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14 Nov

Shop the Show Influencer Q&A: Jenny Komenda

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The reigning queen of accessible design

We’re looking ahead to an exciting, brand new season of Shop the Show at AmericasMart! We’ll be checking in with each of our talented influencers, including interior designer Jenny Komenda. Jenny is the founder of the popular blog "Little Green Notebook" (created in 2007), as well as the interior designer behind Juniper Home, a Phoenix-based interiors media and products company.

Jenny’s interior design work and products have been featured in publications ranging from "House Beautiful" and "HGTV" magazine to "Vogue" and the "Wall Street Journal." She is a contributing editor for "Domino" magazine, was named as a designer to watch by "Elle Decor" and was dubbed the reigning queen of accessible design by "Better Homes and Gardens."

We pulled back the curtain on this inspiring designer’s background, and got some fresh tips on what she’s scouting at market for 2019 and beyond. Read on for more from Jenny!


Fun Facts: 

  • I have four daughters and a giant standard poodle named Linus.
  • I love to travel! Every year we make it a goal to go to at least two international destinations with our kids. This year we went to Sweden and Mexico. Next year will be China and Brazil.
  • I’m obsessed with food and love to cook. If I ever get sick of interiors (not likely!), my back up career would be in food!


Inspired by: 

It is hard to pick just one person, but I am really inspired by Jenna Lyons. Her style both in fashion and interiors are on another level for me. She is the ultimate cool girl. 


Her celebrity dream client: 

I am obsessed with Diane Keaton’s book, "The House That Pinterest Built." I think she would be an incredible collaborator on big budget project!


3 Must-Haves for next season & beyond: 

I am all about patina and texture right now! At the top of my list are: 

  • Rattan
  • Plaster walls
  • Unlacquered, living metals


3 Go-To Colors for next season & beyond: 

  • Rust
  • Peachy nude
  • Eucalyptus green


What’s new: 

Off-white is the new white.


Upcoming trends she’s scouting at market: 

I’m looking forward to seeing more of the caned and rattan furniture trend at market. I especially like seeing it applied in less boho, more modern forms. I am really hoping there are more basket pendants!


Watch what happens when leading lifestyle influencers descend on AmericasMart for the Atlanta Market and share their expertly-curated discoveries! They will zero-in on fabulous finds, killer products and hot trends for the next season and beyond. Learn more about Shop the Show and follow along with #ShoptheShowATL.

Join us for a lush and lavish garden party on Floor 18 in Building 1, weaving through your favorite holiday and floral showrooms, along with a special meet and greet with AmericasMart’s Shop the Show influencers. Jenny will highlight some of her favorite seasonal merchandise and decorative accessories. Get hands-on with Atlanta-based retailer and blogger extraordinaire Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha, who will workshop some creative ideas in mantel decorating with party guests and whip up her signature holiday cocktail, Poinsettia Punch. Author and entertaining guru Annette Joseph will share some fresh ideas in floral-inspired tabletop styling and sign her latest book, Cocktail Italiano. Chat it up with Consort co-founders Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone as they offer their style tips. On the Green, at Eighteen | A Shop The Show Soirée is hosted by Accent Decor and other Building 1, Floor 18 showrooms on Friday, January 11 at 4 p.m.  

Catch Jenny and her fellow Shop the Show influencers at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 8-15, 2019. 


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