I met designer and California girl, Joan Tesauro when she started playing tennis where I do. I remember distinctly her long hair, flower tennis bag, and unique style and instantly knew she was a cool chick. We later found ourselves on a tennis team together, and became friends. I discovered this East Coast transplant is funny, down-to-earth, and no-nonsense, (as you would expect from a Long Island girl), but is also a very talented and successful interior decorator.
|Joan and Cedric.|
When Joan helped me finish my pool bath remodel, I got to visit her at her office/studio which is attached her gorgeous home she shares with her husband and two darling persians, Smudge and Cedric. When I saw her studio, I was instantly envious. Here is the glamorous life I would have wished for myself growing up. Joan lives the girls’ dream! I knew I had to share it and have her on the blog.
Get Back JoJo is the name of her design firm and I love that. This girl doesn’t fit any stereotype. She’s chic, eclectic and marches to her own drummer. Her office is a mix of treasures from her travels, like lanterns from Morocco, as well as a wall of her Barbie doll collection that she begun at age 3. (I had a blast finding all the Barbie’s I once owned!)
As unconventional she appears, this designer knows her stuff. She’s a lover of gorgeous high-end fabrics and some of the finest furnishings out there. She knows what works,what’s worth spending your hard earned money on and what’s not. Yes, she’s a believer in investing in quality pieces.
As busy as Joan is helping Silicon Valley entrepreneurs furnish multiple homes, or shopping for clients, she kindly took some time out to chat over a fun girl’s lunch and revealed some of her style secrets and decor advice. as well as her dream project! I think you’ll have fun reading her take on design and life!
Oh my gosh! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Don’t forget me when that happens Joan! 😀
I adore this girl. Thanks Joan for letting us have a little peak into your life and style!
How cute is her logo?
For more information on Joan’s work, you can check out her website, Get Back JoJo, also find her on Houzz, and Pinterest.
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