Where do you draw inspiration for your projects?
Our favorite source of inspiration is drawn from our clients and our work reflects our clients’ personal essences. Jackson Paige’s creative journey is to design spaces that awaken, cater to, and transform our clients’ lives. I believe inspiration is visual, auditory, and experiential. In my own life, I draw inspiration from moments of time and experiences I have that I want to encapsulate and recreate; It might be the smell and finish of a French Bordeaux. Its velvety aroma can be translated into a luxuriously deep, silk velvet lounge chair, which envelops you as you sink into it. Surround that experience with a moody wallpaper or sumptuous paint color, marble fireplace, and sexy lighting, and your glass of wine has come to life.
What’s the decorative piece you enjoy selecting for your clients and why?
Definitely lighting! I am obsessed with it. To me, it is the most important element in design. First and foremost, on a practical and subconscious level, our brains operate optimally when we follow the laws of natural light. It is second nature, that our projects integrate every level of lighting; overhead lighting is optimal in the mornings and early afternoon, but as the sun begins its descent, lower-level lighting is ideal, and at night, we all benefit from dim lighting that tells our brains that it is time to slow down and get prepared to sleep. From an aesthetic point of view, we love sourcing unique lighting finds that speak of our clients’ histories and points of view. A recent client’s Italian heritage was highlighted by sourcing several midcentury Italian light fixtures that paid homage to her love of Italy.