New Home Showroom Consultant
Jennifer started her career with Allen Edwin Homes in January 2017. She has over 10 years of Interior Design experience in both commercial, residential and the building industry in general. That background, combined with over 20 years of sales, retail management, home remodel & custom furniture design, is what makes her such an asset to our organization and a valuable resource to the families she works with.
Jen is originally from East Michigan, but graduated from High School in Colorado Springs, CO and then went on to reside there for almost 10 years. When she decided to go back to school for a degree in Interior Design, she returned to MI. She holds a BAA from Central Michigan University where she was Vice President of the student chapter of ASID (the American Society of Interior Design), majoring in Interior Design with double minors in Construction Management and Art.
Having lived in East Michigan, Denver and making frequent visits to Chicago, she and her husband chose to settle in Grand Rapids. In her spare time, Jen runs two small businesses, one of which is freelance residential design services and the other entails making and selling gourmet dog treats, for which she is licensed through the State of MI. Her love of animals, specifically dogs (she has two French bulldogs) has led her to become a volunteer and foster parent with the French Bulldog Second Chance rescue. Her husband is a Chef turned private consultant and they enjoy travelling the world while also taking advantage of all that Grand Rapids has to offer. She is an avid crafter, from detailed painting to sewing, which she finds calming and therapeutic. She recently remodeled a 1957 Century camper named Hammie.
“My personal style is a mix of traditional and Mid Century Modern. I love to incorporate retro vintage into my own traditional modern styling and making the spaces come together with life from past and current trends. I greatly understand the importance of listening to clients to pick up clues as to their taste and direction, after all it is their space and hopefully they feel comfortable enough to call that home