of HGTV and I met about 4 years ago at the Las Vegas World Market and have been friends ever since!  Always fun to catch up with this beautiful and warm personality. This year's market had many exciting products and the special seminar that Monica gives always provides a great overview of new things.  It is appropriately titled "First Look - New Products & Trends".  Glad that she can do a preview to help me see "everything".

So much to see in a few days, but lots of finds.  Definitely something for everyone!  Colors range from bright and bold to matte and minerals, overcast and shadowy to pretty and modern.  White, earth tones, dramatic prints - lots of "hair-on hide" furnishings which celebrate the simple, authentic and rugged beauty of objects.  Horns of the majestic stage inspires accessories.  Eclectic accent furniture mixed with classic pieces looks just right.  Hollywood glam to past perfect nostalgia is there to create your personal style.  All kinds of special lighting, accessories, centerpieces, fabulous area rugs in amazing textures,patterns.  Beautiful, rich colors are front and center to help create a fresh look and give your home a new vibe!

I have lots of photos and new products to share.  Best of all your space is always personalized.  It should reflect YOU.  Let me know if you have questions.....want to create new spaces........refresh existing spaces.  We can translate dreams into reality.  It's easier than you think!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


I must confess that I have not been diligent about posting..........spring ran away and here we are in July.  Lots going on this summer to share with you.  Hopefully some food for thought, too.

Translating dreams into reality is still and always will be the main focus of JMS Interiors!  It is what we do.  Included in the "translation" is:  (1) value, (2) price, (3) selection, (4) quality, and (5) confidence and trust.  All makes your project successful, regardless of the scope.

Helping you develop a budget is most important and something I need to be aware of so that I can plan accordingly ........ are we planning buying a BMW or a KIA?  If we do not have a plan, how can we begin?  We can work from stock to custom, depending on your comfort zone and the parameters of your space.  We can confirm your wants and needs to give you direction and certainly a head start on your new space(s).  Give yourself the gift of comfort, beauty and function.

There are very exciting colors, furniture, lighting shapes and materials, fabric and accessories just waiting for you.  I will be bringing back new ideas and new sources from the summer furniture market............I am sure there will be great stuff from Organic to elegant and everything in between for your indoor and outdoor spaces.  Please let me know if there is something special on your wish list.

Enjoy the summer! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Where does the time go?

            How did it get to be mid April so fast? Seems that Spring 2012 has been a busy and exciting time with many fun projects that have allowed me the privilege of personal designs for some lovely families.  Sorry there hasn't been more time to blog.  There will be more photos very soon.  Such fun to see before and afters.  Most of all, I love seeing how changes in textures and colors bring new meaning to our homes and smiles to the families who take this leap of faith.

            The fun part is seeing things come together.  The not so much fun part is the unexpected delay of product.  I am impatient by nature and strive to do projects in a smooth and timely manner.  I guess it is still not a perfect world.  However, part of my job as a designer is to take care of the details, so my clients can just enjoy the finished project.

            Do you have any special questions?  Photos to share of a space that might need a bit of tweaking?  Just email me at:  I promise to answer .  Talk to you soon.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The way it was.........

Doesn't this bathroom look a bit generic?  Just wait and see what happens to this rather typical and somewhat vanilla bathroom!  It will still have a vanity, toilet, and tub - but I bet you won't believe your eyes.

In a couple of weeks I will post the completion of this renovation.  I can't wait to share this great makeover and it will not be an April Fool's joke!!  When a good designer meets the challenge amazing things happen.  When  a client expresses their wants and is willing to trust and go the extra mile for a one-time makeover, extraordinary results are possible.

Appropriate lighting, colors, shapes, and textures really do breathe new life into tired spaces.  My client had special wants, and after in depth conversations about the reality of a physically limiting space, I was able to guide her to sources and options that would be both beautiful and functional.  We were also able to use a special antique mirror with all new furnishings to bring harmony and interest to an intrinsically bland space.   Love it when creative juices flow and we can bring a client's personality front and center!

Stay tuned for the big reveal.  Do you have a challenge?  Comments and questions are welcomed  at: