Jessica Lagrange Interiors LLC

Inspiration: Design Ideas

On every project, we aim to do meaningful, creative design work. Along the way to reaching our goals, we draw inspiration from many sources—our clients’ lifestyles, the creations of a master furniture craftsman, a stunning sculpture from an up-and-coming artist. Interior design requires an intimate knowledge of many different disciplines and resources, to which our eyes are always open. In our aptly named Inspiration blog, we share the products, trends, artisans, muses and merchants we encounter, and hope they fill you with discovery, delight and, most significantly, knowledge to help you lead a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing life.

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5 Ways Luxury Interior Designers Look at Homes That You Don’t

5 Ways Luxury Interior Designers Look at Homes That You Don’t

How do we make choices when we’re doing a home?  As interior designers, we often use ideas and elements that our clients would never think of trying on their own, so they assume that we have an innate talent for pulling things together.  Some of us do, but it takes much more than inborn talent to think like a luxury interior designer. Read more


Why Are Design Trends Important? Our Take & Our 3 Top Trends

Why Are Design Trends Important? Our Take & Our 3 Top Trends

Trends come and go with lightening speed in every field, from fashion to tech.  But in luxury interior design, trends often involve a huge price tag and we create interiors that are meant to last. That means we embrace ideas and items that allow us to craft timeless interiors. So why do we care about design trends? Read more


Anxious and Stressed? 5 Ways to De-stress with Design

Anxious and Stressed? 5 Ways to De-stress with Design

If you head for the movies, book a massage or hit the gym when your stress is at an all-time high, it’s time to re-think that strategy. “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort,” wrote Jane Austen in “Emma.” Today, scientific research shows Jane was way ahead of her time. Our homes play a major role in our health and happiness. That’s why they should be designed to reduce stress and anxiety. Read more


What Do Luxury Buyers and Renters Want In Their Homes?

What Do Luxury Buyers and Renters Want In Their Homes?

In the real estate market, luxury homes aren’t necessarily huge, lavish or exorbitantly expensive today.  From our work with developers on the interior design of their projects’ lobbies and model apartments, we’ve seen the concept of luxury become far more personal—and even quirky.  It can mean proximity to family and friends; features and amenities that make life easy; and more. Read more


Gardening 102: How I Made My Garden Grow In Impossible Conditions

Gardening 102: How I Made My Garden Grow In Impossible Conditions

Gardening is hard work. It wreaks havoc on backs, knees, manicures and muscles you never knew you had. But the results (your own little paradise!) are well worth the effort and expense. That’s why I slaved away on my yard, a nice piece of land but gets little sun, for years. I spent thousands on hardy perennials. Yet everything died—until landscape architect Doug Hoerr came up with a brilliant way to make my garden grow. Read more


2017 Holiday Gift Giving Simplified: Go For The Gold

2017 Holiday Gift Giving Simplified: Go For The Gold

Look around, take a whiff. The magic of the holidays and freshly cut evergreens fill the air. But along with the season comes deadlines to decorate, cook and shop for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list. There’s no need to fight crowds or search countless online sites. We’ve done the advance work for you and found what your potential recipients will treasure: special home accessories in the season’s most dazzling hue--glittering gold. Read more


7 Sweet Little Lamps To Light Up The Long, Dark, Winter Nights

7 Sweet Little Lamps To Light Up The Long, Dark, Winter Nights

And Illuminating Advice in our Downloadable Winter Lighting Guide. We all know the saying “spring forward, fall back.” We fell back last weekend and gained a blissful extra hour in bed, but it’s a short-lived treat. Now we have to face those, long, dark, cold winter nights that creep up on us way too early and won’t let up until daylight saving time comes back in March.  Read more


The Cause For Carpets, Inspired By Our Carpet For A Cause

The Cause For Carpets, Inspired By Our Carpet For A Cause

Magic carpets are the stuff of fairy tales. But given the foundational and functional influence an area carpet can have in a home, the name fits. Area carpets can add beauty, style, warmth, comfort, luxury and noise control to a space, and are even credited with improving indoor air quality. That makes them not only utilitarian, but also downright all-powerful!  Read more


Why Hire An Interior Designer?  DIY Blunders Add Up To Big $$$

Why Hire An Interior Designer?  DIY Blunders Add Up To Big $$$

Thanks to the onslaught of free decorating advice available online and in books, magazines and stores, everyone thinks they can be their own interior designer.  How easy it’s become to complete a dream residence on your own, and dodge the interior design fees. Read more


Move Over Marie Kondo:  3 Rules for Decluttering the JLI Way

Move Over Marie Kondo:  3 Rules for Decluttering the JLI Way

Most of us own too much stuff.  For example, the average U.S. household contains about 300,000 things, notes the Los Angeles Times.   Of course, too much stuff is only a problem if it bothers its owner, and clearly it does: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by their personal clutter, and 78% of us have no idea what to do with it, noted a recent National Association of Professional Organizers survey.  It accumulates—in closets, basements, garages and more.  Read more


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