The January Edit

The first month of 2021 is nearly over, and our team is racing to keep up with all that’s ahead. As previously discussed in our new year’s goals post, we have so many fun reveals and studio announcements in the works, but in the meantime, we’re keeping quite busy with our project lineup and wouldn’t have it any other way.

You might have caught on Instagram that last week our Senior Designer, Laura, and I headed out west to Idaho for a site visit that’s been months in the making. We spent our time checking in on every last detail and ensuring the entire space comes together. One of our primary goals was to select furniture pieces that support the existing architecture and landscape, while also bringing in that signature layer of warmth that’s key to our aesthetic. I’m happy to report that we’re almost there, and as an added bonus, the trip gave Laura and I a chance to swap recommendations that I’ve included in this month’s iteration of The Edit.

From interior inspirations to a new podcast series to the top products in our (online) shopping carts, consider this a recap of everything that made our month brighter.

Design: Studio Shamshiri | Photography: Stephen Johnson


If you’ve been around the blog for any length of time, you know I love a good podcast series. Especially if there’s an element of mystery involved. Earlier in the month, I came across Chameleon: The Hollywood Con Queen and binge-listened to the entire series in just two days. It follows the true story of an infamous Hollywood scam and the mastermind behind it. I found each episode so riveting and mind-blowing at the same time. If true crime is one of your favorite podcast genres, this series will hook you from the get-go.


As we prep for many current and upcoming projects around the JMI studio, we are saving so much inspiration over on Pinterest. We’ve curated image boards in nearly every category, and we’d love to have you join us for interior inspiration on the daily.

Side note: if you’re interested in more of our design inspiration and direction for 2021, read this post and you can also catch our thoughts on flooring trends for 2021 in Apartment Therapy.


I recently discovered the Black Beyond Measure collection at Target, and to say it’s awesome would be an understatement. The collection invests in Black creators and Black culture, and there are so many beautiful pieces in categories across the board. Many of my favorites involve the skincare brand, ROSEN, but I also have my eye on several wardrobe picks and homewares.

Note: if you call Minnesota home and are looking to support local creatives, be sure to check out this wall calendar from Jena Holliday of Spoonful of Faith. It’s currently sold out online, but is still available at a few stores around the metro!

When Laura introduced me to Lulu Organics on our recent trip to Idaho, I knew I had to give their products a try. She recommended I try their hair powder, and I’m officially sold. It’s the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used, and I consider myself quite the product connoisseur!

In the wardrobe department, I’ve added a few new pieces to my winter closet in an effort to step up my new year style. I’m loving so many pieces from Madewell these days—these toffee-toned chino pants, included!

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