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On the Radio: Jennifer Post

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Yesterday my guest was Jennifer Post of Jennifer Post Design. Her home designs are modern, sophisticated, and always stylish. We chatted briefly about what inspires her work.

What’s your absolute dream project?

I’d like to build a cantilevered three-story glass home over the Indian Ocean. I go on a biking trip once a year to have my own design time and my own quiet time. I choose a different country each time and I go by myself; I think it’s a big reason for my success. I went to Cape Town South Africa and I’ve never seen more beautiful water. The mountain comes down to the see and the coral color of the rock of South Africa and the blue ocean ...

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What always reboots your creativity?

Water.

What’s your secret design resource?

A lot of times I go to travel magazines and I just let my mind wander. I look at a lot of commercial projects; I like big open spaces and really gorgeous, designed stores. (That’s a big secret, I shouldn’t be saying that!)

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What's the last great book you read?

Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. It was very inspirational. I have a lot of respect, I think we all do. I think Jackie O is an icon to the American Woman. I use it all the time in my design, I say, “It’s Jackie O.” She was an understated, really class act woman and my designs are understated. They're timeless.

[Ed. note: Check out Jennifer's latest book, Jennifer Post: Pure Space: Elegant Minimalism]

What’s your go-to work uniform?

Tailored. I’m kind of like the old Jil Sander. I don’t like fluffy, feminine; I don’t dress that way. I take it very seriously. It’s work.

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