“Buy what you truly love and then find a way to make it work.”
Jenny Wolf is a New York-based interior designer focused on all aspects of residential interiors. Her organic approach to design emphasizes the simple and often overlooked notion that a home should reflect the sensibilities of the people living in it, showcasing the things they love and have collected over time. Drawing inspiration from her Southern roots, travels and the vibrant city around her, Jenny works to weave personalities with possessions, creating individualized interiors that suit her client’s personal style and desires.
Jenny’s appreciation for design began at a very early age. Growing up in the culturally eclectic city of New Orleans and on the coast of South Carolina to a family of furniture retailers, she developed a love of home furnishings, antiques and all things beautiful. Upon graduating college, Jenny moved to NYC where she worked in retail development at Ralph Lauren. There she managed visual merchandising and shop installations for RL women’s shops at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and specialty stores around the country. After five years at Ralph Lauren, Jenny left to attend Parsons where she earned a degree in Interior Design, concentrating on architecture, lighting, furniture, color and interior layouts.
Jenny assisted on a number of high profile residential projects before opening her own firm in early 2011. She currently lives in Tribeca with her husband, John, daughter Ella and their two dogs. Jenny has been published in numerous publications such as Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, NYCG, and was recently named one of Traditional Home’s "top 10 New Traditionals”.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- "Pigeon" or "Shaded White" from Farrow and Ball
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- Bowery Hotel
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- Instagram, although I still use a bulletin board
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- streets of New York/vacation to new town or country
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Galatoire's in New Orleans
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- Entertaining family and friends with a nice glass of prosecco
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- Albert Hadley/Dorothy Draper
- How do you keep it all together?
- My team and notepads full of lists!
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?