• Jen @ Designlyst

The Designlyst Blog

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Welcome, I'm so glad you're here!

I'm Jen - the face behind Designlyst.

For me, design is all about the details. The colors, the textures and the unexpected elements that make up a design. When I walk into a room, I can't help but visualize how a space can look with a little bit of this... and a little bit of that. True story, my mother will vouch for this lol I'm constantly rearranging her décor - just to see. Not that she needs my help!


While my former career included commercial design for the hospitality industry, I must give credit to my amazing parents who showed me that even the oldest, most run down homes can be transformed into something comfortable and welcoming - on a budget! My mother, who's eye for coordinating design came natural, is also very frugal - ahem - smart. Her famous saying - "A good cleaning and a can of paint is cheap and can transform a room". My father, a self-taught DIY veteran, aided the "fixer uppers" they purchased over the years and made a pretty penny in equity when it was time to sell. Along the way, him and I explored woodworking, making furniture and décor.


So, it was only natural that I grew up to become a creative professional. In high school and college, I enjoyed learning photography. Believe it or not, the same design principles I learned back then (think composition, color theory, examining every detail) can be applied to interior design and decorating.


My path has taught me a lot over the years and I'm so excited to be doing what I love now! Read on to explore what you can look forward to from the Designlyst blog.



Home Styling Tips & Tricks


  • Discover color, pattern & texture combinations

  • How to utilize and/or spruce up an awkward corner in your home

  • Make the most of your entry and other drop zones

  • Discovering your design style

  • Multipurpose furniture and other clever ways to maximize storage & living spaces

  • Discover the benefits of performance and/or sustainable fabrics for everyday life

  • Explore the effects of lighting around your home

  • Shop curated design & room boards with direct product links


Splurge or Save Home Product Comparisons


Sometimes you get what you pay for and other times... not so much. We'll take a look at high & mid/low-end product comparisons to get the best bang for your buck. Love that $445 table lamp from that gorgeous designer home magazine but it's not quite in the budget? There might just be a beautiful replica waiting to be discovered!



A Periodic Review of "In Stock" Furniture & Décor


It's 2022. Let's face it, getting anything in a timely fashion these days feels like a miracle. We'll monitor the availability of the most wanted and/or new furniture & décor pieces and send them to your inbox.



Get Inspired


  • Head over to my portfolio to explore featured edesign projects.

  • Do you have a space that needs a refresh but not sure where to start? Take this fun design questionnaire. When it's submitted, we'll review it and make a recommendation on which edesign package would work best for you.

  • Have a question? Contact us here.



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