A Room of Her Own 18

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Jessica Wilkerson, principal interior designer at O.P. Jenkins, has one starting point when creating a plan for clients: get to know them well and learn their needs and interests. For a stay-at-home mom with a love for France, Jessica designed cozy yet elegant spaces that radiate that fine French flair, from the soft floral patterns on a chair to a lantern’s curve. 

“I believe that each room should have a welcoming sense of continuity that peacefully flows from the adjoining spaces and tells a story without repeating itself,” Jessica says.

In this case, the story starts in the breakfast room just off the kitchen. Here, fresh flowers accent the marble top table, a perfect place for the toddler to sit and color. The tufted chairs—a beautiful, deep blue—are covered in a durable fabric, ready to withstand all the toddler tromping that they will almost certainly receive—French form meets folksy function. 

The continuity of style flows to the reading room, a quieter space not connected to the kitchen. Here, pinstriped accent pillows grace the white armchairs, inviting a busy mom to take some well-deserved time for herself in a room of her own.    

"I believe each room should have a welcoming sense of continuity that peacefully flows from the adjoining spaces and tells a story without repeating itself."