We’ve been long time fans of HGTV Design Star Winner (Season 3) for quite some time, her public TV persona is that of a lovely nice woman who has a real passion for design. In other words, Jennifer is not your typical loudmouthed reality TV 15 minutes of famer. However, sadly her son was born a special needs child with a mixed lymphatic and venous malformation, you can read up on it if you want suffice to say, it’s a terrible condition and has perhaps contributed somewhat to Jennifer staying out of the spotlight.
However, Jennifer will not remain out of our spotlight, at least in so much as we would like to give her credit for the elevating of “paint” and “mural work” above and beyond the simple “Blue Tape” and “Two Tone” that most seem to think is acceptable design. Jennifer brought / brings a talent for almost any type of paint finishes, styles, artistry that gets thrown her way.
A quick look at her personal website will remind all of our readers that the seemingly humble practice of simply applying paint to your walls, with a little bit of imagination, artistry and planning can become so much more. Jennifer has successfully experimented with all sorts of designs, from peacock quills, to modern geometric patterns overlaid by flowers and organic fronds, to complex and more traditional appliques and washes.
Luckily it seems that as of late Jennifer is slowly coming back and making appearances again, maybe not so soon back to TV, but she has been writing, has been doing Home Shows, has been a spokesperson for the International Design Guild and has even been working on an 18,000 square foot commission for Ronald McDonald House.
Good for her. We sincerely wish her and her family the very best and will continue to follow her, hopefully long career.