Oh, I Design is the creative outlet of interior designer Jessica Klein BSc. Here on her blog she shares and collaborates on all things design and lifestyle related, focusing on interiors. Here she stores all her work, finds and inspiration as a platform for all her audience, friends and supporters, to use as a kind of springboard to bounce off her ideas, tips and findings. From her design studio she focuses on interiors, photo-shoots and event styling; and even when she’s not in the studio or blogging, you’ll find her with a coffee and design magazine in hand. So we are pleased to bring you the Designer Insights of Jessica Klein.
Image Credit: 1) West Elm 2) Anthropologie 3) CB2 4) Room & Board 5) School House Electric
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
It’s hard for me to define my personal style as I am attracted to pieces of a variety of design styles. However, my eye is typically drawn to Danish furniture and I love an edited, yet layered space.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I begin by pulling images from magazines + online, fabrics and any other textures or items that will set the tone for the project. I curate a mini mood board in my studio for me to refer to throughout the project.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Jenny Livits, the owner of Pink Lagoon in Del Mar, California. She is a successful business woman + mom and was a dream to work with while I was just starting out in San Diego. I will never forget this piece of advice she shared with me, “I always hire people that are experts in areas that I am not. Although I love style and design, I’m not an interior designer”. I think that’s a big part of what has made her so successful.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
I have to get outside. Whether it’s for coffee or visiting a few home decor shops in Boston, stepping out of the studio where I can get easily distracted gets the creative engines running.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Not letting fear get in the way of what I love to do and who I aspire to be. Social media has played a HUGE role in what lead to where I am now. I have been blogging and building a community through various social platforms for over 5 years now and still going strong. My advice would be to follow your gut and when all else fails...google it.