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Jennifer Sergent

Writer, Washington, D.C.

What do you find most enjoyable about design? I like that it’s so personal, like music. Designers can take the same fabrics and furniture (as musicians do with the same notes and scales) and combine them in limitless ways to express a point of view or mood. I see interior design as transformative for the psyche even more than for aesthetics. Prized possession: A chest my husband commissioned designer and furniture maker Caleb Woodard to make for me. The carved wood on the doors resembles woven ribbons. If money were no object, I would buy… A beach house in Fenwick Island, Delaware. I’ve vacationed there with my family since I was little, and it would be great to own something there.

Jennifer Sergent’s Stories

Sweeping Grasses Inform A Home’s Organic Design

Sweeping Grasses Inform A Home’s Organic Design

A Modernist House With Regency Details Dazzles

A Modernist House With Regency Details Dazzles

An Aspen Retreat Harmonizes With Its Dramatic Setting

An Aspen Retreat Harmonizes With Its Dramatic Setting

A Calistoga Home Gets A Serene Farmhouse Feel

A Calistoga Home Gets A Serene Farmhouse Feel

Tradition Balances Trend In A Manhattan Pied-A-Terre

Tradition Balances Trend In A Manhattan Pied-A-Terre

A South Beach Condo Highlights Its Owner’s Works

A South Beach Condo Highlights Its Owner’s Works

A Modern Pacific Heights Abode Gets A Fresh Redux

A Modern Pacific Heights Abode Gets A Fresh Redux

A Designer Patiently Reinvents His Noe Valley Abode

A Designer Patiently Reinvents His Noe Valley Abode

A Designer Brings Her Own Style To Her Arcadia Home

A Designer Brings Her Own Style To Her Arcadia Home

Past And Present Meet In A Presidio Heights Residence

Past And Present Meet In A Presidio Heights Residence

Color And Global Influences Imbue A Portland Home

Color And Global Influences Imbue A Portland Home

A Houston Home Tear-Down Results In More Light

A Houston Home Tear-Down Results In More Light

A Palm Beach Villa Is Reborn With Chic, Simplified Style

A Palm Beach Villa Is Reborn With Chic, Simplified Style

An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach

An Eclectic, Worldly Design Shines In Miami Beach

A Couple’s Antiques, Art Shine In A New Modern Setting

A Couple’s Antiques, Art Shine In A New Modern Setting

A Park Setting Inspires A Light-Filled Dallas Home

A Park Setting Inspires A Light-Filled Dallas Home

A Tuscan-Style Farmhouse Radiates Southern Elegance

A Tuscan-Style Farmhouse Radiates Southern Elegance

A Stately Greenwich Home Is Decidedly City Chic

A Stately Greenwich Home Is Decidedly City Chic

A Delray Beach Home Channels Historic Florida

A Delray Beach Home Channels Historic Florida

A Wallace Neff Home Is Reinterpreted In Pasadena

A Wallace Neff Home Is Reinterpreted In Pasadena

Modern, Preppy Interiors Infuse A Scottsdale Home

Modern, Preppy Interiors Infuse A Scottsdale Home

The Ultimate Office Inspires A Designer’s Dallas Home

The Ultimate Office Inspires A Designer’s Dallas Home

History Is Rewritten At This Hillside Montecito Villa

History Is Rewritten At This Hillside Montecito Villa

Light And Bright Interiors Infuse A Scottsdale Home

Light And Bright Interiors Infuse A Scottsdale Home

A Gilded-Age Town House Gets A Millennial Makeover

A Gilded-Age Town House Gets A Millennial Makeover

Nature And Glamour Merge In Hudson River Valley

Nature And Glamour Merge In Hudson River Valley

Paradise Valley Home Exudes Casual Elegance

Paradise Valley Home Exudes Casual Elegance

Oregon Vacation Property Channels Its Farmhouse Past

Oregon Vacation Property Channels Its Farmhouse Past

Nestled Near The Slopes, A Vail Home Reaches It Peak

Nestled Near The Slopes, A Vail Home Reaches It Peak

A New York Apartment Becomes A Light-Filled Home

A New York Apartment Becomes A Light-Filled Home

Houston-Area Home Gets Makeover With Gold Accents

Houston-Area Home Gets Makeover With Gold Accents

A Modern Getaway With Gusto In Wine Country

A Modern Getaway With Gusto In Wine Country

Actress Judy Garland’s L.A. Home Gets A Second Act

Actress Judy Garland’s L.A. Home Gets A Second Act