Friday, November 9, 2012

Feature Friday: Jessica Bennet of Alice Lane



Today I am featuring the amazing home of Jessica Bennet the talented designer and owner behind Alice Lane Home Collection. She has given us some great insight into her home. Enjoy!

My style is collected. I love design and can always find something beautiful and intriguing in just about any genre. If I had to peg my style down though, I’d say I’m Transitional- a blend of contemporary and traditional. Throwing a few traditional pieces in a room gives it a lasting quality and maturity, and the contemporary pieces keep things feeling fresh and forward. My aesthetic is well appointed, tailored, and a little off-beat. I never want my home to appear flat or pegged into one period- I think all of the great rooms feel traveled, like they’ve evolved over time.


The photos featured in this shoot are from the home I have been renting since I moved to Provo four and a half years ago to open our shop. I wanted to start buying pieces that I would want in my collection forever, but I knew that I would not be living in this house long-term . I decided to invest in pieces that could easily be reworked in a new space—for example, I chose not to invest in a sectional, but rather in separates that can transition into many rooms in the home. I like change, and these pieces will make it easier to revamp my house without having to start over.


When designing a space, I start with my rug. My rug isusually the “hero” of the room, and it will dictate the mood and color palette of everything else around it. For my Family room, I chose Thomas O’Brien’s “Dyana” rug; it’s hand-knotted out of wool and silk, and is based off of a modernist Klimt painting. I believe that selecting a great rug that will last a lifetime is a well-placed investment, much like buying fine art.








 When it comes to selecting my larger upholstered pieces, I look for quality, comfort and an easy-going style that plays well with others. One thing I am is practical; besides loving something for its aesthetic, it has to work. I can't have a chair that's uncomfortable, or a sofa that doesn't sit great- that's it's job! I want everyone to be comfortable and will always pay extra feather/down wrapped cushions.






















I think that is the most important thing to remember when you are designing your space is that your home is a reflection of who you are and what you value. If I had to pick three words that really captured the essence of who I am and what I value, those words would be “comfortable,” “warm,” and “edited.” If you stay true to yourself while you are designing, you will always love your space and it will always love you back. 

Thanks so much Jessica! Make sure you check out the Alice Lane blog here

photography by Nicole Hill Gerulat

23 comments:

  1. What an incredibly gorgeous space! Absolutely takes my breath away!

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  2. I completely stalk the Alice Home Blog daily because I love it so. Her aesthetic is right on with mine and I just want to hop into every space she creates!

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  3. Gorgeous furnishings! I am not a fan of their business practices but the store and furnishings are fantastic.

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  4. This is an outstanding home. It is so personal and collected, and those things will go with her everywhere! Great ad for how to decorate if you rent! Her style and taste are TDF...classy lady!
    Have a nice weekend.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. I love Alice Home and her blog! So great to see inside her home! :)

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  6. I kind of want everything in her house! Everything is SO gorgeous and perfect! I love their store and make it a priority to stop in every time we visit Utah!

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  7. I look forward to your Feature Fridays!

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  8. I love the lamp in the 4th picture! This is definitely a dream home, so far above average. It's so serene. Love it.

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  9. One more thing - I forgot to say thank you for Feature Fridays. I look forward to Fri. mornings a little bit more because of your blog. Thanks Kirsten!

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  10. I'm drooling over EVERY room!!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful photos and home. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful! I think her last statement at the end of the post is so important and I think that is well carried out throughout her home.

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  14. I knew from just the title on my google reader that this would be amazing! I poured over each image. Beautiful home. Thanks for the tour!

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  15. What amazing style and design! Jessica's home is an absolute inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
    Nicole
    www.nicoleodettedesigns.wordpress.com

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  16. I adore your blog! I am a new follower :)
    Check mine out if you get a chance! <3
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  17. Her home is gorgeous. Makes me want to re-do my entire house, I love it all!

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  18. These are just one of the most amazing apartments in the city, with the great neighborhoods and the pretty amazing interiors and designs.

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  19. Wow!!! So well organized. Loved your interior.

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  20. I love her style! It seems like the perfect blend of modern and traditional and I like the quirky little touches of personality.

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  21. Wow! Magnificent! Everything in the house is well designed. I love the blending of the colors, from the fabrics, wall paint and the house decors. I wish I can even step my foot inside this house.

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  22. The antique furnishing in the interiors makes it more fascinating and vibrant. Clinton apartments

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