sneak peek: paul & jordan ferney

Just a couple of months ago, San Francisco-based party planner and letterpress printer Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!, put all her furniture in storage and moved to Paris for a year with her two young sons and husband Paul. Living in Paris for a year had been on the couple’s must do list for quite some time, and they finally decided there was no time like the present. But before pulling up stakes, Jordan opened up the couple’s one bedroom for a little sneak peek. Jordan’s home is just as bright and cheerful as the parties she plans (one of my all-time favorite parties was the color fight party – I’m dying to have a color fight! {Thanks Jordan and Paul! And many thanks to Aubrey Trinnaman for the lovely photos!}

Image above: Style is very important but my first priority was that we utilized the small space efficiently. It’s a one bedroom apartment so we really had to edit things down. I feel like I’ve grown up a little bit with my style even since we decorated this. Jenny from Little Green Notebook helped me with some of it–it was my first time doing e-decorating. She is so good at finding fabric and helping me hunt down things on Craigslist. It is also great to have someone to bounce ideas off of. My greatest inspiration is Craigslist and Thrift Stores. If you spend time on it they are the best places to find really original pieces. The campaign dresser is a Craigslist find and the lamp from Anthropologie.

Image above: The bedding is from Dwell Studio and the drapes I made from some Thomas Paul fabric Jenny sent me.

The full home tour continues after the jump…

Image above: My husband and I try to buy one piece of art every year. We bought this big colorful piece last fall from Michelle Armas. I love it! (ed. note: See Michelle’s sneak peek here!)

Image above: Our living room is also our office. I love having my desk in an armoire because when I’m done working I can just close it up. It also hides my behemoth printer that really, no one wants to look at.

Image above: I bought this renters wall paper or “removable” wallpaper soon after we moved in. It is great because it comes off when you are ready to move. It did need some touch ups with paint after we took it down but it peeled off easily in about five minutes. Its from Sherwin Williams pattern¬†#SW8EG5315

The boys’ room is really a walk in closet off the living room. We were paying very cheap rent and were planning on moving when I became pregnant with my second child but then were faced with some crazy medical bills so we were forced to make due and live in our one bedroom apartment a little longer. It was cozy!

Image above: The shelf is a good way to limit the toys we bring into our house. All the toys get played with because they are visible and any toys that don’t fit are given away or sold.

Image above: I started this wall of old paintings I found at thrift stores and flea markets and occasionally eBay. I never quite finished it and it was sport of a joke in our marriage because I would bring home some bad art and my husband would always roll his eyes. One piece he particularly didn’t like we reframed and under the old frame on the back it was signed by “Jimmy age 9.”

  1. Ruth Singer says:

    gorgeous, warm family home. i love the Persian carpets.

  2. Caroline says:

    Does anyone know where to find the fabric the curtains are made of?? I love them! I went to the to, but they don’t seem to have the exact pattern.

  3. helen says:

    don’t worry about keeping kids in closets (which look bigger than many ‘normal rooms’ friends had growing up); in Scotland it used to be traditional to keep the baby in the top drawer of the dresser! I think maybe there was no danger they’d roll out? safest place if you don’t have a crib? Seems crazy now!

  4. Emily says:

    I love the chuck palahniuk <3

  5. Pat says:

    Does anyone knows where the print Dessine moi un mouton is from?

  6. Susannah says:

    Where did you get your corner armoire? or where do you recommend looking? thank you!

  7. alexandrine says:

    IKEA’s Alve Corner Workstation


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