Be Dangerous, It’s Careful Out There

Be Dangerous, It's Careful Out There | A Design Lifestyle - Jacqueline Palmer 4

I love a great study in contrast; black and white, soft and hard, old and new. I am always implementing some form of contrast in all of my designs to heighten the look and add a level of unexpected detail. It’s an easy way to make any design stand out and feel unique, as no two contrasting elements will ever be duplicated in the same way. I implement this idea into other areas of my design work outside of interiors like fashion, sets, and photo shoots. In fashion, it’s easy for an outfit to fall under a particular style, but when you add a contrasting element to the mix, it changes everything up. Take this look; I love pairing these seductive lace-up strappy sandals with a complimenting edgy black leather mini skirt. But instead of including an equally bold top, I add a soft and sweet white off the shoulder blouse, and subtle hair and makeup for a balanced looked that still makes a statement. This small and simple detail can elevate any outfit from collected to curated. Be bold, be dangerous, be different.

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  1. Skirt from Missguided
  2. Top from my Mom, similar here
  3. Heels from Steve Madden
  4. Purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs

Photography by Julia Sperling.

Ms. Jacqueline P.

Founder, Interior Designer, and Blogger

Recently featured in Design Milk, Luxe Interior and Design, Business Insider, and 7×7, Jacqueline Palmer is a young, multi-creative entrepreneur redefining design and style. Combining an interior design service and a lifestyle brand, she is captivating audiences around the world, and intriguing the evolving industry. Jacqueline began her artistic career in Santa Cruz, California as a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, and model, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a profession in design at the Academy of Art University. During her studies, she styled brand visuals for Williams-Sonoma Inc. while designing at an interiors firm and nannying, working three part-time jobs while enrolled in full-time courses. She also spent a summer abroad in Italy studying art history and architecture where she found a passion for European aesthetic. Upon graduating with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design, she joined Kendall Wilkinson Design creating high-end custom homes and furniture for private clients. Exhausted of exclusively designing interiors at a traditional firm, Jacqueline launched A Design Lifestyle, to showcase her range of creative abilities and explore multiple design outlets. Her contemporary-eclectic design style can be seen in Bay Area and New York City homes and offices of tech and finance executives. Aside from her growing interior design business, Jacqueline also works in styling, fashion, production, events, travel, and tech. She has also been featured as a host for a home decor video series. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for non-profits in San Francisco and Tanzania

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