Portland based interior designer and stylist Jenna Sheingold is known for her spunky designs and get-it-done attitude.
When Jenna first stopped into City Home to shop for projects, we could tell by her bold yet light-hearted selections that her spaces were going to be seriously inspiring.
One of Jenna’s latest projects prominently features a few City Home pieces, so she invited us in for a first look.
THE WHISKEY LOUNGE
Featured products: Tufo Sectional and Loloi Pillow from City Home. Photo by Christopher Dibble Photography.
Jenna’s client's husband loves whiskey and she wanted to create a chill space for him to share his whiskey collection with friends.
The space also serves as a sitting room for their guest bedroom, so it needed to feel cohesive and flow between rooms.
Jenna’s vision with the overall space was to feel traveled and worldly while still feeling contemporary. She chose a blue and green palate with fabrics to contrast the reddish-orange of the room’s cedar-planked walls.
On the hunt for the perfect seating, Jenna wanted something that was versatile. Jenna says finding the Tufo from City Home was hitting the jackpot for this room with its chairs that can be pushed together as one big sectional and can also separate into club chairs.
THE BREAKFAST NOOK
Featuring the Fela Tassel Chandelier from City Home, designed by Justina Blakeney. Photo by Christopher Dibble Photography.
Jenna wanted to add a layer of ease and comfort to her client's kitchen remodel, since they love to entertain and have 2 little boys.
The goal for the space was to feel casual but still chic. They found that balance in the classic shape of the bench and the bohemian feeling of the Fela Tassel Chandelier from City Home.
The client loves color, so they added a pom pom garland and cutout paper elephant garland to tie in other colors from across the house. The client now sits in this little corner with her coffee on Saturday mornings while her boys do art projects!
Q&A WITH JENNA SHEINGOLD
Q: How do you describe your work to the world?
A: My work is best described as Playful Modern. I love to play with color, shape, and scale, but you'll always find a lot of clean lines in my spaces.
Q: What’s your favorite project you worked on last year?
A: I love working with a variety of clients because they all challenge me in different ways. This particular project has definitely been the most fun, as I've worked on a bunch of different projects with this client over the years, so we have a really good rapport. She's willing to take chances that some of my other clients might need a little more convincing of. She loves color almost as much as I do!
A: The project is moving very fast! We are so excited for everyone to get to see it this summer.
Q: What are your top tips for quick interior design updates to DIY?
A: The easiest thing you can do to change up a room is to layer in new pillows, throws, and accessories. Spaces should be ever-evolving with our lives, and I encourage our clients to continue to buy new accessories whenever they see something that they love. A lot of our clients will have us back to restyle their spaces after they've lived in it for awhile because they want a refresh. Without having to buy a ton of new stuff, we help our client's spaces feel brand new again.
Q: What are some your favorite places in Portland?
A: My favorite places to find interesting objets from local makers are Mantel and Spartan Shop. Base Modern and Bosque Design are a few of my favorite local accessories makers. I love to go to Midnight Sunlight (and of course City Home!) for great, affordable vintage.
Q: We just heard about your new podcast - That’s So Millennial - with stylist Jyssica Yelas, a forum where you talk about style, home, tech, business + more. What can folks expect if they tune in?
A: That's So Millennial has been such a fun outlet for me. I love to give and get career advice as well as hear about different folks journeys. The TSM Podcast allows us to share that with everyone. The world is changing much more rapidly than it ever has before, and the life and career paths for Millennials is SO much different than any generations before us. We have quite a bit to talk about! We usually record with a glass of wine in hand, so if you tune in can definitely expect to laugh!
Q: Who are your top 10 favorite accounts to follow on instagram?
JENNA'S PICKS Tufo Sectional designed by Justina Blakeney - $3,118"I love the teal color and the versatility of using the middle pieces as individual chairs or as a sectional when pushed together."
"The playfulness of this chandy is perfect for bringing in an element of bohemian."
Loloi Throw Pillow, $124 (in-store only)
"This pillow is so joyful, and all the color in it helps tie it into many different spaces."
"I would pair this with a bold piece of artwork above it."
"I am very into the resurgence of neon ... and who doesn't want good vibes from the peace sign?!"
"I love to play with old and new pieces. This would be fabulous in a dining room full of dishware or an office with books & tchotchkes."
"I love the juxtaposition of the plaid with the iron legs!"