Pasadena, CA, Design Entrepreneur
Jeanne Chung is a Pasadena-based interior designer and the founder/editor of the Cozy-Stylish-Chic design blog. Global Trends’ editors love bumping into her at design fairs because we know when we see her absorbed in a particular vignette that the brand, designer or product’s star is about to rise—that’s the respect her taste has earned her from design industry A-listers.
Jeanne is known for a classic but fresh and modern design aesthetic, which was initially cultivated during her years as a student of fashion design at Parsons. After graduating, she spent over 20 years in the garment business. Her first position at Anne Klein Design Studio led to a stint at Norma Kamali; then a move back to LA found her heading up the design department for her family’s business.
During trips to Bali, she became immersed in the art, culture, and fine craftsmanship for which the Island nation is known, incorporating many of the infuences that she came across into her designs. Embellishments such as intricate beading, delicate embroidery, brightly colored batiks, woven ikats, and handmade prints became her signature, and it was in Bali where she began her lifelong love of luxuriant color.
But the clothing trade would lose her to design’s siren song, which was drawing her ever closer as time moved along, enticing her to finally enroll in the Associates program at the New York School of Interior Design. Less than a decade later, she was tapped to serve as an official Style Spotter for the High Point Market Authority and a trend moderator for the Interior Design Community. Given her insider point of view, it’s no surprise she is frequently asked to write about her expertise on topics pertaining to interior design. She has also acted as an ambassador to brands in the home furnishings sector. Though she has spent a large portion of her life in Southern California, it’s possible the worldliness Jeanne brings to her work stems from the fact that she has resided in places as far-flung as New York, Singapore, Jakarta, and Bali.
Drumroll, please: lucky design devotees in Pasadena will soon have the opportunity to shop at Jeanne’s new retail space and trade showroom in the Old Town section of the city! Opening before spring segues to summer, the shop will be filled with stylish antiques, vintage finds, and furniture and accessories that are currently trending in the home furnishings market. Jeanne aims to do nothing less than bring the best of the past and present together under one roof, and we are betting she will succeed resoundingly.
She has chosen the TR5 pendant by Tom Rossau, in the Global Lighting Ethos Collection, as her favorite; read her review to find out how she believes the fixture is fabulously on trend.