Jennifer Pacca has been surrounded by art and design her whole life. Eventually channeling her passion into a professional career, she endeavours to create spaces that are beautiful and classic. She loves to use accessories, and her spaces often feature layered textiles and pillows for added style. Not everything in a space has to be designer, but we all hope to have at least a few special pieces.
Q: What unique or custom elements of art/design do you think are worth buying?
I recommend splurging on art work, area rugs and special fabrics for pillows or small pieces. You can create an impact without breaking the bank.
Q: As a professional interior designer, you play the role of visionary, curator, and project manager. What aspects make it challenging to find unique art/designs? What’s good and bad about the process of working with Creators on custom pieces?
I love the idea of collaborating with artist and artisans. The only downfall is that sometimes the possibilities are endless and in some way that can be a challenge.
Q: How often do your clients request something unique or custom? What do they typically ask for and what are their criteria/priorities for bigger budget items or focal pieces? (ie. they want to buy local, made-to-order or sustainable goods)
Clients are typically willing to splurge on artwork. They like to know that they can buy something that could potentially increase in value.
Q: Does buying unique make a positive global impact? How do interior designers play a role?
We play a role in utilizing the talent of artists all over the world. It’s so exciting to be able to add a global feel to a space.
Q: While they’re both creatives, Creators sometimes don’t understand the challenges of accomplishing projects as an Interior Designer. Do you have any advice for Creators (like painters or furniture designers) who’d love to connect and collaborate with designers like you?
I would say timing is critical for us. Some clients don’t want to wait 16 weeks for a custom piece.
Q: What are your top 3 favorite items or Creators you spotted on Wescover?