hi, i’m jeanie.

I make your life organized, stylish and dynamic through the guise of my 3 services: photojeanie, apartmentjeanie and partyjeanie.  As long as I can recall, I have been streamlining other people’s lives using my top notch organization skills and keen sense of observation.  My unwavering desire to make everything look pretty and orderly has landed me in the pages of Town & Country, Time Out New York, Redbook, Houzz and BUST Magazine and a feature spot on HGTV’s Small Space Big StylePlease, please please contact me with your design dilemmas, composition conflicts or festive fumbles and we’ll create something that goes from flop to fab in a New York minute.

  • apartmentjeanie: super creatives plus one

    The owners of this 2-bedroom apartment in Long Island City are both super creative and have careers in graphic arts and design. The furnishings and art reflected their stylishly modern taste. With the welcomed addition of a baby into their busy lives, the usual tidy home became undone. The project was equal parts massive organization and reclaiming the design direction. 

  • photojeanie: sophisticated scrapbook

    A crafty scrapbook not only documents a joyous occasion with photos and paper, but also utilizes unconventional materials to enhance the visual impact. Scanned paper napkins and vintage food photos establish the tone and story for this festive and fun cocktail party.

  • partyjeanie: surprise party

    This surprise birthday cocktail party was to honor Philadelphia’s premiere event designer. The party was a few days before Christmas and the room needed to accommodate 50 guests, 3 servers, 2 hosts and 1 English Bulldog. As every smart host knows, it is important to put a glass in the hand of your guests upon arrival.

  • apartmentjeanie: style blending

    The owner of this 1-bedroom condo had been living here for 3 years before committing to a design direction. Between her first and second appointments, she had *inherited* a selection of home furnishings from her parents and grandparents. It was necessary to blend what she already owned and the 2 disparaging styles into a cohesive design that reflected her personal style.

  • partyjeanie: engagement party

    The main food station was created for an intimate size engagement party.  The groom-to-be is a staunch meat eater and his bride-to-be a devout vegetarian. Both have a love of cheese and sweets – especially rice krispie treats. The table setting is a mix of high brow sophisticated – fine china, crystal stemware, sterling silver and quirky kitsch – vintage soda cases, carnival chalkware and toe tags for labels.

before & after: living room

NYC living room: before & after organizationThis is the 2nd installment of a recent apartmentjeanie job that was completed in a few hours* before the client’s husband returned home from visiting relatives.  While this room is not finished – a new media console has been ordered and a different coffee table configuration is on the agenda, my amazeballs design assistant and I were able to make a significant style impact by working with what the client already owned.

Fortunately this client was committed to eliminating the …

before & after: dining room makeover

quick and easy dining room makeover in new york cityMost the time, I don’t have the opportunity to fully decorate a client’s home.  As a ‘re-stylist’, it is my job to create a cohesive, stylish and comfortable living space using what the client already owns and (hopefully) adding a much needed piece of furniture or accessory.

Sometimes I forget to photo document the transformation, although mostly I fail to post because I don’t want the client’s style & taste to be a reflection of mine.  Many of the homes …

pose for a pretty passport photo

passport-photos After waking up around 4am and unable to fall back to sleep, I decided to apply for Global Entrymainly because I want to wear my new cowboy boots traveling.  I was pleased with my nocturnal productivity.   As I was entering the passport information it occurred to me the necessity of a good passport photo.

Not that I think any of my previous passport photos are stunners, (however I am super envious of my long piecey late 80′s

low country guide to eating & drinking

dixie-supply-bakery-cafe--charlestonIn the week I returned from Charleston, South Carolina 3 different people asked for restaurant recommendations so instead of repeating myself, I am sharing my countless caloric intake with everybody.  Charleston is a food town and deservedly so.

The following are the restaurants that feasted upon and recommend without reservation:

In Charleston you can’t dine without drinking so here are my recs for definite do drop in:

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