Today I am delighted to welcome Jenny Schnabl Brewster to The Glam Pad. I have followed Jenny for years via her Tumbler account, The Foo Dog Ate My Homework, and through her Pinterest and Instagram accounts. Jenny has an exceptional ability for uncovering the hottest and most incredible architecture and interiors, and she always delivers with her signature wit and keen attention to detail.
Jenny’s credentials include a degree from the prestigious Art History program at Williams College and studies in Residential Interiors from the Boston Architectural College. After working for firms in both Boston and Chicago, this year she launched her e-design services, Jenny Brewster Style, along with The Foo Dog Blog. I am a HUGE fan! Jenny graciously agreed to an interview, which you can read below while enjoying a few e-design samples from Jenny Brewster Style.
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architecture do you gravitate towards, and how would you decorate?
a traditionalist. At the moment I’d have to go Georgian revival — red brick,
sprawling, symmetrical, dormers, killer pedimented doorway. I strongly believe
that the décor of a home should make sense with the architectural style of the
structure and relate the surroundings, so knowing my dream home would be in the
northeast, I would decorate in the classic, comfortable Anglo-American style,
mixed with lots of color and personal touches.
swooning over the Aspen home decorated by Carolyne Roehm that
you uncovered for sale! How did you begin this pastime?
and out east all the shops, like in many resort towns, have stacks of real
estate magazines out in the front. And everyone looks at them and has one
hanging out of their tote bag, even if you’re not looking to move. Real estate
stalking is just part of the culture. It didn’t occur to me that other people
don’t do it!
services do you offer?
TFD: Oh well, it’s been a long time coming, I’ve been thinking
about it forever. I only recently got to the place where I felt I was ready to
be doing work for other people. Currently I’m offering e-design services,
accessorizing, and color consulting. But it totally varies project to project
depending on what a client wants – just shoot me an email!
services. Who would be an ideal candidate?
room (or rooms!) from scratch, or show you ways to zhush what you have
depending on the budget. Anyone looking for an easy and fun way to add fresh
classic style to their home would be a good candidate!
your Tumblr account and now blog… How did you come up with the name?
into my head when I started thinking about blog names – The Foo Dog Ate My
Homework. It was a time when everyone was calling their blog something short
and cutesy. I thought I wanted to go that way, but I couldn’t get the Foo
Dog Ate My Homework out of my head. I’ve always loved any sort of Chinoiserie
madness, the kookier the better and I never did my homework growing up and was
always making creative excuses. I never had a dog so I couldn’t use the old
stand-by, “the dog ate my homework” but a Foo Dog I definitely had… So making
my “real blog” Foo Dog Blog was a natural choice. I don’t have any intention of
getting rid of my Tumblr, so I wanted their identities to
design element that stands the test of time?
elements of all sorts: blue and white porcelain, Chippendale fretwork, anything
with a pagoda. Whether subtle or fanciful, if you see something in an 18th century
London townhouse, a Regency country home, chic midcentury apartments, city
homes, seaside homes, and realize that thing looks beautiful in all those
places, that’s clearly something that’s going to last forever.