Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we’re going with a modern Spanish look with the Gentry Project, which means there will most definitely be a healthy dose of patterned tile! I love that patterned tile brings instant personality into a home. We are working to finalize selections this week for two different patterns (one for the kitchen backsplash around the range and one for the master bathroom) that are unique but play well together. Trust me when I say we have searched to the ends of the earth and the internet for patterned tile (cement, ceramic and porcelain alike!) that is both on the affordable side and has that effortless California cool vibe and colors.
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram stories, you know all about our Gentry Project. I thought I would give you a little back story here!
While I have LOVED doing client work for most of my career, some really big things are happening this year with Juniper Studio that have made it tricky to feel like I have a good handle on that client relationship that is so important to me. So for a few months now I have not been taking on any additional clients while I focus on these new business ideas. It’s been scary to branch out and to have to turn down really cool client opportunities (there were a couple of commercial jobs that were so tempting!!), but I know that it’s so important to say no thanks to good things so we can say yes (more like, YES!!!!!) to the really great things.
Many of you know that we live and work in Mesa, AZ, my home town, and I care deeply about this community of half a million that still feels like a small town. We have a great stock of historic and mid-century homes just waiting to be loved on and prettied up for the sweet, hardworking people that live here and want to raise their families in this community.
One of my dreams for more than a decade now has been to rehab old houses in Mesa and other communities in the East Valley of Phoenix, and then also do a pop-up shop in the finished house before selling it. The timing finally felt right this year to move my design business to this model, and the stars aligned when my friend and brilliant real estate agent Amy from Sonny Daily introduced me to the amazing people at Treehouse Contracting Group. Honest, careful, cost-conscience and FAST are all words that come to mind after working with Treehouse as the contractors on the Gentry Project. Seriously, I can’t recommend them enough if you are looking for a good contractor in the Phoenix area!
This post is not meant to skip over all of the good stuff, I promise! We’ll dig deep into the design process and plans with tons of posts and even video reveals that I’m super excited about. It’s mostly meant to be an update on why I am not taking on new clients for at least a few more months and a formal intro to this project that so many of you have shown love for on Instagram already! The really fun part is starting to happen, so I hope you’ll continue to follow along! The flooring goes in next week, which is when a project really starts to take shape for me. I can’t wait to see our beautiful white oak floors installed! And our custom modern iron frame front door going in the week after that is going to be a show-stopper! :)
Here’s a little video I took on my phone right before all the demo started. (Warning: the production quality here is coming in at a level zero! Ha! I promise the new videos will be a LOT better!) It was funny for me to watch this again and remember just how bad this house was before. The kitty litter rake in the gravel bath tub surround?! (gasp!) It was also funny to hear all the layout plans we had in the beginning that we have switched up now. Sometimes you just gotta get in there and open up some walls before you can really feel what needs to happen in a home, am I right?
I can’t wait to finish up this Spanish-modern, California-cool home in the next couple of weeks! Here are some of our inspiration images below. What would you like to see happen in this house?
Friends, I just wanted to take a second to say thank you. I have felt SO much love and support and general extra sweetness from you all the past couple weeks especially since we made the announcement about growing the team and moving to a new studio space. Juniper Studio is now a team of eight women working together to run, expand or launch five different areas of my business. To say I feel stretched right now is an understatement, but I’ve also never been more excited for the future. Thanks, as always, for following along and for being so generous and gentle with me as I take these wobbly baby steps! :)
Every Friday, we’re hoping to post a short round up of things that we have been OBSESSING over that week. We’re calling the series Love Notes and the posts will mostly be hot tips on super sale items, or shop updates, or just something we saw online that we can’t stop thinking about. Also, so many of you have asked for a few fashion posts here or there. I want to keep this site mostly dedicated to interiors and lifestyle ideas and suggestions, but I think this Love Notes series will be a fun place to mention the clothing items you all ask me the most about on Insta stories. Like my gold circle necklace. Half of the DMs in my Insta are about that thing! :) Is there anything else you’d like to see of these posts? I’d love to hear! And in the meantime, here’s our first Love Note! Happy weekend!! xo Jenny
As you may have heard, we are retiring three prints from Jenny’s Print Shop to make room for the new prints coming next week! Vacancy, Saguaro Lake, and Ponderosa are all leaving the shop and for the next couple of days before they go for good, they are just $8 each! We are also probably ending the reusable “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” promo, so be sure to grab your three favorite prints before the offer is gone!
Also, we’re going to be watching the #jennysprintshop hashtag feed closely and we’ll be picking a winner every Wednesday on our print shop insta to give a code for THREE free prints! So, if you’ve bought some prints in the past, be sure to snap and share a photo of your styled JPS prints and tag us! We love seeing all the beautiful ways you’ve styled your prints!
Urban Outfitters is having a 25% off sale this weekend on lots of their home stuff. I bought all four versions (white, black, brown and natural) of these super cute, super affordable wooden print holders! How PERFECT for a Jenny’s Print Shop print, right? For only $9.99, Costco makes huge 20×30″ prints that would fit perfectly in these dowel print holders!
While you’re shopping the Urban sale, don’t miss their bedding selection! It’s totally acceptable to be a grown woman with neon pink striped sheets, right?? Sure hope so.
We are also still loving this adorable plug in sconce that we featured in our “6 Easy Steps for a Super Dreamy Bedroom” post. They are on big time sale right now, so snag a couple before they are gone. These would be equally amazing flanking an upholstered headboard or on the walls of kids bunks!
And here are some of our favorite clothes from the sale. My all-time favorite black jeans aren’t included in the sale sadly, but they have a really similar version for a great price!
Need a place to hang all of those new clothes from the N*Sale? I did this yarn-wrapped hanger DIY a few years ago and I still love seeing those hangers in our coat closet. Such a happy surprise and a fun pop of color! They makes a great gift and it’s an easy project to involve kids!
Big news, guys! These indigo shibori pillows are on super sale right now!! We used them on a beach house project last year and they are so gorgeous in person! Such a good price for a pillow that size. Hurry up and snag a few before they are all gone!