The Bold and the Beautiful

Jennifer Hunter may live in NYC, but she designs for clients all over the country. The design POV she’s known for? “Traditional — with a twist.” The thing she keeps in mind with art? “Great artwork isn’t meant to just blend in.” The way she makes a house a home? “Add layers through accessories or collections.”


Name:

Jennifer Hunter

 

Location:

Based in New York City, but have projects all over the country. 


Occupation:

Principal designer and owner of

Jennifer Hunter Design

 

 

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How did you get started in this field? 

I discovered my love for architecture and design at a very young age. My grandfather was a developer in D.C., so I would spend Sundays with him visiting job sites. I was inspired to pursue a 5 year architecture program at The University of Texas, Austin, and spent my summers in NYC where I had the privilege of interning for the design legend, Albert Hadley. 

Upon graduation, I earned my masters degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City. I was then hired by one of Mr. Hadley’s lead designers and helped him launch his business. From there I built extensive design knowledge and experience at residential design firms before forming Jennifer Hunter Design in early 2019. 



Describe your typical day. 

Busy, and every day looks different over at JHD! We usually start our mornings at our local projects, checking in on job sites and answering questions from contractors and other trades.  

We then meet at the office to go over the day’s schedule with the team and field any emails that came in.  The rest of the day is spent on client calls or sourcing at showrooms for our projects. 





"My design aesthetic is traditional with a fresh twist."


What's your number one piece of advice when it comes to picking artwork for a room? 

Choose something that speaks to the client's personality and the room – and it should make a statement. 



Your best tips for making a space feel like home? 

Add layers either through accessories or collections. 



What is the best part of what you do?

Creating an environment that my clients absolutely love to come home to and feel proud of. It is the best feeling when the client gets to see all of your hard work and vision come together.



What inspires you? 

Living in the city – there’s legendary art, inspiration, and creativity around every corner! 




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