Interior Designer Jennifer Barron Invites Us Into Her Houston Home

Complete with Jennifer's Tips on Creating Your Own Modern Sanctuary

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01/09/2017

Jennifer Barron of Jennifer Barron Interiors is known for creating fresh spaces that blend antique and contemporary pieces with pops of pattern and color. And her very own home in Houston, Texas is a perfect reflection of this stylish aesthetic. With the help of her husband, Jennifer beautifully transformed her once dark, dated ranch home into a bright and airy space and carried through her love for color with the use of chandeliers, art, accessories and wallpaper (her favorite design element). Jennifer not only gives us a glimpse inside her lovely home, but she also provides some practical advice on how to create your own Modern Sanctuary.

“My husband and I moved into this ranch style house in April of 2015, says Jennifer. “With brown walls, dark beams, dated fixtures throughout the space and a red brick exterior… I knew I loved the bones of the house, but also knew there was great opportunity to get my hands on the space.” 

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“I absolutely love wallpaper. It is a fun way to bring in texture, color and pattern without using paint. Wallpaper options are endless today, and I feel like it brings a sense of personality to one’s home. In our foyer, we used a bold, geometric pattern in soft colors (grey and white). The bold feel of this Quadrille wallpaper anchored by an antique chest and vintage mirror demonstrates one element of my overall design philosophy: the importance of mixing old and new.” 

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“We painted every inch of the interior white. We used Sherwin Williams Alabaster for the trim and Benjamin Moore White Dove for all of the walls, with the exception of the dining room and kitchen. For those two spaces we used Benjamin Moore Linen White for a softer, warmer feel.” 

Dining table: vintage set passed down from Jennifer’s grandmother | Chandelier: Jonathan Adler | China: Hermes

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“I love a space that uses a simple white backdrop to highlight various bold colors seen in accessories (books, pillows) and that is what I aimed to achieve in the living room of my home. All white furniture accessorized in turquoises and pinks allows for a calm, yet interesting space.”

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“Here are 3 tips that I believe are helpful and practical in creating your own Modern Sanctuary:”

  1. Incorporate something meaningful to you in each space- whether it be a picture of you and your husband from your wedding, or an old box that you picked up on a trip abroad, place something that brings you happiness in each room. This will bring a personal touch to the room, and allow you to feel a sense of happiness when present.
  2. Use colors that YOU like. Whether the trend be grey or white, make sure you use colors on your walls that you enjoy looking at. This sets the tone for the space.
  3. Don’t go overboard. Often times, simplicity is best. With all of our lives often times getting cluttered with junk, I believe in a “less is more philosophy” when decorating.
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Molly Winters
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Molly Winters
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Molly Winters
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There is no other place that I feel the true level of comfort and joy than in my own home. After placing much time and effort on creating a space that is reflective of my husband and I, there is nowhere I would rather be at the end of the day. Jennifer Barron

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Meet the designer Jennifer Barron Interiors
Bio:

A native Texan, Jennifer was born and raised in Dallas. She attended Vanderbilt University to pursue a degree in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in Art History. Following graduation, Jennifer returned to her hometown with Teach for America, after which she decided to pursue her love for design. To begin her career, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago, transferring to the Art Institute of Houston where she received her degree in Interior Design. While a student, she earned real-time experience working part time for a designer, and was eventually brought on full-time as a Project Designer upon graduating.

In September of 2015, Jennifer launched Jennifer Barron Interiors. As a professional Interior Designer, Jennifer believes in the philosophy that her clients should be so in love with their home, they are excited every time they walk in their front door. Her mission is to make her clients’ visions reality and believes that in each space, there should be something meaningful to them. Jennifer uses color and pattern to bring rooms to life, often turning to her favorite medium: wallpaper! Jennifer’s self-described style incorporates a blend of antiques with more contemporary elements of design. She brings her passion for style and design to each project, motivated by making a change in a place that her clients experience every day – their home.

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