The Giving Back Gift Guide

Giving back to the community is something that is usually on people's minds as the holidays get closer, and J&K is no exception to that! We have compiled a few of our favorite companies that allow you to buy gifts for your family and friends, while also positively contributing to the community. 


Thistle Farms is an amazing organization that helps women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. Their mission is to "Heal, Empower, and Employ". They provide the women with housing and create a strong community to help them along their journey. The particular product we have chosen from Thistle Farms is a Reenergize Set. The gift is gender neutral, and the products are formulated to soothe and uplift. 


Maple Hill Beard Co. is a business that caters to men and their grooming products. The company is local to Tennessee, and they  support surrounding quality businesses, such as TruBee Honey, an raw and unpasturized product that is used in their grooming products!. They also plan to continue to give back to the community as their business grows! 


Branded Collective is a company that helps empower people who have been a victim of human trafficking. Economic independence and work are their main concern. Each item they sell features a number and an initial. The number and initial belongs to the survivor who made your item. On their website, you can look up the number and read their story! This company also allows you to register the number and send a "Message of Hope" to the survivor. 


Able is a lifestyle brand that empowers women and gives them a job with dignity. Their goal is to end generational poverty by working with women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances. The headquarters are in Nashville, TN but this product is also being produced in Ethiopia, Mexico, and Peru. 


"A Pay It Forward Company" is The Giving Key's mission. When you purchase an item from this company, you are giving an opportunity to someone who is transitioning out of homelessness. 114,876 hours of work have been created so far! Also, The Giving Keys has provided jobs for over 70 people. Each of their products has an inspirational word. The company wants you to embrace that word, and then pass it on to someone who needs it. 

All of these gifts are perfect for the Holiday Season or any special occasion for that matter! You're giving to your loved ones and to those in need. Its a total win win in J&K's book! Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your loved ones. Cheers to 2018!

Interior Design Book Must Haves

Here at J&K we are constantly learning new things about Interior Design, and we are so thankful that we have some amazing literature to learn from. Although we do not always have much leisure time around the office, we find it so important to make time for research and for learning. Obviously we are huge fans of social media (and we are glad you are too), but our first love are books! There is something special about holding a book in your hand that almost automatically makes you feel calm, intelligent (for those of us who do not read much), and excited to be transported to a different world. And lets be honest, who wouldn't want to be transported to Kelly Wearstlers world, to her library or to the AH-MAZING Avalon Hotel.

This week we are sharing, in no particular order, our Interior Design Book Must Haves. Each of these books have inspired our career in Interior Design, as well as our own homes. Also, in this particular case, we hope that you guys do judge these books by their covers. The exterior of these books are beautiful (they make for the best coffee table books!) and each page is just as beautiful and holds a multitude of important information!