For Home Styling
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.