In today’s installment of our Portland Interior Designer segment, we interview Kimberlee Jaynes, the talented owner of Kimberlee Jaynes Interior Designs, Inc.
Although Kimberlee may well have inherited her artistic flair — her mother is fine arts painter Jeanne Graham and her grandfather was renowned photographer, Julian P. Graham — her natural abilities are backed by a strong foundation in fashion, art and design.
Kimberlee’s designs are bold in their simplicity, and marry modern and traditional styles in a beautiful and unique way.
I use an extensive interview system that I have developed over many years. It gives me the insights I need to bring my client what they desire without wasting time and money.”
What has been your key to success?
Tending to my client.”
What is the highest compliment you’ve been paid for your work?
This feels like us.”
How would you describe your design style?
What inspires your creativity?
What excites you about design these days?
New paint, wall coverings and fabrics!”
What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
At the big reveal when the client is thrilled with the outcome.”
Art work and throw pillows are great ways to add color and texture to a space.”
I like the process to be a collaboration and welcome my clients input.”
They paint first instead of last. Purchase artwork and area rugs then furnishings and window coverings then choose a paint color.”
I wrote an e book called “Design it Yourself a step-by-step work book for interior design” available on Amazon. It has a whole chapter on discovering your style.”
Living room redesign: New lamps, end tables, area rug and throw pillows all add an uplift to a dated living room.”
When you are not designing, what are you doing?
I love to cook, read and exercise! And of course travel!!!”
Share something you would like the world to know about you or your ideas?
I love my interior design career because I change peoples lives. When you have a comfortable and inviting home …connecting with others and yourself becomes an everyday occurrence. You have a place that feels just right to you and your relationships change for the better. I hear it time and again from my clients.”