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About Jeanne Finnerty

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Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. – Max Ehrmann -

Creating spaces that work for your lifestyle - Whether you are expanding your home, reconfigure existing spaces within your home, transitioning to a new home, or buying a weekend home, JFID services will assist in the transformation.  With twenty-six years of experience in interior architecture, space planning, decorating and furniture design, she is uniquely qualified. A Boston native, Jeanne is a graduate of the New England School of Art and Design and holds a BFA from Suffolk University.  She is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, ASIDNE Past president, 2013-14. Certified by the National Certification of Interior Design Qualifications. (NCIDQ). Past At-Large Board Member of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition (MIDC).  Member of the Charlestown Preservation Society and Past Board member of the Artists’ Group of Charlestown. Jeanne shares a Charlestown design studio with her husband, architect, William Finnerty, AIA.

Ten Questions

What’s your go-to classic color choice?
The pale-colored background
Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
Four Seasons, Milano. It was my first trip abroad, and I was in awe
Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
My handy Samsung 6, and my low-tech paper sketchbook
Where do you go to spot new style?
I love New York City
Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
Anything Al Fresco - watching the world pass by on a busy city street
What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
La Rotonda, Vicenza
How do you usually start your weekend?
Playing with my cats - or packing them up for a car ride to Maine
Who or what is your biggest design influence?
My Boston mentors, Albert Columbro, William Hodgins, and Susan Reddick - to name a few
How do you keep it all together?
Focusing on the task at hand - and if all else fails -I can phone a friend for moral support
Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
Freestyle, with a side of groomed
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