If You Can Dream It, We Can Help You Design It.

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Photos courtesy of Currey & Co. and Regina Andrew

As a sales representative, it’s my job to assist my interior design clients with sourcing the latest and greatest in fabric, furniture, lighting, artwork, area rugs, and more. As a former interior designer myself, I’m able to use my prior experience and training to make those suggestions. Just when I think I’ve heard all of the possible style monikers (beyond the basic modern, traditional or transitional), a new one pops up. From “Barefoot Chic” to “Boho Extravagance”, if you can dream it, we can help you design it.

Being in South Florida, most of my interior designer clients are working with busy professionals who have a home or business locally or in the Caribbean. Naturally, that means a lot of requests for “Coastal” Décor. But how to transcend the cliché of a bowl of shells and make something that feels appropriate to the region but original and fresh at the same time? That’s the question.

Photos courtesy of Currey & Co. and Regina Andrew

My answer is to find inspiration in coastal elements, use materials and colors inspired by our surroundings, but avoid overdoing the seashell and sailboat paraphernalia. You might be aiming for a “Saint Tropez Yacht Chic” look, but wind up looking more like a Long John Silver.

There’s nothing wrong with a piece here or there, just make sure it’s not everywhere. As Coco Chanel wisely stated,  “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” It’s all about editing. Here are a few items from my lines that present a coastal look in a new or fresh way, from the use of a material to re-imagining a seaside trope.

Photos courtesy of Currey & Co. and Regina Andrew

Jason Schleich attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. After working for 10 years with the hospitality firms Design Continuum and CMMI in Atlanta, he decided to switch his focus to sales. One year after working with a rep agency, he left to start his own company and build his line list. J. Source now represents 12 manufacturers of fabric, furniture, lighting, artwork, bedding and area rugs. Jason really enjoys using his experience in hospitality design to help his customers find the perfect solution for their design needs.