Some say that design is in their DNA. It wouldn’t be a stretch to make this claim about Jennifer. As a child, she spent her weekends tooling around flea markets in search of cool vintage items to improve the décor of her room. By the time she hit her teens, she scored an after-school job turning plain spaces spectacular for a prestigious event planner in her hometown of Bloomfield Hills. And summers, she attended intensive arts programs, first studying graphic design at Cranbrook Academy of Art, then later painting and drawing at NYC’s Parson’s School of Design.
It was only natural that her abiding ardor for a wide range of artistic pursuits would lead her to a career in interior design. No one in her family was surprised when she earned her Bachelor of Science in interior design at Indiana University. Since that time, she has worked at some of Chicago’s most prestigious luxury interior design firms.
Most recently, she was an interior designer and project manager at Brynn Olson Design Group, where she gained extensive experience in the technical and creative aspects of the field. While there, she honed her penchant for inventive solutions, developed her predilection to pay acute attention to detail and found she has an uncanny ability to multi-task.
Before that, Jennifer was a design coordinator and atelier assistant at Branca Inc., where she was involved in everything from fabric and product development to production for photo shoots for Elle Décor, Architectural Digest and other prominent design publications. Prestigious internships with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and, fatefully for us, Jessica Lagrange Interiors give her a deeper foundation in design and make her a natural in her current role at JLI.
Whether she’s hitting a favorite restaurant, a chic boutique, an exotic locale or just perusing her favorite design-focused social contacts, Jennifer is constantly observing and analyzing her surroundings. It’s part of her infinite quest for new ideas that she can translate to the projects she works on at JLI. While her own style can be best described as bold, sophisticated and collected, she believes “a space should be a reflection of how you live, not how you want to be perceived.”