Identify: Jennifer Jorgensen and two pups
Location: Kingfield — Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dimension: 1,700 sq. ft
Years lived in: I bought it in 2012, so 7-ish years… I had no concept till I simply appeared up once I purchased it—that’s a very long time!
Jennifer is one half of the Minneapolis-based, customized hand-painted and printed wallpaper and furnishings firm, She She. (Kate Worum is the opposite half of She She, and we toured her dwelling, too!) An architect by commerce, Jennifer spends most of her time being artistic. Actually, her Minneapolis house is simply bursting with creativity and is a delight to discover. And whereas we don’t all have our very personal customized hand-painted wallpaper enterprise, we are able to all be taught a factor or two from Jennifer’s one-of-a-kind dwelling.
Virtually by chance, Jennifer and her pal, illustrator Kate Worum, created She She as the 2 discovered an sudden strategy to course of latest main life occasions. Earlier than they knew it, their little concept bloomed into one thing big. From complete partitions, to framed artwork adorning the partitions, She She’s fingerprints are throughout Jennifer’s dwelling.
However the creativity oozing from Jennifer’s dwelling doesn’t cease with She She. As a designer, Jennifer is aware of what she’s doing and isn’t afraid to take probabilities. From vibrant and daring furnishings to an sudden rework of the upstairs stage, Jennifer’s dwelling has one thing for everybody to get enthusiastic about.
My Fashion: I just like the everlasting objects to remain as basic and unique as doable then I add my persona and shade with artwork and furnishings which can be simply modified over time.
Inspiration: After I initially selected the everlasting finishes I needed the home to have a clean canvas artwork gallery really feel whereas preserving all the pieces unique in the home. So, I painted the partitions white and pickled the unique flooring to make the home as open and fashionable as doable and re-finished the unique woodwork in a barely darker shade than the present orange stain.
Favourite Component: I really like the move of my little bungalow—it nearly appears like an open ground plan regardless that I haven’t touched the format in any respect. The person rooms are that excellent measurement the place they by no means really feel too small, however they’re simply sufficiently small the place while you’re sitting in them you get that feeling of consolation like they’re providing you with a hug.
Greatest Problem: I purchased the home with out ever being in it and even strolling round it. I lived down the road on the time so I walked my canines previous it every single day and primarily based on the seems to be of it, I knew that it was going to be on the market someday quickly. I used to be on a piece journey in Vancouver and the home popped available on the market and there have been already a bunch of provides on it… so I naturally responded by writing a suggestion a couple of minutes later over-asking and with no inspection… I’m not aggressive in any respect.
I ended up getting the home and as soon as I used to be dwelling I came upon that the home windows had been filled with maggots and the ceilings in actual fact didn’t have crimson wallpaper, they had been in actual fact infested with field elder bugs. I moved on from this stuff, however when somebody tried to activate the water to the home and it didn’t work, I came upon that the water line to the road was damaged… it’s a boiler system so I had no water or warmth and it’s apparently in opposition to the regulation to purchase a home with out these two objects, so I needed to flip the shed I used to be shopping for right into a “home” earlier than I even owned it. So, I made a decision to nonetheless purchase the home and dealt with it—then, per week earlier than closing somebody broke into the home and stole all of the copper out of it—so, that every one needed to get changed earlier than I may shut once more. I really like this home, however it’s all the time had a dramatic persona.
What Buddies Say: They find it irresistible, however most of them would find it irresistible extra if I bought a TV and a comfier sofa.
Proudest DIY: I imply, the entire complete home.
Greatest Indulgence: Positively the yard. A few of my greatest buddies personal Walkabout Outside and so they helped me flip what was basically a pile of bricks, coated in trash, coated in lots’s value of untamed raspberry bushes, into my very own little oasis excellent for entertaining.
Greatest Recommendation: Take your time. I really like my home as a result of it tells the story of my life and travels during the last seven years—should you exit and purchase your whole furnishings without delay, it reveals.
Dream Sources: My subsequent huge venture is ending my basement; I designed it 4 years in the past and I believe I’m about prepared for an additional venture. I’ve each intention of lastly investing in my Mah Jong couch to cuddle on and watch films and I’m fairly near having a mood tantrum each time this feather palm tree ground lamp comes up in my searches as a result of it’s an absolute necessity in my newly re-done dwelling workplace.
PAINT & COLORS
Partitions and Ceiling in Complete Home — Creamy by Sherwin-Williams
Partitions in Most important Ground Bed room, Base of Stairs, and Again Stairwell —Blue Peacock by Sherwin-Williams
Classic Desk Base, Carrara Marble Tabletop — Room & Board
Murphy Couch — Room and Board
Classic ATL Audio system Paired with My Dad’s Classic Marantz File Participant.
She She Pillows on Sofa, Hand-painted and Hand-sequined in Paco y Maria Sample
Tom Dixon Flash Espresso Desk — Spherical
Classic Lilac Cane Chairs
Ruben Nusz Artwork above Hearth with Frank Gaard painted CD subsequent to it
Marc Ferrero Artwork above File Participant — This was the primary “good” piece of artwork I purchased for myself. I used to be within the south of France and the artist’s spouse advised me that this girl was in a love triangle with two completely different males, one in NYC and one in France—it hit a bit of too near dwelling so I figured that she/this portray needed to be part of my life. I immediately purchased the piece and had it shipped again to Minnesota.
Classic French Eating Desk, purchased it as a result of it was constructed the identical 12 months as my home.
Eating Chairs — Classic, had them recovered in black leather-based
Curtains — Customized-made out of cloth from Room & Board to match sofa
Partitions — Chandytown set up by She She
Classic Mid-century Trendy Dresser
Paul Sepuya Print
BASE OF STAIRS OUTSIDE OF OFFICE
Portrait of Me — Frank Gaard
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