February 8, 2023
Meet Baton Rouge Inside Designer Jerad Gardemal

An LSU Faculty of Inside Design grad, Jerad Gardemal is understood for constructing inside design narratives one layer of creative class at a time. With an intensive profession marked by each business and residential success, Jerad now owns a full-service design agency in Baton Rouge, LA. Past its inside design initiatives, JF Gardemal Designs additionally encompasses a showroom brimming with artwork, beautiful antiques, and extra. Recognized for intentionality and class, Jerad’s work is each memorable and a breath of contemporary air. Please welcome our latest Inside Designer Crush, Jerad Gardemal of JF Gardemal Designs. 

Jerad Gardemal in a blue blazer, sitting on a chaise.

Please welcome our latest Inside Designer Crush, Jerad Gardemal of JF Gardemal Designs. Picture: JF Gardemal Designs

Are you able to inform us about your background in design?

I graduated from LSU Faculty of Inside Design in 1994. I then labored within the business design discipline for 3 years and have been in residential design for 25 years. I began my very own agency, JF Gardemal Designs, in 2020.

Is there a typical thread woven into your whole initiatives? A side of your design aesthetic that’s unmistakably “you”?

I like to make use of one or two high-quality materials in each room. It is a small funding to make to present a little bit little bit of luxurious to any house. Curated paintings can also be current in all of my initiatives. I like to assist my purchasers create a set that’s really distinctive and speaks to their individuality. We like to explain our agency’s method as conventional design with an suave soul.

What mission are you at the moment engaged on, and what’s your favourite mission you’ve carried out?

I’m at the moment engaged on some residential initiatives which are so thrilling. One mission, particularly, is a significant renovation of an 8,000-square-foot mid-century residence which is the third residence I’ve labored on with this consumer. They love subtle, elegant interiors however aren’t afraid to make use of uncommon materials and vivid colours to impart a singular sense of favor.

Office with Einstein painting on the wall

Jerad tells us, “I like that this consumer adores high-quality antiques and conventional design. On this workplace, he beloved the interjection of the modern artwork piece to excite the attention. The wealthy, masculine look of this males’s research is elegant and tailor-made however nonetheless contemporary.” Picture: James Peck

Gold-walled bedroom with lipstick art

“On this Soho condo, the consumer wished to combine modern glamour with components of pop artwork,” says Jerad. “The gold metallic wallpaper will not be solely excessive glam, but it surely offers the room visible depth, making it seem bigger than it’s.” Picture: James Peck

Kitchen with wooden beam and ornate lighting.

“The prior architectural design of this residence was ‘nation French,’” explains Jerad. “When the consumer determined to do a renovation of the house, they selected to maintain the iron chandelier as a result of it made such a press release. I made a decision to let it stand alone as a person murals and permit the brand new design method to develop round it. We had the kitchen hood fake completed to tug in an extra factor of rusticity.” Picture: James Peck

Moody living room with purple hues and geometric elements.

“The lounge on this Manhattan condo wanted to make an enormous visible influence upon getting into,” Jerad tells us. “We used an iridescent aubergine grasscloth to supply a dramatic focus for the room. The lighting, furnishings, and paintings create a extra glamorous ’70s vibe.” Picture: James Peck

What’s your go-to supply of inspiration, and who or what’s at the moment inspiring you?

My showroom is my greatest inspiration. It’s my laboratory to experiment with totally different design ideas, furnishings, and equipment earlier than presenting them to purchasers. With 3,000 sq. ft of gorgeous, high-quality furnishings and equipment readily available, I can discover inspiration within the smallest issues.

The place do you are taking probabilities in design?

I like to make use of surprising wallpapers in surprising locations. Even essentially the most masterfully designed structure can change into monotonous with out the factor of shock. I really feel the identical manner about the usage of coloration. Folding in an imperfect or oddball factor makes an area much more attention-grabbing.

Should you may work with anybody on this planet as a designer or co-collaborator, who wouldn’t it be?

