Designer Spotlight: Jennifer Hunter

Where are you based? Do you offer virtual design services?  

Our firm is based in New York City, but we do virtual design all over the country!

Why Interior Design?

I discovered my love for architecture and design at a very young age as I come from a design and real estate family. However, my first formal foray into interior design was in 2006 when I had the privilege of interning for the late Albert Hadley. Upon graduation from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Architecture, I earned my masters degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City. I credit my extensive design knowledge to time spent at residential design firms before forming Jennifer Hunter Design in early 2019.

Photo by Rachel Kuzma

How would you define your design style?

I describe my aesthetic as traditional but seen through fresh eyes. It is equal parts tailored and eclectic, glamorous and relaxed, bold and subtle. It is this unique balance that I strive for in every project I take on.

Photo by Genevieve Garruppo

Where or who do you draw inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from all over, but my preferred way is being able to see and engage in person. The period rooms at the Met are incredible and the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing. I believe it is so important to have a historical foundation before you can design.

What is something you see your clients struggle with most when it comes to designing their homes?

Definitely scale and proportion. I often come into a project where the client has already purchased a piece that is not correct for the space and they are now trying to make it work.

Photo by Rachel Kuzma

How do you tackle Window Treatments and what are some tips that have helped you figure out the perfect Window Treatments for your projects?  

I believe window treatments are really important from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. You first have to figure out what style treatment is best for the space and how the client plans to use the space so you know what weight/opacity is appropriate.

What are your favorite colors/fabrics Everhem offers? What room in a home would you style them in and why?

You can't go wrong with a classic linen or a cotton linen stripe. Both are classic and timeless.

What is something you’re looking forward to in the next year both personally and professionally?

I am looking forward to traveling again, both personally and professionally. We have projects all over the country that we need to photograph so that is a big goal this year.

Photo by Patrick Cline

Check out more of Jennifer's work HERE!