They say timing is everything, and that was certainly true for Jennifer Schoenberger. The longtime design enthusiast was feeling stifled and less than inspired in her corporate sales job when the perfect opportunity presented itself: Schoenberger’s neighbor enlisted her to help decorate her new home, and thus a new career was born.
“I’ve always had a deep-rooted passion for interiors, and friends and family were constantly calling me to help select paint colors or pick out the perfect dining chairs,” says Schoenberger. “But this was my first legitimate client, and everything really took off from there.”
The interior decorator now keeps busy creating homes that she describes as “glam meets rock ’n’ roll with tons of cozy.” A glimpse of Schoenberger’s style can be found in her own home, where unexpected color combinations mix effortlessly with bold patterns and textures in a manner that feels utterly fresh.
In the dining room, black walls help ground green taffeta drapes and built-ins featuring glimmering graphic wallpaper. Meanwhile, an orange tufted headboard in the master bedroom adds vibrant color among the more natural and earthy elements. “The recipe for great design is all in the mix. It’s how you create something truly special,” says Schoenberger, who describes most rooms in her home as a “quilt” of her projects.
But for all of the eccentric appeal that her designs hold, she also places great emphasis on infusing each home with meaningful details. Hence, a beloved chandelier purchased in New Orleans on her 10th wedding anniversary holds court in the dining room. “I abide by living with what you love and cherish,” she says.
The decorator documents her design musings—plus trips to market, project updates and more—on her blog, Vreeland Road, which she launched in 2010 and named after her late mother, an artist. “From an early age, she taught me to always think outside of the box. In turn, I learned the value of originality and strive to bring that to each project—small or large,” says Schoenberger.
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