Design Soulmate: Jenny Wolf Interiors

Design Soulmate: Jenny Wolf Interiors

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I first became familiar with Jenny Wolf Interiors when I was a junior at Wofford. My passion for interior design was swelling, and I'd reached out to the college's career counselor to discuss my design interests and job opportunities. I learned about Dakota Willimon, a Wofford alumna and fellow Art History major, who was working in New York City for Jenny. It was a powerful feeling seeing another Wofford Art History major go on to be so successful working for such an incredible firm. I quickly became absolutely enamored with their work and an admirer from afar, and it's not hard to see why.

A brass train rack, like the one used above as an entry catchall, is a nice alternative to boring hooks. I spy one of my favorite Urban Electric  fixtures !

A brass train rack, like the one used above as an entry catchall, is a nice alternative to boring hooks. I spy one of my favorite Urban Electric fixtures!

A lot of designers love the quote "God is in the details." But not all designers are masters of this. Like most people, I'm a sucker for the details, and Jenny Wolf nails them. In all of her projects, the attention to the small things is what elevates her spaces into rooms with endless depth and character. 

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New Orleans born, Jenny opened her firm in 2011 after working for Ralph Lauren and earning a degree in Interior Design from Parsons. She believes "a home should reflect the sensibilities of the people living in it, showcasing the things they love and have collected over time." She also echoes one of my own beliefs: "When you buy things you love, they always find a way to work together." 

Layering is key. The secret to visually appealing details is a variety  —  of height, material, textures, new and old.

Layering is key. The secret to visually appealing details is a variety of height, material, textures, new and old.

It's no secret that blue grays and whale blues and whale grays and all the combinations thereof make me weak in the knees —but I'm also inexplicably drawn to European mounts (I'll owe that one to my brother's influence.) Several of Jenny's spaces utlize both, which gets a giant two-thumbs up from me.

Blue gray STRIPES?  Gold-framed nude sketches?? I might faint!  Perfection.

Blue gray STRIPES?  Gold-framed nude sketches?? I might faint!  Perfection.

There they are! There's just something about a collection of European mounts that feels so...right.

There they are! There's just something about a collection of European mounts that feels so...right.

Let it be known that this is the paint color of my future closet.

Let it be known that this is the paint color of my future closet.

I could go on and on about what makes her work so amazing, but I'll let it speak for itself:

The vintage -looking powder blue Smeg refrigerator and the built-in chalkboard make the kitchen feel playful and casual, the perfect family gathering spot.

The vintage -looking powder blue Smeg refrigerator and the built-in chalkboard make the kitchen feel playful and casual, the perfect family gathering spot.

One of my favorite bathroom vignettes. So masculine...then wham! Those vivid orange roses. 

One of my favorite bathroom vignettes. So masculine...then wham! Those vivid orange roses. 

Sari's Arbitrary Design Rule: Every house should have a gold, round convex mirror.  And probably a Le Tigre silk velvet lumbar pillow, too, if we're being serious. 

Sari's Arbitrary Design Rule: Every house should have a gold, round convex mirror.  And probably a Le Tigre silk velvet lumbar pillow, too, if we're being serious. 

Trying to capture this eclectic feel in your own apartment or home? Go antique shopping! Mixing in antique paintings, accessories and furniture makes a space so much more interesting than using all squeaky clean West Elm or Ikea.

Trying to capture this eclectic feel in your own apartment or home? Go antique shopping! Mixing in antique paintings, accessories and furniture makes a space so much more interesting than using all squeaky clean West Elm or Ikea.

You might think black doesn't belong in a little girl's room, but Jenny just proved you wrong. It so, so belongs. 

You might think black doesn't belong in a little girl's room, but Jenny just proved you wrong. It so, so belongs. 

I'm also a  big fan of vintage trunks used as coffee tables. 

I'm also a  big fan of vintage trunks used as coffee tables. 

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If you want a bathroom you don't have to remodel in 10 years, white subway tile will never go out of style. Black and brass accents make this monochromatic powder feel so clean and fresh.

If you want a bathroom you don't have to remodel in 10 years, white subway tile will never go out of style. Black and brass accents make this monochromatic powder feel so clean and fresh.

Design tip: if you often use your coffee table for snacks, board games, or to kick your feet up on, keeping your accessories on a tray helps keep the surface clear at a moment's notice (and sure is pretty to look at!)

Design tip: if you often use your coffee table for snacks, board games, or to kick your feet up on, keeping your accessories on a tray helps keep the surface clear at a moment's notice (and sure is pretty to look at!)

Love Jenny's taste as much as I do? Check out some of my inspired finds below. Lastly, I spy a Paule Marrot print in this living room above. Stay tuned for my next post — I'll tell you a little more about the Parisian textile artist and show you which print I purchased for myself — one of my first big design purchases! 

Artist Spotlight: Paule Marrot

Artist Spotlight: Paule Marrot

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