Hello there! Welcome back to the second part of my post on the Junior League of San Francisco home tour. Today, I’m spotlighting this wonderful house styled and decorated by Jennifer Wundrow from Nest Design Co., Inc. She’s the co-founder and principal designer of the company, and lucky for me, I knew Jennifer (a very heart-warming gal!) when we worked together at Tucker & Marks, Inc..
I was quite ecstatic when I found out that Jennifer was part of the designer line-up for this home tour. I always knew she had an amazing eye for classic, timeless design – especially one that is inviting and livable – so immediately I knew I was in for a treat! Not to mention, she has worked for some of the most renowned and internationally recognized interior designers like Suzanne Tucker and Rebecca Bradley, so as you can imagine the high quality and level of work you can expect from this talented lady!
I’m so delighted to have her here today to answer a few Q&A for me. I hope you’ll enjoy some of the insider insights from Jennifer as well as her styling tips for all!
How would you describe the style of this home?
The home was built in 1925 and has a very colonial mediterranean feel, traditional with hints of transitional style in the client’s artwork. The homeowners are truly inspired by their surroundings and their views of the Bay and have brought a little bit of the outside in.
What were the challenges in getting this home tour ready?
The time constraint was a huge challenge. We were given 6 hours to transform the house – which was a huge undertaking!…and one that took a lot of prep and pre-shopping. Packing up and storing the client’s personal items and bringing in all of our own items for staging. We actually took a lot of their existing furniture out of the house for the Home Tour due in part to general wear and tear, or because we felt a piece didn’t make enough of a statement. For example, they have two sofas for their Living Room that were terribly stained and we didn’t particularly care for the two-toned look of a cream silk base with camel-colored mohair seats and backs. We wanted people to walk in and for the rooms to make a statement.
Did you have to work with the homeowners on the design? What were they like?
The homeowners are two very busy working parents of three teenage daughters. They are both incredibly involved in their girls lives and their community, which left little time to discuss design items. We had to take the reigns and just do what we thought would be right with no real input from the homeowner. It was sort of every designers dream job where we got to do exactly what we wanted.
Which one is your favorite room?
I’m torn on this – I think the Master Bedroom was my favorite space. I love aquatic blue and white color schemes and the hint of coral made the room pop. The sleek lines of the upholstered bed and the views of the bay all made for a very soothing and fresh Master Bedroom.
Any tip(s) on styling our home like Nest Design Co., Inc.?
We find the biggest mistake people make is over-accessorized clutter. Less is more. Clear out all of your knick-knacks, magazines, books, picture frames and start with a fresh eye. Don’t be afraid to purchase a mixture of items for display – mix your expensive pieces with less expensive items. It’s just knowing how to put it together.
Best shop(s) for interior decorating?
Thank you so much again, Jennifer! And many congrats on the wonderful work of Nest Design Co., Inc.
(Photo courtesy of Moanalani Jeffery Photography)
P.S. - In case you missed it… JLSF Home Tour // Part 1