Behind Rachel Zoe's New Abode
Jeremiah gives us the scoop on decorating Rachel and Rodger’s dream home.
On last night's episode of The Rachel Zoe Project, Rachel and Rodger finally moved into their new baby-friendly home (after Rodger's whirlwind trip to Vegas). The home was a major upgrade from their couple's apartment -- so it needed a load of new furnishings, and in typical Zoe fashion, they only had 10 days to outfit it.
Enter Rachel's latest hire Jeremiah Brent, who just happens to come to Zoe Inc. with an interior design pedigree. His first major project as Rachel's employee was fully furnishing her home in time for baby, and keeping it perfectly tailored to the couple's pretty specific style. No pressure or anything.
"Rachel and Rodger, I don't know if you've seen, but they like things white and shiny, with lots of mirrors," Jeremiah admits.
His challenge: to expand the couple's boundaries beyond the nearly neutral.
"I really, really wanted to push them in their design aesthetic," Jeremiah says. "You know Rachel and Rodger moved into a French Normandy style home. It is a lot more traditional. So I tried to kind of move them from just modern and introduce more traditional pieces and create the juxtaposition of contemporary with old word pieces. So I think we accomplished that. I loved it."
And Rachel and Rodger adored it too (check out the before and after photos to decide how you feel). Of course there were some things Jeremiah didn't get to do in the home. Jer mentioned that like any creative outlet the process was about editing his wants to fit his clients, even if it lead to a few heartbreaks.
"I remember, for instance, there was this huge gold framed mirror that I wanted in that house more than anything, and you should have seen Rachel and Rodger's face when I said gold," Jeremiah said. "Needless to say it didn't make it. I tried!"
Thankfully their faces were a little bit more pleased when they saw the finished product.
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