If someone were to ask me my first impression of Jay Jeffers, I would say… classy, humble, kind and fantastically talented.
I’m not the only one who sings Jay’s praises. Elle Decor named him a top 25 “A list” designer they love. Jay’s work has been published in everything from House Beautiful and California Home & Design to InStyle Magazine. Not afraid of color but aware of how to layer textures to create comfortable but ultimately classic spaces, I find his work to be a complete inspiration.
I met Jay when I popped into Cavalier shortly after its 2012 spring debut. Cavalier is the breathtaking home décor store brought to life by the Jay Jeffers Group and creative director Michael Purdy. It combines their expertise into a curated interior design destination for everything unique and coveted for the modern and fresh home.
A few snaps from my first peek at Cavalier…
Jay was kind enough to answer a few of my pressing questions. I hope you enjoy his inspiring answers and insight as much as I did.
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 -Secret to success? Be nice to everyone. -Product from Cavalier that you’re obsessed with? Cashmere pillows from Italy. They are insane. -Advice to interior designers starting their career? Get to know other designers. They will share in your success and you can cry on their shoulders. -Paint color you’re currently loving? Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore Color Stories. It’s like a little black dress. It goes with anything. -Wall paper you’re currently loving? Phillip Jeffries linen. Sumptuous and simple. –If we’re on a tight budget for a living room makeover… 1 item to splurge on? A really great piece of art. It will even dress up Ikea. But please don’t furnish your living room from Ikea. -The perfect Bay Area weekend getaway spot? My house in St. Helena – though right now it is under renovation until September. -Cocktail The Jay Jeffers Group is sipping this summer? The negroni is my cocktail of the year. I love the bitter edge to it. But be warned – they sneak up on you. -“Go to” playlist or Pandora Station on constant rotation at Cavalier? Donna Summer pandora station is ridonculous! Today we’re playing old school Madonna – Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light. So damn good. -Heading to Baker and Banker for a celebration dinner in SF? -Heading to The Rotunda for a power lunch in SF?
Many thanks to Jay, Michael, Alisa, Jenna and all the members of flawless Jeffers Group Design Team. A privilege to make your acquaintance.