Designer Spotlight: The Eclectic Stylings of Jen Going Interiors
This month, we feature the eclectic design talents of Jen Going Interiors. We sat down with Jen for an inspiring peek into her seamless design approach that draws on timeless vintage pieces paired with today’s modern-day vibe. Get ready to color your world as Jen takes you on a peaceful journey where old-world elements meet contemporary chic styling.
One-on-one with Jen Going Interiors
Q: Your portfolio of interior designs is so beautiful! How did you get started in the interior design industry?
A: Thank you! I started out working for Jeanne Leonard Interiors as a summer job in college and stuck with it ever since. She eventually became my mother-in-law!
Q: How would you describe your approach to interior design? What is your favorite style?
A: I like to let the architecture dictate the spirit of the space and of course I try to capture the personality of the client. I love working with many styles, but tend to gravitate towards a casual elegance.
Q: Where do you look for design inspiration?
A: Everywhere! I am constantly inspired by the beautiful colors in nature, art, and I love to tour historic homes and dig through antiques for inspiration. The classic elements of design can always be reimagined in a more modern space. Good design is eternal.
Q: What are some key décor elements that really tie together a room?
A: I always try to incorporate some natural elements, varying textures and patterns, and a combination of vintage and contemporary pieces.
Q: Every room in the house must be fun to design, but do you have a favorite?
A: I always find that you can have a lot of fun with a powder room or a bar. You can pack a lot of personality into small spaces!
Q: Bold colors, geometric patterns, and traditional designs seem to be very popular this year. Is there a particular trend that you’re excited about?
A: In general, I try to veer away from anything too trendy. My design focus has always been classic and timeless. It all comes back into style at one point or another, so the most important thing is to create spaces that feel comfortable to my clients and function well with the way they live. I like to push people out of their comfort zones a bit when we are working on more colorful projects. Designing a color palate often requires trust. It takes a lot of experience to know how colors and patterns will work together throughout a house.
Q: Name three things you consider must-haves for a great room or family room where people like to gather.
A: Of course a beautiful, inviting carpet, comfortable and well-designed seating, and interesting artwork—which is always a great conversation starter.
Q: Any words of wisdom for a young person who thinks they want to be an interior designer?
A: Follow your passion, take risks, and stay curious!
We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Jen Going Interiors. Whether it inspired you to embrace the colors of nature in your own décor or go antiquing for that great vintage find, we are here to help you design the room of your dreams!
We invite you to visit Country Carpet—either virtually, or in-person—at our showroom to explore the many design options that are available. You can schedule an appointment at a time that works best for you. And walk-ins are always welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.
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