Jennifer Chong is the designer and design project manager behind the company Feioi, based in Cambridge. Her style evokes feelings of calmness and simplicity, with subtle details pulling the scheme together.
Jennifer’s ethos is to create ‘practically perfect interiors’, and by this she doesn’t mean that perfection is the aim – but that homes should ‘not only looks gorgeous but also work for your lifestyle, practically.’ We love this approach and totally subscribe to it.
Here we chat to Jennifer about her love for the classic Eames DSW chair, that home is all about happiness and how lighting is ‘everything’!
Is there a signature Feioi look? If so, how would you describe it?
I believe your home should reflect your own personal style so I focus on my clients’ tastes and personality in my projects.
My own look is fairly simple but with an eclectic twist. I like to mix things up – old with new, designer with high street, contemporary with classics, and I often incorporate this within my designs. It’s how you put things together that allows you to achieve a unique look.
In terms of furniture, what design classics standout for you?
If I had to pick one design classic it would probably be the Eames DSW chair. It’s the perfect balance of style and function.
What would be your top interior design tip for our readers?
If you’re gonna do something, do it properly. None of this half hearted business. On a similar note, bigger is always better. And also, lighting is everything! Sorry, you only asked for one didn’t you?
What does home mean to you?
This is a bit cheesy but for me, home is about happiness. Your home should be a space that makes you feel happy to be in every single day. It should be a place that you look forward to returning to and somewhere you can feel completely comfortable being yourself. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about being perfect for you/your family and no one else.
What are your three most treasured pieces?
The cushions on my sofa were made by one of my best friends and are one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Can I count them as one thing? The second would be my dining table. It’s actually an old boardroom table that can extend from a 1.2m to 3.2m long! We have a big family so that comes in handy! Lastly, I have a real soft spot for the Vita EOS feather light shade in my bedroom because it looks like an ostrich bum and that makes me smile.
A perfect Sunday is…
Spending time with friends and family, preferably with copious amounts of food.
If you could choose one piece from Layer, what would it be and where would it live?
So hard to just choose one! Our house is small and to be honest there’s not much space for more furniture but the walls are still a little bare so I think I would choose a piece from your beautiful collection of artwork.
The Salt Painting 102 by Clem Price-Thomas caught my eye, it would look stunning over our staircase.
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