Jessica Stölen-Jacobson's Profile

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As a child of a crafty mother, I grew up around hot glue guns, bits of yarn and a house decorated with handmade items. I used to loathe the decorating shows my mother watched on television, begging to watch anything but "yet another" HGTV show. It wasn't until I became a young mother and college student moving into my first home that I began to explore my own creative side.

Wanting to make my own nest a place of comfort and beauty, I began exploring the world of interior design. Realizing my tastes were leaning towards the expensive catalog items, I decided that if I wanted to arrange my home the way I wanted it, I was going to have to be resourceful. Through many trial and error projects, and many lessons learned in everything from the quality of the supplies used to where to find the best vintage objects, I built my nest. My projects then spilled over into gifts for holidays for friends and…

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  • Born on May 12
  • Joined January 5, 2011

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Anything I can get my hands on I love taking things I find and turning them into something unique

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About

As a child of a crafty mother, I grew up around hot glue guns, bits of yarn and a house decorated with handmade items. I used to loathe the decorating shows my mother watched on television, begging to watch anything but "yet another" HGTV show. It wasn't until I became a young mother and college student moving into my first home that I began to explore my own creative side.

Wanting to make my own nest a place of comfort and beauty, I began exploring the world of interior design. Realizing my tastes were leaning towards the expensive catalog items, I decided that if I wanted to arrange my home the way I wanted it, I was going to have to be resourceful. Through many trial and error projects, and many lessons learned in everything from the quality of the supplies used to where to find the best vintage objects, I built my nest. My projects then spilled over into gifts for holidays for friends and family. Soon, I was coming up with more ideas than places to put things, and decided to make the move into craft shows and Etsy.com. My own personal decorating style is Hollywood Regency from the 1930s era, but my designs range from that era to modern twists on styles seen in Pottery Barn, Anthrolpologie and Ballard Designs. I've made a career of being creative, not just in creating home decor items and jewelry, but in writing as well. I've spent 10 years in the newspaper business as a journalist, then a newspaper owner and most recently as a news editor. I decided to hang up my writing hat in 2012 and open a boutique titled Livintage. My days are now spent running a business and creating...and it smells like cookies there.

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