I might like to work with both Ken Fulk or Miles Redd as a result of they’re each unafraid to take dangers with layering colours, patterns, and textures in each mission.

Master bedroom with mirrored side tables

“This consumer wished a classy European method to this bed room — nearly neo-romantic,” says Jerad. “With the metal grey palette as an anchor, we used pale blues, corals, and metallics to melt and feminize the house.” Picture: James Peck

Bedroom closeup of lamp and flowers

A mixture of texture and wealthy material cloth provides heat to this main bedroom, which additionally options beautiful vintage items. Picture: James Peck

Wine bar with glass storage.

“I designed this bar and storage cupboard to focus on an empty wall that wanted one thing distinctive,” Jerad tells us. “I labored with the cupboard maker to adapt the design of the glass storage cupboard from a Nineteenth-century French apothecary unique. The end result was a bar carved out of a relatively difficult house that ended up trying like an integral a part of the unique design plan.” Picture: James Peck

Living room with yellow and gray aesthetic.

“This was a brand new construct, and the architectural method was fully totally different in comparison with their prior residence,” Jerad explains. “This floorplan is open with clear strains. The consumer wished a transitional design with an introduction of latest artwork and equipment.” Picture: James Peck

Do you might have a favourite house or design factor in your personal residence? What’s it, and what makes it particular?

I like my library. I transformed a visitor bed room by having {custom} cupboards constructed that resemble a big English breakfront. The partitions and trim are painted a terra cotta from Benjamin Moore’s Williamsburg Assortment, and the cupboards are painted darkish charcoal. My books and paintings fill the partitions from prime to backside, and it’s simply good for me. It’s my very own little model of the library from “Downton Abbey”!

Are you able to share one secret or piece of recommendation with us to raise our properties?

It’s important to put money into the highest quality residence furnishing you’ll be able to afford and understand that it takes time to create lovely areas. One or two lovely items acquired annually will elevate your house over time. You’ll by no means remorse specializing in high quality over amount.

Jade office space with mood lighting.

“This workplace was initially an additional bed room that we transformed,” Jerad tells us. “The room had no outlined objective, so we had been in a position to remodel it into her good residence workplace. The gold leaf ceiling, Kate Spade rug, and custom-lacquered partitions all exude class and excessive fashion.” Picture: James Peck

Stairwell landing with ornate chair and side table.

“The revolving Asian e book desk is the star of this entryway,” Jerad says. “Pulled up subsequent to the outsized Chinese language throne chair, it creates a element of a bigger, grander house that instructions your consideration.” Picture: James Peck

Living room with leather chairs, fireplace, and domed windows.

“In distinction to this consumer’s earlier residence, they selected to have a big open residing house that might accommodate all the household in a single giant room,” says Jerad. “The design of this room centered across the Ralph Lauren mild fixture, which was the right scale for the massive house, but in addition had an off-the-cuff class that displays the popular design fashion for this consumer.” Picture: James Peck

Master bedroom with four-poster bed and floral curtains

“This bed room, with the usage of beautiful window therapies and outsized upholstery items, is all about consolation and luxurious,” shares Jerad. “The detailed draperies body the view of the courtyard, and the richly coloured velvets on the chairs and pillows make the room inviting.” Picture: James Peck

What’s the greatest fake pas we will make in our own residence interiors?

Following any design pattern plastered throughout social media could be problematic. The shelf life is momentary, and it’s a big mistake. Vogue developments aren’t an enormous funding and might simply change from one season to the following. The identical can’t be mentioned for inside decor.

How would you describe your design philosophy in 5 phrases?

Basic, detailed, passionate, vibrant, and suave.

To see extra of Jerad’s work, go to his web site, jfgardemaldesigns.com.


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Jenna Bratcher

Jenna Bratcher is StyleBlueprint Nashville’s Affiliate Editor and Lead Author. The East Coast native moved to Nashville 15 years in the past, by means of Los Angeles. She is a foodie by and thru and enjoys exploring the native restaurant scene chew by chew.