Interior Designer who loves colour, pattern and uniqueness in equal measure.
What inspired you to be an interior designer?
In all honesty; we'd finished our house and I thought now what! Our house was everything I ever wanted, which was great but the thought of no more projects was rather depressing. Then after an estate agent valued our house and suggested I did this for a living, it made sense. My family and friends had been suggesting it for years but hearing a stranger tell me I could be an Interior Designer was the push I needed. I remember calling my husband as soon as she had left and telling him I'm going to be an Interior Designer!
If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
Miss Enthusiastic! I get so excited about everything to do with Interiors and to be honest most things in life. My clients tell me after I've spoken to them they can't wait to get started and that my enthusiasm is catching. I'm like that about everything. Life's too short to not get excited about stuff.
To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life within the design world has taken?
Not much! Soon after I started my business, I was contacted by a free lance photographer who wanted to photograph my home for '25 Beautiful Homes'. I couldn't believe it and shortly after that I won 'Best of Houzz 2018' and things really took off from there.
What would be your dream interior project?
Transforming a room or house for someone who really deserved it as a surprise. Speaking to their family and friends and creating a space which oozes their personality and creates somewhere in which they feel happy and appreciated.
What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
As an Interior Designer; asking to look in clients wardrobes. Looking at what is in someones wardrobe says a lot about their personality. Not just colours and patterns but how its organised. This helps me enormously in getting to know them.
As a person, then I'd say my mind set. I like to stop and take in the small things and try and see the beauty in everything.
If you could go back in time and speak to your adolescent self, what advice would you give them about the design world?
Nothing. I believe everything happens for a reason and I wouldn't want to change the course of that. We endure the hard times in our life to lead us to the good parts.
Jenny Ballantyne Interiors