Q & A With Interior Designer Jessica Curry

COLLABORATION IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO – WITH CLIENTS, DESIGNERS AND WITH OUR OWN TEAMMATES TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE BEST DANG EXPERIENCE.

Jessica Curry of Interiors by J. Curry, LLC is one of our all-time favorite collaborators and we recently sat down with her to ask her a couple of questions about the rad work she does.  

NORTH HOUSE: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU AND HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN INTERIOR DESIGN? 

Jessica Curry: I have always enjoyed design – pairing textures and colors in clothing and spaces. My first mood board creation in home economics class (back when that was still a thing) hooked me into what would be my future profession. After high school I attended both RCTC and Alexandria Community and Technical college for Interior Design. I am a Certified Kitchen Designer (I’m obsessed with kitchens!) and worked for several local businesses designing until I launched my own in 2015, Interiors by J. Curry, LLC. We focus on kitchen, bath and full-service interior design and project management. I have a small office space/showroom that I share with my assistant designer in Eyota.


NH: WHEN DESIGNING A SPACE, WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO YOU?

JC: The needs of the client and functionality for their life. Then we bring in the aesthetics and style to enhance their use of the space. Everything is a reflection of the client. 

NH: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

JC: One of my biggest inspirations is nature. Drawing from the colors, natural textures and variations. I also love architecture in large cities – it creates so much inspiration for a more modern, industrial, edgy design.

NH: WHAT’S THE BEST INTERIOR DESIGN LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED?

JC: Measure 10 times, order once!! Haha! Ok maybe not 10, but seriously you get the idea. 

NH: WHAT IS A TREND THAT YOU ARE LOVING RIGHT NOW? 

JC: Modern organic style and anything with natural wood cabinet fronts or  furniture/case goods – it’s such a dramatic look!

NH: CONTROVERSIAL QUESTION: WHITE OR WOOD CABINETS AND/OR TRIM? 

JC: BOTH! I like painted cabinetry with some natural wood elements or darker walnut stained elements. There’s no fast and easy answer to this question – it’s all about personal style. The great news is that there are fantastic options for everyone’s taste.

NH: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN COLLABORATION WITH NORTH HOUSE? 

JC: I love the cute barn home we worked on in historic SW. I’m always a fan of seeing how creative you can get in a smaller space like that. Plus the element of character throughout when you work on a 100 year-old-home, there’s just something about being part of that history that’s such an honor. We also recently worked on a couple of new build projects, the Lappi residence and Clugston residence – they were truly special custom homes! I’ve loved being able to work on some of their more modern homes with the stunning angled roof lines that have notes of mid-century, as I have always been fascinated by that design style. It’s fun seeing new residential architecture incorporated into the area!

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