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Jacqueline Palmer is an artist in every sense of the word: she's a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, model, student of art history, globetrotter, fashion lover, interior designer, and blogger. Today, she takes over our Instagram!
With a degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University and a bevy of design experience ranging from residential and hospitality interiors in Wyoming to high-end residential and commercial interiors in Hawaii, Palmer launched A Design Lifestyle in 2014 as a creative outlet to express her own distinctive style.
Now an independent designer, Palmer believes design is more lifestyle than profession and cites modern icons such as Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren as well as Renaissance artists to describe her philosophy:
“I am inspired by all design fields. A great designer is a problem solver and to be so you need to understand how design works in all industries. Artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Da Vinci were experts of various subjects allowing them to master their art and become legends.”
Leaving behind high-end design firms, Palmer has found success in projects with smaller clients that larger firms could not accommodate. She observes an underserved part of the new market that simply cannot afford the small fortune on product and fees for a designed home. Palmer doesn't see this to be an insurmountable hurdle.
"You can create an experience with design for realistic costs, you just need to have the creative skills to do so. Great design is about problem-solving not a number on a price tag.
“The interior design industry is transitioning to e-commerce and mobile applications. We can develop programs and apps that make the process more efficient and easier to understand. My vision is that interior design will become less of a high-class luxury and a service available to everyone.”
We agree, Jacqueline. We agree.
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