We asked top interior designers about their go-to colors; what's hot and not; market must-sees and more.This week: Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates.
How would you describe your signature style?Tailored with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Contemporary art in traditional spaces is a constant theme, too.
When and how did you know you wanted to design interiors as a career?I knew at a young age. I was the kid that was sketching floor plans instead of doing my homework.
What’s your favorite part of your job?Drawing floor plans, actually. It’s a quiet moment that seems filled with lots of possibilities. I love walking through these rooms and plans in my mind’s eye.
What’s the first piece you like to begin a room design?The architecture. The bones need to be correct to make for a seamless and complementary background.
What design "rules" do you love to break?Painting small rooms dark; the corners recede and the room actually looks larger.
What are your go-to colors?White (Benjamin Moore OC-17 always), charcoal, putty, paper bag tones.
What's hot? What's not?Brown furniture is making a big comeback.
Favorite AmericasMart destinations?Emissary, Global Views, Art & Frame Source, Palecek and many, many others.
What are some pro shopping tips at Market?
Plan your tour from the top down. Walking down a flight of stairs is easier than going up.
Put these tips to the test at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 9 - 15.
As COVID-19 rapidly evolves, it’s fascinating to watch how adeptly major sectors of our economy are adapting in order to continue business while keeping safe.
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