Thursday, September 15, 2011

she's got the look... jen hendrickson!

I had the pleasure of going to school with an amazing group of women at the Design Institute of San Diego.  Since graduation in '02, we have all gotten married, had 2+ kids, started businesses & most of us have moved away.  Thankfully, due to social networking, most of our tiny has class kept in touch!  We frequently share stories about our amazing journey of motherhood and our design discoveries.
One standout of this group is a dear friend of mine, Jen Hendrickson.  Post graduation, she relocated to her home town State College, PA and has created an amazing life for herself.  She originally started her journey in hotel management, then motherhood, now interior design & owning a great shop Nest Decoration.

She's got an amazing husband and two beautiful little girls.  She's always had a eye for design, fashion, and a great sense of humor.  I love seeing all that she has accomplished!
I am excited to share her home with you all!

{Her Adorable Shop}
Jen says "My favorite room is the kitchen because I designed it for Me and I worked with a one-man wood-working shop. The walnut is from the Amish.  I also love the walnut sliding doors. When my office gets messy, I just shut the doors!"  One of my favorite features too Jen! 
  • Cabinets: Walnut with granite on 11' island, Caesar stone around the sink. 
  • Back splash: Oceanside tile
  • Flooring throughout is 6" wide bamboo
"I guess I should mention that my dad and I scraped all the wallpaper!"
  • Vanity:  custom walnut vanity with a maple inlay. 
  • Sink & faucet:  Kohler
  • Mirror:  Pier One
The dining room won honorable mention, in a Metropolitan Home Magazine competition.  Hard to believe this is even the same space!  I love those light fixtures!
  • Yellow artwork was done by her brother-in-law, Bob Sweeny.
  • Table: DWR- opens up to seat 12 people - great for family gatherings.
  • Chairs & lights: Pier One
  • Buffet is a bedroom dresser from a local manufacturer; Spectra Wood

  • Her uncle, cousin and husband built the stone fireplace.  Beautiful result, and don't you love a man who is good with his hands!
  • The artwork above the fireplace are 1920's clippings of Gibson girls that belonged to her great grandmother.
  • Sectional sofa:  Norwalk Furniture.

A few factoids..
  • The home was originally built in early 1980's, then remodeled in 2005.
  • Remodel took 6 months- they lived in a 1840's log cabin on the property during renovation (super cute place).
  • She did all the space planning, detailed designs and finish selections. 
  • A local woodworker, carriage house woodworker; did the kitchen, all the bathrooms & the sliding doors. 
  • She hired a contractor, David Sampsel construction (a father and son team) to do all the structural work. 
  • A family friend, Bob Davis, was the structural engineer.
Way to go Jen!

1 comment:

  1. wow! thanks for sharing. it's cool to know about what other DI grads are up to. Jen is a very talented lady. :)