Week In Review - Juniper Home

Week In Review


Well, somehow the week is over again. It was another busy one. And it looks like things won’t be slowing down anytime before the move. My site is FINALLY getting redesigned (hallelujah!) and there are two photo shoots to get done (and we also might shoot the loft – TBD). I keep wishing it were time to move to the brownstone already, but then I think about all the has to get done and I’m thankful for the extra month or two. Speaking of the brownstone, isn’t our neighbor’s door amazing? That cobalt blue is incredible!

Yesterday I went out to Paramus, NJ to shoot a commercial spot for IKEA. I was their ‘design expert’ which was fun. I’ve only done a little bit of camera work over the past year, so I’m still finding my legs there a bit. I’ll let you know when it airs, but don’t judge me too harshly! It’s so much harder than it looks. Hats off to you all that do it for a living!

I definitely got a lesson on what not to wear. I started out with that sweater/floral skirt combo, but the floral pattern clashed with the floral duvet on the IKEA bed (duh, Jenny!) So I came out on set all mic-ed up in a bright fuchsia dress and soon learned hot pink = no bueno. I guess the color doesn’t read right? Everyone had to stand around and wait while I changed into a chambray shirt and those patterned red silk pants (which I think they weren’t all that thrilled about because of the small pattern). Ah well! Lesson learned.

I got a limo ride home, which felt SO SILLY. But then I stretched out and took a full-on nap during rush hour traffic all the way down the FDR and decided I didn’t mind the limo. :)

What’s on your calendar for the weekend? My sweet brother-in-law and his amazing wife are staying with  us for a couple days. He’s starting a new job here in the city (hooray for more family in the city!) so they’re trying to find an apartment, which is an amazingly painful process here. We’re going to take them to dinner tonight and hopefully Kenzi will want to do a little flea market shopping with me and Heather in the morning.

I’ve been getting some great things for the brownstone lately, so I’m hoping my good-shopping-luck streak continues! I’ve been trying to focus on the bigger pieces we need for the space, but I always get side tracked by little trinket boxes. Especially stone or beautiful wood inlay boxes. I bought this little marble box last weekend. It’s 1930s French and I love how simple and elegant the lines are. Just needs a little wipe down.

Look at me, so chatty today! I hope you have a great weekend!

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33 thoughts on “Week In Review

  1. How fun! I really, really hope your loft gets shot. And I am so looking forward to you taking on the brownstone. Looks like you might be friends with your new neighbor! That door is fab!

  2. I was going to say the same thing! You look hot! And I'm so excited for you and the Ikea deal. By the way, loved the first outfit you wore. Looks very Ikea-ish with the print, but I understand if it clashes with the bedding. Way to go and good for you!!

  3. Ooh, I hope you can post the commercial here when it's done! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the brownstone, too. Those doors are fantastic.

    We're finishing laying our laminate floor and doing yardwork this weekend. Nothing but super fun times over here!

  4. Fantastic doors – i am trying to be more brave about bold colors *sigh*
    I totally understand your distraction with boxes, I am the same way with tote bags and purses.

  5. Life is good could have been the title of this post. Enjoy your weekend. Can't wait to see the brownstone and all that you do with it.

  6. Agreed–you look hawt! Too bad the floral didn't work because I love that outfit. And seriously, how exciting! Can't wait to see the spot!

  7. I guess your next commerical spot will be with solid colors….live and learn I suppose. Anyway, you're gorgeous so I doubt the clothes will make that big of difference.

  8. You look great, Jenny! We'd all love to have your wardrobe – camera ready, or not! Looking forward to seeing you in the IKEA spot – congrats!

  9. What I wouldn't give to have you for a SIL? I love mine, but I'd cut off my right arm to go flea market shopping with you now and then! Lucky girls they are!

  10. Jenny – you look fab. And I hear ya about moving. We are moving back to the city / well NJ – so much to do, but ready for it to be done already. And finally got our house photographed. Amazing that it takes a move to get you to do these things.

  11. Hi there – Enjoying your blog and all things beautiful depicted on it. Just wanted to point out that your new home in Bklyn seems to be a brick facade, not brownstone.

  12. You look great, curious is that box marble or peking glass, I have a friend here in Portland that collects boxes that look like yours. always enjoy your postings.

  13. But of course we love you and all that you share!
    Thanks for a fun post and a sneak into your excitement. That limo ride,,,,too fun! Love that you snuck in a nap.

  14. Duh! It's amazingly difficult to find a place to live in any city in America. People living in NYC are so freaking pretentious.

  15. Thanks so much for the sweet notes! You guys make me feel good! :)

    Anon #1: You're right that our place is brick-front, but I think the term 'brownstone' is sort of a universal one? Hope it doesn't bug you too much. I guess I just don't know what else to call it. A townhouse? The real estate listing called it a brownstone, so I guess that's why I've been using that term.

    Anon #3: As someone who has lived in six different states, four of the places being major metropolitan cities, and also a stint in Europe, I can tell you none of the house-hunts anywhere have compared to my experiences looking for homes here in the NYC area. It's a different beast altogether! But you're right in that it's a hard thing to do anywhere.


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