We are so excited to share our very first home tour today on GWS and we have to say, we’re starting off with a bang! It goes without saying that Jeni from Found Rentals knows a thing or two about interiors + design. Her rental company has truly paved the way for the stylish, interior-driven wedding design that we’ve all grown to love over the past couple of years and she also owns Found Home, a curated collection of handmade, handpicked + custom pieces for sale for those who love the Found Rentals vibe!
We know that many of you may be wondering how to best design your newlywed home after the big day – how do you combine your individual styles? Should you incorporate anything from your wedding into the design? So we’re making sure to get all the details for our home tour features to bring you some awesome tips + tricks from those who have pulled it off seamlessly!
If you’re a newlywed couple or wedding creative who is interested in sharing your home with us, we’d LOVE to see!! Click here to send the photos + details our way! :)
Jeni is married to Joel Maus, the photographer behind Studio EMP, who let her take the reins when it came to the design. Jeni shares, Fortunately my husband is on board with whatever I do because he knows how passionate I am about decorating. He would probably have some more modern elements incorporated but he loves our home and is very supportive about how I decorate.
The main goal behind the Maus’ home design was to incorporate industrial + rustic elements into the comfy cottage setting.
We love the bright, open kitchen!
Jeni wanted to really make their home a reflection of their family, so they have been slowly renovating and decorating their house for the past 13 years, since they first bought it. She says, We do one project at a time and really focus on what we want the end result to be – how we want to use the space, and how it should look/feel.
The upstairs shiplap walls were painted in Velvet White by Dunn Edwards.
There are so many one of a kind pieces in our home since that is what I specialize in / I always try to buy at lease one thing for the home on every trip we go on – even if it’s just a leather book for display or a piece of ironstone to add to my collection. I love incorporating pieces that help tell a story in our home – I think that’s what makes it feel comfy and cozy.
We asked Jeni how she gathered her inspiration (Pinterest, Instagram, Interior Design Blogs, etc.) and how she used that inspiration to execute the final design and she told us, I just used Pinterest recently for our bathroom remodel (that we are still in the middle of) but before that I always just looked at a ton of home magazines – 13 years ago that’s all I had to reference!
A bit of interior design advice from Jeni: I tell everyone not to settle on pieces you don’t love. Buy one piece at a time if you have to – rather than buying something because it is inexpensive or “will look ok” – save up for what you really want/love – then it will be that much more appreciated and loved in your home.
We couldn’t agree more! A big thanks to Jeni + Joel for letting us into their beautiful home today! Want to share your space? Click here to share your home, studio or other interior design submission with us! We can’t wait to see!