STORY BY RACHEL SCHWARTZMANN – FOLLOW JENNA – PHOTOS BY NICHOLAS PETER WILSON FOR THE STYLE LINE
Jenna Wilson’s home is made of interior poetry.
As a fashion designer, Jenna has made the most use out of her space to inspire creativity, and outside of her work-related endeavors, she also believes in the importance of creating an environment built on memories. As she mentioned in our interview below, “I guess that a place that feels safe is essential for most creation to happen. I have lived in all sorts of homes, but my favorite has been the least fancy and the most cramped… I want to wake up in a place that feels safe, warm and amongst the people and things I love.”
It’s easy to feel that way upon stepping through the threshold of her intimate space. A maximalist at heart, Jenna’s more-is-more aesthetic is artful and present in every corner of her Portland abode. Textiles from her brand Ace & Jig assume positions in both the closets and on the walls. What may otherwise be unoccupied nooks and crannies are instead adorned with artwork from her kids and thrifted treasures from her adventures around the world. This ever-growing collection of items serves as a liveable scrapbook featuring moments (both big and small) from Jenna’s adventure-filled life. And behind these objects are stories that are meant to evoke warmth and nostalgia for all those who set foot inside, and we instantly felt connected to this thoughtful approach during our recent visit.
While at her home, we got to catch up with Jenna since our last chat, who kindly delved more into her life in Portland along with how she’s using her creative platform as a designer to create a positive vehicle for change. Without giving too much away, enjoy our conversation with Jenna and take a tour of her gorgeous home featuring exclusive photos from our time together captured by Nicholas Peter Wilson for The Style Line.