It’s per­sonal

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Af­ter eight years spent or­gan­is­ing the Auck­land Fair (an an­nual mar­ket for hand­made items) and work­ing closely with clients and busi­nesses on de­sign-led work, Jes­sica’s style is eclec­tic, with heir­loom pieces sit­ting com­fort­ably along­side de­signer items and a bumper col­lec­tion of art prints. Her home is char­ac­terised by its strong fo­cus on tex­tures and a sim­ple, neu­tral colour pal­ette. “I pre­fer tex­tures and neu­trals to bright colours, but it’s all about com­fort,” she says. “I mix off-the-shelf items with vin­tage pieces. The old ra­dio was my great-grand­mother’s; my black tea set I bought when I was in pri­mary school from a lo­cal fair.”

A re­cent splurge on pure linen cur­tains has cre­ated a luxe feel in the liv­ing area and the fine fab­ric fil­ters sun and adds warmth on win­ter evenings. Space is also a lux­ury that Jes­sica and Grace are now rev­el­ling in. “Since mov­ing from my tiny North Shore flat, it’s been great to spread out,” says Jes­sica. “This is a space that I both live and work in, so it’s im­por­tant that I love it and love be­ing in it.”

Green­ery is lib­er­ally ap­plied through­out Jes­sica’s home due to the im­pact it can make on a space. “Be­ing a de­signer, I pay at­ten­tion to small de­tails and am quite par­tic­u­lar,” she ad­mits. An­other quirk is Jes­sica’s pen­chant for rare and collectible sneak­ers, which she dis­plays on open shelv­ing. It comes as no sur­prise that since our shoot, plans are now in place for a ded­i­cated mas­ter bed­room ex­ten­sion with more wardrobe space.

Make a fea­ture of a col­lec­tion that gives you joy – such as shoes, vin­tage china or ex­otic plants – by group­ing it to­gether on open shelves.

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