ABOUT THE COLOR WHISPERER
A W A R D S
My clients have nicknamed me “The Color Whisperer” because of my approach to creating incredible rooms or homes for my clients. When starting a new project, I first listen to the needs and desires of both the client and the house. Instead of fitting my style into a project, I utilize my intuition and design knowledge to create a unique environment that weaves together each client’s unique tastes, preferences and functional needs to create a space or home that reflect the client’s personality.
After working with me, clients describe their new space as “visual expressions of their personality.” Their homes move from feeling chaotic to feeling more like a sanctuary. There is a sense of peace and comfort created by colors and textures that now harmonize with the energy of the client—and with their home. As a result, my portfolio illustrates great diversity in design, as my philosophy is unbounded by a particular style, and my inspiration draws from the desires that houses may ‘whisper in her ear.’
every color has its own story to tell
In addition to my innate understanding with color and design, I earned a degree from Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Next were varying assignments, from showrooms at the Pacific Design Center, interior design firms, drapery manufacturers, and the assistant to the president and designer of a Bausman & Co., a premier furniture manufacturer.
In 2002, I opened my own design firm and my journey an interior designer took a new and exciting turn. In addition to managing numerous interior design projects, I took my love one step further, by being an interior design instructor. I've inspired students at Citrus College in Glendora, the University of California at Riverside, and Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, and my work has been featured in Arts and Crafts Home Magazine, Arroyo, La Canada Home and Fabulous Floors Magazine.
Whether the project is large or small, I thoroughly enjoy bringing homes to life and making my clients feel hugged by their home.
A California-born, California-loving designer, I grew up with a strong passion for travel and history. Along my journeys, I've discovered a hidden beauty in life’s transitions and found a way to translate that beauty for my clients with the powers of color and design. I use my intuition and design background to create an inspiring environment that weaves together each of unique tastes that reflect true personality.
From elegant nostalgia to chic contemporary minimalism, my flexibility and fluency in the language of color and design has brought me tremendous opportunity in the world of interior design. A frequent guest speaker for various radio talk shows, I love sharing my passion to all those who want to better understand what color communicates in our everyday lives. Aside from being elected President of the Pasadena Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) from 2011-2012, my work has been featured in several industry publications such as Fabulous Floors Magazine, Arroyo Monthly, Arts & Crafts Home, and I currently host my own web-based video series (Color TV) and podcast (Color Talk). My first book is available here: What’s Color Got to Do with It?
With an affinity for literature, I take pride in bringing the often-hidden character of a home forward to engage in subconscious inspiration for my clients. From “Craftsman,” to “Contemporary,” I mold my approach to the contours of my clients’ preferences, goals, and personalities.
Want to know what color trying to tell you? Ask me, "The Color Whisperer," at:
Jeanette@TheColorWhisperer.com / 626.485.6354