Episode #37: Design Inspiration: Platforms and Trends with Jen Berniker

Do you love binge-watching HGTV and scrolling all those wonderful Facebook posts about design ideas? If you do, you are going to absolutely love today’s episode with Jen Berniker!

Before moving from New York City to Westport, Connecticut with her husband and two kids (yes, she is a city to suburbs transplant also!), Jen worked for 15 years as a TV writer and director. Many of her credits were on home design and real estate programs for HGTV and TLC, and now she’s a writer for Westport Lifestyle Magazine as well as being a freelance video producer specializing in lifestyle video content.

Recently Jen launched a social media design advice group and a blog called DesignPort, a collaborative community design board for free, crowdsourced advice from design-obsessed friends and local pros. She has also worked in business development as a video producer, and Jen personally relates to the challenges of moving from the city to the suburbs, setting up a new life and a new home and has so many great insights on things such as décor. I think this makes her an ideal guest to share her expertise and knowledge with us today on the podcast.

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Finally, I have an exciting announcement that I want to share with listeners of the podcast. Next month I will be launching my digital course, Style & Accessorize Your Home in a NY Minute! In this course I’ll be revealing my secrets, tips and tricks in a simple video course that’s broken up into modules. This will give you the resources, solutions and really quick wins at an affordable price – all with direction from me. To get on the waitlist and to be the first to know (as well as quality for the special introductory price offer), go to http://jillkalmaninteriors.com/course-waitlist, or you can find details on my Instagram Profile as well.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode: 

  • What the DesignPort Facebook Page is all about and how it is inspiring and helping people design their homes

  • The biggest trends Jen is seeing from people in the group

  • The important roles that HGTV plays in design world

  • I answer popular questions people have regarding artificial plants

  • Her advice on sofas and sectionals

  • Countertop questions? We’ve got you covered!