The Design Questionnaire With Jessica Nelson

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In this edition of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire, we take a peek into the creative mind of Jessica Nelson, founder of the eponymous Seattle-based interior design studio. Rooted in a childhood surrounded by art and design, the arts are a part of who Jessica is. After studying design in undergrad and graduate programs, the talented creator went into the world of fashion. Shortly after, Jessica began designing interiors.

After a long day, walking into your home should feel like a big hug. Each moment spent there is meaningful. Incorporating old and new is Jessica’s favorite design method, and she believes every square inch of your home should tell a story.

Meet Jessica Nelson of Jessica Nelson Design in the Lh Design Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A combo of these three things: Quality time with my family, getting to express myself creatively, and spending time in nature.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Building my family with my husband, I have two wonderful kids (3 + 5), and also taking the leap to start my own company 6 years ago.

What profession does your alter ego have?

I love the ocean and studied fashion design in school, so probably a swimwear designer.

The project you will never forget.

The Suncadia home we just finished—my clients were so amazing and put so much trust in my team and me.

Your favorite business tool or resource.

Pinterest! Use it daily.

The most timeless design.

Natural materials + using materials that were around when the home was built.

kitchen interior design by jessica nelson natural wood blue and white

The biggest design faux pas.

Not designing with the architectural style of a home—that can really ruin a house!

Your design motto.

We create beautiful livable spaces for our clients. We want our clients to truly love their homes and feel themselves in them.

Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor; if you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?

The Athina chair is really gorgeous. I think it would work in lots of different homes and spaces. I would love to see it in an elevated living room across from a sculptural sofa.

Athina chair kk by koket high quality upholstery accent chairs

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