Featured! Jessie James Decker’s Beach-House Makeover in People Magazine

I’ve been all over the place lately, literally and figuratively. But late last month I had the pleasure of heading down to the Gulf Coast for work. My team at Joss & Main had orchestrated a fresh new collaboration with Jessie James Decker, which meant I got to team up with the country singer/reality TV star on a great new look for her family’s vacation house.

Source: Joss & Main

Source: Joss & Main

This was the second time I’ve been able to work with Jessie and her husband, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker... and the second time that my job has has made my friends’ HUSBANDS jealous.

Speaking of friends, people often ask me what collaborations like this entail, and frankly working with Jessie was pretty darn easy. She knows her style pretty well, and based on the last collaboration we did, her Nashville house, I knew that she likes neutral, subtly country base furnishings and loves to create a mood and theme through accents. She requested help coming up with fresh looks for her toddler daughter and infant son’s rooms, as well as her living room and play room, which flow together in an open-concept floor plan. I created these mood boards, made a few rounds of revisions and product selections, and everything rolled out from there.

My inspiration: Easy, breezy living.

My inspiration: Easy, breezy living.

My inspiration: Kids on the coast.

My inspiration: Kids on the coast.

My inspiration: A beachy-boho vibe that a little girl can grow into.

My inspiration: A beachy-boho vibe that a little girl can grow into.

My inspiration: The bunk room of a vintage sailboat.

My inspiration: The bunk room of a vintage sailboat.

You can check out the project in the June 27 issue of People, on stands for a few more days, and on People.com. You can also shop the sale on jossandmain.com this week. We put up some bonus content with more from Jessie here, and the photographer Shannon Fontaine shot this li'l YouTube video for us as well.  Whew!   

And just for fun, a few behind-the-scenes shots from the set. 

My colleagues setting up the gallery wall in Jessie's daughter's room.

My colleagues setting up the gallery wall in Jessie's daughter's room.

Our finished look for daughter Vivianne's room. These beds were supposed to be assembled on set by two brawny handymen with power tools. Which ended up being me and my jumpsuit-clad colleague Keriann and two Allen wrenches. Turned out great, though!

Our finished look for daughter Vivianne's room. These beds were supposed to be assembled on set by two brawny handymen with power tools. Which ended up being me and my jumpsuit-clad colleague Keriann and two Allen wrenches. Turned out great, though!

I mapped out the playroom gallery wall on the floor before hanging it—don’t want any extra nail holes! We mixed pieces from Joss & Main, then combed through her personal collection of framed photos and canvas prints to find ones that suited the palette and mood.

I mapped out the playroom gallery wall on the floor before hanging it—don’t want any extra nail holes! We mixed pieces from Joss & Main, then combed through her personal collection of framed photos and canvas prints to find ones that suited the palette and mood.

My team with the Deckers.

My team with the Deckers.

A reward for two hard days on set.

A reward for two hard days on set.

Thoughts on the finished look? Anything you'd do differently for spaces like these?