Decorating & Design

May 25, 2022

Designer Jennifer Overweel’s New-Build Home Gets A Dose Of Playful Elegance

Designer Jennifer Overweel knows what she likes, and she’s not afraid to go for it. While working for Brian Gluckstein, Jennifer always wanted to “have some cheeky fun,” she says, with a laugh. “I would try different colors and patterns with Brian, while keeping in theme with his timeless approach.” After four years at the iconic firm, she ventured out on her own in 2017 to launch Maison Maison, an online Moroccan rug side hustle, which evolved into a full-time interior design service after people began asking her to design their spaces. But when it came time to design her own house in 2020, she found it more difficult than working for her clients. “I like too many things!” she says. “But Brian taught me not to get sidetracked by all the fun stuff — to be refined, restrained and balanced.”

The interiors were a blank slate. The builder’s company, Inlet Homes, would finish the house over the next year while Jennifer undertook the design of all 4,500 square feet of the interiors (she also selected the exterior finishes to create a modern traditional envelope in black wood siding with a cedar shake roof). New-builds aren’t often associated with sophisticated layers of history and patina, so she relished the challenge of bridging both new and old in the five- bedroom, five-bathroom house.

Scroll down to step inside this gorgeous family home!