Jessica’s project #2

Posted on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 by KiM

Jessica from my previous post took on the design of her friends’ home almost 2 years ago and the result is a warm, contemporary vibe that is classic and will stand the test of time. Talk about gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing Jessica!

** I closed the comments on this post because they were no longer about Jessica’s designs but became an excuse for a b*tchfest. Sorry folks, but it seems some just can’t play nice, and that ruins it for everyone else.

Orange! says:

Great post, well done! Orange is my fav color!

Hi Tanya –

Most of the lamps in the house are from Arteriors Home. They are pretty affordable. Arteriors is to the trade only. However, I would be happy to help you purchase anything. They are also carried at HD Buttercup here in LA and other various smaller vendors. most likely ABC carpet and home has them too, but I bet they mark them up a bunch.

Thanks for all the complements!

Jess – Nest Studio

PD says:

@ kim in jersey…. How constructive, and articulate you are….. charming too…. I'm sure.

By the way my earlier @kim post was to the site author, not yours truly – so in future please refrain from the abusing me, whilst I express my opinions, if you have a problem with my opinions, get some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – I'm sure it will improve your life and social interactions/skills.

Greg says:

I really love the rooms in the first 3 photos. I think the orange on the walls is awesome (I'm a big fan of a splash of bright color). So many pieces in that first room that are a match for my tastes. I'm glad she chose some curtains that weren't fussy (valences, lots of fabric, etc.) as it suits the room well. The strip of yellow paint around the uprisen ceiling area is genius because it adds and extra oomph to the room and deals with that rise in a nice way. The collection of multicolored glassware is beautiful! The family room in the last few photos feels a bit tight, perhaps because of the dimensions of the room and the way the furniture is laid out. I see how someone would comment that everything is oriented towards the tv set, however, if that's what the residents wanted, then it's best to please the residents!

Kim in Jersey says:

I am perfectly aware that it was directed at her! I found all of your comments — INCLUDING your criticism of the blog owner as being "bitchy" — ridiculous.

Love the CBT reference, though. Projection much?

PD says:

@Kim in Jersey, point taken. I think Kim the blog author puts a huge amount of time
and effort into the blog. If my comments were interpeted as criticism of kim …I apologise that wasn't my intention – I just feel blogs should "self police" with little intervention from the Author.
Also my CBT Comment was a cheap shot, in response to your name calling "assholes" jibe. I apologise it was reactionarie and unfair.
Have a good weekend ­čśë x

SXM says:

I can appreciate Jessica's work and her talents and I think she did a great job! If you don't you don't need to bash her( Tom and PD) just nod and move on! Interior design is like any kind of art, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I've seen plenty of well known designers in Magazines do hideous work. And who are you to judge, really! A couple of petty people that don't have anything better to do with their time?
Just remember Jessica, people who are bullies are usually insecure about themselves.

zara- LON- uk says:

SXM, to quote you "who are you to judge, really"

You appear to be missing the point of a comments blog. Everyone who comments is making a judgement.

You condemn Tom and PD for making comments and then go on to judge them as "petty people with nothing better to do with their time" "bullies" "insecure", oooh and for good measure "well know designers in magazines' are judged too.

I'll use your quote again "who are you to judge, really".

Tom says:

Funny how when one gives an opinion he is or she is considered rude.
I find it really sad that Kim the owner and person making money from this site is even having issues with me leaving comments.
What it boils down to is fear of losing money just like everything else in life one must conform to keep the $ flowing.
Design is about opinions just like art NOT everything is LOVED by everyone and it's sad that you people don't understand this.
A design blog with censored comments and nothing but praise is useless for it's readers.
When a design blog gets major press as this one does then you are going to get a variety of opinions from people around the world.
Grow up Kim you're suppose to be a business woman not a bully to your readers for crying out loud.

KiM says:

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM HAVING ISSUES ABOUT? IT'S THAT THIS POST IS NO LONGER ABOUT JESSICA'S DESIGNS IT'S ABOUT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO BITCH AT EACH OTHER.

FOR THE RECORD, WE DO NOT AND NEVER HAVE CENSORED COMMENTS HERE. BUT IF YOU CAN'T PLAY NICE THEN GO BE ASSHOLES SOMEWHERE ELSE.

And for those reasons, I am closing comments.